Seeing as how it’s Oscars day, we’ve got a little cinematic treat for you. It’s a classic afternoon at the movies, San Francisco style.
First, “Bushy Hare,” a Bugs Bunny cartoon circa 1950. Bugs is just minding his own business in Golden Gate Park when an unexpected balloon ride takes him over the Golden Gate Bridge and beyond.
Next, a newsreel from 1934, detailing a general strike which effectively shut down business activity in San Francisco and led to riots and clashes with the police.
Finally, the main feature. With silent films back in the spotlight, check out this 1915 short, “In the Park,” featuring Charlie Chaplin getting harassed by hobos and pushing a cop into a lake in Golden Gate Park. Enjoy!