|Lea and Lee Orgel shortly after their arrival in California.|
Lea freely gave of her time for a number of interviews and generously allowed me to borrow and scan documents and photos for use in the book. Until then, who knew that the groundbreaking special's song recording sessions had been photographed? It was also through her that I met others who had worked at UPA and who could fill me on some of the studio's back story during the Saperstein years. She was never anything but supportive of my efforts to do the book for which I will be eternally grateful. And when I wanted to tell more of her husband's story than I could fit in the book, she dug deep into her files and memories and shared them with me and ultimately, many others through this blog (Lee's profile can be found here).
|Lea Orgel and daughter JoAnn at the 45th anniversary party for the Christmas special.|