"Mighty Manhattan, New York's Wonder City", a 1949 Video Tour in Technicolor

Mighty Manhattan, New York's Wonder City is an amazing 15 minute tour of Manhattan presented entirely in technicolor, and a fascinating peek back into the values and culture of 1940's New York City.

The film visits many of the neighborhoods and landmarks on Manhattan Island and occasionally includes a history lesson. The neighborhoods include the Bowery, Chinatown, Herald Square, and Times Square. Some of the architectural highlights are the Empire State Building, the New York Public Library, Temple Emanuel, the Central Park Zoo, and the Rockefeller Center complex. The film ends in with a visit to a dining room in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where the Xavier Cugat Orchestra entertains.

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