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Fifth Avenue and the Forties
Description: Scenes of 5th Avenue around 42nd st, Times Square, Central Park and the Queensboro Bridge in New York City in 1926. Pedestrians wearing hats and overcoats walk across crosswalk on busy street intersection while double decker buses pass by. Pan down from Fred R French building and skyscrapers to pedestrians walking across busy street. Title: The Public Library. Front of New York Main Public Library. Entrance Plaza with lion on pedestal. Pigeons flying and eating off of cobblestones. Overhead shot of busy city street with shop awnings, pedestrians and 1920s cars. MS cars turning while people cross intersection. Pan down buildings with skyscaper under construction. LS up Park Avenue from 45th street. Ritz Tower in distance. speeded up traffic. cars moving fast. MS taxis and cars drive by Rivoli Theater and Lindys delicatessen at 49th and Broadway. Pan up Broadway showing Winter Garden sign. OS Times Square looking north from 43rd st with speeded up traffic. Seventh Avenue and Broadway. Hotel Claridge at 44th and Broadway. Chevrolet and Arrow collars signs Pan across Central Park with Plaza Hotel. Buddha statue in silhouette with skyline and dark cloudy sky (probably from Burton Holmes apartment on Central Park West). Queensborough Bridge from Manhattan to Queens with tugboat pulling barge gliding by. Plaza Hotel looking east across Fifth Avenue. Looking down west side of Fifth Avenue. Heckscher Building (now Crown Building) at 57th and Fifth avenue. Spire of 5th Avenue Presbyterian Church.

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Clip #: TFA-155A
Length: 4:12
Year: 1926
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Filmmaker: Burton Holmes
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: New York
City: New York
Original: 16mm
1920s, New York City, Manhattan, Midtown, 5th Avenue at 42nd Street, pedestrians crossing street, double decker buses, skyscrapers, Fred R French building, New York Main Public Library, Library Entrance Plaza with lion statues, pigeons, busy street, Park Avenue, traffic, Ritz Tower, Rivoli Theater, Lindy's Delicatessen, Winter Garden Theater, Times Square, Hotel Claridge, Millionaires' Row, Central Park, Upper East Side, Buddha statue, Queensboro Bridge, Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue, Heckscher Building, 5th Avenue Presbyterian Church

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