To Whom It
This is to
offer recommendation on behalf of Jeffrey Mills and the Interstate
I have only
recently become familiar with this project, but am most pleased
to write in support of it. Although being a native Houstonian,
I have spent a number of years in my professional career in Washington,
D.C. and New York, New York where I served as press secretary
to former President George Bush in his positions as U.S. Congressman,
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Chairman of the Republican
National Committee. I then served two tours of duty in the White
House as a staff assistant to President Ford and as deputy press
secretary and special assistant to President Reagan.
up in Houston in the 1940s and 1950s, I became familiar with the
Interstate Theatres organization as a result of my father serving
as film, theatre and music critic for The Houston Post, 1933-66.
With him, and on my own, I attended events and viewed films at
these theatres. Some of these had fascinating histories dating
back to the days of vaudeville where their stages were utilized
for live performances.
This is not
only the story of a premier theatrical organization, but of a
unique time and place in the history of Texas. It is a story most
worthy of telling. I think such a documentary film has the potential
to tell that story in a compelling and dramatic way.