Actor Mickey Rooney and Henry Ford at Menlo Park Laboratory, Greenfield Village, 1940

Summary

In February 1940, Mickey Rooney and MGM executives were guests of Henry Ford at the Edison Institute. The group was preparing for the premier of the MGM production, "Young Tom Edison." Rooney, the film's star, and studio executives would take a train supplied by Henry Ford to Port Huron, Michigan. Port Huron was the boyhood home of Thomas Edison and site of the premier.

In February 1940, Mickey Rooney and MGM executives were guests of Henry Ford at the Edison Institute. The group was preparing for the premier of the MGM production, "Young Tom Edison." Rooney, the film's star, and studio executives would take a train supplied by Henry Ford to Port Huron, Michigan. Port Huron was the boyhood home of Thomas Edison and site of the premier.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

08 February 1940

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.188.27104.A

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

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