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An 11-Year-Old Martin Scorsese Draws Storyboards For The Eternal City (1953) And Silence

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Photo © Paramount Pictures

When he was 11 years old, Martin Scorsese (born November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City) drew this storyboard for a Roman epic, The Eternal City, starring Marlon Brando, Virginia Mayo, Alec Guinness and Richard Burton. The 1953 Marsco production was filmed in Cinemascope.


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New York City Squatters In The 1990s: Before The Fall

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Maria and Violin in Serenity House Stairwell, 1997

Maria and Violin in Serenity House Stairwell, 1997

“In the 1970s, a massive downturn famously brought New York City close to bankruptcy. Landlords failed to pay property taxes and abandoned their buildings, even some still occupied by tenants. Some owners took further measures and burned buildings for insurance payouts. Empty lots quickly turned into homeless encampments and drug use and crime rates soared.” — Ash Thayer in her book Kill City

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Photos Of Fifth Avenue, New York, In The 1970s

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Photo by Robert Iulo

Photo by Robert Iulo

“I’m a native New Yorker and still live in the City,” writes Robert Iulo. “In the 1970s I was a professional photographer doing portfolios for actors, models and dancers but what I really loved to do was street photography. I’d take my camera and roam a particular area of the city.”

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