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Sep 3, 2009

Up With People archival---and pre-order DVDs?

OK, I've decided to post photographs and memorabilia, maybe some of the research documents supporting SMILE 'TIL IT HURTS, our documentary on Up With People. We'll start with a few and build the slide show on the blog. Look closely and you might find yourself or someone you know. It doesn't matter if you traveled with Up With People or not: we guarantee the archival history is rich viewing for everyone! We'll try and organize by place, or year, or by category, i.e., "world leaders", "celebrities" or "just for fun." Please let us know your comments as we unveil some of the most fascinating and surprising aspects of Up With People history.

Soon we will also post a place to pre-order DVDs on the website. We are getting many requests and the Google searches are noteworthy! Thanks for passing along the word about this amazing new doc. We are rushing to do everything we can to make it available to you.

And remember to smile! In spite of it all, and no matter what, be authentic and as positive as you can. Life is good.


  1. I was a cast member of Up With People in 1968. I was in Cast A and have an interesting story to tell about what happened at the Christmas convention in Albequerque, NM. Linda Blackmore was at the convention and knows the story (as was her sister who was in our cast). Several cast members went home under duress. It was just before Cast A went to Italy in January, 1969. Please have someone from the film crew contact me for details. Also, how can I see the documentary and get a copy?

  2. I just reserved mine on Netflix!