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  • Do the Time Warp with Dan Dinello’s ‘Chicago Halloween’

    Do the Time Warp with Dan Dinello’s ‘Chicago Halloween’

    Break out the candy and grab your favorite mask because it’s almost time for Halloween. To celebrate the spooky holiday, we dug into the archive and found some fascinating, and entertaining, Halloween footage from across the years. Dan Dinello’s Chicago Halloween showcases the 1988 celebration of the spooky holiday with a costume contest judged by Freddy Krueger, Rat Girl’s troupe of acrobatic rats, and more. We also found clips of a Halloween wedding, trick-or-treaters with a former First Lady, and even … Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Milly’s Orchid Show mobile camera]

    [The 90’s raw: Milly’s Orchid Show mobile camera]

    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. Performers/performances include: House-O-Matic, a teenage dance group; Lisa Kotin, who performs an instructional parody, “Spring Training: Miss America”; an unidentified, 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. [The same footage is captured on another tape, but with a static camera.] Continue reading

  • [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.] Continue reading