New Zealand Mar 15, 2007 23:26:26 GMT
Post by douglaswulf on Mar 15, 2007 23:26:26 GMT
So I take it that you have seen these signed affidavits of destruction for various episodes? Are any of the people who signed these documents still alive perhaps? I wonder if it would be feasible to look their names up in a current telephone directory, or perhaps their surviving relatives?
The affadavits, no, I haven't seen them, and I thinkit highly unlikely they haven't been thrown way by now (7 year statutes of limitations notwithstanding).
But yes, I have been in contact with a number of ex-NZBC employees who were involved in the movement, handling and destruction of the films. And also with the man who was in charge of the film stores at the time The Lion was junked, but he couldn't shed anymore light upon what we already knew.
Well, very good of you to investigate in this way. Everything is a long shot, of course, but talking to former employees is indeed a strategy that could produce results. It's just that we don't know which part-time janitor might have been that one person who took a film print or two home.
My wife worked at an advertising agency in Seattle and one day they tossed out a bunch of film prints of television commercials. My wife fished two of them out of the trash and they are now in our closet. I assume they are worthless, but I really don't know. In any case, people sometimes do take discarded items home from the workplace, as we know happened with Francis Watson at the BBC and the episode of Masterplan.