San Francisco in the 1950s [Decades Series] (Updated a year ago)
Episode from KRON-TV's Decades series made in 1987 and presented by Evan White, which uses original news footage and contemporary interviews to reflect on Bay Area history from the 1950s, including issues relating to: changing fashions; growth of the suburbs; quality of life; television; the fear of communism and threat of nuclear war; popularity of the automobile; the Harry Bridges trial; racial segregation; North Beach and the 'Beat' generation; government surveillance and sports. Also features interviews with: Herb Caen; Lee Bledsoe (Mr Lee); Ken and Bunny Gillespie; Bill Turner; Tom Parkinson; Chuck Muscatine; Vincent Hallinan; Bill Ward; Joe Bailon; Dr. Dan Collins; K.C. Jones; Enrico Banducci; Dick Partee; Phyllis Diller; Leo Reigler and Michael McClure. The Executive Producer on this program was Bob Klein and the Programming Director was Dave Wilson, with editing by Ron Johnson. This Emmy Award winning series traced the rich history of San Francisco throughout the Twentieth Century. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
Tags: 1950s, beat generation, bill turner, bill ward, bob klein, bunny gillespie, chuck muscatine, comedians, comedy, dave wilson, dick partee, dr. dan collins, enrico banducci, evan white, harry bridges, herb caen, joe bailon, k.c. jones, ken gillespie, kron 5803, lee bledsoe (mr lee), leo reigler, michael mcclure, north beach, old mill school, phyllis diller, racial segregation, ron johnson, television, tom parkinson, vincent hallinan
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on October 21, 2015.
- Originally aired on: KRON-TV
- Date aired: 1997
- Recording medium: BetaSP videotape
- Rights for this video belong to: Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
- Duration: 49:01
- Type of material: Special program
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- KRON 5803.mp4 (785.47 MB – MPEG4 video)
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