New York City at Night
Photography by John Fass
The bright lights of New York City provided a red-hot glow for John Fass' photography of Manhattan nightlife. John used his camera to record the city's neon nights in the 1940s and 50s.
Several of these photos reveal John's preoccupation with typography and lettering, such as his photographs of the Brass Rail Restaurant (Art Deco typography in neon) and the Metropole Cafe (wood-type typography in neon).
Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece is "Long Day's Journey into Night." The play's Broadway premier was in November 1956, at the Helen Hayes Theater. The following year O'Neill received the Pulitzer Prize for this work. Hopefully John actually attended this production, and did not settle for just photographing the marquee.
Above: Pizza and burgers downtown
Above: Atlas statue at Rockefeller Center