1940-06-30 00:00:00

“’Don’t talk to the pilot’ was Pablo Picasso’s retort when asked the ‘meaning’ of one of his pictures.” Photos of some of the paintings in the Picasso show. (SF Chron, This World section, p.24)

WPA photo by Charles Hayes (n.d.)

1940-06-28 00:00:00

Wendell Willkie nominated.

[“…and his internationalist views were in direct opposition to the powerful isolationist wing of the Republican Party.” “Described …as a ‘shaggy bear’, Willkie stood over six feet tall and weighed 220 pounds.” No Ordinary Time, Doris Kearns Goodwin, p.141.—is this why he appealed to Rivera?]

1940-06-25 00:00:00

Picasso: Forty Years of His Art opened at the San Francisco Museum of Art (SFMA) at the War Memorial Building. GUERNICA was on display in the Central Court until July 22. See Aug. 1939 for first visit to SFMA. (SFMOMA library)

1940-06-23 00:00:00

Chaplin films “Final Speech” of Dictator on 458th day.

Japan Day at GGIE (ref. for: Japanese parade in GGIE DVD.)

“Sect Member Tarred By Mob” [Jehovah Witness advocating peace is tarred and feathered by Parco, WY mob.]

“Mexico Support Pledged by Envoy” [Dr. Francisco Najera, Mexican ambassador to US, pledges full support to US if it is invaded.]

Joseph Kennedy, US ambassador to Britain, urges Red Cross aid. (SF Exam, 6.24.40) 

1940-06-22 00:00:00

Emmy Lou’s mom writes her in New York that she saw Rivera at the Fair yesterday. He was even wearing a tie. (ELP files, archives)

“Francis Lederer says he’ll fly to Canada on business this weekend instead of to Mexico to see estranged wife Margo.” (SF Exam, p.30)

HOY cover (Antonio Arias-Bernal) has Uncle Sam gesturing to Hitler across the “pond.” [At this point the Nazis have conquered just about everyone and only Great Britain remains to be mopped up. The issue of what happens then is a big question for the U.S.]

1940-06-19 00:00:00

“U.S. Must Stay Out of War, Willkie Says” (SF Exam, p.11)

[But, “He has frequently advocated sending munitions to the allies.” In mural on the left seated at table, fellow in blue suit looking up at diver has Willkie button on his lapel.]