MTV is sponsoring a contest to promote the upcoming action film Max Payne starring Mark Wahlberg–and talk about the perfect setting for a gritty cop-movie gimmick!
“To celebrate the release of this slick new thriller, MTV is giving one lucky winner and a friend an NYPD trip to New York City. You’ll get flights, two-nights accommodation at the luxurious Hotel Pennsylvania…”
What, you were expecting the posh Hotel Carter?
Now, MTV wasn’t around during the Swing Era, but has Kurt Loder and company bothered to peek inside the old Glenn Miller hangout recently?
(Read The Observer‘s extensive coverage here.)
“Save The Hotel” activist Gregory Jones once took issue with my use of the term “fleabag” to describe the dowdy would-be landmark on Seventh Avenue.
But, come on, luxurious?