In April I was interviewed about growing up in the North Park community on local television station WCIU’s program, Chicago.Now. It was my first ever appearance on television and host George Blaise made it not just painless, but a wonderful experience. UPDATE: the clip is no longer available on WCIU’s site.
If I mangled someone’s name or an organization or mixed-up dates, I apologize. There’s a hundred things I wish I had talked about: Hollywood Kiddieland. Hollywood Bowl. Oscar Brotman and his Tower Cabana. Ice skating at Hollywood Park. Lerner’s Hot Dogs. Lazar’s Sausage Factory. Marty Marcus’s novel, Hollywood Park. Sam and Doris’ newsstand. Pehr S. Peterson. Mary Gage Peterson. Lincoln Village. How Peterson School emptied out on the Jewish holidays. The schoolyard game of pinners.
I cannot believe I did not mention the park.