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Makes her avoid all close-ups 
. . . clingy teeth and tender gums 
destroy her charm. 



A WOMAN smiles — and her face 
glows with a touch of splendor. 
(Dazzling white teeth set infirm, healthy 
gums help create that lovely moment.') 

Another woman smiles, and her 
charm vanishes before your eyes. 

{Dingy teeth and tender gums halt your 
attention with an unpleasant jolt .) 
"PINK TOOTH BRUSH" IS A WARNING 

The explanation of "pink tooth brush" 
is remarkably simple. It's because almost 
no one nowadays eats the coarse, fibrous 
foods so stimulating to the gums. Our 



modern, soft-food diet allows them to 
grow tender through sheer inaction. 
And that's why the warning tinge of 
"pink' appears so often — why modern 
dental science urges Ipana and massage. 

Dental science says you must massage 
the gums as well as brush the teeth. So 
rub a little Ipana on your gums when you 
brush your teeth. Ipana, massaged into 
the gums, helps restore healthy firmness. 

Change to Ipana and massage. For, 
with healthy gums, you have little to 
fear from the really serious gum troubles 






IPANA 

TOOTH PASTE 



— from gingivitis, Vincent's disease, 
and pyorrhea. And the brilliance of 
your smile, the whiteness and beauty of 
your teeth, will make you wish you had 
changed to Ipana and massage long ago. 

WHY WAIT FOR THE TRIAL TUBE? 

If you like, send for the trial tube. But 
why not begin today — now — to secure 
the full benefit of Ipana from the full- 
size tube? It gives you a month of 
scientific dental care . . . 100 brushings 
. . . and a quick, decisive start toward 
healthy gums and brighter teeth. 

BRISTOL-MYERS CO., Dept.M-95 C^ 

73 West Street, New York, N. Y. |JK' 

Kindly send me a trial tube of IPANA TOOTH 
PASTE. Enclosed is a it stamp to cover partly the 
cost of packing and mailing. 



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Movie, Classic for September, 1935 




A CHALLENGE TO ALL SCREEN HISTORy! 

Think back to your greatest film thrill! Recall the mightiest moments 
of romance, action, souUadventure of the screen! A picture has come 
to top them all! For many months Hollywood has marvelled at the stu= 
pendous production activities at the M=G=M studios, not equalled since 
Ben Hur // ; for many months three great film stars and a brilliant 
cast have enacted the elemental drama of this primitive love story. Deeply 
etched in your memory will be Clark Gable as the handsome seafar= 
ing man; Jean Harlow as the frank beauty of Oriental ports; Wallace 
Beery as the bluff trader who also seeks her affections. "China Seas" is 
the first attraction with which M=G=M starts its new Fall entertain= 
ment season. We predict its fame will ring lustily down the years to come! 



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Directed by Tay Garnett • Associate Producer: Albert Lewin 




A METRO-COLDWyN=/|^ MAyER PICTURE 

Movie Classic for September, 1935 



JAMES E. REID 

Editor 

LAURENCE REID 

Managing Editor 



SEPTEMBER, 1935 



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M O V I 




CLASSIC 

EDITED IN HOLLYWOOD AND NEW YORK 



SEPTEMBER CLASSIC FEATURES 

Chart Your Charm! by Gertrude Hill 24 

Why Janet Gaynor Is So Popular .... by Louise Lewis 26 

The Nelson Eddy Women Want to Know . by Dorothy Spensley 28 

Be a One-of-a-Kind Girl! .... by Mary Watkins Reeve 30 

My Friend, Marion Davies by Eileen Percy 3 1 

Freddie Bartholomew's Busy Day by Ida Zeitlin 32 

First Crossing (a short and true story) . . by Harriet Kahm 34 

They All Like Irene! by Jane McDonough 37 

Ginger Rogers — Past, Present, and Future . by Donna Sheldon 38 

You Wear What They Tell You by Lyn Miller 40 

How Carole Lombard's Clothes 

Match Her Moods by Virginia Lane 44 

Give Yourself Some New Accessories! . by Ann Sothern 51 

Looks Mean a Lot — of Care by Alison Alden 52 

Secrets of the Stars' Closets .... by Marianne Mercer 54 

Sally Eilers Plays Hostess by Sonia Lee 56 

MOVIE CLASSIC'S DEPARTMENTS 

The Thrill of a Voice (an editorial) ... by James E. Reid 6 

They're the Topics 8 

New Shopping Finds by the Shopping Scouts 12 

Hollywood's Heart Problems — and Yours . by Margaret Dixe 14 

Speaking of Movies — Reviews 18 

This Dramatic World — Portraits 19 

Fashion Foreword by Gwen Dew 42 

Classic's Fashion Parade 43 

Handy Hints from Hollywood by Marian Rhea 70 

Just As You Say — Letters from Readers 90 

COVER PHOTOGRAPH OF CLAUDETTE COLBERT BY EDWIN BOWER HESSER 

Madge Evans illustrates the September mood — Back 
from the Trip with a Smile. She has summered in 
England, making The Tunnel for Gaumont-British 



W. H. FAWCETT 
President 



S. F. NELSON 
Treasurer 



Published monthly by Motion Picture Publications, Inc., (a Minnesota 
Corporation) at Mount Morris, III. Executive and Editorial Offices, Para- 
mount Building, 1501 Broadway, New York City, N.Y. Hollywood editorial 
offices, 7046 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. Entered as second-class 
matter April 1, 1935, at the Post Office at Mount Morris, III., under the act of 
March 3, 1879. Copyright 1935. Reprinting in whole or in part forbidden 
except by permission of the publishers. Title registered in U.S. Patent Office. 



W. M. MESSENGER 
Secretary 



ROSCOE FAWCETT 
Vice President 



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Not responsible for lost manuscripts or photos. Price 10c per copy, subscrip- 
tion price $1.00 per year in the United States and Possessions. Advertising 
forms close the 20th of the third month preceding date of issue. Adver- 
tising offices: New York, 1501 Broadway; Chicago, 360 N. Michigan Ave.; 
San Francisco, Simpson-Reilly, 1014 Russ Bldg. ; Los Angeles, Simpson- 
Reilly, 536 S. Hill St. General business offices, 529 S. 7th St., Minneapolis. 



MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS 




Grace Moore — young, beautiful, ani- 
mated — has thrilled this old world as 
it never was thrilled before. Hundreds 
of thousands of people have tried to 
tell her what the poet, Orelia Key Bell, 
told her on the autographed, hand- 
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JOAN OF ARC heard Voices — and was inspired by 
them to lead a new Crusade, to work wonders that 
the world had never seen a girl perform before. 

Five hundred years later, across an ocean and a con- 
tinent, a whole city heard another great voice — and again 
a Crusade was started, again the world saw a girl ac- 
complish a new miracle. 

The name of the city is Hollywood. The name of the 
girl is Grace Moore. 

Her voice has started a crusade to bring great music 
to the masses on everv continent — throueh the masjic of 
the movies. 

The movies reach the far ends of the earth — beyond 
great centers of population to lesser cities, remote towns, 
the last outposts of civilization itself. 

Grace Moore has proved that movies can take grand 
opera where it has never been before — even by radio, 
since radio has yet to offer any thrill for the eyes. 



• BECAUSE of what she did in One Night of Love, 
and because the picture's popularity in every corner of 
the globe proved that people were starved for the thrill 
of hearing a great voice singing great music, Hollywood 
is going voice-conscious and composer-conscious. 

If Grace Moore had not made One Night of Love, 
you might not now have the thrill of hearing the operatic 
baritone of Nelson Eddy, singing music worthy of his 
voice. 

Lily Pons, slender, vivacious French prima donna of 
the Metropolitan Opera, might not now be filming Love 
Song . . . Gladys Swarthout, also of the "Met," might 
not now be in Hollywood, starring in Rose of the Ranclw, 
with Carmen scheduled . . . Nino Martini, handsome 
Italian-American opera star, might not now be filming 
Here's to Romance . . . Lawrence Tibbett might not now 
be scheduled to make Diamond Horseshoe, a story of the 
Metropolitan Opera House . . . Mary Ellis might never 
have sung on the screen in Paris in Spring. 

