1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 23, 1944

Feb. 23, 1944, Walter Winchell

Feb. 23, 1944

This is curious. The end of Winchell’s column disappears in mid-sentence from the Palm Beach paper, just as he is about to refer to a situation in Palm Beach. And take more potshots at Congress.

Man About Town

Screen names have been warned for the last time by the Hays office to clean out the skeletons from their closets … The district attorney is ready to crack down on a renowned bandleader … The Betty Grable pinup photo is the most widely circulated bathing picture since September Morn … Lubitsch wants Gene Tierney for his film of the exciting novel “Dragonwyck” … Rose Franken says she won’t write plays until the first-string critics return.

From the Palm Beach Daily News and St. Petersburg Times.

Feb. 23, 1944, Walter Winchell

Feb. 23, 1944, Walter Winchell

Oho, look at this! The end of Winchell’s column disappears in mid-sentence in the Palm Beach paper, just as he is referring to a situation in Palm Beach   Here it is:

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One Response to 1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 23, 1944

  1. eve says:

    That famous Betty Grable pin-up was taken by Frank Powolny while she was making “Sweet Rosie O’Grady” in 1943–there was originally a garter one on leg, but that was thought a bit vulgar, so it was painted out in the famous version we know today.

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