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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.
A collection of home movies documenting the Godman family of Chicago and Evanston, Illinois. The patriarch of the family, Carl Lawrence Godman, shot the majority of the collection. The films primarily feature his wife, Fay F. Godman, and their three sons, David, Andrew, and James. Collection highlights include a 1968 Chicago River boat tour, a trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo as well as home movies Carl shot while serving in the Korean War.
The Mary Heftel Hooten collection includes Super 8mm home movies of vacations she and her husband, William Heftel, took from 1967-1973. The films document trips to Japan, Hawaii, Norway, Antartica, Australia, and the Bahamas. Hooten was a lawyer and Illinois judge. Heftel was a Chicago area realtor.
SERIES II of the Mort & Millie Goldsholl Collection contains personal films created by Mort and/or Millie Goldsholl. They include children's animations ("Up is Down", "Rebellion of the Flowers", "Intergalactic Zoo"), experimental films ("Night Driving", "Dissent Illusion", "Union Pier 1942: Film Experiments"), home movies and unedited footage Mort & Millie shot while traveling in Japan, Europe and Israel. It is unclear at the time whether the unedited travel footage in this series was originally shot to be used in Goldsholl Associates films. Also included in this series are production elements related to "Rebellion of the Flowers", "Up is Down", "Dissent Illusion" and "Night Driving". [This series is currently being processed. Items will be updated as films are inspected, digitized and cataloged - August 26, 2014]
Identifier: F.2003-01-0003
Identifier: F.2005-02-0065
Chicago Film Archives has received two lots of films from the Warren Thompson Collection. The first lot consists of 2 reels of 16mm amateur films that document 35 years of citylife in Chicago and trips to Mackinac Island in Michigan shot from 1955 to 1965. In February of 2011, CFA received 21 more reels of 16mm Thompson films that document domestic and international travel from 1939 to 1981. They include footage from Japan, Hong Kong, Bangkok, the Caribbean, the St. Lawrence River, New England, the west, the Wisconsin Dells, and the Smokey Mountains. One reel is named "Fjord Mail Boat".