Down 42nd Street by Marc Eliot
Sex, Money, Culture, and Politics at the Crossroads of the World

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Down 42nd Street brings to vivid life the fascinating stories embedded in more than two centuries of cobblestone and pavement. Packed with the unforgettable characters who once walked the street, including the famous, the notorious, the entrepreneurial, and the depraved, this colourful social history is a must for everyone who loves New York.
 

About Marc Eliot

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Marc Eliot is a New York Times bestselling author and American biographer. He has written over a dozen books on the media and popular culture including the biographies of Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Walt Disney and Bruce Springsteen, and Clint Eastwood. His writing has also appeared in several publications including L.A. Weekly and California Magazine. Eliot lives in New York and Los Angeles.
 
Published November 19, 2001 by Warner Books. 336 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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“Ground zero for the manufacture, exhibition, and distribution of pornography, drug dealing, pedophilia, prostitution, and violent street crime,” the old 42nd Street gets a root-tootin’ sendoff.

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The career of rock superstar Bruce Springsteen, including his long-term yet fragile father/son alliance with producer Mike Appel, is depicted in this unprettified look at the music industry.

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Comfortable and conversant with a wide range of cultural artifacts and events (Dead End Kids movies, the changing censorship laws of the 1950s and '60s, changing fast food habits of New Yorkers), Eliot paints a lively portrait of urban life.

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