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Personalities of the Past, Part 1

Rare, fascinating footage including; a tribute to Teddy Roosevelt, the master escape artist Houdini, the Scopes Trial with Clarence Darrow, famous Olympic athletes, Marconi, Theda Bara, Norma and Connie, The Talmadge Sisters, and many more.
Personalities of the Past, Part 1
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  • Run Time: 1 hours
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1920
  • Label: Alpha Video

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Legendary and iconic figures of the twentieth century, the famous and the infamous, come to life on film in this fascinating collection of short subjects. A few of the many highlights include a look at the life of Theodore Roosevelt, as he evolves from warrior to conservationist. Master of Magic Harry Houdini performs one of his daring escapes while suspended high above the Manhattan streets. Sergeant York, the greatest American hero of World War I, is interviewed in 1919. Famed evangelist Aimee Semple MacPherson, credited with curing thousands with her faith healing, discusses her impending marriage. Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan square off at the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925. Ziegfield comedy queen Fanny Brice celebrates two decades in show business. Sherlock Holmes' creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle visits New York. After escaping 17 trials without a conviction, notorious mobster Jack "Legs" Diamond is gunned down by a rival gang in an Albany rooming house in 1930. Mahatma Gandhi struggles to free India from the yoke of Great Britain.
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  • Sales Rank: 24,587
  • UPC: 089218742599
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