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Times Square Spectacular: Lighting Up Broadway Darcy Tell 0060884339 9780060884338 In Times Square Spectacular, Darcy Tell traces the 100-year story of Times Square using rare photographs and hand-colored lantern slides, maps, res
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Times Square Spectacular: Lighting Up Broadway by Darcy Tell

In Times Square Spectacular, Darcy Tell traces the 100-year story of Times Square using rare photographs and hand-colored lantern slides, maps, restaurant menus, theater programs, magazine covers, postcards, sheet music, and archival documents. Presenting even the most familiar elements of Times Square lore with fresh, eye-catching detail, she pays special tribute to ad man extraordinaire Douglas Leighs arrival in the early 1930s, which brought a stunning new era of electric brightness and innovation. Leigh dominated the Broadway streetscape for nearly 50 years, stopping traffic with special-effects billboards such as the legendary Camel cigarettes smoke rings sign. Covering both Times Squares infamous decline as well as its hard-wrought, present-day revival, Times Square Spectacular is the first pictorial history of the legendary American landmark.--BOOK JACKET.| A visual history of Times Square from the late 19th century to today, rich with rarely seen photographs of the neighborhoods shimmering, pre-World War II electric advertising signs. In Times Square Spectacular, Darcy Tell traces the 100-year story of Times Square using rare photographs and hand-colored lantern slides, maps, restaurant menus, theater programs, magazine covers, postcards, sheet music, and archival documents. Presenting even the most familiar elements of Times Square lore with fresh, eye-catching detail, she pays special tribute to ad man extraordinaire Douglas Leighs arrival in the early 1930s, which brought a stunning new era of electric brightness and innovation. Leigh dominated the Broadway streetscape for nearly 50 years, stopping traffic with special-effects billboards such as the legendary Camel cigarettes smoke rings sign. Covering both Times Squares infamous decline as well as its hard-wrought, present-day revival, Times Square Spectacular is the first pictorial history of the legendary American landmark.

Author: Darcy Tell

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 194

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

Publication Date: 2007-11-06

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ISBN: 0060884339


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