New York was an exciting place to be in the 1950s.

With the Cold War, McCarthyism and Hollywood’s conflict with television, there was not a lot to laugh about. But we explore five directors who showed New York’s lighter side in the ’50s. They proved to us that we could marry a millionaire, put up a billboard for instant fame or fall in love with a Greenwich Village witch, and chase our troubles away.

  • Oct 8: How to Marry a Millionaire (1953, Dir. Jean Negulesco)
  • Oct 15: It Should Happen to You (1954, Dir. George Cukor)
  • Oct 22: Sabrina (1954, Dir. Billy Wilder)
  • Oct 29: Desk Set (1957, Dir. Walter Lang)
  • Nov 5: Bell, Book and Candle (1958, Dir. Richard Quine)

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Brief Bio

Philip Harwood currently lectures at 92nd Street Y and LIU: C.W. Post. He was the coordinator for Lifelong Learning at Queens College, where he also coordinated the annual Summer Film Festival. He is also a published author.

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  • New York in the 1950s: Desk Set

    Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2014, 2 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

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  • New York in the 1950s: Bell, Book & Candle

    Date: Wed, Nov 5, 2014, 2 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

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    Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 2 pm

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  • New York in the 1950s: Sabrina

    Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014, 2 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

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