Get PBS? Check your PBS listing for "The Unseen Alistair Cooke" for the week of November 23rd. These rare 8mm films, shot by Cooke, will be featured in this special program about his early travels.
For Charlie Chaplin fans, a rare film clip with Chaplin is said to be shown. It most likely has to do with this post we featured in 2007, about Cooke's 15 minute film footage of Chaplin, that premiered in Italy.
"...the film he shot of it himself, as he traveled around - including footage of Charlie Chaplin, car hops, Texas cattle and Lauren Bacall..." - LA Times
Learn more at this PBS link...
Update: Short Review of '...Unseen Alistair Cooke' from the San Francisco Gate.
Update November 23, 2008 - Watched the program this evening. Really interesting footage of Chaplin and Paulette Goddard. Also, really enjoyed the early scenes of traveling across America.