Wild History

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Documentaries Produced by CA Palm

Who were we? We knew nothing but the allure, the draw, the hope of safe haven, defiance, and the immediate utopia of resistance in zones of momentary freedom, negating boojy society.
— David Meltzer

The Beach
North Beach 50s Art Scene (more...)
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Swinging in the Shadows (Two Part Series)
During the 50s, a free-spirited creativity emerged in California. Young idealistic artists and poets formed an underground distinct  from the status quo mainstream. They rocked the LA art and poetry scene. Up the coast, they energized SF with innovative,  spirited work--"swinging" in the shadows of American culture.

Venice West and the LA Scene
Rebels from the 50s in the City of Angels (more...)
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San Francisco's Wild History Groove
Mavericks from the San Francisco Renaissance (more...)
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