Imagining a Better Future by Re-imagining the Past

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The Chairman of the Board Speaks

On November 9th, 1945, RKO Pictures released a short film featuring Frank Sinatra titled The House I Live In. The film received an Honorary Academy Award and a special Golden Globe Award in 1946. Most recently, in 2007, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

In The House I Live In, Frank Sinatra, apparently playing himself, takes a break from a recording session and steps outside to smoke a cigarette. In the alley behind the recording studio he sees a gang of young boys chasing another and intervenes, first with dialogue, then with a short speech followed by a song.

Upon viewing one will see that this short film is as important and timely today as it was in 1945.

Therefore, I now turn control of my blog over to the Chairman of the Board for a very important message…

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