Roundup of Aliens Overwhelms L.A. Jails, Dec. 13, 1941

Dec. 13, 1941, War News
Dec. 13, 1941, Comics

Garden of the Moon

Dec. 13, 1941: The Daily Mirror HQ was thrilled to see a brief appearance by Jimmie Fidler in “Garden of the Moon,” so here he is, in case you ever wondered what he looked like.

On the jump:

Times artist Charles Owens provides a map of the latest war news.

President Roosevelt announces that the military will not release casualty lists to avoid giving information to the enemy. Military personnel will notify families directly, and the news media will only be given totals of casualties. Roosevelt also asked the news media to stop compiling its own casualty lists from death notices submitted by relatives.

Frank Capra, a math instructor in the military during World War I, is expecting to be called for the Army Signal Corps.

Chief County Jailer William J. Bright says authorities have arrested so many suspected enemy Japanese (345), Germans (82) and Italians (14) that the county jails are being forced to move other inmates to prison farms, The Times says.

Jose Ferrer and Ruth Wilk announce the withdrawal of the Broadway play “The Admiral Had a Wife,” Lowell Barrington’s comedy about Pearl Harbor. The play dealt with a socially ambitious Navy wife who wants to advance the rank of her husband, a lieutenant. The play got mixed reviews in Baltimore and was revised after the war as “Commander’s Wife.”

Jimmie Fidlersays that Hugh Herbert is tired of his eight-year stint of saying “woo-woo” after an unplanned moment caught on camera while shooting the 1933 film “Diplomaniacs.”

And, “the better local niteries are frowning on femmes who step out in slacks,” Fidler says.

Dec. 13, 1941, War Map

Dec. 13, 1941, Casualty Lists

Dec. 13, 1941, Frank Capra

Dec. 13, 1941, Admiral Had a Wife

Dec. 13, 1941, Prisoners
Dec. 13, 1941, Jimmie Fidler

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