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Guide to the Four Seasons Restaurant Collection
1959-2019
 MS 3151

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 24, 2020
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series VI. Audiovisual, 1990-2012, undated

Scope and Contents

VHS cassettes, CDs, and DVDs, with footage and still images of the Four Seasons staff being profiled by various news outlets (CNN, Charlie Rose), weddings held at the restaurant, and television programs (both reality and scripted) filmed in its Pool Room, such as Bravo TV's "Bethenny Getting Married?" and the short-lived CBS soap "Central Park West."

Arrangement

Divided by format -- VHS cassettes and CDs/DVDs -- and organized chronologically.

Sub-series VI.A. VHS (31 cassettes), 1990-2000, undated

Restricted

The VHS cassettes in Series VI are restricted because of their fragility and because N-YHS has no equipment on which to play them. For further information please contact the curator of manuscripts at manuscripts@nyhistory.org.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 11 Financial News Network: Four Seasons segments from "The American Entrepreneur"
1990 October 22 & 23
Box: 11 Rolling Stone 25th Anniversary Comp Reel
1992
Box: 11 Food Network: Food News & Views
1995 May 1
Box: 11 NY1 News: Four Seasons
1995 July 26
Box: 11 Food Network: Food News & Views Interview with Christian Albin
1995 October 29
Box: 11 CBS: Four Seasons / Hitsch, sea urchin
1996 February 28
Box: 11 Power Lunch
1996 May 14
Box: 11 E T [Entertainment Tonight?] story on Central Park West. Pool Fight
1996
Box: 11 CBS: Central Park West
1996 June 28
Box: 11 Pat Bullard Show, Segments 4 & 5
[1996 November 8?]
Box: 11 Where New York: In Food Today
1997 March 31
Box: 11 Excerpt, Four Seasons Restaurant, from "A Taste of the Nation N.Y."
1997 April 28
Box: 11 Biz Buzz, Cable New Network: "Gourmet / Best Restaurants"
1997 November 27
Box: 11 CBS This Morning, CBS: "Four Season [sic] / Broadcasting"
1997 December 16
Box: 11 John Francini, ABC
1998
Box: 11 Nick Drakides, CBS: "Public Eye"
1998 May 27
Box: 11 David Letterman, CBS: "Martha Stewart Joke"
1998 July 20
Box: 11 "Casino"
1998 November 6
Box: 11 World News Tonight, ABC: "Alternative Dinner"
1998 November 25
Box: 11 Charlie Rose / Four Seasons
1999 June
Box: 11 NY1: Four Seasons
1999 July 2
Box: 11 CNN Pinnacle: The Four Seasons (2 copies)
2000 February 20
Box: 11 NBC: Four Seasons
2000 November 12
Box: 11 19.12.18 - 19.18.25
undated
Box: 11 Cholesterol Special
undated
Box: 11 Executive Chef Christian Albin
undated
Box: 11 Martha Stewart (Duck)
undated
Box: 11 Talking Food Show #525
undated
Box: 11 labeled "Blank"
undated
Box: 11 unlabeled
undated

Sub-series VI.B. CDs & DVDs (29 discs), 1999-2012, undated

Restricted

The digital media (i.e., CDs and DVDs) in Series VI, are currently restricted from access in order to ensure that the digital files are not accidentally corrupted. For further information please contact the curator of manuscripts at manuscripts@nyhistory.org.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 12 CD. Four Seasons 50th Anniversary: Billy Farrell Bulk Selects (2 discs)
2009 June 11
Box: 7 Folder : 13 CD. Four Seasons 50th Anniversary: Patrick McMullan Bulk Selects (2 discs)
2009 June 11
Box: 7 Folder : 14 CD. Four Seasons 50th Anniversary: Neil Rasmus Bulk Selects (2 discs)
2009 June 11
Box: 7 Folder : 15 CD. Children's Day at the Four Seasons. Photos by Annie Watt
2012 August 24
Box: 7 Folder : 16 CD. [Alex von Bidder, Julian Niccolini, Christian "Hitsch" Albin, Bill Clinton]

Scope and Contents

Disc labeled "AVB / JN / HA / Clinton" holding one photo of Alex von Bidder (AVB), Bill Clinton, Four Seasons chef Christian "Hitsch" Albin (HA), and Julian Niccolini (JN).

undated
Box: 7 Folder : 17 CD. "All Photos"
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 18 DVD. Alex von Bidder and Julian Niccolini on Charlie Rose
1999 June 29
Box: 7 Folder : 19 DVD. Rothko's Rooms: The Life and Works of an American Artist
2000
Box: 7 Folder : 20 DVD. Darcy Miller, Wedding

Scope and Contents

The marriage of Darcy Miller, weddings editor at Martha Stewart Living magazine, to Andrew Nussbaum, took place at the Four Seasons on May 5, 2001.

[2001 May 5]
Box: 7 Folder : 21 DVD. Gourmet: Four Seasons Retrospective
2003 March 31
Box: 7 Folder : 22 DVD. Colameco's Food Show: The Four Seasons
2004
Box: 7 Folder : 23 DVD. Power Lunch at the Four Seasons (CNBC / NBC Universal) (2 copies)
2009 April 16
Box: 7 Folder : 24 DVD. Four Seasons Roast / PGP

Scope and Contents

Brief video prepared for the Four Seasons' 50th anniversary party on May 5, 2009. Features Le Cirque owner Sirio Maccioni.

[2009 May 5]
Box: 7 Folder : 25 DVD. The Ultimate Power Lunch: 50 Years at the Four Seasons (CNBC / NBC Universal) (5 copies)
2009 July 3
Box: 7 Folder : 26 DVD. Bethenny Getting Married?, season 1, episode 5 (4 copies)

Scope and Contents

The marriage of Bravo TV reality start Bethenny Frankel to Jason Hoppy took place at the Four Seasons in March 2010. Footage of the ceremony and reception aired as season 1, episode 5 of the series "Bethenny Getting Married" (later renamed "Bethenny Ever After") on July 8, 2010. The date stamped on the DVD--August 24, 2010--is likely when the disc was burned.

2010 August 24
Box: 7 Folder : 27 DVD. [Bill White and Bryan Eure wedding] (3 copies)

Scope and Contents

The marriage of Bill White and Bryan Eure took place at the Four Seasons on October 23, 2011.

[2011 October 23]
Box: 7 Folder : 28 DVD. [CNN story on Four Seasons]
undated

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