Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Fighting Roosevelts -- January 6, 2019

Moving Picture World, 25-January-1919
Former president Theodore Roosevelt died at his family home, Sagamore Hill, near Oyster Bay, New York 100 years ago today, on 06-January-1919. He was only 60 years old. Vice President Thomas R Marshall said "Death had to take him in his sleep, for if he was awake there'd have been a fight."

Perhaps it is cynical of me, but I'll bet the producers of The Fighting Roosevelts, a movie about TR and life before the presidency, were not prostrated by the news.  It probably helped business.

Moving Picture World, 25-January-1919
"...Colonel Roosevelt was giving his close attention to its production up to the last week of his life..."

Moving Picture World, 25-January-1919

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