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Film and video from the Center for Sacramento History's collections. Much of the footage here comes from the KCRA and KOVR TV news film collections; other videos include video oral histories of the Valley Broadcast Legends, home movies, art films, musical performances, and police evidence videos from the Dorothea Puente investigation.



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Description : An 11-minute film capturing the activities of employees and customers inside the Tower Records store, located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Tower Records was founded in 1960 in Sacramento, California and helped revolutionize the music industry before closing in 2006. The film was made by Sacramento City College professor Darrell Forney and was developed by Leo Diner Films, Inc., a San Francisco-based film lab.  Additional Description : Note on original container:...
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Topics: Los Angeles (Calif.), Record Stores--California--Los Angeles--Tower Records, Tower Records,...
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Description: A twenty-eight-minute film containing original KCRA TV news footage featuring scenes from the Topless/Bottomless Obscenity Trial of 1968 to 1971, a weightlifting competition, and a segment on the newspaper publication "Mom...Guess What?"  The Topless/Bottomless Obscenity Trial of 1968 - 1971 debated the legality of exotic dancers in clubs and the presentation of adult films. Film highlights include interviews with exotic dancers, including Carol Doda , as well as those...
Topic: Gay Culture -- Newspaper -- Publications -- Sacramento Bee -- Mom Guess What, KCRA TV, Kono, Tamio...
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by KCRA-TV (Television station : Sacramento, Calif.)
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Description: KCRA-TV news footage of the Squaw Valley tram accident on April 15, 1978, that killed four people and injured over 30 others. Includes interviews with survivors at the hospital and Squaw Valley owner Alex Cushing. Also includes footage of the tram operating on January 6, 1979, the first day it was put back into service after the accident. Written on original container for r01: 1983/131 Squaw Valley Tram Accident April 16, 1978 Written on film leader for r01: S12C 20 03 05; 35:41;...
Topics: californiarevealed, Transportation accidents, Transportation accidents--Investigation,...
Source: 16mm film: 2 Reels of 2
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by KCRA-TV (Television station : Sacramento, Calif.)
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Note : Due to original recording and/or condition when digitized: audio goes in and out throughout different spliced sections. Description:  Five reels of KCRA-TV news footage of the arrest, trial, and conviction of Richard Chase, a serial killer who murdered six people in Sacramento in the span of one month -- December 1978 through January 1979. Called "The Vampire of Sacramento," Chase cannibalized his victims and drank their blood. Trial footage includes reporting by Mike Boyd and...
Topics: californiarevealed, Serial murderers, Murder, Murderers, Crime and the press, Crime in mass media,...
Source: 16mm film: 5 Reels of 5
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by KCRA TV
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Description:  A documentary, produced in 1996, focuses on the relationship between humans and the Sacramento River over the past 150 years. It details issues with flooding and how people cope with these issues. It also discusses how mining and dumping affects the river and irrigation of the Central Valley. The film was produced by Kit Tyler and Dave Kaylor for KCRA-TV and is hosted by Tim Russ.  Source:  SVHS from original 16mm film Accession number:  1983/131; VAM 045 Copyright:  Rights...
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Topics: Floods -- Flooding -- Levees -- Sacramento River, KCRA-TV, Irrigation -- Central Valley, Sutter's...
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Description : An eight-minute film containing footage pertaining to the everyday life of Emil Clemens Horst and his family. Horst was a major figure in the hops industry in the United States and abroad during the 1930s. The first segment of the film highlights a family outing. The second segment shows the processing of hops, and the third segment is of a trip to Yosemite National Park in California. Emil Horst is identifiable in the first and third segments.  TECHNICAL NOTE: The last segment...
Topics: Camping--California--Yosemite National Park, Hops--California, Horst, E. Clemens, californiarevealed
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Description:  This KCRA-TV footage, filmed between March of 1973 and July of 1974 features actress/singer and (at the time) partner of Playboy Magazine creator Hugh Hefner, Barbi Benton . Entertainment reporter Harry Martin interviews Benton and visits the Playboy Mansion during its heyday in the early 1970s. It is likely that this was the first time the mansion was filmed for broadcast. Also seen is a press conference with Hefner, Benton, and Bunnies and the tour of the Playboy Mansion with...
Topic: Benton, Barbi -- Actress -- Entertainer -- Model, Hefner, Hugh -- Playboy Magazine -- Playboy...
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LOW RESOLUTION SCREENER with TIMECODE Use the timecode at the top of the screen to mark in/out points when licencing master clips.  Description:  This KCRA-TV footage, filmed between March of 1973 and July of 1974 features actress/singer and (at the time) partner of Playboy Magazine creator Hugh Hefner,  Barbi Benton . Entertainment reporter  Harry Martin  interviews Benton and visits the Playboy Mansion during it's heyday in the 1970's. The film also shows a press conference with Hefner,...
Topics: Benton, Barbi -- Actress -- Entertainer -- Model, Hefner, Hugh -- Playboy Magazine -- Playboy...
