What year is this?

I forgot to write down what they were filming, but a few blocks in my neighborhood were transformed to look like some year in the past. More pictures follow.

Update: The signs are still up for this shoot, and it’s Rebel in the Rye, directed by Danny Strong who I will adore forevermore for his character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Of course, he’s done a few things since …


I don’t know old cars so I couldn’t really tell from them what year this was supposed to be. I think I guessed 1940s, because to me the phone booth seemed more modern than the cars.


But this play premiered in 1935. Look at the ticket prices! So those of you who guessed 1930s, yay! You win!


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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