The Film and the Kids Conference
In August of 1967 Kurt was invited to speak at the First Los Angeles Film Conference in Hollywood, CA., a four-day event sponsored by National Film Study Project and Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
At that time, Kurt had established himself as an authority on all things “youth culture,” including film and music, particularly Rock n’ Roll. He shared Friday, August 18th with notable speakers such as Marshall McLuhan and sound artist Tony Schwartz. The program for the day, titled “Understanding Media” included:
9:00 a.m. - Screening of a short film
10:00 a.m. - IT’S A POST LITERATE WORLD - Edmund Carpenter, San Fernando Valley State College
11:00 a.m. - THE HAPPY MEDIUM - Marshall McLuhan, Live tele-lecture from Toronto)
1:30 p.m. - THE SOUNDS OF THE POST-LITERATE WORLD - Tony Schwartz, Award-winning sound artist (Recorded presentation and live tele-lecture from New York)
3:00 p.m. - POP GOES THE MUSIC - Kurt von Meier, Art Department, U.C.L.A.