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A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

December 10, 2009 | 12:00 pm

Dec. 10, 1947, Hedda Hopper 
Nov. 8, 1947, Talk o' the Town Dec. 10, 1947: Peggy Cleary's restaurant, Talk O’ the Town, gets plenty of talk, especially on Wednesday nights when she shows old pictures. Last week "The Covered Wagon" was shown there and had the crowds roaring. The screen reflected the stamp of a rugged individualist, Jim Cruze, who directed the picture.

And C.S. Forester is here conferring with Bette Davis about "The African Queen!"