[Voices of Cabrini raw: George Robbins’s Barbershop #2]

Raw video shot for "Voices of Cabrini." Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the City of Chicago. This video was recorded inside George Robbins's barbershop at 456 W. Division Street.

0:04Copy video clip URL Open to a young boy getting his haircut in George Robbins’s barbershop.

0:43Copy video clip URL Color bars.

0:54Copy video clip URL Little boy: “How am I gonna get my haircut if we move?” Customers chat about sports.

6:53Copy video clip URL Close up of a hairbrush in a customer’s hand. Cut to a little boy seated and waiting his turn.

7:36Copy video clip URL The little boy briefly describes a robbery.

12:30Copy video clip URL Moe reorganizes some of the clothing for sale.

15:02Copy video clip URL They talk about mosquito season.

16:19Copy video clip URL A young boy climbs into the barber seat.

20:20Copy video clip URL Moe Robbins’s grandnephew, DJ, leaves the barbershop.

21:27Copy video clip URL The young boy announces to Moe that he will graduate from school soon.

22:09Copy video clip URL Moe rearranges the clothing for sale.

23:46Copy video clip URL Static and color bars.

24:32Copy video clip URL Cut back inside Robbins’s barbershop, but on a different day. The customers are discussing the Chicago Bulls.

26:26Copy video clip URL Shot of one of Robbins’s store walls. Robbins points out various photographs of the country, which he has to remind him of his birthplace, Mississippi.

28:28Copy video clip URL Robbins recalls the first time he got a haircut in Chicago, at Frank Perkins’s barbershop at Blackhawk and Larrabee. He talks about kinds of haircuts and a bit about redevelopment.

31:15Copy video clip URL Telephone rings. Robbins talks about JFK and Harold Washington. He is recounting great leaders and role models for the crew.

36:45Copy video clip URL Man tells how long he’s been coming to the barbershop, about twenty years.

38:19Copy video clip URL Exterior of the barbershop.

40:15Copy video clip URL Cut to exterior of the barbershop, looking east down Division Street.

40:30Copy video clip URL Walking into the barbershop. Video of the various memorabilia on the walls.

41:03Copy video clip URL End of tape.

 

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