THIS IS AL CAPP 1970
U.S. TV show. Mar-1-70. An episode of the "NBC Experiment in Television" series that could be titled: "Documentary of a Hippie Hater." Al Capp is the famous cartoonist who created the Lil' Abner cartoon strip. He's also the infamous jerk who visited John Lennon during his Montreal Bed-In as depicted in the film, "Imagine."
Al Capp once said, that early in his life the phonies and fakers were on all the "right" and by the time of the 1960s they had all moved to the "left," so he went after them with criticism and attacks. Capp is quite obnoxious and self-righteous. He refers to hippies as animals. He says the people who don't think they understand abstract art because they think it looks like garbage, actually DO understand abstract art.
Mostly Capp attacks and insults the youth culture and hippie movement of 1970 as being unwashed, filthy, drug-taking hypocrites. You get the feeling that if Capp were alive today he'd have his own talk-radio program.
Fellow cartoonists Walt Kelly and Milt Caniff and underground cartoonists Spain and Trina Robbins discuss Capp. Also discussing Capp are: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Canaday, William F.Buckley, Paul Krassner and David Susskind. Psychedelic rock band footage. Narrated by Edward Binns.
Plus this bonus selection...
U.S. documentary. In the summer of 1967, thousands of young people from across America flocked to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district to join in the hippie experience, only to discover that what they had come for was already disappearing. By 1968 the celebration of free love, music, and an alternative lifestyle had descended into a maelstrom of drug abuse, broken dreams, and occasional violence.
Through interviews with a broad range of individuals who lived through the Summer of Love – police officers walking the beat, teenage runaways who left home without looking back, non-hippie residents who resented the invasion of their community, and scholars who still have difficulty interpreting the phenomenon - "The Hippies" offers a complex portrait of the notorious event that many consider the peak of the 1960s counter-culture movement.
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