Rivera leaves this Tuesday morning for SF (per above L.A. Times article).
Dolores Del Rio throws party for Diego at the "Beachcombers". [Don the Beachcomber].
Later Edward G. Robinson hosts some guests (PG, CC, Marlene Dietrich, E.M. Remarque and Orson Welles) at his house to see his Rivera paintings. (L.A. Times, 6.16.40, p. D6)
“For the weekend of this first week in San Francisco, I was invited to L.A., to the home of Charlie Chaplin. My hostess was my old friend, then Chaplin’s wife, Paulette Goddard. I was elated not only to see Paulette again...” (Autobio, p.146) [Hadn’t seen her for four days, after only knowing her a few weeks. Charlie is very busy with Dictator. It is probably at this time that Paulette will give Diego publicity stills from The Great Dictator, which will become the basis for the movie imagery in the mural.]
Pflueger’s Federal Building opening ceremony at GGIE.
“Mexico Plans Congress Call” (To Curb Movement of Aliens), (L.A. Times, Part 1, p.8.)
“General says Mexico with U.S.” [Gen. Melquiades Angulo, Minister of Communications and Public Works in San Antonio], (L.A. Times Part 1, p.8.)
“Mr. Rivera will start work on his Mural today” (NY Times, 6.6.40)
“Rivera Tells of Mexico’s 5th Columns” (SF Exam)
Chaplin re-writes “Final Speech” of Dictator in light of the Nazi invasion of France and imminent fall of Paris.
Rivera arrives in Burbank’s Union Air terminal with Paulette. She departs for home and he talks to reporters during one-hour layover. (N.Y. Times, 6.6.40)
Diego Rivera flies from Mexico City (wireless to NY Times)
Arrives at Brownsville Pan-American airport at 10:35 a.m.
Taken into immigration office [Immigration and Naturalization Service per FBI] and questioned by three local immigration inspectors per D.W. Brewster, inspector in charge. Admitted under bond for one year. (Brownsville Herald, 6.5.40.)
Rivera says he was cleared. Paulette Goddard turns 29.
He applies to the Secretario de Governacion (sic)…for a tourist permit. (FBI files)
Paris hit by 1,100 bombs from 200 Reich planes.