Encyclopedia o f Chicago
Historical Source: Video
Video Gallery
Celebrity of Technology
State and Madison
Stock Yards, Cattle
Stock Yards, Sheep
Behind the Bright Lights
Century of Progress
Celebrity of Politics
Teddy Roosevelt in Car
Daley Sworn in as Mayor
Daley at Robert Taylor Homes
Florence Scala
MLK Jr. at Soldier Field
Celebrity of Entertainment
Human Fly
Kukla Fran and Ollie
Studs' Place

Behind the Bright Lights
Produced by Jam Handy Corporation for the Chevrolet Motor Company, this seven-minute reel highlighted the work required to maintain the Chevrolet sign on Michigan Avenue. In addition to day- and night-time views of the city, the advertising film also provided viewers with a sense of the dangerous work required to maintain the sign as well as short lessons on the mechanics of electric lighting.