Niendorff plastered today but it didn’t dry soon enough for Rivera to paint. Planning to leave for LA on Saturday. (ELP letter, 1.7.41)
Emmy Lou Packard replies to Pflueger from Santa Barbara (112 Chapala St.) on Rivera’s behalf re: expanding Pan-American Unity.
Rivera will start fresco panel tomorrow and they leave Saturday for Santa Monica, where they will stay only a day or two. This letter also refers to discussion between Dudley and Diego about a series of wood sculptures along the Pan-American Highway.
“2 High Nazi Officials Held Active in Mexico” & “Mexico Reports Gestapo Organizer Other Nazis Busy” (SF Exam & SF Chron, 1.6.41) [new investigation of Axis aims in Mexico.]
Dudley Carter and family arrive in Santa Barbara. (ELP letter, 1.7.41)
Pflueger letter to ELP, (c/o Francis Rich, 112 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA) revising terms of Rivera’s completion of the balance of the mural.
ELP writes her family that they’re in Santa Barbara. They had a photo op and then went to see Santa Fe Trail starring Errol Flynn. The movie is anti-John Brown and made Rivera squirm.
Siqueiros forced into exile in Chile because of the Trotsky affair. (A&R, p.99)
Bottoroff letter to BOE suggesting that since the library at City College won’t be ready for a while, the mural could be stored in the Administration building at T.I. on view by passengers of Clipper ships. [Handwritten notes by Pflueger say that if it can’t go into old Palace of Fine Art, it could go to the deYoung or in storage at Thomas Drayage.] (Pflueger files)
Thomas Drayage letter to Pflueger saying they’ll move mural to old Palace of Fine Arts (from 1915 Fair) for $1500.00 in vertical orientation and not leaning more than 45 degrees. Similar letter says they can move mural to the deYoung for $2500.00 [$50,000 insurance]
Where is Diego? It seems like he makes it back to Mexico City in the first week of February.
“My father and I drove Rivera to Brownsville, Texas, where he caught a non-stop flight to Mexico City.” ELP and her father drive on to Mexico City. (ELP Notes: July, 1958) [Letter from ELP to her family on the 14th from Mexico, where it seems they've settle in. Photo of ELP and DR at Alamo incorrectly dated February 28 by ELP.]
Refinement of 12.28.40 letter. He needs six months advance notice to commence two years work on the theme of Pan Americanism to be painted on the walls of the new CCSF Library. [The grand library will never be built because of lack of materials due to the onset of the war and Pflueger's untimely death in 1946.]