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by KOVR
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KOVR-TV special report on the flooding in Isleton, California, including footage from a flood event in June 1972. Interviews with those affected by the 1972 flood, along with aerial shots of earthen levee damage and breaks on Andrus Island in the California Delta. Written on the original container and film leader: "KOVR00069 Isleton Flood 1972" For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Floods--California
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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by KOVR
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KOVR-TV news footage of the Father's Day 1969 incident in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento, California where a group of young African Americans erected a sign in James McClatchy Park, renaming it Brotherhood Park. The incident provoked a fight and after police were called, over 40 people were arrested after more than 100 shots were fired on both sides. No one died and police ransacked the Black Panthers' offices at 2941 35th Street. Written on film leader and paper inside container:...
Topics: californiarevealed, Flooding, Black Panther Party, Black Panther Party
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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Description : A nineteen-minute film showing scenes at Marshall School in Sacramento, California. The urban school is represented through shots of playground activities, student crossing guards in action, classrooms, and a drama production. Marshall School is located at 2718 G Street and was built in 1903. It closed in 1976 due to earthquake concerns.  Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Accession Number : 2008/022; CSH 2; CSH 9 Rights : Public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the...
Topics: Elementary School--California--Sacramento, Marshall School (Sacramento, Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description : A half hour of KCRA-TV news film clips listed as  Segments , below. The Segments are news clips covering crime, politics, education, development, sports, entertainment, weather, the military, and local-interest stories in Sacramento, California and surrounding cities. Clips include a statement from Sacramento Police Chief James V. Hicks following the heroin overdoses of three young adults, an interview with Senator John F. Kennedy, and another interview with City Manager Bart...
Topics: Azevedo, Clarence L., Cavanaugh, Bartley W., Crime--California--Sacramento--20th Century,...
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by KCRA TV
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Description:  KCRA TV news footage of an interview with Charles Manson on death row at San Quentin prison in the 1970's. Also featured are scenes filmed at the home of actress Sharon Tate the morning after the first night of murders by Manson's "Family", interviews with police and detectives, scenes of "Family" members at Manson's trial, and other historic footage.  Charles Milles Manson (1934 - 2017) was an American criminal and cult leader. In the late 1960's, he formed...
Topic: Atkins, Susan, California State Prison at San Quentin, Houten, Leslie Van, KCRA-TV, Krenwinkel,...
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Note : Intermittent audio. Description : A 9-minute film documenting the aftermath of an explosion that occurred on a freight train transporting Vietnam War-era bombs in Roseville, California. Footage includes aerial and ground views of the damage of the explosion and the resulting fires.  Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift...
Topics: Explosions--California--Roseville, Railroad Trains--California--Roseville, Roseville (Calif.),...
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LOW RESOLUTION SCREENER with TIMECODE Use the timecode at the top of the screen to mark in/out points when licencing master clips.  Description:  KCRA-TV reporter  Stan Atkinson  speaks with Manson Family member  Susan Atkins  (1948 - 2009) while incarcerated at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla, California in 1978. Atkins, along with fellow family members, were charged for the murder of actress Sharon Tate and three others at her home at  10050 Cielo Drive  in...
Topics: Atkins, Susan Denise -- Central California Women's Facility Chowchilla (Chowchilla, Calif.) --...
This video shows footage of the box Everson Gillmouth was found in and the site where the box was found as part of the serial murder investigation of Dorothea Puente. In some parts, Ismael Florez, the man who Puente hired to build and drop the box, is answering questions. This video is part of The People v. Dorothea Montalvo Puente case files (Sacramento County Superior Court criminal case #18056) . CSH charges use and licensing fees. Accession number: 2014-002-001
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Topics: Dorothea Puente, 1426 F Street, Sacramento (Calif.), Serial murder investigation, Serial murder,...
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by KCRA-TV
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Description: Filmed by KCRA-TV at the University of California at Berkeley, this film features the various performers and audience attending the Berkeley Folk Festival of October 23, 1969. Seen in this film are such diverse musicians as Charley Marshall, Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, and Country Joe and the Fish, as well as an interview with musicologist Charles Seeger. The Berkeley Folk Music Festival  was held annually from 1958 to 1970 in  Berkeley, California , one of the major...
Topics: KCRA-TV, U.C. Berkeley, Folk Music, Festival, Country Joe, blues, music, live performance,...
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by Sacramento High School - Mark Pollock
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Original Title:  The Student Body of the Sacramento High School Presents Scenes Here and There During Fall Semester 1936. Description : A fifteen-minute silent film showing scenes of student activities at Sacramento High School, located at 34th and Y Streets in Sacramento, California. The film includes scenes of interactions with teachers and staff, the crowning of the junior prom queen, students performing dances and skits, competitions including tug-of-war and tackling a greased pig, and a...
Topics: Sacramento High School (Sacramento,Calif.), High School Students--California--Sacramento, High...
