"Vinyl" Production Designer Bill Groom on Recreating 1970s New York City for Hit HBO Show

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Our friends over at Curbed recently interviewed production designer Bill Groom about recreating a gritty 1970s New York City for the hit HBO show Vinyl.

The New York City of today is very different from 1970s New York—how difficult was it to find places that could work as stand-ins for that time? It’s strangely more difficult the ’70s than to capture the ’20s. There are buildings—churches, museums, that kind of thing—that are still intact from the ’20s. There’s not very much from the ’70s.

Check out the full interview for a fascinating blend of NYC history and a peek behind the creation of modern television.

via Curbed

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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