1940-08-19 00:00:00

Vichy France dissolves Masonic Lodges. (Bob Seward’s Timeline)

“Dies Charges Spy Rings In S.F.” [German, Italian, and Russian], (SF Exam, 8.20.40)

“Dictators Peril U.S. Envoy Bullitt Warns” (SF Exam, p.8) [US ambassador to France says US is in as much peril as France was a year ago.]

1940-08-18 00:00:00

Dies and Family visit the GGIE. (May be as close as he and Rivera ever get.)

Dies demands deportation of Harry Bridges. (SF Exam, 8.19.40)

“Mexico Day” at the GGIE.  More than 100, 000 come, setting a Sunday attendance record. (SF Exam, 8.19.40, p.11)

“Nazis Place Ban Upon All U.S. Movies” and seek “Co-operation of Italy to Outlaw American films; Revenge on Hollywood.”  “Britain Proffers Friendly Hand To Russia.”  (SF Exam from Chicago Daily-News)

1940-08-17 00:00:00

In L.A. Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March deny being commies. “Tonight Dies, his family, and assistants left for San Francisco, where he expects to remain until August 31…”  (SF Chron, 8.18.40, Sect 1, p.12)

“Ford to Build 4,000 Plane Engines for U.S. Planes” (SF Exam, p.4)

1940-08-08 00:00:00

“Rivera Mural Which May Bring Storm”, (SF Chron, p.17)

[Article and SF Exam photo of finished drawing for “movie” panel, however Stalin has only a knife, no pick.  That will change after the Trotsky assassination Aug. 20]

Mrs. Edwin R. Sheldon, BOE member, says there are many protests about the dictators in the mural. (SF Call)

Battle of Britain begins. (This air war pits the Nazis vs. British.)