San Francisco in the 1930s [Decades Series] (Updated a year ago)
Episode from KRON-TV's Decades series made in 1997 which uses original news footage and contemporary interviews to reflect on Bay Area history from the 1930s, including issues relating to: the Great Depression and employment; recreation and leisure pastimes; sports; the "small town" character of San Francisco; the social extravagance of high society; nightlife (including Sally Rand); institutional corruption; the port of San Francisco; the General Strike of 1934; popular radio culture; the Coit Tower murals; construction of Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge; the Golden Gate International Exposition; the China Clipper flying boat air service and the advent of World War II. Also features interviews with: Herb Caen; Ernie Heckscher; Jerry Flamm; Carol Channing; Frenchie Gales; Millie Robbins; Edmund G. Brown, Sr.; Scott Newhall; Germaine Bulkie and Bill Bailey. This program was produced by Pamela Rorke-Levy and edited by Susan Burgess-Lent. This Emmy Award winning series traced the rich history of San Francisco throughout the Twentieth Century. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
Tags: 1930s, 1934 general strike, bay bridge, bill bailey, carol channing, china clipper, coit tower, edmund g. brown sr., ernie heckscher, frenchie gales, germaine bulkie, golden gate bridge, harry bridges, herb caen, high society, jerry flamm, kron 5801, millie robbins, murals, nightlife, pamela rorke-levy, sally rand, scott newhall, susan burgess-lent, world war ii
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on October 21, 2015.
- Type of material: Special program
- Duration: 46:26
- Rights for this video belong to: Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
- Recording medium: BetaSP videotape
- Date aired: 1987
- Originally aired on: KRON-TV
- KRON 5801.mp4 (744.49 MB – MPEG4 video)
- 30s-still.jpg (149.43 KB – JPEG image)
- Views: 1803 (1784 for this version)