7.21.2014

Classic Kodachrome Monday #3

Every Monday, I'll be spotlighting a different classic Kodachrome slide that I've picked up, and trying where I can to detail the who, what, when, where, why, and how(much) of the image:


This Week:

What: Just a typical slice of life photo not all too common from the late 1950's, with some great eye candy for automobile buffs!  Likely a 12ASA Kodachrome image.

  
Why: Phenomenal Kodachrome Color, representing a slice of life view of a city I like visiting and a specifically location I was familiar with!  

When: Spring of 1958, based on the stamping on the mount, as well as the release of God's Little Acre on the marquis of the United Artists Theater on the right.


Where: View looks East on Randolph Street at Dearborn in Chicago, IL.  Note the streetcar track still in the middle of Dearborn in the foreground; Chicago's last streetcar line on Wentworth Avenue had just a couple months left before it would be converted to a bus route.  Today, the scene has two main discernable anchors to tie it to this image, namely the Oriental Theatre to the right, as well as the CTA Elevated stop in the backdrop.  The United Artists theater that is dominant in the original image has since been demolished.   




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Who: As will often be the case with these, not the slightest clue.

How (much): $5.99 on an ebay auction listing - got it for opening bid!

Addendum: A few years ago, God's Little Acre came on TCM one evening, and I tried watching it. I don't seem to recall making it through the first 20 minutes.