Terrific artwork from the incredible Milton Caniff.
Dec. 15, 1941: A group of soldiers was stopping motorists on Sepulveda Boulevard near the airport to strip off blue cellophane that had been illegally put over the headlights in the new wartime blackout. Dr. Harry Brandel, assuming that the soldiers were hitchhiking, ignored the order to stop and Private Eugene I. Tuttle, 19, fired what he said was a warning shot. The bullet struck the car, killing Brandel’s wife, Adele. The case was turned over to military authorities and The Times never published anything further about the resolution of matter.
Hedda Hopper writes a Hollywood version of the “Yes, Virginia” Christmas column, which was an old chestnut 60 years ago.
Jimmie Fidler says: A few minutes after war was declared, Rosalind Russell and Linda Darnell led a daylong parade of screen stars who volunteered their services to the Women’s Emergency Corps of Beverly Hills.