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Irita Van Doren introduces her nephew Charles Van Doren, one of the authors of "Lincoln's Commando." He goes on to discuss the romance and drama of the Civil War. He speaks of the strategies used by the North to win the war.
Next, Irita Van Doren introduces burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. Lee talks about her early years in show business with her mother and her lack of success in Hollywood. She describes how her work schedule came between her Mother's marriages. She describes being "stranded" in Bend, Oregon.
Finally, Van Doren introduces Walter Lord, author of "Day of Infamy" who discusses the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 5734 Municipal archives id: LT7595
Gypsy Rose Lee: "They promised me a complete row of bald headed men and I don't see any of them. Ohhhh, there's one. Bless your heart! And what a beautiful specimen it is too! Golly, how I would love to feel that. It's been so long since I've had a chance to feel a bald head. I'm so glad to have you down there. It makes me feel at home."