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Muhammad Ali Arrives 11/1/8/74

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1287
Run Time
0h 2m 14s
Format
16mm
Color
Color
Sound
Mag Stripe
Date Produced
November 18 1974
Abstract
Scenes include Muhammad Ali decending an airplane at Chicago's Midway Airport, being taken by convoy to City Hall, and being presented with the Chicago Medal of Merit by Mayor Daley. Afterwards, he is shown being interviewed by an ABC7 journalist.
Description
In 1974, after winning the World Heavyweight championship title from George Foreman in Montreal, Chicago's Mayor Richard J. Daley invited Muhammad Ali to a homecoming reception at City Hall.
The opening segment of this film depicts Muhammad Ali decending from his airplane amounst a crowd after arriving to Chicago's Midway Airport, being taken by a car convoy to City Hall, and attending a press conference where he was presented with the Chicago Medal of Merit by Mayor Daley. Here, Mayor Daley also presented him with a poetic proclamation which included the lines:
"I Richard J. Daley, mayor of the city
Do proclaim for this champion, clever and witty,
For Muhammad Ali his own special day
For receiving the honors he won the hard way.""

Afterwards, Muhammad Ali is shown being interviewed by an ABC7 journalist. He talks about his sound defeat of George Foreman, a goal to build a hospital in Chicago's South Side, and an interest in fighting in Chicago.
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is co-producer)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Ali, Muhammad (is actor)
Related Place
Chicago (depicts)