ANDREW JONES interviews a mail woman about the hazards of her job. Then Andrew interviews PERCY FAIR, a man who sells sno-cones out of his front yard. Then visits Krivoy, a store where Andrew interviews CYNTHIA HADESMAN who showcases the more eccentric hats. Finally Andrew interviews the executive chef at Chicago Caterers.
00:00 Videographer Andrew Jones interviews Theresa Christopher, Registrar at DuSable Museum of African American History. She discusses the museum, African American history in Chicago, and DuSable’s contribution to Chicago history.
01:12 Theresa discusses what the museum means to her personally.
02:31 B-roll of museum, guests view artwork.
02:49 Theresa discusses former Mayor Harold Washington and his significance to Chicago.
03:41 Interview with a patron who discusses why this is her favorite gallery, what guests can expect from the museum, and why the museum is important for Chicago.
06:31 Several shots of historic early- and mid-20th century wartime photos of African American soldiers, civilians, children, athletes.
08:08 B-roll of visitors walking around the museum.
08:22 Shot of a bust of DuSable
08:43 Shot of still photo plus b-roll of a woman and her children viewing the exhibits.
09:33 Exterior b-roll of children playing in a playground
11:35 Interior of Mellow Yellow restaurant in Hyde Park, Chicago (1508 E. 53rd Street), tour of the kitchen, interview with an employee about the restaurant.
12:55 B-roll of chefs working in the kitchen.
15:20 Street interview with Mary Miller, postal carrier. She talks about experiences as a carrier, encounters with dogs, why she became a postal employee, and what it takes to be a good carrier.
17:50 Street interview with Percy Fair at his snow cone stand. He talks about his business, the secret to a good snow cone. Andrew orders a snow cone and records the process of filling his order.
21:22 Static and video drop outs.
21:39 Cynthia Hadesman gives a tour of her hat and clothing shop, Krivoy, in Lincoln Park. She models the hats she makes.
23:19 Video glitch. Static and drop outs.
23:28 Cynthia explains how hats are made or “blocked,” how she started making hats, the art and craft of millinery, and offers advice for hat shoppers.
28:40 Cynthia and Carol model hats for camera.
30:12 Various b-roll of shop and hats.
30:22 More modeling of hats and their descriptions.
33:50 Footage and interview with customer purchasing a hat.
34:27 Drop outs in tape.
34:28 Cynthia and Jenny model and describe more original hats produced in the shop.
38:14 Camera follows Cynthia into her workshop where she and Leanna create and construct. Cynthia demonstrates and discusses the process.
39:36 Cynthia walks into workshop and talks about how a hat is made.
40:35 B-roll of the workshop.
40:45 Back to Cynthia talking and demonstrating how hats are made.
41:27 Cynthia talks about living her dream, and her best moment in creating hats.
42:01 Glitch in tape. Starts and stops again, Cynthia continues talking about living her dream.
43:10 Digitizing of tape stops and starts. Cynthia continues talking about living her dream.
46:35 Cynthia describes her passion for hats and the future of hats.
48:25 Camera follows Cynthia into the shop, shot of dogs.
49:16 Cynthia shares why she opened her own shop.
50:39 B-roll of Cynthia in workshop constructing a hat.
52:08 Cynthia talks about why she likes self-employment.
53:13 Footage of a customer (Madelaine Rabb) buying a hat.
54:39 Exterior b-roll of Krivoy shop; various b-roll of window displays.
55:46 Camera in car with Carol talking about the neighborhood.
56:17 Interior kitchen at Chicago Caterers with the executive chef (unidentified) talking about the business, why he became a chef, why he loves cooking. He gives tour of the kitchen, bakery area, points out the desserts being made.
59:33 B-roll of Kevin the baker at work.
59:50 Continue tour of kitchen and shots of kitchen activity.
01:01:24 Chef shares his secret to good cooking: taste and presentation.
01:01:44 End tape.