The Psychedelic Shop Gets Raided
KRON News footage from November 15th 1966 featuring scenes outside the Psychedelic Shop at 1535 Haight Street, where police have just arrested Allen Cohen (store clerk) for selling "The Love Book" by Lenore Kandel, on grounds of obscenity. Includes views of crowds protesting outside and an interview with one eyewitness, who describes what happened when police entered the shop at about 2:30pm. It should be noted that the subsequent trial of Cohen, Ron Thelin and a City Lights Bookstore clerk became the longest criminal trial in San Francisco history, up to that point.
Added to Bay Area Television Archive on November 18, 2016.
- Originally aired on: KRON-TV
- Date aired: 11/15/1966
- Recording medium: 16mm color, magnetic sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
- Duration: 1:19
- Type of material: archival newsfilm
- KRON 681-4.mp4 (21.53 MB – MPEG4 video)
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