I received a delightful email from Michael, a Daktari fan in England who has a connection with Marshall Thompson. He writes,
“Hello from London England
As 60’s child I was (like millions of others) a huge fan of Daktari… what I didn’t know then but discovered recently whilst researching my grandfather’s biography was that he starred alongside Marshall Thompson in the Sci-Fi thriller “First Man Into Space” – Carl Heinz Jaffé was Dr. Paul Von Essen.
Here is a rare film PR still from my private collection:
(it looks similar to others widely available; many of which I have too; but THIS one you won’t find; notice please the authentic studio picture code in the bottom RH corner). The chap in the white lab coat is Jaffé/Von Essen…”
And here is a second still from Michael:
Who among you has seen this film?
Tell us about it!
You, the fans, keep this blog (and Daktari) alive and well!