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  • [Paper Roses raw: Otto and Margaret Falkenberg #2]

    [Paper Roses raw: Otto and Margaret Falkenberg #2]

    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 is a continuation of footage of Margaret and Otto Falkenberg performing several musical numbers and talking about aging. Continue reading

  • [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: NEA artists’ press conference]

    [The 90’s raw: NEA artists’ press conference]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. At a press conference held by several artists who were denied Nation Endowment for the Arts funding because their work was deemed obscene by NEA chairman John E. Frohnmayer. The main theme of each speaker seems to be that because Frohnmayer has caved in to the conservatives in Congress, he has not served to protect and foster art, as is his mission as NEA chairman. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Venice Beach #1]

    [The 90’s raw: Venice Beach #1]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. The tape begins with an interview about a CD-ROM produced in conjunction with Time Magazine that chronicles Operation Desert Storm. Then, Maxi Cohen tours California’s Venice Beach, showing us some of its usual characters. Included are: a man with a Safe Sex plant (with condoms for leaves); a “peace scroll,” a giant petition urging the United Nations to make peace in the Persian Gulf; a hip-hop dance group; and Echo Man, a man who has the ability to make his unaided voice sound as if it is echoing. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Venice Beach #2]

    [The 90’s raw: Venice Beach #2]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Maxi Cohen tours California’s Venice Beach, showing us some of its usual characters (mostly various street musicians). 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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