See Newly Digitized Footage Of Evel Knievel Visiting Dallas In 1974

Thanks to the tireless work of the curators at SMU's G. William Jones Film & Video Collection, we have this recently digitized footage of legendary stuntman Evel Knievel, at the height of his fame in July 1974, arriving in Dallas on his personal Learjet, then holding a press conference in front of an array of his action-figure toys (I had them ALL) while discussing his upcoming Snake River Canyon jump-attempt two months later. As we know, his attempt failed, but his legend lives on.