HEAD OF WARNER BROS. LAUDED FOR PATRIOTISM The head of Warner Brothers Pictures Major Harry M. Warner is cited for his work in promotion Americanism through Hollywood. Hid daughter Betty Warner Sheinbaum accepts a scroll from the American Legion on her father's behalf.
AMERICAN LEGION PRESENTS FILM AWARD At their national convention in Denver, the American Legion veterans organization presents an award to studio executive Jack L. Warner in recognition for the role movies play for informing the public.
Date: September 14, 1961 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:53:00, With Audio
MEADOWBROOK STEEPLECHASE & LEGIONNAIRE CONVENTION Mrs. T.H. Somerville's Big Bay Gelding "Troublemaker" wins the famous Meadowbrook Steeplechase. Elsewhere 120,000 Legionnaires from around the world hold their annual convention in Chicago, Illinois.
TIM HOVEY & LEGIONNAIRES CONVENTION - 1955 Child actor Tim Hovey follows his screen debut in "The Private War of Major Benson" with another business venture as a hot-dog vendor that is very popular, even with police who check to make sure he has a license.
Elsewhere in Miami, 25,000 American Legionnaires convene to hear Secretary of State Dulles elect a new National Commander and enjoy their traditional Legion Parade.
PRESIDENT HOOVER OPENS LEGION CONVENTION - 1930 President Herbert Hoover opens the national convention of the American Legion in Boston. He is flanked by notables including ex-president Calvin Coolidge and Generals Gouraud and Pershing as thousands hang on his every word.
EISENHOWER ON UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING - 1940S On August 29, 1947 Dwight D. Eisenhower addresses the American Legion Convention: "Universal Military Training, as proposed by the president, endorsed by the vets of the United States and by the majority of the people, is the least burdensome and the most equitable solution yet suggested."
Date: August 29, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:17:00, With Audio
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