Sept. 12, 1944
Danton Walker says: Huge orders for railroad cars, motors, trucks, etc., have already arrived here from France, first indication of U.S. industry’s bite of postwar business.
Louella Parsons says: Hunt Stromberg’s plan to make “Blood and Guts” is a natural. Of course, it’s the life story of Lt. Gen. George S. Patton Jr., and the way he took the American Army right through the German lines. Hunt has contacted Mrs. Patton and he hopes to be able to get some data from the general, if the war is over as soon as we all hope. Bob Considine has been contacted to write the script. Charles Bickford, rough and ready, will have the role of the great soldier. Gen. Patton, to whom war comes first, won the respect of his men, and their unanimous support, even after the much publicized “slap” episode.
Through the grapevine, ’tis whispered Capt. Ronald Reagan, who has been in the service since the beginning of the war, may be out the first of the year. He has a wife and child. If this is true, Ronnie will probably resume his movie career in “The Voice of the Turtle,” which is a natural for him.
VIRGO: No vestpocket effort or half-hearted try will accomplish a thing. Big business needs big action, anticipation and above average comprehension. All these and more you can deliver.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer via Fultonhistory.com.