Category Archives: Politics

Left in Car While Mother Goes Dancing, Boy, 6, Drinks Fatal Shot of Whiskey

Harry Truman, friend of libraries! Sept. 5, 1944 Maria Fierro of 879 1/2 Lookout Drive decided to go dancing with Robert Fierro (apparently her brother) and Robert Gomez at a cafe in the 4600 block of Brooklyn Avenue (now Cesar … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, Aug. 21, 1944

The churning craft on the cover are amphibious tractors, sometimes called “alligators.” The alligator, armed with machine guns, is designed to carry small loads of troops through the water to an enemy beach and, if possible, to carry them through … Continue reading

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GOP Picks Dewey in Race for President; California Gov. Warren Rejects Draft Movement

  June 29, 1944 I need to do a little catching up on national politics, with the Republican National Convention, which was held in Chicago. Of course, the convention was covered by Times political editor Kyle Palmer and as usual, … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, July 9, 1944

July 9, 1944 HOLLYWOOD — Politics is not my dish of tea. I write about the movies and love them. But I was knee deep in governors, senators and their wives while attending the Republican National Convention in Chicago and … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 29, 1944

March 29, 1944 The Private Papers of a Cub Reporter The following is an editorial from the St. Louis Star-Times titled: “Dies Committee’s Un-American Investigation of Winchell” … “The Dies committee to investigate Un-American activities, in the course of its … Continue reading

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In 1944 in Print — Walter Winchell vs. Rep. Martin Dies

March 27, 1944 Rep. Martin Dies (D-Texas), the head of the House un-American Activities Committee, goes on the radio to accuse Walter Winchell of being used by “one of the most sinister forces this nation ever faced.” Dies called this … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — The Lyons Den, March 23, 1944

March 23, 1944 When Walter Winchell didn’t file a column, the St. Petersburg Times ran Leonard Lyons’ “The Lyons Den” instead. All of which will be explained in a few days. At Mrs. Evelyn Walsh McLean’s party in Washington, Rep. … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 22, 1944

March 22, 1944 Man About Town Lyle Talbot is getting used to civilian life with Judy Cook … Vaughn Paul, the ex of Deanna Durbin, is trying to make Joy Barlow his next … The Humphrey Bogarts are gunning for … 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 20, 1944

March 20, 1944 Portraits of Patriots Jerome Hartman: 44-year-old lieutenant commander U.S.N… Hails from Dayton, Ohio … When World War I was over, he became a resident M.D. at the veterans’ hospital in Ohio. For five years, he devoted himself … 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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Walter Winchell, Drew Pearson Accused of ‘Smear Campaign,’ March 14, 1944

March 14, 1944 As you may have noticed, Walter Winchell has been taking frequent blasts at Congress. Now the legislators have fired back. In an AP story from Washington, Republican Rep. Clare Hoffman of Michigan charges that union leaders, Communists … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, Feb. 28, 1944

Feb. 28, 1944: Ella Raines, star of “Phantom Lady,”  gets the cover photo. Life looks at the emerging race for the Republican candidate to challenge Franklin Roosevelt for a fourth term in the 1944 presidential election, with Thomas E. Dewey … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 26, 1944

Feb. 26, 1944 To a Titian-Haired Bride On Monday, Rep Rankin inserted into the Congressional Record his daily diatribe against this columnist… Rep. Adolph Sabath (Ill.) made reply to the honorable gentleman from Mississippi as follows in part: ”A few … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 25, 1944

Feb. 25, 1944 Dear. Mr. President This is more than an accusation against Franco the Fascist. It is a bill of particulars for the Senate and House foreign relations committee. It screams for investigation … Right now an American ambassador … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Committee for the First Amendment Defends Free Speech

Herbert Biberman, one of the Hollywood 10, courtesy of Mary Mallory. In times of social uncertainty and economic malaise, those in fear often turn to discriminating, finger pointing, blame and stonewalling, claiming “the other” is destroying livelihoods, ways of life, … 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. 20, 1944

Feb. 20, 1944 We are clearly working up to Walter Winchell’s clash with Congress next month (that is, March 1944). The Private Papers of a Cub Reporter Winchell quotes a piece from Princeton Republican, an Illinois paper. “Last Thursday, the … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Assassination Remembered, April 14, 1915

Eve Golden poses an interesting question: How did America observe the 50th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination?

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