MARCH OF DIMES CAMPAIGN GEARS UP The March of Dimes to aid the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis gets underway with activities ranging from the U.S. Mint's new Franklin D. Roosevelt dime to First Lady Bess Truman and daughter Margaret urging the public to join in.
JOHNNY MERCER SINGS Following a shot of a 78 rpm recording of Accentuate The Positive, spinning on a Victrola, lyricist Johnny Mercer sings the tune seated at a piano, takes a break to praise the March of Dimes, then finishes the song.
HAROLD ADAMSON & EDDIE CANTOR A chintzy replica of a hot air balloon floats past a globe, followed by sheet music for the song Around The World In 80 Days to introduce it's lyricist, Harold Adamson, seated at a piano. Adamson talks about the March of Dimes and introduces a montage of still photographs of Eddie Cantor which accompany a recording of Cantor talking about how he invented the March of Dimes. Following the Cantor montage, Adamson reveals that he was stricken with polio as a child.
LINDA KAYE HENNING DANCES Linda Kaye Henning of TV's Petticoat Junction dances to a medley of show and movie tunes dating from the twenties to the sixties. The set is comprised of blowups of sheet music covers for many of the songs.
WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG Pianist Paul Smith plays a flamboyant version of When the World Was Young, intermittently accompanied by shots of a couple walking through the woods and children playing, sleeping and crying.
COMPOSER NED WASHINGTON Following a shot of the sheet music for When You Wish Upon A Star and an abbreviated clip of Jiminy Cricket singing the song, lyricist Ned Washington talks about ASCAP and the March of Dimes.
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