Found Film Offers Rare Look Around 1940s Chicago
Jeff Altman paid $40 for a canister of film simply labeled “Chicago” and “Print 1” at an estate sale on the south side of Chicago last year. Altman, who works in film post-production, transformed it to digital video and shared it online for folks to enjoy and help discover its origins. The Atlantic picked up the story and wrote a brief article. The short film gives a thorough view of 1940s Chicago, when the Wrigley and Tribune Towers were still considered modern landmarks.