pesco — 2014-05-16T17:04:05-04:00 — #1
old — 2014-05-16T18:36:12-04:00 — #2
That's ball four, and FDR takes his base
footage — 2014-05-16T19:56:45-04:00 — #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 — 2014-05-16T20:23:46-04:00 — #4
Way to go Boing Boing. Now I have lost all faith in the Presidency. (Oh, wait.)
gellfex — 2014-05-16T23:05:42-04:00 — #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 — 2014-05-16T23:51:05-04:00 — #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 — 2014-05-17T08:16:22-04:00 — #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 — 2014-05-17T16:12:12-04:00 — #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 — 2014-05-17T17:20:29-04:00 — #9
I just watched Hyde Park on Hudson recently.
An astonishingly boring film.
pesco — 2014-05-21T17:04:19-04:00 — #10
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