May 10, 1941: Times Managing Editor L.D. Hotchkiss has a long piece against using material that is off the record. He says: “The moment any speaker or person being interviewed announces ‘this is off the record,’ the press should pick up its collective hat and walk out.”
Lee Shippey, who does seven columns a week and writes books in his spare time, muses about about laziness. No, really.
NO BELLS TO: Twentieth Century-Fox for dropping Modelovely Bunny Hartley from contract on the heels of her suicide attempt. It would have been more generous to have given her a chance to regain lost perspective, Jimmie Fidler says.