Radio: Second Philly

The joint was not exactly jumping as it had for the G.O.P., but televisually the Democratic National Convention was a good show, too.

One improvement was in makeup. At the first Philadelphia convention, skin-thin cosmetics left distinguished men looking menacingly unshaved, women bloodless and lipless (TIME, July 5). Last week, a fortnight older and wiser, television makeup artists plastered on enough Pancake, eyebrow pencil and purple lipstick to bring the Democrats through in the closeups.*

The roving camera eye caught the convention impromptus: Vice Presidential Nominee Alben Barkley reading a newspaper clip in the...

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