Home Movies

Dallas and New Orleans, 1961

The Jung Family lived in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood and created home movies of family outings, picnics, and trips in and around the Bay Area and California from 1952-1967. Dr. Edmund Dixon Jung (1914-2006) and Dr. Haw Chan Jung (1919-2013) both grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and met attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); both class of 1944.  Dr. Edmund Jung served in the US Army Medical Corps in the South Pacific during World War II, and later, beginning in 1951, was a doctor of internal medicine at the VA Medical Center in Oakland.  Dr. Haw Jung was a pathologist at St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco. The home movies were donated by Mrs. Jung to the San Francisco Media Archive who have graciously made them available to the Memories to Light project.

This excerpt from the Jung home movies record a trip to Dallas and New Orleans in March of 1961 with relatives John and Cecelia Chan.  The film begins with views of Dallas, and the Statler Hilton Hotel, built in 1956 and praised as the “first modern American hotel”, and the flagship Neiman Marcus department store. In New Orleans the footage includes the Royal Orleans Hotel, St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, Canal Street, Morning Call café, the Jung Hotel, the paddle-wheel steamship Voyageur.  Of special note are the signs for “Mabel’s Bar — For Colored,” reflecting the realities of the racially segregated Jim Crow era.

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