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Vintage 1930s - 1940s New York City Film Collection

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This DVD explores the life in New York City, Greenwich Village and Coney Island in the 1930's and the 1940's. It also includes a fascinating documentary showing the ethnic diversity of NYC in 1940 as well as a spectacular tour of the NBC radio broadcasting facilities at Rockefeller Center and much more.

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

Boats (1938)

Take a memorable sightseeing trip down the Hudson River from Albany to New York City

Producer: ERPI Classroom Films, Inc.
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 10:16

Amateur film: Chicago World's Fair & New York City Scenes (1933)

This amateur film shows a variety of scenes from the Chicago World's Fair (Century of Progress Exhibition), shots of the New York City skyline and dock area and scenes of Salt Lake City.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black & White
Run time: 12:48

For the Living (1949)

This film, promoting the New York City Housing Authority, starts off by showing all that is glorious about New York City. It includes scenes of many famouos landmarks in the city and then it transitions into showing the slums of the sity. From there, it talks about how ghettos are caused by a variety of reasons and affect a variety of people and how the New York City Housing Authority is taking steps to correct this problem by destroying ghetto buildings and building housing projects where families can live safely and happily.

Producer: New York City, Television Production Unit
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 21:09

Amateur film: Wathen collection: Greenwich Village, New York Snowstorm, and Coney Island (1944)

An exploration of Manhattan, Greenwich Village and Coney Island during the final days of World War II.

Producer: Wathen (R.W.)
Audio/Visual: Silent, Color
Run time: 14:46

Behind Your Radio Dial: The Story of NBC (1947)

Take a backstage tour of NBC's radio and television broadcasting facilities at the Rockefeller Center in New York City. See how television and radio was produced in the days before computers and sophisticated equipment - where the talent of men and women alone made the shows a success.

Producer: National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 24:04

17 Days: The Story of Newspaper History in the Making (1945)

At a time when newspapers are struggling to keep circulation, this film is quite interesting. It shows a 17 day newspaper delivery strike in New York City. The chief highlight of this film is that in spite of the radio delivering news, people still wanted their paper. The film shows the extremes that people would go through - including waiting in line several hours - just to buy a paper during this strike.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 16:33

Around the World in New York (1940)

New York City has always been ehthnically diverse but not always ethnically integrated. This film wil give you a tour of the various ethnic communities in New York City/ It paints a fascinating picture of the diverse lifestyles and cultures that existed side by side in this bygone era.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 13:01

Arteries of New York City (1941)

This film is about transportation in and around New York City. It shows the challenges of planning and building the infrastructure of a vibrant, growing city. It includes scenes of a variety of transportation related items - including subway shots, ferry boats, tunnels, highways and of course the inevitable traffic jams and much more.


Producer: Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 9:26

Coney Island (1940 )

Take some time to relax and visit Coney Island and its amusements and rides in its heydey.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 9:19

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