While researching his documentary short “Smut Capital of America,” local filmmaker Michael Stabile came across (heh) the above news clip. In the words of Violet Blue, who brought it to my attention, it is “SO COOL.”
Stabile tells the Appeal he edited the above video “together from raw footage…from a KPIX news report from January 1972. The reporter is Ed Arrow, at the Garden of Eden in North Beach.”
Stabile’s film, about the birth of the modern porn industry in San Francisco in the late 60s, just premiered at the the Tribeca Film Festival this week; it’ll show in San Francisco at Frameline this June.