It seems that Scott Wenger also has an interest in the Apollo program and has his own collection of Declassified Apollo Documents
, one of which is a memo to Mr. Eric Goldman, Special Consultant to the President, which mentions Kubrick.
http://www.private-files.com/documents/ ... ubrick.pdf
It appears that Scott has added some images to this document which includes the one posted by Alfie in The Moon Hoax thread. Unfortunately, the description does not reveal who the mystery man is.
I believe the memo is referring to the White House Festival of the Arts that was held on June 14, 1965.
It's interesting that, in the memo, George Stevens Jr. writes, "...a commentary should be written and delivered by someone outside of the motion picture field."
And he suggests two people, Russell Baker and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
But, that's not what happened.
From the book by Emilie Raymond, From My Cold, Dead Hands: Charlton Heston and American Politics
It would be the first time the White House would pay tribute to so many forms of American art, including ballet, photography, drama, classical music, prose, poetry and jazz. Arts supporters composed the bulk of the guest list, but Goldman also invited a number of prominent intellectuals and artists to contribute to the festival program with readings, sculptures, and other artistic displays. The organizers of the festival originally slated Peck to close the daytime program by reading the narration for a compilation of five "great" American films made since World War II. When scheduling problems forced Peck to decline, the White House then invited Heston to weave together a series of clips from North by Northwest (1959), On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan,1954), Shane (George Stevens,1953), Friendly Persuasion (William Wyler,1956), and High Noon (Fred Zinnemann,1952).
It was during the planning of the festival that the first problematic aspect of the Great Society became evident--the programs could be politicized.
I wonder why Kubrick didn't make the list?
The story goes on that some artists, including Robert Lowell
, opposed Johnson's military policies and declined an invitation to the event.
Indeed, the president's Vietnam policies troubled a number of the artists who decided to attend the festival, but they did not want to miss such a prestigious event, especially if they could use it to make a public statement.
Although he accepted his invitation "with pleasure," Macdonald warned that he shared Lowell's disapproval regarding Johnson's foreign policy. Macdonald surprised and repulsed the festival's organizers when he brought to the actual event a petition of protest that stated: "We should like to make it clear that in accepting the President's kind invitation to attend the White House Arts Festival, we do not mean either to repudiate the courageous position taken by Robert Lowell, or to endorse the administration's foreign policy. We quite share Mr.Lowell's dismay at our country's recent actions in Vietnam and the Dominican Republic."
When the disheveled Macdonald approached Heston in the Rose Garden and the actor refused to sign his complaint, Macdonald reportedly called Heston "a lowbrow lackey of Hollywood." Defending himself, Heston cited his record of civil rights activism. "But that really isn't the point," Heston continued. "Having convictions doesn't mean that you have to lack elementary manners. Are you really accustomed to signing petitions against your host in his home?" Jack Valenti remembered, to his "undying pleasure," that Heston "just ate [Macdonald's] ass out" for his lack of "propriety": "And then he gave Macdonald precise directions as to what he could do with his petition, and they were very precise."