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  • A look at the early career of 2015 Golden Globe Winner Jill Soloway

    A look at the early career of 2015 Golden Globe Winner Jill Soloway

    Everybody gets started somewhere, and for a lot of comedic actors and producers, that place is and has been Chicago’s improv comedy scene. In this video, we look back at a time when Jill Soloway (creator of Transparent, which just won the 2015 Golden Globe for Best Television Musical or Comedy and writer for Grey’s Anatomy and Six Feet Under), Jane Lynch (now well known as one of the regular actors in the Christopher Guest mockumentaries and for her role on […]

  • Jane Lynch and Andy Richter in The Real Live Brady Bunch, 1991

    Jane Lynch and Andy Richter in The Real Live Brady Bunch, 1991

    Everybody gets their start somewhere, and for a lot of comedic actors, that place is and has been Chicago’s improv comedy scene. In this video, we look back at a time when Jane Lynch (now well known as one of the regular actors in the Christopher Guest mockumentaries and for her role on Glee) and Andy Richter (comedian and Conan O’Brien sidekick) were relative unknowns, playing the roles of Carol and Mike Brady in Annoyance Theatre’s production of The Real […]

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: WLS-TV Chicago senate race]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: WLS-TV Chicago senate race]

    This tape features a Channel 7 WLS-TV eyewitness news report on the Chicago senate race debate in 1992.

  • [Camcorder Tonight tests]

    This tape contains tests for the TV show “Camcorder Tonight”.

  • [KTLA anniversary show]

    [KTLA anniversary show]

    Anniversary show for the station with clips from classic programs.

  • 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.

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Bruce Campbell]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Bruce Campbell]

    This video contains raw footage for the television show “Chicago Slices.” Doug Sawyer talks to Hollywood producer Bruce Campbell about his upcoming projects. Campbell gives a speech emphasizing his dubious celebrity connections. Sawyer is confrontational, questioning many of Campbell’s claims. The tape ends right after Sawyer catches him in a lie about his connection to Roger Ebert.

  • [Chicago Slices raw : interactive TV]

    [Chicago Slices raw : interactive TV]

    Raw footage shot for the TV series Chicago Slices. This tape features players demonstrating interactive TV games in Highland Park, Illinois.

 
 
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