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The West Side Story of Chicago Then: Roosevelt Road, that great street

The West Side Story of Chicago Then: Roosevelt Road, that great street
There weren’t super highways, strip malls or the monstrous shopping malls of this generation.  The word ‘suburb’ wasn’t in our lexicon.  What each community in Chicago had is their own major shopping area. Mine was Roosevelt Road, or as it was known in the early part of the 20th century, 12th Street. I still remember... Read more »

Burt Lancaster at The Oriental Theater; oh, what a day that was

Burt Lancaster at The Oriental Theater; oh, what a day that was
I saw Burt Lancaster in person at the Oriental Theatre. It was supposed to be a minor part but his scenes in ‘The Killers” as the Swede propelled him to stardom. Then everyone wanted to know who he was. It was discovered he was a circus performer with his partner Nick Cravat.  And a natural athlete. ... Read more »

The Ten Commandments, Easter, Charlton Heston = ham

The Ten Commandments, Easter, Charlton Heston = ham
I look forward to Easter each year, not only for the religious aspects, but for Charlton Heston. Oh yes, it’s a must to see Moses played by Heston in the Cecil B. DeMille campy version of the Ten Commandments. I have the video for the movie but I enjoy watching it only Easter Sunday. I... Read more »
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