Crowds Line Broadway for Armistice Day Parade, Nov. 12, 1941

Nov. 12, 1941, Comics

We just don’t get deep thoughts in comics anymore.


Nov. 12, 1941: Crowds line Broadway in downtown Los Angeles for the annual Armistice Day parade, which marked the end of what used to be called the Great War or the World War – until we had another one.

Tom Treanor, who was killed covering World War II for The Times,  profiles the Kozinsky brothers, Herman, Frank and Morrie, who are starting out in the movie business as the King Bros. Their first was picture was  “Paper Bullets” and the second was “I Killed That Man.”

John Huston likes to cast his father in small roles as a good luck charm. The latest is Walter Huston’s two lines as a bartender for “In This Our Life.”

“Hot Spot,” the film version of “I Wake Up Screaming,” starring Victor Mature, Betty Grable, Carole Landis and Laird Cregar, is opening at Grauman’s Chinese and Loew’s State.

A Kinder, Simpler Time Department: Mrs. Celia Kopulsky got a police escort to pick up her grandchildren at the nursery. She had jaywalked to catch a streetcar at 7th and Broadway because she was in a hurry to pick up her two grandchildren and refused to sign a traffic officer’s citation, so she was taken downtown. After a lecture on traffic safety, the LAPD took her to the nursery and then transported her and the children to their home at 216 1/2 St. Louis St.

Jimmie Fidler says: Ragnar Qvale, the ski champ the Darryl Zanuck “discovered” with such fanfare two years ago, is still in Hollywood — working as a mechanic for Lockheed.

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Nov. 12, 1941, Tom Treanor

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Nov. 12, 1941, Walter Huston
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Nov. 12, 1941, Jimmie Fidler

Nov. 12, 1941, Jimmie Fidler

Nov. 12, 1941, Jimmie Fidler

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2 Responses to Crowds Line Broadway for Armistice Day Parade, Nov. 12, 1941

  1. eve says:

    His thought balloon: “That’s what I get for picking up a poetry major at the prom . . .”

  2. Benito says:

    Re: Hot Spot, aka I Wake Up Screaming: The soundtrack included Somewhere Over The Rainbow because it was a hit song at the time. It’s a weird choice for a murder mystery noir film. Carole Landis looked better elsewhere, but this one is still worth watching.

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