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by KCRA-TV; Park, Gary
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NOTE: Some segments are silent.  Description : A 22-minute film containing footage of the Beatles' 1964 and 1965 San Francisco tour dates at the Cow Palace and their 1966 tour of Candlestick Park. The film, which was shot by KCRA-TV also documents reactions to "Beatlemania" in Sacramento, California. Other clips include scenes of the Beatles arriving at San Francisco's airport, reporter Gary Park interviewing fans, parts of the Beatles' 1964 press conference at the San Francisco...
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Topics: Beatles, Cow Palace (San Francisco, Calif.), Fox Senator Theater (Sacramento, Calif.), Sacramento...
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by KCRA-TV
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Description: Joan Crawford (1904  – 1977) was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies before debuting as a chorus girl on  Broadway . Crawford then signed a motion picture contract with  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer  in 1925; her career spanned decades, studios, and controversies. Crawford married her fourth husband  Alfred Steele ,  president of Pepsi-Cola in 1955.  He later was named chairman of the board and CEO of Pepsi-Co....
Topics: KCRA-TV, Joan Crawford, Pepsi-Cola Co. CEO, Alfred Steele, board of directors, 1972, Pepsi Bottling...
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LOW RESOLUTION SCREENER with TIMECODE Use the timecode at the top of the screen to mark in/out points when licencing master clips.  Description:  The Altamont Speedway Free Festival was a  counterculture   rock concert  held on Saturday, December 6,  1969  at the  Altamont Speedway  in Northern California near San Francisco. The concert featured  Santana ,  Jefferson Airplane ,  The Flying Burrito Brothers  and  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young , with the  Rolling Stones...
Topics: KCRA, Altamont Speedway, concert, Rolling Stones, Santana, 1969, rock music, violence
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LOW RESOLUTION SCREENER with TIMECODE Use the timecode at the top of the screen to mark in/out points when licencing master clips.  Description:  An eighteen-minute film containing original footage about the Zodiac killer who terrorized the San Francisco bay area in the late 1960's and early 70's. The film features detectives at work, press conferences where sections of the Zodiac's letters are read and shown, a school bus driver discussing the killer's threat to children, and an interview...
Topics: KCRA TV, Zodiac Killer -- Zodiac -- Serial Killer -- Lake Berryessa Stabbings -- Napa (Calif.)
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Note:  Some segments have no sync sound due to the original source; High Amount of Hiss and hum on source. Description: A VHS tape of Bill Rase's radio and television programs. Bill Rase (1926-2006), was a well-known Sacramento figure. He founded and performed with the Bill Rase Band starting in the 1950s until his death. He was a disc jockey on local radio in the 1950s, he hosted a television variety show, and portrayed "Bosun Bill" on a children's television show. Call Number:...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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Description: The Sasquatch People, also known as Bigfoot, are the subject of much curiosity and debate. For hundreds of years there have been stories of sightings and interactions with these beings often seen throughout California, the United States and the world. In this special report by Terry Richards, we explore the myth and reality of this elusive mystery and the effect it has on the small town of The Dalles, Oregon. Interviewed are Anthropologist  Grover Krantz and Primatologist ...
Topics: KCRA-TV, Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch, Northern California, Oregon, Washington, mystery, anthropology,...
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This video shows Sacramento Police Department Detective John Cabrera interviewing Dorothea Puente as part of her serial murder investigation. It is an edited version of People's exhibit 577 , shortened to only include the Puente interview. This video is part of The People v. Dorothea Montalvo Puente case files (Sacramento County Superior Court criminal case #18056) . CSH charges use and licensing fees. Accession number: 2014-002-001
Topics: Dorothea Puente, 1426 F Street, Sacramento (Calif.), Serial murder investigation, John Cabrera,...
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by KCRA TV
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More on this subject can be found at:  https://archive.org/details/casacsh_000596 Description: Decades after the fact, the name Richard Chase still brings forth feelings of horror, revulsion, and sadness to the people of Sacramento. His reign of terror in the late 1970's has become legend, with the facts of the case difficult to comprehend. In this footage, filmed by KCRA-TV cameramen, we see Chase in court along with his mother, his apartment on Watt Ave, as well as those who knew him and...
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Topic: Chase, Richard -- Serial Killer -- The Vampire of Sacramento -- Murder -- Sacramento (Calif.),...
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Description:  KCRA-TV investigates the subject of the occult in this 1969 news special. Interviews with Official Witch Louise Huebner, author and psychotherapist Nathaniel Branden bookend this special report examining the world of tarot cards, hypnotism, witchcraft, and other often misunderstood practices of the occult and new age arts.  Louise Huebner  (1930 - 2014) was an American author of occult books, astrologer, and the only officially appointed Official Witch in the entire world. She...
Topics: KCRA-TV, Louise Huebner, witchcraft, Tarot, Occult, Series, Deviation, New Age, Hypnotism,...