Before Grace Moore, Hollywood did not feel the need 
nf operatic voices. 



• BUT Grace Moore has done more than bring opera 
and operatic voices to the screen. She has made great 
singing an accomplishment of youth — of attractive and 
animated youth. Oversized sopranos with a multitude 
of chins can no longer depend just on vocal quality for 
romantic appeal. Not with the Grace Moores, Lily Ponses, 
Gladvs Swarthouts, Jeanette MacDonalds and Mary 
Ellises "lovely to look at," as well as delightful to hear. 

Again in her new picture, Love Me Forever, the Moore 
style of singing is so natural and her enjoyment of sing- 
ing is so obvious that she encourages every girl to dis- 
cover her own voice, to find self-expression in song. 

She is a living illustration of the fact that music has 
charms that neither kings nor commoners can resist. 




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i\omeo and Juliet!... Antony and Cleopatra!... Tristan 
and Isolde!... Dante and Beatrice!. ..Heloise and Abelard! 
. . . Lovers all — out of the scores upon scores of lovers 
who down through the ages have fired the Imagination 
and the creative artistry of bards and minstrels, poets 
and playwrights, painters and writers. 

Without end are the enduring love stories of the world 
—those transcendental, inspiring romances that reach into 
the hearts, souls and minds of people — to lift humans out 
of themselves for one brief, thrilling instant in the scheme 
of things and make them kin to the gods in Paradise! 

\_»/aking its place alongside the immortal love romances of 
all time is the touching, tenderly beautiful story of Peter 
andMaryinDuMaurier's glorious tale, "Peter Ibbetson." 
Here was a love truly beyond all human y X ^^^ ■ 
understanding — a love that endured through 
childhood, manhood and old age — a love 
that flamed with a brilliant intensity — a love 
that burned even beyond the grave. 




Gary Cooper and Ann Harding in a scene from the Paramount 
Picture "Peter Ibbetson" directed by Henry Hathaway 



As a novel, "Peter Ibbetson" left an indelible imprint on 
all who read it. As a stage play, and then again as an 
opera, idealized with music, it entranced those fortunate 
enough to have witnessed its performance. Nowit is being 
brought to the screen by Paramount, with a devotion to 
casting and direction that promises to further deify, if pos- 
sible, what is already recognized as an immortal work. 

v_Jary Cooper has been chosen to portray the sincerity and 
manly manliness of Peter Ibbetson, while Ann Harding 
has won the coveted role of Mary, who was the Duchess 
of Towers. The screen play has been placed under the 
lucid and understanding direction of Henry Hathaway, 
who guided the destinies of "Lives of a Bengal Lancer." 

As a living, breathing canvas that recreates the glamor- 
ous scenes and the passionate interludes of 
Du Maurier's story, the photoplay "Peter 
Ibbetson" gives every promise of presenting 
another screen masterpiece in this story 
of a love that will last through all eternity. 



Movie Classic for September, 1935 



They're the Topics. 



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Margaret Lindsay, like everyone 
else in filmland, is taking a look 
at the San Diego Exposition . . . 



Fashion Headline; 

PARIS hasn't heard of this. 
Neither has New York. But we 
predict it will be a bigger sensa- 
tion than the famous Letty Lynton 
dress. We predict it will take the 
feminine world by storm. We mean 
— the glamorous neiv evening ivrap 
that Adrian has just designed for 
Joan Crawford in Glitter. It's a polo 
coat of gold metallic cloth! 

Very tailored, with the same lapels 
and stand-up collar that the sports 
version has, it is the best-looking 
thing on the fall horizon. It has the 
dash and smartness about it, with that 
tightly belted effect, that made the 
polo coat the most popular coat ever 
designed. In metal cloth or in one 
of those super-heavy lames for even- 
ing, it is a complete knockout! So 
get yourself four and a half yards of 
material (if you are average size), use 
taffeta for the lining, resurrect your 
old camel's-hair for a pattern — and 
lead the parade at the night for- 
mals this fall! 



New notes on per- 
sonalities who are 
always good news! 



O STIFF black velvet lined with taffeta 
is going to be an unbeatable combination 
this season. So are short "cap" sleeves. 
One of Adrian's newest Crawford crea- 
tions has all three features. It is in 
black velvet with a muchly starched vest 
of white pique that has rhinestone 
studs. The short sleeves have flaring 
cuffs of the pique with rhinestone clasps. 
And the skirt — a stunning affair with 
tunic and train. 

And, speaking of Adrian, he has gone 
in for trick poultry in a large, large 
way. Yes sir, Farmer Adrian has two 
Japanese roosters with tails six feet 
long in his collection, and expects them 
to win first prize at the county fair in 
October. The funny part of it is that 
Tony, the French poodle that Helen 
Hayes gave him for Christmas, has 
adopted the roosters and won't let the 
other poultry near them. Believe it or 
not, the coops have special devices that 
automatically record each egg laid. It 
may be a long jump from fashions to 



fowls, but the chickens aren't going to 
fool Adrian ! 



• HE was practically mobbed at the 
San Diego Exposition by women. When 
they saw the tall, good-looking chap 
and discovered who he was, there was 
no holding them back. The gowns he 
has designed recently for Garbo, Joan 
Crawford, Jeanette MacDonald and 
Norma Shearer are on display there and 
he was inspecting the magnificent set- 
ting that Fair officials had accorded 
them. Then came the rush of eager 
femininity — and Adrian disappeared. 



• MAE WEST, in white satin with a 
touch of red, went through the San 
Diego Exposition with eight body- 
guards. But she would not let them 
ward off the autograph-seekers. "They 
pay good money to see my pictures, 
don't they?" she demanded. "If they 
want my 'John Henry' they can have it !" 
In the Federal Building, where a mil- 
lion-dollar bank note is on display, pro- 
tected by marines armed to the teeth, 
Mae stopped for a long moment. "Why 
don't you boys come up to see me some 
time — and bring that along?" 

[Continued on page 10] 




Wide World 

And a good time was had by all! Marlene Dietrich and Claudette Colbert 
shared hysterics on the slide at Carole Lombard's "amusement park party" 



New 







****A hat for 15c ! My goodness, 

/hat's happening in the fashion world? 

>omething smart, we'll tell you, for a 

lell-known company has devised a new 

lse for their paper — a chic head-covering 

ise. You braid and sew and trim accord- 

ng to instructions, and the result is 

. lmething pretty special. The directions 

are concise, the hats are easy to make, 

and are truly good-looking. What's more, 

you wouldn't believe they were paper if 

you didn't examine them with extreme 

care ! On sale at department stores. 

**-**Don't you love something new on 
your grocery shelves? Discover a brand 
spanking new food product that is simply 
delicious ! It is an imported-style liver- 
wurst roll in a 7-ounce can, and at its 
taste you'll call for more ! Excellent for 
sandwiches, for summer suppers, for 
/ nors d'oeuvres. This company also has 
canned frankfurters and cocktail sausages 
that delight your tummy. The cans are 




vacuum-sealed for freshness, and steam- 
cooked for flavor. The new liverwurst 
is 27c a can, 3 cans for 75c. 

****Let your books stand at attention ! 
Books hate toppling over and like to be 
held by smart-looking book-ends. The 
very newest have a spring action that 
keeps the books erect and accessible. 
They are lightweight in a smart black 
and chrome finish, chromium-plated black 
solid brass, and they are handicrafted 
by the company founded by that famous 
horse-riding Paul Revere in 1801. They 
make marvelous gifts with a very expen- 
sive look, while the cost is only $1 ! 

****Have you always liked leather 
jackets, but thought they were pretty ex- 
pensive? We've found the answer in 
these sports jackets that you make your- 
self of small leather pieces for 75c ! A 
package of material contains enough 
leather (and ample instructions) to make 
a grand-looking patchwork leather jacket, 
chic for fall, for school and sports. Who- 
ever had this swell idea certainly used 
a clever head, for imagine having a 
leather jacket for 75c! (50c children's 
sizes.) 

