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  • New York, New York, Part 2

    New York, New York, Part 2

    This video aired on a New York TV program called “Perception.” It was recorded in the early seventies and is a lush cityscape that gives the viewer a glimpse into daily life in New York City. Continue reading

  • [Paper Roses raw: voting day, volunteers, residents]

    [Paper Roses raw: voting day, volunteers, residents]

    In 1975, the Chicago video collective Videopolis produced a documentary called “It’s a Living.” The tape was loosely based on Studs Terkel’s book, “Working,” which was a collection of interviews with ordinary people talking about their jobs. This hour-long program was shown on Channel 11 (WTTW) in Chicago. After the success of this tape, the videomakers were commissioned to make six half-hour shows that had the same type of mission. “Paper Roses” featured residents of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Clark-Irving Apartments, which provided low-rent housing for senior citizens. This tape features footage of voting day at the apartments, plus interviews with various volunteers and residents. Continue reading

  • [Paper Roses raw: b-roll #1]

    [Paper Roses raw: b-roll #1]

    In 1975, the Chicago video collective Videopolis produced a documentary called “It’s a Living.” The tape was loosely based on Studs Terkel’s book, “Working,” which was a collection of interviews with ordinary people talking about their jobs. This hour-long program was shown on Channel 11 (WTTW) in Chicago. After the success of this tape, the videomakers were commissioned to make six half-hour shows that had the same type of mission. “Paper Roses” featured residents of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Clark-Irving Apartments, which provided low-rent housing for senior citizens. This tape contains b-roll footage from in and around the Clark-Irving Apartment complex. We see footage from within the building and along the grounds. Continue reading

  • [Paper Roses raw: Otto and Margaret Falkenberg #2]

    [Paper Roses raw: Otto and Margaret Falkenberg #2]

    In 1975, the Chicago video collective Videopolis produced a documentary called “It’s a Living.” The tape was loosely based on Studs Terkel’s book, “Working,” which was a collection of interviews with ordinary people talking about their jobs. This hour-long program was shown on Channel 11 (WTTW) in Chicago. After the success of this tape, the videomakers were commissioned to make six half-hour shows that had the same type of mission. “Paper Roses” featured residents of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Clark-Irving Apartments, which provided low-rent housing for senior citizens. This tape is a continuation of footage of Margaret and Otto Falkenberg performing several musical numbers and talking about aging. Continue reading

  • [Paper Roses raw: Otto and Margaret Falkenberg #1]

    [Paper Roses raw: Otto and Margaret Falkenberg #1]

    In 1975, the Chicago video collective Videopolis produced a documentary called “It’s a Living.” The tape was loosely based on Studs Terkel’s book, “Working,” which was a collection of interviews with ordinary people talking about their jobs. This hour-long program was shown on Channel 11 (WTTW) in Chicago. After the success of this tape, the videomakers were commissioned to make six half-hour shows that had the same type of mission. “Paper Roses” featured residents of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Clark-Irving Apartments, which provided low-rent housing for senior citizens. This tape features an interview with and musical performances by Otto and Margaret Falkenberg in their Clark-Irving residence. Continue reading

  • [Paper Roses raw: Walter and Peggy Wolberg]

    [Paper Roses raw: Walter and Peggy Wolberg]

    In 1975, the Chicago video collective Videopolis produced a documentary called “It’s a Living.” The tape was loosely based on Studs Terkel’s book, “Working,” which was a collection of interviews with ordinary people talking about their jobs. This hour-long program was shown on Channel 11 (WTTW) in Chicago. After the success of this tape, the videomakers were commissioned to make six half-hour shows that had the same type of mission. “Paper Roses” featured residents of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Clark-Irving Apartments, which provided low-rent housing for senior citizens. This tape begins with some footage of Chicago’s Chinatown, then visits the Clark-Irving Homes for an interview with Walter and Peggy Wolberg, who talk about adjusting to retired life. Continue reading

  • [Paper Roses raw: first day]

    [Paper Roses raw: first day]

    In 1975, the Chicago video collective Videopolis produced a documentary called “It’s a Living.” The tape was loosely based on Studs Terkel’s book, “Working,” which was a collection of interviews with ordinary people talking about their jobs. This hour-long program was shown on Channel 11 (WTTW) in Chicago. After the success of this tape, the videomakers were commissioned to make six half-hour shows that had the same type of mission. “Paper Roses” featured residents of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Clark-Irving Apartments, which provided low-rent housing for senior citizens. In this tape, videomakers Joel Gold and Maxi Cohen tour the facilities, meet a few residents, and observe a game of bingo. Continue reading