Marvellous Mrs Maisel is an Amazon Prime’s Videos original series with 26 episodes and 3 seasons.. This series got many awards. It is a Comedy-drama, Historical drama genre series. This series shows the story depicted in the 1950s.This series was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. It is about Miriam “Midge” Maisel who has everything she ever wanted: a perfect lifestyle,a lovely husband, two kids and an apartment on New York’s upper west side. But it takes a turn when she discovers her hidden talent of stand-up comedy. And then she comes out of her comfortable life and starts a journey.
The three seasons made huge fans. This series was loved for its humourous journey but also the visuals of the 1950’s. The production designer is Bill Groom. Bill groom has a great experience on period pieces. HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” was done by him which got him four Emmys. Though he never worked in the 1950s.
Broom says that he has got many opportunities to do the period project and he loves the process. He also says that he never worked on this period and that’s why it is different. Further he says that the 50’s and the early 60’s are filled with lots of traps and people can fall into them . So that was a challenge for them. The older people who grew on the upper west side during that time helped them with good responses. A crew member’s mom cries every time she watches the show because it reminds her of the time.
He further say” There are moments where, just for emotional reasons, you’ll choose something that’s very particular that may be more characteristic of the scene you’re doing than was common for the time”. He always tries to create a four-wall set just to make the characters experience the time better and express it in a better way. He tries to create a whole environment.
He also says that this work is collaborative. For example the drawer’s got real stuff in real life so the actor can feel the exact world. They try to create a real environment for the actor and the camera.
Broom says while talking about the interaction between the creators and the stylists that “Sometimes stuff just shows up and we haven’t had a conversation at all and it’s just perfect”