This would be the film’s “World Theatrical Premiere” and it was ushered in with a full-page review in the San Francisco Chronicle by another of Bob’s friends, G. Allen Johnson. Just before the first screening, Bob had made it a top priority for Allen to see the film. To read the review, click here.
All this meant so much to me because Chesley was from San Francisco, and that city plays such an important part in his life. How appropriate for the film to have its first public theatrical debut there. As a filmmaker, I can tell you it really doesn’t get any better than all the things that Bob helped make happen!