Stories of the Year — 1943

Happy New Year’s Eve 1943 from the pen of Ernie Bushmiller!

Dec. 31, 1943, Biggest Stories of the Year

Dec. 31, 1943: The Times lists the top stories of 1943. For Los Angeles, that included Zoot Suit Riots (June 7), the 48-hour work week (July 21) and Frank Sinatra at the Hollywood Bowl (Aug. 11).

Film columnist Philip K. Scheuer goes through his calendar, listing what he considered the hits and duds for every month of the year. The titles will challenge all but the hardest-core TCM fans. For every “Casablanca” or “Ox Bow Incident” there’s half a dozen “Chetniks” (later titled “The Fighting Guerrillas”) or “Lucky Jordan.”

Dec. 31, 1943, Biggest Stories of the Year

Dec. 26, 1943, best films of the year

Dec. 26, 1943, Best Films of the Year

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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2 Responses to Stories of the Year — 1943

  1. Benito says:

    “Metro recognized the Negro’s place in the film’s firmament”…? Oy.


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