pesco at May 16th, 2014 17:04 — #1
old at May 16th, 2014 18:36 — #2
That's ball four, and FDR takes his base
footage at May 16th, 2014 19:56 — #3
We have some too. It is a terribly dark transfer, but you can see FDR walking down the ramp from his private car; it starts a few minutes after this point: https://archive.org/details/HMPossiblyinConnect98753?start=473.5
timquinn at May 16th, 2014 20:23 — #4
Way to go Boing Boing. Now I have lost all faith in the Presidency. (Oh, wait.)
gellfex at May 16th, 2014 23:05 — #5
Weird this was posted today, last night I saw Ed Asner doing a one man show of FDR. Ed was a bit rough, but who isn't at 82? I didn't realize FDR was as mobile as he was, able to walk short distances with braces. He told an anecdote of a brace unlocking and him nearly taking a tumble in public.
pjcamp at May 16th, 2014 23:51 — #6
FDR didn't really walk. His legs were nonfunctional. He developed a way of feigning a walk by following a carefully planned route between supports and swiveling his torso to make it look as if his legs were operating.
Which, if anything, is even more awesome.
glitch at May 17th, 2014 08:16 — #7
I can't decide if the camera operator was just unsteady, or if he was being an ass and dipped the camera on purpose to focus more on FDR's legs.
mynonymouse at May 17th, 2014 16:12 — #8
In his Fresh Air interview (and presumably the book he wrote) James Tobin talked a lot about how FDR at least largely didn't hide his polio, as has largely been assumed.
daneel at May 17th, 2014 17:20 — #9
I just watched Hyde Park on Hudson recently.
An astonishingly boring film.
pesco at May 21st, 2014 17:04 — #10
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