President Ronald Reagan
honored to receive this letter from President Reagan. It
was one of the highlights of our many adventures and
to star Kim Novak from a treatment by Gary Lockwood
based on the life of runner Dick Molen, who triumphed over cancer
in his 40's to run the Boston Marathon. -Tom Girard, April
29, 1985 Variey - Although Kim Novak, Gary Lockwood
and other stars were in this movie project, independent
producers and promoters were bickering over rights, ownership,
budgets, and locations; nothing
Kim Novak as Jan Molen
Hollywood Screen legend Kim Novak's career as an actress reads
like a "who's who" in the motion picture industry. She made "Rear
Window" and "Vertigo" with the brilliant director, Alfred Hitchcock.
She's starred in films with Frank Sinatra, "Pal Joey", "Man with a
Golden Arm", William Holden in "Picnic" and Jack Lemmon in "Bell,
Book and Candle".
Letters from Kim Novak to the
as Dick Molen
Garry Lockwood writer, producer, actor, has had the
of working for some of the finest directors in the motion picture
business; Stanley Kubrick, "2001 A Space Odyssey"; Elia Kazan,
"Splendor in the Grass"; Stanley Kramer, "RPM"; Jackie Cooper,
"Stand Up and Be Counted"; and Joshua Logan on Broadway, "There Once
Was a Little Girl".
In his career span of twenty-four
years, he has starred with names that include: Warren Beatty,
Jacqueline Bisset, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Ann Margaret, Anthony
Quinn, James Stewart, Natalie Wood and countless others.
John Broderick as the Director
John Broderick, producer, writer, director. John and Gary
Lockwood first met in 1975 when they combined their talents to make
the film, "Bad Georgia Road:. John attended San Francisco State, UC
Berkeley and the International Film School in London. He has
functioned as producer, writer, director and assistant director on
various films. Mr. Broderick has also spent time on the production
staff of First Artists Pictures. After leaving First Artists, he
resumed his career as an independent film maker.
Monterely Life - Sue Sanguinetti -
A Rope dangles from the steep
mountainside. Suddenly a strong hand grips it firmly as the climber
pulls himself up and digs his crampons into the icy wall. With 40
pounds of gear strapped to his back, he fixes his eyes on Mount
Everest with determination. There is an intensity in his eyes - he
is driven to win, to conquer.
AltaVista Monterey Herald - Warren Masten - January
Mount Everest, known as Chomolungma,
goddess mother of the world. Dick and Jan Molen climbing it with
In 1994 when Dick was 61 years old and
Jan was 63, they climbed Mount Everest, the zenith conquest in
anyone's book. In a touching ceremony, Dick and Jan placed a young
boy's belt buckle at the highest point of their climb. This was at
the request of a father, (a stranger to the Molens) who had lost his
only son, Danny True to cancer, Hodgkin's. Danny's father had read
about Dick's story, about the Molen's conquests, and he asked them
to place the treasured keepsake high up in the snows of Everest for
all time. Danny's buckle rests there to this day.
Above excerpt by Ed Salven.
Read the whole story on The
Buckle of Danny True
Monterey Herald - August 17th 1984