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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
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Date Produced
November 17 1975
This footage depicts Muhammad Ali's book signing at Kroch's & Brentano's bookstore in Chicago.
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 filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Ali, Muhammad (is participant)
Related Place
Chicago (depicts)