Sept. 9, 1944
Danton Walker says: Jackie Gleason (“Follow the Girls”), who originally got his start in burlesque, will play the role of a press agent for a burlesque company in his first picture for 20th Century-Fox.
Louella Parsons says: Maj. Frank Lloyd returns to Hollywood and inactive duty next Thursday. He has been decorated for distinguished service in the South Pacific, and has had an enviable war record. With victory so close, Frank, along with some of the older Hollywood men, is now out of the service and ready to resume his prewar job.
Frank’s first motion picture deal is with William Cagney. He’ll direct James Cagney in “Blood on the Sun.” As soon as he takes off his uniform he will go to work getting the Cagney movie in readiness for the screen.
Lt. Ty Power is spending his leave with Annabella in New York … Jean Negulesco and Ilona Massey are now an item … Ward Bond, on crutches, received a royal welcome at the Clover Club — his first appearance since his accident.
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From the Philadelphia Inquirer via Fultonhistory.com.