what i don’t get about rosemary’s baby is how a struggling actor and bitch who doesn’t work could afford a sick ass pad in nyc smh #whites
trust fund+apartment in the 60s+whiteness+rent was probably low due to the past murders and satanic cult activity
I think they explained that it was rent-protected or something, since it had been one occupant living there for a very long time (which may have been a cover for the satanic cult activity & murders) ! I think it was still out of their budget, but a “good deal”… So Rosemary was able to convince Guy to take it. It was only shortly after that that he literally made a deal with the devil, blinding a fellow actor, and finding success after taking his work… SO they wouldn’t have been struggling financially for very long after that.
What’s really wild is that it’s not only in Manhattan but I believe on the Upper West Side. So it’s like super old money area. It would have been probably cheap to live elsewhere in Manhattan during that time, though.
*also not trying to deny whiteness as a factor OR a trust fund, but I feel like they did kind of hint at why they were able to live there……….!