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  • Studs Terkel at Facets, 3/19/06

    Studs Terkel at Facets, 3/19/06

    Film critic Michael Wilmington interviews Studs Terkel at Facets Cinematheque in Chicago as part of a screening of John Ford’s 1940 “Grapes of Wrath,” an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s book of the same name. Continue reading

  • Raising and lowering Chicago’s bridges

    Raising and lowering Chicago’s bridges

    For many of us, Chicago’s bridges are just an everyday part of life, rarely considered outside those unfortunate and annoying moments when we find ourselves waiting for a bridge to lift to let boats pass. It becomes so easy to forget how impressive these bridges are, not only as amazing pieces of complex engineering, but also as a defining part of what makes Chicago unique. Chicago is reputed to have more movable bridges than any other city in the world, … Continue reading

  • [Studs Terkel interviews Buster Keaton]

    [Studs Terkel interviews Buster Keaton]

    This is an interview of the silent movie star, Buster Keaton, by Studs Terkel. They talk about many different parts of Keaton’s career, the movie industry, how it’s changed, and the context behind gags. Continue reading

  • [Interview with Studs Terkel]

    [Interview with Studs Terkel]

    00:00 Camera starts rolling in mid sentence as an interview with Studs Terkel begins. He says he met the poet Nelson Algren years ago shortly after world war two, maybe 1945. We were both on the Illinois writer’s project. He was adapting material for radio, ABC, a series called Author’s Playhouse, adaptation of books. Terkel was adapting one of Algren’s books for radio, A Bottle of Milk for Mother about a mugging and killing. 02:02 Terkel says he did another … Continue reading

  • Studs’ Place: Teen Job

    Studs’ Place: Teen Job

    “Teen Job,” an episode of “Studs’ Place,” shows a tension between young, newly-hired Johnny and his mother, Marie. Marie wants only what’s best for her son, and in this amounts to Johnny spending his vacation in relaxation. Marie confronts Studs and asks him to fire Johnny so he won’t buy a hot rod and, potentially, put himself in danger. Studs conceded, but soon they find out what sort of intentions Johnny actually has. Also featuring musical performances by Chet and Win. Continue reading

  • Studs’ Place: Policemen’s Ball

    Studs’ Place: Policemen’s Ball

    “Policemen’s Ball,” an episode of “Studs’ Place,” has Win disappointed when his romantic plans with Grace are (seemingly) foiled by her interest in a mysterious gentleman caller. The episode also features a musical number by Chet and Win. Continue reading

  • Studs’ Place: Piggy Bank

    Studs’ Place: Piggy Bank

    “Piggy Bank,” and episode of “Studs’ Place,” features Chet, Win, and Studs trying to convince Grace to smash open her piggy bank. Features songs from Chet and Win, and ends with a solicitation for the Red Cross’s relief effort for victims of the Great Flood of 1951. Continue reading

  • Studs’ Place: Card Shark

    Studs’ Place: Card Shark

    “Card Shark,” an episode of “Studs’ Place,” features Studs and Chet trying to beat a card shark at his own game. They plan to expose the alleged traveling salesman as a hustler in order to protect the community. Their plan backfires after they jump to conclusions. Also featuring a song from Win Stracke. Continue reading