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Chicagoist Weekend Theatre: Bill Murray Loungin' Back ln The Day

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 29, 2014 8:30PM

Media Burn Archive found footage of Bill Murray working on his SNL lounge singer routine while he was at Second City, on a videotape which includes footage eventually used for documentary on Dan Rostenkowski of all places. The footage, which dates back to 1980, contains the following:

Found footage for use in the 1981 documentary "Rostenkowski," a portrait of the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. Assorted clips taped off TV news for reporting on Rostenkowski's decision to become chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. There are many timecode breaks and blank segments between clips. There is also a lot of [unrelated to this documentary] footage of Mayor Jane Byrne's husband Jay McMullen, who had recently decided to leave his job at the Chicago Sun-Times.

Also on the videotape are segments on Second City, which includes the Murray footage. He pops in at the 13:08 mark. Watch here:

[h/t Media Burn Archive]