Aboard the Warner Brothers Special at 8:15 p.m., the Mutual Broadcasting System presented “Hollywood Whispers”, led by nationally prominent commentator, George Fisher. Fisher interviewed a half dozen stars and reviewed the day’s events for listeners. Columnists representing the nation’s major newspapers and magazines were invited to sit in on the live airing.
Mary Agnes Butterfield, the young lady who had won the once-in-a-girl’s lifetime chance to entertain Errol Flynn in ‘her parents’ home, saw her dream vanish when her little brother came down with measles the week before the premier. Mary Agnes, in a last ditch move to make something of her fleeting fortune, sold her 25c ticket for $25 to June Brody, a 22-year-old Lora-Locke Hotel waitress. Ms. Brody, like Ms. Butterfield, was single and lived under her parents’ roof. Since the whole affair was simply a scheme hatched by the Warner Brothers’ publicity office, Errol Flynn
never did drop in to meet June’s parents.
However, June was allowed to go aboard the Hollywood train and meet with Flynn. After June’s brief visit with the star, the press was eager to record her reaction.
Evidently, Ms. Brody realized the whole thing had been a come-on since she claimed what little time she spent with the handsome Flynn “…wasn’t $25 worth.”