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Description:   Barney Kessel  (1923 – 2004) was an American  jazz  guitarist born in  Muskogee, Oklahoma . Noted in particular for his knowledge of chords and inversions and chord-based melodies, he was a member of many prominent jazz groups as well as a "first call" guitarist for studio, film, and television recording sessions. Kessel was a member of the group of session musicians informally known as  the Wrecking Crew . This interview was conducted in 1964 for KCRA-TV's...
Topics: KCRA-TV, Barney Kessel, jazz, guitar, Camera 3, music, interview, The Berry Patch
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Description:  The Altamont Speedway Free Festival was a  counterculture   rock concert  held on Saturday, December 6,  1969  at the  Altamont Speedway  in Northern California near San Francisco. The concert featured  Santana ,  Jefferson Airplane ,  The Flying Burrito Brothers  and  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young , with the  Rolling Stones  taking the stage as the final act. The event is unfortunately remembered for being poorly organized with outbreaks of considerable...
Topics: KCRA, Altamont Speedway, concert, Rolling Stones, Santana, 1969, rock music, violence
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Note:  Silence/noise for many sections due to original source recording. Description: A VHS tape of Bill Rase Radio & Television Programs – Bill Rase: Fabian–Jimmy Boyd, Lennon Sisters radio, 1958; Connie Francis radio/David Rose State Fair Orchestra/Bosun Bill at Mare Island, 1959; KCRA Telethon, 1962; Bosun Bill Mare Island, San Francisco Emmy Awards, Channel 3 Telerama, 1962; Bill on Channel 40 “Bob Wilkins Show,” 1980. Bill Rase (1926-2006), was a well-known Sacramento figure....
Topic: californiarevealed, Bill Rase, Radio, Television, Fabian, Lennon Sisters, Connie Frances, KCRA,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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This video includes clips of local TV news coverage of the discovery and excavation of bodies at 1426 F Street. It's part of The People v. Dorothea Montalvo Puente case files (Sacramento County Superior Court criminal case #18056) . CSH charges use and licensing fees. Accession number: 2014-002-001
Topics: Dorothea Puente, 1426 F Street, Sacramento (Calif.), Serial murder investigation, Serial murder,...
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by KCRA TV
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Description:  An eighteen-minute film containing original footage about the Zodiac killer who terrorized the San Francisco bay area in the late 1960's and early 70's. The film features detectives at work, press conferences where sections of the Zodiac's letters are read and shown, a school bus driver discussing the killer's threat to children, and an interview with an officer at the scene of the Lake Berryessa stabbings. Some segments are AUDIO ONLY or may be silent.  The Zodiac Killer or...
Topic: KCRA TV, Zodiac Killer -- Zodiac -- Serial Killer -- Lake Berryessa Stabbings -- Napa (Calif.)
This video shows footage of Alvaro "Alberto" "Bert" Montoya being interviewed by an unidentified woman who might be his social worker Judy Moise. Montoya was one of Dorothea Puente's murder victims, and it is also suspected that he unwittingly helped Puente dispose of her victims' bodies. This video is part of The People v. Dorothea Montalvo Puente case files (Sacramento County Superior Court criminal case #18056) . CSH charges use and licensing fees. Accession number:...
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Topics: Dorothea Puente, 1426 F Street, Sacramento (Calif.), Serial murder investigation, Alvaro Montoya,...
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by KCRA TV
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Description:  KCRA-TV produced program on John F. Kennedy and the effects of his assassination on the people of California. Seen are various events, observances, and those speaking on their feelings and admiration of the popular president. This program originally aired November 23, 1963. Some segments may be silent.  Source:  SVHS from original 16mm film Accession number:  1983/131; VAM 070 Copyright: Rights are owned by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH). CSH has given the Internet...
Topic: Assassination, KCRA-TV, Kennedy, John F. -- Kennedy Assassination -- Memorials
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by KCRA-TV
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Description: D. B. Cooper is an unidentified man who  hijacked  a  Boeing 727  aircraft in the  northwest   United States , in the airspace between  Portland ,  Oregon , and  Seattle ,  Washington , on the afternoon of Wednesday,  November 24, 1971.  The man purchased his airline ticket using the  alias   Dan Cooper  but, because of a news miscommunication, became known in popular lore as "D. B. Cooper". He extorted $200,000 in ransom (equivalent to $1,240,000 in 2018)...
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Topics: KCRA-TV, D.B. Cooper, hijacking, airplane, Boeing 727, Dan Cooper, ransom, unsolved, Portland,...
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by KCRA-TV; Biondi, Vic; Micheals, Spencer
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Note : Some segments are silent. Description : News footage shot by Sacramento's KCRA-TV that documents the Black Panther protest at the California State Capitol Building in Sacramento. The film also captures the subsequent police detention of many Black Panther members at a Union 76 gas station across from the Hubacher Cadillac dealership. The Mulford Bill, which sparked the protest, forbid carrying loaded weapons in public. KCRA reporters Spencer Michaels and Vic Biondi conducted interviews...
Topics: Black Panther Party, Capitols -- California -- Sacramento, Firearms -- Law and Legislation --...
