Recently unearthed footage shows a doctor speaking with a straight-laced woman in the middle of an acid trip.
Best interview ever? A recently discovered clip of a 1950s housewife on an acid trip became a viral-video sensation this week. (See video below.) In the eight-minute video, Los Angeles doctor Sidney Cohen administers a dose of acid to a self-described “normal” woman who had volunteered to participate in a study on the effects of LSD.
Hours after taking a dose of the drug, the woman is clearly in the grips of a hallucinogenic revery, agape at the wonders of the world around her. In a trippy conversation with the doctor, she rattles off a number of memorable observations, such as, “I’ve never seen such infinite beauty in my life.” She also says, “I wish I could talk in Technicolor,” and “I can see all the molecules, I’m part of it. Can’t you see it?” The clip originally aired on television in 1956, when the drug was a still-legal curiosity — years before it became a controversial, and illegal, counterculture touchstone of the 1960s youth movement.
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