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PHOTO – CHICAGO – JEFFERY THEATER – 1952 E 71 ST SOUTH SHORE NEIGHBORHOOD – AUDITORIUM INTERIOR – A WONDERFUL FIND – WE ALREADY HAVE A LOBBY PHOTO OF THE JEFFERY ON THE SITE – NOTE: THE AVALON WAS MY FAVORITE OF OUR LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD “MOVIE PALACES” BUT THE JEFFERY WAS A CLOSE SECOND – JUST A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE GOING TO ONE OF THESE PLACES FOR A DOUBLE FEATURE AND GETTING A BIG CONTAINER OF FRESHLY-POPPED BUTTERED POPCORN (THE BUTTER MELTED, THE REAL STUFF, DRIZZLED ON AND IF YOU WANTED MORE YOU ONLY HAD TO ASK) – THE THEATER LOBBIES ALWAYS HAD BIG POPPING MACHINES ATTENDED AT THE CANDY COUNTER AND YOU COULD HEAR IT AND SMELL IT AS NEW BATCHES WERE PERIODICALLY MADE – MAYBE YOU WOULD ALSO HAVE A CANDY BAR OF WHICH THERE WAS A HUGE CHOICE IN THOSE DAYS – THE ATMOSPHERE WITH HIGHLY THEATRICAL LIGHTING AND ROMANTIC ARCHITECTURE WAS SO EXCITING AND MYSTERIOUS MAKING “GOING TO THE MOVIES” A SPECIAL EVENT – THE CITY HAD A LARGE NUMBER OF SUCH THEATERS (PLUS MANY MORE MODEST ONES) BOTH DOWNTOWN AND IN NEIGHBORHOODS SO IT WAS POSSIBLE TO HAVE QUITE A CHOICE OF THE “SHOW” YOU WERE GOING TO SEE AT ANY TIME – TRULY LIKE NOTHING AROUND TODAY – THE MOVIE MULTIPLEXES TODAY ARE PRETTY STERILE-LOOKING BY COMPARISON WITH NO ROMANTIC ATMOSPHERE OR LIGHTING AND GENERALLY HAVE A SINGLE MOVIE PLUS TONS OF ADS (THERE WERE NONE TO SPEAK OF IN THE 1950s AND 1960s EXCEPT A PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK’S SHOW) – THE POPCORN ISN’T EVEN FRESHLY-POPPED NOW (GENERALLY PRE-POPPED IN BAGS, OFTEN RATHER DRY AND STALE) – ARCHITECTURAL PHOTO LIKELY DATES TO OPENING AS A VAUDEVILLE THEATER IN 1924   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - JEFFERY THEATER - 1952 E 71 ST - AUDITORIUM INTERIOR - ARCHITECTURAL PHOTO LIKELY DATES TO OPENING 1924

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Posted August 2, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – OAK STREET BEACH – “WITH NORTH SHORE SKYLINE” – GROUND LEVEL LOOKING W – BIG CROWD – NICE VERSION – 1961   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - WITH NORTH SHORE SKYLINE - GROUND LEVEL LOOKING W - BIG CROWD - NICE VERSION - 1961

Posted July 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LA SALLE HOTEL – LA SALLE AND MADISON – ENTRANCE AREA – GROUND LEVEL LOOKING S – NIGHT AND LIGHTS – CARS AND PEDESTRIANS – WATERCOLOR PAINTING – c1960   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA SALLE HOTEL - LA SALLE AND MADISON - ENTRANCE AREA - GROUND LEVEL LOOOKING S - NIGHT AND LIGHTS - CARS AND PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - c1960

Posted July 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE CHICAGO TEMPLE – FIRST METHODIST CHURCH – CLARK AND WASHINGTON – THE SKYSCRAPER CHURCH – ELEVATED THREE-QUARTER VIEW – FOR CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD’S FAIR – TINTED – 1934   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO TEMPLE - FIRST METHODIST CHURCH - CLARK AND WASHINGTON - THE SKYSCRAPER CHURCH - ELEVATED THREE-QUARTER VIEW - FOR CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - TINTED - 1934

Posted July 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GARFIELD PARK – CHINESE PAGODA AT MINERAL SPRING – TINTED – NICE VERSION – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - CHINESE PAGODA AT MINEREAL SPRING - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910

Posted July 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GARFIELD PARK – MONUMENT WITH LADY LIBERTY AND INDIANS AND A BUFFALO – A HANDSOME GROUP BUT I IMAGINE THE INDIANS MIGHT HAVE SOME OBJECTIONS – TINTED – REALLY NICE VERSION – 1908   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - MONUMENT WITH LADY LIBERTY AND INDIANS AND BUFFALO - I IMAGINE THE INDIANS MIGHT HAVE SOME OBJECTIONS - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1908

Posted July 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WILSON AND COMPANY PACKERS – CHAMPION SIX-HORSE TEAM FROM THE UNION STOCK YARDS – TERRACE AND ROOF GARDEN RESTAURANT IN BACKGROUND FOR CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD’S FAIR – OVERLOOKED MIDWAY AND LAKE – 1933-4   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AND COMPANY PACKERS - CHAMPION SIX-HORSE TEAM - TERRACE AND ROOF GARDEN RESTAURANT IN BACKGROUND FOR CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - OVERLOOKED MIDWAY AND LAKE - 1933-4

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Posted July 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized