The Vietnam War was in the daily news in 1967. The major media of the day were trying to give us some ideas about what this foreign country was all about. Continue reading
First a little history. Here is an overview of what was decided by the Supreme Court of the U.S. on June 12, 1967 as Loving versus the State of Virginia. Continue reading
Our heroes are leaving us. On June 9, Adam West, AKA Batman, died at age 88. The show “Batman” debuted on ABC in 1966 and ran for three seasons until 1968. Continue reading
In San Francisco in the 1960s, we had high schools that came with lots of traditions. For example, Lowell, my school, came with a classic football rivalry with Poly – or Polytechnic High School. The rivalry started in 1912. Through the years, it was reported that more than 50,000 San Francisco fans could be expected to witness a high school football game. Continue reading
In 1967, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) became one of San Francisco’s first year-round resident theater companies. As a nonprofit organization, they continue to offer a full schedule of plays and also support an acting school. Continue reading
Memorize this: chop suey is not authentic Chinese food.
The movie titled “Flower Drum Song” debuted in 1961. In the movie, based on the Broadway show, the cast sings a song called “Chop Suey” to emphasize a clash of cultures between old Chinese traditions and the lives of Chinese-Americans who have added many bits of American culture to their lives. Continue reading