The legendary choreographer, Bob Fosse (left), was born and raised in Chicago.
Pictured here with his first dance partner, Charles Grass, in 1946, Fosse graduated from Amundsen High School in 1945.
Advertisement for the Marigold Garden, Lakeview, 1922, Chicago.
"At Broadway and Grace, it Sets the Pace!"
Eartha Kitt and her escort from Midway, 1954, Chicago.
The incomparable Chicago Blues legend, Muddy Waters and his wife, Geneva, 1951, Chicago. Art Shay
One of the most popular songs in Chicago in 1921 -
He May Be Your Man but He Comes to See Me Sometimes
The Ramsey Lewis Trio stands in the center of Michigan Ave, looking south from the bridge, 1960, Chicago.
The photo would be used for their famous Ramsey Lewis Trio in Chicago album.
Billie Holiday, photographed at the Blue Note jazz club, Clark and Madison, 1948, Chicago. Nat Singerman
The incomparable Ethel Waters sings "Birmingham Bertha" in On With The Show!, 1929.
"Bertha" has just arrived in Chicago…
Carroll Dickerson and his Savoyagers perform at the Savoy, South Parkway (MLK Drive) and 47th, 1926, Chicago.
Jake and Elwood Blues (John Belushi and Dan Akroyd) stand in front of the Soul Food Cafe, 807 W Maxwell Street, which actually was Nate’s Deli, renamed for the movie. 1980, Chicago
State and 44th, 1941, Chicago. Walker Evans
See Louis Armstrong tomorrow night at the Regal…
Carnegie Theater, Rush St between Oak and Bellevue, now Hugo’s Frog Bar, 1962, Chicago.
Junior Wells Signifying Down at Theresa’s, 1982, Chicago. Marc PoKempner
Sonny Goldstone’s Yacht Club, 50 E Oak Street, 1943, Chicago
Chicago was the center of the Flapper universe. Within the culture of jazz and prohibition, the flapper lifestyle thrived in Chicago.
Flappers even had their own magazine, published here in Chicago.
This is the cover for the October 1922 issue. “Not for Old Fogies”
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Scaffold theme by Mike Harding.