1941-01-08 00:00:00

ELP writes her family that today Diego ruined all he had started yesterday and will have to wait  “a couple of days for “the panel to dry more, which means we’ll be here until next Sunday the nineteenth or so.”  

Rivera went to Oscar Homolka’s party in LA. He spent evening with John Barrymore and Homolka talking about a movie to star all three. (ELP letter, 1.10.41)

1941-01-06 00:00:00

Emmy Lou Packard replies to Pflueger from Santa Barbara (112 Chapala St.) on Rivera’s behalf re: expanding Pan-American Unity. 

Rivera will start fresco panel tomorrow and they leave Saturday for Santa Monica, where they will stay only a day or two. This letter also refers to discussion between Dudley and Diego about a series of wood sculptures along the Pan-American Highway.

1941-01-05 00:00:00

“2 High Nazi Officials Held Active in Mexico” & “Mexico Reports Gestapo Organizer Other Nazis Busy” (SF Exam & SF Chron, 1.6.41)  [new investigation of Axis aims in Mexico.]

Dudley Carter and family arrive in Santa Barbara. (ELP letter, 1.7.41)

1941-02-08 00:00:00

Bottoroff letter to BOE suggesting that since the library at City College won’t be ready for a while, the mural could be stored in the Administration building at T.I. on view by passengers of Clipper ships. [Handwritten notes by Pflueger say that if it can’t go into old Palace of Fine Art, it could go to the deYoung or in storage at Thomas Drayage.]  (Pflueger files)

1941-02-03 00:00:00

Thomas Drayage letter to Pflueger saying they’ll move mural to old Palace of Fine Arts (from 1915 Fair) for $1500.00 in vertical orientation and not leaning more than 45 degrees. Similar letter says they can move mural to the deYoung for $2500.00 [$50,000 insurance]

1941-02-01 00:00:00

Where is Diego? It seems like he makes it back to Mexico City in the first week of February.

“My father and I drove Rivera to Brownsville, Texas, where he caught a non-stop flight to Mexico City.” ELP and her father drive on to Mexico City. (ELP Notes: July, 1958)  [Letter from ELP to her family on the 14th from Mexico, where it seems they've settle in. Photo of ELP and DR at Alamo incorrectly dated February 28 by ELP.]