Someone sent me an email asking "about some of the neon signs that used to line the Kennedy expressway — specifically, the Dad’s Root Beer sign, the Magikist sign (of course) and the Budweiser bow tie sign. It occurred to me that these might have shown up in the background of movies filmed in Chicago, but other than the bit of the Loop Magikist sign that is in a scene in Blues Brothers, I’m not turning anything up. I thought that you might recall a movie scene in which any of these signs appears."
I can’t think of anything offhand, but if one of you knows of any movies that show the neon signs along the Kennedy, let me know. Chicagoscreenshots at gmail, or stick something in my ask box. Thanks.