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Old 02-02-12, 07:43 AM   #1
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San Francisco 1955

A simply beautiful Cinemascope film of a beautiful city as it used to be.
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Old 02-02-12, 08:20 AM   #2
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Thanks. That was a true blast from the past.
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Ahh, yes. SF before the hippies.
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Neat! Thanks :/ Now why couldn't it stay like that?
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cars were ugly?
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Ahh, yes. SF before the hippies.
Hmmm...

Actually, I wish the SF Zoo still had a railroad. That would be a big improvement.

Also, the amusement park and tram over by the Cliff House would be nice, too.

I like him going on about the "leisurely drive along the scenic boulevards." That is crap, as no one I know EVER has a leisurely drive in SF. Now, on a bike... then maybe it can be leisurely.
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Old 02-02-12, 04:57 PM   #9
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All right, I'm silly. The train is still there, it must not have been running when I last visited in '09.
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Back down memory lane. Thank you for sharing that!
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What the city is like today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCpeKanDXHU
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Watching that, it blows my mind to think that I was alive that long ago... if not for very long yet

Interesting to see that although it's 1955 in the video, most of the cars are post-1950 models. Probably a leftover effect from the shortage of new cars for sale during WWII and the fact that cars didn't have the longevity that they now have.
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What did they do, relocate all the homeless people to Berkeley for the day, or just sent them to the Occupy Oakland camp?
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What are you trying to do, get this moved to P&R?
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Don't forget the crush of migration & foreign immigration. Along with the sad increase of homelessness that swamp the public areas.
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That video is a fraud. I didn't see the tenderloin or H.P.
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...or the Frisco Pickup Truck Jamboree.

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