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    Woodrow Wilson's Invitation to the "Birth of a Nation" Premiere. A special invitation dated February 18, 1915, and addressed to President Woodrow Wilson, inviting him to a special screening of D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation. Thomas Dixon, author of the original novel and a former classmate of Wilson, arranged to have the movie screened at the White House, which was attended by the President, members of his cabinet, and their families. Wilson was reported to have said of the film that "it is like writing history with lightning. And my only regret is that it is all so terribly true." In reality, the source for the quote was Dixon himself, who took every opportunity to promote the film. Wilson would soon after state that he disapproved of the "unfortunate production." The invite, a dynamic blend of cinema/Washington D.C. history, is in Very Fine condition with areas of mild to moderate tanning, and has been framed to an overall size of 8" x 10.5".

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