May 17, 1942: Lt. William K. Long lands his P-38, with smoke pouring from one of the engines, between the Venice and Ocean Park piers. “Then, swimming a short distance through deep water, he waded ashore,” The Times said.
Philip K. Scheuer visits the set of “Love and Kisses, Caroline” and asks: “Who’s that skinny little girl?”
Answer: Diana Barrymore.
Tenor George Garner and pianist Netta Paullyn Garner will present a concert at Occidental College to benefit the “Negro branch of the Young Women’s Christian Association,” The Times says. Garner was the first African American to sing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.