Tom Palazzolo and friend film a man on Maxwell Street hosting an illegal shell game. Continue reading
I MARRIED A MUNCHKIN presents the life and times of Mary Ellen St. Aubin, a woman small in stature who lived large. She and her husband, Parnell St. Aubin–one of the original Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz–were in show business for much of their lives, until they retired to run the legendary Midget Club on Chicago’s South Side. Continue reading
Another fun classic from our friend Tom Palazzolo, Ricky and Rocky, which documents a 1972 Italian-American and Polish-American backyard wedding shower in suburban Chicago. As always, you can watch about a dozen more of Tom’s quirky and original films at Media Burn.
Our friend Tom Palazzolo came by the other day to talk about his wonderful 1976 film, Jerry’s Deli. From the lush Media Burn outdoor recording studio, Tom shared stories about Jerry Meyer, the larger than life proprietor of this Grand Avenue institution. Enjoy! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZNZdsYQrOA Four films by Tom are currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago, in an exhibition called “Chicago-Scope.” Check it out now through January 9. As always, you can watch about a dozen more of … Continue reading
Excerpt from “Jerry’s Deli” by Tom Palazzolo. A film about a Chicago deli on Grand Ave. famous for the owner’s temperamental antics. To watch the full version of this piece at Media Burn, click here.