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HE HE HE HE HE HE. He he he. He is real. At least it would be a little bit longer. But the street was still just getting used to the risk of letting people
look at it again. Just. Think that he's really going to make it. I believe that we are just basically they're used to. It because you've been raised to be pleased that he will be with you to be used with a place that is beginning to heal and he has been used and used as a community. Thanks deranged. He would disappear. The discovery of gold in California encourage many Italians to leave their villages and
seek their fortunes in America. But the gold was allusive for most Italians and it was so necessary to find other ways to make a living. Many drifted to San Francisco where a few of their countrymen. We're already developing a local fishing industry. Settling in the northern corner of San Francisco. The Italians begin to make their mark on the city. At first the area was comprised of mostly fishermen. The proximity to the war was making the location ideal for them. Later new immigrants also settled in North Beach to live among their own. But the group mostly responsible for the development of the Italian community was the merchants seeing the growing numbers of Italians living in the shadows of Telegraph Hill. It didn't take long for a few industrious entrepreneurs to realize that with all those people in one place there were needs to be filled. And money to be made. Theatres and shops sprang up and North Beach soon became the center of cultural
and commercial activity. Living in San Francisco. Many immigrants had originally. And to stay only as long as it took to make their fortunes. Consequently while they were here they had no desire to assimilate American ways. Instead they clung to their Italian lifestyle. In the end most remain. But the desire to maintain their own culture accounted for the authenticity of the Italian village the developed in San Francisco. When the great earthquake struck in 1906 much of North Beach was lost in the fires that ravaged the city. While the rest of the city's banks waited for their safe to cool so they could be opened and money lent for rebuilding. A Bank of Italy was doing business the day after the fires were doused. When the quake struck he removed all the money and records from his bank and stored them in a cemetery a home. It would be a month before the other banks open for business. And because of the Bank of Italy North Beach was the first area of San Francisco to rebuild
after the earthquake. And. Yes. Today.
It's different. And that's the thing but they put it there because the atmosphere will be attributed to it to give it to you but you can be a little bit of a used to be with me because you get to be the coolest didn't really mean it to be it just kept getting systems built. In the 1920s the excellence prince in the beach with the country it'll be nice and you can feel pretty
close to the bodies of bodies to put it in. Let me just just completely agree with you that you feel it was the kidney that maybe they. Just got to meet him in the studio to say that. Look for ships it. Is too easy to see. If these places it's a little. Lower.
Lip. Strange that people. Think things are really really good. It's here to say
that if it is completely free. If you told the police because it's because we can't. If they say hey hey hey hey. Let me make it.
And it was through the piece of posters it was good. You can take the bait just because that's where you just let it. Be put in with me for 20 feet deep to be.
Great for a few bits. Well it looked like it was a good fit with traditional coasters whistle for 50 years. That sort of business isn't what's that. But it played a big part and futuristic. It's what we get for them. I think that explains why the business of this business deals with it when it comes in the country. You see them eat what lives. Let's just put it. People loosely structured. Was that it would be structured every day
participated in sports. Play for years of heat. In the kitchen of his new piece. It was to the studies that it was.
I think it is the brick and nearest to the street with some speakeasies. Here's a list for you. Used to be 30 years ago. Thank you for. Speaking for me think it's safe for people to live with it but for history and they're sick of
it. If you use the streets. Just a faster paced activity as they give you a look at them. But at first they get confused with Mr.. People.
Should be encouraged. To as it's as if. If you continue to do it the takers. But the greed.
It will be there but if you look at the rest of it it will be 50 feet were going to be there. Let's get a drink. They are strong. Just background and tradition. I think for some pictures of the fashion it's really to. The particular to the correction in the frame to meet with the experiences that you believe you can be put together
because there's a green people. It is going to be a treat this community for the future. Could. These critics. Have a reason for the church which the people. Are going to be Peter and it's going to get 15
which to the for. He said basically the reason which the reason for this. It's good. If anything I can do with it because of its and it's in the 20s 30s and it's reasonable to the 60s they didn't meet with that dream. They basically want to than they will to the reader. And of course that was before they went to the making just a little piece of. It there very quickly and it would be hilarious if they broke for a
week because. It's a bit of the feel of the neighborhood. And on the beach. Hey if you could be a piece of property that paid free but they're. Pretty. Who are grieving.
You'll get your tricks and you can help. But first it was that many people. Let it be but a community thing with a mixture of. But it was probably would be the thing which. They didn't understand. Even before they can if. They think they really feel. They believe they're basically takers. But if you tell your. Sister to talk
to me she. Said I'm sure you're friends with me and with me but with the two I think you are feeling it because we have to get. Through to the students at a competitor to the ethnic makeup of its. District. It is a real threat to the free will to be. Able to get into a public four years ago but they prefer to communicate with the explosion of the financial district
in a district we for 60 cents to these things are you know it's the culture. So we for some two years ago to protect with the age we live with before you can be if you should be given some sort of a committee that is free if you get rid of it. If there is a special feature it's sexy. Whether or not you could get a clue that it's about me. Big changes are being proposed in the future but if they're still be able to just be preaching
the business or just keep a mystery of the future. But we can tell you in character dancers that they put in the conversion if it's possible to think that it is enough to inflate. Let me tell you a bit. But when these people. Well a little through the area but we felt that that's you because he specifically
distributed it. All the time all right you know it makes no difference. We have a problem nominee you know we would like to make this you know better see if I. Can.
Little Italy
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KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
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Little Italy takes a look at the history of Italian-Americans, focusing on how their public image has evolved over the years. The filmmakers interview prominent Italian-Americans such as actor/writer Chazz Palminteri, and poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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"""Just as the name Little Italy defines an immigrant neighborhood, so it describes a state of mind. The Italian American experience embodies the contradictions of every ethnic group that struggles to find a place in the American cultural landscape. The film 'Little Italy' gets behind cultural stereotypes and addresses the universal story of assimilation and cultural identity. ""The struggles and triumphs of Italian Americans are revealed through archival footage, photos and interviews as they remember their personal histories and take us to the Little Italy of their present lives. These poignant and humorous stories show us a resilient culture and tell us much about family, community and ethnic identity in modern America.""--1995 Peabody Awards entry form."
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Producer: Will Parinello; John AntonelliExecutive Producer: Greg Swartz
Producing Organization: KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
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