Calvin Coolidge was indeed, one of America’ s most fascinating conservative Presidents.
Hollywood is abuzz these days with the all-new, black-and-white, almost totally silent movie The Artist, which already has won its creator, Michel Hazanavicius, acclaim and numerous awards and may yet walk away with an Oscar nod as well. Before I go on, I would like to highly recommend this excellent and enjoyable film for its superb acting, its humor, its wonderful period feel, and for its marvelous score by Ludovic Bource.
Set in the late 1920s/early 1930s and focusing on the momentous change in filmmaking from silents to talkies and the ensuing rise of new stars vs. the fall from public favor of old stars, the movie lovingly captures the essence of the era.
I was pleased to see a familiar portrait photograph of Calvin Coolidge featured in the film, albeit a bit incongruously – it is placed on the wall of the reception area of a clinic, in…
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