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Emperor Norton

Video associated with Emperor Norton, a 19th century San Francisco figure who issued scrip in conjunction with his "empire."

 

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    "Emperor Norton" (1956) ? Season 4, Episode 21, of Death Valley Days 1956

    "Emperor Norton" (1956) ? Season 4, Episode 21, of Death Valley Days

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    Scenes from 17:16 to 20:04, and 20:37 to 22:46, depicting usage of Emporer Norton promissory notes.  The clearest reference to the Emperor's scrip is from 17:16 to 20:04, with the dialogue about the scrip — between the newspaper editor, his printer and one of Norton's former partners in the rice deal — starting at 18:33. Among other things, it has the printer using the "chancellor of the exchequer" line that the Emperor's real-life printer, Charles Murdock, included in his 1921 memoir.

    Film contributed by The Emperor's Bridge Campaign, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that advances the legacy of Emperor Norton, through its Archive of Emperor Norton in Art, Music & Film (ARENA).

    Film may be under copyright. It is presented here solely for non-commercial, educational purposes.

    Concept McCann-Erickson, Inc.

    Original air date 15 June 1956

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