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Title Chicago [videorecording] : city of the century / a co-production of WGBH Boston and WTTW Chicago in association with the Chicago Historical Society for American Experience ; produced, written and directed by Austin Hoyt.

Published [United States] : WGBH Educational Foundation : Window to the World Communications, Inc. : PBS Home Video [distributor], c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC DVD  977.311 CHIC  disc 1 region 1  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM ERC DVD  977.311 CHIC  disc 2 region 1  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM ERC DVD  977.311 CHIC  disc 3 region 1  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM ERC DVD  977.311 CHIC  disc 4 region 1  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 4 videodiscs (ca. 345 min.) : sd., b&w with col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes Based on the book City of the Century by Donald L. Miller.
Co-produced and co-directed by Patricia Garcia Rios ; music, Michael Bacon ; camera, Michael Chin, Terry Hopkins ; creative consultant, Donald L. Miller ; executive producer, Margaret Drain ; senior producer, Mark Samels.
Originally presented as a segment of the television program American Experience.
Special features: Bonus video: Chicago by 'L': touring the neighborhoods ; Behind the scenes interviews with producers Austin Hoyt, Patricia Garcia Rios and historian Donald Miller ; Triva questions: Do you know Chicago?
Contents Disc 1. Mudhole to metropolis / (edited by Bill Lattanzi) -- Disc 2. The revolution has begun / (edited by Bill Lattanzi, Jon Neuburger) -- Disc 3. Battle for Chicago / (edited by Jon Neuburger). -- Disc 4. Chicago by 'L': touring the neighborhoods / (produced by Kelly Luchtman ; written by Geoffrey Baer) and additional interviews.
Performers David Ogden Stiers, narrator.
Summary Tells how in just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. It's the story of the wealthy and the indigent, the shop assistants and the millionaire retail barons who together created Chicago. It describes how through innovation, ingenuity and sheer ruthlessness, the captains of industry created empires in a marshy wasteland while millions of immigrants, mostly from Ireland and Northern Europe, helped a capitalist class reinvent the way America did business. The fourth disc: Chicago by 'L' is part travelogue, part history, and part tour of Chicago's neighborhoods by 'L', Chicago's elevated train.
System notes DVD.
Other author Hoyt, Austin.
Stiers, David Ogden.
Garcia Rios, Patricia.
Luchtman, Kelly.
Baer, Geoffrey.
Miller, Donald L., 1944- City of the century.
WGBH Educational Foundation.
WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
Window to the World Communications, Inc.
Chicago Historical Society.
PBS Home Video.
Subject Chicago Transit Authority -- History.
Railroads, Elevated -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Urban transportation -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Architecture -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Tours.
Neighborhoods -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Tours.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Tours.
Variant Title City of the century
Other uniform title American experience (Television program)
Other title Mudhole to metropolis.
Revolution has begun.
Battle for Chicago.
Chicago by 'L': touring the neighborhoods.
ISBN 0780641418
Standard Number 794054881424