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  • [Paper Roses raw: Otto and Margaret Falkenberg #1]

    [Paper Roses raw: Otto and Margaret Falkenberg #1]

    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 an interview with and musical performances by Otto and Margaret Falkenberg in their Clark-Irving residence. Continue reading

  • [Paper Roses raw: Walter and Peggy Wolberg]

    [Paper Roses raw: Walter and Peggy Wolberg]

    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 begins with some footage of Chicago’s Chinatown, then visits the Clark-Irving Homes for an interview with Walter and Peggy Wolberg, who talk about adjusting to retired life. Continue reading

  • [Paper Roses raw: first day]

    [Paper Roses raw: first day]

    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. In this tape, videomakers Joel Gold and Maxi Cohen tour the facilities, meet a few residents, and observe a game of bingo. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: William Gibson]

    [The 90’s raw: William Gibson]

    Raw footage for the award-winning TV series The 90’s. William Gibson, successful science fiction writer (the movie Johnny Mnemonic was based on his story of the same name), chats casually with Joel Gold about his trip to Japan, his career, and the internet. He talks about his shock at the massive success of his first book, “Neuromancer”, which sold 6.5 million copies and initiated a new style of science fiction writing. “I thought that science fiction had become so conservative that I thought Neuromancer would be either ignored or held up for special scorn.” Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: interview with Russian woman]

    [The 90’s raw: interview with Russian woman]

    Raw tape for the award-winning TV series The 90’s. Joel Gold interviews a Russian woman who fell in love with New York immediately upon arriving (on only her second trip abroad) and is indefinitely delaying her return to Russia. She talks about her shock at how polite and pleasant Americans are, because Russians are very rude. Continue reading

  • It’s A Living: Paper Roses

    It’s A Living: Paper Roses

    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. The tape is not a traditional documentary with formal interviews, rather, it is a simple collection of real people talking about themselves. The subjects seem very comfortable talking to the camera and speak honestly about aging and retirement. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0001

    Image Union, episode 0001

    Hour long compilation episode of Image Union featuring “TV Magic Ballots” by Nate Herman and Warren Leming, “Assassins” with Joe Mantegna and Jack Wallace, “Chicago Blues” by Jim Passin and Nancy Grosse, work from Jane Veeder, excerpts from “Now We Live On Clifton” by Kartemquin Films, stopmotion animation, an interview by “My Sister’s Cutting Room” during a dog’s birthday party, and “The Bums” by Scott Jacobs and Valjean McLenighan 1976.

    The second half of the episode features “Electronic Masks” by Barbara Sykes, an excerpt from “Paper Roses” by Maxi Cohen and Joel Gold, and “Television Delivers People” by Richard Serra and Carlota Fay Schoolman. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 1123

    Image Union, episode 1123

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring three videos by Julie Zammarchi, Marsha V. Morgan, and Teri Yarbrow. Continue reading

 
 
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