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 features footage of bingo at the apartments.
00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with a blue screen.
00:23Copy video clip URL Cut to footage of a game of bingo at the Clark-Irving Apartment Complex. Residents silently play through numerous games in hopes of winning canned foods and other household supplies. This lasts for the remainder of the tape.
11:39Copy video clip URL Tape ends.