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A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

February 2, 2010 | 12:00 pm


Feb. 2, 1940: Now here’s an interesting line from Hedda Hopper, who is normally a real flag-waver.  “Gold Star Mothers are steering clear of 'The Fighting 69th.' Most of them won't see the picture, even on a pass, saying their sons died for no good reason and, but for a lot of cheers, they'd be plain mothers, not Gold Star Mothers today.”