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Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, May 28, 1941

May 28, 2011 | 11:15 am





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May 28, 1941: LONDON, May 27 (AP) -- The 35,000-ton German battleship Bismarck, one of the newest and most powerful in the world, was smashed and sunk today by British warships and aerial bombers on the fifth morning of as coldly implacable a chase as sea warfare has ever known.

Jimmie Fidler says: Tucked away in a corner of the Los Angeles Times the other day was an item that left me cold with rage.... The item to which I refer digested down to this: "The Hollywood Guild may have to close its doors and cease aiding unfortunate members of the film industry because the drain of foreign charities has cut so deeply into the guild's income as to threaten its existence.”

FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! How can American-born actors and executives of the movie industry be so blind? How can they continue to pour thousands of dollars into foreign relief funds, meanwhile ignoring the pitiful cry of indigents right here at home?

Also on the jump: A map of the Bismarck’s demise by Times artist Charles Owens.




 
  May 28, 1941, Bismarck Map  


  May 28, 1941, Bismarck  

  May 28, 1941, Bismarck Sunk  

  May 28, 1941, Lee Shippey  


  May 28, 1941, Tom Treanor  


  May 28, 1941, Jimmie Fidler  


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