CPL ThrowbackThursday - The Drake Hotel, Circa 1927
Lake Shore Drive, looking north from the Drake Hotel, circa July 5, 1927.
CPL Throwback Thursday - Chicago - A Film from the Chicago Board Of Education, Circa 1940’s
This is a film I found at an estate sale on the south side of Chicago. It merely said “Chicago” and “Print 1” on the canister. I bought it because I was intrigued as to what might live inside.
Well, its hard to say exactly what this is. Its a film by the Chicago Board Of Education, produced sometime in the 1940s. I only know this because the narrator died in a horrible plane wreck around that time. Its hard to say the purpose of the film; it could be geared towards tourism or to entice companies to come to Chicago. This film could have just been used in the classroom. I’m not entirely sure.
The great thing about this film reel, is all the different views of the city they give. If you have any more info on this, I would love to know!
There is some absolutely beautiful footage of Chicago in this piece. What a treasure, so glad it was unearthed! Watch the film below!
Stanley Kubrick’s Chicago
Few people know that before he started making movies, Stanley Kubrick was a star photojournalist. In the summer of 1949, Look magazine sent him to Chicago to shoot pictures for a story called “Chicago City of Contrasts.”
State Street, Chicago 1949
Original caption: Chicago’s theater district, lined with marquees, has been forbidden to show “vulgar” plays. But the strip-tease girls still flourish on West Madison.