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Muhammad Ali Signs Books 11/17/9/75 c

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1285
Run Time
0h 3m 11s
Format
16mm
Color
Color
Sound
Mag Stripe
Date Produced
November 17 1975
Abstract
This footage depicts Muhammad Ali's book signing at Kroch's & Brentano's bookstore in Chicago.
Description
After asserting that he would not be accepting talk show or interview requests for at least a year, Muhammad Ali makes a rare public appearance on the occassion of the release of his autobiography/memoir "Muhammad Ali: The greatest, my own story" at a book signing at Chicago's Kroch's & Brentano's bookstore (29 S. Wabash Ave.).

This footage depicts the major public event with press coverage. He is shown sitting at a table, fulfilling a steady stream of requests from fans to sign books, and responding to a ABC7 reporter's questions regarding his book tour and some little-known life events that the book shares.

The book was co-authored by Chicago writer Richard Durham, and published by Random House in New York in 1975. The December 4, 1975 issue of Jet magazine featured a short article and photograph of the event, and reported that he sold 110,000 copies of the book in Chicago alone.
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is co-producer)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Ali, Muhammad (is actor)
Related Place
Chicago (depicts)