Skip to comments.Photos of Chicago, 1949, by Stanley Kubrick
Posted on 06/29/2012 3:33:39 PM PDT by djone
Before he started making movies, Stanley Kubrick was a star photojournalist. In the summer of 1949, Look magazine sent him to Chicago to shoot pictures for a story called Chicago City of Contrasts. - Chicago Tribune
1949 A Place Odyssey
A country that no longer exists. That’s the nation that won World War II and fed the world.
Carl Sandburg had it nailed much better in this poem:
Any chance the cone bra will come back into style?
Not likely. With all the self inflicted aneroexics today, there’s not enough to fill them out.
Oh well, at least we have "Diversity!"
Kubrick would have just turned 21 in the summer of 1949, and his style is already evident. As far as I know he had no formal training in photography or making movies. He learned by doing. He was a high school graduate who did poorly in school mainly due to a lack of interest.
The year I started school at Ebinger. That girl looks like Patty McCormack’s evil brunette sister. Two or three classes ahead of me, though.
Ahh, I was going to rem-o-niss about Kodak super double-X.
Dad and I shot and developed that emulsion, which was a predecessor to Tri-X.
We lived in Oak Park at the time, Dad worked for Goldblatt’s downtown. We’d take the “L” downtown to visit, or especially at Christmas to shop, always having lunch at Marshall Fields. Occasionally on a Friday, we’d meet Dad downtown then take the Soo Line North into Wisconsin. Have dinner on the train (My favorite was lamb chops), then be picked up at the Silver Lake station by my aunt and uncle who lived nearby. Many summers, Mom & I would stay with them throughout the summer, Dad coming up on the weekends. We later moved to Twin Lakes, WI in 1955 when Dad transferred to the Goldblatt’s store in Racine.
Those photos labeled “Merchandise Mart” are mislabeled. They were taken either at the Chicago Board of Trade or the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.