The Disco King of Skokie actually lives in Northbrook, according to Rick Kogan in the Chicago Tribune, and behind that Chicago suburb’s leafy foliage is one hell of a story.
The “king” in question is Carey Weiman, known most recently as the owner of Chicago’s now-closed nightclub on Elston Avenue, The Prop House. What I didn’t know is just how deep his roots went in the propagation of dance music throughout the decades.
Weiman is the subject of a new documentary, The Disco King of Skokie which sheds light in the creaky, cobwebbed corners of Chicago’s disco scene of the late 1970s and Weiman’s relentless march through the ages. From the Tribune:
The Disco King of Skokie is having a special VIP screening this Thursday, August 16 2018 at the Landmark Renaissance Place Cinema in Highland Park. The film is directed by Ken Goldstein; you can find out more at thediscokingofskokie.com and Weiman’s retrospective site careyweiman.com.