****Women sighed for it, and it has 
been provided — a means of transporting 
perfume around in a purse. You've prob- 
ably wished countless times that you 
could have some perfume with you, but 
dreaded carrying a bottle in your purse 
for fear of its breaking or leaking. No 
more ! The case is a graceful fluted 
bakelite one containing a glass cylinder 
filled with perfume. It's leak-proof, 
feather-light, and refillable. You can get 
the case, and the perfume for 75c. 

****Liquid stockings ! Doesn't that 
sound like a grand summer idea? A fa- 
mous beauty expert conceived the idea, 
to conceal blemishes and give the legs 
a silken finish. When worn under sheer 
evening stockings, the preparation adds 
to their allure. It comes in four shades : 
Eggshell, Evening, Suntan, Dark. If 
your legs aren't tanned enough to suit 
you, just apply this and you'll look like 
a true sun-worshiper. The price of this 
is $1. 

****Wash your car without getting it 
wet! Sounds sort of impossible, doesn't 
it? But not when you know about this 



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"dry-wash" which saves eighty 
on car-washing cost. There are 
lion people now who dry-wash th 
in cold weather, and the number i> 
creasing for summer use, too. Just, 
this product on your dirty car 
cloth, and away scampers the d 
absolutely simple, and makes i 
keep your car gleaming. The t. 
$1, but it has been reduced to 39c! 

****Inspired by the informality r 
Hollywood entertaining is the clev 
server made of lightweight wood ; It 
one of those things that serves many pui 
poses in life, from being a cheeseboa 1 ' 
to acting as a supper, bread, or cock.t. 
board. It is smart to look at, and migl 
handy to have while entertaining, 
buys it ! 

****There's a new way of doing the 
trick of quickly removing hair from the 
legs. Just whisk these mittenlike affairs 
over the offending hair, and it vanishes 
Easy to use, and extremely effective. The 
cost is 35c. 

****Mickey Mouse has gone bookish — 
in a set of three little books, all illus- 
trated by his foster-parent, Walt Disney. 
The titles are: "Who's Afraid of the Big 
Bad Wolf?", "Adventures of Mickey 
Mouse", and "Little Red Ri( ing Hood". 
And in addition to these charming chil- 
dren's books, there's a big ruober Mickey 
for the children to blow up an ' " w5tJ» 
The three books in a box, and 
ber Mickey Mouse all for 50c ! 

****Wash windows without 
"What an idea !" say you, "I'll 
can't be done." But that was befc 
told you about the new cleaner, 
whisk a small cloth dampened w 
over the glass and follow with an 
whisk with a dry cloth. That's 
Which all means it is a great wi 
time-, and money-saver. Excellent 
for eyeglasses and automobile windc 
Leaves 'em all sparkling. 

[Continued on page 81] 



Esther Ralston dresses for a shopping 
expedition in a two-piece Stuart plaid 
with velveteen collar. (Photo by Rhodes; 
dress from the Broadway Hollywood) 



We're sorry we can't undertake any shopping commissions for you. (If we 
did that, we wouldn't have time to scout around and find slick new things to tell 
you about, would we?) But we'll be very glad to tell you where to find 
any or all of them, if you will address Shopping Scouts, MOVIE CLASSIC, 
1501 Broadway, New York City — enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope 
for reply. 



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ROUGE 

he flattering color harmony shades 
,f Max Factor's Rouge are light- 
tested. . . maintain their true color. 
Blends easily, smoothly; gives your 
skin a delicate, natural glow that 
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LIPSTICK 

Being moisture-proof, Max Factor's 
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applied to the inner as well as the 
outer surface of your lips giving 
them, an °.ven, harmonized color. 



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dollar; Max Factor's Rouge is fifty cents; Max 
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JO YOU know how red a rouge, and what 
shade of red will accent youthful beauty in 
your face? Do you know what shade of powder 
will enliven your skin and give it new alluring 
beauty? The answer lies in a secret known to 
lovely screen stars, and a discovery of Max 
Factor, Hollywood's genius of make-up. From 
his vast experience in creating make-up to meet 
the exacting demands of the camera, Max Factor 
has developed the new art of color harmony 
make-up consisting of powder, rouge, and lip- 
stick blended to emphasize beauty. 

Color harmony make-up will accent beauty in 
your face just as it does for glamorous red- 
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If you are a blonde, it will give your face an 
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Movie Classic for September, 1935 

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QUICKLY CORRECT THESE 



4 FIGURE FAULTS 

Perfolastic not only CONFINES . . it REMOVES ugly bulges/ 




Reduce Too Fleshy 
Hips and Thighs 

9 Nothing ruins the 
graceful lines of an 
expensive gown 
more than billowing 
hips . . . they are 
quickly brought 
back to beauty with 
the gentle massage - 
like action of the 
Perfolastic Girdle. 




■ It is so easy to 
overcome the after 
effects of toohealthy 
appetites . . . simply 
dona Perfolastic 
Girdle and watch the 
curves smooth out 
at the spots where 
Fashion says reduce. 



Abdominal Fat is 
Most Common of All 

■ Prominent "turn- 
mies"are almost 
universally due to 
relaxed muscles and 
resulting fat. Perfo- 
lastic will correct the 
appearance at once 
and then surely and 
safelyreduce it, with- 
out dieting. 



Diaphragm Rolls 
Quickly Disappear 

■ Until the develop- 
ment of the new 
Perfolastic Brassiere 
the woman whose 
figure was marred by 
unsightly "rib-rolls" 
had to reduce by 
expensive massage. 
Now the massage- 
like action does it. 



Reduce your waist and hips 3 inches in 10 days 

... or no cost ! 



^J^^housands of women today owe 
Ifl their slim, youthful figures to the 
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HOLLYWOOD'S 

Heart Problems 

— and Yours 



F 



ROM the letters that come 
pouring in to me, I know that 
cities are going to he more 
crowded than ever this fall with 
young girls "starting out on their 
own." Young girls seeking to ex- 
press themselves in some career, 
searching for freedom, for adventure. 
Young girls who wonder if they will 
need every ounce of courage to com- 
bat loneliness. 

"In September," writes one of 
them (who is typical of so many), 
"I am leaving for a new job in the 
city. . . How shall I go about getting 
acquainted with people and having a 
good time? . . . What's the best way 
to get ahead? To meet worth-while 
men ?" 

I wish I could have a talk with 
each one of you — because the cruel 
impersonality of the city is bound to 
be tragic for some of you — unless, of 
course, you know how to break 
through that impersonality and make 
a place for yourself. It isn't so very 
difficult, really. But it does take cour- 
age and a great deal of common sense. 



• I WAS talking about this to 
actress Binnie Barnes at lunch re- 
cently. Binnie has the limitless charm 
of the girl who has made her own 
way in life — and thrived on the ex- 
perience. She seems able to converse 
on any subject. And to this par- 
ticular subject she brings an under- 
standing and sympathy that are 
genuine, that mean something. 

"If I were to do it over," she be- 
gan, "if I were seventeen again and 
newly arrived in London to make a 
living, I certainly would not go to 
some fifth-rate rooming house as I 
did ! That's the first thing a girl 
usually thinks of : T must get a cheap 
room somewhere until I find work.' 

"My advice is — don't do it! Go to 
some girls' club. Every profession 
seems to have one of its own. Off- 
hand, I can think of the Business 
Woman's Club, the Secretarial, The 
Theatrical — and there are countless 
others. Then there is the Y.W.C.A. 
The main point is, find a place where 
you can have companionship. Let 

Movie Classic for September, 1935 



me tell you, that is the most important 
thing the first few weeks you are in a 
strange city. You don't pay any 
more to live at such places and living 
there is a million times more cheer- 
ful than in some dark, dingy hall bed- 
room. 

"Any large city is the same, 
whether it is London or New York 
or Los Angeles. A girl gets buried in 
them, the maze of streets, the mass of 




Picture yourself in Binnie Barnes' place 
sand miles away from home. Would 



When a girl "starts 
out on her own" in a 
place far from home 
how can she avoid 
loneliness . . . best 
get ahead . . . meet 
worth-while men? 
Binnie Barnes gives 
several answers! 

