Wednesday, June 21, 2006
The Spirit of America Award was presented by President Reagan and Governor Deukmejian from 1987-1992, to more than 30 celebrated Americans and foreign leaders.
It was first conceived and produced by Peter Paul as President of the California Bicentennial Foundation for the Constitution in 1987 to focus attention on the unique American success stories that personify the vitality of the rights and freedoms under the U.S. Constitution .
The award was first presented at the Governor's Constitution Ball, September 17, 1987, at the nation's only exact replica of Independence Hall, located in Buena Park, California. The first recipients included: Apollo XI Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Olympian Rafer Johnson, Althea Irvine Clark, George Argyros. Paul produced four Spirit of America awards Balls and Galas and numerous special events presenting awards to celebrated Americans and icons including Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart, Muhammad Ali, Jaime Escalante, Richard O. Anderson, Helen Hayes, Boris Yeltsin, Lech Walesa, Gene Autry and Lew Wasserman.
After the conclusion of the three year Bicentennial of the Consitution and Bill of Rights, the award was adopted by the American Spirit Foundation and was awarded through 1993 at special events produced by Peter Paul
Peter Paul with his Fundraising Chair and Pres. of Federal Home Loan Bank, Jim Cirona and Judge Bork at Award Lunch Paul Produced
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Peter Paul and the Reagans at the Reagan Welcome Home Dinner Paul Produced in Beverly Hills on January 4, 1989. Reagan's support of Paul's projects, and the support of Reagan's Kitchen Cabinet in California, reestablished Paul as a mover in the Entertainment Industry
Friday, May 26, 2006
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Peter Paul reunited with Richard Nixon in 1992 after fifteen years. Paul was a lawyer for Nixon's best friend, Bebe Reboso, in Miami, and spent time with Nixon when he was on Key Biscayne after resigning the presidency.
Entertainment Industry supporters of Lech Walesa organized by Paul for Reception include Warner Pres. Mark Canton, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, Cindy Crawford, Richard Gere, Stan Lee and Peter Paul
Saturday, November 26, 2005
President Jimmy Carter with Paul, who exposed Carter's campaign manager Bert Lance as a partner with Fidel Castro in money laundering and assisting Cuban Communist operatives in the US.
Thursday, November 24, 2005
President Jerry Ford worked with Paul in support of his efforts to make California the leading state in the three year Bicentennial of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights
Saturday, November 12, 2005
1988 Rose Parade Communicating Liberty Float produced by Peter Paul through the California Bicentennial Foundation. Paul selected three icons of the American Experience- Muhammad Ali, Buzz Aldrin and Mickey Mouse- based in California to announce to half a billion people the three year commemoration of the US Constitution Bicentennial, chaired by Chief Justice Warren Burger and led in California by Peter Paul as President of the Bicentennial Foundation.
Friday, November 11, 2005
Paul developed a unique relationship with the Disney Company from 1987-200. He convinced them to create and donate, for the first time in Disney history, a special character that appealed to young people in commemorating the Constitution. When Paul asserted a creative control over the design of the character- Bisontennial Ben, in conflict with Disney's chief creative director, he used political influence of the Governor to override Disney's creative control, yielding a bear like figure in lieu of a mouse like figure,
After Paul arranged for the costumend character to be "born" at Disneyland, Paul convinced the President of the Disney Parks to pay $100,000 to Paul's foundation to allow Mickey Mouse to ride on the Rose Parade Float Paul was producing for the 1988 Rose Parade. It was the first time in the history of the Disney company that it paid anyonbe anything to include Mickey Mouse in a major event and broadcast.
Friday, October 28, 2005
Paul with Chief Justice Burger Appointed by Reagan to Chair National Bicentennial Commission
Paul Dedicates Constitution Monument in Hollywood in Honor of Bob Hope (seated behind Paul) with Mascot Paul Obtained from Disney
Paul with Constitution Foundation "Angel" Glendale Federal Chair Ray Edwards and Hewlitt Packard Founder, David Packard Behind Bust of Thos Jefferson
Paul Explains His Constitution Bicentennial Campaign to Calif Gov Deukmejian With Paul's Spokesperson for the Campaign, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Paul Presents First Set of Official Constitution Bronze Plaques to Stand and Deliver Math Teacher Jaime Escalante's High School in Los Angeles
Paul with Reagan Boss Lew Wasserman - the Last Hollywood Studio Mogul Who Launched Reagan's Political Career
Paul and Guests at His 4th Spirit of America Awards Gala Celebrating Helen Hayes' 90th Birthday
Paul discusses the speech he prepared for President reagan with Reagan and honoree Helen Hayes before the Gala
Paul Produced Photo Exhibition for Charlton Heston's Wife Lydia at Gallery He Created for Tony Curtis
Paul,Arranged for Reagans to Host Opening Reception for Heston Exhibit at Paul's Gallery
the Reagans, Hestons and Tony Curtis at Paul's Gallery Opening for Lydia Hestons' Photographs