This Groovy Tourism Video From The '70s Makes Us Want To Time Travel
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 21, 2015 2:45PM
The Chicago Film Archives posted an amazing 1977 video aimed at attracting tourism—and presumably business—to our fair city to their YouTube page Thursday, and it is 100 percent worth your time. The film, Chicago Is..., takes you on a tour of all the city has to offer: our parks, lounges, supper clubs and swinging discotheques, parks, neighborhoods, ballet, the "famed Chicago Symphony"—you get the idea. The CFA offers the facts surrounding the films origins:
A sponsored film made by Cine-Mark productions that promotes Chicago as a desirable travel destination for national and international visitors. The film was sponsored by the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau Inc in cooperation with the United States Travel Service (U.S. Department of Commerce) and the Illinois Office of Tourism (Department of Business and Economic Development).
You know what that leaves out? A description of the wondrous fade of the 16 mm film used! The disco dancing! The soundtrack so groovy it'll make you cry! I mean, seriously, I want a copy of that theme song. But until Mayor Rahm Emanuel comes to his senses and opens the vaults so we can remaster the original reel-to-reel audio tapes, we'll just have to make do, playing this video over and over and over again.
Take a tour through yesteryear and submerge yourself in Chicago Is...