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Polar Bear Swimmer Ch. 1 Vol. 11 #6

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Run Time
0h 1m 30s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
circa 1958
Abstract
Newsreel footage of a man swimming in Lake Michigan at 12th Street Beach in Chicago during wintertime.
Description
Telenews title card reads "Chicago." Brief footage of a woman posing in a swim suit indoors, followed by a graphic transition. A muscular man in swim bottoms and goggles wades into a partially-frozen Lake Michigan, eventually submerging his body into the chilly water and performing a butterfly stroke. Upon leaving the water, the man rolls in the snow and smiles. Footage of gentle waves crashing against ice formations on the shore. A man in shorts and a t-shirt holds a microphone and runs in place on the beach. He gingerly dips a toe into the water and grimaces. The Adler Planetarium can be seen in the background, indicating that they are at 12th Street Beach.
Distributors
Telenews (Firm)
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Related Place
Chicago (represents)