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The filmmaker and the family (or families) depicted in the Howard Prouty Collection are currently unknown. The films were purchased by Howard Prouty at a Los Angeles garage sale in the Carthay Circle Neighborhood (6101 Del Valle Dr.). The majority films were shot in the Midwest from the late 1940s to the early 1960s, and were developed at various camera shops in the northern suburb of Waukegan, Illinois. The collection includes footage of weddings, birthdays, various Michigan boat trips, and most notably, footage from the Korean war and the Chicago's Railroad Fair of 1948-1949.
A home movie collection that documents the Homer Henselt Howard family of Skokie and Glenview, Illinois. Included in the collection are suburban residential scenes shot in Skokie, Illinois, a glimpse inside a Kingsley Stamping Machine factory as well as trips to Los Angeles and Wisconsin's Lake Geneva.
The Steven Poster collection includes the 35mm film, Another Saturday Night, a whimsical portrayal of a weekend night in 1970s Chicago. Also included in the collection are the title's elements.
Identifier: F.2008-02-0070
Filmmaker: Cring, Marquis Ritchey
Identifier: F.2008-02-0054
Filmmaker: Cring, Marquis Ritchey
Identifier: F.2008-02-0045
Filmmaker: Cring, Marquis Ritchey
Identifier: F.2008-02-0053
Filmmaker: Cring, Marquis Ritchey
Identifier: F.2011-06-0003
Identifier: F.2011-01-0105
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn
Identifier: F.2011-01-0102
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn, Hendrix, Joe
Identifier: F.2011-01-0099
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn, Hendrix, Joe
LORD THING (DeWitt Beall, 1970)
This collection of films was made by filmmaker DeWitt Beall in Chicago during the 1960s. A large portion of the collection consists of elements and prints related to LORD THING, a film about a Chicago-based gang named the Conservative Vice Lords. The film was never released, but won an award at the Venice Film Festival in 1971. Various other educational films, documentaries and PSAs are in this collection, including the EARTHKEEPING series which aired on PBS in the early 1970s.
The Ferd Isserman collection consists of 16mm home movies shot primarily in Chicago from the early 1930s through the late 1960s. Documenting leisure time, trips and holidays, highlights from the collection include family visits to the Chicago World’s Fair (A Century of Progress International Exposition) in 1933-34; a legion marching band and USO dedication in Chicago during WWII; the Republican National Convention in Chicago in 1932; the 20th Miss America pageant held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ in 1946; a trip to San Francisco and Los Angeles in 1946-47; and Thanksgiving celebrations in the 1930s, 1940s and 1968.