1940-07-14 00:00:00

“The Critic Finishes ‘Forty Years of Art’” Frankenstein writes about GUERNICA and says Picasso is still in the south of France. (SF Chron, This World section, p.24)

Diego receives letter from Irene Bohus that he shows to Mona  Hofmann. (Mona’s papers) Irene will arrive tomorrow with her mother and certain expectations about her and Diego’s future.

1940-07-12 00:00:00

Letter from Pflueger to Crlenkovich repaying the money she has advanced for enlargements of photos of herself for Rivera’s use.

Irene Bohus enlarging the photo of Helen Crlenkovich to full-size for mural.

Pflueger memo for Mrs. M. Hammergren asking her to do follow up.

1940-07-09 00:00:00

Rivera meets Helen Crlenkovich at the Terrace Plunge of the Fairmont Hotel.  “Miss Crlenkovich will be the single figure included in the mural to represent the great American Institution of Sports – or whatever thing Diego may say she will represent.” (Memo for Mrs. M. Hammergren from Pflueger, 6.10.40)

Editorial supports Joseph P. Kennedy as Democratic presidential nominee. (SF Exam, p.1)

1940-07-08 00:00:00

“Mexican Election.  Almazan Is Behind; A Revolt Threatens” (SF    Chron, 7.9.40, p.4) [Rivera is backing Almazan, who will lose]

Emmy Lou Packard writes her mother from South Norwalk, CT. on a visit from NYC. (Refining the date she came to SF, but some copies of her letters are not dated or illegible.)

1940-07-05 00:00:00

Rivera sends a letter to Albert Bender thanking him for the  Chinese box with a collection of ties and refers to “the discrimination you witnessed on my arrival to my marvelous San Francisco.”  (ELP Bender file) [See “The Enormous Necktie” in My Art, My Life.]

1940-07-04 00:00:00

“The first person outside the official studio family to see “The Dictator” is Meredith Willson, who has been invited by C. Chaplin to help score the film.”  (SF Exam, p.15)  [Willson is from SF and will later write The Music Man musical.]