Les Ballets Africains at the Geary Theater

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KRON 1577-15
KRON-TV news footage from October 24, 1966 featuring scenes of Les Ballets Africains performing outside the Geary Theater in downtown San Francisco, to promote their 2-week run there, which is billed as "The Showiest Show on Earth." The troop was founded 19 years earlier in the Republic of Guinea in West Africa and this is their 3rd national tour of the US. Includes views of passersby watching them on the street. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

This 16mm color reversal film print was scanned in 4K (4096 x 2970) using a Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in March 2024.
16mm film