president barker


Barkers for Britain Tag 

Before America entered World War II, Fala served as president of Barkers for Britain, a nationwide effort by American dog lovers to support nonmilitary aid to Britain. Membership in the club helped support Bundles for Britain, an organization that collected cash contributions and donations of clothing, blankets, and other basic necessities for the British people. The organization presented membership tags like this one to dog owners who contributed to British war relief.

As president of Barkers for Britain, Fala received letters from around the nation, including this note (with photograph) from “Cire Noir Butler,” head of the group’s Austin, Texas, branch.

-from the Roosevelt Library 

We saw a cut of the film, and they asked us if there was too much music in it, and we said, ‘No-o-o-o!’…. When you have a movie like that, you tend not to play the whole song or whatever, but this guy is so good you gotta play the whole song.
—  Michael Barker (co-president of Sony Pictures) about “I saw the light”