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  • A musical tribute to the enigmatic Marilyn Monroe

    A musical tribute to the enigmatic Marilyn Monroe

    This weekend, Lifetime will be showing the two-part miniseries The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, whose celebrity continues to fascinate long after her tragic death in the summer of 1962. In 1988, Phoebe Legere, a performance artist with classical music training at the prestigious Julliard School, composed a song in tribute to her enigmatic idol. The music video, which we present below, was featured on an episode of Image Union and is now preserved in our archive. You can also … Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0001

    Image Union, episode 0001

    Hour long compilation episode of Image Union featuring “TV Magic Ballots” by Nate Herman and Warren Leming, “Assassins” with Joe Mantegna and Jack Wallace, “Chicago Blues” by Jim Passin and Nancy Grosse, work from Jane Veeder, excerpts from “Now We Live On Clifton” by Kartemquin Films, stopmotion animation, an interview by “My Sister’s Cutting Room” during a dog’s birthday party, and “The Bums” by Scott Jacobs and Valjean McLenighan 1976.

    The second half of the episode features “Electronic Masks” by Barbara Sykes, an excerpt from “Paper Roses” by Maxi Cohen and Joel Gold, and “Television Delivers People” by Richard Serra and Carlota Fay Schoolman. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0002

    Image Union, episode 0002

    Hour long compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Busia and Cioc” by Valjean McLenighan, “Newsquake” by Warren Leming and Nate Herman, scenes from “Think Twice” by Ruiz Bevis Community TV Class, “Going Shopping” by Andrew Aaron, “Beach Ball Boogie” by Annette Barbier, “Phoneme Frolics” by Dana Hogdon, “Silly Geese,” “The White Rock Blues” by Sally and Ray Cioni, scenes from “Making it in Hollywood” by Frank Cavestani, “Listen, Santa” by Lilly Ollinger, and “Teagarden” by Dana Hodgdon. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0003

    Image Union, episode 0003

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Cold Cows” by Franklin Miller, “John and Martha Faye,” “Christmas Morning in Sister Bay” by Dan Sandin, “The Santa Tapes” by Scott Jacobs, “Another Millionaire” by Tom Palazzolo, and “The Circus” by Jean Sousa. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0004: People And Their Music

    Image Union, episode 0004: People And Their Music

    Compilation episode of Image Union called “People and Their Music,” featuring a documentary about fiddlers by Victoria Hamburg, Dana Hodgdon, and John Peaslee, “Celebrating Fifty Years of Tamburitza Music” by Mirko Popadic and Gordana Trbuhovich Grasa, “Chicago Blues” by Jim Passin and Nancy Grosse, “It Ain’t City Music” by Tom Davenport, a tribute to Chicago blues by Raul Zaritsky, Jim Morrissette, and Linda Williams, “Music from the Heart” by Victoria Spivey, and “The Luckies” by Fred Colon. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0005

    Image Union, episode 0005

    Labor/work-focused compilation episode of Image Union featuring several segments from the Illinois Labor History Society, “It’s a Living” by Skip Blumberg and Jane Aaron, “Uno Mas” by Mike Torro, Iris Bruno, and Jose Claudio, and two excerpts from “Winnie Wright, Age 11″ and “Trick Bag” by Kartemquin Films. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0006

    Image Union, episode 0006

    For this episode, Image Union took an adventure trip into unexplored television territory. With home computer, video system and related technology as topics, the program went away from its original structure and produced a thirty-minute-clip that is repeated twice. Processed video is combined with real life acting television. Computer games take turns with shots in a Mexican landscape, studio production with graphic animations. They show the variety of art forms in television. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0007

    Image Union, episode 0007

    Hour long compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Chairs” by Nick Despota, John Mabey, and Bob Synder, “Helen Lishman for Mayor” by Warren Leming, “Picture Box,” “Waiting,” and “Saturday Morning” by Dan Curry, “Commuting to Tomorrow” by Scott Fivelson, “Cycling Keeps Me Off the Streets” by Mirko Popadic, “Men in the Street, Sardines in the Bus” by Jiffy Vidinc, “To Die a Cowboy” by James Wright, Jr., “Black Spirit Boogie” by Kenneth Shearer, “Other Leading Brand 11-2-76″ by Scott Walker, a film by E.E. Seiter, and “Gotta Sing” by Bill Melamed. Continue reading