:00 nice montage of elevated subway train leaving
from 52nd street and traveling down to 14th st.
subway stops supperimposed over shots of train
as it passes various NYC subway stops
ends on a nice establishing shot of ethnic 14th
nice montage of swing phonograph record spinning
on turntable with montage of 52nd street on top
of it. Newspaper headline :
SPEAKEASY'S INVADE 52nd STREET
montage falling money PROHIBITION REPEALED
headline money falling money changing hands
montage shows circa 1936 post depression prosperity
economic recovery from the wall street crash and
52nd street montage nightclubs
A MUSICAL TELLING OF THE METAMORPHOSIS OF THE NEW YORK STREET (52ND ST.), FROM A QUIET RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD TO A WILD RED-LIGHT DISTRICT FILLED WITH NIGHTCLUBS. TAKING PLACE IN THE YEARS FROM 1912 TO 1937, THE STORY ALSO CONCERNS THE SOAP OPERA SAGA OF A BROTHER AND TWO SISTERS WHO LIVE ON THE STREET. THE BROTHER DOESN'T TALK TO HIS SISTERS FOR MANY YEARS BECAUSE THE BROTHER MARRIED AN ACTRESS AND IN 1912 HIGH SOCIETY LOOKED DOWN UPON STAGE PERFORMERS.
SONGS: I STILL LOVE TO KISS YOU GOODNIGHT
- NOTHING CAN STOP ME NOW
- I'D LIKE TO SEE SOME MO' OF SAMOA
- DON'T SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR A RAINY DAY
- 52ND STREET
- 23 SKIDDOO
- LET DOWN YOUR HAIR AND SING
- WE LOVE THE SOUTH
Description: IAN HUNTER, LEO CARRILLO, PAT PATERSON, ELLA LOGAN, ZAZU PITTS, DOROTHY PETERSON, SID SILVERS, JACK WHITE, AS SHEAN, MARIA SHELTON, COLLETTE LYONES, ROMAN BOHNEN, WADE BATELER, JACK ADAIR, KENNY BAKER, GEROGIE TAPS, DOROTHY SAULTER, MAURICE ROCCO, AL NORMAN, JERRY COLONNA, PAT HARRINGTON.
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