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ITN Reporting 67: San Francisco hippies

Report from the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, the centre of the new hippie movement. 'Reporting 67' was a series of documentary reports from around the world, produced by ITN News and broadcast on ITV during 1967. Black and White B/W material.

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Clip 1 of 8 (Copyright: ITN)

USA: California: San Francisco: Haight Ashbury: EXT Various shots of bus driver on tour bus as describes to tourists the Haight-Ashbury 'avant-garde' hippie district of the city SOT - This is the new avant garde left bank area of San Fran which has evolved over the past number of years, last 18 months has seen tremendous increase of so-called hippies who have invaded and live in this area / This is a protest against middle and upper class people of San Fran, it is a belief of the people that we the middle class have done a very poor job in running our government and our way of life CUTAWAY Middle-aged woman listening View from bus of people crossing street / Tour guide handing out pamphlets to tourists (mainly middle-aged men and women) / Close up shots 'Glossary of Hippie Terms' / Elderly lady reading from Hippie glossary which explains such terms as "straight", "turn on" and "teeny bopper" SOT / Bus driver at wheel / View from window as drives up Haight Street...

USA: California: San Francisco: Haight Ashbury: EXT Various shots of bus driver on tour bus as describes to tourists the Haight-Ashbury 'avant-garde' hippie district of the city SOT - This is the new avant garde left bank area of San Fran which has evolved over the past number of years, last 18 months has seen tremendous increase of so-called hippies who have invaded and live in this area / This is a protest against middle and upper class people of San Fran, it is a belief of the people that we the middle class have done a very poor job in running our government and our way of life CUTAWAY Middle-aged woman listening View from bus of people crossing street / Tour guide handing out pamphlets to tourists (mainly middle-aged men and women) / Close up shots 'Glossary of Hippie Terms' / Elderly lady reading from Hippie glossary which explains such terms as "straight", "turn on" and "teeny bopper" SOT / Bus driver at wheel / View from window as drives up Haight Street

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Clip 2 of 8 (Copyright: ITN)

EXT Man along and into Psychedelic Shop / Close up sign for 'The Psychedelic Shop' INT Ron Thelin (One of The Diggers and co-owner of The Psychedelic Shop) in shop speaking with other man (not heard) / American Indian jewellery on display / Artwork on shop wall EXT Various shots of young people, hippies, in street / Group of young men sitting on ground outside shop / Young man with long hair sitting with eyes shut (medidating?) / Police officer along through crowds of people in street, talking to young people / Police officer on motorbike along on patrol / Street signs for Ashbury and Haight / Sign reading 'Haight Is Love' / Various shots of artwork / Couple along, man along with hat with 'Love' written on it / Young couple (man wearing pirate hat) kissing / Various shots of tourists in hippie district, taking photos of young hippies / Man holding poster reading 'Attention tourists - we are not freaks to be gawked at'...

EXT Man along and into Psychedelic Shop / Close up sign for 'The Psychedelic Shop' INT Ron Thelin (One of The Diggers and co-owner of The Psychedelic Shop) in shop speaking with other man (not heard) / American Indian jewellery on display / Artwork on shop wall EXT Various shots of young people, hippies, in street / Group of young men sitting on ground outside shop / Young man with long hair sitting with eyes shut (medidating?) / Police officer along through crowds of people in street, talking to young people / Police officer on motorbike along on patrol / Street signs for Ashbury and Haight / Sign reading 'Haight Is Love' / Various shots of artwork / Couple along, man along with hat with 'Love' written on it / Young couple (man wearing pirate hat) kissing / Various shots of tourists in hippie district, taking photos of young hippies / Man holding poster reading 'Attention tourists - we are not freaks to be gawked at'

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Clip 3 of 8 (Copyright: ITN)

INT Ron Thelin (One of The Diggers and co-owner of The Psychedelic Shop) interview SOT - What is happening in San Fran is the only meaningful thing that is happening in this country and quite possibly the world, right now 60 per cent of resources of the world are controlled by the United States, we have a militant right wing mentality in government, which is addicted to symbols and can relate to the world in no other way but symbols, the only way to free myself from it is to consciously remove myself, I have to understand the insanity so then when I go to the country I know why I'm in the country - LSD or pscyhedelic chemicals are tools of consciousness, they are like a microscope, to enlarge, one takes pscyhedelic chemicals or studies yoga or meditation and looks inward, try to find out why he is on this earth, what purpose is - I think people are leaving the cities, going out to the country, has to be done harmoniously, gracefully, consciously, you can't just cut and run / I see myse...

INT Ron Thelin (One of The Diggers and co-owner of The Psychedelic Shop) interview SOT - What is happening in San Fran is the only meaningful thing that is happening in this country and quite possibly the world, right now 60 per cent of resources of the world are controlled by the United States, we have a militant right wing mentality in government, which is addicted to symbols and can relate to the world in no other way but symbols, the only way to free myself from it is to consciously remove myself, I have to understand the insanity so then when I go to the country I know why I'm in the country - LSD or pscyhedelic chemicals are tools of consciousness, they are like a microscope, to enlarge, one takes pscyhedelic chemicals or studies yoga or meditation and looks inward, try to find out why he is on this earth, what purpose is - I think people are leaving the cities, going out to the country, has to be done harmoniously, gracefully, consciously, you can't just cut and run / I see myself living in a tipi, growing my own food and making my own clothes CUTAWAY People in shop

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Clip 4 of 8 (Copyright: ITN)

EXT Heavy traffic / Various shots of members of 'The Diggers' (pro-community anarchist group of anti-capitalists) planting tomato plants around trees / Various shots of hippies taking and eating free food (organised by Digger movement) INT Various shots from inside Diggers' free shop where they make and give away clothes EXT Young man and woman along from Digger shop with bundle of free clothes / Father Leon Harris (Episcopalian Minister) along to shake hands with two young people in street / Sign for 'All Saints Church' Father Leon Harris (Episcopalian Minister) interview SOT - These people have a deep yearning for spiritual thing, they feel that if an atmosphere of love can be established, the world's problems will dissolve, they place great emphasis on this, very kindly people, loving attitude, they are very helpful to people in need, they share whatever they have with whoever needs it...

