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7 years ago
mishadoc
I believe it was Lane Tech at the time she went. When I called her (as she is a close friend of mine) she relayed two names to me; George Rico and Louis Frasca. She said that in 1972 - 1973, they were in charge, respectively, of Chorus and Orchestra. Does that ring any bells with you? I went to Gordon Tech, so I don't know who Ms. Ende's talking about.
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7 years ago
mishadoc
http://chicagology.com/chicagoname/ Quote from the article; one of many. For decades, Chicago was second to New York in city population rankings and New Yorker magazine writer Abbott J. Liebling used the term as a title for his 1950s tongue-in-cheek book titled, Chicago: The Second City. The book was not well received. Today, Chicago is actually the third largest city in the United States fo
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7 years ago
mishadoc
We would go to Lyon Healy down the way on Wabash and on the way home from there (for a music lesson) it started raining really hard. We ducked into Rose Records (1972 - 1973?) and began looking at the records on the first, then the second, and I believe, even the third floor. Between the smell of the vinyl (as you mentioned) and the smell of wet clothes and umbrellas from the rain, the smells were
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7 years ago
mishadoc
Anyone remember that fabulous deli in Skokie? I think it was called Zweigs Deli. Marvelous Corned Beef and lots of seating.
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7 years ago
mishadoc
Two books have come out referencing Chicago areas and history, although I don't think they are actual history books. One is "The Apocalypse According to Max" and the other is "Chicago Sketches. Both by the same author, Michelle Ende' on Kindle, maybe other places too.
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7 years ago
mishadoc
There was a Stouffer's Restaurant right about where you said. I remember because I used to go to Lyon Healy on Wabash and play the pianos. If I was with my Mom, she would always insist on treating ourselves to a visit at Stouffer's. I had forgotten that. Thanks
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7 years ago
mishadoc
Blues Brothers also filmed at parts (at least the exteriors) of Ford City on the South Side of Chicago.
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7 years ago
mishadoc
John Coleman! Sure, Mr. Superboonies and Thunderboomers. Yea, I met him at Old Chicago back in the 70s. He went on to found the Weather Channel. I just learned that a day or two earlier. How cool is that?
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7 years ago
mishadoc
The name "Second City" actually comes from the rebuilding of the city after the Chicago Fire. Read any well researched history of Chicago and the area, (and I apologize, but do not have any references handy), and it will tell you the name is applied to the new or second city which was rebuilt. The first city, mostly wood and timber, was destroyed (about 80%, I am guessing) save for the o
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7 years ago
mishadoc
God I loved Riverview! To this day I can't go into any amusement park without thinking and in some way comparing it to the mighty Riverview. I remember as a kid walking along the river, thinking it would carry me to some far off, enchanted world! Ah Childhood!
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7 years ago
mishadoc
Someone mentioned the 400 Theater on Sheridan. I watched Kramer v Kramer and host of Woody Allen movies as well as Bogarts and Bacalls. Loved that little theater. I lived down the way on Columbia and I walked to the movie every Friday night, over to Stinkers Pub for 10 cent beers and then back home. Thanks for the memories everyone.
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7 years ago
mishadoc
I also remember a restaurant on Touhy Ave in Elk Grove, that was attached to a hotel. It was called, I believe, the Airport Lounge. It had booths that looked like coach seats and you would sit next to an airplane window. The whole thing looked like a the inside of an airplane fuselage. Very Cool.
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7 years ago
mishadoc
My sister and I used to walk past Prescott School on the way to St. Bonaventure. Both schools, as I understand, have survived to this day. We used to walk down Altgeld to Bonaventure. We had to be there at 8:00AM for Mass every day. And those stupid plaid skirt and white top uniforms us girls had to wear. Ugh!
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7 years ago
mishadoc
I too worked at Lincoln and Belle Plaine from 1972 - 1974 and I was one of the idiots that met with the Retail Clerks Union to get them into play in the store. Naive and stupid, I thought I was doing the right thing. But at 16 years old, how much does anyone really know about anything. Chuck Lorenz was the manager and his Irish counterpart, John Lawler who used to fart as he walked down the aisle.
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