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  • Happy 50th Birthday to the Chicago Picasso

    Happy 50th Birthday to the Chicago Picasso

    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Chicago Picasso In 1967, Mayor Richard J. Daley stood in the courtyard of the Chicago Civic Center and unveiled a fifty-foot tall metal structure, a public art piece designed by Pablo Picasso and given to the people of Chicago. While initially met with scorn and confusion, the sculpture has, over the years, become an iconic and admired feature of downtown Chicago. This collection of clips taken from the Media Burn Archive features Studs Terkel, … Continue reading

  • [Ray Simon interview]

    [Ray Simon interview]

    An interview with Richard J. Daley’s deputy mayor and corporation counsel, Ray Simon, who served the mayor’s office for sixteen years. Continue reading

  • Happy 175th Birthday, Chicago!

    Happy 175th Birthday, Chicago!

    Chicago is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its incorporation. Nobody personified Chicago better than Richard J. Daley.  This 1986 special, produced for the 10th anniversary of his death, reveals the life and times of the man who was synonymous with Chicago for 21 years. You can also watch the full special at Media Burn.

  • American Revolution II: Battle of Chicago

    American Revolution II: Battle of Chicago

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. This tape has two sections. Continue reading

  • Pugs ‘n Pols

    Pugs ‘n Pols

    Three documentaries by Chicago videomakers from the 1970s: “Jane Byrne Election Night” by Scott Jacobs, “Golden Gloves” by Tom Weinberg and Scott Jacobs, and “Election Day (Chicago Style) by Scott Jacobs and Valjean McLenighan. Continue reading

  • [Daley film transfer]

    [Daley film transfer]

    00:05 Color film. Press conference about a new building proposed to be built near the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. 01:42 Mayor Richard J. Daley answers questions from the press about efforts to increase safety on Lake Shore Drive. 02:50 Sound cuts out, but there is continued footage of the meeting. 06:20 Black and white silent footage of JFK motorcade before assassination.

  • I Remember Mayor Daley…

    I Remember Mayor Daley…

    Excerpt from the three-hour documentary, Daley, about Richard J. Daley, the 48th Mayor of Chicago. Various prominent Chicago politicians and family members speak of Daley’s character, work ethic, and powerful influence during his reign as Mayor of Chicago from 1955 to 1976. Harold Washington, Jane Byrne, Michael Bilandic, various members of the Daley family, John Hoellen, Irv Kupcinet, Bill Singer, and Leon Despres are all included in this video. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0001

    Image Union, episode 0001

    Hour long compilation episode of Image Union featuring “TV Magic Ballots” by Nate Herman and Warren Leming, “Assassins” with Joe Mantegna and Jack Wallace, “Chicago Blues” by Jim Passin and Nancy Grosse, work from Jane Veeder, excerpts from “Now We Live On Clifton” by Kartemquin Films, stopmotion animation, an interview by “My Sister’s Cutting Room” during a dog’s birthday party, and “The Bums” by Scott Jacobs and Valjean McLenighan 1976.

    The second half of the episode features “Electronic Masks” by Barbara Sykes, an excerpt from “Paper Roses” by Maxi Cohen and Joel Gold, and “Television Delivers People” by Richard Serra and Carlota Fay Schoolman. Continue reading