• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: At his own expense -
    Mr Wonderful, Golden Boy, Dynamic Mr D -
    as he told the Mayor of Langston, "Just call me Sammy" -
    arrived on the campus of Langston University, just east of the small community of Langston, Oklahoma, The Mayor had proclaimed it "Sammy Davis Jr Day" -
    and there was no doubt that everyone was glad he came.

  • Description

    1.
    helicopter coming in
    2 ft

    2.
    students waving helicopter down
    3 ft

    3.
    helicopter lands
    6 ft

    4.
    crowd of students
    8 ft

    5.
    Davis greeted warmly (by Mayor?)
    11 ft

    6.
    photographers
    13 ft

    7.
    Davis walks through crowd and photographers
    17 ft

    8.
    press conference
    19 ft

    9.
    Davis at press conference (4 shots)
    23 ft

    10.
    Davis speaking
    48 ft

    11.
    ceremony on platform
    51 ft

    12.
    Davis trying on Police-Chief hat and belt (2 shots)
    59 ft

    13.
    Davis in hat hugs Mayor (?)
    61 ft


    TRANSCRIPT: "I would like to take the time to maybe visit 3 or 4 times-find out who cooks good, who don't-and, you know, pick and look like this-and if I like it, then I don't know what I'm liable to do - cos' you I love this, I love this kind of country- we were coming over on the chopper for 20 minutes or so, looking around, and I just like the way it looks, yes-but I don't know what the future holds-plus the fact that my wife-I didn't see no big apartment stores, and my wife she gets very upset if she can't go out and say "Thank you very much, and charge this please." (LAUGHS)




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SYNOPSIS: At his own expense -
    Mr Wonderful, Golden Boy, Dynamic Mr D -
    as he told the Mayor of Langston, "Just call me Sammy" -
    arrived on the campus of Langston University, just east of the small community of Langston, Oklahoma, The Mayor had proclaimed it "Sammy Davis Jr Day" -
    and there was no doubt that everyone was glad he came.

    Davis closed his shown in Phoenix the night before, and arrived here just 12 hours later-he told reporters he will enter (INDISTINCT) City Hospital in Beverley Hills shortly
    to have his throat X-rayed because of the possible development of polyps. Sammy was asked if he would purchase a home in Langston:
    An over-full crowd at an auditorium on the campus saw Davis officially made Police-Chief of Langston-
    after the ceremony, Sammy told the Mayor he would give him a cheque for $10,000 to do with as he pleased in the community-and he promised the University may (IND) scholarships.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD69RG0KJLPBYQEOJAZZU54L1
    Media URN:
    VLVAD69RG0KJLPBYQEOJAZZU54L1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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