About the Production
First produced on Broadway, Hello, Dolly! was adapted for the screen by Ernest Lehman, and follows Dolly Levi as she arranges more than just furniture and flowers: she arranges love. She travels to Yonkers, New York, to play matchmaker for a half-a-millionaire, Horace Vandergelder.
Grossing $33.2 million at the box office, the film was nominated for 7 Academy Awards and won 3 of the nominations, including one for Best Art Direction by John Decuir. The filming took place in various places New York; additionally, New York City scenes were built on the 20th Century-Fox lot in California.