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1956 Xmas Chicago

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-0043
Run Time
0h 12m 37s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
1956
Abstract
This footage contains scenes of the Koza family opening Christmas presents, and turkey dinner preparation in the kitchen.
Description
The film begins with Koza family members opening Christmas presents. The participants may include Frank Sr.’s sisters Anna and Christine, and possibly his brother Joseph. They are joined by Albina and a man who may a husband of one of the sisters. The man who may be Joseph clowns around with a beard of shaving cream as he pours a bottle of Drewery’s Beer into a giant fish bowl glass and drinks from it. The women then gather around a slot machine. In the following scene, Albina mashes a steaming pot of potatoes and carves a turkey in the kitchen, accompanied by the two women who may be Frank Sr.’s sisters. The film's ending features a man obscured in shadows (possibly Frank Sr. or son Roland) who pretends to sleep with a light source visibly positioned below his chin, and then grins in an imitation of Dracula.
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Koza, Roland (is participant)
Koza, Thomas (is participant)
Koza, Albina (is participant)
Koza, Frank (is participant)
Koza, Frank Sr (is participant)
Related Place
Chicago (represents)