The Great Depression

Bailen, Maurice; Freitag, John
Date Written:  01/01/1934
Year Published:  1934  
Resource Type:  Film
Cx Number:  CX16677

WFPL docudrama with a silent narrative of one man's struggle and despair in search of a job in Depression-era Chicago.

Abstract:  1 reel. Extant. A documentary of hard times. "This circa 1934 master work by Chicago typographer and social activist Maurice Bailen is a silent narrative of one man's struggle and despair [in search of a job], set largely in and around Grant Park, Michigan Avenue and the Loop. Dozens of landmarks appear, including the University Club, Cultural Center, Marshall Field building, Rookery, and the Fourth Presbyterian Church. Bailen included footage of protest marches on the University of Chicago campus" - Notes provided by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Archive print in the Film Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 7 mins.

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