Cinema: The New Pictures: Nov. 22, 1937

52nd Street (Walter Wanger). Time was when Manhattan's 52nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenue, was just as stuffy as the picture that bears its name. But in the last decade or so Bacchus and Momus have taken over the genteel brownstone houses whence Rhinelanders, Iselins, Fahnestocks, Vanderbilts once set forth in broughams to leave their cards. Today nightclubs jammed with swing bands and floor shows have chased away all but a last handful of old settlers. 52nd Street misses most of the swing, wastes too much time on the old settlers.


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