Friday, February 23, 2007

What Happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City (1901)

A Thomas Alva Edison Movie from 1901: The corner of 23rd Street and 6th Avenue was renowned for its gusty breezes that might allow a man to catch a glimpse of a woman's stockings. Most of the time there was a police officer posted, shouting "23 Skidoo!" when men stood too long at the corner of the Flat Iron Building - which was actually build in 1902. In this staged scene we see Alfred Abadie, an Edison cameraman, and Florence Georgie strolling along when Georgie has a Marilyn Monroe type moment.

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