I Speak for Democracy

The “I Speak for Democracy” contest was open to high school students. A student would write and read an essay on democracy which would be judged on the local, state and national level. A special 16-inch transcription disc was prepared to both inform students of the contest and encourage them to participate. The disc featured…

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Jimmy Stewart on NBC Monitor #1

Mr. Stewart appeared on the NBC weekend program, Monitor, many times. Several of these have been preserved and detailed in our book. The first surviving segment is from the broadcast of May 22, 1965. Like most Monitor segments, it received very little notice in the newspaper: Stewart was interviewed by Hobart Lewis in Yuma, Arizona,…

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The Rare Breed Interview

In 1966, when The Rare Breed was released, a 10-inch, 33 1/3 RPM record featuring interviews with the film’s stars, Jimmy Stewart and Maureen O’Hara, was also issued to help promote the film. Universal Pictures 555 This record was included in our book, but the label scan and the audio are new here. The same…

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Jimmy Stewart on Behalf of Baby Harp Seals

Back in the 1970’s, Jimmy Stewart was involved in a campaign sponsored by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. It was called “Every Letter Counts.” The idea was to have people write letters to the Canadian government asking them to stop the clubbing to death of baby harp seals. We highlighted these public service announcements…

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Project Hope

Let’s take a closer look at Jimmy’s Project Hope public service announcements which we described in the book, but included no photos or audio. The disc itself was issued in 1968 as a 7-inch, 33 1/3 RPM record (RS 1968): It was a one-sided disc prepared by Ron Stone & Company, Advertising, and had five…

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A Gala Tribute to Josh Logan

The tribute was staged at the Imperial Theatre on May 2, 1975, by the Friends of the Theatre and Music Collection of the Museum of the City of New York. Many people sang songs from Logan’s shows or told anecdotes about him, including his Princeton University mate Jimmy Stewart, as well as Larry Blyden, Sheila…

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