Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

San Francisco Home Movie from 1958 – In Living Color

Written by Christopher • March 9th, 2010

For those of you who saw the posts about the Disneyland home movies taken in 1956, only a year after the park opened will most likely appreciate that the author of those videos have found another treasure from his grandparents home movie archive, San Francisco in 1958.

The movie guides us around a few urban scenes, trolley cars and the Golden Gate bridge among many other things. The scene from inside the trolley car reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Vertigo made in the same year. Let’s hope that he next time finds a home movie from New York around the same period. Mad Men anyone?


A Swedish expatriate and founder of Ultra Swank. Chris loves showcasing his passion for mid-century design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and modernist architecture. He's also renowned as a connoisseur of easy-listening music from the 60s and 70s.

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