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  • [The 90’s raw: Milly’s Orchid Show static camera #1]

    [The 90’s raw: Milly’s Orchid Show static camera #1]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. A recording of a live performance of “Milly’s Orchid Show,” a variety show at the Park West in Chicago, starring Brigid Murphy. Murphy emcee’s the show in the character of Southern Belle Milly Mae Smithy for this live comedy / variety show. This footage was shot with a static camera. Performers/performances include: House-O-Matic, a teenage dance group; Lisa Kotin, who performs an instructional parody, “Spring Training: Miss America”; a young teenage boy who sings a provocative R & B song, during which he strips off his shirt; comedian Emo Philips performs his typically eccentric stand-up act; the Texas Rubies, a female duo, perform a comedic rap, and some country songs; and a performance by musician Jim Lauderdale. [This tape contains the static version of more shaky / close-up footage on another tape.]

  • [Studs Terkel interview for Charlie Rose, part 3]

    [Studs Terkel interview for Charlie Rose, part 3]

    This is part three of a forty five minute interview with Studs Terkel. In this tape, Terkel briefly talks about the lack of imagination in the television world, his son Dan, and the humor of the human race. Terkel also leaves an amusing message for Charlie Rose.

  • Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall

    Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall

    A day-in-the-life documentary with Garry Marshall. Marshall was an executive producer for ABC and was responsible for such hit shows as Laverne and Shirley, Happy Days, and Mork and Mindy. This tape features several behind the scenes segments from these shows’ productions. Marshall is also interviewed about the nature of television production and comedy.

  • Edge, pilot

    Edge, pilot

    Pilot for a program called “Edge.” This show focuses on politically controversial artists, including Andrew Dice Clay, Lorna Simpson, Dread Scott Tyler, Karen Finley, John Fleck, Holly Hughes, and Tim Miller.

  • The $64,000 Question – The Buick Berle Show

    The $64,000 Question – The Buick Berle Show

    The beginning of the tape features an episode of The $64,000 Question. Three returning players answer questions about Sherlock Holmes and the oceans in order to win money. The second half of the tape contains an episode of The Buick Berle Show. His special guests are Vic Damone, Jackie Cooper, Dagmar, and Denise Darcel who all express comedic dissatisfaction over the script for the show. Both programs are sure to draw a chuckle.

  • [The 90’s raw: Milly’s Orchid Show static camera #2]

    [The 90’s raw: Milly’s Orchid Show static camera #2]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. A continuation of footage of a live performance of “Milly’s Orchid Show,” a variety show at the Park West in Chicago, starring Brigid Murphy. Murphy emcee’s the show in the character of Southern Belle Milly Mae Smithy for this live comedy / variety show. Murphy’s Milly Mae character introduces the members of the band, then introduces comedian Cheryl Trykv, who performs as a self-obsessed coffee shop dweller. Murphy returns to sing a song, then the show ends. Shot with a mostly static camera.

  • [Gilda Radner interviewed by Tom Snyder – Tom Conner soccer at St. Ignatius]

    [Gilda Radner interviewed by Tom Snyder – Tom Conner soccer at St. Ignatius]

    Tom Snyder interviewing Gilda Radner, followed by home movie footage of a soccer game.

  • [The 90’s raw: Kids’ tv, Michael Colyar, Shadow Traffic]

    [The 90’s raw: Kids’ tv, Michael Colyar, Shadow Traffic]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. The first segment captures the recording of a children’s news program called “Chicago on Parade.” They visit the Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium and the Art Institute. The kids’ reporting style is very formal, like traditional TV news, and they fumble often to remember their lines. The second segment is an interview with fast-talking comedian and humanitarian Michael Colyar in a park in downtown Chicago. Colyar had recently been in the public spotlight because he was the winner of the $100,000 Grand Prize competition on “Star Search” and immediately donated half of the money to a charity for homeless children. Colyar got his start in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles but was back in town for a performance. When describing his comedy, he says it is socially conscious and thought provoking, often dealing with such issues as racism or AIDS. The third segment covers the headquarters for Shadow Traffic in the John Hancock Observatory.

 
 
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