Merry Pranksters Further Bus (Updated over a year ago)
KRON News footage from October 15th 1965 featuring brief views of the Merry Pranksters bus Further, being prepared for a journey. Includes brief shots of a woman handling movie camera equipment on top of the bus. Please note: as one of our users correctly points out, the name painted on the front of the bus in these shots is 'FURTHUR'. The following is quoted from the Further (bus) Wikipedia page, from which citations can be reviewed: "The correct name of both of Ken Kesey's buses is Further. The original bus had "Furthur" written in the destination sign for a brief period, and Tom Wolfe called the bus Furthur in his book, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. The first Further died shortly after a trip to Woodstock. The second Harvester bus was created in the late 1980s. The second bus is also called Further (not Further 2), but is not a replica." Any more comments on this subject would be appreciated.
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on August 15, 2013.
- Originally aired on: KRON-TV
- Date aired: 10/15/1965
- Recording medium: 16mm b&w negative, magnetic sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
- Duration: 0:20
- Type of material: archival newsfilm