video title: Sacramento Culture
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video source: SacTVnews
published on YouTube August 27, 2012

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duration 11:01 minutes

Sacramento Historian William Burg #5: Sacramento Culture "Video of the Day" review by Alex Cosper on August 27, 2012

In our fifth of six interviews recorded August 23, 2012, William Burg talks about the Sacramento entertainment scene of the past century starting with speakeasies in the 1920s. He mentions how at one time Hollywood used the River City to make films about Mississippi river boats. Sacramento was used for economical reasons and many films were shot here in the 1920s. Famous Hollywood stars stayed at the Ryde Hotel and other secluded places along the river. But there was no shortage of speakeasies Downtown. Burg, who has written four books on Sacramento's past, also helps organize local events such as Soca Home Tour 2012 and Norcal Noisefest 2012.

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