Rick Cluchey Released From San Quentin [KPIX-TV]

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KPIX news footage from December 12th 1966 featuring scenes of playwright and actor Rick Cluchey (1933-2015) being released on parole from San Quentin prison, after serving 11 years of a life sentence. He is interviewed by Rollin Post and shares that right now: "I feel tremendously alive and enthusiastic about this great world out here and it's been 11 years and 9 months of prison for me. I have a certain amount of regret leaving some wonderful people behind. Friends I've made over the years and guys whom I've come to love and respect and I look forward to the day when they can join me out here in society." He goes on to explain that he wants to set up a "convict theatre" and points out that it was "undesirables" who originally founded the USA. Ends with silent views of Cluchey leaving San Quentin, smoking a cigar and being driven away to freedom in a white Rolls Royce. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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local newsfilm
16mm b&w silent/magentic sound film
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KPIX 29912

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