“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Century of Reagan…

Posted on July 3, 2011 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute is honoring Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday with a visual retrospective. The items on display showcase his various careers as a radio sports announcer, actor, California Governor, and as our 40th President.

   Some of the artifacts include:Ronald_Reagan_and_General_Electric_Theater_1954-62

* A lobby card from the Warner Brothers film Kings Row

* A still from the movie Knute Rockne, All American

* Photos capturing his roles as the Screen Actor’s Guild President, General Electric Corporate Ambassador, and Host for the General Electric Theatre

* A 1985 Andy Warhol portrait of the President

* A bronze sculpture of Reagan in his favorite cowboy hat

* A fragment of the Berlin Wall

* A kiosk with video highlights of his political speeches

   Most of the emphasis chronicles his executive term in office. An online exhibition is now available at:

npg.si.edu/exhibit/reagan/

   ONE LIFE: RONALD REAGAN will run through May, 2012.

Until next time>                              “never forget”

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