JFK+50: Volume 6, No. 2017JFK RECORDED NARRATION FOR "PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS" 60 YEARS AGO
Chicago, Illinois (JFK+50) The 1956 Democratic National Convention held at the International Amphitheater here in the Windy City sixty years ago next month was instrumental in leading to Senator John F. Kennedy's path to the presidential nomination in 1960.
Although Senator Kennedy narrowly missed getting the nomination for Vice President at that convention, his gallant concession speech, televised nationwide, gained rave reviews.
Sixty years ago today, July 22, 1956, John F. Kennedy recorded the narration for a film titled "Pursuit of Happiness," a history of Democratic presidents from Thomas Jefferson to Harry Truman.
The film script was written by Norman Corwin and produced by Dore Schary.
It was shown at the Democratic National Convention as part of the keynote presentation on August 13, 1956.
The film is included on a DVD which is now available at www.amazon.com/. The DVD, which also features the Kennedy-Nixon debates and Kennedy For President material, is $12.95. It is produced in black and white format.
"JFK: Pursuit of Happiness/Kennedy-Nixon Debate/Kennedy For President," DVD, www.amazon.com/
"Pursuit of Happiness," www.worldcat.org/