Film About White House Butler Eugene Allen Due for 2013 Release

In case readers missed Sunday’s Washington Post Style section, I wanted to point out the article Labor of love becomes A-list film. It describes what it took to make the film “The Butler“, a film about Park View resident Eugene Allen set to be released in 2013. Allen worked at the white house from 1952 to 1986 starting as a pantry man and working up to maitre d’ in 1980. During this time, he served eight presidents.

The home of Eugene Allen, on the 700 block of Otis Place, will also be a stop on the Historic Park View walking trail. The brochure has just gone to the printers and should be available in the coming weeks. Details about the brochure and where to pick up a copy will be posted once the details are worked out. But as a preview, and in honor of Eugene Allen, below is the page featuring his house on the tour.


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2 Comments on “Film About White House Butler Eugene Allen Due for 2013 Release”

  1. Lanisa Says:

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Folks might also be interested in reading Clarence Lusane’s book, “The Black History of the White House.”

    By the way, Kent, will the home of Grace Darling Seibold, founder and first president of American Gold Star Mothers, have a stop on the Historic Park View Walking Trail?

    (http://www.goldstarmoms.com/WhoWeAre/GraceDarlingSeibold/GraceDarlingSeibold.htm)


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