1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, Oct. 3, 1944

Oct. 3, 1944, Comics

Oct. 3, 1944

Walter Winchell says: You probably have been frightened no little in the past two years by the many articles which threatened inflation … The following (from Fortune) was reprinted in The Reader’s Digest in 1934:

By next June our public debt will be approximately what it was in 1919. We have borne it before without staggering and can probably do so again. A lover of statistics has calculated that the United States could run a deficit of five billions a year for 132 years before becoming as insolvent as France was when she succumbed to her great postwar inflation.

Louella Parsons says: All of Fred Allen’s funniest jokes have been about Jack Benny, and vice versa. The feud between these two has gone on for years, beautiful insults hurled in every direction, so I wasn’t surprised when told Jack will play himself in Fred’s movie, “It’s in the Bag.” It’s a nice lineup, with Rudy Vallee playing the singing waiter and William Bendix in an important role.

Danton Walker says: Complaints of civilians who have had to wait while Nazi prisoners are fed in dining cars have resulted in a new ruling; hereafter the prisoners must remain in their guarded cars and eat out of waxed paper boxes.

LIBRA: Private interests may be disquieting in outlook. That’s just a matter of how you view tasks. Your talents used diplomatically and undauntedly can progress.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer via Fultonhistory.com.

Oct. 3, 1944, Horoscope

Oct. 3, 1944, Horoscope

Oct. 3, 1944, Walter Winchell
Oct. 3, 1944, Louella Parsons

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4 Responses to 1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, Oct. 3, 1944

  1. mandymarie20 says:

    I adore Jack Benny and the feud between Benny and Allen is one of the best comic feuds of all time. Hilarious! In fact, they were good friends and it was all a shtick. I’m not a fan of Fred Allen, but many of the characters on his show ended up as iconic Warner Brothers characters like Foghorn Leghorn.


  2. That Orphan Annie frame is hilarious.


  3. JAMES says:

    This reminds me of a true story about some Nazi prisoners being transported by bus to a prison camp in Texas. They stopped to feed the prisoners at a roadside café. The Nazis were allowed to eat inside but the guards had to wait outside and were not served food. The guards were all black. One of those guards latter headed the Florida NAACP and often told the story.


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