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Vintage 1950s - 1960s New York City Film Collection

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This DVD explores the life in New York City in the 1950's and 1960's. It includes a film on the 3rd Avenue El before it was demolished, racial integration in NYC schools, Greenwich Village in the late 60s, the Columbia student strike and takeover in 1969 and much more.

Here are all the films that make up this historical collection:

Third Avenue El (1950)

See Manhattan's famous Third Avenue Elevated Railway in its final days before it was finally torn down and replaced with the modern subway system.

Producer: Davidson (Carson)
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 10:32

Let Us Break Bread Together (1954)


Examine this early experiment in color blindness as you follow New York City school districts effort to teach and promote racial innegration and tolerance in their schools.

Producer: Film Production Unit, Bureau of AV Instruction
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 26:01

RFD Greenwich Village (1969)

Travel back to Greenwich Village and its bohemian lifestyle in the late 1960s. This film shows a community working hard to hold onto its hippy heritage while at the same time trying to project a more sophisticated air. You will get a great look at the Village and its people at that time in history as well as get an interesting sales pitch for cotton clothing as the clothing of choice for the carefree, non-conformist inhabitants.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 10:52

Greenwich Village Sunday (1960)

This film shows Greenwich Village on a tyical Sunday - showing how it is made up of a variety of creative people all living and playing together in harmony. It shos this through art exhibits and street musicians and people getting together and having a good time. All in all, this is a great snapshot of life in Greenwich Village in 1960.

Producer: Wilensky (Stewart)
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 12:29

Columbia Revolt (1969)


This is a detailed documentary of the Columbia University student strike in 1969. It shows how they organized protests and what steps they did to take over the school to make their ideas heard around the country. It very clearly shows this scary time for the folks in this community during this unrestful period.

Producer: Newsreel
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 49:05

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