I’m re-visiting City Symphonies. Today it’s Manhatta made in 1921 by Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand. The captions are from the writing of Walt Whitman. There’s an interesting article in The New York Times about Manhatta. The film is short – barely 10 minutes – but if you don’t have time for the whole thing,…… Continue reading Manhatta, 1921, re-visited
I visited New York in 1911 a few days ago and went back to YouTube to see what else I could find. This clip from 1931 shows a different side to living in the city. https://youtu.be/fgFbcmz4irk Gangsters not just in the movies! And this is Al Capone’s cell in Eastern State penitentiary. Thanks for visiting…… Continue reading Gangs of New York
Moving on from City Symphonies, I’m looking for more good quality city films. This film of New York in 1911 is amazing. https://youtu.be/aohXOpKtns0 Thanks for visiting my blog today.
The Woolworth Building opened on April 24, 1913. On completion, the Woolworth Building topped the record set by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower as the world’s tallest building. The Woolworth Building was designed in the neo-Gothic style by the architect Cass Gilbert. Frank Woolworth commissioned Gilbert to design a 20-story office building as the…… Continue reading The Woolworth Building in New York opened on this day in 1913.