June 20, 1944
HOLLYWOOD, JUNE 19 — Seein’ is believin’ as the saying goes, and the other day I saw figures of the actual breakdown on the Warners fan mail. Lo and behold, leading all the others was Dennis Morgan. I am going to admit I am surprised. Not that Dennis isn’t a good actor and a handsome gent, but he has never had the cream of Warners’ stories, and I think the studio would be the first to admit that.
Hah! Funny- You think Warner’s pub dept trumped up those stats? I sure do! Hedda would not have fallen for it prob and had more digs to take. I read the Times in the 40s and only rarely read the Examiner so I was a Heada person all the years when these 2 ladies went head to head for readership. Have to admit even as a kid, I read the advice and gossip columns first even before the comics!
Interesting you should say that. Hedda led her column with a Dennis Morgan item on June 24. I’ll post it just for you. 🙂