September 13, 1972 Mr. Edward Sabol
c/o National Football League Films 410 Park Avenue New York, N.Y. 10022
Sally F. Dixon Curator, Film Section
bcc: Mr. Edward Kiely, Mr. Stan Brakhage
Dear Mr. Sabol:
Mr. Kiely of the Pittsburgh Steelers has suggested that I write to you requesting clearance to have Stan Brakhage, one of the artists in our Independent Film Makers Series, make a film about football, using the Pittsburgh Steelers as his subject matter. The film would be a personal artistic expression rather than a commercial type documentary, and would be shown only at museums, universities and art film societies throughout the United States and Europe with the same aesthetic philosophy that supports the display of a painting or sculpture.
Mr. Kiely has assured us of his cooperation and help if we can obtain clearance from you. I would very much appreciate it if you could let us know as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made to proceed.
Thank you so much.