How ‘Beale Street’ faithfully recreated 1970s Harlem

How ‘Beale Street’ faithfully recreated 1970s Harlem
The Harlem where James Baldwin was born and raised — the setting of his 1974 love story, “If Beale Street Could Talk” — was a different place: Battered buildings, abandoned cars and trash-strewn streets made it a gritty shadow of the gentrified neighborhood it is today. So it was a challenge for director Barry Jenkins...