Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-04-2009, 04:26 PM
Slithy Tove Slithy Tove is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Buford, Georgia
Posts: 8,011
Is Chicago lost on film during Richard J.'s term?

Reading the wiki article on the Blues Brothers, it mentions "Mayor Richard J. Daley had all but prevented films from being produced there up until his death in 1976"
A cursory look at IMDB of the 2,000+ "filming location: Chicago" does show a large gap in from the mid-1950's through the1970's

Does this mean that in the 1960's Salt Lake City was better-documented, due to "Carnival of Souls," than Chicago, or am I blanking on a bunch of movies?
Advertisements  
  #2  
Old 10-05-2009, 11:01 AM
Tim R. Mortiss Tim R. Mortiss is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Lincoln Park, Chicago
Posts: 6,012
I'm sure there's some footage of the '68 Democrat Convention somewhere out there......
  #3  
Old 10-10-2009, 03:13 PM
Ed Zotti Ed Zotti is offline
Gormless Wienie
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Posts: 1,876
Cecil is going to take this question on in next week's column. Interesting subject.
  #4  
Old 10-10-2009, 05:38 PM
Slithy Tove Slithy Tove is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Buford, Georgia
Posts: 8,011
Thanks Ed. The Salt Lake City remark was a joke, but seriously, looking at New York in The Naked City from 1949, we see a huge city that's largely changed and mostly gone for good. The same for the San Francisco in 1947's Dark Passage, and there's enough footage to make Los Angeles the most documented city on earth. It would be a sad, sad truth if our beloved Chicago's past, by comparison, were like family photos eaten by termites. So I'm not embarassed that the heavy artillery is being called in since mine was not just idle curiosity.
  #5  
Old 10-16-2009, 07:16 AM
C K Dexter Haven C K Dexter Haven is offline
Right Hand of the Master
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Chicago north suburb
Posts: 16,078
Note that, as Ed mentioned, Cecil has now addressed this: http://chicago.straightdope.com/sdc20091015.php

Also, since there's now a thread on this in the "Questions, Comments, for SD Chicago Column" forum, I'm going to close this one and let further comments happen there: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=536175

Last edited by C K Dexter Haven; 10-17-2009 at 07:56 AM. Reason: Fixed link. -- CKDH
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@chicagoreader.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright 2017 Sun-Times Media, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017