The Royal Couple

‘Butch’ Landesman and Jeannie Roberts were the King and Queen of the Brooklyn Country Fair in 1941. Butch’s gesture of tossing a handful of posies to the audience was apparently quite the show stopper according the May 9, 1941 issue of the Brooklyn College Vanguard. This same issue of the Vanguard which describes ‘Her Majesty – lovely, curvaceous Jeannie’ has a number of articles debating the expulsion of faculty believed to be communists – United We Stand, Yellow Journalism, and Prexy Defends Procedure Of Board Of Higher Ed. What an unusual time at Brooklyn College.

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About Michael Branson Smith

Michael Smith is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Communications Technology program at York College. Prof. Smith hosts a personal digital archive project blog on Commons titled It Cannot Be Trivial.
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