L.A. Man Takes Fight Over Dog License to U.S. Supreme Court

Nov. 26, 1941, Comics

1203 Innes Ave., Los Angeles, CA
Photo: The 1200 block of Innes Avenue, home of the George F. Harrington/Kitty HQ, via Google Street View.

Nov. 26, 1941: Kitty may not be a typical name for a dog – but then George F. Harrington is an unusual fellow, for he claims that owning a dog is a constitutional right. Threatened with a 30-day jail sentence for not licensing Kitty, Harrington took his battle to the U.S. Supreme Court, which refused to hear his case. Harrington, of 1203 Innes Ave., decided to pay the $4 fee and take his fight to Sacramento.

Jean Renoir’s “Swamp Water,” with Walter Brennan, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews and Walter Huston, is opening at Grauman’s Chinese and Lowe’s State.

Jimmie Fidler replies to a reader from South Bend, Ind., who says: “I think the Hays office is right in banning sweaters. You should hear the boys whoop and holler when one appears on the screen.” Well, boys will be boys and Hollywood prospers on whoops and hollers, Jimmie says.

Nov. 26, 1941, Dog License
Nov. 26, 1941, Dog License

Nov. 26, 1941, Swamp Water


About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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