Oct. 7, 1941: You’re probably wondering how fast Blanche Roberts was driving. The story doesn’t say anything more specific than “an exceedingly low rate of speed” on the Calabasas Grade. Apparently no one thought to query the reporter — the “women drivers” gag was good enough.
Tom Treanor says a radio announcer jinxed Dodgers pitcher Hugh Casey in the third game of the World Series, which the Yankees won, 2-1. Casey took over as reliever after Fred Fitzsimmons was struck in the knee by a line drive from Yankee pitcher Marius Russo.
Warner Bros. “The Maltese Falcon” (Humphrey Bogart – Mary Astor) — A “whodunit” chiller that will make theater cooling systems unnecessary, Jimmie Fidler says.