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by KOVR
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Note : Due to original recording and/or condition when digitized: ends abruptly. KOVR-TV special report on cults and why people join them. Includes interviews and discussion of the need to belong, drug and alcohol issues, and escaping abusive relationships. Written on original container and film leader: "KOVR00127 Cults" For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Cults--United States, Cults, Peer pressure, Hippies, Hippies--United States,...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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by Ouye, Harold N.
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Note : Soft focus or out of focus at times. Description : A twenty-five minute home movie featuring the Ouye family in Sacramento, California. The film consists of footage from several different occasions. Opening scenes show the Ouye family packing for their trip and street scenes of Sacramento, Fresno, and Hanford, California. One of their first stops is the site of the Mussel Slough Tragedy in Hanford. The movie also features the El Don Motel in Bakersfield, California. Notable scenes in...
Topics: Family Vacations -- Beaches -- Disneyland (Anaheim, Calif.), Home Movies -- Sacramento (Calif.),...
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by Sacramento Police Department
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Description: This video shows police interviews as part of the serial murder investigation of Dorothea Puente. The interviews were conducted by Sacramento Police Department Detectives John Cabrera and Terry Brown, and include Puente, Mervin "John" McCauley, Ricardo Ordorica, and John Sharp. Part of the video shows the empty interrogation room with background conversation between the detectives and others talking about the case. This video is part of The People v. Dorothea Montalvo...
Topics: Dorothea Puente, 1426 F Street, Sacramento (Calif.), Serial murder investigation, John Cabrera,...
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Descriptions:  A television documentary on the California Gold Rush and early California. The film features Sacramento historian James E. Henley (1944 - 2014) and materials provided by the Center for Sacramento History. This episode originally aired November 19, 1992. The Real West  was an American historical television series hosted by  Kenny Rogers  which first aired on  A&E   cable television  from 1992 to 1995. Source:  SVHS Accession number:  1983/131; VAM 048 Copyright:...
Topic: California -- California History -- 19th Century, Center for Sacramento History, Gold Rush -- Gold...
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LOW RESOLUTION SCREENER with TIMECODE Use the timecode at the top of the screen to mark in/out points when licencing master clips. Description:  KCRA - TV news clips featuring a Women's Abortion Rights rally in San Francisco in the early 1970s. Featured at the beginning of the footage is activist Betty Friedan. Also seen are interviews with participants and scenes of the group marching with banners and signs.  Betty Friedan  (1921 - 2006) was an American writer, activist, and feminist. A...
Topics: KCRA-TV, 1970's, Abortion Rights -- Women's Rights -- Protests, Friedan, Betty -- Feminist -- The...
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by KCRA TV
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Description:  A twenty-four minute film containing original news footage on the Zodiac murders of the late 1960's in the San Francisco bay area. The film features an interview with victim Bryan Hartnell from his hospital bed after he and his girlfriend, Cecelia Shepard, were attacked at Lake Berryessa. Also featured are interviews with the detectives and police working on the case, scenes from one of the Zodiac's victim's funeral, and an interview with celebrity lawyer Melvin Belli. The well...
Topic: Forensics -- Crime Scenes -- Criminal Investigations, KCRA TV, Zodiac Killer -- Serial Killer --...
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Description:  More historic KOVR-TV news clips filmed between 1976 and 1978 at the height of the East Area Rapist's (aka: Golden State Killer) reign of terror in the Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Orangevale and Sacramento areas. Some segments may be silent.  On  April 24, 2018 , authorities arrested and charged 72-year-old  U.S. Navy   veteran  and former police officer  Joseph James DeAngelo  with eight counts of  first-degree murder , based upon DNA evidence. Source: ...
Topics: East Area Rapist, Golden State Killer, KOVR-TV, Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Carmichael,...
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by Sacramento Police Department
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Part TWO of TWO Description:  This video shows police interviews as part of the serial murder investigation of Dorothea Puente. The interviews were conducted by Sacramento Police Department Detectives John Cabrera and Terry Brown, and include Puente, Mervin "John" McCauley, Ricardo Ordorica, and John Sharp. Part of the video shows the empty interrogation room with background conversation between the detectives and others talking about the case. This video is part of The People v....
Topics: Dorothea Puente, 1426 F Street, Sacramento (Calif.), Serial murder investigation, John Cabrera,...
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Description:  KCRA-TV investigates the subject of the occult in this 1969 news special. Interviews with Official Witch Louise Huebner, author and psychotherapist Nathaniel Branden bookend this special report examining the world of tarot cards, hypnotism, witchcraft, and other often misunderstood practices of the occult and new age arts.  Louise Huebner  (1930 - 2014) was an American author of occult books, astrologer, and the only officially appointed Official Witch in the entire world. She...
Topics: KCRA-TV, Louise Huebner, witchcraft, Tarot, Occult, Series, Tarot, Deviation, New Age, Hypnotism,...
