L.A. Studebaker Plant Converts to War Production

Jan. 22, 1942: Chika Takamoto and Ryohei Tanaka are in jail for violating the federal ban on Japanese Americans possessing cameras or radios.

Studebaker Pacific manufactures its last passenger car and converts to defense work “for the duration.”

The Times publishes a promotional ad on the benefits of newspapers:

Note well that your newspaper contains TWO KINDS of news

The facts, good or bad, you cannot dodge. You may change them, as you change public officials, laws, customs, habits every day. But don’t deny them or hide from them. That is dynamite.

The opinions, right or wrong, are there because every man has opinions. And in AMERICA, every man has a right to his opinions. But don’t accept every opinion blindly. That is dynamite.

Eastside Beer says that buying beer by the case saves paper bags. It’s patriotic!

“Babes on Broadway” opens in Los Angeles


Jimmie Fidler says: The young Scotsman who supplied comedy in “Target for Tonight” (he was unnamed as were all in the film) has been killed in action over Germany.

Jan. 22, 1942, Studebaker

Jan. 22, 1942, The Newspaper
Jan. 22, 1942, Eastside Beer

Jan. 22, 1942, Jimmie Fidler

Jan. 22, 1942, Babes on Broadway

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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2 Responses to L.A. Studebaker Plant Converts to War Production

  1. sherry says:

    Love these!


  2. Benito says:

    One of the stars of Babes on Broadway is Richard Quine, a mystery photo of the week. PS Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland do a big song and dance number in black face and yes, it is painful.


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