Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I really enjoyed meeting Cliff and he did a super job in the interview.
We talked for about two hours about his life and times. About his time as a Merchant marine and time in the Service during WWII and Korea. He talked about his early days as a journalist, a private detective, as an aviator, and then his career in Hollywood as a leading man. Cliff told about how President John Kennedy personally chose Cliff to play the Kennedy hero in the film "PT-109." Cliff talked about his winning the Oscar for a film he personally produced, "Charly." I really enjoyed my time with Cliff Robertson. It was a remarkable experience for me.
Living Legends of Aviation 2010By moviedream
Tom Hanks stopped in during my interview with Kurt Russell
Here is Kurt Russell during our interview
Kurt Russell with RJ
I was there in Southern CA to interview Kurt Russell for the upcoming Living Legends of Aviation video project.
Kurt was being recognized for his role as mentor who inspired many people to get into aviation and flying.
We started the interview with Kurt at his hangar and he did a wonderful interview. Suddenly we had a visitor.
It was Tom Hanks. It was a lot of fun that day. Then Kurt offered to take us for a ride in his plane. We flew
all over the beaches of Malibu and above the Pacific Palisades. The sun was shining. It was a terrific day.
Here is a link to the video I made about Kurt Russell and his love of flying:
Interview with Jack Huyler
RJ with Jack Huyler at Thacher School
We drove to Ojai, California to interview Jack Huyler at the Thacher School where
John Myers went to school as a child. John Myers and Howard Hughes graduated
in the same class at Thacher. Jack was a life long friend of John Myers. We interviewed
Jack for my new documentary "Flying Man: Life and Times of John Myers."
To learn more about this documentary, go to www.flyingmandocumentary.com
Kent Kresa is the former Chairman of General Motors and Northrop Grumman.
I interviewed Kent about his memories of Johnny Myers for my documentary
"The Flying Man: Life and Times of John Myers." Kent is a great guy and he
is a real visionary about the future of aviation and space travel.
To learn more about this documentary, go towww.flyingmandocumentary.com
Bob Hoover is considered one of the greatest living aviators. He did a super interview
talking about his good friend Johnny Myers and several of the other Legends of Aviation.
Buzz Aldrin – AstronautBy moviedream
Interview with Buzz Aldrin
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin with RJ McHatton
It was fantastic interviewing Buzz Aldrin about his life and times. He is a man
with determination and focus on the future. Buzz gave a terrific two hour interview
about his childhood, his school years, his time in the service as a fighter pilot,
his time in the service as a fighter pilot, his shooting down two MIGs in the Korean War,
his time as an astronaut, and a great deal of great stories about his life since Apollo.
Buzz totally focuses on inspiring us to not give up on Space Exploration.
He feels we should skip the moon and head straight to Mars. He is a great, enthusiastic inspiration.
Here is a link to the video I made about Buzz Aldrin for the Living Legends of Aviation.
Let me know what you think of my video.