2010 May 06

HBO slated to shoot movie at the Woolworth mansion in Glen Cove

Hollywood is coming to Glen Cove.

HBO is set to film interior shots for its upcoming five-hour miniseries Mildred Pierce at the Woolworth mansion starting on Friday.

According to HBO’s Publicity Office, the movie is the “epic story of a proud, single mother struggling to earn her daughter’s love during the Great Depression in middle-class Los Angeles.”

The film stars Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood and Melissa Leo, among other notable faces. The miniseries is based on the novel penned by James M. Cain.

City officials said no traffic routes will be altered or closed because all filming will be interior shots and will take place on private property. Unfortunately, HBO representatives said, there will be no filming for the public to watch because it is indoors.

The mansion, also known as Winfield Hall, sits on 16.5-acres of land on Crescent Beach Road. It is currently owned by Martin Carey, the brother of former New York governor Hugh Carey.

The house was originally built in 1916 for businessman Franklin Winfield Woolworth, founder of the F.W. Woolworth Company, which is now the retailer Foot Locker.