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Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Feb. 14, 1941

February 14, 2011 | 11:15 am





  Feb. 14, 1941, Britain Nears War With Japan  

  Feb. 11, 1921, Gasoline Alley

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Feb. 11, 1921, Gasoline Alley

Feb. 11, 1921, Gasoline Alley

Feb. 11, 1921, Gasoline Alley

Feb. 11, 1921, Gasoline Alley
 


Feb. 14, 1941: “Gasoline Alley” celebrates the 20th anniversary of the arrival of Skeezix Wallet. And here’s a mystery for cartoon historians: Although the anniversary is usually listed as Feb. 14, 1921, the actual publication date in The Times was Feb. 11, 1921. Walt Wallet was, of course, a bachelor so how else to introduce a child into the storyline?

Tom Treanor says of the wealthy refugees he met in Lisbon, Portugal: It's strange how intelligent, educated people who have been brought up to have perspective can have so missed the whole immensity of the war. As a group, they have missed completely the fact that their idly aristocratic way of life is gone. They don't realize at all how unfit their past has made them for the future.
 
Jimmie Fidler says: Ten thousand times I've been asked: "Why do hopeless hundreds hang on in Hollywood when they have no chance? Why do they mob studio gates, infest agents' offices, gather in morbid knots at Hollywood and Vine and beg and borrow to pay guild dues?




 
  Feb. 14, 1941, Tom Treanor  

  Feb, 14, 1941, Jimmie Fidler  

  Feb, 14, 1941, Jimmie Fidler  

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