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  • [The 90’s raw: Millie’s Orchid Show #3]

    [The 90’s raw: Millie’s Orchid Show #3]

    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 Tree, 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: Millie’s orchid show #1]

    [The 90’s raw: Millie’s orchid show #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. Performers/performances include: House-O-Matic, a teenage dance group; Lisa Coaten, 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: Millie’s orchid show #2]

    [The 90’s raw: Millie’s orchid show #2]

    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 Coaten, 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

  • Image Union, episode 0532: Riverview Plus 2

    Image Union, episode 0532: Riverview Plus 2

    This Image Union episode has three major parts. The first is a look back on the Chicago amusement park, Riverview, the second is a piece on the Illinois lottery by Tom Palazzolo, and the third is a reminisce on vaudeville performance by Rudy Horn, a former Vaudeville performer. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0301

    Image Union, episode 0301

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Every Saturday night” by Craig Somers, “Grandmother’s Bedtime Story” by Michael Hitchcock, and “It’s Not Like That No More” by Rudy Horn. Continue reading

  • Millie’s Wild Orchid Show

    Raw footage from “Millie’s Orchid Show”, a variety show at the Park West in Chicago, starring Brigid Murphy. Murphy plays a Southern Belle for this live comedy show. Continue reading