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From the most cool Anthology Film Archives site, dig this piece of New York home movie history:

Bleecker Street, mid-Sixties (16mm)

[W 8th Street Heading West] from afarchives on Vimeo.

Most cool. The Internet wins again.


1 TheGreenMan   ~  Jul 28, 2010 10:05 am

That's awesome! "I want to go there"

2 Matt Blankman   ~  Jul 28, 2010 10:15 am

Fantastic! This made my morning. I would say it looks later than mid-60s though - just a hunch. By the looks of cars, hair, fashion, I would say somewhere between '68-'72.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 28, 2010 10:41 am

For some reason all I can think of is, "The Po-lice in New York City..."

4 The Hawk   ~  Jul 28, 2010 10:46 am

White people!

5 Rich M   ~  Jul 28, 2010 10:48 am

I had this song stuck in my head when I watched it.


6 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 28, 2010 11:41 am



Thanks, Alex!

7 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 28, 2010 11:44 am

[2] It has to be at least 1966, but more likely late-60s because in frame 00:39 you can see the logo for "Master Charge" on a store window. Master Charge was created in 1966, but didn't become popular until later in the decade.

8 jalexei   ~  Jul 28, 2010 1:30 pm

Love how, given where current fashion is on the nostalgia/retro curve, most of those folks wouldn't look all that out of place strolling down 8th today. The other random (if obvious) bit that popped into my head was how ubiquitous VW Beetles were even through the 80's vs. how few I see today.

9 Sliced Bread   ~  Jul 28, 2010 2:26 pm

[2] early 70's was my guess as well.

great stuff, Alex.

10 Raf   ~  Jul 28, 2010 3:52 pm

At around the 0:55 mark, looks to be a 1971 Mustang, and around 2:19 is a 1970 Coupe DeVille

11 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 28, 2010 4:35 pm

10) Youse got skillz, Raf. Skillz.

12 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 28, 2010 4:58 pm

I think I figured out the company for the billboard at 2:47


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