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Night Life in Chicago (1948)

This Traveltalks entry offers a sampling of the nighttime entertainment available in Chicago's many restaurants, theaters, nightclubs, and hotel showrooms.
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Julian & Marjorie ...
Themselves - dancers
Martin H. Kennelly ...
Himself
Robert R. McCormick ...
Himself
Charles Dawes ...
Himself
Karl Eitel ...
Himself
Otto Eitel ...
Himself
Ernie Byfield ...
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This Traveltalks visit to Chicago looks at some hotels known for their evening entertainment and for the rich and famous people who come to their dining rooms. Featured are the Walnut Room of the Bismarck Hotel, the Ambassador Hotel's Pump Room, and the boardwalk at the Edgewater Beach Hotel. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Documentary | Short

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Approved
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27 November 1948 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Crazy Credits

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References Possessed (1947) See more »

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Chicago
Written by Lesley Kirk
Performed by studio orchestra and singers
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TravelTalk
3 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Night Life in Chicago (1948)

*** (out of 4)

TravelTalk short from MGM takes a look at what goes on in Chicago during the nighttime, at least that's what the title says. This here really plays more like a hotel promo because we're basically looking at a lot of hotels and what they offer. There are some very interesting scenes including a dinner where Charles Dawes, former Vice-President, is sitting at a table with the then mayor of Chicago. We get to see a couple show room dance floors, which wasn't too interesting but this builds up to a dancing horse, which I must admit, was pretty entertaining to me. There's another sequence where we see the Chicago Theatre and it's showing Joan Crawford's Possessed. I've seen dozens of these shorts and to me this here was one of the better entries in the series.


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