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Description: This edited presentation of KCRA-TV news footage captures the days immediately following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Featuring scenes from Sacramento and San Francisco, California with Gov. Pat Brown, a man who served in the Marines with Lee Harvey Oswald, as well as several "man on the street" interviews and scenes from various local religious services.  Scenes from this production can be seen in their original condition at: John F. Kennedy On Air...
Topics: John F Kennedy, assassination, KCRA-TV, Pat Brown, Lee Harvey Oswald, man on the street, reactions,...
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LOW RESOLUTION SCREENER with TIMECODE Use the timecode at the top of the screen to mark in/out points when licencing master clips.  Description:  A twenty-eight-minute film containing original KCRA TV news footage featuring scenes from the Topless/Bottomless Obscenity Trial of 1968 to 1971, a weightlifting competition, and a segment on the newspaper publication "Mom...Guess What?"  The Topless/Bottomless Obscenity Trial of 1968 - 1971  debated the legality of exotic dancers in...
Topics: Gay Culture -- Newspaper -- Publications -- Sacramento Bee -- Mom Guess What, KCRA TV, Kono, Tamio...
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by KCRA-TV
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Description: These four reels of KCRA-TV newsfilm feature Angela Davis during her involvement in the Soledad Brothers case (three inmates who were accused of killing a prison guard at  Soledad Prison ) and subsequent trial. NOTE: These films are presented in their original form. Some sections are silent, some segments have audio but no image.  Angela Yvonne Davis  (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author. She is a professor  emerita  at...
Topic: californiarevealed, Angela Davis, Soledad Brothers, KCRA-TV, Prison, Trial, court, Black Panthers,...
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Description: Harry Martin (1927 - 2008) was one of KCRA-TV's most beloved personalities. For 33 years he was an entertainment reporter, host and anchor but many remember him as Captain Sacto, the star of the popular local children's television program of the 1950's. During his career he is said to have interviewed over 2000 celebrates, actors, and musicians. He was the first person to ever interview actress Goldie Hawn, and the last person to interview Boris Karloff. Here we present the first...
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Topics: Harry Martin, KCRA-TV, Show Biz, Entertainment, Hollywood, Actors, Television, Music
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Description: A brief film containing original KCRA TV news footage involving the moon landing. The film consists of "Man on the street" style interviews with Sacramento locals about the July 20, 1969 landing of Apollo 11 and crew. Astronaut Neil Armstrong would be the first human to walk on the surface of the moon.  Source:  Original 16mm film elements.  Accession Number:  1983/131; VAM BA 009 Copyright:  Rights are owned by the Center for  Sacramento History (CSH). CSH has...
Topic: National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- NASA -- Apollo 11 -- Astronaut -- Armstrong, Neil,...
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by KOVR-TV
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Description: N ews footage from KOVR-TV in Sacramento covering the Zodiac killings of the late 1960s. Seen are detective David Toschi along with attorney Melvin Belli and surviving Lake Berryessa victim  Bryan Hartnell at KGO studios. A man claiming to be the Zodiac demanded he appear on the local program  A.M. San Francisco . When the man called in he asked to be called "Sam" but whe n  Belli agreed to meet with him in Daly City the suspect never showed up. Hartnell, after...
Topics: Zodiac, Killer, murder, San Francisco, homicide, KGO TV, KOVR-TV, Melvin Belli, Bryan Hartnell,...
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LOW RESOLUTION SCREENER with TIMECODE Use the timecode at the top of the screen to mark in/out points when licensing master clips.  Description:  Reel one of five featuring news footage of the arrest, trial, and conviction of Richard Chase, a serial killer who murdered six people in Sacramento in the span of one month -- December 1978 through January 1979. Called "The Vampire of Sacramento," Chase cannibalized his victims and drank their blood. Trial footage includes reporting by...
Topics: californiarevealed, Serial murderers, Murder, Murderers, Crime and the press, Crime in mass media,...
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by KCRA-TV (Television station : Sacramento, Calif.)
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Note : Due to original recording and/or condition when digitized: no sound until 00:04:07, sound goes in and out through clips. Historical film and KCRA-TV news footage of the Sacramento Solons, including opening day in c.1920 at Buffalo Field at 10th and Broadway; 1960 Solons' Board of Directors meeting and a game against Folsom Prison inmates; and scenes of Hughes Stadium and Hank Aaron in 1974. Notes on paper inside of container: "Solons; S 12 A 180201; Historical baseball games and...
Topics: californiarevealed, Baseball--California--Sacramento, Baseball
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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Description : A promotional film about the economy of Sacramento, shows many street scenes aerial shots from around downtown and the Sacramento region. Call Number : 2005/054/2558 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is...
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Description : A 12- minute film depicting the processing of hops and their shipment to market. The film focuses on the operations of the Emil Clemens Horst hops ranch, including one in the Campus Commons area of Sacramento, California. The first segment of the film shows the hop separator in operation at the Campus Commons ranch. The second segment includes scenes from hop fields in California and Oregon. The final segment captures the weighing and transportation of bales of hops by the Oregon...
