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I believe the earliest example is the 1945 film "The Lost Weekend". "The film also made famous the "character walking toward the camera as neon signs pass by" camera effect." You can find the relevant scenes in the film here, from 01:05:00 onwards Purely as a matter of interest, There's an entire tropes page devoted to the genre of 'Drunken Montages' ...
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