Mammy! What a Blunder! | Letters | Chicago Reader

News & Politics » Letters

Mammy! What a Blunder!


Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe


Mammy! What a Blunder!


Saw the ad for the Chicago International Film Festival in the Reader [October 11], and while I agree the Lewis Milestone-Al Jolson movie is a classic, the picture you published is not from Hallelujah, I'm a Bum! but from Jolson's 1936 film The Singing Kid.


Ivan Bunny Colitz

N. Marine Dr.

The editors reply:

You're right, we were all wet. We got a mislabeled photo from the film festival. Thanks for the correction.

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Reader Revolutionary $35/month →  
  Rabble Rouser $25/month →  
  Reader Radical $15/month →  
  Reader Rebel  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  →