Raw footage for the TV series Chicago Slices. MAN ON THE STREET INTERVIEWS: Ahdee asks the questions: "When did you start smoking?" and "Where do you get your manicures done?"
00:00Copy video clip URL Incidental footage of an elevator floor as Ahdee Goldberg and the videographer prepare to exit.
00:08Copy video clip URL Goldberg approaches people on the street, outside office buildings in Chicago, and asks random smokers when they started smoking.
00:22Copy video clip URL One man says he started smoking at age 16 in high school. One of his friends got him started. He says he never smoked in the high school. “I always follow the rules. See, this building you can’t smoke in here.” He says when he started smoking it was infrequently. It wasn’t until he was in the military that smoking became a habit.
01:12Copy video clip URL B-roll of an office worker focuses on fiddling with a small object in his hands.
01:22Copy video clip URL Goldberg and the videographer approach two men working on the street. One man notes he started smoking at age 16, 35 years ago. A bunch of friends started together in a playground. He says he never smoked in school, but did on the school grounds. At that time you were allowed to. He notes he has to quit one day. His wife of ten years, a non-smoker, keeps yelling at him. The man’s workmate notes he has been cutting down.
02:53Copy video clip URL Goldberg and the videographer approach a group of female office workers outside smoking on break. She asks one about her nails. She notes she gets them done at Rare Mystique in Downers Grove. She is holding a lit cigarette between her fingers. She says it cost twenty dollars for a full set and gets them done every two weeks. She says she likes it because it makes her long fingers look nicer. She also likes the pampered feeling. Another lady notes that she does her own nails and they’re not in great shape so she doesn’t want to be videotaped.
04:14Copy video clip URL The first woman Goldberg talked to agrees that holding a cigarette between fingers with manicured nails looks sophisticated, but that’s not the reason she got them done. A co-worker next to her quips that she will look great lying in a hospital dying of lung cancer. She says she’s been smoking four or five years. She started in high school, picking it up from hanging around the wrong crowd.
04:53Copy video clip URL She models her manicured nails for the videographer. Various b-roll of the ladies fraternizing and modeling their nails for camera.
05:24Copy video clip URL The approach another woman and comment on her long nails. She says she has them done in Joliet. B-roll of her long, red nails. The pinky finger nail is adorned with sparkling studs. She notes she’s been getting her nails professionally manicured for about a year. The ones she is wearing are artificial tips. She gets them done every two weeks.
06:24Copy video clip URL The ladies bring over a male co-worker, John. He says he started smoking at age 17. All his friends were doing it. He started smoking at a video arcade. It took him about 6-months to become a regular smoker, smoking casually.
07:40Copy video clip URL Audio signal goes away. B-roll of a man sitting outside, checks his watch.
07:45Copy video clip URL Goldberg and the videographer approach a woman who rejects being interviewed. Another woman also rejects.
08:15Copy video clip URL An older woman passing by on the street says she gets her nails done every other week. She’s tried manicures but doesn’t care for the attitudes. She lives in Westport, Connecticut.
09:06Copy video clip URL Goldberg and the videographer approach a group of office workers standing outside a building on break. They reject being interviewed.
09:35Copy video clip URL A woman in a red dress says she started smoking at age 21. She says she went to her first night club where people were smoking. She thought it looked good and discovered she liked the taste of smoking. She notes casually, one of these days I’ll quit.
10:23Copy video clip URL Anther woman says she started smoking around age 16 in high school, following the example of friends.
10:57Copy video clip URL B-roll of the two women fraternizing and signing Goldberg’s release form. The women note there are a lot of things out here that will kill you. Fast food for example. One of the women comments, “I’ll take my chances with a cigarette.”
11:45Copy video clip URL Goldberg and the videographer approach a group of office workers outside a building on break. A man says he started smoking in 1987 in high school, probably at a party. He says he never smoked in school.
12:47Copy video clip URL One woman says she started smoking in high school, “a long time ago,” but doesn’t recall how she started.
12:57Copy video clip URL An older man passing by smiles and comments that he started in high school. A woman near him says she was about 21 years old when she started smoking, her friends were older. She figured if she had a cigarette owners of clubs would think she was old enough to be there.
14:47Copy video clip URL A woman in a purple dress walking past says she started smoking at age 16. She tells the story of getting caught once smoking the in bathroom at school. “I got suspended.”
15:29Copy video clip URL Two people reject being interviewed.
15:45Copy video clip URL A man in a red shirt sitting outside says he started smoking in 1976 while in the military. He says he only smoked on smoke breaks at work. It allowed him to get an extra break in the day.
16:17Copy video clip URL The camera continues to roll random, unfocused on any subject as Goldberg searches for additional interview subjects.
16:44Copy video clip URL They approach a group of office works asking if they can ask a question. One woman rejects the opportunity and remarks. “My mother doesn’t know I smoke!”
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