The Affluent Teenager (Updated over a year ago)
KRON-TV Assignment Four documentary film from 1965, narrated by Jerry Jensen, which considers the growing influence of American teenagers in consumer culture. Includes scenes featuring: teenagers dancing at the San Mateo County Fairground's Teenage Fair; a teenage discount book ('Teenage Parti Pakk') being marketed at the Fairmont Hotel; an interview with Dr. Louise Bates Ames of the Gesell Institute; fashion runway shows; interviews with purchasers for Macys; teenage boys looking at cars and views of disc jockey Tom Donahue working in the KYA Radio booth, at the Teenage Fair. This film was written and produced by Al Kohlwes and directed by Al Scollay. Opens with an introduction by the General Manager of KRON-TV, Harold P. See.
Tags: al kohlwes, al scollay, dr. louise bates ames, fairmont hotel, fashion industry, gesell institute, harold p see, jerry jensen, kron 61, kya radio, macys, rock music, teenage parti pakk, teenagers, tom donahue
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on December 13, 2012.
- Originally aired on: KRON-TV
- Date aired: 1965
- Recording medium: 16mm b&w, optical sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
- Duration: 26:05
- Type of material: archival newsfilm
- KRON 61.mp4 (416.49 MB – MPEG4 video)
- Views: 1962 (1961 for this version)