Cinema: Newsreel, Feb. 18, 1957

Warner Bros, polled the audience at a sneak preview of The Spirit of St. Louis, found with pained surprise that hardly anyone under 40 knew or cared anything about Charles A. Lindbergh (now 55) or his solo flight across the Atlantic 30 years ago. Determined that the younger generation should not confuse the Lone Eagle with Sitting Bull, or with Jimmy Stewart, 47, the film's Lindbergh, the studio detailed Tab Hunter, 25 (who does not appear in Spirit), to tout the movie in high schools and colleges, and give a from-the-heart sell to the Missile-Age young who make up most of...

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