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WWII - 1942, USA Homefront: America Honors President On 60th Birthday

Reel Number: 220481-24

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1942,1940s

Country: USA

Location: New York City,NYC,Washington, DC

TC Begins: 04:44:42

TC Ends: 04:46:38

Duration: 00:01:56

WWII - 1942, USA Homefront: America Honors President On 60th Birthday Intertitle: America Honors President On 60th Birthday 04:44:47 Polio poster boy, Gary King, on crutches arrives at White House; posing, enters & surrounded w/ dozens of people; next to him are Eleanor Roosevelt & actress Dorothy Lamour; little boy punches actress (laughter). Large crowd at birthday ball applauds as Eleanor Roosevelt cuts cake, gives slice to Betty Grable. 04:45:26 MCU FDR at desk & microphone give birthday speech, SOF: “In the midst of a world tragedy, in the midst of sorrow, & suffering, & destruction & death it is perhaps natural for most of us to say, even on a birthday or a feast day, isn’t the word happy a bit out of place now? That was perhaps my dominant thought this morning; and yet the day itself, and the evening, have brought w/ them a great reassurance which comes from the deep knowledge that most of this world is still ruled by the spirit of faith, & hope, & charity. For all that you have done I am very grateful.” 04:46:18 High angle of dancers at the formal Diamond Jubilee Ball at Waldorf hotel in New York. Crowd watching & balloons dropped on crowd. Charity Fund Raising; 1942; Infantile Paralysis; Movie Stars; Actors; Celebration; WW2; President Roosevelt;

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