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New York in the Fifties
A Film by Betsy Blankenbaker

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Based on the book by Dan Wakefield, the film combines stunning archival footage of New York with interviews of the icons of the day - Kerouac, Ginsberg, Baldwin, Mailer, Basie, etc. Offering modern day perspectives and reminiscences are writers, actors, and artists such as Joan Didion, Robert Redford, Nat Hentoff, Gay and Nan Talesse, John Gregory Dunne, William F. Buckley and Calvin Trillin - all part of the rich cultural and artistic scene of the time.

What the Critics are Saying

"Richly Atmospheric, Engaging, Intense!" -The New York Times

Features and Specifications

Bonus materials:
  • Director Interview
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Scene Access
  • Interactive Menus

Format: DVD
Release Year: 2001
Running Time: 72 minutes
Color: Color & B/W
Language: English

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