#SongsVMS Photo of the Day: “Network — An Enterntainment Company” in Hell’s Kitchen

This sign for a now defunct company has become a bit of a landmark on 9th Avenue. Yet no one seems to know if Network worked in theater, television, or film. With a name like “Network” I would suspect it was television. However, most people forget that Hell’s Kitchen used to be the home of the film industry in New York City. Over seventy-two film distributors had their offices in Hell’s Kitchen including Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Vitaphone. Fox Movietone news also had an office there so they could rush news reels off to the movie houses that used to line Broadway.

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Network The Entertainment Company in Hell's Kitchen