Chicago's Shipwreck, Liquor, and Movies

20 min

Learn about the S.S. Eastland Disaster via a suburban Chicago speakeasy and film

 

About

Ride Chicago's commuter train to the unique house of a cigar maker and "blind pig" owner who lost family in the S.S. Eastland disaster, a shipwreck that killed 800 passengers before it ever left the Chicago River.


You'll also learn about Hawthorne Works, a factory complex of the Western Electric Company in Cicero, Illinois, and you'll see recently unearthed films depicting the Eastland tragedy.


Watch this virtual tour live on Chicago Movie Tours' Facebook Page.

 
 

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What's Included

Chicago Movie Tours' virtual and in-person programs incorporate the following to bring the subject matter to life:

• HD video
• Photos
• Clips and screenshots
• Maps
• Newspapers
• Movie fan magazines
• Animated slideshows
• Expert commentary...and more

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