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Democratic Big-Wigs Attend Breakfast Given by Mayor Daley Before Convention

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1134
Run Time
0h 4m 29s
Date Produced
August 1956

A breakfast preceding the 1956 Democratic National Convention, likely to have taken place on August 13.


The film features Tennessee Senator and vice presidential nominee, Estes Kefauver, as he shakes hands with Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota. Subsequent footage includes shots of Kefauver engaging with Mayor Richard J. Daley and former President Harry Truman. There is a scene in which an affable Truman examines a 1956 campaign button pinned to a photographer’s jacket which exclaims, “I Go Pogo,” a reference to the satirical cartoon developed by Walt Kelly, and a contrast to the opposing political party's "I Like Ike." The film concludes with shots of Daley, Truman, and presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson posing together.

Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Kefauver, Estes (is participant)
Humphrey, Hubert (is participant)
Daley, Richard J. (is participant)
Truman, Harry S. (is participant)
Adlai Stevenson (is participant)
Related Place
Chicago (represents)