Bay Street – Dave Morrison ,
The following series of re-photographs were taken by local photographer and videographer Dave Morrison, of Morrison Photographics. The historic photographs in Dave’s series are frames from the 1960’s TV show, Route 66.
Route 66, which originally aired from 1960 – 1964, debuted three years after Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road was published. The show follows two young men as they drive their Corvette around North America. Each episode was filmed on location in a different city.
Episode 88, Peace, Pity, Pardon, was filmed in Tampa and aired in April 1963.
These two photographs are looking east on Bay Street. Two new bridges have been added leading to Tampa General Hospital (seen through the trees) but the original span is still visible just above the seawall. In the shot with Linc and Quiepo, you can see the original bridge.
If you’re interested in watching this episode, the season 3 box set has two episodes shot in Tampa.
You can see more of Dave’s Route 66 photos on the Ohio 66 website. Dave also has a wonderful website called Heritage Film where he assists families in documenting their loved one’s personal stories.
Historic photograph CBS & Roxbury Entertainment
Modern photograph by Dave Morrison
Very interesting, I never knew this about Route 66. Thanks. It would be an interesting effect to take the guys in the Corvette from the old pic and superimpose on the modern pic so that the new scene in the background shows through their windsheild.
Maybe if someone has a classic Corvette we could borrow. That way we wouldn’t have to superimpose it.
The biggest challenge (apart from finding the exact location) is the tree growth covering up the visuals. I agree it would be an interesting visual to insert the car.