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Daley Recreational Plaza Dedication 8-14-79 Park District Randolph - L. S. D.

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1659
Run Time
0h 10m 0s
Mag Stripe
Date Produced
August 14 1979

The dedication of Richard J. Daley Bicentennial Plaza.


Opening footage shows Patrick O’Malley, President of the Board of Commissioners of the Chicago Park District, as he gives a public speech at a podium commemorating former Mayor Richard J. Daley’s life and introduces the surrounding Richard J. Daley Bicentennial Plaza. Subsequent speakers include WLS-TV’s Fahey Flynn and Mayor Jane Byrne. Eleanor Daley is also in attendance. The commemoration transitions to provided entertainment which includes two unidentified young women performing an Irish jig, and shots briefly capture the plaza’s newly installed playground and tennis courts. The film concludes with an excerpt of a speech provided by the deceased mayor’s son, Richard M. Daley.

Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
O'Malley, Patrick (is participant)
Flynn, Fahey (is host)
Byrne, Jane (is participant)
Daley, Richard M. (is participant)
Related Place
Chicago (represents)