|Shoe Shine Stand in City Hall Park, New York on February 28, 1934|
This new "model bootblack" was designed with two chairs and an all-weather cover so that
it could be easily folded and transported.
A shoe shine business provided a marginal livelihood. Early in the administration of NY Commissioner
Robert Moses, the agency sought to eliminate the clutter of many small, haphazardly placed park
franchises, targeting in particular bootblacks and newsstands. Most bootblacks were eliminated
altogether, except in dense business districts such as the areas around City Hall Park and Union Square.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Kind of cold yet today. On the way to school met Bernice and Virginia. Ruth Ray walked home with us kids.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Rode the street car to school. Lost my purse. Found it in the office but some things were gone out of it.
|"I Saw Lincoln Shot" |
As told to Frank M. Butler by Lieutenant John B. Rivard on February 27, 1934
Lt. Rivard fought through three years of the Civil War. Discharged from the Union army with the rank
of lieutenant, he married and stayed in Washington for a honeymoon. On the night of April 14, 1865,
he took his bride to Ford's Theater; there she would see Abraham Lincoln as Lt. Rivard had bought
seats in the box directly opposite the President's.. The play was a comedy, Our American Cousin.
John Wilkes Booth's pistol turned the occasion into tragedy.
Shortly after telling his story, Mr. Rivard died in Woodbine, New Jersey. He would have been
one hundred on May 24, 1934.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Didn't go to school today. Sure was cold out. Pauline stayed home, too. Went over to Ruth Ray's and Nadine's.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Didn't go to church today. It sure snowed. Girls came down. Went out and played. Helped shovel off snow.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Snowed this morning. I slept pretty late. I went over to Gweyn's. Fixed my brown dress. It sure was cold.
All-Story Love Stories
|[v 30 #2, February 24, 1934] (cover artist Frank A. Munsey, 15¢, 144pp, standard pulp) |
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Walked to school with Pauline. Substitute in Latin still there. Went to show. Saw "Hold Your Man" and "The Pony Express." Sure good.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Walked to school with Pauline. Went over to Nadine's after school. We made candy. Had peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
"It Happened One Night"
Opened on February 22, 1934
|The film centers on a newsman (Clark Gable) who finds a rich Wall Street heiress (Claudette|
Colbert) who is trying to escape the grasp of her tycoon father (Walter Connolly) who will
not let her marry a man by the name of King Westley (Jameson Thomas). The movie follows the
journey of this newsman and the fugitive heiress on a bus together trying to both make it
to New York for different reasons: hers is to find her love and his to get ahead in the newsroom.
Throughout their journey they encounter some interesting characters and begin to grow close
and eventually fall in love.
And who will ever forget the "Walls of Jericho" when they come tumblin' down?!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Walked to school with Pauline. Still had that substitute. Her name is Miss Miller. Handed in History scrapbook.
|The Bott House - Kansas City, Missouri|
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American
architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures and
completed 500 works. Wright believed in designing structures which were in harmony with
humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed two houses and one other structure in the Kansas City area.
The first residence is the [Dr. Clarence] Sondern house in the Valentine district, and the second
is the Frank Bott residence in Kansas City, North. The other structure is the Community Christian
Church at 46th and Main Streets, although his designs were altered in its construction.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Walked to school with Pauline. Went to show. Saw "No Marriage Ties" and "Sensation Hunters."
|Starring Richard Dix, Elizabeth Allan, Doris Kenyon, Alan Dinehart|
Directed by J. Walter Ruben
Foster (Dix) is fired when he is found drunk in a bar instead of covering the biggest fight of the year.
After finding that no one in town will hire him, he goes back to the bar and meets a man named "Perk"
Perkins (Dinehart) who owns an ad agency. Tricky phrases are no problem for Foster so the firm grows
rapidly and becomes Perkins and Foster. When Foster decides to get the Adrienne Deane Cosmetics
account, he also lasoo's Adrienne (Kenyon) which upsets his steady gal friend Peggy (Allan).
Trouble comes to a head when Perkins decides to leave the agency as he believes that Foster
is an unscrupulous ad man who sells dangerous items for money.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Went to school and had swimming. Mother washed. Got some mush from Ruth Ray. I can swim!
Supermarine Type 224
The sole prototype K2890
On February 19, 1934 at Eastleigh (UK), the Supermarine Type 224 flew. Built to Air
Ministry specification F.7/30, this was the first aircraft to carry the name Spitfire.
Type 224 was a gull-winged monoplane with fixed landing gear and open cockpit powered by
a 600 hp Rolls-Royce Goshawk II engine with an innovative evaporative cooling system. The
armament comprised four .303″ machine guns, two in the wheel spats and two in the cowling.
The first “Spitfire” was a failure. Despite its monoplane design it could only muster 367 km/h
(228 mph) speed, and the evaporative cooling system proved a dead-end. The Air Ministry
contract went to the Gladiator from the Gloster Aircraft Company, which was to become the
RAF’s last biplane fighter.
Lessons gained through the development of Type 224 eventually lead to the Type 300 Spitfire.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Did not go to Sunday School as it rained and then snowed. In the evening. Paulne and I went up to the church on 27th.
The paper doll from the February 18, 1934 comic strip, THE KID SISTER.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Walked with Gweyn and kids. Went over to Montgomery Ward's. Got my skates and some hose.
|King Albert 1 of Belgium|
King Albert I, the defender of Belgian sovereignty during World War I, died
in a mountaineering accident. He was succeeded by his son, Leopold III.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Walked to school this a.m. with Pauline. Last night I stayed for the try-outs. Didn't get in it, though.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Mother and Pauline and I went to the show. Saw Jean Harlow and Lee Tracy in "Bombshell." Sure good.
|"Bombshell" with Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy and Franchot Tone|
Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis, adopting
a baby -- all sorts of schemes which go awry.
