Erotic Film Festival (1970)

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from December 2nd 1970 by Mike Lee and Ben Williams featuring the first San Francisco Erotic Film Festival. Includes scenes of people arriving at the Presidio Theater for a premiere, Hibiscus and Tahara from The Cockettes singing 'By a Waterfall' and interviews with organizers and Supervisor Dianne Feinstein, who states: "The thing that I regret ... is that this whole field is jeopardized right now because of the irresponsibility of certain money hungry people ... who are capitalizing on sickness to sell their very depraved wares."

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archival newsfilm
16mm color co-magnetic sound film
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KPIX 103824

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I had no idea that the first festival of that sort was first brought to life in San Francisco. San Fran is a wonderful city. I often drive from my work at mold removal Kansas City to there to different types of festivals on the weekends.

And Feinstein hasn't been laid since.. 

The article is really unique and interesting.

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Shame on this "archive" for ruining the footage with constant logo bugs on the picture! Channel 5 didn't even have a website in 1970!

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