Sharing the wonderfulness of Robert Culp

Operation Breadbasket Film to be Preserved

The National Film Preserrvation Foundation announced on Wednesday that it has awarded preservation grants to save 64 films, including the Robert Culp produced, directed and narrated 1969 documentary “Operation Breadbasket.”

“Breadbasket” tells the story of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s economic arm and its efforts to improve economic conditions for black communities. It’s said that Culp essentially went broke producing this film, but did so because it was important to him.  He succeeded in selling the film to ABC and the network aired it not once but twice in 1969 to critical acclaim.

Naturally, I’m curious to know if there might be a DVD release, even a limited one. I’d be interested in seeing the film.

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Posted in News by Lisa Philbrick on June 16th, 2011 at 8:58 pm.


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  1. Kay Yount Aug 30th 2012

    Did Operation Breadbasket ever become available? And I just want to thank you for this site in general. It brings back such wonderful memories.

  2. Thanks Kay! Glad you found the site. 🙂 My guess is Operation Breadbasket is still in restoration stage. I’m not sure how long such a project would take or what, exactly, would be involved. But I keep an ear and eye out for updates and will post something as soon as I know anything new.

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