Ella Fitzgerald Sings At the Presidio's Letterman Hospital (Updated three weeks ago)
KPIX news report from March 21st 1972 by Ed Arnow featuring scenes of Ella Fitzgerald singing at the newly opened theater at the Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco's Presidio. She is introduced by Ben Swig of the Fairmont Hotel (who donated $175,000 towards building the theater) and is seen walking through an audience of patients, singing Cole Porter's 'Begin the Beguine'. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on April 4, 2018.
- Type of material: local newsfilm
- Duration: 2:49
- Rights for this video belong to: CBS5 KPIX-TV
- Recording medium: 16mm color magnetic sound film
- Date aired: 3/21/1972
- Originally aired on: KPIX-TV