2011-2020Calum WaddellDocumentaryUnited Kingdom

Calum Waddell – 42nd Street Memories: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Street (2015)


The story behind the rise and fall of New York`s 42nd Street. The cinemas, the films, the people, the crime and the rebirth of the block as “New 42nd Street“ – this is the document of the world`s most notorious movie strip.

Quite possibly the most fondly remembered location in Grindhouse culture is Manhattan’s 42nd Street. Its constantly burgeoning population of crazies, pimps, drug dealers, hustlers, prostitutes and sleaze-filled movie theatres proved to be Mecca for fans of all things extreme and outlandish.

Now that it’s cleaned up, the folks at High Rising Productions have invited personalities from all across the genre spectrum to relive their very own 42nd Street memories in a brand new documentary entitled 42nd Street Memories: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Street. It’s written and directed by Calum Waddell and stars the likes of Matt Cimber, Joe Dante, Lloyd Kaufman, Roy Frumkes, Buddy Giovinazzo, Debbie Rochon, Veronica Hart, John Skipp, Frank Henenlotter, Jeff Lieberman, and Tom Holland.



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