1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 11, 1944

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March 11, 1944

Lint From a Blue Serge Suit

Dinah Shore’s headache: Her great arranger has been drafted … Barbara Stanwyck’s next film will be her 50th. Just finished Warners’ “My Reputation.”

All those long-distance calls for starlet Gail Russell (when she was here) came from Duke Edwards Betty Smith’s bestseller has been rechristened in England: “The Tree in the Yard.” Don’t they like Brooklyn over there?

John Carradine is rewriting Shakespeare for his next tour. Feels the Bard must be simplified for this generation…. F. Sinatra’s press staff has been told to play down the swoon angle and play up the family man stuff …

She’s a well-known movie actress. He’s a well-known married director … It’s been a romance for many years, but he can’t get a divorce … His daily telegrams and her nightly letters keep them alive … She signs hers “Swank” (meaning Sealed with a nice kiss) and he signs his wires “Blake” (for Best love and kisses ever). Those are not really the signatures but you get the idea.

From the St. Petersburg Times.

March 11, 1944, Walter Winchell

March 11, 1944, Walter Winchell

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2 Responses to 1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 11, 1944

  1. Cal and Lulu says:

    History tells us that F.Sinatra would really make it difficult to play the ” family man card” for very long periods at a time. The temptation of most every skirt that he encountered was just too much of a challenge for poor Frank.

  2. Cal and Lulu says:

    Did we say: “poor Frank?”

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