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  • Pop Video Test IV: Entertainment, parts 1 and 2

    Pop Video Test IV: Entertainment, parts 1 and 2

    “The Pop Video Test” was a joint effort between Scott Jacobs and Tom Weinberg of the Chicago Editing Center, and the Video Group of the Bell and Howell Corporation. This cooperative effort between the independent video community and a corporate video distributor was intended to test the viability of the home video market. The videomakers assembled ten hours of video pieces meant as an alternative to available pre-recorded programming (ie Hollywood movies). Fifty VCR owners in the Chicago area agreed to examine and review the tapes. Test viewers then received the programming two hours at a time, in groupings labeled Video Art, Documentary, Entertainment, and Potpourri.

  • Royko At The Goat

    Royko At The Goat

    “Royko at The Goat” by Scott Jacobs and Lilly Ollinger. A relaxed conversation with legendary columnist Mike Royko at the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago in July 1982. Royko shares some of his greatest memories playing sixteen inch softball with a group of friends over beers and burgers.

  • Now And Then

    Now And Then

    A short documentary about a group of elderly women who perform in a Broadway revue-type stage show. Originally aired on Image Union Episode 0038.

  • Image Union, episode 0022: Nuclear

    Image Union, episode 0022: Nuclear

    Nuclear Illinois by Lily Ollinger. A compilation of short pieces examining the dangers of nuclear power in Illinois. It includes anti-nuclear PSAs, various interviews with real anti-nuclear activists and supporters, and those exploring alternative power sources, such as solar energy.

  • Image Union, episode 0325

    Image Union, episode 0325

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Jane Byrne Election Night” by Cindy Neal and Lilly Ollinger, “Don’t Rain on my Boufont” by Diana Stoneberg, and “Uptown Mellow Drama” by Ron Shook.

  • Image Union, episode 0038

    Image Union, episode 0038

    Two part Image Union episode featuring “Now and Then” by Lilly Ollinger and “It’s Not Like That No More” by Rudy Horn.

  • Image Union, episode 0040: Holiday Show

    Image Union, episode 0040: Holiday Show

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “The Happy Bus” by Lilly Ollinger, “Christmas Eve at Gordon’s” by Jay Tannenbaum, “Chairs” by Nick Despota, John Mabey, and Bob Snyder, “Christmas Morning in Sister Bay” by Dan Sandin, and “Nicaragua Report” “by Juan Downey. In between videos, there is footage of a Chicago holiday parade. It features footage of Mayor Jane Byrne, various politicians, and numerous floats.

  • The Ambassadors of Cabrini

    The Ambassadors of Cabrini

    Documentary about the Jesse White Tumblers, a gymnastic group made up predominantly of kids from the Chicago Housing Authority’s Cabrini Green.

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