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Chicago (1927) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Frank Urson and produced by Cecil B. DeMille.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7

By Alyson on Apr 23, 2021 From The Best Picture Project

Aaron Sorkin?s The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a compelling courtroom drama depicting the infamous trial of seven defendants charged with inciting a riot, conspiracy and other charges relating to their counter-culture movement and anti-Vietnam war protests. In 1968 a large protest took place in Chicag... Read full article


Chicago Film Club resumes January 10, 2020

By Stephen Reginald on Jan 3, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Chicago Film Club resumes January 10, 2020 The new season of the Chicago Film Club will begin on January 10 at a new venue. The new venue is PianoForte at 1335 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor. We’re excited to be in this new space, which will make classic movie watching more enjoyable. If you... Read full article


Day 9 of Noirvember: Noir City Chicago 2019

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 9, 2019 From Shadows and Satin

Noir City, in case you?re not familiar, is the world?s largest annual film noir festival, and is presented by the Film Noir Foundation. The event started 17 years ago in San Francisco, and is now held in cities throughout the nation, including Los Angeles, Detroit, and my sweet home, Chicago. On tod... Read full article


An 'elopement' announced in Chicago

By carole_and_co on Sep 18, 2019 From Carole & Co.

I've never seen this photo of Carole Lombard and Clark Gable before, but it's from before March 30, 1939. That's because it was used in that morning's Chicago Daily Tribune as it announced their semi-surprise wedding:Don't see it right away? It's in the upper right-hand corner of the front page:I'm ... Read full article


THE COSTUME DRAMA BLOGATHON: In Old Chicago (1938)

on Sep 6, 2019 From Caftan Woman

The Costume Drama Blogathon is the brainchild of Debbie Vega of Moon in Gemini and it runs from September 6th to the 8th. Click HERE for all the sublime designs and stories. "We O'Learys are a strange tribe. There's strength in us. And what we set out to do, we finish." - Alice Brady (Oscar w... Read full article


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Presented by the San Francisco Silent Film Festival to a sellout house of 1400 at the Castro Theatre on Saturday December 2, 2006.
The Broadway play, "Chicago," which inspired this film, 1942's Roxie Hart, and the Tony-award winning musical and Oscar-winning 2002 film, was based on a true story. The characters of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly were inspired by the real-life cases of two Chicago women -- Beaulah Annan and Belva Gaertner -- who each murdered their lovers in 1924. Both women were tried in separate cases, which became media sensations in Chicago, and both were acquitted. Playwright Maurine Dallas Watkins covered both trials as a reporter for the "Chicago Tribune," and adapted her experiences into the play, "Chicago."
This film opened on the same day that the famous musical "Show Boat", written by Jerome Kern' and Oscar Hammerstein II, and which has a lengthy sequence set in Chicago, first opened on Broadway.
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