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The Uptown Hortons: Perceptions of Urban White Poverty in a Radical Chicago

Chicago’s Uptown neighbourhood has no lack of film history. In the first decades of the 20th century, silent film pioneers Essanay Studios called Uptown home, with stages that hosted the likes of their young star Charlie Chaplin. The Uptown Theatre, a grand 46,000 square-foot Balaban and Katz movie palace, opened in 1925. Along the lakefront in the northeastern corner of …

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