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5112448516_s07
Rights Managed
  • Owner: NBC News
  • Clip Name: 5112448516_s07
  • Date: 11/6/76
  • Title: WEEKEND: THE AMAZING HUMAN FLY AND HIS AMAZING PROMOTER PARTS I & II
  • Production Unit: Wknd
  • Media Type: AS
  • Media ID: M761106
  • Ardome ID: 1100100713739629222
  • Hit Time: 23:52:55
  • NA
  • Duration: 00:19:52;00
  • Location: Montreal;Dallas;Canada;Texas
  • Era: 1970s
  • Personalities: Levine, David;Ramacieri, J;Lacy, Clay
  • Short Description: WEEKEND: THE AMAZING HUMAN FLY AND HIS AMAZING PROMOTER PARTS I & II
  • Comments: Acc #: 355740;Edited;Film to Tape;Reviewer: SMD;Created By: SMD;
  • Long Description:
    NOTE: ONLY LAST 2:25 AVAILABLE ON 1A-1B 3/4" REFERENCE COPIES AND BSP & D3 MADE FROM THEM
    AVAILABLE ON FILM: AIR PIX & FC TRK

    REPORT ON THE PROMOTION OF CANADIAN DAREDEVIL THE HUMAN FLY. PROMOTER DAVID LEVINE ON PHONE EXPLAINS THAT THE HUMAN FLY FLEW ATOP A DC-8 OVER THE MOJAVE DESERT: HE'S A SHAZAM-TYPE GUY. THE FLY WILL CHALLENGE MEDICAL OPINION THAT HE CAN SURVIVE 300 MPH. IN AN EXCERPT FROM A RADIO SHOW LEVINE SAYS THE FLY ALMOST DIED IN A HOSPITAL; SIXTY PERCENT OF HIS BODY IS STEEL; HE WANTS TO DONATE A PORTION OF HIS REVENUE TO CHARITY; HE IS REFERRED TO AS THE BIONIC MAN WITH THE CHARITABLE HEART; HE DOESN'T WANT ANY RECOGNITION AT ALL -- WANTS HIS NAME OUT OF IT; PEOPLE MAGAZINE FOUND OUT HIS NAME THOUGH. (AFTER THE FLY SUFFERED THIRD-DEGREE BURNS WHILE FLYING AT 300 MPH EXPOSED TO RAIN DROPS) LEVINE CONTINUES: I SEE NOTHING NEGATIVE IN IT; FROM A PROMOTIONAL STANDPOINT IT MIGHT WORK IN A POSITIVE WAY. THE FLY SEEN AT EVENT HELD AT DALLAS LANCASTER FIELD WHERE HE'S STRAPPED TO A DC-8 TRAVELING AT 300 MPH. LEVINE AND THE FLY (WHOSE FACE IS OBSCURED BY A MASK) ON A RADIO SHOW; LEVINE PROMOTING HUMAN FLY T-SHIRTS AND SWEAT-SHIRTS AND PATCHES ETC; LEVINE PITCHING TO POTENTIAL FINANCIAL BACKERS; LEVINE TRYING TO SOLICIT AN ENDORSEMENT FROM UNICEF OFFICIALS IN RETURN FOR 50% OF THE REVENUES; LEVINE DISCUSSING AIR SHOW WITH HIS DC-8 PILOT CLAY LACY; LEVINE INTRODUCING THE FLY TO THE PRESS. THE FLY'S FINANCIAL BACKER J RAMACIERI: I HOPE TO MAKE A FEW MILLION. (AFTER THE FLY SUFFERED THIRD-DEGREE BURNS BY FLYING AT 300 MPH EXPOSED TO RAIN DROPS): HE'S BADLY BURNED AND HURT; THERE'LL BE NO MORE FLIGHTS TODAY.
    FOOTAGE NOT SCREENED -- INFO FROM PROGRAM ANALYSIS CARD.
    Producers: NBC

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