• Short Summary

    President Roosevelt's birthday celebrations are combined with fund-raising for the infantile paralysis cause.

  • Description

    Titles read: "President ROOSEVELT celebrates birthday".

    Washington DC, Columbia, United States of America.

    C/U of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt smiling. We then see his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt cutting a huge cake to mark the President's 56th birthday as photographers take pictures. A man off-camera asks the First Lady not to ruin the cake as they are going to send it to the (infantile paralysis) hospital.

    At the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (New York?) the President's mother, Mrs James Roosevelt, presides over a fund-raising birthday gala with the proceeds going to Roosevelt's infantile paralysis charity fund. A huge birthday cake with (probably) 56 candles is seen, then high angle shots of the 'social set' dancing to an orchestra - a few brave ones attempt some jitterbug moves.

    At the White House we see men and women sorting through sacks of letters, containing hundreds of dimes for the appeal.

    C/U of Roosevelt making a short speech to camera, saying how deeply he appreciates all that the donators to the fund have done.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    955.14
    Media URN:
    16309
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:03:00 / 01:10:23:00
    Canister:
    38/14

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