IRISH PLAYWRIGHT GEORGE BERNARD SHAW PREPARS FOR WORK Irish playwright and novelist George Bernard Shaw prepares to work as he pulls out a typewriter and begins to load paper into it. The England-based playwright has the unique honor of being awarded both a Nobel Prize for literature in 1925 and an Oscar in 1938 for his adapted screenplay Pygmalion.
"MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB"- THOMAS EDISON Thomas Edison, at the celebration for the 50th anniversary of his "talking machine," repeats the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb" which were the first words spoken into his original phonograph.
'PILLOW TALK' PREMIERE Galas on the East and West coasts mark the debut of U-I's new comedy hit "Pillow Talk." Stars Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Thelma Ritter and Tony Randall are joined by hosts of screen notables and other dignitaries, at New York's Palace, and the lavish new Murray Hill, where the event is a benefit for the United Nations School, and at Hollywood's Egyptian where the premiere is marked by traditional screenland brilliance.
'THE CHALK GARDEN' MOVIE PREMIERE Top Hollywood Stars arrive for the movie premiere of Ross Hunter's "The Chalk Garden." Among the acting luminaries are Tippi Hedren, Gloria Swanson, Nancy Sinatra, Loretta Young and many, many more.
1928 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION - 3 Images from the 1928 Democratic Convention. A Democratic party representative giving a passionate speech, stating, "This convention shall be and must be that incarnation of Thomas Jefferson." He then introduces Franklin D. Roosevelt. The crowd cheering and holding up flags, banners and signs.
1940'S HOLLYWOOD MOVIE PREMIER - 2 Radio Columnist George Fisher interviews stars attending the premier of the 1948 film, "The Emperor Waltz” at the Paramount Theater in Hollywood. Celebrities stepping up to the microphone include Cecil B. DeMille, Wandra Hendrix, Betty Hutton, Bob Hope, Lizabeth Scott and Bing Crosby.
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