1954 - USA, President Truman: Petrillo & Truman Play Duet at Union Meeting. 17Jun54
SI. People in large hall standing, applauding; MLS Truman standing w/ American Federation of Musicians’ union leaders on stage at 57th annual convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; CU shaking hands w/ James C. Petrillo. Cheering audience waving.
11:58:46 Truman seated at piano & Petrillo standing w/ trumpet to play duet of Hail, Hail the Gang’s All Here.
Petrillo says, SOF, “this will show you why we don’t want any more canned music here in the United States.” (Truman & audience laughing) “And if that gang can take it we’re going to give it to them, aren’t we Mr. President?” CU Truman laughing after they play a pretty ragged chorus!
Musical Stunt; Presidential Oddities; 1950s;