- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: March 28, 1999
From Fifth Avenue mansions to Long Island luxury, visit the homes of some of America's most famous millionaires.
New York City has long been the home of the financial world. Inevitably, some of the finest AMERICA'S CASTLES® of all are there, ostentatious reminders of the "Gilded Age" when wealth was a competition and mansions were showpieces designed to celebrate their owner's status.
NEW YORK CITY starts with a visit to the world-famous Frick Collection, former home of Henry Clay Frick and now a museum showcasing the priceless artworks-including El Greco paintings and Chinese porcelain masterpieces--he collected. Our exclusive tour of the home and its contents is a unique glimpse at an era that is gone forever but continues to inspire and captivate. Then, head across the East River to Coe Hall, a 409-acre estate completed in 1921 that features a mansion patterned on the splendors of old England. It remains a sterling showcase today. Finally, the Bronx offers up evidence of its former glory in the Bartow-Pell mansion, built on land purchased from Native Americans in 1654. Its gracious proportions, Greek Revival details and elliptical staircase typify the grandeur of turn-of-the-century New York high society.