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  • [Chicago Slices raw: Wanda And Lilli #1]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Wanda And Lilli #1]

    This tape is a raw interview shot for “Chicago Slices.” Valjean McLenighan interviews her mother and godmother, Wanda McLenighan and Lilian Bender. The two women, who have been friends since 1914, travel to their old neighborhood and talk about their childhood growing up in the Ukranian Village. Wanda and Lilian go on to visit the schools that they attended during their childhood and teenage years. Later in the video, the three women eat lunch at a Polish restaurant. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Wanda And Lilli #2]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Wanda And Lilli #2]

    This tape is a raw interview shot for “Chicago Slices.” Valjean McLenighan interviews her mother and godmother, Wanda McLenighan and Lilian Bender. The two women, who have been friends since 1914, have just finished eating lunch at the Podhalanka Restaurant. They eventually make their way over to Valjean’s home to admire her garden. Valjean also talks with the women about their lives growing up in Chicago. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Tracy Williams]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Tracy Williams]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a series documenting life in and around Chicago. This video features an interview with Tracy Williams, who recently moved from California to Maywood, Illinois. She tells stories about the differences between living in Southern California and Chicago. Hers is followed by several shorter interviews asking people about their love of hot dogs, ending at Gospel Fest in Grant Park. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Gospel Fest]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Gospel Fest]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a series documenting life in and around Chicago. This video documents the 1993 Gospel Fest in Grant Park, featuring The Rutledge Sisters: 13 year-old Charlotte and 10 year-old Denise, a dynamic and powerful pair. This tape shows them on stage performing, as well as backstage for an interview along with their God sister Bridget Campbell. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Wanda And Lilli #3]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Wanda And Lilli #3]

    Wanda McLenighan & Lilian Bender: two eighty-something women who share their opinions on various topics, including their lifelong friendship. Valjean McLenighan interviews Wanda and Lili in her backyard and in Lincoln Park. They get Perogi’s, tour the old neighborhood, have tea and discuss their lives and experiences. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Geoff Hoyle]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Geoff Hoyle]

    This video contains raw footage for the television show “Chicago Slices.” Videomaker Skip Blumberg interviews actor and comedian Geoff Hoyle. Hoyle talks about his part in the “new Vaudevillians” tradition and his interest in studying the human condition and relaying it back to his audience. Continue reading