It's Fun to Eat with Elena

 
Date: 1950s
Reference Number:
KPIX 146814
Format:
16mm newsfilm
Description/Summary:
KPIX-TV cooking program, produced in San Francisco by Richard Dinsmore, featuring scenes of Elena Zelayeta and her son Billy demonstrating how to prepare a pickled tuna recipe using 'fresherator' cookware products. This program was filmed by Willat and Diner to air in the Los Angeles area and was written by Jean Welke. It is of note that Elena was blind and had strings attached to her ankles on-set. There were two cameras filming her and when she needed to turn from one camera to another, someone would tug on the appropriate string to let her know (S.F. Examiner, 2/3/1953).
Availability:
Mp4 video file streaming online in DIVA:
https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/189406
Collection/Copyright Holder:
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Further Details:
Contact resident Film Archivist Alex Cherian (Email: acherian@sfsu.edu)