But for most residents of Chicago in that hot summer, life went on as usual.
Videographer Anne Nordhaus-Bike has obtained some home movies, shot on 8mm film in Chicago in 1968, showing kids playing with beagle dogs in a backyard. She has turned them into two You Tube videos, Beagles in the Backyard, Chicago 1968, and Superhero Beagle 1968.
In Beagles in the Backyard, Nordhaus-Bike has added relaxing, lazy summer music and dog sounds to set the scene of a pleasant summer afternoon.
The film was shot by youngsters with the plot of mild-mannered beagle “Prince” actually being a beagle superhero, and Superhero Beagle 1968 features a voiceover by one of the youngsters in the film, now 53 years old, explaining the story.
Beagles in the Backyard can be accessed at http://www.youtube.com/
Among videos Nordhaus-Bike has created are Thanksgiving With You for the song of the same name, which can be accessed at http://www.youtube.com/
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