Rare 1937 Film Shows FDR Walking

Film of the president was shot at the 1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
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Harrisburg is Jimmy -- Sean pitch for three American League teams in the 1930s. He liked to throw baseballs. And catch glimpses his fellow players with his home movie camera. In this summer of 1937. He was on the field in Washington for the all star game. His eight millimeter was rolling. Becomes president Roosevelt in his car. And then a quick shot of FDR struggling to his seat -- Sean -- picture caught eight seconds of history. -- eight seconds doesn't sound very long but there's only one other known. A film footage of the president actually walking. FDR suffered from polio and his Secret Service. Tried to keep that a secret. In some instances they confiscated cameras. And film to protect his image it worked really hard for people not to think of their president has paralyzed. He played with Bay -- They have lots of stories about Bay -- Teresa Bastille is -- -- John's daughter she kept her dad's stories -- her memory. And -- films that are covered. This was home movies that we. We get together Obama himself soon they would come over and we put -- for real and we -- to earn a living room. Judy knew the film was rare what she didn't know its value. I tentative. -- here in Harrisburg. And he could get -- no idea. So Judy gave the -- of the state archives which will story in this freezer and preserve it forever. Just miles from where -- spent his entire life. -- done as a public service perhaps almost always the waiting to check it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- does have a plaque in the recess is of the stadium on city island the record books say he never hit a home run with his back. But historians will tell you he hit a Grand Slam -- -- camera. I think it was pretty good for have just recently bought haven't bought the camera and trying to -- footage of the president -- the at a secret -- Secret Service really didn't want them to so I think he did a really excellent job with --

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