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By Stephen Clarke

Used to be the conflict of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was once Norman and hated the French. have been the Brits relatively chargeable for the dying of Joan of Arc? Non! The French sentenced her to loss of life for donning trousers. was once the guillotine a French invention? Non! It used to be invented in Yorkshire. Ten centuries' worthy of French ancient 'facts' chunk the airborne dirt and dust as Stephen Clarke seems at what has particularly been happening considering the fact that 1066...

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Everyone down here is in the Navy. In fact, a man who doesn't roll when he walks has to register as an alien. I was really thrilled when I arrived in San Diego. The mayor met me on the City Hall steps and gave me the key to the washroom. Then an officer stepped up to me and said he had orders to congratulate me in 41 advance on behalf of the people ofTijuana. 1 aid "But I'm not going to Mexico," and he said, "I kn~ . . " My girl is so crazy about sailors; she thinks Marinl is something for the eyes.

My success in Follies led me to a role in Red, Hot, and Blue (1936) with Ethel Merman and Jimmy Durante. Although I had made several short comedies for Warner Brothers in New York, and done some radio, it was my performance in Red, Hot, and Blue that opened the door to my first major feature film for Paramount Pictures, The Big Broadcast of 1938. That film got me some attention in Hollywood and a theme song, "Thanks for the Memory," which I used for the rest of my career. After I traveled to Hollywood to film The Big Broadcast of1938, I continued doing my radio showThe Woodbury Soap Show--via transcontinental hookup.

But women are doing their bit, too. The women say they can do any job a man can. Last week, a woman welder threw both knees out of joint trying to hold herself on her own lap. Women have made a new life for themselves ... And be it ever so humble, there's no place like Lockheed. You can tell the women are working on the P-38's ... I saw one yesterday and both its tails were clipped. 43 Of course, with their wives working in airplane factories, the husbands have to eat dinner out ... unless they wanna pay 'em time and a half for overtime.

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