Raid on the Mitchell Brothers Ultra Room

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from June 14th 1977 by Jim Avila featuring a police raid on the Mitchell Brothers Ultra Room in San Francisco. Includes views outside and inside the Ultra Room on O'Farrell Street and interviews with Police Chief Charles Gain and Jim Mitchell.

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16mm color co-magnetic silent/sound film
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archival newsfilm
KPIX 136770

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Iconic footage of my family, thank you. We made history and established precedence in law books regarding our First Amendment Privilege in regards to showing our forms of artwork made by my husband Artie and his brother Jim Mitchell. 50 years of history came to a close on October 30, 2020. The O'Farrell Theatre closed. I am grateful that we have the above interviews and the movie I made with Charlie Sheen and Emelio Esteves, RATED X, the story of the Mitchell Brothers to help me remember how we spent all those millions of dollars on legal fees and fun. Shamefully, it was the billions of dollars which caused the greed in the family where we were torn in half by the killing of Artie by his brother Jim so he could access his billions funneled overseas to satiate his need for greed, sex, drugs and rock and roll. 

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