Some fascinating footage has appeared on YouTube from 1969.
Is it something not seen before or is it a much better version of the Trout Promo footage that has been doing the rounds for many years? (that was so dark it was almost impossible to make anything out).
The quality is not great – it’s dark (all black and white), the camera keeps moving and some of the film has been treated to look negative …
It was in Zappa’s basement. I was playing with the mannequin legs. It looked pretty funny, because I had a cape on, so it looked like my legs, then I turned sideways and levitated. This was fun, as Zappa liked to have fun and let people be themselves.