By Margaret Dixe 

people. She feels lost. She is so lonely 
that it's like a physical pain. I know ! 
I went through it all. . . . You look 
for work all day and then, because 
you have no place else to go, you come 
'home' to a dingy two-by-four. May- 
be the landlady speaks to you — about 
the week's [Continued on page 72] 




— among strangers in a city six thou- 
you know how to combat loneliness? 



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or diet will throw your system 
"off schedule"... and you need a 
laxative. 

Ex-Lax is the ideal summer 
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given by a well-known New York 
physician: 

1. In summer you should avoid 
additional strain on the vital 
organs of the body, even the strain 
due to the action of harsh cathar- 
tics. Ex-Lax is thorough but gen- 
tle. No pain, strain, or griping. 

2. In summer there is a greater 



loss of body fluids due to normal 
perspiration. Avoid the type of 
laxatives that have a "watery" 
action. Don't "dehydrate" your 
body. Take Ex-Lax. 

And Ex-Lax is such a pleasure 
to take — it tastes just like deli- 
cious chocolate. 

So be sure to take along a plenti- 
ful supply of Ex-Lax. Ex-Lax 
comes in 10c and 25c boxes at any 
drug store. 

When Nature forgets — 
remember 

THE CHOCOLATED LAXATIVE 



Movie Classic for September, 1935 



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from the latest hits of 




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Curly Top" is tops for Shirley! SHE 
DANCES AGAIN . . . SHE SINGS 2 SONGS 
in this excitingly different story! 

"SURPRISE!" SHIRLEY SEEMS TO SHOUT 
GLEEFULLY. For what a joy package of surprises 
this picture will be! 

"Curly Top" is completely different in story and 
background from all the other Temple triumphs. 
This time, Shirley plays the mischievous, lovable 
ringleader of a group of little girls, longing for 
happiness and a home. Once again, she dances — 
she sings — in that winsome way which captured 
the heart of the whole world. 

And . . . SURPRISE! . . . Rochelle Hudson, as 
Shirley's faithful sister, sings for the first time on 
the screen, revealing a rich, beautiful voice in a 
song that will be the hit of the year. Her song 
duets with John Boles — their wealthy and secret 
benefactor — lead to a love duet that ends in perfect 
harmony! 

"Curly Top" is tops for Shirley . . . and that 
means tops in entertainment for the whole family! 



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"All my life, I've had a hunger 
in my heart ... a hunger to 
love and be loved." 



'CU1UY TOP' 




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with 

JOHN BOLES 
ROCHELLE HUDSON 

JANE DARWELL 

Produced by Winfield Sheehan 

Directed by Irving Cummings 

• 

"Spunky— if you don't stop sneezing, 
you're going to catch p-monia. You 
really ought to have a hot lemonade." 

Movie Classic for September, 1935 





JANET GA 



HENRY FONDA 



Slim Summerville Jane Withers 
Andy Devine Margaret Hamilton 

Produced by Winfield Sheehan 

Directed by Victor Fleming 

Screen Nay by Edwin Burke 

From Max Gordon's Stage Play " Authors 

Fronk B. Elser and Marc Connelly • Based on 

the novel "Rome Haul" by Walter D. Edmonds 




YOU . . . who loved "State Fair". . . HAVE 
ANOTHER TREAT COMING! 

Set in a dramatic, colorful era of American life 
now shown for the first time . . . when the speed 
of the railroad doomed the picturesque waterways 
. . . this story is a refreshingly new, vital, heart- 
warming tale of simple folk on the great Erie 
Canal, when it was one of the world's wonders, the 
gateway through which civilization took its West- 
ward march . . . when its lazy waters rang with 
the shouts of swaggering boatmen, bullying their 
women, brawling with their rivals. 

Through it all threads the romance of a kissable 
little miss who hides her sentimental yearnings be- 
hind a fiery temper . . . while a dreamy lad, home- 
sick for the soil, contends for her affection with 
the mighty-fisted bully of the waterways. 

Ask your theatre manager when he plans to 
play it! 



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MOVIE CLASSIC reviews the new 
pictures from a feminine viewpoint 



"La Boheme" is sung by Grace Moore 
and Michael Bartlett in Love Me For- 
ever in a thrillingly beautiful manner! 



® 9 • @ Becky Sharp brings 
color to the screen and undoubtedly as 
a result the future of the movies will be 
written in red, white and blue ... as 
well as all the other shades. There is 
much development to be done, make-up 
technique to be adjusted, nuances of 
shading to be obtained, but for the first 
major all-color picture this one is a 
honey. Color tells the truth about the 
beauties in the picture; it makes the 
young ones look that way, while the 
older ones reveal their age. The story 
of Becky Sharp isn't a particularly jolly 
one, but regardless you'll like the trollop 
Becky, due to Miriam Hopkins' joyous 
acting of the part. From the time she 
leaves school until the last minute of the 




Miriam Hopkins and Sir Cedric Hardwicke are the merciless gossips of Becky 
Sharp, the picture that brings color to the screen with exquisite results 

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show, when she throws a saintly book 
at a departing saintly friend, she is a 
thoroughly worldly -Becky. The Re- 
gency silhouettes are charming, includ- 
ing the bonnets, which should tease the 
present-day milliners' fancies. There is 
a ball scene that is a blaze of color, and 
makes a gal wish she could have lived 
in times like those. Frances Dee is 
lovely to see, Alan Mowbray is excel- 
lent in his part, and Sir Cedric Hard- 
wicke gives a splendid portrayal. Re- 
member when you see Becky Sharp that 
you're seeing only the first of a new- 
cycle in motion picture history, and 
judge accordingly. (RKO-Radio) 

• • • • Love Me Forever 

gives us Grace Moore — the girl who 
can take her kings or leave them — and 
is a picture that you must see . . . and 
hear. Her voice is glorious, and what 
is more, she is exquisitely beautiful. 
Leo Carrillo gives a grand performance 
as a gambler who falls in love with her, 
and builds for her sake an elaborate 
night-club devoted to operatic entertain- ; 
ment, and from there lifts her into the 
Metropolitan Opera. Luis Alberni gives 
a good portrayal as Carrillo's hench- 
man, and Michael Bartlett, making his 
first screen appearance, outshines even 
Miss Moore in his rendition of "La 
[Continued on page 88] 




Henry Fonda will capture your heart in 
The Farmer Takes a Wife, with lovely 
Janet Gaynor as the maiden in the case 



THIS DRAMATIC WORLD 




For ten years, she has 

been in Hollywood — and 
the magic spell she has 
cast over moviegoers is 
still in force. She still is 
The Woman That Most 
Women Dream of Being — 
beautiful, individual, elus- 
ive, courageous. And 
now, in "Anna Karenina,' 
she becomes newly ro- 
mantic. She has changed 
her long bob for a coiffure 
of the I 870s, when women 
dramatized femininity, not 
sophistication. And on 
her return from Sweden, 
she may do "Camille" 

Portrait bv C- S. Bull 




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Jane Withers is the name — and she is 
a natural. She proved it first as the 
child villainess of "Bright Eyes," in 
which she almost stole top honors. 
Now she is a sensation — and a star — 
in "Ginger." Like Shirley Temple, she 
will lead children back to the theatres, 
bringing their parents with them! 




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Speaking of naturalness, Shirley Temple has not lost hers. 
Totally unspoiled, she still looks upon acting as a game. 
And, to prove it, we present a preview portrait from 
her new musical picture, "Curly Top" — showing her as 
an orphan, with a four-footed orphan of a storm 



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Dancing has done plenty for Ginger Rogeri 
and Fred Astaire — but they have done 
even more for dancing, making it gay and 
lively and romantic again. In "Top Hat, 
they have music by Irving Berlin, an amusing 
story, and the dancing time of their lives 





THIS DRAMATIC WORLD 





Are you Robert Taylor-conscious? 
If you are, you know a rising 
romantic star when you see one. 
And in "Broadway Melody of 
1936," you will acquire the sus- 
picion that the boy is versatile, too. 
For with coy June Knight as the 
girl who keeps him guessing, he 
not only whispers sweet nothings 
into her half-concealed ear. He 
joins her in duets and in dances 



-Portrait by C. S. Bull 



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Now that she has the West Point situation 
well in hand, after "Flirtation Walk," Ruby 
Keeler is prepared for a naval engagement. 
At least, Dick Powell is a naval cadet in the 
new musical, "Dress Parade," and they should 
be dancing toward the altar at the finaie! 



