View Full Version : San Francisco 1955

02-02-2012, 08:04 AM

This beautifully shot amateur film by Tullio Pellegrini, courtesy of the Prelinger Archive (http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger), captures the city in vibrant, widescreen color. The remarkably thorough tour includes vintage cars, stunning vistas of the bay and its bridges, and classic tourist experiences like cable cars, Fisherman's Wharf, and the San Francisco Zoo.


02-02-2012, 08:13 AM
Population 775,300 odd...............

Ted Hoppe
02-02-2012, 04:08 PM
Population 775,300 odd...............

As of 2000 Census San Francisco has 776,733 with a third more housing. Reason... less children.

02-02-2012, 05:18 PM
"It's the work of accomplished amateur filmmaker (and expert tinkerer) Tullio Pellegrini, who combined a 16mm Bell & Howell Cinemascope lens with the wonders of Kodachrome and made this homage to the city of San Francisco. You'll see Playland, our oceanside amusement park which was closed in 1972, very rare footage of the SkyTram (an extinct ride over Seal Rocks and Sutro Baths), and a brakescreeching ride down the Crookedest Street in the World."