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L. Frank Baum wrote the classic children’s book The Wizard of Oz while living in Chicago. He conceived the name for the mythical land while staring at a filing cabinet in his office in the Fine Arts Building and noticing the drawer labeled O-Z.

Very impressionable to public art, Michael poses before the 1998 Hubertus von der Goltz sculpture "The Crossing," just north of Chicago's Loop on LaSalle Street.

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Michael embodies a unique and remarkable blend of riveting performer and serious scholar and weaves together fascinating stories of the city's architecture, art treasures, and movie locations with hilarious tales of its colorful past.

 

     
               

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