— Portrait by Fryer 




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Love, they say, is the same old story the 
world over — but Hollywood is con- 
stantly finding new ways to tell it. For 
example, it has rediscovered "Peter 
Ibbetson," and a different kind of 
romance is on your autumn menu — with 
Ann Harding and Gary Cooper as co- 
stars in the fantasy of two long-parted 
lovers who find a way of making a 
romantic dream of reunion come true 




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Pert Paulette Goddard was once one of the chorus in an 
Eddie Cantor musical. Maybe you overlooked her then. 
But you won't miss her in Charlie Chaplin's long-awaited, 
Just-completed comedy about the machine age. She is 
The Silent One's leading lady. And he is planning to 
star her in a picture (a talkie, no less) that he will direct! 

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— Photo by Rhodes, Movie Classic Photographer 

Artist Willy Pogany tells Binnie Barnes she is 
an unusual type — brown-eyed and bright-haired 

By GERTRUDE HILL 



YOU are about to become more charming than you 
ever were before, even in your best moments ! Ear- 
nest young men in Hollywood, doing all sorts of 
miraculous things with lenses, color combinations, and 
lights are preparing to open a new world for you. It will 
be a world of living, pulsing color, where all the loveliness 
of your screen favorites will be seen, and where you will 
discover the delightful possibilities of color for your own 
adornment. 

The stars themselves are preparing for color films by 
taking a new interest in the tint of their eyes, their skin, 



Chart 
Your 



Charm! 



and their hair. The> are feverishly swirling rainbow silks 
and satins about themselves, trying to find the colors that 
will give them That Certain Desirable Something. 

In the midst of all this exciting flutter stands Willy 
Pogany, genius of color. Pogany is that extraordinary 
artist, illustrator and scene designer, whose canvases 
breathe with reality, and whose settings for Wonder Bar, 
Dante's Inferno, and dozens of other films open new vistas 
of splendor and imagination. And from this color master 
I sought the secrets of color alchemy, so that all girls could 
blossom with the beauty he gives the stars. 






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A famous artist — Willy Pogany — tells you what colors will enhance your beauty! 



"Color can do more than any other single thing to make 
you charming," declares this confidential adviser to the most 
beautiful women in the world. "Color in films will give 
every girl and woman increased color consciousness, and 
they will rely even more upon the stars for charm, beauty 
and allure. 

"How can all this come about? I'll tell you exactly what 
I tell every star whose portrait I paint, whose color prob- 
lems I help solve. No matter what kind of hair, eye, or 
skin tones you have, there is a color that will make you 
more attractive. If you are drab, color can make you 
enchanting. If you are pretty, color can give you breath- 
taking charm. I have prepared a chart, suggesting the best 
colors to be Worn by girls of all complexions to get certain 
definite effects. Would you like to share it with the stars?" 

Who wouldn't like to have a world-famous artist tell 
them just what color to wear to make them appear their 
loveliest ! And at the bottom of this page, you will find 
Willy Pogany's color chart, cut it out — keep it to consult 
when you go shopping, when you want to dress in harmony 
with your moods. 

• "First of all, remember this — you are the most impor- 
tant part of your costume or your setting," counsels 
Mr. Pogany. "Since all the colors that surround you must 
add to your beauty, it is essential to study your own coloring 



most carefully. Look into your mirror. What are you? 
Blonde? Brunette? Medium? Your answer will come 
quickly. There is no doubt, you say, that you are this or 
that. But, are you sure? 

"Let us see. What is the color of your skin? It may 
be white, like a gardenia petal. It may be pink-and-white, 
like apple blossoms. It may have a pinkish hue. It may 
be creamy. It may be golden, like the tawny side of a ripe 
apricot or peach. It may be olive, with green tones under- 
lying it. All dark skins are not olive, although they are 
commonly called so. Most sallow skins are merely olive 
complexions that have the wrong colors against them. 

"I put so much stress on the skin because it has much 
more to do with your blondeness or darkness than your 
hair has," Pogany says. "Your skin is the most important 
color index you have. Next come your eyes. If you have 
blue eyes with dark hair, like Jean Parker and Maureen 
O'Sullivan, you are not a brunette. If your eyes are hazel, 
like Joan Blondell's, consider them brown when you apply 
your make-up and choose your gowns. 

"After your skin and your eyes, regard your hair. If 
it is dark, and you have fair skin and light eyes, you are 
artistically correct if you wish to lighten your hair, as Ann 
Sothern and Alice Faye have done. If your hair is drab. 
you are justified in brightening it. 

"Are you still so positive of [Continued on page 58] 



HOW TO USE COLORS TO VARY YOUR CHARM 



COLORING 
OF 

HAIR AND SKIN 



SWEET 



Light 
Contrast 



DEMURE 



SEVERE 



Pale 

Harmonizing 

Shades 



Dark 

Harmonizing 

Shades 



ELEGANT 



Rich 

Harmonizing 

Shades 



STRIKING 



Vivid 
Contrast 



BLONDE HAIR 
White Skin 
Pink and White 
Creamy Skin 
Pink Skin . 
Golden Skin . 



Ivory 

Salmon Pink 

Lavender 

Pale Green 

Powder Blue 



Yellow 

Beige 

Fawn 

Light Blue 

Cobalt Blue 



Darker Shades 

of Cream 

and Brown 

also Black 



Black 
Russet 
Brown 
Brown 

Wine 



Emerald 

Powder Blue 

Turquoise 

Green 

Violet 



BROWN HAIR 
White Skin . . 
Creamy Skin . 
Pink Skin . 
Golden Skin . 
Olive Skin 



Creamy Hues 

Nile Green 

French Blue 

Strawberry 

Fawn 



Tan, 

Beiges 

and 

Light 

Browns 



Darker Shades 

of Tan 

and Brown 



BLACK HAIR 
White Skin 
Creamy Skin 
Pink Skin . 
Golden Skin . 
Olive Skin 



Pearl Gray 

Lavender 

Pale Green 

All Greens 

Peach 



RED HAIR 
White Skin 
Pink and White 
Creamy Skin . 
Golden Skin . 



Ivory 

Ivory 

Apple Green 

Misty Gray 



Creamy 


Navy Blue 


Whites 


Oxford 


and 


Gray and 


Grays 


Black 



Olive Green 

Henna 
Olive Green 

Amber 
Deep Russet 



Gray 

Purple 

Wine 

Brown, Black 

Deep Violet 



Orange 

Leaf Green 

Sapphire 

Burgundy 

Burnt Sienna 

and Turquoise 



Vermilion 

Fuchsia 

Emerald 

Scarlet 

Ultramarine 

and Orange 



Dove 
Grays 

and 
Browns 



Black 



Deep Blue, 
Grays 

and 
Black 



Black, White, 

Gold, Green, 

Almost 

Anything 



Study — and save — this handy guide to charm with colors, prepared by Willy Pogany. It will pay you dividends! 



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Why Janet Gaynor 

Is So P 





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Janet Gaynor today 
is sitting very pret- 
tily on top of the 
movie world — Femi- 
nine Favorite No. I 
by actual box-office 
count. And all the 
glory hasn'tchanged 
her a bit. She hasn't 
lost a single friend, 
while making millions 
of new ones. Friends 
matter to Janet! 



In The Farmer Takes a 
Wife, the rousing ro- 
mantic comedy drama of 
early Erie Canal days, 
Janet Gaynor is popular 
with such opposites as 
Henry Fonda and Charles 
Bickford. And in real 
life she is just as popu- 
lar with people who are 
total opposites. More- 
over, there are reasons! 




She is Feminine Favorite No. 1-and her secret of popularity can be yours 



By Louise Lewis 

MANY WOMEN know how to dazzle and shine. 
Some know how to rule nations, how to be 
men's equals in any career they undertake. But 
Janet Gaynor knows what so many never learn — how to 
be a friend. 

