The National Press Club made two cameo appearances in feature films.
In the renowned 1939 movie, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” – nominated for 11 Academy Awards – an irate Jimmy Stewart chases a newsman known as “Nosey” into the Club to denounce the entire press corps after an unflattering report about him appeared in a newspaper.
“Why don’t you tell the truth for a change,” Smith yells at the reporters.
Retorts one, “Why, we’re the only ones who can afford to be honest in what we tell the voters. We don’t have to be re-elected like politicians.”