Reagan fans are in for a special treat if they watch the upcoming presidential documentary

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A documentary being produced about Ronald Reagan will feature private film footage shot by the former president himself.

Super 8 film footage taken mostly by Reagan from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s will be a central part of the documentary, Variety reported. The upcoming film is being produced by Primary Wave Entertainment and Reagan’s daughter, Patti Davis.

Never-before-seen footage, which is still in perfect condition, will feature Reagan family outings in Southern California, from visits to the beach, pool and ranch to vacations and birthday parties.

Davis referred to the time period in the footage as “before the world moved in” when the family lived in the Pacific Palisades suburb on Amalfi Drive and later San Onofre Drive, according to Variety. The home movie footage includes private family times with Reagan’s wife Nancy and children Patti and Ron. Also featured is promotional film of the children performing for cameras in the “electric house” that General Electric built for the family.

“This is an honest, loving and truly behind-the-scenes invitation into the Reagans’ lifestyle in a simpler time prior to their being cloistered by Secret Service and White House gates,” the producers said, according to Variety.

Reagan, born in 1911, began his acting career in the late 1930’s and by was hired by General Electric in 1954 to host the weekly TV drama series “General Electric Theater.” He served as president of the Screen Actors Guild between 1947 and 1952 and again in 1959-60. He eventually stepped fully into politics, becoming California’s governor in 1966 and again in 1970.

The upcoming documentary is being directed by Zak Knutson, best known for Film 4’s “Milius,” Variety reported. Sales will begin at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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