Earl Van Best in Court

About This Item

KPIX news footage from August 31st 1962, featuring brief/silent views of Earl Van Best standing before a judge in San Francisco, for sentencing. Van Best was being tried for the offense of eloping to Reno with 13 year old Judy Chandler. As the couple had originally met in San Francisco, in front of Herbert’s Sherbet Shoppe on 9th and Judah in October of 1961, the media referred to this as 'The Ice Cream Romance'. Note: in his book 'The Most Dangerous Animal of All', Van Best's biological son Gary L. Stewart claims that Van Best was in fact the notorious Zodiac Killer. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Note: this 16mm film print was re-transferred in 4K (4096 x 2970) using a Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in September 2021. Film shrinkage was measured in Sept. 2021 at 0.25%.

Type of material
archival newsfilm
Duration
0:17
16mm b&w, silent film
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Date aired
8/31/1962
Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Identifier
KPIX 16426
Views
40742

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