If you have a message, call Western Union (UNCLASSIFIED)

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 26 16:50:07 UTC 2012

Garson O'Toole wrote
>> Cite: 1943 April 17, Dallas Morning News, Heard in New York: Samuel
>> Goldwyn Gets a Message by Leonard Lyons, Section 2, Page 4, Column 6,
>> Dallas, Texas. (GenealogyBank)
>> [Begin excerpt]
>> NEW YORK, April 16.-Sam Goldwyn, who is seeking a new film story for
>> Bob Hope, received a phone call from a Hollywood writer."I have a
>> wonderful comedy story," the writer excitedly told him. "It's ideal
>> for Hope. It's a great comedy." . . . "Fine, fine," Goldwyn said. . .
>> . "Not only is it a great comedy," the writer continued, "but also, it
>> has a message." . . . A message?" Goldwyn repeated. "Just write me the
>> comedy. Messages are for Western Union."
>> [End Excerpt]

Bill Mullins wrote:
> Slight antedating:
> NY Post, April 13, 1943 p 26 col 4

Great work! Many thanks, Bill, for finding an earlier publication date
for the Leonard Lyons column with the Goldwyn anecdote.
Best, Garson

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