Starstruck in Chicago
Recently uncovered by Tribune photo editors and unseen for generations, this stunning collection of images from glass plates and 4x5 negatives captures well-known and long-forgotten entertainers from the 1920s and 30s as they visited Chicago. Watch for a more in depth 'Starstruck in Chicago' e-book coming soon to our Chicago Tribune Photography iPad library.
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"When I'm good I'm very good. But when I'm bad, I'm better." Actress Mae West leaves from Dearborn Street Station on a train for Hollywood, May 29, 1939. West was an independent woman who became a movie icon. The first play she wrote, in the 1920s, was titled "Sex."