Category Archives: 1944

1944 in Print — Joan Harrison, Hollywood’s Only Female Producer

April 23, 1944 Here’s a feature on Joan Harrison and her collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock. “Young and attractive Joan Harrison is the only woman associate producer in Hollywood today,” the unidentified writer says. From the Miami News. About these ads

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 23, 1944

April 23, 1944 Don’t get me wrong. Loretta still is a glamor girl and never prettier than she is at this moment, but with a difference. She’s found what any woman would give 10 years of her life to have … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood by Sidney Skolsky, April 23, 1944

April 23, 1944 Errol Flynn and Peggy Maley are a thing … Judy Garland and Vincent Minnelli are dinner companions … In his next Andy Hardy picture, Mickey Rooney will go for a glamorazon and Dorothy Ford is being considered … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood by Sidney Skolsky, April 22, 1944

April 22, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, April 22 — Col. Frank Capra’s “The Negro Soldier” had its premiere at the theater in the Ambassador Hotel this week and was highly lauded by all who attended. Brig. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, highest ranking … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 22, 1944

April 22, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, April 21 – Jean Arthur’s contract with Columbia ends with “The Impatient Years” and she is not re-signing with this company, or any other. Jean is doing what Claudette Colbert did when she announced recently she … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood by Sidney Skolsky, April 18, 1944

April 18, 1944 Hedy Lamarr is having the picture “Diamond Rock” prepared for her at Metro while she is busy making “The Conspirators.” Grad Sears is telling friends that United Artists will acquire “The Voice of the Turtle,” with Leland … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 18, 1944

What’s going on with the “Greatest Generation?” April 18, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, April 17 – Now I ask you, who better than Errol Flynn could do “The Adventures of Don Juan” and have five feminine honeys, no less, fighting for his … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, April 17, 1944

April 17, 1944 Esther Williams is the cover girl in this week’s issue of Life magazine with a feature on “Bathing Beauty.” And what happened to all that WPA artwork? It was sold as junk. Courtesy of Google Books.

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Harold Heffernan, April 17, 1944

April 17, 1944 Who is Harold Heffernan? He’s a new one on me. HOLLYWOOD, Cal., April 17 – Friends of Steve Crane and Lana Turner say that it finally was a case of two ambitious people under one roof. Crane … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 17, 1944

April 17, 1944 A VERY PRETTY COMPLEMENT HAS BEEN PAID Mrs. Lillian Fontaine, mother of Joan Fontaine and Olivia De Havilland, by Mark Dennison, who writes to say: “I should think Joan Fontaine and Olivia De Havilland should be terribly … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood by Sidney Skolsky, April 16, 1944

April 16, 1944 WAR NOTES OF THE WEEK: Errol Flynn purchasing a newspaper with the headline, “Chaplin Acquitted,” and saying to Pal, the newsboy on Sunset Strip, “I’m awfully glad to read this.” From the Miami News.

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 16, 1944

April 16, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, April 15 – “There is no happiness possible,” Myrna Loy said, “when two people have divergent interests. You do not think alike and you cannot find real congeniality or mutual enjoyment.” That statement, following just a … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 15, 1944

April 15, 1944 EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD PATRICIA MUNZEL*, the singing thrush from Spokane, who got herself into the Metropolitan by winning an audition, has a Hollywood job. She is signing a contract with Jack Warner that will pay her in … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood by Sidney Skolsky, April 15, 1944

April 15, 1944 Some quotations from the Motion Picture Herald, including this about “Princess O’Rourke.” I played this fine picture on Sunday-Monday to just fair business and had more raves about it than anything I played in years. Maybe  it … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 11, 1944

April 11, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, APRIL 10 – So many movies are mentioned for Cary Grant that when I hear he is to make a picture I say, “Does Cary know it?” This time he does know he is to star … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood by Sidney Skolsky, April 11, 1944

April 11, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, April 11 — Greer Garson’s underwear scene in “Mrs. Parkington” is giving the Hayes office a problem. From the Miami News.  

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, April 10, 1944

April 10, 1944 Life’s cover story is Air Chief Marshal Arthur T. Harris, who backed the theory of mass bombing. The movie of the weeks is “Buffalo Bill,” starring Joel McCrea. Life visits the home “in the majestic setting of … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘The Lone Ranger’

April 10, 1944: Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 10, 1944

Here’s another political cartoon by Edmund Waller “Ted” Gale, formerly of The Times, who moved to the Examiner. “There’s a Burma Girl a-Settin’ ” refers to the poem “Mandalay” by Rudyard Kipling. April 10, 1944 JUST THE DAY BEFORE JOAN … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood by Sidney Skolsky, April 9, 1944

April 9, 1944 Sidney Skolsky says: In “Objective Burma,” there is a soldier named Cesar Negulesco who is described as being “very concerned about his lack of experience with women,” which is a rib directed at wolf Jean Negulesco. From … Continue reading

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