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In 2008, three experimental films made by Chicago-based filmmaker Don Klugman were preserved with the support of the National Film Preservation Foundation in 2008. NIGHTSONG is a portrait of the Chicago Near-North nightlife scene in the mid-1960s, centering on the struggles and romantic desires of an African American singer played by long-forgotten folk sensation, Willie Wright. I'VE GOT THIS PROBLEM traces the romantic relationship between a young man and woman (played by Klugman and Judy Harris) who meet in a downtown coffee shop. Their nonstop dialogue fluctuates between playful psycho-babble and sincere attempts to relay their innermost feelings. YOU'RE PUTTING ME ON seems to pick up the same couple (again played by Klugman and Harris) a few years later, as they attend a swinging bohemian party where they pilfer personal objects from the unsuspecting guests. The archival materials created from these three Klugman films comprise the Don Klugman Collection.
The JoAnn Elam collection primarily consists of films made by independent filmmaker JoAnn Elam. Elam primarily shot on 8mm film, although she did work extensively with 16mm, Super-8mm film and early video. A number of 8mm films have been printed to Super-8mm stock, and films like Rape (1977) and the unfinished Everyday People employed multiple formats (16mm, video, and 8mm). This collection also contains several historically important medical films made by James O. Elam, M.D., JoAnn Elam's father, which document his development of the "rescue breathing" technique and numerous other advances in clinical anesthesiology and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Additionally, there are at least two titles by experimental filmmakers and artists Dan Perz and Ruth Klasses. This collection is sponsored by Susan Elam, Kenneth Belcher and Sandy Ihm.
Morton & Millie Goldsholl ran Goldsholl Design & Film Associates, one of Chicago’s leading graphic design studios in the 1950s through 1970s. The studio became recognized for their animations, progressive hiring practices and developing corporate branding packages for various companies. Their collection, donated to CFA in 2006 and 2010, contains commercials and industrial films that Goldsholl Associates made for their clients, experimental films and animations made by both Morton and Millie, unedited travel films shot by Morton and Millie and films (primarily animated) that the two collected over the years.
The Ron Doerring Collection contains numerous award-winning amateur films made in the Midwest by members of the Society of Amateur Cinematographers. The majority of the films in the collection were made by John and Evelyn Kibar, a husband and wife filmmaking team from Racine, Wisconsin. The Kibar’s films include travelogues, documents of historical reenactments, and polished, often humorous, amateur shorts. The collection also contains amateur works by other members of the Society of American Cinematographers including Billy Meers, Will Marshall, George Ives, Sidney Moritz and two experimental films by Sol Falon.
Identifier: F.2010-01-0237
Creator: Goldsholl Design & Film Associates
Filmmaker: Goldsholl, Morton, Goldsholl, Millie
Identifier: F.2004-01-0001
Filmmaker: Lieber, Jeffrey, Sherlock, Michael, Stenberg, Margaret
Identifier: F.2011-01-0237
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn
Identifier: F.2010-01-0019
Identifier: F.2011-01-0009
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn
Identifier: F.2011-01-0194
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn
Identifier: F.2011-01-0105
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn
Identifier: F.2011-01-0099
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn, Hendrix, Joe
Identifier: F.2011-01-0102
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn, Hendrix, Joe
Identifier: F.2011-01-0103
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn
Identifier: F.2011-01-0100
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn
Identifier: F.2011-01-0098
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn
Identifier: F.2011-01-0028
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn