KPIX-TV news footage from September 20th 1969 with reporter Ben Williams featuring the dedication and opening day of the Oakland Museum. Includes views of the public looking at exhibits and scenes of Mayor John Reading speaking to crowds in the museum's garden court. Mayor Reading is also interviewed. Note that this official dedication was schduled for 10:00am that morning, with performances by the Oakland Youth Chamber Orchestra and the Oakland Municipal Band. In August Director Dr. James S. Holliday was fired before the museum opened and assistant City Manager Cecil Riley was named interim administrator. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
Note that Movette Film Transfer of San Francisco remastered a 16mm positive print of this film in September 2019 in 2K resolution (2048x1556 pixels), using a Lasergraphics film scanner. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
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