The first film of the series, They Call It Pro Football, was shown in March and it was a great success. Written and directed by Steve, it got his father so excited he decided that the first press preview in New York was going to be no ordinary affair. "None of that Toots Shor stuff," said Ed. "We'll show it in the Huntington Hartford Theater."
"But that's an art theater," came a voice.
"Right," said Ed.
And when Sabol said he wanted music, he was not just whistling The Stars and Stripes Forever. He sent his music editor, Frank Decola, to Germany this summer to tape the works of a 60-piece orchestra. No doubt the music could have been obtained more cheaply by dipping into the public domain for some selected organ music, but what you are now getting with your NFL highlights really swings. And that is just the way Ed Sabol works—always with music and always, always with flair.