even more "Goldstein" 1963
Re: even more "Goldstein" 1963
Posted by: WayOutWardell (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 30, 2010 12:19PM

shoreline Wrote:
> captain54 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> .
> >
> > there's a place with the address "426" @ :42,
> > which leads me to believe some of the joints
> > weren't necessarily in and around Rush Street.
> > There's no address corresponding to "426" in
> that
> > area, to the best of my knowledge.
> >
> Amazing Rush St pics. This is just speculation,
> but there was a great deal of X rated activity on
> Clark north of the river back in the 60s. In
> addition, the arcades shown were reminiscent of
> the businesses that lined S State prior to
> gentrification.
> >

You're right; I looked at the red-light district film again, did some searching and found that both the Follies (:55) and the Rialto (1:12) were indeed on State Street. And I also noticed the ominous 17th century quote on the sign at 1:46!

Update: I found a photo of what I think is the Follies, looking south on State Street:

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/29821940@N00/4580568692/]60s State Street[/url]

Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 05/05/2010 03:09PM by WayOutWardell.

Re: even more "Goldstein" 1963
Posted by: Chipast (---.dsl.chcgil.ameritech.net)
Date: September 25, 2010 02:02AM

I believe the Rush St at dusk postcard was 1968, Not 1963.

Re: even more "Goldstein" 1963
Posted by: captain54 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: September 25, 2010 02:37AM

Chipast Wrote:
> I believe the Rush St at dusk postcard was 1968,
> Not 1963.

Good call..."the Producers" (posted on the Carnegie Theatre marquee in the background) was released in 1968

Re: even more "Goldstein" 1963
Posted by: Jazzman (---.bankofamerica.com)
Date: June 08, 2011 09:51PM

The Jazz Showcase was in both the basement and eventually upstairs in the Happy Medium. I saw Kenny Burrell, The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra and even The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra there in the 70's.

Next door the Pancake House....I think it was called Mannys... Somebody [b]STREAKED[/b] thru one time about 3 am. Yes.. I'm dating myself. It was the 70's.

Barbara Streisand got her start at Mr Kellys.

I saw The Buddy Rich Big Band at Mr Kellys.
[b]1970's prices..[/b]
$35 per person... plus 2 drinks... for a [b]45[/b] minute set.
You left or got charged again for another set ! ! !

Re: even more "Goldstein" 1963
Posted by: captain54 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: June 09, 2011 03:32PM

From the fabulous Cushman Collection

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20205384@N03/5815248757/" title="Mr. Kelly's-Chicago-1960 by captain54_01, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2537/5815248757_f75fc475db_z.jpg" width="510" height="416" alt="Mr. Kelly's-Chicago-1960"></a>

Mr. Kelly's was only open 3 yrs when this photo was taken

Re: even more "Goldstein" 1963
Posted by: backwardk4501 (---.fuse.net)
Date: June 10, 2011 04:05PM


Here is a photo of those places including Mammy's + a bunch of other awesome photos. I'm sure some of you have seen these.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/10/2011 04:08PM by backwardk4501.

Re: even more "Goldstein" 1963
Posted by: BTRIPP (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 06, 2011 11:33PM

Wow ... I've lived down "on Rush Street" for the past 35 years, and these pics are quite the trip down memory lane! I even saw glimpses of the old Louie's Cantonese Cafe sign (the dragon on the neon is poking out under a few other things there)!

I was just showing my daughter these, and she was amazed at how our now-staid & ├╝ber-gentrified neighborhood used to look like Las Vegas.

There used to be an awesome mural of the Rush St. neon over at the Clark & Division Jewel, which, unfortunately, was not "rescuable" when they redecorated (I take it that I wasn't the only one to ask if it would be available).

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/07/2011 03:29AM by BTRIPP.

Re: even more "Goldstein" 1963
Posted by: davey7 (---.dsl.chcgil.ameritech.net)
Date: August 29, 2012 06:33PM

I finally saw this last night; I was also entertained that a place I'd just been two days before, the Oriental Institute was in the movie (early on, the big black stone bull, etc)! It was really great to see the city at that time, the demo for what looked like UIC etc, the hyper modern interior to the tudor house, etc.

Re: even more "Goldstein" 1963
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 30, 2015 04:46PM

[b]I serviced a TV set there in the 60's and broke the picture tube. That was not a profitable service call. First day on that job also.[/b]

Re: even more "Goldstein" 1963
Posted by: Anonymous User (---.mentorg.com)
Date: December 30, 2015 05:06PM


Any known era magazines\articles with this club mentioned? Or anyone that used to work there?? Wonder if any of the "Adorable" would remember a lady that worked there in the late 50's to early 60's?? Any connections there?

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