Topics: Farm Mechanization--United States, Hops Industry--United States, Sacramento (Calif.),...
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Description: A ten-minute film containing footage of an Aerojet missile demonstration and Roseville's railyard disaster. Aerojet, which is located in Rancho Cordova, California held a missile test in the mid 1960s. The Aerojet footage originally aired on March 9, 1964. The Roseville Yard Disaster was an accidental explosion of a freight car of munitions bound for the Vietnam War at a Southern Pacific railroad yard in Roseville, California. The explosion occurred on April 28, 1973 and the...
Topics: VAM 002, Aerojet, KCRA TV, Roseville, Bomb Train, Disaster, explotion, weapons, Rancho Cordova,...
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by Ouye, Harold N.
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Note : Soft focus or out of focus at times. Description : A thirty-minute home movie titled "Train Movies" which was produced by Harold Ouye in Sacramento, California. The film features many diesel and steam trains traveling throughout the greater Sacramento area. Highlights include footage of the City San Francisco Streamliner , the California Zephyr , and C.P. Huntington . Notable events featured are the 100th anniversary of the Southern Pacific Railroad company and the dedication...
Topics: American River, Home Movie -- Sacramento (Calif.), Passengers, Railroads, Sacramento (Calif.),...
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Note:  Due to the original recording, most segments of this footage are silent. Description: KCRA News film footage of various events surrounding the Firehouse Restaurant, which was opened in 1960 by brothers Carl, Lawrence S., and Newton A. Cope, Jr. Scenes inside the restaurant with Carl Cope c. 1970; Carl Cope's funeral July 8, 1980; Coverage of a fire at the restaurant on July 22, 1970; and Carl Cope speaking at the announcement about the installation of a statue commemorating the Pony...
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Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm
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Description:  Reel 1 of historic KOVR-TV news clips filmed between 1976 and 1978 at the height of the East Area Rapist's (aka: Golden State Killer) reign of terror in the Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, and Sacramento areas. Some segments may be silent.  On  April 24, 2018 , authorities arrested and charged 72-year-old  U.S. Navy   veteran  and former police officer  Joseph James DeAngelo  with eight counts of  first-degree murder , based upon DNA evidence. Source: Original 16mm...
Topics: KOVR, East Area Rapist, Golden State Killer, Joseph James DeAngelo, rape, crime, 1970s, Fair Oaks,...
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by KCRA-TV
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Description:   Gregory Peck  (1916 – 2003) was an American actor and was one of the most popular  film stars  from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck received five  Academy Award for Best Actor  nominations, and won once – for his performance as  Atticus Finch  in the 1962 drama film  To Kill a Mockingbir d . In this KCRA-TV news footage, shot on 4/28/1964, Peck discusses his film work as well as his involvement as chairman of a cancer research fundraising campaign.  Source:  Original...
Topics: KCRA-TV, Gregory Peck, actor, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1964, Academy Award, Best Actor, chairman,...
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Description: George Shearing (1919 – 2011) was a British  jazz  pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group that recorded for Discovery Records,  MGM Records  and  Capitol Records . The composer of over 300 titles, including the jazz standards " Lullaby of Birdland " and " Conception ", and had multiple albums on the  Billboard   charts  during the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s. In this footage from KCRA's "Camera 3" series we see George and his...
Topics: KCRA, George Shearing, Memorial Auditorium, jazz piano, musician, Lullaby of Birdland, Camera 3
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by KCRA TV
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Description: Historic footage from KCRA-TV covering the Ed Kemper case of the early 1970's in Santa Cruz, California. The film shows detectives examining evidence in the Kemper case, interviews with women concerning hitchhiking, and policemen searching for the victim's remains in the Santa Cruz area. Kemper would eventually turn himself in for his crimes and is still imprisoned today. Although a model prisoner with a likable personality who has read hours of books to tape for the blind, one...
Topic: KCRA-TV, Kemper, Ed, -- California State Prison at San Quentin (San Quentin, Calif.), Santa Cruz...
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Note : Some sections are silent. Description : These news clips from KCRA TV feature the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, her media announcement she had joined the SLA, the SLA bank robbery in Sacramento, and the trail of Hearst. Call Number : 1983/131 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
Topic: Patty Hearst, SLA, kidnapping, bank robbery, trial, Symbionese Liberation Army
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by KCRA-TV, Thornley, Hank, Hussong, Merle
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Description : A 30-minute public affairs program, presented by KCRA Television Channel 3 in Sacramento, California. The program is hosted by Merle Hussong and includes commentary by Hank Thornley. This segment addresses the Titan Missile program and the role of the Sacramento division of the Aerojet General Corporation in the manufacturing of the engines for the Titan ICBM.  The film includes footage of the construction of a Titan Missile silo in Utah, missile and engine tests, and footage of...
