1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, May 2, 1944



May 2, 1944

THE MANY AND ASSORTED RUMORS that James Cagney has signed with this or that studio are all denied by his brother Bill, who says five stories are lined up to star Jimmy for his independent company. Says Bill: “If we get an outside offer that is terrific. I won’t say that Jimmy won’t be interested, but we are committed to United Artists to turn over ‘Bugles in the Afternoon,’ a historical novel by Ernest Hayeux. Then there is ‘Blood on the Sun,’ ‘Only the Valiant’ ‘Port Royal’ and an untitled murder mystery. Also, we’ll make ‘The Stray Lamb,’ the Thornton Smith comedy, without Jimmy. Altogether, these pictures represent an outlay of about $10 million.”

From the Milwaukee Sentinel.

May 2, 1944, Louella Parsons

Louella Parons, May 2, 1944


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2 Responses to 1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, May 2, 1944

  1. Lamar says:

    Elyse Knox & Tom Harmon are Mark Harmon’s parents. He looks like his Mom.


  2. Benito says:

    Jimmy Cagney was far ahead of his time: starting his own production company, a tactic which the studios hated; moving to the East Coast to keep his Japanese servant out of the camps; building his own dojo to practice martial arts; and much more. Source? His autobiography.


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