Disaster at Dawn
KPIX documentary film written and produced by Lee Mendelson in c1965, which is subtitled 'The Eyewitness Story of San Francisco's Earthquake and Fire of 1906'. Narrated by Van Amburg and former San Francisco News Reporter Ed Gleeson, this film uses personal voiceovers from survivors, photographs and archival film to portray this natural disaster that hit San Francisco on April 18th 1906. It goes onto describe what happened over the next few days. These narrators are listed in the end credits as: Harold Zellerbach; Rudolf Schubert; Sylvan Lisberger; Daniel E. Koshland; Chingwah Lee; Mrs. Henry R. Braden; David Beronio; Mrs. Naomi Wise; Henry Smith; Alex Wolfen and Joe Frank. Also features an earthquake re-enactment sequence made by Wm. Hindle. This film was edited by R.E. Pusey , Jr. and directed by Dick Williams.
Tags: 1906 san francisco earthquake, alex wolfen, chingwah lee, daniel e. koshland, david beronio, dick williams, ed gleeson, harold zellerbach, henry smith, joe frank, kpix 146818, lee mendelson, mrs. henry r. braden, mrs. naomi wise, natural disasters, president theodore roosevelt, r.e. pusey jr., rudolf schubert, sylvan lisberger, van amburg
Added to Bay Area Television Archive on September 22, 2011.
- Type of material: archival newsfilm
- Duration: 24:28
- Rights for this video belong to: CBS5 KPIX-TV
- Recording medium: 16mm b&w, optical sound film
- Date aired: c1965
- Originally aired on: KPIX-TV