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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 27, 1944

March 27, 1944 Broadway Alien She was once taken to a New York nightclub on New Year’s Eve and didn’t enjoy herself … She believes everything she reads in the movie mags… The only time she stays up all night … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 21, 1944

March 21, 1944 Notes of an Innocent Bystander The Wireless: Cong. Dies, who riles easy, is demagoging at a couple of news broadcasters. Now he intends to ask the stations, he says, if they are willing “to afford maligned persons … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 18, 1944

March 18, 1944 Broadway Ballad Novelette: Irving Berlin arrived the other day from England with messages for kin and loved ones of members of “This Is the Army.” Berlin phoned parents, wives, sweethearts and pals, and took down messages to … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 17, 1944

March 17, 1944: New York Newsreel Faces About Town: Capt. Clark Gable and pretty Virginia Grey. Their chums say, “This is it!” … Lovely Ann Mace, Billy Rose’s tallest showgirl. Her groom, Lt. Al Downs of Westchester, has the miseries … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 16, 1944

March 16, 1944 Notes of a Newspaperman A newspaperman and radio reporter is as much a part of our political scheme as the statesman, politician and the dime-a-dozen misfits who make the news … As such the reporter should be … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 15, 1944

March 15, 1944 Man About Town Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt (newspaper row hears) is fed up with the way some syndicate clients chop her column to appease local subscribers … Drew Pearson made the identical squawk. Pearson’s beef was that some … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 14, 1944

March 14, 1944 Notes of an Innocent Bystander The First Nights: Of which the week had none. The current season is one of the wackiest on record, crazier than some of the shows, but not much. There are 30 attractions … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 13, 1944

March 13, 1944 Memos of a First Nighter One of the strange quirks about the acting profession is that anecdotes about stars are remembered long after their most thrilling performances are forgotten … Theatrical historians have devoted more space to … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 8, 1944

March 8, 1944 Man About Town Adelaide Norris is crowding Cholly McCarthy off Edgar Bergen’s spacious lap … Those 31 persons rounded up Saturday by the G-Men (for allegedly peddling illegal railway reservations in Florida) tittered at the warning here … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 6, 1944

March 6, 1944 Broadway Ballad The Orchid Garden: Zanuck’s newest click, “The Purple Heart.” The author is listed as Melville Crossman. That’s Zanuck … Editorial Dept. Novelette: It happened in the city room of one of the Big Town gazettes … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ March 1, 1944

March 1, 1944 Man About Town Norma Shearer is expected to resume her screen career in the role of Katy (the mother) in “Tree Grows in Brooklyn” … Franz Werfel, author of “Song of Bernadette” (after two heart attacks), is … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 29, 1944

Feb. 29, 1944 As you may have noticed from all the gags on the radio shows, 1944 was a leap year — unlike 2014. Here’s the extra Walter Winchell column. Notes of an Innocent Bystander The First Nights: In the … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 28, 1944

Feb. 28, 1944 Man With a Press Pass in His Hat At about 8:30 the other Monday night (during a heavy rainstorm) a packed Amsterdam Avenue trolley stopped at 128th Street. The conductor got out — went to a bar … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 24, 1944

Feb. 24, 1944 Portrait of a Man Reading the Newspaper An editorial attacking the presence at Tehran of Pvt. Robert Hopkins, son of Harry Hopkins, said: “If the fathers of all the other Army privates followed Harry’s example, everybody except … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 22, 1944

Feb. 22, 1944 Notes of an Innocent Bystander The Magic Lanterns: Warner Bros., old hands at cinematizing the news tickers, have decided that the Free French need a little attention. Vichy being a villain made to order. They’ve got it … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 21, 1944

Feb. 21, 1944 Man With a Press Pass in His Hat Midtown Vignette: They can point him out to you at the Stork Club … His recent antics there (around cocktail time) have those-in-the-know in stitches … One of those … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 18, 1944

Feb. 18, 1944 Tales of the Town Robert Ripley’s exploiter reports that Ripley is the researcher on it … That Herr Goering’s first name, Herman, came from a Jewish doctor, Herman Eppstein, of Tyrol, Austria … Goering’s father was governor … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 15, 1944

Feb. 15, 1944: Notes of an Innocent Bystander “The Sullivans” …  This is the movies’ memorial to the five Sullivan boys who died in the same sea action. It’s tender and moving and resists the temptation to cry too much. … Continue reading

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