Stars with big personalities still have parents. It is hard to imagine how Janis Joplin might give a San Francisco tour to her parents during the Summer of Love in 1967. Here is a clip from documentary about exactly that:
Amy Berg is a film maker who was born in 1970 in Southern California. Even though she missed the 1960s in the City, she produced the documentary, Janis: Little Girl Blue, that was introduced at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.
On May 6, the film will be released on DVD. The film is now a part of the American Masters series on PBS. It is available on PBS and also Amazon. The DVD includes looking back at a few of Joplin’s early venues, such as The Avalon and the Fillmore.
Here is my favorite song from Janis with photos and a short description of her story: