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  • Studs’ Place: Shakespeare

    Studs’ Place: Shakespeare

    “Shakespeare,” an episode of “Studs’ Place,” revolves around an old theatre actor named Mr. Lord who is planning to have dinner with an ex-pupil at the restaurant. The ex-pupil, David Frome, is now a famous movie actor, and is now too important to see his old mentor. Meanwhile Nancy, a high school student with dreams of becoming an actress, hopes to meet Frome, but is disheartened by his disregard for others, and ends up connecting with Lord instead. Also features musical performances by Chet and Win. Continue reading

  • VIDEO preview of Studs’ Place screening

    VIDEO preview of Studs’ Place screening

    STUDS’ PLACE: LOST AND FOUND SEPTEMBER 5, 5:30-7:30pm FREE ADMISSION Free non-alcoholic beverages Birthday cheesecake courtesy of Eli’s Cheesecake   Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State St., Chicago, IL guarantee your seats by rsvp’ing to info@mediaburn.org Studs’ Place: Lost and Found on Sept 5 1 ratings 4 views Join us next Wednesday for this fun night of stories and television hosted by Rick Kogan and Tom Weinberg. Until this discovery of four additional episodes of Studs’ Place, only ten … Continue reading

  • Sept 5: Be the first to see Studs’ Place episodes lost for 60 years

    Sept 5: Be the first to see Studs’ Place episodes lost for 60 years

    STUDS’ PLACE: LOST AND FOUND SEPTEMBER 5, 2012, 5:30-7:30pm FREE ADMISSION Free non-alcoholic beverages Birthday cheesecake courtesy of Eli’s Cheesecake Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State St., Chicago, IL guarantee your seats by rsvp’ing to info@mediaburn.org On September 5, you will have the first opportunity to see footage from four lost episodes of the seminal Chicago TV show Studs’ Place. Unseen for 60 years, these kinescope recordings of the live show were recently discovered in Terkel’s basement. This amazing … Continue reading

  • Studs’ Place: Jimmy Romano is Home – The Living City

    Studs’ Place: Jimmy Romano is Home – The Living City

    Studs’ Place (1951?) produced by Charlie Andrews. This episode is called “Jimmy Romano Is Home.” A neighborhood kid comes back from college on the East Coast and suffers embarrassment over his working class roots. Eventually he realizes the people in his neighborhood have more talent than he thought. Features musical performances by Chet Roble and Win Stracke. Followed by “The Living City” (1953). Instructional film dealing with urban problems such as how are existing slums to be eliminated, how to deal with congestion, etc. “How did our cities get this way?” “I was in bombed out cities in Europe in the war. And then I came back to Chicago to this.” We need to tear down the slums, and build up new affordable housing. Studs Terkel narrates. Continue reading

  • Return to Studs’ Place

    Return to Studs’ Place

    Studs Terkel, in character, goes back to the set of Studs’ Place to reminisce, joined by the former cast. A clip from a vintage Studs’ Place episode is also included in the program. Continue reading