Press: Camera-Shy Roosevelt

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. returned from Europe last September, newsreel cameramen cornered him on deck. He ducked, grinned, protested: "No, honestly, I'm camera shy." When cameramen in a boat edged up to the shell in which Roosevelt Jr. was practicing with the Harvard freshman crew one week later, he did not grin. Barked he:

"I'll punch you in the nose. And I really mean it. . . ."

The Press might have observed that here was one Roosevelt who genuinely did not want to have his picture in the papers. Publicity was necessary to...

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