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.]

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)