Note: This is the last of the Sidney Skolsky columns for a while. There are no online issues of the Miami News for May 1944, so that’s it until June. What do you think of Skolsky? Is he a keeper?
April 30, 1944
HOLLYWOOD, April 29 — The movies have aided the war in many ways. American Cinematographer explains that Wallace Beery’s picture “Hell Divers” “is more responsible than any other factor for the design and principles of the present aerial machine gun movie camera.”
I remember reading sidney some years back. I always liked that he had a genuine wit…and I suspected that not many other readers “got it.” …in other words he appealled to me on a very personal level. (That is if there are two L’s in appealled.If not I stand uncorrected).
Keep Skolsky ? Why not?
I am not feeling it, I was happy when you brought Skolsky back but I just am not impressed
Skolsky “filters” and spins less than the other gossip columnists, so he’s a keeper. PS TCM recently showed Hell Divers . Clark Gable was also in that movie. Excellent camera work aboard the biplanes and the USS Saratoga, a converted cruiser. We even see a dirigible land on and take off from her deck!