Video — 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet. Sound: digital; optical. Video: laser optical; NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video..
This exceptional documentary portrays the history of San Francisco's North Beach in the 1950s, focusing on the artists, writers, and "Beat" hipsters who made "The Beach" legendary. The artists who came to The Beach rejected conformity, complacency, and mainstream morality. "The Place", Vesuvio's, and a galaxy of bars, coffee houses, and studios were their hangouts. They loved poetry, jazz, and jug wine, and they presaged a profound change in American cultural attitudes.