Seven Days in May: Ecomcon Note and Replica

Revisiting this blog post on Burt Lancaster’s birthday, I retouched my earlier screencaps:

And recreated the US DOD letterhead. The paper size seems to be about half US letter size, so these files are therefore 2-up:


One file has a raster image for the seal (GIF, perhaps more screen-accurate), the other has vector art (slightly less accurate, but likely sharper output when printed):

Ecomcon 2-up GIFs • Ecomcon 2-up Vector

Incidentally, that is the real DOD seal on the hero props, and the DOD still uses a similar design today. As for the excellent pencil penmanship, you are on your own.

Seven Days in May: Ecomcon Note

The following screencaptures are from the Kirk Douglas / Burt Lancaster film “Seven Days in May,” 1963, directed by John Frankenheimer.

The note in question, written on Department of Defense stationery, lists several points of the attempted coup d’etat:

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