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Yee (William) films of Watts and East Los Angeles
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The William Yee films of Watts and East Los Angeles consist of four 16mm films and one U-matic videotape of neighborhood footage of Watts and East Los Angeles, recorded by Dr. William Yee in the 1960s and 1970s. The videotape of Watts focuses on street scenes circa 1963, just prior to the Watts Riots of 1965, including footage of the Watts Towers. The East Los Angeles footage, which Yee titled "East LA Estrada," was filmed circa 1970-1971. The East Los Angeles footage shows Chicano murals in the neighborhood, along with people and children interacting between the buildings and murals.
0.58 Linear Feet 1 box
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