Ooops. Guess I got a little carried away. If you haven't seen "On The Town" you should! Great movie! It stars Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly and is about sailors on a 24- hour pass in NYC. Of course there's a lot of old school "love making" and songs and dancing. Its fabulous! Vera- Ellen (from my "Dancing Dolls" post) plays a love interest! Here is a sneak peek!
Any who... This post is not about this fabulous musical (which really wouldn't be a bad idea) but about my amazing city! I always call it my city even though I am not a New Yorker by birth. I'm a southern girl who knew by the age of 12 that she wanted to live here. I had never been before, just something in my little pre- teen consciousness told me that I HAD to come... HERE! Senior year of high school was the longest year of my life. I didn't get accepted into the NYC school I applied for, because of grades. Although a talented dancer, I wasn't really blessed with the book brains of some of my friends who went on to be doctors, lawyers and teachers. But... Low and behold, I sent an audition video in to the Dance Theater of Harlem school and was ACCEPTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY! I left for NYC 2 weeks after my high school graduation.
And I haven't left since. There were the occasional "moves" to other cities but nothing compares... I'm a New Yorker so I always returned. I love the buildings, the parks in the middle of all the concrete, the shopping, the art, the energy, I even like New Yorkers!! They're not as bad as people make them out to be... I'm just in love with the city.
So here is my love song to NYC in (vintage 1950s) pictures
Times Square Photo Booth
These next pics are from the book Vivian Maier: Street Photography: This seems like a fantastic book that I need to get my hands on soon. The link will take you to Amazon where you can order it!
Hope these photos make your day and maybe make you want to come visit some day!!
Until next time, dolls