"I wish I could talk in Technicolor"

Via Don Lattin via Huffington Post: “Here’s some rare footage of an experimental LSD session…from a television program, circa 1956, about mental health issues. The researcher, Dr. Sidney Cohen, was dosing volunteers at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Los Angeles…”

This clip shows a ‘normal’ housewife speaking with Dr. Cohen before taking LSD, then, three hours later, explaining to the good doctor what she is experiencing. This is followed by a brief conversation with philosopher Gerald Heard regarding LSD’s significance, and then a short ad for Lattin’s book, The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America.