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Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Feb. 8, 1941

February 8, 2011 | 11:14 am


  Feb. 8, 1941, Comics  
  Feb. 8, 1941, Racial Relations Sunday  

Feb. 8, 1941: Tom Treanor, who was killed covering World War II for The Times, tells the story of Harry the deck steward on the S.S. Exeter from Lisbon, Portugal, to New York – and of the 10-year-old stowaway who charmed nearly everyone.

What furor when Linda Darnell's pet rabbit hopped off to glory the other day! After her first near-collapse Linda spent $100 long-distancing her mamma about funeral arrangements in Hollywood's swank pet cemetery, Jimmie Fidler says. 

  Feb. 8, 1941, Tom Treanor  

  Feb. 8, 1941, Jimmie Fidler