What a year! Found the producer of the sixties USAF television sign-off piece that featured HIGH FLIGHT. I will certainly be interviewing him for the documentary… it’s a wonderful story in-and-of itself.
Amazingly enough, after 10 years of searching, I found not one but TWO 16mm film prints of the HIGH FLIGHT television sign-off piece. (Thanks to the INTERNET for helping me locate these people and these items!) I have transferred the film to digital format, and will be including them in the compilation DVD that will be done in January 2003…. stay tuned!
I also obtained a recording of Orson Welles reciting HIGH FLIGHT in 1946. According to Welles’ biography, he recited the poem in 1942, but certainly the recording I have shows it being broadcast in 1946. Don’t know the exact details. This too will be included in my compilation DVD.