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1939 > < 1941

1940 01

Earle (DC) 3 weeks

24) "Capitol, Wash" Variety p. 18.

30) "D.C. and Nation to Dance at Birthday Ball Tonight" Washington Post p. 1.

01

31) PHOTO Washington Post p. 1.

1940 02 10) "Dizzy, Diverting 'Girl Friday' Opens at Earle" Washington Post p. 6.
1940 03

13) Paramount (NY) 6 weeks. "Guzzler's Gin"

03

20) "Paramount, N.Y." Variety p. 46.

1940 04 10) Paramont. Appeared with Lupe Velez and Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra with Frank Sinatra.
22) "Red Skelton Made Honorary Vincennes Jaycee Member" [1]
24) Mansfield visit [2]On his way to Chicago from New York. Visit with friends and relatives, brother Denny.
04

26) Chicago. 2 weeks

1940 05

01) "Chicago, Chi" Variety p. 47.

10) Earle (DC) ends 05/23/1940
18) Richard L. Coe "Skelton Continues" Washington Post p. 14.
22) "Earle, Wash" Variety p. 55
05

MGM screen test

1940 06
1940 07 03) Palace Theater (Cleveland, OH) [3]with Hattie McDonald
1940 08 19) Flight Command (begin filming)
1940 09
1940 10

10) Flight Command (end filming)

14) "Skelton, Back Home From Hollywood, Reveals He Has Gone Serious In New Film" Vincennes Sun-Commercial
15) "Swings Hammer" Vincennes Post
10

18) Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies. [4] Evansville, IN. Now lives in Tarzana.

1940 11 06) Paramont Theater (NY) [5]with Cass Daley and the Knight Sisters.
1940 12

7 year contract to MGM with radio and TV clause.

17) Flight Command (premire Washington D.C.)
12

27) Flight Command


  1. 1940/04/22 Sun-Comm
  2. Mansfield News Journal, 04/24/1940
  3. Sandusky Star Journal, 07/03/1940
  4. Gus Stevens
  5. Fitchburg Sentinel, 10/26/1940

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