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  • Daley, Reel 2

    Daley, Reel 2

    A look at the life and career of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley, produced for the 10-year anniversary of his death. The show is made up of interviews with Daley’s family, friends, colleagues, and critics, as well as much archival footage. Continue reading

  • [TV show compilation]

    This tape is a compilation of TV shows. The first show is The General Electric Theatre. This episode of G.E. Theatre features a musical performance by Judy Garland. Garland sings seven or eight numbers, but not her trademark “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” This episode is hosted by Ronald Reagan, and the G.E. sponsor breaks, themed “living better…electrically”, are presented by Bill Goodwin. Produced by Sid Luft. Continue reading

  • Fats #3

    Fats #3

    Another part of an interview with the renowned pool playing master, Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanerone. In this section of the interview, Fats discusses his personal philosophies on pool and on life, sharing stories about his own philanthropic exploits as well as his dissension regarding present ways of thinking. Continue reading

  • [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #49]

    [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #49]

    Raw footage for the documentary “Veeck: A Man for any Season.” This tape features footage of opening day at Wrigley Field. Bill Veeck walks through the stadium, finds his seat, and sits in the bleachers. He eats nachos. There are various shots of the crowd. Continue reading

  • Daley, Reel 1

    Daley, Reel 1

    A look at the life and career of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley, produced for the 10-year anniversary of his death. The show is made up of interviews with Daley’s family, friends, colleagues, and critics, as well as much archival footage. Continue reading

  • Image Union: The Other M.J.

    Image Union: The Other M.J.

    Documentary about an African American man named Michael Johnson, who works on the floor crew at United Center, the home of the Chicago Bulls. (The title refers to this connection between the subject and basketball star Michael Jordan.) Johnson struggles to make ends meet on a minimum wage job amidst the pomp and circumstance of the 1996 Democratic National Convention. Through his candid reflections, one sees the struggle of many workers across the country as they are faced with limited employment options, no benefits, and no room for advancement. Some of the original footage was used in a program called “None of the Above,” which investigated Americas non-voters. Continue reading

  • Fats #4

    Fats #4

    Famed pool player Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone is interviewed, telling about the most recent tribulations in his life, including his recent divorce and move to Nashville. Fats shares his feelings on his divorce trial, which he believes was unfair to him, as well as the people he’s helped that he feels have been ungrateful. This is followed by two clips of Fats playing his rival Willie Mosconi in a televised pool match. Continue reading

 
 
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