Topics: Aerojet - General Corporation, Sacramento (Calif.), Titan (Missile), californiarevealed
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Description : A vacation to Lake Tahoe and street scenes of downtown Sacramento - K, J, I Streets - showing State Capitol, City Hall, US Post Office, etc. Notes in original container : Lake Tahoe, State Capitol building, Shasta, by Maurice Ottoy Call Number : 1995/094/169 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
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Description:  Film footage of the historic Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island.The occupation lasted for nineteen months, from November 20, 1969 to June 11, 1971, and was forcibly ended by the U.S.   government. The event had a brief but somewhat direct effect on federal Indian Termination policies, and established a precedent for Indian activism.  This footage appears in its unedited form as left on the reel by the original KCRA editors as well as a "reconstructed"...
Topic: Alcatraz Island -- San Francisco (Calif.) -- Native American Occupation -- Native American Protests
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LOW RESOLUTION SCREENER with TIMECODE Use the timecode at the top of the screen to mark in/out points when licensing master clips.  More on this subject can be found at:  https://archive.org/details/casacsh_000596 Description:  Decades after the fact, the name Richard Chase still brings forth feelings of horror, revulsion, and sadness to the people of Sacramento. His reign of terror in the late 1970's has become legend, with the facts of the case difficult to comprehend. In this footage,...
Topics: Chase, Richard -- Serial Killer -- The Vampire of Sacramento -- Murder -- Sacramento (Calif.),...
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Description: Charles M. Schulz (1922 – 2000)  was an American cartoonist and creator of the comic strip  Peanuts  (which featured the characters  Charlie Brown  and  Snoopy , among others). He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time. Here we see him in 1963 while visiting Sacramento for the opening of the Macy's department store downtown. This interview was part of KCRA's "Camera 3" series of interviews and stories. Source:   Original 16mm...
Topics: KCRA, Charles Schulz, Peanuts, Charlie Brown, Macy's, downtown Sacramento, 1963, Camera 3
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Description : Promo for the Bob Wilkins Show for KCRA TV. Wilkins was a well-known film host in northern California media markets. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Center for Sacramento History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
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Description : This historic KCRA-TV news footage features Black Panther member Eldridge Cleaver speaking at Sacramento State and UC Berkeley where he challenges then Gov. Ronald Reagan to a duel.  Note : Some sections are silent with abrupt edits, as in original film. Full audio of this speech is available  here .  Call Number : 1938/131 Source : Original 16mm film elements.  Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In...
Topics: californialightandsound, Reagan, Ronald, Cleaver, Eldridge, Sacramento State, UC Berkeley, Black...
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Description: In the early 1980's, news stations were making the slow conversion from using 16mm film to capture news stories to utilizing video tape to document the day's events. Analog video equipment was at the time heavy, bulky, and expensive. But the time saved by not having to process film and the ability to broadcast live from a breaking news story far outweighed the lower back problems that some of these cameramen must have had. In this footage you will see KCRA TV's first mobile video...
Topics: KCRA-TV, Live Camera 3, broadcasting, 16mm film, editing, video tape, video broadcast, video...
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by Rase, William
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Note: This is a digitization of a videotape transfer of the original silent 8mm film. Description: A 3/4" video tape of performances of the Bill Rase Band – KCRA-Old Building, 1954; Band-Hotel Senator, 1954; Band-Weaverville, 1955; Band–Rase TV Show, 1958; Band–American Legion-Tahoe, 1959; Band–Party at Rase’s, 1959; Band vs. KCRA Baseball, 1959; Band–Pauls o’ Ranchero, Evlerino, California, 1960; Band–4th of July, Southside Park, 1960; Band–Weimar, 1961; Band–4th July,...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape
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Description:  A film containing original news footage of the Chowchilla Kidnapping where twenty-six school children (ages 5 to 14) and their bus driver were abducted. The children and driver were abducted on July 15, 1976 from Chowchilla, California and buried inside a box truck in a quarry in Livermore, California. After sixteen hours underground, the driver Frank Edward "Ed" Ray and the children managed to escape. All were rescued and their kidnappers were caught and convicted. ...
Topic: Chowchilla (Calif.) -- Chowchilla Kidnappings -- Bus Hijacking -- Ray, Frank Edward "Ed"...
This video shows footage of the excavation in the yard of 1426 F Street in Sacramento, California, as part of the serial murder investigation of Dorothea Puente. It appears to be the original video used for the edited version in People's Exhibit 710 . This video is part of The People v. Dorothea Montalvo Puente case files (Sacramento County Superior Court criminal case #18056). This version of the video has been edited by the Center for Sacramento History to remove graphic imagery, however all...
Topics: Dorothea Puente, 1426 F Street, Sacramento (Calif.), Serial murder investigation, Serial murder
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Description : A film about Charles "Chuck" Dressen, a baseball manager. It begins with Dressen's Brooklyn Dodgers losing to the New York Yankees in the 1953 Wold Series, then to Dressen moving to the Oakland Oaks and the opening day game in April 1954 against the Sacramento Solons at Edmonds Field, a 2-1 victory by the Oaks. Call Number : 2010/007/014 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17,...
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