Modern Living: LABORATORY IN THE SUN: THE PAST AS FUTURE

Thus a camera view of California. The surfing boys and leggy girls, the hikers and farmers and futurists, the kooks and the activists are all part of the scene—arbitrarily chosen parts, some more valid than others, but all typical and yet unique. The force that binds them together, the soul of California, is the search for a better life carried on by 20 million individuals, a tenth of the U.S. population. The will-o'-the-wisp—Californism—propels the matron to the massage parlor, impels the petitioner or protester to demonstrate against...

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