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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, July 24, 1944

July 24, 1944 Jeanette MacDonald’s absence from all social activities this summer is explained. She opens with the Chicago Civic Opera Co. in November and she has been studying hard with Lotte Lehman and her teacher of many years, Grace … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, July 23, 1944

  July 23, 1944 The conversation I had with Bing Crosby several days ago was not about the world-famous crooner, the man who is already mentioned for this year’s Oscar because of his performance in “Going My Way.” It5 was … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, July 22, 1944

July 22, 1944 Mr. Winkle Goes to War” has set Jack Moss in solid as a producer at Columbia – so solid that his next will be “Pal Joey.” The Broadway stage hit has nothing to do with Pal Joey … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, July 18, 1944

July 18, 1944 One of the most startling medical books of recent years is “Kaiser Wakes the Doctors.” It succeeded in getting its author, Paul De Kruif, in the center of a storm with the American Medical Association. I have … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip, by Louella Parsons, July 17, 1944

July 17, 1944 Lana Turner, as Bunny Smith, the public stenographer, is only one of the star parts in “Week-End at the Waldorf.” In the script, which Sam and Bella Spivak have just completed, there are at least eight other … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, July 16, 1944

July 16, 1944 Louella Parsons says: Diana Lynn, who has been everyone’s kid sister in movies on the Paramount lot, has at long last gone glamorous. The dazzling young lady with the blonde curls and the black lace form-fitting dress … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, July 15, 1944

July 15, 1944: Our women are really going places and doing big things in the movies. Just today I learned that Kay Francis reports Sept. 1 at Monogram Studios as co-producer of “Divorce.” Jeffrey Bernerd, who has done so much … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, July 12, 1944

July 12, 1944 If and when Robert Cummings is free from his Universal troubles he will make a picture for Harold Lloyd. Harold, who is just back from a Shrine convention in the East, cannot discuss the Cummings deal because … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, July 11, 1944

July 11, 1944 The highly successful Gertrude Niesen musical “Follow the Girls” will be filmed by Ben Bogeaus, head of General Service Studio. David Wolper, the producer, has been here talking price to Bogeaus and the money paid is said … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, July 10, 1944

July 10, 1944 I’LL ADMIT I am surprised that Humphrey Bogart’s suspension at Warners has gone on this long. Usually Bogey and the bosses kiss and make up by this time. But so far no armistice. In fact, John Garfield … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, July 9, 1944

July 9, 1944 Hey, look! It’s our old pal Jimmy (Jimmie) Fidler! Hollywood, July 8 — Some months ago, a group of prominent stars, producers, directors and studio executives formed the Motion Picture Alliance. Their organization, officially designed to combat … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, July 8, 1944

July 8, 1944 HOLLYWOOD — Mary Pickford tells me the new musical version of “Rain” is not the first Broadway show in which she has been financially interested. “I angeled ‘New Faces,’ ” she said, “out of which came Henry … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Looking at Hollywood by Hedda Hopper, July 3, 1944

July 3, 1944 Officers from Pasadena, Glendale and Los Angeles County join to recover four safes that had been dumped in the San Fernando Reservoir by a gang of thieves. The safecrackers specialized in stealing a small safe, loading it … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Looking at Hollywood by Hedda Hopper, July 2, 1944

July 2, 1944 Hedda Hopper says that some of the greatest of Hollywood veterans have been around so long that nobody takes them seriously anymore. Like Charles Laughton.

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, June 25, 1944

June 25, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, JUNE 24 —  A studious appearing quiet young man is gray eyed Alexander Knox, who, out of hundreds of applicants, was chosen by Darryl Zanuck to play “Wilson.” From the Milwaukee Sentinel.

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1944 in Print — Looking at Hollywood by Hedda Hopper, June 24, 1944

June 24, 1944 I rarely run Hedda Hopper, but since Beachgal said Hedda would have never fallen for Warners’ publicity on Dennis Morgan, here she is, leading her column with… guess who. Hedda Hopper says: Dennis Morgan has come up … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Dorothy Manners, June 24, 1944

June 24, 1944 Dorothy Manners, filling in for her boss Louella Parsons, says: HOLLYWOOD, JUNE 23 —  A sudden shuffle in the casting of “Experiment Perilous” brings out some interesting news. George Brent will play the hero role opposite Hedy … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, June 20, 1944

June 20, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, JUNE 19 – Seein’ is believin’ as the saying goes, and the other day I saw figures of the actual breakdown on the Warners fan mail. Lo and behold, leading all the others was Dennis Morgan. … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, June 19, 1944

June 19, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, June 18 – (INS) Bing Crosby gets his way — meaning an “unknown” plays the title role in “The Great John L.” Greg McClure is the lucky gent. He’s a 26-year-old Irishman, built like an “ad” … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, June 17, 1944

June 17, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, June 16 — My old friend Ralph Wheelright, whom I have known since he was in the MGM publicity department and before that, when he was one of the Los Angeles Examiner’s star reporters, takes another … Continue reading

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