#HighNoon when Gary Cooper Comes to UN

Photo Credit: UN Photo

He was already an American war hero and celebrated film actor.  He had also played other US heroes, as Lou #Gehrig, in film, but perhaps his most famous role was yet to come as the ideal American, steadfast and standing up to injustice and criminals even when outnumbered.  “High Noon” won him recognition, awards but also created a new model.  A few years earlier, in 1950, here he has come to the UN to support its efforts against the illicit drug trade. Following is caption from the above UN photo:

“Film actor Gary Cooper (right) goes over radio script with Mr. M. Gopala Menon, representative of India to UN Narcotics Commission, during the former’s visit to UN Interim Headquarters today. Mr. Cooper is doing a narrative commentary for the UN Radio Division on the work of the Narcotics Commission.”

For more on the role film, music and art in Diplomacy see:  Diplomat Artist archives “Cultural Diplomacy


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