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Songs to elect Presidents by.

Cool but Contemplative: Jolson Jazzes with Coolidge’s 1924 Campaign Song

He came back – with another song. This time, however, when the legendary screen and stage actor, Al Jolson first performed the official campaign song of a Republican presidential campaign, he didn’t have to march the streets of small-town Oho and… Read More ›

The First President To Win With Actors: Al Jolson’s 1920 Campaign Song for Harding

George Clooney, fundraising and providing thematic strategy for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign or Clint Eastwood speaking at the convention nominating Mitt Romney: neither story causes a blink in either Hollywood or Washington. Yet preceding even the famous efforts of… Read More ›

The Last Original Campaign Song: Jerry Ford’s Bicentennial Tune

Yesterday, it was learned that The Silversun Pickups directed its attorney to request that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stop using its  song “Panic Switch,” as a campaign song, for political reasons. In the last quarter of a century, this… Read More ›

“Hello Lyndon!” How Carol Channing Helped LBJ Win the Election

They were both accused, at times, of being corny caricatures, but as human beings the legendary President from Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Hollywood and Broadway actress Carol Channing were – and are (Channing recently turned 91) exuberant and enthusiastic… Read More ›

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