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  • [Chicago Slices raw: Gospel Fest]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Gospel Fest]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a series documenting life in and around Chicago. This video documents the 1993 Gospel Fest in Grant Park, featuring The Rutledge Sisters: 13 year-old Charlotte and 10 year-old Denise, a dynamic and powerful pair. This tape shows them on stage performing, as well as backstage for an interview along with their God sister Bridget Campbell. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Women’s Action Coalition]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Women’s Action Coalition]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a television series about life in Chicagoland. This video focuses on the Women’s Action Coalition (WAC), an organization focused around women’s issues. Videomaker Skip Blumberg tapes a WAC gathering where participants with homemade instruments play in a drum circle, and also interviews many of them about their beliefs and their cause. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Female Impersonator]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Female Impersonator]

    Female impersonator John “Jyneen” Simms. Simms leads a dual life as a construction worker and as a stripper. He is male, but has artificial breast implants and dresses up as a woman for private parties. “It started out as a joke about five years ago and now I spend more time with a dress on than pants. I do all private parties. I’m not gay, believe it or not. This is business and that’s how I attack it, strictly business and it’s not really a lifestyle. If I’m out working, I’m not really running around with a dress on. Although sometimes it’s easier…I could almost be a real life Tootsie, although I think I carried it a little further with the boob job…I’m a guy. The bottom plumbing works, but I make my living wearing a dress.” Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Geoff Hoyle]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Geoff Hoyle]

    This video contains raw footage for the television show “Chicago Slices.” Videomaker Skip Blumberg interviews actor and comedian Geoff Hoyle. Hoyle talks about his part in the “new Vaudevillians” tradition and his interest in studying the human condition and relaying it back to his audience. Continue reading