Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, June 1, 1941


  June 1, 1941, Iraq Conquered by British Troops  

  image June 1, 1941, Streetcar  
  June 1, 1941, Streetcar
June 1, 1941, Streetcar

June 1, 1941: LONDON, May 31. (AP)– German airmen who went belatedly to Iraq to bolster the Axis-inspired war against Britain were reported fleeing the country tonight as Iraqi resistance collapsed. British imperial advance forces entered the disorderly capital of Bagdad.

Lee Shippey says the  argument in the Seymour house always begins in May: Should we turn off the furnace? 

Probably you've seen some of the new jukebox "soundies" and formed your own opinion of them. I've just previewed 24 at one sitting, all produced by composer Sam Coslow, and I'm convinced that big movie moguls, instead of regarding them with contempt, should give them special attention, Jimmie Fidler says.



  June 1, 1941, Lee Shippey  

  June 1, 1941, Tom Treanor  
  June 1, 1941, Jimmie Fidler  

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2 Responses to Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, June 1, 1941

  1. Sam Flowers says:

    Try “Soundies” on YouTube if you have never seen one. They were played on a coin op machine called a Panoram.


  2. Mary mallory says:

    Fidler is so right about the soundies, they are very entertaining. Not only do they capture young talent, but people of color that otherwise might have been excluded and top talent as well. Some of these films are the only filmic record we have of some of the groups.


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