Washington Square Park has served various roles throughout the years. It has been an cemetery, a parade ground, a spot visited by chess enthusiasts and a playground. A young Stanley Kubrick was one of the frequent chess players. The park is well-known for its arch, honoring George Washington. The Arch, designed by the New York architect Stanford White and erected in 1892, was modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. But the square is also famous for its fountain. The first fountain next to the arch was completed in 1852 and replaced in 1872.
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Three sailors - Gabey, Chip and Ozzie - let loose on a 24-hour pass in New York and the Big Apple will never be the same! Gabey falls head over heels for "Miss Turnstiles of the Month" (he thinks she's a high society deb when she's really a 'cooch dancer at Coney Island); innocent Chip gets highjacked (literally) by a lady cab driver; and Ozzie becomes the object of interest of a gorgeous anthropologist who thinks he's the perfect example of a "prehistoric man". Wonderful music and terrific shots of New York at its best.