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OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECREYAIY OF DEFENSE

WAIKIKI!“ D. C. “I

May 2a, 1977

MORANDUH FDR BROADCASTIPICTORIAL BRANCH, SAFOI


Department of the Air Force

SUBJECT: Feature Motion Picture "Superman"


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The Strategic Air Cumnand does not concur in recommendation contained


in your memorandum, May 20 for the sale of stock footage to be used in
subject film.

To formulate the Don position, we have taken into consideration the com-
plete implausibility of the script. We do not believe that the criteria
for considering assistance is valid in this case. Consequently, we accept
your recomendations and authorize sale and use of the limited amount of
footage of missile firings.

Request the company he advised accordingly.

“331% Chief, Audiovisual Division


Directorate for Defense
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Dear Major Ball enplay
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I have pleasure note. is base


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entitled "Superma will be a light hearted
pt and
the comic scri
their parents.
children and h direct—
scene numbers whic rstand
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I set out belo airforce. You will readily in no
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Major w. Ballee
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United states Airfor
663 Fifth Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10022
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Dear Major Ballee:


s of our screenplay
enc losing two copie
I have pleasure in is based on
. The film you will note,
entitled “Superman" be a light hearted movie for
will
the comic script and ts.
paren
children and their
rs which direct~
list of the scene numbe
I set out below, a You will readily under
stand
the airfor ce.
1y perta in to and in no
nces are intend ed to be humorous un-
that the seque been privileged to see some
. l have
way derogatory has already been
which I understand
classified footage media .
news
made available to the
to purchase as
cers, I would like
On behalf of my produ
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cover the
ry mate rial three to four sections which be
libra
two miss iles. These sequences would
launching of
as scrip ted. since we are intend-
included in the movie
seque nce at Pinew ood Studios at the
ing to shoot this the material
' I am most anxious to obtain grateful
ible. I would therefore be most
as quickly as poss necessary authorities.
rd our r equest to the
if you could forwa
s for your in-
good wishes, and thank
with my personal very
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Sincerely yours.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE. AIR FORCE


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MAY 2 a 1977

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UAL DIVISION, DDI, OASD/PA
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"Superman“ and "Superman 11" Support


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SUBJECT:
“Superman'' and “Superman II“
Attached are copies of the
1). According to Mr. Timoth
proposed movie scripts {Atch in his
ator for Dovemead Limited,
Burrill, Production Coordin e stock
he is requesting to purchas
letter of May 10 (Atch 2), élthqugh‘therstpry>line
footage of a dual missile launch. aufavorable, appropriate
ce in
does not portr§y\the gir_Eor sale of the
limited tc_the,
light, fécofimend that‘support.pe
reguesteg‘fQStage..’
ng the Scripts. Preliminary
SAC/OI is currently reviewi support,
not recommending additional
indication is that SAC is ted
ng the stock footage as reques
with the exception of providi
above.
r is Major
Request your comments. SAP/OI project office
office in New York. He can be
Thomas A. Haypole with our
reached at AV938-3761.
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WILLIAM H. TAYLOR, (30101181. USA!
Chief, Public Information Division
office of Information
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Pnuseup'vlu suite 1503
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6 1 St St . CPW
NYC 10023

May 10,197?

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Major W. Ballee
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United States Airfo
663 Fifth Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10022
e:
Dear Major Balle
siof our screenplay
enclosing two copie
I have pleasure in note, is based on
“. The film you will
entitled "Superman be a light heart ed movie for
and will
the comic script
r parents.
children and thei
numb ers which direct-
a list of the scene understand
I set out below, You will readily
airforce. in no
ly pertain to the inten ded to be humorous and
s are d to see some un-
that the sequence been privi lege
I have dy been
way derogatory. rstan d has alrea
which I unde
classified footage
the news media.
made available to
to purchase as
my prod ucers, I would like r the
On behalf of ions which cove
three to four sect be
library material iles. Thes e sequence 5 would
launching of two
miss
ted. Since we are intend-
movie as scrip ood Studios at
the
included in the
sequence at Pinew to o btain the mate
rial
ing to shoot this I am most anxious
' i e e be most grateful
as poss ible. I would therefor authorities.
as quickly ssary
ard our requ est to the nece
if you could forw your inv
and thanks for
very good wishes,
With my personal
probject.
‘terest in this
sincerely yours.

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TIMOTHY BUNK 11.1.


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OFFICE. SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
NEW YORK OFFICE OF INFORMATION
'63 FIFTH {IVENUE
NEW YORK. N.Y. 1W2:

11 May 1977

Lt. 001. Terry Hemeyer


SAF/OIPL
The Pentagon 3' .
Hashington, D. t. 20330

Dear Terry

Enciosed are copies of “Superman" and "Superman 11" proposed movie _


scripts. "Superman II“ is a sequel and both will be fiimed at the
same time. Scripts were provided by Mr. Charies Russhon who has
been working with the producers on this project. They are provided
for your review and action. '

We are aiso enclosing a ietter from the production coordinator to


Bin Bailee for your information and assistance in 'locating pages
of interest to the Air Force.

Sin e‘ly

3 AEch I .
THOMAS A. MAYPDLE. Hajor. USAF
1. Superman script
Deputy Chief, N. Y. Office of Information script
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MEMORANDUM FOR CHIEF, AUDIOVISUAL DIVISION, DDI, DASH/PA

SUBJECT: "Superman“ and "Superman II" Support


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Attached are copies of the "Superman" and "Superman II“
proposed movie scripts (Atch 1}. According to Mr. Timothy
Burrill, Production Coordinator for Dovemead Limited. in his
letter of May 10 (Atch 2]Ir he is requesting to purchase stock.
footage of a dual missile launch. glthgugh,tge‘§tgrx§_jrgi
dfivnegpogtrey \tEsAAiIJIQIcQ aristora‘blet SPPEOEEiE-E
light, recommend that‘suppgrtiQEJIigite§_to‘them§a;§_of the
regfiésteg‘jgotage.. b
SAC/OI is currently reviewing the scripts. Preliminary
indication is that SAC is not recommending additional support.
with the exception of providing the stock footage as requested
above.

Request your comments. SAP/OI project officer is Major '


Thomas A. Maypole with our office in New York. He can be
reached at RV938-3761.

Mgr. Wino/5.. we
WILLIAM M. TAYLOR, Colonel, USAF
Chief, Public Information Division
office of Information

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November 20, 19?8

Dear Professor:

Enclosed you will find special press information and photo-


graphs from "SUPERMAN," the most important motion picture
scheduled for release from warner Bros. this year.

of a Richard
"SUPERMAN" is an Alexander Salkind presentation
by Mario
Donner film, directed by Richard Donner from a story
David and
Puzo. The screenplay was written by Mario Puzzo,
Leslie Newman, and Robert Benton. Tom Mankiewicz was creative
and Pierre
consultant. Ilya Salkind was executive producerand conducted
Spengler was producer. John Williams composed Salkind pro-
the music. "SUPERMAN," an Alexander and Ilya
Warner Bros.. a Warner
duction, is being distributed by
Communications Company.
material, please do
If you have any questions regarding this
not hesitate to contact us.
Best regards.

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Marco Barla

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