Friday, March 30, 2007
—Co-author Ted Okuda
Although the motion picture industry initially disparaged and feared television, by the late 1950s, studios saw the medium as a convenient dumping ground for thousands of films that had long been gathering dust in their vaults. As these films found their way to local TV stations, enterprising distributors grouped the titles by genre so programmers could showcase them accordingly. It was in this spirit that
TV viewers couldn’t get enough of the old monster movies—everything from glossy Frankenstein and Dracula epics to low-budget cheapies featuring giant grasshoppers and teenage werewolves. Here in
Filled with rare photographs and never-before-published data, Chicago TV Horror Movie Shows celebrates a grand tradition in local television.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Hello, LCP community! I just got my login to the blog and wanted to introduce myself. (I’m Diana Solomon.) If you haven’t met me yet, chances are you will sometime this year—I’m the newest LCP employee, not to be confused with the Diana who worked here in December and January. I am a fourth-generation Chicagoan and am an expert on finding authentic bagels in Chicagoland. (On that note, did you know that the original bagel is probably from Krakow, contrary to the widely accepted myth that it hails from
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Download the third and fourth episodes of Outside the Loop Radio to your computer or MP3 player and listen to Rick tell some of his favorite stories and talk about all things local while hanging at the Goat with Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann. Rated R for language, kids.
(If you haven't listened to Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann's Chi-centric Outside the Loop Radio, you can now catch it on WLUW 88.7 FM Friday nights at 6:00 p.m.)
On Monday, April 9, Rick will join the Gapers Block Book Club at The Book Cellar (4736 N. Lincoln Ave.) at 7:30 p.m. for a discussion of his book A Chicago Tavern, the club's April book selection. No worries, The Book Cellar serves wine to those 21 years of age and older.
Second only to Wise Guy's Corner.