Cinema: Documented Dust

On the second floor of the White House one Sunday night last March occurred a world cinema premiere. When it was over President Roosevelt, brimming with enthusiasm, turned to his Congressional guests with a bright idea. He would, he said, send a print of this film with a covering message to Congress, which would view it at a joint session.

Of that idea nothing came, partly because neither the Senate nor the House of Representatives is equipped for sound cinema, partly because of Republican opposition. Nevertheless the film the President saw went...

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