Feb. 29, 1944
As you may have noticed from all the gags on the radio shows, 1944 was a leap year — unlike 2014. Here’s the extra Walter Winchell column.
Notes of an Innocent Bystander
The First Nights: In the cinema places “Lady in the Dark” (patterned from the stage hit of the same title) is still a good show, this time with Ginger Rogers playing the role created by Gertrude Lawrence. The film is marked by tons of splendor … Ray Milland (who haunts Miss Rogers’ dreams in the above film) also stars in “The Uninvited.” This is a chiller that yells with both lungs — nothing namby-pamby about its spookiness. You’re glad when the lights come on.
The Intelligentsia: Newsweek’s Raymond Moley has 100,000 words in his book, “The Hays Office,” which Bobbs-Merrill will publish. Mr. Moley has taken several years to do it.