President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's constant companion, Fala, a Scottish Terrier, was the most famous dog in the world. A beloved witness to history, Fala was also the center of political controversy.
FDR Compilation 4 - FDR Presidential Library - Video 296:
Louis Howe speaks about FDR’s objectives. Silent Inauguration. Silent FDR laying a cornerstone. Silent FDR observes training with officers. Fala silent home movies. Archival footage from the FDR Presidential Library.
FDR Presidential Library, Video 215, FDR and Roosevelt Family, 1944-1945:
John Boettiger home movie 13 mins. (310 ft), silent, color/b & w, 16mm FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt at Hyde Park, NY with Winston Churchill and Clementine Churchill; Edward, Duke of Windsor and Adm. W illiam Leahy. Anna Roosevelt, John Boettiger, John R. Boettiger, Curtis Roosevelt, Eleanor Seagraves on board boat, at Mercer Island, Hyde Park and White House. Short scene of Fala playing on White House lawn. Donated by John Boettiger, Eleanor Seagraves and Curtis Roosevelt. Archival footage from the FDR Presidential Library.
FDR’s visit to ‘Hobcaw’ Mr. Bernard Baruch’s Barony near Georgetown, S.C. - FDR Presidential Library 1944 - Video 135:
Silent footage of countryside, lands, and oceanside surrounding and constituting “Hobcaw” barony. Only a small amount of footage near end of film of FDR fishing with Baruch on a boat. FDR has his back to the camera. Also shots of Secret Service member, Naval personnel, including Adm. Leahy and Fala. From President Roosevelt’s collection. Archival footage from the FDR Presidential Library.
See Fala: 5:37, 6:10 (up on hind legs), 6:56 (surf fishing), 7:12, 7:26 (digging in the sand), 9:05 (treats on the boat)