Vintage Times Square Video Shot With a 16mm Film Camera in 1957

In this video uploaded by professional actor Emmett Fitzsimmons, a 1957 Times Square is presented long before the Disneyfication of recent years, and even a few decades before the crime and adult theaters took over the area. This video shows a Times Square even locals would head to, with classy lights and local businesses, not block-long LED screens or Olive Gardens.

The focus of the short film is the neon lights of the advertisements, and a old-school pizzeria, all set to Frank Sinatra’s iconic New York, New York.

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Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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