Did Eleanor Roosevelt actually say this?
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/495... Apparently , She did.
Mrs. Roosevelt and Joe Dimaggio?
The reference to Joe DiMaggio is talking about heroes of the past. The reference to Mrs. Roosevelt is talking about Eleanor Roosevelt and how she was always helping other people. This link may help you to understand it better: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1...
Who would be the actor to best play Theodore Roosevelt in a film?
No one comes to mind off the top of my head but I do have a bit to say about two actors who have been connected to the same TR project at different times. Several years ago there was an effort to produce a film based on Edmund Morris’ three-volume Roosevelt biography starring Richard Dreyfuss.This project fell through at some point and Dreyfuss would probably be too old to play TR now. Still, I think he could be made to look like the older Roosevelt. His sometimes-bombastic speaking style would also have worked well for dramatizing his subject.The second attempt to produce a film from Morris’ work was to be directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring would have been his frequent leading man of the past decade or so, Leonardo DiCaprio:Frankly, I don’t see this one. DiCaprio like Roosevelt has worked out hard to give himself a more muscular, rugged physique. Still, his acting style is cooler, more aloof than Dreyfuss. Among the words that would best describe Theodore Roosevelt are neither cool nor aloof. According to IMDb, this project has also fallen into limbo with a different director and no star attached. Someday a movie will be made of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, just not starring Richard Dreyfuss or Leonardo DiCaprio.
If you could make a movie about Theodore Roosevelt, what would be the plot and actors?
When one asks what the plot would be in the case of historical figure, the question seems incongruent. The plot is obviously the person's life, or a portion thereof.There are five portions of Theodore Roosevelt's life which could make an interesting movie.The first would be his struggle to build his body, which would stress his activities as a rancher, and how he slowly but surely built respect in the West.Another would be his activities in New York politics, as he fought the Tammany Hall group, and his service as New York's Governor.Still another could be his service as the Spanish American War approached, and his heroism in that war.A fourth possibility would be his elevation to the presidency and his terms in that office.Lastly, one might consider his activities in the 1912 election, when he ran on the Bull Moose Party.Lastly, one might take and combine any two or three of these.As for actors, any competent movie actor could handle the part and probably grow with it.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT was he a cheerleader?
No, at least not in the literal sense. But there have been four U.S. Presidents who WERE cheerleaders,including Teddy's cousin (which may be the source of the mistake): Franklin D. Roosevelt (Harvard) Dwight D. Eisenhower (West Point Academy) Ronald Reagan (Eureka College) George W. Bush (head cheerleader at Phillips Academy) http://ask.yahoo.com/20050301.html
Has anyone here stayed at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood?
The Roosevelt is a part of Hollywood history. Many, many famous people have stayed there over the decades. Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent their honeymoon at the Roosevelt, in a suite that cost a whopping $3 per day! The hotel is supposedly haunted by the spirits of Montgomery Clift who lived there while preparing to film "From Here to Eternity" and Marilyn Monroe who lived there during the 1950s. Guests in Clift's former room often report hearing trumpet music and Marilyn is often visible in "Marilyn's Mirror" which is sometimes on display in a public area. I don't doubt there are quite a few other spirits in residence at the Roosevelt too. The former Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel, now an apartment complex, just up the street on Ivar is called "the most haunted building in Hollywood. I lived there and I can tell you it IS haunted. I've never stayed in the Roosevelt but will someday just to check out the spirits.
What modern movie is Theodore Roosevelt fictionally used?
Night at the Museum
What was Theodore Roosevelt’s voice like?
The Library of Congress has several recordings of President Roosevelt’s voice here: Sound Recordings of Theodore Roosevelt's Voice - Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on FilmYou can also hear his 1912 election speech here:He seems to be over-enunciating a bit. It’s hard to distinguish whether he does so because of technical requirements on the recording, or because it would help him to be heard longer distances when speaking unamplified.
What does USV mean on Theodore Roosevelt's uniform?
United States Volunteers.Roosevelt served gallantly during this brief conflict, which lasted from May to July, 1898. An eager Roosevelt resigned his post of Assistant Secretary of the Navy and petitioned Secretary of War Alger to allow him to form a volunteer regiment. Although he had three years of experience as a captain with the National Guard, Roosevelt deferred leadership of the regiment to Leonard Wood, a war hero with whom he was friendly. Wood, as Colonel, and Roosevelt, as Lt. Colonel, began recruiting and organizing the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry. They sorted through twenty-three thousand applications to form the regiment! Roosevelt's fame and personality turned him into the de-facto leader of this rag-tag group of polo players, hunters,cowboys, Native Americans, and athletic college buddies. The regiment of "Roosevelt's Rough Riders" was born.The Rough Riders participated in two important battles in Cuba. The first action they saw occurred at the Battle of Las Guasimas on June 24, where the Spanish were driven away. The Rough Riders lost seven men with thirty-four wounded. Roosevelt narrowly avoided bullets buzzing by him into the trees, showering splinters around his face. He led troops in a flanking position and the Spanish fled. American forces then assembled for an assault on the city of Santiago through the San Juan Hills. Colonel Wood was promoted in the field, and in response, Roosevelt happily wrote,"I got my regiment."
Did Roosevelt suggest the UK should drag planes across the Canadian border by horse as suggested in the Darkest Hour?
A subtle point here. When Britain declared war on Germany it became a warring country and no company in the US could trade with it. Canada did not declare war at that time. Britain had had a mutual defense pact with Poland that she honoured but Canada was not a party to that agreement. During a very busy several days Canadian companies placed orders in the US for materials that could be used for war. They went through the catalogue and even items in the development department then signed a contract worded typically as:One fighter aircraft, type P38, or as modified in the future, with an option of 1,000,000 more at a future date if so desired.These contracts included everything, raw steel, finished goods, even food. These contracts were between Canadian and US companies, or between governments, and the UK had absolutely nothing to do with them. When every possible contract had been signed Canada declared war on Germany. This was nine days after Britain had declared war.Once the equipment was delivered to the Canadian side of the border it came under Canadian control and was driven or flown elsewhere. Most of that equipment found it’s way to the UK. All squadrons organized by Britain were flown by crews from all over the commonwealth and eventually new crew were all trained in Canada. The country associated with the squadron was based on which country had paid for the aircraft, the crew itself could be from all over. Most of those aircraft from Montana stayed in Canadian hands.Edit:Some folks have questioned or commented so to clarify:The period in question lasted for 27 months when Canada was at war with Hitler and the US was neutral. After that the US was involved and goods flowed as needed. For the interim though the steel, electronics, etc. were imported to make war goods or transshipped to Britain.Every imaginable type of aircraft was ordered in 1939 but the main type actually delivered were for training purposes. About 2/3rds of the Commonwealth Aircrew were trained in Canada. The attractions for aircrew training were availability of fuel and parts, lack of enemy aircraft as in Britain, and flat land for cheap airports for emergency landings with towns that all had their names in easily visible letters. Old timers have told me that training was also done in Eastern Canada.