Down 42nd Street


By Marc Eliot

Read by Marc Eliot

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From the Revolutionary War era to the shanty towns of the 19th century to the glory, deterioration, and “Disneyfication” of the street in the 20th Century, Down 42nd Street brings to vivid life the fascinating stories embedded in more than two centuries of cobblestone and pavement. Author Marc Eliot takes readers back in time to discover a battle-field from which General Washington was once forced to retreat that is now Bryant Park and evokes colorful images of the glittering days when West 42nd street was lined with bustling theaters. Packed with the unforgettable characters who once walked the street, including the famous, the notorious, the entrepreneurial, and the depraved, this colorful social history is a must for everyone who loves New York.


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Nov 1, 2005
Hachette Audio

Marc Eliot

About the Author

Marc Eliot is the New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen books on popular culture, including the highly acclaimed Cary Grant; the award-winning Hollywood’s Dark Prince; American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood; The Eagles: The Untold Story.  His books have been published in more than 25 countries.  He is a frequent contributor to documentary films, TV shows, and podcasts, is the Resident Curator of film at the Riverfront Museum in Peoria, Illinois, and a Visiting Professor at UFM – The University of Guatemala, where he teaches graduate seminars in film.  He received his MFA in non-fiction and film history from Columbia University, where he was mentored by Andrew Sarris.  He attended the “Fame” school, the High School of Performing Arts.  He currently lives in New York City, and upstate near Woodstock, New York.

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