The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel at the Paley Center for Media

When the Emmy Awards are handed out on Sunday, September 22, chances are The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will be a big winner. The Amazon Prime production has been nominated for 20 awards, more than any other comedy. Rachel Brosnahan, who won an Emmy last year for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, is the favorite to win again for her portrayal of Midge Maisel, an aspiring stand up comic. Also nominated for their supporting roles are Tony Shaloub, who plays Midge’s father, Abe, Marin Hinkle, who plays Midge’s mother, Rose, and Alex Borstein, who plays Susie Myerson, Midge’s agent. Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino have been nominated for their directing.

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Fans who just can’t get enough of the series can now literally walk through Midge’s world in an exhibition at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. “The world of Midge Maisel has captured the hearts of television viewers and we’re thrilled to offer fans this fun and immersive trip through her marvelous world,” says Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President and CEO.


The museum has recreated the deli where Midge often eats, the B. Altman makeup counter where she works, as well as the switchboards that handle customer calls at the iconic department store. There’s also the beauty shop in the Catskills complete with vintage hair dryers. 

Wardrobe from the Show

 “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is celebrated for the beautifully crafted costumes and sets, from Midge’s iconic black cocktail dress and fabulous coats, to Rose’s Parisian pied á terre,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, and their incredible teams are brilliant at creating a visual look and style that brings life into all aspects of the show. We’re so happy to work with the Paley Center to give fans this special look inside what makes The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel one of the most celebrated series on television.”

There have been two seasons of the comedy (read our review of season two), and the third season will be released on December 6.  Along with the exhibition, The Paley Center is screening episodes from season two in the Bennack Theater. 

Making Maisel Marvelous
The Paley Center for Media
Through September 6, 2019
25 West 52nd Street

Photos by Charlene Giannetti

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