Sunday, June 21, 2009
As you know from reading "This Day in Disney History" on the D23 website, today, June 21, is the anniversary of the release of Disney's The Rocketeer in 1991. As was the norm in earlier eras, Golden Press released a number of tie-in publications for this modern-era live-action film, and this Pilot's Logbook was one of the best and most interesting. Also interesting is the exclusion of any photo of the Rocketeer in his Rocketeer costume. This was probably deliberate to offer variety to the other publications that showed nothing but the Rocketeer costume. This particular book gives us a good look at Bill Campbell, who so perfectly portrayed pilot Cliff Secord, aka the Rocketeer, in or out of the famed Rocketeer helmet and rocket pack.