A look at some peculiar "faces" of New York in the 1950's decade. This is video # 12 in the New York City collection. This short piece contains street photographs taken by Vivian Maier, an American of French and Austro-Hungarian extraction, amateur photo-bug and nanny. The photographs were discovered in a thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side in 2007. She actually appears in one sequence, taking a self portrait against a mirror or window. Many of the scenes I show revolve around the Statue of Liberty, with unusual angles. There are also famous celebrities faces caught as they were doing "their thing".
Enjoy the ride, Leo
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Music: Cool - Dave Grusin Band
Leonard Bernstein, composer. Dave Grusin, arranger.
Photographs: Vivian Maier, Leo Bar
Paintings - Poster: Gil Elvgren
Vintage Film: New York Public Library, Library of Congress, Archive.org (all in the public domain)