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1944 in Print — Hollywood by Sidney Skolsky, April 24, 1944

April 24, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, April 24 – A funny play could be written about the Hungarian scenario writers in Hollywood. Every time I pick up a trade paper I read where a Ladislaus has sold a story to a studio. … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 24, 1944

April 24, 1944 AT DINNER THE OTHER EVENING Sid Grauman started talking about “Turn in the Road,” which he bought about 12 years ago after it had taken in $400,000. Sid said he had had several offers for his play, … Continue reading

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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 — 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 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 — 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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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 9, 1944

April 9, 1944 “A man is downstairs with a black eye,” announced Collins, my butler, who in the nine years he has been with me has seen many stars come through that front door. From the Milwaukee Sentinel.

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 8, 1944

Why look! It’s our old friend cartoonist Edmund Waller “Ted” Gale, who left The Times to go to the Los Angeles Examiner. In 1944, April 8 was Holy Saturday and the papers are full of stories and ads for Easter. … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood by Sidney Skolsky, April 4, 1944

April 4, 1944 Billy Wilder’s handwriting, though it looks neat, is almost undecipherable. He sent a memo on “Double Indemnity” to Buddy De Silva which was returned because it was too difficult to read. Wilder answered, “I know what I … Continue reading

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