TITLE: “Greenwich Villiage [sic] Artists Street Exhibition” [Greenwich Village, New York City]
This sequence approx. 50 feet.
VS Washington Square Arch area, man walking toward camera.
VS paintings and other works of art displayed on stands, mostly hung on building walls.
Men in army uniforms photographing art shows with movie camera.
MS woman in pink jacket, lots of makeup.
VS paintings, painters and artists, spectators.
MS Good Humor man working out of his ice cream pushcart on street (brief shot).
MS street artist sketching woman.
Courtyard of apartment building located on West Side of Manhattan near 179th Street, just north of George Washington Bridge. Gyp (woman), Bill (man) and older man in courtyard of apartment building. Man doffs hat to camera. Various CUs and poses with these characters.
View of apartment courtyard and buildings; flowers planted in formation; yard is clean and green. Pan down to show Riverside Drive, with very little traffic and pan up to George Washington Bridge, then along bridge in Western direction towards New Jersey.
LS, 2 men and 1 woman walking through ivied arbor in apartment complex. VS courtyard. [this sequence approx. 50 feet]
TITLE: “Springtime at Coney Island 1944” [Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City]
VS of Boardwalk, crowds on boardwalk and on beach, “Steeplechase” sign visible in background.
VS looking down from boardwalk at people on beach.
LS blanket-tossing on beach (several shots), looking down from boardwalk.
VS, MS of people walking on boardwalk.
LS “Parachute” amusement park ride, pan down tower structure. (People sit in little seats that are dropped from tower under parachutes).
VS ride seen from below as parachutes drop (good). A couple rides down and dismounts from car; he appears to be in U.S. Army uniform.
VS more people and crowds on boardwalk; “Boardwalk Skating Rink” sign in background.
VS amusement park rides; LS Ferris wheel rotating in different directions.
More crowds on Boardwalk (good); some visitors are soldiers and sailors.
SIGN: “Tropical Bar & Grill” at West 12 St. is partly visible.
LS “Wonder Wheel” Ferris wheel (large wheel).
MS soldier appearing to adjust his sock, standing between bumpers of parked cars and the boardwalk.
[Snow sequence, University Place and East 10th St., New York City] Color is faded.
LS looking down from building window, showing “New York City Omnibus Corporation” bus stuck in snow.
SIGN: “East 10 St.” sign visible; it is at corner of University Place.
Lots of snow seen looking down on East 10th Street.
VS snowy street, showing cars covered with snow, pedestrians, kids playing in the snow, a surprisingly large bonfire set in the snow with trash.
Wall showing “Hotel Albert” sign painted on outside wall.
Church in snow (NOT New York City). Other winter scenes include:
Old tow truck racing down suburban street.
VS old suburb, people walking in snow and posing for camera.
VS stone walls and buildings, looks like a college or university campus but unidentified.
Children shoveling car out of snow; looks like 12-18 inches fell.
VS snowy trees and buildings, cars covered.
Washington Square, New York City, again: a few shots of adults and children playing in the snow.
Faded color shot of heavy snow plowing on street, and early snow blowing machine.
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