1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, July 22, 1944

July 22, 1944, Comics

July 22, 1944

Mr. Winkle Goes to War” has set Jack Moss in solid as a producer at Columbia – so solid that his next will be “Pal Joey.” The Broadway stage hit has nothing to do with Pal Joey Stalin, but was the show that first brought Gene Kelly to fame, fortune and fans. Need I add that Mr. Moss, who used to be Gary Cooper’s manager before he took up producing, is keeping his fingers crossed very tightly, hoping to get Gene for the movie version. That might not be such a shot in the dark as you might suppose, because MGM loaned Kelly to Columbia for “Cover Girl,” and look what happened.

(Of course, “Pal Joey” didn’t get made until 1957 with Frank Sinatra.)

Trixie Friganza has donated her money to the Church and is living at the Sacred Heart Convent.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer via Fultonhistory.com.

July 22, 1944, Louella Parsons

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