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Rancho San Miguel Swim Club Opening Day With Joe

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The latest edition of CA Modern noted that an Eichler owner had discovered a short film of the opening day of Rancho San Miguel Swim Club, Walnut Creek, California, May 24, 1959. At 3:55 into the film, who should appear but Joe Eichler!

The video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FByKB3vZI0

Here's a screen capture of a frame showing Joe, looking formal in a suit with his usual bow tie.
http://totheweb.com/eichler/RanchoSanMiguelSwimClubOpeningDayWithJoe.jpg

But what struck me most about watching the film was what it had to say about Americans of the 50's compared to Americans today: I could not see a single overweight person in the film, and it showed several hundred people. What a contrast.

Barry Brisco

1959 A. Quincy Jones atrium model in The Highlands, San Mateo http://www.totheweb.com/eichler

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Thanks for sharing the link to this rare footage!

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bbrisco wrote:

But what struck me most about watching the film was what it had to say about Americans of the 50's compared to Americans today: I could not see a single overweight person in the film, and it showed several hundred people. What a contrast.

Barry Brisco

must be all that health food we're eating today, Barry ;)

thanks for sharing the video. the colors look great!

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