1940-07-19 00:00:00

Japan Tourists Night.

“The Palace of Fine Arts suffered a rift in it door-and its austerity-yesterday 24 foot, 25 ton redwood log, 71/2 foot diameter log was trucked to the building to be set up in the Art in Action show. The log will be the ‘Goddess of the Forest’ some day when Sculptor Dudley Carter, who works with a double bladed axe, gets through with it.” (SF Exam.)

1940-07-18 00:00:00

FDR renominated for third term.

4 p.m. lecture, Latin American Viewpoint Towards the Pan American Union, at the GGIE. (SF Chron, p.14)

“Busier Program for Exposition.” Yesterday Irene de Bohun (sic) went to work for Diego Rivera.

1940-07-17 00:00:00

“Fair Closing Definitely Set September 29,” (SF Exam, p.11)

Goddard remarking upon an Errol Flynn interview on South America says, “I found practically the same conditions in Mexico and (SF Exam, p.13) I feel we should lose no time in winning the confidence and friendship of the Mexicans. The Nazi agents have been at work…”  “Diego Rivera…could tell stories that are really frightening.”

1940-07-15 00:00:00

Irene Bohus (twenty six years old) arrives in SF from NY, (SF Chron, 7.18.40, p.14)

[Her image will appear in the preliminary drawing as the female painter on the right side.  She only stayed through early August and ELP will replace her for the finished painting.

Rivera has contacted her in NY and asked her to come to SF to work on mural.  She is of Hungarian extraction like Frida’s paternal grandparents. (Rick Tejada-Flores interview in ELP files)

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)