A KRON-TV film documentary featuring the last public concert given by one man band musician Jesse Fuller, in Oakland Museum's Cowell Hall on May 7th 1971. Fuller is seen playing several songs (including 'San Francisco Bay Blues') and bantering with the audience, recalling how he appeared in Raoul Walsh's 1924 movie 'The Thief of Bagdad'. Also includes close-up views of him playing his guitar and fotdella (a foot operated percussion bass) and talking about his playing style. Begins and ends with brief scenes of Fuller walking around his Oakland neighborhood. This film was made in cooperation with the Oakland Museum.
Movette Film Transfer of San Francisco remastered this 16mm positive
film print in May 2018 in 2K resolution (2048x1556 pixels), using a
Lasergraphics film scanner. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
The Bay Area TV Archive’s digitization projects are supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
For questions or comments about the Bay Area Television Archive, contact Alex Cherian, Bay Area Television Archivist, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 415-405-5565.