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The cause of the fire may have also been a femme fatale named Mame, who’s “kiss burned Chicago down.”

Peggy Lee sings Put the Blame on Mame on the Andy Williams Show in October of 1966.

The song was originally written for Rita Hayworth’s most famous character in her title role as Gilda in 1946.

Untitled, (‘L’ Platform), 1980, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Untitled, (‘L’ Platform), 1980, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Blues legend Junior Wells tends bar (with pistol) at Theresa’s Lounge, 4801 S Indiana Ave, 1979, Chicago. Marc PoKempner

Blues legend Junior Wells tends bar (with pistol) at Theresa’s Lounge, 4801 S Indiana Ave, 1979, Chicago. Marc PoKempner

Co-eds at the entrance to the UIC Navy Pier Campus, 1954, Chicago.

Co-eds at the entrance to the UIC Navy Pier Campus, 1954, Chicago.

Arriving for work at the Chicago Tribune Building, 1948, Chicago

Arriving for work at the Chicago Tribune Building, 1948, Chicago

The long defunct Webster “L” stop, at Sheffield, 1920, Chicago. 

The station was closed in 1949.

The long defunct Webster “L” stop, at Sheffield, 1920, Chicago.

The station was closed in 1949.

Michigan Ave, 1962, Chicago

Michigan Ave, 1962, Chicago

Lake View, 1949, Chicago. 

Hi All - 

Apologies for the lack of posts lately. Lots going on here for Calumet 412!

The fiance and I are in the final stages of our wedding planning, which is coming up in October.

With the imminent arrival of the High Holidays and all the other mishegas going on, posts will be sporadic until after October 20th.

I will definitely be back to full posting after the honeymoon, so please hang in there and spend some time revisiting the archives. There’s some good stuff there going back to 2011.

Special thanks to everyone who checked in to make sure all was good!!

Wish us luck!

Calumet 412

Lake View, 1949, Chicago.

Hi All -

Apologies for the lack of posts lately. Lots going on here for Calumet 412!

The fiance and I are in the final stages of our wedding planning, which is coming up in October.

With the imminent arrival of the High Holidays and all the other mishegas going on, posts will be sporadic until after October 20th.

I will definitely be back to full posting after the honeymoon, so please hang in there and spend some time revisiting the archives. There’s some good stuff there going back to 2011.

Special thanks to everyone who checked in to make sure all was good!!

Wish us luck!

Calumet 412

Walking south on State from Monroe, 1943, Chicago

Walking south on State from Monroe, 1943, Chicago

Passengers  in the observation car on the Hiawatha speed towards Chicago from Milwaukee , 1952.

Passengers in the observation car on the Hiawatha speed towards Chicago from Milwaukee , 1952.

Lovers’ Lane, Wooded Island, Jackson Park, 1911, Chicago

Lovers’ Lane, Wooded Island, Jackson Park, 1911, Chicago

Waiting for a streetcar in the First Ward, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon

Waiting for a streetcar in the First Ward, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon

Looking south on State from Washington, 1909, Chicago

Looking south on State from Washington, 1909, Chicago

Checker Taxi, at your door in minutes…., 1962, Chicago

Sunday at Maxwell and Peoria, 1931, Chicago.

Sunday at Maxwell and Peoria, 1931, Chicago.