That is the way she has conquered an entire world. 
Not with banners flying — sensational headlines — cham- 
pagne splendor. Oh, no ! She has done it quietly and 
simply. She has done it by being a folksy little person, 
the sort who would stand by you through thick and thin, 
laugh with you, cry with you — yes, and fight for you. 
And that is the secret of the overwhelming Gaynor popu- 
larity. 

"It isn't the glory-seekers and the self-seekers who 
have the fun," she believes. "It's the people who can 
get — and give — joy in plain, everyday living! That's the 
biggest lesson Hollywood teaches you. You soon learn 
how senseless it is to put artificial values on things, to 
strain after something that has no meaning. For in- 
stance, in my own case, I was told I should 'live up to 
my position !' And I tried. Honestly I did," she chuckles 
softly. "I rented a big place with the regulation swim- 
ming pool and tennis court, and I attended some of those 
enormous parties that are so elaborately done. But no- 
body had a very good time ; it was too crowded. And 
suddenly I realized that it isn't the big things, the pomp 
and ceremony, that matter. It's the little things." 



glamor that outlasts every other variety. She has proved 
it with a hundred million people. After nine years of 
stardom, she still is on top. But even before she was fa- 
mous, there was that "something" about her. You would 
catch people smiling involuntarily at Janet on the street, 
as if she had evoked some happy thought. She, you see, 
knows how to speak the language of humanity. And she 
has never learned to speak another. 

There is a reason for that, of course — a reason why 
Janet, in the midst of Hollywood's sophisticated hurly- 
burly, has been left untouched by it. The answer, I think, 
goes back to a certain period of her life when she was 
a little bundle-wrapper in a San Francisco department 
store. Bundle-wrappers get a pretty good insight into 
human nature from their vantage point. Janet saw how 
quickly arrogance can freeze a person and how genial 
kindliness can warm the heart. 

One afternoon a towering dowager came in. Janet 
heard what she said to the clerk, watched her haughty in- 
tolerance leave the other girl white and bitter-eyed. 
Finally, the woman called the manager and ordered the 
girl discharged. It was then that the little redheaded 
bundle-wrapper turned into an avenging fury. She had 
them all listening. And when she finished, the dowager 
was gasping. But she managed a half-apology before she 
stalked off. "I never want to be like that, as if the world 
owed me a couple of diamond crowns for getting myself 
born!" Janet told herself fiercely. "I want to be 'just 
folks,' no matter what happens!" 

And she has kept her word ! 



• AND Janet has built her stairway to success on little 
things — the kind that you and I and the folks next door 
love for their sweetness and homeliness. She isn't an 
exotic wonder. She isn't a glitter-girl. But it is an odd 
fact that the Gaynors of the world, with their simplicity 
and just-glad-to-be-aliveness, have a special brand of 



© THERE was charming proof of that when she was 
in Paris last summer. Lollie, as her family call her, 
was at her favorite stunt — browsing among the old book- 
stalls on the left bank of the Seine. An American sailor 
was browsing, too — or making a pretense at it. You 
can't browse very well when [Continued on page 84] 

27 



The Nelson Eddy 

Women Want to Know 



You don't know anything about the nation's newest 
film rave until you read this story . . . which reveals, 
among other things, the kind of girl he hopes to marry 



By Dorothy Spensley 



NELSON EDDY is a man's 
man . . . and a woman's hero. 
In apology for the latter, he 
puts the blame on the heroic, gallant, 
singing fellow. Captain- Richard War- 
rington, that he played in Metro's 
smash hit. Naughty Marietta, which 
has taken the country's im- 
agination by storm — and 
song. 

Shy and lonely (by his 
own confession), the new- 
est matinee idol lays the 
blame for his sudden film 
success — after waiting two 
long Hollywood years, 
playing vocal bits in Danc- 
ing Lady and Student Tour 
— to the romantic appeal of 
Warrington and not to his 



own personable qualities, his fine 
smile, even teeth, thick tawny hair, 
tall, vigorous body. 

Eddy has had enough experience 
with success (concert, radio and op- 
era) to know that most of his femi- 
nine followers fall in love with the il- 





Recent concert audiences stomped and 
clapped for him to sing the marching 
song from Naughty Marietta again 



28 



With Jeanette MacDonald, his co- 
star in Naughty Marietta (above), he 
will soon film another operetta 

lusion he creates and not with the 
man. The man is single, handsome, 
hard-working, a self-made success. 
Usually, he has a hard time convinc- 
ing these fearless stage-door Jills who 
pursue and confront him with their 
passion, that it's not Nelson, but illu- 
sion they love. Sane, sensible, almost 
phlegmatic, he takes time out to rea- 
son with them. 

To sum up the characteristics of 
Eddy, the man, for the fifteen hun- 
dred correspondents (mostly women) 
who weeklv delude Metro's fan mail 



department with Nelson Eddy letters, 
almost anyone would say that he was 
considerate, idealistic, unaffected by 
his latest triumph, not likely to be af- 
fected by future triumphs, friendly, 
romantic, virile, handsome. They 
would be less likely to know that he 
is tactful and anxious not to profit on 
sensational publicity. 



• ON MY desk is a written request 
from Eddy asking that certain 
Hollywood names (of right pretty 
girls, too) be omitted from this story. 
"They may not be keen about my us- 
ing their names," says the heedful 
Mr. Eddy. And, further, "Anything 
written about me on the girl angle is 
purely synthetic to date. If you must 
do it, then you must, but I don't think 
it right to bring these names into it." 

So there you have, word for honest 
word, Nelson Eddy's feelings about 
the woman question. 

He is not indifferent to women, but 
he knows just the type of woman he 
wants to many. She must be cul- 
tured, witty, amiable, equipped with 
her share of beauty — and she need 
not know how to cook, sew, knit. 
mend. She must, above all, be 
"sweet." And then we have a late 
amendment, also from the Eddy mes- 
sage on my desk : "Please make no 
point of social or business distinction 
— merely say that the hypothetical 
'she' must be a live wire." 

Before you file your application, 
however, please consider this. Eddy 
had fourteen letter proposals in one 
Philadelphia day following a pro- 
nouncement regarding his feminine 
ideal. And not one got to first base. 
He likes to do his own choosing. And 
don't think that he is an unmitigated 
so-and-so because women besiege 



him. They do the same to Gable, 
Boyer, and probably did to Booth and 
Salvini. There is something about 
the genus actor, blond or brunette, 
that lures the ladies. 

And Eddy is not entirely immune. 
Listen to this : 



• "I MET my ideal girl when I was 

on tour this winter," said the big, 
broad-shouldered singer, a symphony 
(or maybe an oratorio) in brown 
with tan shirt, autumnal tie. "There 
she was — beautiful, cultured, witty. 
I said to myself, 'Well, this looks 
like it's it,' and to her I said, 'Will 
you dine with me ?' 

'We dined, danced, went to the 
theatre. She had everything, but be- 
tween us that little flame, that chem- 
ical affinity or whatever you want to 
call it, never was fanned to life. You 
can't fall in love without it. It gives 
zest and meaning and sweetness to 
any association of a man and a wom- 
an. I waited for it. But it never 
arrived. So there she is, still my 
'ideal' — at least she has all the qual- 
ities that I admire in a woman — and 
here I am." 

"Here," to Mr. Eddy, means Hol- 
lywood, some thousands of miles west 
of his birthplace, Providence, Rhode 
Island ; some thousands of miles west 
of Philadelphia (Jeanette MacDon- 
ald's home-town), where he lived for 
fifteen years. ("If I had two theatre 
tickets, ten dollars to spend, and a 
bunch of roses in my hand, I wouldn't 
know a girl in Philadelphia whom I 
could ask to share them with me," he 
says regarding his Quaker City roman- 
tic associations. He worked too hard 
in his youth to fill his little red book 
with the femmes' phone numbers.) 

"Here," to those of us who have 
watched his career, is a way up on the 
matinee-idol success ladder, giving 
Clark Gable, Charles Boyer, Gary 
Cooper and the other lureful lads a 
run for their popularity. It's prob- 
ably Eddy's abundant vitality that 
does it, plus the robust baritone voice 
that has been wowing concert listen- 
ers for the past several years. Any- 
way, it's bringing in the fan mail. 



