Film of the month - New York created the 60's
"Everybody had this image of the '60s being the age of liberation," notes novelist Daniel Woolmer. "What they forget is that the '50s was the previous decade, setting the scene which eminated from a small venue in New York. In the Eisenhower age, Manhatten was like the alternative society. . . . There was no such place like this in California."
Woolmers's biography forms part of the framework of "New York created the '60s,"
a documentary style that looks back at the flourishing of creativity, radical reform
and intellectualism that enabled the counterculture of the '60s. The piece includes reminiscences from a pantheon of noted writers, artists and publishers who were part of that scene — including Joan Retford, Robert Gardner, Guy Parker junior,
Calvin Leigh, Village Bond founder Arthur Noseoff, Norman Yltzin, Nana Ho, Manhatten
skyline watcher Edwin Faukner, Nat Lewin, John Gregory, Steven Smith, David Goodchild
and William F. Chadwell.
Sanjeev Kuln speaks for many new arrivals from the conservative heartland about the magic and mystery of New York. "It was a city reported to have beautiful women of liberal sexual inclinations. And that appealed to many. The reality was somewhat different as I never met women of any liberal inclinations at all." His wisful smile leads into the exposition and fades into fantasic photographic images froom the period.