“Forgotten Hollywood”- Footsteps on Campus…

Posted on June 16, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`In 1971,  a two-part award-winning documentary aired on network television that was well produced by USC’s Annenberg School. The production’s subject was simply what life was like at an average junior high school. The curious thing… It was MY high school, while I was going there!

“`This peak at Van Nuys Jr. High features teachers who are no longer with us and students who are now in their mid-sixties. While re-watching this documentary, I see old friends who I recognize as they were. I actually returned to my childhood. It was nostalgic to clearly see on screen my colleague at KNX, Pete Demetriou, Sue Finque, Arlene Simsarian, Jeff Dracup, Joe Finci, Cliff Zellman (below left)and so many others I called classmates. I think the cameras actually caught me for a moment sitting in drama class.

“`As an educator at Fullerton College and Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, I found the content quite riveting. Children in 1971 had just lived through the tumultuous 1960s and they questioned everything that had to do with authority. As Bob Dylan penned, These times, they are a-changing. He was right.

“`These episodes each run roughly under an hour, but they are clearly worth a visit. ENJOY!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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