Letter from Don Feddersen to Johnathan Rice (The Rejected), 5/15/1961

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Scanned PDF copy of a letter written by NET's Director of TV Programming Donley F. Feddersen to KQED's Program Manager Johnathan C. Rice dated May 15th 1961, regarding the production process for KQED's documentry film The Rejected. In the letter Feddersen confirms that the film is to be edited down from 90 minutes and will begin with a statement from Jim Day. He also gives his opinion on which scenes he thinks work and which which do not, stating: "We are agreed that most or all of [Sol] Stoumin's section should be cut ... I'm not particularly keen on the pictures from the "swish" bar ... the audio ... is difficult to understand." It should be noted that the scenes shot on location in San Francisco at the Black Cat gay bar were eventually cut out, before the film aired on September 11th 1961.

This record was kindly passed to us by the Wisconsin Historical Society, from their National Educational Television records, 1951-1970. US Mss 66AF, Series 8C, box 62, folder 2.

KQ 1020-2

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