The Psychedelic Shop Gets Raided

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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.

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Date aired
Recording medium
16mm color, magnetic sound film
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Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Type of material
archival newsfilm
KRON 681-4

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