Thursday, March 03, 2011

Before The Lion King

42nd Street - Before the Lion King, April 1993
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Hard to believe it has been almost 20 years since I took this photo on a coolish April morning in 1993. For a few weeks that year, there was an art installation where artists placed messages and artwork on the front of the old theaters that lined 42nd street between 7th and 8th. Today this block looks completely different and the there's no remnant of the old sleaziness and edginess that pervaded Times Square in the years before The Lion King showed up at The Amsterdam Theater.

Here's the whole set from that morning.

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