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Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, March 7, 1941

March 7, 2011 | 12:04 pm

  March 7, 1941, Yugoslavia Yielding to Hitler  

  March 7, 1941, Comics  

March 7, 1941: Lee Shippey writes about the Asia House, a group open to anyone who has lived "somewhere east of Suez for six months or more" and he publishes a letter from wartime Britain by one of columnist Alma Whitaker's relatives.

"Take a look some night at the science room in the public library and you will see the cruel consequences of war as being suffered by muscular but ambitious aircraft employees... For God and country they are battering their brains against some of the most stubborn and complicated problems in modern science, the aviation techniques. It's the first time the library has had best-seller demand and a real shortage of this type of book," Tom Treanor says.

HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD AT A GLANCE: Fat girls in loose slacks and loose girls in skin tights ... Autograph hunters eagerly looking for stars and stars eagerly looking for autograph hunters... Extra (appraising a diamond in a pawnshop window) "Gee, I'd buy that if I was a star!" Ex-star (staring at the same gem) "Wonder if I can ever redeem it?"... A cafe waiter glumly regarding a tablecloth covered with figures in the millions -- and a one dime tip ... Milliner's clerk: "Has anyone ever told you, madame, that you resemble Kay Francis -- much prettier, of course?" Customer:" I AM Kay Francis?" ... Chorus shapelies defying the anti-silk stocking campaigns.

  March 7, 1941, Lee Shippey  

  March 7, 1941, Tom Treanor  

  March 7, 1941, Jimmie Fidler