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September 22, 2013

Jay Campbell, a reader of this blog, sent me a wonderful little movie that he filmed on Super 8 film in the first six months of 1975.  It was his first attempt at filming with a movie camera and it lasts 1 minute and 45 seconds but you should be able to spot the following:

  • The outside of Woodfield Mall with its major tenants of the time:  J C Penney’s, Marshall Field’s, and Sears.  Notice that Lord & Taylor was not yet a tenant.
  • A quick 2 seconds at a corner by one of the office buildings around Woodfield Drive.
  • Westbound on Higgins Rd between Plum Grove Rd & Roselle Rd.
  • Schaumburg Lanes under construction.
  • Hoffman Lanes outside the Golf-Rose shopping center and includes the Thunderbird Theater and Service Merchandise.
  • A view that starts north-east  (Ace Maytag) and then pans north towards the Franklin-Weber Pontiac sign and Village in the Park.
  • Lion Photo parking lot.

Maybe you see something we haven’t?  Let us know!

Jane Rozek
Local History Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library