Posts tagged neon

Looking north on Rush at Delaware, 1963, Chicago.

Looking north on Rush at Delaware, 1963, Chicago.

Looking south on Rush from Oak, 1956, Chicago

Looking south on Rush from Oak, 1956, Chicago

The French Quarters burlesque lays in disrepair at Madison and May, 1961, Chicago.

The French Quarters burlesque lays in disrepair at Madison and May, 1961, Chicago.

The 606 Club, a burlesque located at 606 S Wabash, 1961, Chicago.

The 606 Club, a burlesque located at 606 S Wabash, 1961, Chicago.

Looking west on Adams at State, 1949, Chicago.

Looking west on Adams at State, 1949, Chicago.

Miller’s Silver Palm Burlesk Revue, 1117 W Wilson Ave, 1951, Chicago.

Miller’s Silver Palm Burlesk Revue, 1117 W Wilson Ave, 1951, Chicago.

A cluster of bars tucked away off Dearborn between Chestnut and Delaware on Tooker Alley (former home of the famous Dil Pickle Club), 1959, Chicago.

A cluster of bars tucked away off Dearborn between Chestnut and Delaware on Tooker Alley (former home of the famous Dil Pickle Club), 1959, Chicago.

Some great screenshots via chicagoscreenshots.com, from the film, Doctor Detroit, 1983. 1) Rush Street, looking south from Bellevue. What we know call the Viagra Triangle. 2) Looking north at the corner of Rush and Cedar. The Kentucky Fried Chicken is now Corner Bakery and the Manhattan nightclub is where the Puma store now stands. During the 1980s the proliferation of buskers, musicians and breakdancers crowding these street corners, prompted the city to pass strict ordinances regulating how many performers could be on a street at any given time. 3) Khyber India, 50 E Walton. 4) Rush just north of Walton. The neon sign is now where Le Colonial stands.

chicagoscreenshots:

Doctor Detroit, 1983, on (or near) Rush Street. 

Talk of the Town, 1159 N Clark (at Division), 1951, Chicago.
One of the first bars where gay men and women felt comfortable to openly visit, it was often raided by the police for the very same reason.

Talk of the Town, 1159 N Clark (at Division), 1951, Chicago.

One of the first bars where gay men and women felt comfortable to openly visit, it was often raided by the police for the very same reason.

Superdawg, Milwaukee and Devon, 1987, Chicago. Patty Carroll.

Superdawg, Milwaukee and Devon, 1987, Chicago. Patty Carroll.

Collage of Chicago neon, 1934, Chicago. George Miller

Collage of Chicago neon, 1934, Chicago. George Miller

West on Randolph from State, 1953, Chicago.

West on Randolph from State, 1953, Chicago.

Looking north on Rush from Chestnut, 1964, Chicago.

Looking north on Rush from Chestnut, 1964, Chicago.

Randolph and State, 1969, Chicago.

Randolph and State, 1969, Chicago.

Looking east on Randolph from Clark, taken from the entrance of the Sherman Hotel, 1957, Chicago.

Looking east on Randolph from Clark, taken from the entrance of the Sherman Hotel, 1957, Chicago.