Wattstax

Paris: Warner Columbia Film, Circa 1973. Vintage press kit for the French release of the 1973 US film. Full-color illustrated folder, containing seven black and white photographs, and three gatherings of promotional reading material. Promotional reading material in French.

A documentary about the 1972 Watts Summer Festival, held by Tennessee label Stax Records at the Los Angeles Coliseum to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 Watts riots against police brutality. Isaac Hayes headlined, with a veritable blues, funk, and soul who's who of supporting acts, including Carla and Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers, The Bar-Kays, Albert King, and more, interspersed with comedy routines by (a then relatively unknown) Richard Pryor.

Photographs and promotional material Near Fine, folder Very Good plus, with moderate soil overall.

National Film Registry.


[Book #153885]

Price: $550.00