Iconic Images of Chicago from Chicago Night paintings by Steve Connell
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The Green Mill
The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge is a historic gem on Chicago's north side in the Uptown neighborhood. It has an amazing history. Al Capone held court here and all the greats from the 30's and 40's played in this intimate club. It still showcases some of the best Jazz in Chicago. I had to include it as one of my Chicago Night paintings.
Margie's Candies has been around for over 90 years and has a colorful history of serving Hollywood legends, gangsters and even the Beatles who came in with dates after performing a show at Comisky Park.
It's wrap-around neon storefront is amazing and was calling out to me, so I had to make it part of my Chicago Night series. It's also kinda making me hungry!
Chicago Night Fantasy Venue
In a Chicago back alley, far, far away, there exists a small lounge run by an ornery little proprietor...
Anyway, maybe there is, maybe there isn't. I've decided to branch out a little and start to include venues that would be fun to turn the corner and see.
The Aragon Ballroom in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood is steeped in history. Built in the 20's it was world famous for its nightly broadcasts across America and Canada during the big-band era.
It is still a functioning venue today and has an amazing neon sign. The Chicago El practically pulls up to the front door. By day it's an aging relic but at night it still springs to life. I had to include it as one of my Night Paintings!
Music Box Theatre
The Music Box Theatre is another neighborhood classic. It is located on Southport Avenue in the Lakeview neighborhood. It was built in 1929 and has a very gothic feel to it. The ceiling has twinkling stars and moving cloud formations. An organist plays before showings in the main theater. It even boasts of a resident ghost - "Whitey" who was the original manager and died in the lobby. He's probably still picking out some of the classic movies shown there.
In store we also have wood block prints and mini prints that include a frame.