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  • [Breakdancing at Park West, 1983]

    [Breakdancing at Park West, 1983]

    Footage from the Park West night club, circa 1983. Continue reading

  • The Four Tops In Concert

    The Four Tops In Concert

    The Four Tops perform live in Chicago at the Park West. Intercut with band interviews and studio session footage. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Milly’s Orchid Show static camera #2]

    [The 90’s raw: Milly’s Orchid Show static camera #2]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. A continuation of footage of a live performance of “Milly’s Orchid Show,” a variety show at the Park West in Chicago, starring Brigid Murphy. Murphy emcee’s the show in the character of Southern Belle Milly Mae Smithy for this live comedy / variety show. Murphy’s Milly Mae character introduces the members of the band, then introduces comedian Cheryl Trykv, who performs as a self-obsessed coffee shop dweller. Murphy returns to sing a song, then the show ends. Shot with a mostly static camera. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Milly’s Orchid Show mobile camera]

    [The 90’s raw: Milly’s Orchid Show mobile camera]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. A recording of a live performance of “Milly’s Orchid Show,” a variety show at the Park West in Chicago, starring Brigid Murphy. Murphy emcee’s the show in the character of Southern Belle Milly Mae Smithy for this live comedy / variety show. Performers/performances include: House-O-Matic, a teenage dance group; Lisa Kotin, who performs an instructional parody, “Spring Training: Miss America”; an unidentified, young teenage boy who sings a provocative R & B song, during which he strips off his shirt; comedian Emo Philips performs his typically eccentric stand-up act; the Texas Rubies, a female duo, perform a comedic rap and some country songs; and a performance by musician Jim Lauderdale. [The same footage is captured on another tape, but with a static camera.] Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Milly’s Orchid Show static camera #1]

    [The 90’s raw: Milly’s Orchid Show static camera #1]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. A recording of a live performance of “Milly’s Orchid Show,” a variety show at the Park West in Chicago, starring Brigid Murphy. Murphy emcee’s the show in the character of Southern Belle Milly Mae Smithy for this live comedy / variety show. This footage was shot with a static camera. Performers/performances include: House-O-Matic, a teenage dance group; Lisa Kotin, who performs an instructional parody, “Spring Training: Miss America”; a young teenage boy who sings a provocative R & B song, during which he strips off his shirt; comedian Emo Philips performs his typically eccentric stand-up act; the Texas Rubies, a female duo, perform a comedic rap, and some country songs; and a performance by musician Jim Lauderdale. [This tape contains the static version of more shaky / close-up footage on another tape.] Continue reading