1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 29, 1944


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.

From the St. Petersburg Times.

Feb. 29, 1944, Walter Winchell

Feb. 29, 1944, Walter Winchell

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