1941-01-20 00:00:00

Jan 20, ‘41 DR & crew were still in Santa Barbara (niendorff & I)

Letter Jan 20 1941 (mine) “We will leave here mon or tues whenever Dad and Diego get underway. We will all drive to Brownsville (a non-stop plane to Mexico City)

We must have arrived in Mexico about Feb 10/41” [1/31/77 ELP misc. notes]

1941-01-18 00:00:00

“Swastika Ripped from German Consulate” [3000 watch and cheer as flag flying in honor of Foundation Day at 29 O’Farrell in San Francisco is shredded.]

“Aid to Britain: Lease Program is Premature Says (Joseph P.) Kennedy”, (SF Chron, 1.19.40)

1941-01-12 00:00:00

“Censored Dictator(SF Chron) [Buenos Aires mayor bans film in response to pressure from Italian embassy. Last week the movie reached Chile and Mexico.  In Mexico plainclothes and 14 uniformed police protected the theater.]

1941-01-08 00:00:00

ELP writes her family that today Diego ruined all he had started yesterday and will have to wait  “a couple of days for “the panel to dry more, which means we’ll be here until next Sunday the nineteenth or so.”  

Rivera went to Oscar Homolka’s party in LA. He spent evening with John Barrymore and Homolka talking about a movie to star all three. (ELP letter, 1.10.41)