AUTHOR ROHINTON MISTRY Canadian author Rohinton Mistry receives an honorary degree from York University. Mistry accepts a degree on stage at the convocation. Hundreds of graduate students sit in an auditorium in gown and cap. Clips from Mistry's speech to the students.
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Date: July 20, 2003 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:00:00, With Audio
AMERICAN HUMORIST ROBERT BENCHLEY - THE CAUSES OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION American humorist Robert Benchley talks about the primary causes of the Great Depression including overproduction, too little thyroid secretions, too much Vermouth and so on. He then points to a chart behind him: "If you will look at this chart which I have here you will see all what I mean. Here you will see that in 1921 our trade balance was 220.127.116.11. This represented 24 million bushels of wheat which is too much wheat. Under such circumstances it is littler wonder that people did not know whether they were coming or going."
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW IS INTERVIEWED ABOUT THE KING - 1936 Famous playwright and author George Bernard Shaw uses gentle humor and more than a little tolerance when a reporter asks him whether he thinks King Edward VIII will soon take a wife and what might be holding him back from doing so answering in part, "Well, I don't speculate about it at all. It's impertinent. He doesn't speculate about whether I'm ... well gosh I'm married of course already so he wouldn't have anything to say about that."
G.K. CHESTERTON HOLDS COURT - 1930S Influential English author Gilbert Keith (G.K.) Chesterton talks to a large crowd gathered around him holding his trademark canesword. Mr. Chesterton was sometimes called "The Prince of Paradox" for his writing style and was good friends with Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.
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.
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