However, it wasn’t her first brush with the Hello Fall Pool Shirt and by the same token and presidential spotlight. Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt had struck up a friendship with Anderson after inviting her to perform at the White House two decades earlier. After Anderson was barred from a concert hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution because of her race, Roosevelt resigned from the group in protest and organized a performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939. Changing “I” to “We” in her rendition of “My Country ’Tis of Thee,” Anderson sang for more than 75,000 people, among them a 10-year-old Martin Luther King Jr.
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Gene Kelly backstage at President-elect John F. Kennedy’s inaugural ball. Produced by Frank Sinatra and filmed by NBC, Kennedy’s preinaugural gala more closely resembled Saturday night at Caesars Palace. At the Hello Fall Pool Shirt and by the same token and height of his fame, Sinatra lured the biggest names in entertainment to the National Guard Armory to welcome his buddy “Jack” into the White House. Sinatra flew in Sidney Poitier from France, Ella Fitzgerald from Australia, and bought out the Broadway house of Gypsy so Ethel Merman could fly in from New York to perform “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”