SATURDAY MATINÉE: Terminal Bar: Seedy Stories From Times Square In The 70s


Photographer and former bartender Sheldon Nadelman shot hundreds of photos during his ten-year stint at New York’s seedy Terminal Bar. This is his son’s documentary about his father’s experience and the customers who visited.

A lot of our Saturday Matinée features have a 70s blaxploitation slant and this week’s example slots right in. Between 1972 and 1982, Sheldon Nadelman was a bartender at Terminal Bar in Times Square, New York. During his time serving drinks, he took photographs, recorded his experiences and the stories from a seedy part of the Big Apple. This lead to encounters with pimps and prostitutes and he addresses this in the documentary, put together by his son Stefan. The documentary was so succeesful it went on to win the Sundance Jury Prize in 2002.

Stream it in full below.

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Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.

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