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Jennifer Lopez teams with The Bridges of Madison County screenwriter Richard LaGravenese on an Amazon post-World War II New York City drama Backwards in Heels

LaGravenese, who also wrote The Fisher King and Behind the Candelabra, will pen the series about the glamourous women living at the Barbizon Hotel in post-WWII New York City. "The Barbizon Hotel, located at 140 East 63rd St. on the Manhattan’s Upper East Side, was for several decades a female-only residential hotel for young women who came to NYC for professional opportunities," per Deadline. "Built in 1927, the 23-story hotel was a blend of Italian Renaissance and late Gothic revival and Islamic decorative elements. No men were allowed above the ground floor and strict dress and conduct rules were enforced. Men began to be admitted as guests in 1981. Famous guests and residents included throughout its history Lauren Bacall, Betty Buckley, Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, Grace Kelly among several others."
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