Country Throwback: Dolly Parton Gives Tour of Her ’80s New York Penthouse

by Atlanta Northcutt

Dolly Parton, the legendary country superstar graced the public with an inside look of the New York City penthouse she resided in throughout the 80s and during the filming of 9 to 5.

Parton provides a glimpse into the large luxury penthouse overlooking Central Park she resided in while filming 9 to 5.

The Luxurious New York Penthouse of Dolly Parton

A video, which has rarely been seen, depicts Parton preparing for her big acting debut in the classic film. The movie gained notoriety and fame quickly after its’ premiere, celebrating Dolly’s acting skills.

9 to 5 reveals Parton’s talent as an actress, along with her already notorious and distinctive singing and songwriting skills.

The country countess experienced a whole new world while stepping into the “Big Apple.”

“9 to 5” in the Big Apple

Regardless of where she was located during the time of filming 9 to 5, she was a celebrity in her own right.

However, by the time she arrived in New York City, Parton had already accomplished many significant feats on her own. The star had received a multitude of awards while continuing to collect a massive amount of accolades.

After dominating the country music scene, Dolly was quickly becoming one of the most desired and recognized faces in the movie industry.

Country Countess in the City

Coming from humble beginnings, it would be unexpected to see Dolly Parton lounging in the lap of luxury as she stays in her New York City penthouse overlooking Central Park. Parton fell in love with the expansive suite she shared with her manager. However, she never forgot her roots.

“I love it up here. Looking out over Central Park there’s just that little bit of simplicity. I write a lot of songs up here,” Dolly Parton told CBS during an episode of their Country People series in 1980. “It almost looks like a country scene, and then to kind of look out and see all the buildings and the high rises. It’s like the country and the city, just this little area here. I get inspired. Although, I don’t get here all that often, it’s a good place for me to work.”