Danger: LSD

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KRON-TV documentary film from 1967, narrated by Jerry Jensen, which examines cultural, legal and medical issues related to taking recently outlawed psychedelic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Includes interviews with: a Bay Area housewife who has taken more than 15 acid 'trips'; Dr William Lamers; Dr Joel Fort; Dr Timothy Leary; Rev. Sigurd T. Lokken; Ron Thelin and Jay Thelin (who run The Psychedelic Shop in Haight-Ashbury. Also features statements from California's Attorney General Thomas Lynch and Governor Ronald Reagan (see 22:53-24:55 into clip), who firmly declares that: "There is nothing smart ... in taking an LSD trip at all ... Anyone that would engage in this or indulge in this is just a plain fool." This film was written and produced by Al Berglund and directed by Don Devendorf. It also opens with a brief introduction by the General Manager of KRON-TV: Harold P. See.

Note that Movette Film Transfer of San Francisco remastered this 16mm positive film print in December 2016 in 2K resolution (2048x1556 pixels), using a Lasergraphics film scanner. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Type of material
special report
16mm color, optical sound film
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Date aired
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KRON 28-2K

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