Romantic Pick-Up Line
"I'd like to run barefoot through your hair," Tone says to Harlow
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Last night I went over to church. Had choir practice. Also we talked about the Valentine party.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Walked to school with Pauline. Today we didn't have Rhythm in Gym. Played a new game. Speed Ball.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Went to school with Pauline. Tried dancing today in Gym. Worked on History scrapbook for school.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
It snowed in a.m. Went to church and Sunday school. Nice in p.m. Went to show. Saw "Morning Glory."
Friday, February 10, 2012
Slept till 10:30. Got a couple magazines. Went outside and played hop scotch with Betty.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Walked to school with Pauline. Today is my 14th birthday. In the evening the girls came down: Ruth Ray, Nadine, Pauline.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Walked with Pauline to school. Had swimming. Tried to swim underwater. Ruth Ray and Nadine came down.
|Pythian Castle - Springfield, Missouri|
Springfield's Pythian Castle was built by the Knights of Pythias in 1913. It originally
served as an orphanage and a retirement home for members of the order. In 1942, the
U.S. Military used it as a rehabilitation facility for wounded servicemen. During this time
the castle's dungeons also held WWII POWs. Today the Pythian Castle hosts tours,
dinner theater, ballroom dancing, weddings, and many other events.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Walked to school with Pauline. I got supper for Mother. Had Ham, potatoes, tomatoes, peas and apple pie. Fixed notebook.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Walked to school with Pauline. Tonite was choir practice over at church. I did not go as I got my new red belt, also Valentines.
|February 6, 1934|
Riot in Paris in response to the Stavisky Affair
Major riots erupted in Paris and other French cities in response to the Stavisky Case.
Alexandre Stavisky was a Russian promoter who floated a fraudulent bond issue.
When exposed and cornered by the police, he reportedly committed suicide to escape
capture. Royalists and Fascists stirred up agitation against the republic, claiming that
the guilt of important politicians and officials were covered up during the investigation.
Alexandre Stavisky was buried in the Pere Lachaise cemetery.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Walked to school with Pauline. Came home early. Went over to Gweyn's. Fixed my brown dress.
Huey Pierce Long, Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935)
Nickname: The Kingfish 1928-1932
40th Governor of Louisiana
U.S. Senator: 1932-1935
|"People of America: In every community get together at once and organize a share-our-|
wealth society--Motto: Every man a king"
During his three brief years in the U.S. Senate, Huey Long became one of the most flamboyant
and provocative Senators in the nation's history. He earned the enmity of his fellow Senators
due to his frequent use of the filibuster to make some "point of principle" about which he was
especially passionate, and due to his not infrequent habit of casting aspersions on the character
of his fellow Senators. But the floor of the Senate gave Huey Long what he prized most, a bully
pulpit from which to expound his views. He used this opportunity to the fullest--taking the Senate
floor on February 5, 1934 to place in the official record his arguments for his Share The Wealth
program, and to proselytize for his general world-view. The speeches delivered he delivered during
1934 and 1935 make his case that the nation is in a mess and that his Share The Wealth program is
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Went to church and Sunday School. Aunt Kate's were by Pauline and I went to show. Saw "Broadway Thru a Keyhole." Ollie Gatlin came over.
|"Broadway Thru A Keyhole"|
Stars: Constance Cummings, Russ Columbo
Co-stars: Paul Kelly, Eddie Foy Jr.
Director: Lowell Sherman
90 minutes, Black and White
Poultry racketeer Kelly falls for chorus girl Cummings and buys her a night club. In that club,
bandleader Columbo's smooth and soft voice rings out. The lawbreaker loves Cummings but is
willing to give her up at the cost of his life to the crooner, whose love for her is even stronger. Kelly
takes a bullet while trying to save Cummings from kidnapers on her wedding day. Lying in the hospital,
he hears Walter Winchell hail him as a hero on the radio and learns that the rival who tried to kidnap
his sweetheart is wiped out.
Friday, February 3, 2012
I walked with Gweyn to the store. In the evening I went to a Pot Luck Supper at Mary Hampton's house.
|Cover Artist: Georges Leonnec|
Georges Léonnec (1881 – 1940), the brother of the novelist Felix Leonnec, began his career as a
cartoonist selling drawings to newspapers in 1899. After participating in World War I he worked
as an illustrator for the magazine La Vie Parisienne. He worked for several other publications
including Fantasio and Le Sourire. He was also well known for his advertising illustrations
for Byrrh apéritif wine, Dufayel department stores, and the Casino of Paris.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Walked to school with Pauline and walked home with Ruth Ray. Nadine, Pauline and I read a magazine.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Walked to school with Pauline. Had a Latin test. In the evening, Pauline and I went to Nadine's.
Released February 1, 1934
Adapted from the novel Nana by Emile Zola
|Nana tells the story of Nana Coupeau's rise from streetwalker to high-class cocotte during the |
last three years of the French Second Empire. Nana first appears in the end of L'Assommoir (1877),
another of Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, in which she is portrayed as the daughter of an
abusive drunk; in the end, she is living in the streets and just beginning a life of prostitution.
Nana was a Pre-Code movie. Films made in the Pre-Code era frequently presented people in
sexually suggestive or provocative situations, and did not hesitate to display women in scanty attire.
After much protest from religious groups and moviegoers in general, the Motion Picture Production
Code (AKA the Hays Code and named for Will H. Hays) was instituted on July 1, 1934.