A LIFE: THE STORY OF LADY BIRD JOHNSON

A LIFE: THE STORY OF LADY BIRD JOHNSON


A LIFE: THE STORY OF LADY BIRD JOHNSON (USA, 1992, 57 min.)

The story of America’s most admired First Lady, and her lasting legacy to the nation, is celebrated in this film biography of Lady Bird Johnson. Our nation’s First Lady from 1963 through 1968, Lady Bird was a pioneer in the environmental movement, organizing a national effort to beautify our highways, neighborhoods and communities. A Life tells Lady Bird’s enchanting story, from her youth in a remote Texas town to her marriage to one of the most powerful and complex men in American politics and her emergence as a leader in her own right. The story is told through the voices of friends, family members and former LBJ administration officials, interwoven with a riveting interview with Lady Bird herself. Archival material from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum illustrates the richness of her life. Written, directed and narrated by Charles Guggenheim. Produced by Grace Guggenheim.



Introduced by Sid Hart, Senior Historian, National Portrait Gallery.

Discussion with filmmaker Grace Guggenheim and Bess Abell, Lady Bird Johnson’s Social Secretary from 1963 to 1969, follows film.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations needed.

National Portrait Gallery, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

Eighth & F Sts., NW

(METRO: Gallery Place/Chinatown)

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