The Roosevelt Years: 1939

The is part of a series of shows on President Roosevelt which were produced and narrated by John Salisbury and broadcast on KXL, Portland, OR, in 1973.

This particular show features soundbites from many celebrities, including: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jimmy Stewart, Judy Garland, the Andrews Sisters, Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Ronald Coleman, James Hilton, Tallulah Bankhead, Kent Smith, Carmen Miranda, Ink Spots, J. B. Priestley, Lou Gehrig, Kay Kyser, Wee Bonnie Baker, Jack Benny and Eddie Anderson, Jan Masyryk, Adolf Hitler, Robert Trout, Frank Sinatra, John Barrymore, Neville Chamberlain, George Arliss, Kate Smith and Winston Churchill. It’s running time is just under 42 minutes.

A tape of the show is available at the Michigan State University Vincent Voice Library. We have not yet listened to this show, but hope to do so the next time we are travelling in that area. Watch for updates.