An interior, orientalized
11 August 2011
…of the Chinese restaurant, done up in full 1950s Polynesian style, from The Apartment (1960):
It’s where the caddish Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) takes Fran (Shirley MacLaine) to sweep her off her feet, and where she later realizes her true love is C. C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon). She even mistakenly gives Sheldrake an album by this pianist, called Rickshaw Boy. So, when you listen to the orientalized sounds of The Exotica Project — scroll down a coupla posts — think of bars like this.