Martin Scorsese's "Vinyl" aired on HBO this weekend, recreating New York City in 1973. Here's an incredible shot of the Brill Building, with a sliver of Colony Records on the left and Jack Dempsey's bar on the right of the gilded entrance.
How did they do it? Looks like they surgically dropped segments of the following vintage photo into the film. The miracle of computers!
I'll look forward to more recreations of the lost city, but for a review of the show, read Richard Hell's take.
And here's what's happening to the Brill Building these days.