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Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Aug. 9, 1940

August 9, 2010 | 11:29 am

Aug. 9, 1940, Jimmie Fidler

Aug. 9, 1940, Tom Treanor

Tom Treanor, who was killed covering World War II for The Times, decides that four weeks in Lisbon is enough and manages to get on a plane for Rome.

Aug. 9, 1940: "Orson Welles is far ahead of shooting schedule on his first pic; if he keeps it up a lot of us wisecrackers will eat crow," Jimmie Fidler says.