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War made Christmas 1941 less merry

The “date which will live in infamy” cast a large, dark shadow over Christmas 1941 in Allegany County.

As Thanksgiving 1941 approached, the war in Europe was on people’s minds but it wasn’t the dominant story of the day. 769 more words

"Noon-day crowds were spectators at a wild melodrama of barking guns and sudden death"


Charles Hoff, , January 16, 1941 (2012.16.2)


Charles Hoff, , January 16, 1941 (2012.16.1)


New York Daily News, January 15, 1941, p. 1 (Photo by Max Peter Haas) 888 more words

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"He looked like a sullen, surly, snarling animal"

Bandit Killer Cringes Leaving Hospital
Extreme anguish was registered by Anthony Esposito today as city detectives, one handcuffed to each wrist and one at his collar, assisted the “mad-dog” gunman from Bellevue Hospital on his way to the police line-up.

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Rookie Revue

Director: Friz Freleng
Release Date: October 25, 1941
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Like Bob Clampett’s earlier ‘Meet John Doughboy‘ Friz Freleng’s ‘Rookie Revue’ is a spot gag cartoon on the army, which grew by the minute due to the draft that had been installed since October 1940. 110 more words

Warner Bros. Films

1941 (1979)

1941 (1979) Three-and-a-half stars
I have a general rule: Any movie featuring Slim Pickens, Christopher Lee, and Toshiro Mifune in the same scene will automatically be given a positive review, so Steven Spielberg’s 1941 has that going for it right off the bat. 725 more words

Movie Reviews

"The Homicidal 'Corpse' - A Bloody Melodrama Enacted on the Sidewalks of New York"


Max Peter Haas, , January 14, 1941 (2016.4.2)

7. Baxter, the Altman doorman, continues to hold Esposito’s foot as police come up. He and the spectators are looking at the arrival of another squad car.

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"The Greatest Series of Crime Pictures Ever Made"


Max Peter Haas, , January 14, 1941 (2016.4.7)

1. First picture of series was shot as crowd pulled William Esposito away from body of Patrolman Maher (in background).

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