Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, April 28, 1941

  April 28, 1941, Comics  

  April 28, 1941, Nazi Film  

April 28, 1941: Irvin S. Cobb fills in for Lee Shippey, who is still recovering from surgery.
Tom Treanor files a report from a press junket to Venezuela, saying that reporters are treating it as a vacation while the sponsors consider it serious business. The trip was organized by Standard Oil, the Grace Line and “various business interests," Treanor said.

That George Raft-Edward G. Robinson feud has become so venomous that their portable dressing rooms have now been moved to opposite sides of the stage, Jimmie Fidler says.

I can find no further information about “Dr. Koch,” the purported Nazi film that was banned from being shown at the Pacific Electric Theater,  627 S. Los Angeles St. It might be “Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes.”


  April 28, 1941, Lee Shippey  

  April 28, 1941, Tom Treanor  
  April 28, 1941, Jimmie Fidler  

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1 Response to Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, April 28, 1941

  1. RJ says:

    That feud between Raft and Robinson was on the set of “Manpower”. My uncle Mack and Ward Bond had to pull them apart when they got into a fist fight. I forget who started it but someone was pushing someone else too hard in the scene. Raft had gotten Bogart fired off the picture believe it or not, this was before “Maltese Falcon” made him a superstar and at that time Raft was above Bogart in star billing. Robinson replaced him. Virginia Hill is in Manpower in a quick cameo as a bar waitress or hatcheck girl. In the bar fight, Raft hands a piece of a broken chair to her before he exits the club. He got her a bit in the film as a favor to Siegel. Maybe 5 to 7 seconds total screen time. If you blink, you’ll miss her.


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