• "I THOUGHT thirty or forty let- 
ters a week was tops just a few 
months ago," said Eddy, glad to be 
talking of anything besides romantic 
attachments. "Yesterday I employed 
a secretary here to care for my fan 
mail. And I have one in the East. 
I also put a lawyer on a retainer to 
handle my affairs. My head got to 
aching with all the things that I had 
to attend to, now that Naughty Mari- 
etta has clicked and Captain Richard 
Warrington has made an impression 




Hurrcll 



He has a hard time convincing the girls that they are more interested 
in Captain Warrington than in Nelson Eddy. But he keeps trying. 
And then he adds, "I go out every other night, and still I am lonely" 



on the crowd," he added smiling. 

What he would rather talk about, 
instead of women and love (although 
he gh 7 es due homage to each), is his 
next year's concert tour. From the 
middle of January to the end of 
April, 1936, you will find him singing 
lustily, in person, up and down these 
broad United States. And the price 
for this tour has skyrocketed exactly 
250 percent over last year's because 
of his film popularity ! 

Shrewd businessman-artist that he 
is (he was advertising man, reporter, 
copy-reader, shipping department em- 
ployee before he ever sang opera), he 
knows, from this season's experience, 
that his next year's concert audience 
is going to be swelled by filmgoers 
who think that he is a Hollywood act- 
or making a personal appearance. All 
of these people are not going to ap- 
preciate the melodious Mr. Eddy's in- 



terpretation of selections from Italian 
opera, nor will they care a hoot when 
he launches into Wagner and German 
lieder. 



• "NEVERTHELESS," says Ed- 
dy, determined that his artistic ca- 
reer shall not escape him, "I am going 
right on singing my classical scores, 
and I'll give the numbers popularized 
on the screen as encores. Toward the 
end of his year's season, I noticed that 
the audience was composed of more 
film fans than usual. I got this from 
them . . ." and the baritone clapped his 
hands and stomped his feet, rhythmi- 
cally, to signify a demand for the 
marching song of his recent film op- 
eretta. 

Next season's tour promises to 
be an interesting experiment. But 
in view of [Continued on page 68] 



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Be a One-of-a-Kind Girl! 



B 



l A one-of-a-kind girl!" 
That advice, coming 
from one of the most 
fascinating of all movie Stars, Miriam 
Hopkins, means advice from one who 
knows ! She's a modern Cinderella, 
a beautiful girl whom men adore, a 
fine star, and the one chosen to play 
the leading role in the first all-color 
picture ever made. Becky Sharp. Yes, 
help from this girl should be of the 
utmost value ! 

Haven't you often thought: "If I 
only knew just some of the secrets a 
Miriam Hopkins would know about 
feminine savoir-faire, I could have 
managed to be more of a hit at the 
dance last Saturday night." 

You're not by yourself. I've want- 
ed to know those secrets too. I got 
my chance when summer and Miss 
Hopkins both landed in Manhattan 
at the same time. Miriam was gayer 
than I had ever seen her. 

We sat at luncheon on the terrace 
of her house in exclusive Sutton 
Place. The food was perfect, the 
East River inexcusably blue and 



By Mary Watkins Reeve 

Thus Miriam Hopkins 
couns.els every girl 
who wants a career, 
an individual per- 
sonality, charm . . . not 
to mention romance! 

yacht-dotted, and the afternoon lazy. 
Later, my hostess was to don a se- 
vere black and white tailleur, issue 
the remainder of the day's orders to 
the servants, crisply attend to some 
last-minute matters by telephone, and 
start for the races on Long Island. 
Very much the movie star. But now, 
sitting opposite me in the sunshine, 
she yawned like a sleepy kitten, 
tucked her feet under her in a wicker 
chaise longue, and talked intimately, 
in the Georgia drawl that she has 
been trying to squelch for years. She 



Says Miriam 
Hopkins: "I've dis- 
covered that the 
smartest thing any 
girl can do is 
not to be a 'type' " 




Recently star 
of Becky Sharp, 
she now is making 
Barbary Coast 

30 



wore a perfectly frivolous pair of 
white satin pajamas, her feet in 
pert white mules, a mass of taffy- 
colored waves for a coiffure. Her eyes 
were a vivid blue. In their depths 
were reflected beauty, intellect, and 
individuality. I wondered, watching, 
how much of that loveliness she had 
had at sixteen, when she had first 
come to New York as a chorus girl. 

WHAT secrets had she learned 
and practiced to change her 
into the superbly poised Miriam Hop- 
kins of today? How much easier 
would her struggle for success have 
been if she had known then what she 
knows now ? 

But you don't ask people questions 
like that. You ask something sim- 
pler. So I said. "Miriam, suppose 
you had a sister in her teens. . What 
things would you tell her out of your 
own experience about personality, 
charm, appearance and romance? I 
mean your own little secrets, things 
you've discovered for yourself." 

"I'd begin with appearance. Be- 
cause the most important thing I've 
discovered, and one of the lessons 
that it took me longest to learn, was 
simply this : It's never your obvious 
charms that make you beautiful. It's 
the little, less obznous ones! 

"Really, I mean just that. You 
know how you're inclined to be when 
you're first beginning to go out. You 
think loveliness is mainly composed 
of chiffon stockings, and the best- 
looking clothes you can possibly af- 
ford. You have more interest in 
fashion books and bargain racks than 
almost anything else. And that's all 
A-ery well, for clothes are a big item. 
But they're not the biggest. Neither 
is the perfection of your hair or fig- 
ure or make-up. Practically anyone 
can achieve those. 

"But almost everyone neglects some 
part of that biggest item of all. I 
call it little things. Have you ever 
seen a gorgeous evening gown on 
slouched shoulders? Or cracked nail 
polish on the same finger with a dia- 
mond? Or a girl whose hair in front 
had been fashioned into a stunning, 
just-so frame for her face, and in 
back was simply — well, plain hair? 
Then you know what I mean. Just 
such slight things as those can take 
all the glamor away from any girl. 

"I'd teach my younger sister that 
lesson first of all. I'd harp on the 
sins of scrubby heels and elbows 
when she's [Continued on page 76] 



My Friend, 

MARION DA VIES 



Anyone who knows her idolizes her. 
Now, at last, you can discover why! 

By Eileen Percy 



IT'S NOT easy to tell people about 
Marion Davies. You come up 
against the same kind of resist- 
ance as when you tell a fairy tale to 
a child who has just stopped believing 
in fairy tales. "It's ridiculous," they 
say. "It's nonsense. As you de- 
scribe her, she's Santa Claus. She's 
an angel. She's too good to be true." 
All right, then, she's Santa Claus, 
she's an angel, she's too good to be 
true. "But thank God," we cry — we 
who know her and hundreds whose 
friend she is, though they have never 
met her — -"thank God," we cry from 
the bottom of our hearts, "she is true." 
I have known her since we were 
children at school together. We 
weren't intimates then. I was just 
another girl to her, as she was to me, 
though even in those days Marion 
could hardly be "just another girl" to 
anyone. She was too lovely. Her 
eyes were bluer than any blue eyes 
I've ever seen, and though she wore 
her golden hair in braids, and though 
her perfect skin — rose glowing 
through white — was powdered with 
freckles, she still looked so much like 
a princess out of a storybook as to 
set her apart from the rest. Another 
thing that threw a halo around her 
for me — a stage-struck youngster — ■ 
was the fact that her sister Reine was 
a headliner in the theatre. I used to 
steal awed glances at her over the top 
of my book, and wonder what it felt 
like to have a sister on the stage. 



• SCHOOL ended, our ways parted, 
and I landed a job in. a revue called 
Stop, Look, and Listen. There I met 
Marion again, a member of the show 
— so gay, so kind, so open-hearted 
that all my awe melted and from that 
day to this we have been fast friends. 
She loved to laugh in those days 
as, given the least excuse, she loves 



to laugh now. We were so young 
then that we didn't need much excuse. 
One of our greatest jokes was mak- 
ing dates that we knew we couldn't 
keep. Neither of us was allowed to 
go out to parties. But whenever we 
received a bid, we would open our 
eyes wide in delight and say, "Oh, 
thank you, we'd love to come," know- 
ing all the time that we hadn't a 
chance in the world of actually going. 
"We're not lying, though," we would 
assure each other solemnly, "because 
we would love to go," and I think in 
our hearts we always had a sneaking 



hope that somehow we might be able 
to manage it. But we never did. So 
we would comfort ourselves by going 
home to Marion's, where we would 
dress up in some of Reine's finery 
and parade around, pretending to be 
at the party, telling each other : "You 
look charming tonight, Miss Davies" 
and "May I have the pleasure of kiss- 
ing your hand, Miss Percy ?" 

