People: Hyde Park Double Take

Vacationing Eleanor Roosevelt watched Broadway Producer John Golden finish his portable stage in Hyde Park's library. U.S. Army actors were ready to give the five one-acters, written by Army men, which had recently tickled Broadway on a one-night stand. Settling down for the show, Franklin D. Roosevelt grinned back at Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands, Treasury Secretary Morgenthau, Vincent Astor and assorted gold braid. The President shed his coat, advised others to do the same. The third play was a well-sustained gag by First Class Private Irving Gaynor Neiman about a barracks butt...

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