HOY cover (Antonio Arias-Bernal) shows Hitler and Stalin in costume disguised as each other.
Early (date uncertain) in the month Rivera meets with U.S. Consular staff in regards to a PCM document that had come into their hands. The State Department is not inclined to believe Rivera ("The Strange Case...")
Rivera’s fourth HOY article, How The Stalinazi Agents Work In Mexico.
Picasso: Forty Years of His Art opens at the Art Institute of Chicago. It will run until 3.3.40. (DaDaBase @ MOMA)
Commentary on the overwhelming vote in the House to continue Dies Committee. (SF Chron, p.12) Committee gets $75,000 but FDR’s Interior Secretary Ickes says Dies should step down. (SF Chron, 1.26.40, p.5)
British stop Asama Maru almost back to Tokyo and grab Nazi merchant seaman. (See January 14.)
Timothy Pflueger appointed to Exposition’s Art Commission. (SF Exam, 1.20.40, p.11)
“Charlie Chaplin, believe it or not, finishes ‘The Dictator’ in two weeks…” (SF Exam, p.19) [Not!]
“Posters appeared throughout Mexico advocating the expulsion of Diego Rivera.” [“This is the traitor. Jew faker.”] (FBI files)
“Exposicion internacional del surrealismo” opens at the Galeria de Arte Mexicano in Mexico City. (Art and Revolution, p.99)