I'm a longtime MeFite and my dad is Sid Ganis, referenced in Saul Bass's letter. Sid worked for many years in movie marketing -- at Seven Arts, Fox, Columbia, Lucasfilm, Paramount, Sony and probably more that I'm forgetting right now. He eventually became President of Production at Paramount, and later was a five-time president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He's now an independent producer.
I have happy childhood memories of sitting in his office, paging through concept art for films like Blazing Saddles, Superman ("You'll Believe a Man Can Fly" was the tagline) and Raiders of the Lost Ark. In the days long before digital there would be stacks and stacks of drawings at various stages, different taglines, fonts, colors, etc. All done by hand and xeroxing and cutting & pasting.
Sid kept a lot of stuff, and his archives are in the process of being donated to the Academy, so hopefully more great documents like this Kubrick stuff will see the light of day. I think he once told me that Kubrick and he worked well together -- they had a long association, dating back to Dr. Strangelove.
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