March 13, 1997 |
A few moments before the screening of his feature documentary film "All Power to the People!," Lee Lew-Lee pauses in the lobby of the Laemmle Monica 4-Plex to share an anecdote about one of his heroes. In his wraparound shades, yard-long dreadlocks, dark olive blazer, black T-shirt, work boots and jeans, Lew-Lee, 44, seems the very essence of Hollywood cool. Looks can be deceiving. Neither Hollywood cool nor hot, the Silver Lake-based Lew-Lee might best be described as Hollywood not.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1997 |
Taking his underdog mayoral campaign onto national television, state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) Thursday defended the activist 1960s as an era that improved America. And he won. Helped by comedian/television producer Jeff Cesario and actress Annie Potts, Hayden stood his ground on the irreverent late-night talk show "Politically Incorrect" against an attack by a conservative commentator who blamed the ills of the 1990s on the decade marked by student protest and free love.
January 16, 1997 |
Advertisers are bringing back music from hit TV shows of the 1960s and '70s to give their products a contemporary feel. America Online, in spots from TBWA Chiat/Day, uses the score from the cartoon series "The Jetsons." Levi Strauss & Co. plays the "Partridge Family" hit "I Think I Love You" in a spot created by Foote, Cone & Belding in San Francisco. Ford Motor Co. uses the theme from "Green Acres" in spots for its Pathfinder truck. MCI Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1996 |
The student actor and most of the audience watching him hadn't been born when members of the Black Student Union at San Fernando Valley State College took over the administration building in the era of 1960s civil rights protests, leading to the establishment of minority studies departments. But the actor, who calls himself T-Fox, used the 28th anniversary of the takeover to deliver a message to today's ethnic minority students at Cal State Northridge, as the school is now called.
September 5, 1996 |
Hot Wheels, Beatle boots, the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate. A Mercury space capsule, civil rights speeches, a Vietnam War-era Huey helicopter. Melding pop culture and history, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum has gathered these relics and more into an exhibit opening Saturday called "Back to the '60s."
July 4, 1996 |
Coming from across Europe, the United States and Japan, fans left flowers and pictures of themselves at the grave of Jim Morrison to commemorate his death 25 years ago Wednesday in his Paris apartment. Riot police provided security at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in northeastern Paris, allowing 100 fans at a time around the simple grave site that reads "James Douglas Morrison 1943-1971." At least 200 others waited outside, smoking pot, drinking and playing Doors songs on the guitar.
March 27, 1996 |
It was September 1955. In the backyard of 117 Prince St. in Old Town Alexandria, a newborn boy, swaddled in a blanket, was handed to the man who would become his father. Winston McKinley Scott was 46, handsome, self-assured, his eyes as impenetrable as the secrets they protected. The new dad looked appropriately nervous, appropriately grave, appropriately proud. His wife, Paula, beautiful and doomed, hovered nearby. A Kodak Brownie camera clicked. And so the moment still lives, 40 years later.
December 18, 1995 |
Amid the watersheds of the 1960s, its assassinations, its quixotic civil-rights marches and roiling urban riots, its Vietnam quagmire and anarchic street theater back home, the election of Richard Nixon on Nov. 5, 1968, is now a moment almost muted in counterpoint, pale against the high drama of his resignation six years later.
August 13, 1995 |
The Grateful Dead represents the end of the Sixties, basically. --A 21-year-old college student, interviewed in the Haight after the death of Jerry Garcia. **** Yes, they were saying it again last week. Jerry Garcia had died and so, it was proclaimed by many, had the Sixties. Again. By my rough count, this latest passing represented about the 25th time that the decade has died.
August 4, 1995 |
One is a Connecticut homemaker, another a physical therapist. Some teach. Several are dead; several more are in jail. Some have seen their lives turned into fodder for bad movies or weekly TV dramas. Others have watched their own children follow in their footsteps. These are the superstars of social consciousness, protesters par excellence whose names became synonymous with the revolutionary spirit of the 1960s--and those who got caught up in the turmoil that followed in the next decade.