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It's New(ish) To Us: Stanley Kubrick's Chicago

By Karl Klockars in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 10, 2011 7:00PM

Not long before he was a film director, Stanley Kubrick was a gun for hire, a have-camera-will-travel, roving photojournalist working for the likes of LOOK Magazine in the late 1940's. We stumbled across some of his shots while wandering through Tumblr recently, and while the Tribune ran a gallery a while ago, we thought some of the other photos were worth passing on as well.

Note: Distinct lack of droogs, insane 'Nam-era grunts, black-as-night atomic bomb humor, megalomaniacal computers in spacecraft, haunted hotels, Spartacus, and so on. Just plain ol' (if you can call it that) mid-century Chicago.

All images via the Library of Congress. More images available at the link.