In 1975, the Chicago video collective Videopolis produced a documentary called "It's a Living." The tape was loosely based on Studs Terkel's book, "Working," which was a collection of interviews with ordinary people talking about their jobs. This hour-long program was shown on Channel 11 (WTTW) in Chicago. After the success of this tape, the videomakers were commissioned to make six half-hour shows that had the same type of mission. "Paper Roses" featured residents of the Chicago Housing Authority's Clark-Irving Apartments, which provided low-rent housing for senior citizens. This tape contains b-roll footage from in and around the Clark-Irving Apartment complex. We see footage from within the building and along the grounds.
00:00Copy video clip URL Tape begins with a blue screen and static.
00:19Copy video clip URL Footage begins with an interior of the empty cafeteria with the chairs stacked on top of the tables.
33:17Copy video clip URL Tape ends.