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6 years ago
gman
I was there the day of the IC crash (I was 11). There were gurnees lining the corridors everywhere. As for tearing it down, hospital buildings are incredibly expensive to repurpose and without any interested parties to take on the project (and the city's competing motives to free up the land) demolition was the easiest choice.
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6 years ago
gman
I frequented the one in Evanston. There's a web site dedicated to Dr. Jazz: http://doctorjazzchicago.com/
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6 years ago
gman
Fluky's or Vienna-branded fluorescent green relish and sport peppers. For that matter Vienna hot dogs (should survive a car trip). And even our old (non-Jewish) neighbors who relocated to Arizona get nostalgic for Romanian Kosher salami.
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7 years ago
gman
There was one at Kedzie and Foster, but I don't remember one at Irving/Kedzie.
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7 years ago
gman
csl144 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > In 1954, we moved to Mayfair. The Admiral Theater > was at Lawrence, near Pulaski. In later years it > showed X rated adults only movies. I was allowed > to take the trolley bus to the Gateway. > See my previous post. The theater turned bowling > alley on Kedzie was the Alba. I remember going to a
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7 years ago
gman
Steve Allen Fan Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Does anyone remember Tom Duggan or the Breakfast > Club? > I believe Jim McNeil hosted it. A little before my time, but it was radio legend Don McNeil.
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7 years ago
gman
The Library of Congress has 45 images of 1949 Chicago taken by Stanley Kubrick. Although many are photos of people, there are a few cool exterior shots as well as a Board of Trade interior. http://www.loc.gov/search/?q=kubrick+stanley&fa=subject%3Achicago&c=80&st=gallery
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7 years ago
gman
Just watched the first episode of teh Foo Fighters' "Sonic Highways" on HBO. They go to a different city each week to explore the musical influences of the local scene. The first episode covered Chicago and had a brief segment on Wax Trax including a brief appearance by Julia Nash, the daughter of co-founder Jim Nash. It also covered the punk scene at the Cubby Bear, a segment on Nake
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7 years ago
gman
Marvin Glass & Associates? They had that infamous massacre there years ago. I remeber the Reader did a fascinating cover story about the business and how generally secretive and high stress the toy design world was.
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7 years ago
gman
Was that a Rose Records at Belmont/Ashland?
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7 years ago
gman
The Marienthal brothers owned all 3 at one time. One of George Marienthal's sons opened the great New Mexican restaurant Blue Mesa (where Boka is today).
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7 years ago
gman
There are two documentaries about her life and the questionable circumstances of the "discovery" of her legacy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeEqcrYzZx8 http://www.vivianmaier.com/film-finding-vivian-maier/
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7 years ago
gman
Chistorian51 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Anybody got any pictures of the old 1815 club that > was at 1815 W. Roosevelt (Roosevelt and Wood). It > was a well known West side blues joint before the > entire neighborhood was leveled and tranformed. From a little later in its history: http://eddieshawsax.com/pictures
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7 years ago
gman
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/504.html
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7 years ago
gman
Virginia Dare indeed. I went to day camp and my mom packed a brown bag lunch with a can of soda (and a church key, which would now be banned).
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7 years ago
gman
One on Devon, West of California in Rogers park. I don't have many memories of grocery shopping as a child (we frequented A&P more often that High Low, but I remember my mom letting me pick flavors from the various loose cans (pre pull-tabs) of no-name pop in the displays just inside the entrance.
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7 years ago
gman
Someone has compiled a list of films shot there: http://essanaystudios.org/about-us/filmography/#
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7 years ago
gman
shoreline Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Way Out, > There are many buildings throughout the Rogers Pk > area that are identical to those on the 2500 W > Touhy block. During the 1950s I had friends in a > few of the apartments and learned that these were > co-op buildings constructed aroung 1950. Yup, my parents lived in a similar buil
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7 years ago
gman
Thanks Mikey, clearly a brain fart on my part. Of course it was Foster (as per my Flip Side reference).
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7 years ago
gman
http://www.divergentfans.com/profiles/blog/list?tag=set+location
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7 years ago
gman
We had Zfaney's Pharmacy at Kimball and Lawrence. It was a convenience store/pharmacy with a full soda fountain. You could buy phosphates at price points around a dime (I think it was like 7cents, 9cents and 12cents depending on the size). The owner seemed really old to us (we were in elementary school in the late 60's) but was probably in his 50's-60's at the time and we used to drive him craz
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7 years ago
gman
The Old Colony Building on Van Buren and Dearborn dates back to 1895 and their elevators occasionally stop at floor level.
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7 years ago
gman
rjmachon Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > In the movie, Thief which was filmed in Chicago in > 1981, I was wondering if anyone remembers were the > house was in the shoot out at the end of the film. > I know it was on Balmoral, but where? From what I > remember I thought it was close to River Park. > Does anyone remember this? > > T
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8 years ago
gman
WayOutWardell Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Don't forget Wax Trax, on Lincoln! Wild Chicago > did a segment there you might be able to dig up. > One of the things I remember they had on the wall > just above the section of Ministry albums was a > Publishers Clearing House mailing to Al Jourgensen > telling him he may have already won $1
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