Gangsters and Ink-Stained Galahads: Chicago's Love Affair with Film, the Tommy Gun, and the Newspaper Reporter

April 17, 2007

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Join Chicago Tribune movie critic, Michael Phillips in an engaging presentation and discussion about Chicago's role in spawning both the newspaper comedy and the gangster melodrama. Is the city's relationship to its movie image bittersweet?  What will be Chicago's popular identity in this new century and how might it emerge on screen?

Recorded as part of CHM's CHICAGO ON SCREEN AND BEHIND THE SCENES series.  Chicago's history has been intertwined with the history of moviemaking since the earliest days of motion-picture technology.  How has this role -- as star, stage, and launching pad -- shaped the city?

 

Recorded Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at Chicago History Museum.