First Lady Grace Coolidge
Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge and responded to telephone calls and… read more
Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included role as a style icon, her causes, and renovating the White House.
Video clips were shown of William Jenney and Kate Bradley giving tours of the Coolidge family home and archives in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. A video clip was shown of Julie Bartlett Nelson giving a tour of the Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, Massachusetts, where Grace Coolidge was working when she met Calvin Coolidge.
Many silent film clips were shown, including with celebrities such as Charles Lindbergh and Helen Keller. Also shown was a clip of the first presidential sound with film recording and one of former first lady Grace Coolidge. A video clip was shown of the Solarium from the documentary The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home.
This was the 21st episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.” close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Bittinger, Cynthia "Cyndy" D. Executive Director (Former) Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation
- Bradley, Kate E. Director (Former) Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation->Engagement and Special Collections
- Jenney, William Regional Administrator Vermont Division for Historic Preservation->State Owned Historic Sites
- Nelson, Julie Bartlett Archivist Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum
- Shlaes, Amity Chair Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation->Board of Trustees
- Swain, Susan Host C-SPAN
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