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6 years ago
wags300
Biasettis sponsored a team in the All Star League at Faetz in the early 60's. As I recall, there was always free pizza at the bar after we finished thanks to Biasettis
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6 years ago
wags300
I lived at 5125 N Clark St and a short walk got me to The Edgewater Beach Hotel in the 40's & 50's In the evening our "group" climbed over the fence and partook of the pool on many occasions..Had one visit to the Apts for a Holloween party dressed as a painter..Lotsa fun back then
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6 years ago
wags300
Back in the 30's, it took 4(FOUR) guys to haul Hack Wilson out of Marigold Gardens and put him in a cab..at least, that's what my Dad told me growing up around Wrigley..
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6 years ago
wags300
Boy oh boy..Brain freeze on that other " Dick Wagner " That Hamms bowler was Chuck Wagner!! DUH His brother Dick did bowl also but not high caliber..Sorry about that but I saw the pic on Dr Jakes site and refreshed the old memory bank..I do remember Ellis shooting 256, 300, 256 for 812 one year..
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6 years ago
wags300
I follow that site too..I guess I'll have to inquire how to locate old Chicago Bowler issues..Appreciate the feedback
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6 years ago
wags300
I bowled "semi-pro" back in the late 50's early 60's before transferring out to the S F area on a job promotion. Tried verifying team mates, teams and scores but couldn't come up with an old CHICAGO BOWLER site..Joe and Herta Kissel published the paper and that would be a good reference site and memory jogger. I bowled as Dick Wagner and the more professional Dick Wagner did bowl fo
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7 years ago
wags300
Thanks for update. Now if I could only find my 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Ivory painted 500 convertible life would be complete..
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7 years ago
wags300
On that Nikki Chevy tune, didn't they also have a " Come in today!" ending.. How about Jim Moran, " The Courtesy Man" I think he switched to selling Chevys after Hudson went down the tubes..
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7 years ago
wags300
I think I remember the Julien(Julian?) theater being just west of Clark on Belmont which showed Oaters and serials, toons..Also, the Calo on North Clark before Robby Robinson turned it into the bowling alley.
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7 years ago
wags300
What a memory you all have..I do remember the shows and names once written but the total recall ain't there...like the blond gal wearing the Majorette outfit on a circus show and the zoo emcees name..help.What show had all the old serials with a guy in a kilt selling ice cream? Early on there weren't many kids shows and we were outside playing ball, etc
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8 years ago
wags300
Forgot to add my 2 cents worth regarding the movie scene..The Julian(Julien?) was a half block west of Clark at Belmont and showed oaters and cartoons back in the forties. The Calo theater was still showing 'B' movies at that time. If I recall, they both were 10 cents and the first run shows were 25 cents
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8 years ago
wags300
I used to go to Maxwell Street with my mom back in the late 40's and with the guys in the 50's..The only thing I remember was someone buying a pine- apple and eating it on the Clark streetcar going home. My mom could tell clothes quality by the feel of the material which I learned from her and used throughout my life. Yes, we did buy lots of "stuff" down there.
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8 years ago
wags300
I remember the junk man yelling out " rags and old iron" while pullilng his cart down the alleyways around Clark and Foster..more so, not mentioned so far was an old organ grinder,pulled by a woman down Clark and cranking out a tune or two in front of the taverns and then going in and picking up some cash..I could see a lot from our apartment above Evensons food mart on the corner o
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8 years ago
wags300
My brother was a towel boy at Rainbow Arena in the 50's so we could sneak in and see matches for free...Argentina Rocca was my favorite..I remember Nature Boy Buddy Rogers, the Frech Angel ,etc.
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8 years ago
wags300
Before transferring to Calif in 63, my watering hole was mostly Simons on Clark St by Foster..I know Simon used to take care of a lot of people in the Depression in the 30's and I remember his buying out the shoe store and expanding the bar to two entryways back in the 50's..I remember Fred and Daves, The High Life Inn, Genglers as all neighborhood bars..Probably none left now..
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8 years ago
wags300
Clar-Wyn bowl was above Youngrens cleaners on Berwyn between Clark and Ashland. The alley bordered the back of the lanes opposite the First Evangelical Free Church..It was a 12 lane house. When the Bowlium had a fire back around 1960, Bill Bunettas singles/doubles league finished the season there..I thought Uptown bowl was at Lawrence and Clark next to Rainbow arena..Lotta lanes around town i
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8 years ago
wags300
tks for rjmachon feedback..when did Clar-Wyn shut down? Whats next to the Church now?
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8 years ago
wags300
I don't remember that A & P being north of Foster(5200 ).It was on the same side as the odd numbered locales..City Fruit market was on that side around 5240 N Clark and Schotts fish was on the opposite side near Berwyn. That would be about the late 40's-early 50's
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8 years ago
wags300
When I finished bowling Friday nites, if I didn't get a pizza at Lauries, I went south on Broadway to the Plantation and had a beer and shook dice while waiting for the pizza to take homw...
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8 years ago
wags300
Just got on site. No pix but best pizza in my book...used to have dely to Clar Wyn Bowl Sat nites..
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8 years ago
wags300
We lived at 5125 N Clark st above Evensons Food Mart on the corner of Winona. I used to deliver groceries by bike (my older brother also) thru out the neighborhood back in the late 40's & early 50's..It was full serve with butchered meat on site, etc....down the block on Clark was a National I think or small A&P..
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8 years ago
wags300
In response to wildsides post, who was ur dad who bowled on tv at Faetz Nisson? I just stumbled on the site and am playing catch up. I bowled in the All Star league on Fridays for LaBatts, O'Keekes & Pabst. That was in the late 50's/early 60's..
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8 years ago
wags300
When Robby converted Calo movie Theatre it was quite a challenge but he pulled it off...Clar Wyn bowl was a 12 alley house which I managed P.T. on Saturdays back in the late 50's along with my buddy Rune Magnuson...Bud Schack was the owner/mgr but got sick and we helped out and increased business my 300%..And yes, we had pinsetters....
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