EXT Heavy traffic / Various shots of members of 'The Diggers' (pro-community anarchist group of anti-capitalists) planting tomato plants around trees / Various shots of hippies taking and eating free food (organised by Digger movement) INT Various shots from inside Diggers' free shop where they make and give away clothes EXT Young man and woman along from Digger shop with bundle of free clothes / Father Leon Harris (Episcopalian Minister) along to shake hands with two young people in street / Sign for 'All Saints Church' Father Leon Harris (Episcopalian Minister) interview SOT - These people have a deep yearning for spiritual thing, they feel that if an atmosphere of love can be established, the world's problems will dissolve, they place great emphasis on this, very kindly people, loving attitude, they are very helpful to people in need, they share whatever they have with whoever needs it

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Clip 5 of 8 (Copyright: ITN)

Restrictions: Muted for website playback only - if ordered, this video clip will include all original audio which may include music. Close up pin badge 'Come Together' / Hippie holding a white rabbit at a 'Happening' (spontaneous event in street with music and dancing) / Young couple with baby listening to music / Crowds in street / Joss sticks / Various of street happening, crowds of hippies gathered listening and dancing to music / Man dancing wildly on balcony / Various of young people dancing / Traffic building up / Various shots of hippies dancing in the road and hanging out of building windows clapping to music / Police car arriving at scene of 'happening' / Various shots of police officers breaking the event up, moving people on / Crowds in road singing 'God Bless America' SOT / Police officer on balcony / Musicians removed by police from building / Police officer with baton / Policeman directing traffic...

Restrictions: Muted for website playback only - if ordered, this video clip will include all original audio which may include music. Close up pin badge 'Come Together' / Hippie holding a white rabbit at a 'Happening' (spontaneous event in street with music and dancing) / Young couple with baby listening to music / Crowds in street / Joss sticks / Various of street happening, crowds of hippies gathered listening and dancing to music / Man dancing wildly on balcony / Various of young people dancing / Traffic building up / Various shots of hippies dancing in the road and hanging out of building windows clapping to music / Police car arriving at scene of 'happening' / Various shots of police officers breaking the event up, moving people on / Crowds in road singing 'God Bless America' SOT / Police officer on balcony / Musicians removed by police from building / Police officer with baton / Policeman directing traffic

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Clip 6 of 8 (Copyright: ITN)

Restrictions: Muted for website playback only - if ordered, this video clip will include all original audio which may include music. Sign for Quicksilver Messenger Service INT Various shots Quicksilver Messenger Service (American psychedelic rock band) performing gig in front of psychedelic light show SOT EXT Young woman playing pipe with flower attached / Various of hippies along street / Man wearing cloak and holding a stick / Man lying on ground outside Psychedelic Shop...

Restrictions: Muted for website playback only - if ordered, this video clip will include all original audio which may include music. Sign for Quicksilver Messenger Service INT Various shots Quicksilver Messenger Service (American psychedelic rock band) performing gig in front of psychedelic light show SOT EXT Young woman playing pipe with flower attached / Various of hippies along street / Man wearing cloak and holding a stick / Man lying on ground outside Psychedelic Shop

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Clip 7 of 8 (Copyright: ITN)

San Francisco General Hospital: INT Patient in bed on psychiatric ward / Dr Arthur Carfagni (San Francisco General hospital) interview SOT - About increased number of hippies suffering from effects of LSD and possible brain damage from taking too many trips Haight-Ashbury: EXT Father Leon Harris interview SOT - About worries that genuine hippies will be overwhelmed by thrill seekers, rabble rousers and drug pushers INT Ron Thelin interview SOT - On whether he thinks hippie movement will be commercialised, thinks not as US economy is in its death throes anyway / People are confused and hungry for some kind of spiritual meaningful life, there is hope and they're down here looking / Quite possible that people who come here are after enlightenment, pilgrims, think we'll have a beautiful Summer...

San Francisco General Hospital: INT Patient in bed on psychiatric ward / Dr Arthur Carfagni (San Francisco General hospital) interview SOT - About increased number of hippies suffering from effects of LSD and possible brain damage from taking too many trips Haight-Ashbury: EXT Father Leon Harris interview SOT - About worries that genuine hippies will be overwhelmed by thrill seekers, rabble rousers and drug pushers INT Ron Thelin interview SOT - On whether he thinks hippie movement will be commercialised, thinks not as US economy is in its death throes anyway / People are confused and hungry for some kind of spiritual meaningful life, there is hope and they're down here looking / Quite possible that people who come here are after enlightenment, pilgrims, think we'll have a beautiful Summer

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Restrictions: Muted for website playback only - if ordered, this video clip will include all original audio which may include music. EXT Crowds gathered for park 'happening' / Hippies dancing as Grateful Dead band perform on stage SOT / Hippies sat smoking / More crazy dancing INT BUS Tracking shot along road in Haight-Ashbury district / Bus driver speaking into mic as drive out of hippie area SOT...

Restrictions: Muted for website playback only - if ordered, this video clip will include all original audio which may include music. EXT Crowds gathered for park 'happening' / Hippies dancing as Grateful Dead band perform on stage SOT / Hippies sat smoking / More crazy dancing INT BUS Tracking shot along road in Haight-Ashbury district / Bus driver speaking into mic as drive out of hippie area SOT

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