1966-1967 raw news footage and locally produced TV documentaries from San Francisco—all focused on the hippie, LSD and Haight-Ashbury scenes.
PSYCHEDELIC GENERATION GAP 1966
The Psychedelic shop located at 1535 Haight Street, San Francisco. January 6th, 1966. Jay & Ron Thelin's shop provided the blueprint that launched a million head shops across the globe.
FUNERAL FOR HIPPIE I 1967
Raw TV news footage from "Death Of Hippie" ceremony and other events. Hippie-trippers twirl in the Panhandle, Bikers on Haight St., Hippies carry mock dead hippie to funeral. Hippie is burned while hippies dance.
FUNERAL FOR HIPPIE II 1967
Raw TV news footage from "Death Of Hippie" ceremony and other events. The Grateful Dead play in the Panhandle. Faces painted with flowers and piece signs, bikers, burning hippie and circle dancing.
THE MAZE: HAIGHT-ASHBURY 1967
Documentary on the Hippies of Haight-Ashbury offers an examination of why this sub-culture exists and where it hopes to go. Runaway youngsters swept up in a world of sex, drugs and sloth! (What? No rock & roll?) Bearded, beatnik, barefooted youths. Poet Michael McClure takes us on a tour of the Haight. First stop, the Psychedelic Shop where LSD was openly dispensed until it was made illegal in October 1966. Hang out with the Grateful Dead at 710 Ashbury St.
THE MAZE: ETCHED IN ACID 1967
Documentary on the effects of psychedelic drugs on the mind and body. The only predictable thing about LSD is its unpredictability. LSD is a public health menace. It's the parent's medicine cabinet versus the hippie's psychedelic sacrament. Two doctors who have taken 100+ LSD trips so they can understand why the hippies dig acid, now say they no longer take it. Footage from the Monterey Pop Festival! Face paintings, freak-outs, hippies hanging out, etc.
BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY INTERVIEW
Janis says that the people at the Avalon Ballroom are "our people." The group describes their music, the hippie scene and the San Francisco sound.
"HOWL" AT CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE
Silent footage. Lawrence Ferlinghetti decorating bookstore window displays with Allen Ginsberg's poem booklet, "Howl."
UC BERKELEY BLACK MASK
"We all live in a Yellow Submarine." Students wear black masks, the press interviews them and asks them to explain. The older generation doesn't understand.
KEN KESEY SPEECH AT UC BERKELEY
Kesey explains that the media exists on conflict and confrontation. The radical students are feeding the establishment. The students need to change their methods. War is a symptom of our society. He tells a story of a girl speed freak with foam in the corners of her mouth.
SEARCHING SCHOOL LOCKERS FOR DRUGS
News report. Anti-narcotic drive permits searching of high school student's lockers.
PROJECT TURN OFF
News report. "Project Turn Off" is a crusade to save the souls of young people by stopping the flow of dope.
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