IN SEARCH OF AMERICA 1971
U.S. film. Are you on the bus? A late 60s, flower-power youth drops out of college and announces to his parents that he's leaving home to learn about himself, the world and his place in it. After some parental outrage the youth convinces his family to re-examine their goals and join him on a cross-country odyssey in a 1928 Greyhound bus. Mom, Dad and even Grandma soon begin a mind-blowing adventure discovering America's hippie generation.
The family comes upon a Woodstock-like festival complete with towers and stage announcements. There's lots of footage of real longhaired hippies doing their tribal thing; dancing, grooving, and playing in the mud, at a genuine rock festival. They meet the love generation, including a pregnant hippie who plans do natural childbirth in her cardboard box house. Sal Mineo is excellent as a hippie biker, stoner burnout. Grandma really gets into it; she wears peace sign earrings!
This film was a pilot for a series that never came to be. Imagine a weekly TV series about an upper-middle class family traveling in a freaked-out bus discovering hippies, acid heads, rock bands, gurus, artists, protesters, bikers and more! It would have been a trip! Jeff Bridges, Carl Betz, Vera Miles, Sal Mineo, Tyne Daly, Howard Duff, Kim Hunter, Ruth McDevitt, Renne Jarrett, Michael Anderson Jr., George Wallace. In Search of America.
Plus this bonus selection...
THE GENERATION GAP 1969
U.S. TV game show. Feb-7-69. Groovy teenagers compete against the over-30, older generation answering trivia questions about each other's generation. First episode. Hosted by Dennis Wholey. Live musical performances. Bill Kenny of the Ink Spots sings, "If I Didn't Care" and The Ohio Express perform, "Yummy Yummy Yummy." Questions pertain to the Beatles, Peter Max, Arlo Guthrie, fashion, politics, old radio & TV programs, slang, Little Orphan Annie, flower power and more!
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