The Crowning Experience
This story is inspired by the life of Mary McLeod Bethune
This story is inspired by the life of Mary McLeod Bethune, who was born of slave parents and rose to become adviser to the President." Emma C. Tremaine was born poor in the South of the USA. She went on to found a school, became advisor at the White House and discovered the work of MRA at Mackinac Island. Her friend, the press reporter Sarah Miller supports her in her endeavour.
Rickard Tegstrom films the carriage ride and conversation. Peter Hopcraft, from Kenya holds a reflector.
Rickard Tegstrom, assisted by Jorgen Madsen from Denmark and on the left Marion Anderson directs the crwod
The crew films Mrs Spriggs (Phyllis Konstam) as she wheels herself to the front of the meeting
High above, at the peak of the Great Hall, Rickard Tegstrom prepares to film platform speakers
Louis Byles, who plays the son of Emma Tremaine
David Jolly and Jerry Nelson spraying green paint to make the earth match the surrounding grass for the scene on the lake shore.
In the bucket of a bulldozer to film the arrival of Emma Tremaine, crew: peter Hopcraft (right) and Peter Sisam
Marion Anderson one of the film directors. Right: Peter Sisam
Rikard and Signe Tegstrom with Phyllis Konstam who plays the part of Mrs Spriggs
Frank Hogan, district attorney of new York talks with Dr Douglas Cornell, executive Officer of the National Academy of Sciences
Lloyd Nolan speaks after the premiere of the film in new York
Police commissioner Stephen P. Kennedy of New York city
Mr Abdel Khalek Hassouna, secretary general of the Arab League with Alhaji Maitama Sule, federal Minister for Mines and power in Nigeria
Actor Francis X. Bushman and his wife at the Premiere of the "Crowning Experience" in Hollywood
Jeanette McDonald and husband Gene Raymond at the premiere in Hollywood. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanette_MacDonald
Actor Robert Young and his wife attend the premiere in Hollywood
Left to right; Beulah Bondi, Sheb Wooley, James Hardiman, Mrs Wooley