I have been sending out emails much like the message below, which contains links and advice for helping us find fans who LIKE EDGAR. Liking him on Facebook is all important!
I would like to ask your help to bring comedian Edgar Kennedy the recognition he so richly deserves. If you are on Facebook, simply visit the new Edgar Kennedy Restoration Project Facebook page. Once there, click LIKE!
"Liking Edgar" and commenting on him and telling your Friends on Facebook will demonstrate the fan support we need to secure financing. While there, please enjoy Edgar "Clips of the Week." A new one will be posted every Friday.
Phase Two will take the Edgar Kennedy Restoration Project public on Kickstarter. A PR Web press release will spread the word far beyond the Edgar Kennedy fans who will have found us on Facebook and been enjoying the Edgar Clips of the Week. Kickstarter is a marvelous crowd-funding opportunity where fans can contribute any amount to help the project, or simply root on its success over the month long campaign. We are optimistic at getting the financial support to fund the first six episodes because Edgar Kennedy truly does have thousands of fans who want to see restored versions of his rare films.
Phase Three will be production of the first six episodes in the fall. Please check back every week for developments. If you are not that familiar with Edgar's RKO Average Man series of comedy shorts (1931-1948) here is a Clip of the Week from 1935 -- "Edgar Hamlet":
See you on Facebook at Edgar Kennedy Restoration Project.