Success, Seuss, Moses, Hazel Scott, Hunger Strike, Strike… May 9, 1941

In May 1941 $_________ has the same buying power as $_________ in May 2018 (according to bls.gov).

$697,048 – $12,079,938.65 – Louis B. Mayer
$478,144 – $8,286,301.93 – Pres. Bethlehem Steel
$332,267 – $5,758,233.26 – production superintendent, Loew’s Inc.
$278,324 – $4,823,393.58 – Pres of GM
$255,000 – $4,419,185.42 – W.C. Fields
$251,849 – $4,364,578.15 – VP of American Tobacco
$247,965 – $4,297,267.89 – VP of GM
$209,833 – $3,636,435.03 – Deanna Durbin
$150,000 – $2,599,520.83 – Bing Crosby


(Hazel Scott, photo by Steven Derry)


(Artful spat with Moses.)


(Lepke)


(Esposito bros start a hunger strike)


(Manufacturing in New Jersey… On strike… “…They expect a long battle for their little jobs.” Photos by Leo Lieb.)
PM, May 9, 1941, pages: 9, 11, 14

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