Met Takes Masterworks Off Display for the Duration

May 26, 1942, Comics

When Milton Caniff hasn’t filled up the panel with dialogue balloons – which is most of the time – he’s quite a dramatic artist.

May 26, 1942: Edwin Schallert visits New York and writes about a promotional tour for “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” which arrived on the 20th Century Limited with Lt. Col. Jack L. Warner and his wife, plus Alan Ladd — who is promoting “The Gun for Hire” — and his wife, Sue Carol.   Guests at the gala for “Yankee Doodle Dandy” are paying $17,500 ($247,023.77 USD 2012) a ticket, Schallert says.

Schallert notes that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has taken many of its masterworks off display because of the war.

Branding your tires with your license plate number is a way to foil thieves!

“The Spoilers” is opening at the Pantages Hollywood and RKO Hillstreet. Interestingly enough, along with the revival of “The Gold Rush,” “Gone With the Wind” is coming back for a limited engagement.

May 26, 1942, The Spoilers

May 26, 1942, Edwin Schallert


May 26, 1942, Edwin Schallert

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2 Responses to Met Takes Masterworks Off Display for the Duration

  1. Bartstar says:

    I was surprised to see the film on the 2nd half of the double bill, “Butch Minds the Baby” starred “Brod” Crawford. I always knew him as Broderick Crawford for those old reruns of Highway Patrol. Apparently earlier in his career he went by Brod and only later as Broderick.

    While doing some research I stumbled upon the story of Virginia Rangle.
    Virginia was a stripper who was obsessed with Broderick Crawford, While he was out of the country, she convinced a moving company that she was Mrs. Crawford and she and a friend emptying Crawford’s house of $25,000 worth of furniture. She sold some and moved the rest to her mother’s house. She was quickly arrested but I don’t know the final disposition of the case.


  2. CraigDeco says:

    The ‘secret place’ the Met’s masterpieces moved to was the incomparable Edward Stotesbury
    estate, ‘Whitemarsh Hall’ in Wyndmoor, PA.(just north of the Philadelphia city line). The estate
    was the third largest home every built in the United States, and was called ‘The Versailles of America’. Below is a link to an amazing site about this magnificent estate- it tells the story of
    the Met storing the paintings(and the machine guns mounted on the roof as well). Sadly, the
    mansion is no longer with us, but the masterpieces survive.


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