Life in the Thirties Part 1: 1930-1936
01:08:39 - 01:11:31
Nice night shot pan on capitol dome behind trees. Var shots showing new government getting to work right away. FDR did not attend balls but immediately started to work with advisors. Night shot front of White House. Advisors entering Whtie House. MS mens hats on entry table. Var shots of work in White House, advisors, aides etc. talking, walking by carrying papers, etc. FDR with Henry Wallace (?) FDR signing papers. MCU FDR with Secretary of the Treasury William Woodin. They order all banks to close for 4 days. Good shot of reporters running to White House pressroom, into phone booths. MCU stack of various newspapers with headlines about the Bank Holiday. CU sign saying Banks closed March 6, 7, 8 & 9th, 1933. Signs in shops offering to trust customers who can't get cash from bank, or offering to take other goods in lieu of cash. MCU Roosevelt delivering his first "Fireside Chat" radio broadcast, to reassure country that banks will open again. Various shots of people of various classes listening to radio in homes, diners, country general stores etc. Advisors coming to Washington to help FDR guide the country through the economic crisis. Locomotive & train pass near camera. View from moving train of tracks. Interior train showing engineer. VS Men in business suits riding on train, in conversation. Low ang shot at train station of clock and lighted sign "Train Arrival Bulletin". MCU black porter sets down portable step that says "Pullman" for passengers to step down onto. Var shots people walking on train platform. View through door of train station looking toward Capitol in BG. Var scenes at White House. MS FDR with political advisors James Farley & Louis Howe. MLS FDR meets with members of his "Brain Trust, " Raymond Moley, a professor of public law, Rexford G. Tugwell, an agricultural economist, and Adolf A. Berle, Jr., a specialist in corporate structure and finance. Legislation. Young boy interns distribute copies of bills and resolutions for Congressmen. CU stack of bills. Var shots inside House of Representatives. CU man folding a Bill. MCU Bills being put into holder at side of table. CU gavel pounding.