KRON-TV news report from May 5th 1967 with Don Picken in Berkeley featuring a visit to "Jamila's School For Belly Dancing" at the Telegraph Avenue apartment of Jamila Salimpour (1926-2017), who we are told has been teaching belly dancing classes there for 7 years. Includes views of students (and graduates) dancing and interviews with students: Caroline Brown; Audrey Borland; Christine Walsh; Marsha Fisher and Penny Coats. Picken also interviews Salimpour and asks: "What kind of person can become a belly dancer?" She replies: "I think any kind of person. A person who loves dance and who likes people and as a female, likes herself." It should be noted that the Salimpour School still teaches dance classes in El Cerrito. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
Note that Movette Film Transfer of San Francisco remastered a 16mm positive print of this film in September 2018 in 2K resolution (2048x1556 pixels), using a Lasergraphics film scanner. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
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