1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, Sept. 16, 1944

Sept. 16, 1944, Comics

Sept. 16, 1944

Danton Walker says: Frank Sinatra’s father has just been made chief of the Fire Department of Hoboken, N.J., in case you care.

Louella Parsons says: A scout in New York telegraphed that Sidney Kingsley, the playwright, has just signed a $100,000 deal with MGM to write an original. Kingsley is just out of the Army on a medical discharge and the Hollywood deal will be the first thing he has done since he donned uniform. With such plays as “Dead End,” “Men in White” and “The Patriots,” which were hits on Broadway, naturally he was in immediate demand.

Lucille Ball has gone to Las Vegas, but not for a hurried divorce as reported. She’ll get her freedom right here … The love scene Charlie Chaplin and Oona O’Neill put on at the Vine Street Derby had many fascinated onlookers … Greta Garbo, lunching at a Sunset Boulevard restaurant with Haylord Hauser, was absolutely unrecognized. She wore last year’s straw hat and a raincoat … Cheryl Crane paid her mother, Lana Turner, a visit on the set and for the first time Lana had to take a back seat. Her daughter stole the thunder.

VIRGO: Keen intuition and ingeniousness — both inborn in Virgo — can lead you successfully. In familiar matters, work, other activities for which you are trained you can especially advance.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer via Fultonhistory.com.

Sept. 16, 1944, Horoscope

Sept. 16, 1944, Danton Walker

Sept. 16, 1944, Louella Parsons

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2 Responses to 1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, Sept. 16, 1944

  1. Dan says:

    Boy, Danton Walker had no time for Sinatra. Each reference to Blue Eyes is followed by “if you care”, or some such. Odd since this time period precedes Sinatra’s career eclipse, doesn’t it?


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