Live at Mr. Kelly's
Director: Ted Bogosian
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Lily Tomlin, Bob Newhart, Herbie Hancock, Shecky Green, Ramsey Lewis, The Smothers Brothers, Lainie Kazan, Tom Dreesen, Mort Sahl
Genres: Documentary, Culture Vulture, Pop Culture, Greg's List
Distributor: Virgil Films & Entertainment, LLC
A look back at the legendary Chicago club Mister Kelly's, which launched talent like Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, Bette Midler, and Richard Pryor. Its visionary owners George and Oscar Marienthal smashed color and gender barriers to put fresh, irreverent voices in the spotlight and transform entertainment in the 50s, 60s, and '70s.
"If you have any interest in the history of Chicago and popular entertainment in the 20th century, it is a must." -Peter Sobczynski, eFilmCritic.com