Danny Kaye

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY was a favorite movie of mine when I was a kid, so when I was asked to do a UNICEF commercial with Danny Kaye, I was thrilled.  It involved me going with him on a small jet to visit several  places to interact with the kids.  Ironically, our trio intersected with one of Nixon’s and I met the then about to be president.  Kaye, a liberal (I guess) bad mouthed Nixon on the next leg of our trip.  I was disappointed in the whole experience.  Kaye seemed to be most interested in flying the airplane and sort of walked through the various moments before bewildered children. When I asked him if I could film an interview, he was harsh in saying no.  I wondered why.  I went back and screened WALTER MITTY after that and it wasn’t what I had remembered