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  • Bloody Bess, Part III

    Bloody Bess, Part III

    This tape features footage from a 1974 performance of “Bloody Bess,” produced by the Organic Theater Company in Chicago and performed at the Uptown Center Hull House Theater. The play was conceived by Stuart Gordon and written by William J. Norris and John Ostrander. It tells the story of Elizabeth Presberty, daughter of the Governor of the island of Tobago. After being taken prisoner by a group of pirates, she returns home to face betrayal and the murder of her family members. She eventually transforms herself into Bloody Bess, a rugged pirate captain out to bring those who have done her wrong to justice.

  • Bloody Bess, Part I

    Bloody Bess, Part I

    This tape features footage from a 1974 performance of “Bloody Bess,” produced by the Organic Theater Company in Chicago and performed at the Uptown Center Hull House Theater. The play was conceived by Stuart Gordon and written by William J. Norris and John Ostrander. It tells the story of Elizabeth Presberty, daughter of the Governor of the island of Tobago. After being taken prisoner by a group of pirates, she returns home to face betrayal and the murder of her family members. She eventually transforms herself into Bloody Bess, a rugged pirate captain out to bring those who have done her wrong to justice.

  • Bloody Bess, Part II

    Bloody Bess, Part II

    This tape features footage from a 1974 performance of “Bloody Bess,” produced by the Organic Theater Company in Chicago and performed at the Uptown Center Hull House Theater. The play was conceived by Stuart Gordon and written by William J. Norris and John Ostrander. It tells the story of Elizabeth Presberty, daughter of the Governor of the island of Tobago. After being taken prisoner by a group of pirates, she returns home to face betrayal and the murder of her family members. She eventually transforms herself into Bloody Bess, a rugged pirate captain out to bring those who have done her wrong to justice.

  • Second City Relics

    Second City Relics

    This tape captures a Second City performance from 1972 featuring John Belushi, Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty, Jim Staahl, Jim Fisher, Judy Morgan, and Eugenie Ross-Leming.

  • [Magnolia Club opening at Victory Gardens Theater]

    [Magnolia Club opening at Victory Gardens Theater]

    This tape features footage from the opening of “The Magnolia Club,” the second production of the Victory Gardens Theater. The production took place at the Northside Auditorium Building, now known as The Metro in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood.

  • Very few people get to see this part of the station (rough edit)

    Very few people get to see this part of the station (rough edit)

    This video contains a half-hour rough cut of the program “It’s A Living: Paper Wagon.” The focus is on a group of newspaper and railroad workers who share their personal thoughts about their jobs, dreams, and hopes for the future. There is also a brief interview with Studs Terkel towards the end of the tape. Terkel’s book “Working” was the inspiration for the “It’s A Living” television series.

  • Chris Bliss performing The Rock

    Chris Bliss performing The Rock

    0:24 Title: Chris Bliss. A Concert For Your Eyes. Performing “The Rock” from “Quadrophenia” by The Who. 0:55 Juggling performance with image heavily processed set to “The Rock.” Briefly cuts out in the middle. 7:45 End credits.

  • Audition?

    Audition?

    0:00 A band performs several songs onstage, including a cover of “Guilty” by Randy Newman. TERRIBLE image and sound quality.

 
 
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