Amazon Took Over Los Angeles to Promote ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ But Police Had to Intervene
Published on Aug 16, 2019
In a massively scaled bid at citywide awards-season exposure for its flagship series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” up for 20 Primetime Emmy Awards this summer, Amazon went big. The film and TV studio offered Los Angeles residents to take a trip to 1959 with period-era prices on goods and services throughout the city. Everything from a $2 blowout at Dry Bar to a $.99 pastrami sandwich at La delicatessen favorite Canter’s, and even a $40 one-night stay at the posh, otherwise pricey Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, is on offer throughout the day.
These nostalgic deals seemed like great fun for fans not only of “Mrs. Maisel” but also penny-pinching Angelenos tired of being taken for a ride by many of the city’s most beloved institutions. However, Maisel Day, as Amazon deemed it, proved to be a bit of a problem at one Santa Monica gas station, where the absurdly cheap price of $.30 a gallon
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Author: Ryan Lattanzio