| Nov 18, 2010
| 4:38 PM
In today's Friday files, we have bits about everyone from Bill Sublette and Dean Cannon to Mickey Mouse and Bozo the Clown.
But first, let's talk about Jim Morrison.
Charlie Crist wants to pardon The Doors' front man for his conviction on charges of...
| Dec 1, 2010
DENVER -- "Tracking!! Adjust the damn tracking!!" Oh, how I miss the VCR Christmas of 1984. What I wouldn't give to for that hypnotic blinking of "12:00." My older brother, Rick, had purchased the family's first Panasonic. It was a beauty...weighing in at...
| Apr 9, 2012
Ann Lurie isn't very good at being merely a name etched in granite.
Take the coming fundraising gala to celebrate the completion of the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, a 1.25 million-square-foot facility in Streeterville with...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 10:37 AM
Before the annual Pride Parade kicked off at noon in Uptown and Lakeview on Sunday, RedEye waited in the bustling staging area with the 200-plus floats gearing up for the nearly three-hour march. Among the things we saw:
- Bozo the Clown
- A senior...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 2:35 AM
I watched one of the Republican debates last week. Really I did because I no longer can stay up late enough to watch Saturday Night Live. And why should I stay up that late when the parodies on SNL cannot live up to the real thing. If Daffy Duck were...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 5:15 PM
When Skip Holtz last visited his alma mater, he arrived via RV, a gaggle of family members surrounding him at the tailgate. He then watched his father, Lou, coach his last game at Notre Dame Stadium, capping a tenure ultimately worthy of a statue...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 8:11 PM
Best known for producing and directing the Bozo show, Al Hall has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 82. Al worked at WGN-TV for 40 years, producing and directing everything from parades to Ray Rayner to sports. And as WGN Entertainment reporter...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Ten Years Ago
The Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days in 2001 celebrated the city of La Cañada Flintridge’s Silver Jubilee anniversary. To kick off the long holiday weekend, Allen Lund Co. hosted a poolside cocktail party at the LCF Country Club.
| Dec 19, 2007
| 11:43 AM
The debut of "Bozo's Circus" on WGN-TV in Chicago on this date signaled the beginning of an enduring city-clown alliance. Bozo is not the only clown to come out of Chicago, but he is surely the most affecting. Technically speaking, however, he is not a...
| Jul 4, 2008
Larry Harmon, the entrepreneur who brought Bozo the Clown to television as a children's show host in the late 1950s and spent the next 50 years promoting the flame-haired circus character, died Thursday. He was 83.
Harmon, who suffered from heart...
| Mar 14, 2009
Alan W. Livingston, an entertainment industry veteran whose career included creating the character of Bozo the Clown for popular children's read-along record albums in the 1940s and signing the Beatles during his tenure as president of Capitol Records...
| Sep 19, 2008
"You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth" -- or so say the titles of Simmons and Burke's extravagant sound and image collages at Kim Light/LightBox. But would you want to, if this is what it looked like and sounded like, if this is how it made you feel?...