1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 30, 1944

April 30, 1944, Daylight Bombing of Berlin

April 30, 1944

The U.S. loses 63 bombers and 14 fighters in a daylight raid on Berlin. The Nazis lost 88 aircraft. Meanwhile, the RAF made its 16th consecutive nighttime raid on Germany.


Louella Parsons interviews Irving Cummings, who received the Thomas A. Edison award for achievement after directing “Alexander Graham Bell.”

He says his favorite film was “The White Parade.” “We wrote that on the set and it developed into an unexpected hit,” he said. “You know, I did eight straight musicals and I told Darryl Zanuck I just wouldn’t make another one. I was beginning to get typed. Darryl agreed with me.

From the Milwaukee Sentinel.


April 30, 1944, Louella Parsons


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