"The love of events that bring people together,
revealing at once the absurdities and tenderness of the human comedy,
plus a sharp eye for Americana, characterize and permeate the Palazzolo
films." - Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times
Four More Films
by Tom Palazzolo
“Bride Unvailed" (1967) 12 mins.
The unveiling of the Picasso sculpture in downtown Chicago mixed with newsreel footage and images of women in candid and posed positions creates a humorous observation of the historic event.
“Campaign" (1968) 12 mins.
First hand scenes mixed with newsreel footage as the violence erupts during the 1968 Democratic Convention, with appearances by Abbie Hoffman, Alan Ginsburg, Hubert Humphrey, and Mayor Richard J. Daley.
“Tattooed Lady" (1967) 14 mins. The once landmark Riverview Amusement Park is the background and home of an elderly lady with over 200 tattoos. Filmed not to long before the park was shut down, Tom’s film adds a sense of weirdness to the amusement park itself.
“At Maxwell Street" (1984) 45 mins.
Filmed in the ‘60s ‘70s and ‘80s, at the original location of this open market featuring live music performances, interviews of multi-generation run street tables and shop owners, documents its history before being razed in 2001 to make way for an expanded UIC campus and an upscale living community.
Highly Recommended "
as a chronicler of a city and its varying lifelines,
no one can top Tom Palazzolo."
Street Date: Oct 18, 2011
View “Bride Unvailed" (1967) 12 mins.
A 2007 Telly Award
Four Films by Tom Palazzolo
Deli” 9 min. (color)
A trip to Jerry’s Deli where abuse of the customer is served up
with corned beef. Jerry is Original!
on the Ropes” 9 min (b&w)
A must see for every high school student. Rita recounts life on her
own for the first time. Riveting!
Yourself (its later than you think)” 22 min. (color) The annual Chicago Senior Citizens Picnic hosted by the Democratic
Party. The seniors steal the show with their lively music and high spirits.
Nothing keeps them down!
Clark Street” 25 min. (color/b&w)
Tom’s nostalgic reminiscence of 1960’s Chicago blends his
vintage footage with new. A chronicle of a time past and a compassionate
sometimes humorous looks at the forgotten characters that populated
New Short Film! "Bartholomew Whoops & The Bad, Bad Ball"
Director's Biography & Filmography
Engaging, visually stunning at times
Proving that fact is indeed more compelling than fiction,
Judge Bill Gibron thoroughly enjoyed this collection of short documentaries
by the renowned Chicago "chronicler."