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Muhammad Ali 8/28/75

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-0905
Run Time
0h 4m 54s
Mag Stripe
Date Produced
August 28 1975
Muhammad Ali participates in a ceremony for his Muhammad Ali Hair and Body Care, Inc., possibly located near 87th Street and the Dan Ryan Expressway. Footage includes a brief interview with Ali, his business advisor, and a view of the luxurious interior of his touring bus.
The first scene of this outtake features footage of Muhammad Ali at a ceremony for a new building called the Muhammad Ali Hair and Body Care, Inc. He is dressed in a black suit, surrounded by colleagues and small crowd of men and women, all accosted by members of the press. He and his business advisors hold up a sketch of the proposed building to the camera.
News reporters take notes as Ali fields their questions on everything from his new venture, to a possible career in politics. The location is undetermined, but it seems to be near the Southeast side of 87th Street and the Dan Ryan Expressway - as determined by Clyde Parrish Realty next door to the building site, and a Turn Style store located across the highway (at 125 W. 87th St). A CTA train stop under the bridge can also be seen between the two-lane highway.

ABC7's journalist asks Ali to elaborate on his plans for the site, and Muhammad Ali's business adviser describes that the building will include a barbershop and beauty college with dormitory facilities, and that they also plan to manufacture a line of products, mainly for haircare. Advertisement graphics for his knock-out haircare product line are shown to the camera. The final scene shows the interior of Muhammad Ali's tour bus, comfortably outfitted with couches, a telephone, and a television.
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Ali, Muhammad (is participant)
Related Place
Chicago (depicts)