Skip to comments.1938 Introduction of Kate Smith's "God Bless America' Features Ronald Reagan
Posted on 05/19/2011 9:21:31 PM PDT by lbryce
Ronald Reagan's appearance occurs at 4:21.
I don't know what compelled me to stick to the very end of this somewhat overproduced 'God Bless America' tribute. I was waiting for the video to end and as the camera panned across the room, I nearly fell to the floor, an eerie chill went up and down my spine.
It was the Gipper.
I was dumbfounded. In all the years I've never come across the slightest reference of him appearing in the clip, quite surprising considering the pomp and pageantry in which he celebrates his jingoistic pride in America.
The appearance of Ronald Reagan in a song like God Bless America is uncanny, astoundingly so.
I see his appearance as harbinger of the vast cornucopia of wealth, success he would come to eventually bestow upon this great nation of ours, as if to reassure us all that he will never fail, falter, to iphold truth, justice and the American way.
I can still remember my parents hard selling the singing of the national anthem by Kate Smith back in the 60’s. I didn’t get it at the time, and I will go to the link and find out what I was missing. I seem to recall my mom crying, and my dad tearing up. What squares they were....huh? What a spoiled generation we were and are.
Linky no worky.
Do they show a piano player? Backstage might have been my mama.
Where’s the link?
A little mixup here. The link is to photobucket.
Your “YouTube” link appears to be the two still pics, not a youtube.com vid.
Why were you flabbergasted?
If it’s this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnQDW-NMaRs&feature=related , then it’s from “This is the Army” (1943) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036430/
The link says that video has been removed.
Tested twice .Works Now.
It’s from a 1943 Hollywood movie (”This is the Army”) starring Reagan with a scene that recreates the intro of the song. It’s not the actual 1938 performance. No big deal.
Thanks, I was flabbergasted to see him before he became president the love I have for RR, the way the song mirrors his love for America
Jingoism is a pejorative term. There was nothing wrong with Reagan's patriotism.
Ha-ha. rather funny should know better than to do text after vodha
This is the complete clip;
It is worth noting that this was heartfelt patriotism. At the time Ronald Reagan was a democrat. As we all know, the party moved away from him.
You’re attaching some mystical meaning to the clip that doesn’t exist. He was an ACTOR in the clip. Reagan’s old movies played on local TV stations throughout the ‘50s and early ‘60s. I must have seen this movie and his others dozens of times when I was a kid.
See comment # 14
I'm outta here
memo to self gotta stop doing that
Ronald Reagan jingoistic? Why not just call him racist? Please ask the moderator to pull this immediately.
... or at least add scare quotes
Irving Berlin made arrangements so all the royalties from the song went to the Boy Scouts of America forever.
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