Frida writes postcard in NY to niece and later mails it in SF. (Archivo Isolda P. Kahlo in "Frida, El Circulo de Los Afectos" by Luis-Martin Lozano.)
HOY layout on The Great Dictator.
As Frida departs for New York, she leaves a love note for Rivera written on the “valuables envelope” she got at St. Luke’s Hospital. She says when she gets back they’ll marry forever. (ELP files)
[This is sometime on or before Oct. 21, assuming the train takes three days. Oct. 24 she writes to ELP from NY. (Per Frida, p.300), Heinz Berggruen leaves a day earlier & awaits her on route.]
The Great Dictator premieres in NY at the Astor and the Capitol simultaneously with Chaplin and Goddard in attendance.
Life magazine has an article on the “Art in Action” costume party the previous month. Heinz Berggruen is pictured as an accordion player. Rivera paints on scaffolding as the party whirls around him. Photo of Rivera and Pflueger as Rivera. [See Sept 23]
HOY cover (Antonio Arias-Bernal) has Hitler (in a Columbus wig) parachuting on to map, "The Discovery of America, 1492-1940."
Pflueger’s notes from meeting with Abbott about the design for the mural crates. [Get panels out vertically and try to use lumber at the Fine Arts building. Per my calculations a crated large panel weighs about 3 tons!]
John Lennon born in Liverpool as the war rages.
Junior League’s Water Follies at Fairmont Plunge features Helen Crlenkovich, (SF Chron, 9.27.40)
Pope Pius XII denounces women for bowing to the “tyranny of fashion.” (Chronology of the 20th C.)