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Tuesday 10 October 1939

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Pitts and Joe Pitts. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, directed by Frank Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while Wickford Point by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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Jamaica Inn

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Robert Newton, Charles Laughton

Country: United States

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Ninotchka

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire

Country: United States

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Essex and Elizabeth

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Alfred Werker

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino

Country: United States

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  • Life: Kids football
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Queen Elizabeth -- Oct. 9, 1939
  • Life: Cordell Hull

Books

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Wickford Point

By: John P. Marquand

- A rediscovery. WICKFORD POINT follows "The Late George Apley as the second of Marquand's acclaimed and bestselling novels that Back Bay has restored to print.-

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Escape

By: Ethel Vance

This vintage September, 1939 book, published by Little, Brown and Company, is a stated first edition. Synopsis The time is the late '30s before World War II. Emmy Ritter, an actress who had fled to America, foolishly returns to Nazi ...

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: John Steinbeck

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story ...

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Disputed Passage

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

IT was two o'clock in the afternoon of the last Thursday in September, opening day of the autumn term. The weather was unseasonably sultry, and the air in Dr Milton (Tubby) Forrester's

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