“Forgotten Hollywood”- Election of 1912 to Hit Big Screen…

Posted on October 31, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks is again expected to collaborate with noted historian Doris Kearns Goodwin (below). The movie studio has secured the cinematic rights to her upcoming work, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.

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   Goodwin and Dreamworks previously worked together on Lincoln, which was based on her Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. The Spielberg-directed motion picture made $275 million worldwide and won two Oscars, including one for Daniel Day-Lewis’  portrayal of the president. No director has been selected for the next project. The chances Spielberg would direct are slim, since he’s busy producing Jurassic World, and has several other projects in the works.

   The Bully Pulpit is expected to hit literary shelves on November 5th, and is published by Simon & Schuster. It examines the close relationship between Roosevelt and Vice President William Howard Taft, who would go on to succeed TR in the White House. The 900-page book chronicles the friendship and then political rivalry of the two Republican leaders, both American presidents of the Progressive Era. The Roosevelt-Taft relationship crumbled when Teddy chose to run against the incumbent in 1912, and it helped Woodrow Wilson become president.

   Goodwin, who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in History for Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, is also the author of the bestsellers, Wait Till Next Year; Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream; and The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, which was adapted into an award-winning five-part television miniseries.

   Bulletins as they break…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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