USA: Driving Around New York City in the 1920s

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Hochgeladen am: 27.12.2019

Tags: USA   Driving   New York City   NYC   1920s   Manhattan   Taxi   Fate   Parody   Harold Lloyd   Silent Comedy Film   Cab Driver   Bumpy Ride   Street-Level Trains   Traffic   Transportation   Horse   Bus   Short   Historic Footage   Washington Square Park   11th Avenue   Death Avenue   Storefronts  

Beschreibung: Friday, 27th Devember, 2019 - Next time you’re holding on for dear life in the back of a taxi, watch a few seconds of this video and you’ll likely feel a bit better about your fate. In this 1928 parody of what bad drivers New Yorkers are (some things never change), actor Harold Lloyd, famous for his silent comedy films, assumes the role of a city cab driver who takes passengers on a bumpy ride, dodging street-level trains and weaving in and out of traffic. We then see that the alternative modes of transportation, horse and carriage or bus, are just as dangerous. --------------------------------------------- In addition to the comedic aspect of this silent short, we get to see some great historic footage of NYC in 1928 like cars driving through Washington Square Park, trains that ran on the street (and caused 11th Avenue to get the nickname “Death Avenue”), the elevated trains, and some fun old storefronts. ---------------------------------------------

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