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A Lost Film of Times Square by Louis Faurer Rediscovered

Posted By Administration, Saturday, April 24, 2010
Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013

On a recent Sunday afternoon, Mark Faurer, a New York City cab driver, led a museum curator and a reporter on a tour of historic Times Square. Strolling down Broadway, Mr. Faurer pointed out the sites of onetime attractions like the Planters store near 47th Street.

Faurer, 67, has come to know the city inside out in his 33 years as a cabby, but his memories of this long-gone version of Times Square go back even farther. His father, the photographer Louis Faurer, who died in 2001, was an ardent chronicler of New York street life, and often took Mark on his rounds as a child. In the 1960s the elder Faurer sometimes asked his son to join him as he shot a silent film called "Time Capsule," mainly on the streets of Times Square.

Read the complete article in The New York Times.

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