The 1975 made-for-TV movie Hustling, starring Lee Remick and Jill Clayburgh, offers some fantastic classic scenes around 8th Avenue in Midtown.
Based on the book of the same name by journalist Gail Sheehy, Hustling takes us into the world of New York City prostitution. The opening sequence is a series of neighborhood shots, showing hookers and pimps on the stroll in Times Square.
Girls go running from the police, past the dearly departed McHale's, seen here from a squad car's window.
Jill Clayburgh as Wanda walks past Orange Julius and Howard Johnson's while a new pimp tries to enlist her for his stable. She doesn't go for it. She's trying to be independent.
We get a look at the famous Hubert's on 42nd Street. Opened in 1925, Hubert's closed in 1975, the year that Hustling came out. It was replaced with Peepland, later demolished.
You can watch the movie on Netflix, and read Sheehy's articles on prostitution in the archives of New York magazine--start with "Cleaning Up Hell's Bedroom." Her book is harder to find. To read about prostitution in an earlier era, 1950s New York City, track down Sisters of the Night.