It is a shame that the original positive films have been lost. It is also a shame that there is no exisiting original film lurking in a basement. But the probably each exist, but just can't be found.
, I recieved an extension to my deferement. Instead of going into to the Army in June, I went into the military in October. Yes, I was a draftee. The word draftee comes from that early morning cold beeze whistling through your steel pot, at the rifle range at the break of dawn. Dawn's early light is an emotional phrase during boot camp.
Back to the film
I went with the sales department on their Caravanarama. This was a display, introduction of the new models. We also had an Airstream on a spit.
Besides setting up the show, I was the projectionist, and Q & A rep from the 1959-1960 African film. It was narrated in its entirity by Vincent Price.
I had Airstream send me the film to show it to the troops at Ft. Dix, NJ.
The whole point is that the film in its original state was 1-1/2 hours long. It was two reels. The original was in sequence, and the narration was accurate and respected the scenes.
As we ponder is this really a trailer from the African Caravan, or what was the layout of the Scout truck...we should be looking for the original cut of the Wally Byam Caravan African film.
It truly was an amazing film, not cut, not butchered, with correct dialogue.