Rare Film Of “Harlem, New York City, In 1964” (Video Parts 1,2 And 3)

May 31, 2021

The videos is filmed on a snowy winter day with a panoply of little-known to legendary places, spaces, and faces throughout Harlem, New York.

What’s great about the video is that it’s a window into Harlem’s past from Sign ‘Alexander Hamilton Houses” by site under construction, Luncheonette, Manny’s billiards, Little Jim’s Fish & Chip shop, Daniel’s Billiards, Rena’s French dry cleaners “stain specialist, Tower blocks, Amsterdam News newspaper headquarters, and headlines.

There is the Venice Bar next to Amsterdam News office with sign-in window barring unescorted women (re prostitution); “this is a Raided premises – Police Dept,” Club Baby Grand, Frank’s Restaurant.

The Sunset movie theater marquee showing films Shocking Paris Scandal, Blue Beard, Fury At Smuggler’s Bay & Gun The Man Down, Square Deal Market, Apollo Theatre, marquee.

Including posters advertising Gloria Lynne, Jimmy Smith concerts, Playland games arcade, Bowling Harlem Lanes, Palm Cafe with loans company.


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Upstairs, Rudy Williams rock band advertised in window, Rhode Loans pawnshop, Club Lido, House of Hope drug addict rehabilitation center, Upper Park Avenue Baptist Church, poster for Mississipi Relief Committee for homeless.

Then there is the handwritten sign “The Frost Gospelaires,” Bridge of 125th Street subway station and street signs nearby, Grand Union Hotel with flashing sign and much more.

Here’s the great videos 1-3:

Do you have any memories of these locations?

Via Footage Farm.

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