And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music
it was awful
the year before was awful
next year will be awful
to live is to suffer
essay film by Lee Anne Schmitt, casts a probing, clear-eyed gaze at the landscape of California towns abandoned by the industries that created them—onetime boom-towns now haunted by the twilight of the American promise.
From The New York Times Magazine,
12 June 1966, pp. 34-35, 78, 80-82, 84.