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Center to present San Francisco in the '70s
2008-06-04

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As part of its celebration of Gay Pride Month, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, will present some of gay historian/activist/artist Jerry Pritikin's photography in 'Pritikin's Time Capsule: A Glimpse of San Francisco in the '70s.' The exhibit will run June 6-July 13, and will feature photographs of former San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk in observance of the 30th anniversary of their assassinations.

Pritikin, who currently resides in Chicago, moved to San Francisco in the early '60s and stayed there throughout the '70s. He took casual photos as well as what he calls 'photoglyphics,' common advertisement and store signs that had double meanings.

An opening reception and conversation with the artist will be held Fri., June 6, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Center's second-floor living-room space. A $5 donation is requested.

For more information about this event and others during the Center's celebration of Gay Pride Month, contact C.C. Carter at 773-472-6469, ext. 245, or visit www.centeronhalsted.org .

Jerry Pritikin ( left ) with the late Harvey Milk in 1978. Photo courtesy of Pritikin


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