THERE SHE WAS, posing under an enormous hat woven of grosgrain ribbon. “Mrs. Maisel” (not the star of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Rachel Brosnahan, but a lovely facsimile) was on duty yesterday on the second level of the glossy (but rather suburban-seeming) Shops at Columbus Circle, near Central Park in Manhattan. She stood in all her ’50s finery behind a sign promoting the Amazon comedy series, which I loved and which was renewed for a third season even before the second season bowed.
Season 3 began filming on the Upper West Side at the beginning of April but has a long way to go (literally, too: Apparently they’ll be filming in Miami come June). Most of us have already binged Season 2. So I guess this is Amazon’s way of keeping up the enthusiasm for the, frankly, marvelous show. (Also, up on the third level of the mall, is an Amazon book store, so there’s that.)
Anyway, Mrs. Maisel, actor-model Denise Reed, preened gamely for shoppers’ cameras (including mine) and happily took pix with whoever asked. All those young girls who are obsessed with the show were charmed by the model but weren’t sure what to make of my telling them that I had worn those wonderful ’50s dresses and hats the first time around (I should have added that I was very young, might not have scared them so much).
Fellow obsessives, note that other Mrs. Maisels can be found at spots around L.A. and in downtown Manhattan at the awesome Oculus transportation hub, which also houses shops and the terrific dinner destination Eataly and overlooks the profoundly moving World Trade Center Memorial.
Here’s lookin’ at ya, Midge!