We grew up a little and presently 
found ourselves together again in 
Oli, Boy. Marion sang a song, I re- 
member, called Ribbon and a Little 
Bit of Lace, and we both did a spe- 
cialty number, The Magazine Cover 
Girl, with Joe Santley, in which 
Marion was the Summer and I was 
the Winter Cover. She was winning- 
attention then as a beauty and a 
dancer, and I was having my own 
share of good luck. It was during 
the run of that show that Douglas 
Fairbanks signed me to go to Holly- 
wood. Marion went out to the Coast 
not long afterward. 

The ups and downs of my own 
story have no place here, but what my 
life would have been like without her 
friendship, I should hate to imagine. 
Being human, I suppose she must 
have her flaws, though through all 
my years of association with her, I 
have never been able to discover them. 
I know that, in saying these things, I 
lay myself open to the charge of 
prejudice. "Of course, you're her 
friend — you [Continued on page 62] 



Marion Davies not 
only looks — but is — 
"like a princess out 
of a storybook." 
She has just com- 
pleted Page Miss 
Glory, and may 
next film Shake- 
speare's Tivelfth 
Night, directed by 
Max Reinhardt 






Portrait by 
Manatt 




By 

Ida Zeitltn 




YOU SAW Freddie Barthol- 
omew play David Copperfield, 
and loved him. He won you so 
completely within an hour that, when 
the small figure faded out of the 
screen to make way for the grownup 
David, you felt an irrational impulse 
to fling out your arms and cry : "Stay, 
stay !" 

Since then you have been hearing 
and reading stories about him, all in- 
dicating that his off-screen appeal 
is equally potent, that he mows down 
hearts as a bowler mows down ten- 
pins, though with far less effort — 
more accurately, without any effort 
at all, since the essence of his charm 
lies, as you may have guessed, in its 
utter lack of self-consciousness. 

Let me invite you to an interview 
with Freddie — let me invite you to 
watch him, listen to him, laugh with 
him — and if you don't fall with a 
thud like the rest of us ten-pins, let 
me assure you that- the fault will be 
none of his, but entirely that of his 
inadequate Boswell. 

He's sitting more or less swallowed 
up in the depths of a large armchair, 
his legs stuck out straight in front of 

32 



him, his socks revealing one sound 
knee and one that is pretty thoroughly 
battered. His hazel eyes under the 
wide forehead and mop of curly dark 
hair are momentarily serious, and he 
is twiddling a keycase by one key, 
held between fingers which are in the 
state normal to a boy who has had a 
busy day. His left hand is bandaged. 
Opposite him sits his beloved Cis — 
otherwise, Miss Myllicent Barth- 
olomew, the aunt with whom he has 
lived since he was three — a wise and 
merry lady, between whom and Fred- 
die there exists the easy understand- 
ing of perfect good-fellowship — -rare 
enough between grown-ups, rarer still 
between a child and an adult. 



• HAVING considered the question 
I put to him, Freddie plunges un- 
hesitatingly into his story. He talks 
with the readiness of the well-bred 
youngster, who has been neither 
squelched to timidity nor coddled to 
self-importance. And if his vocab- 
ulary startles you now and then, it's 
the result of no unchildlike precocity, 
but only of an eager intelligence, a 
background of culture, and an early 
absorption in books which, at the age 
of five, included those of both Dick- 



ens and Shakespeare. (Everyone 
knows about their command of the 
English language.) 

"Well," he begins, "I get up first 
of all. The alarm clock wakens me 
and I get up — which isn't easy. I love 
to be up — I love to be all up and 
dressed and doing things, yet the part 
I hate is getting up, d'you see what I 
mean ?" 

"Perfectly," murmurs Aunt Cis. 
"It's a family failing." 

"Is it?" inquires Freddie with in- 
terest. "Well, you've certainly taken 
it on," and is mildly astonished to 
note that he has brought down the 
house. 

"I get up," he resumes, "and put 
the kettle on, and get everything 
ready by myself, and I make the tea 
and bring it in to Cissy on a little 
tray, and I pour her out several cups 
and she drinks it. Then I go in and 
turn on my shower, and then I get 
under the shower, and then when 
that's done, I dry myself and get 
dressed and then I have breakfast." 
All this emerges on a single breath, 
and he pauses only long enough to 
draw another. 

"For breakfast I just generally 
grab anything that's made. I like, 
first, cereal and then I take sortie 
fruit or anything that's Handy, and — 
oh, yes — I love — sandwiches. And 
after breakfast, we have to dash to 







He may be a great child 
actor, but he also is 
all boy. Read this great 
story — and fall in love 
with him off the screen! 




Basil Rathbone, Freddie's cruel stepfather in David Copperpeld, is his kind 
father now in Anna Karenina — and Greta Garbo plays Freddie's mother 



get to the studio, and then if we 
arrive on time, which we very seldom 
do" — a guilty glance passes at this 
point between nephew and aunt — "I 
like to go to the dressing-room and 
help Cissy out with her attache case." 

"Fan mail," she explains, "which I 
couldn'tpossibly manage without him." 

Freddie regards her with a thought- 
ful eye. "You wouldn't kid me, would 
you, Aunt Cis?" he demands. And 
the effect of that borrowed American- 
ism on Freddie's English lips is some- 
thing you would have to hear to ap- 
preciate ! 



Freddie and Mickey 

Rooney watch his 

tit ■ > ■ > 
urtle run . . . 



"Then I toddle off to school, and 
I think Miss Murphy, my tutor" — to 
whom he defers with a little inclina- 
tion of the head — "can relate the next 
part of it." 

• IN "RELATING the next part of 
it," Miss Murphy touches on the fact 



that, while the 
studio children 



school day of 
limited to 



is 



most 
three 



He snaps his aunt, 
"Cis," and his tutor, 
Miss Murphy . . . 



hours, Freddie's stretches to five, be- 
cause of the necessity of meeting both 
British and American requirements. 
"That's odd," he observes. "Then 
I really work two hours overtime." 
A sudden thought strikes him. 
"What's more," he informs his aunt, 
"I don't get [Continued on page 82] 



When he goes par- 
tying, he goes with 
Cora Sue Collins . . . 




First Crossm 








Have you dreamed of going abroad, of seeing faraway, 
romantic places? You can make the dream come true- 
just as the two courageous girls in this story did! 

By Harriet Kahm 



I FIRST began to collect steamship folders when I 
was a senior in high school, and planned one trip 
after another elaborately, right down to the last detail. 
I eagerly absorbed every travel book I could find. I gave 
my long-suffering family involved lectures on the beauties 
of the Riviera and which part of a ship vibrates the least 
on an ocean crossing. I even went so unspeakably far 
as to quarrel with steamship agencies about the relative 
advantages and disadvantages of various cabins (they, 
of course, little dreaming that I was no more a prospective 
passenger than an Arctic whale). 

I had never been more than fifty miles away from my 
home town. 

No one in my family had ever been in Europe (except- 
ing those ancestors who had originally come from there). 
None of us had ever traveled at all. Travel costs money. 

When I was graduated from high school, I took a busi- 
ness course for a year and became a stenographer. I was 
nineteen, and when I dreamed of romance it was always 
connected somehow with faraway, intriguing places. The 
steamship folder mania still had me in its gentle 
clutches ; but down in my heart I realized grimly that my 
dreams never could come true. My salary was $23.00 a 
week. Travel is for the rich, isn't it? But lack of money 
couldn't stop me from dreaming. 



• I DISCOVERED that I wasn't the only 
girl who had sea fever without ever gazing on 
the sea. Beth Robertson, a girl at the office, 
and I became intimate chums and I learned 
that she, too, had been bitten by the deadly 
travel bug. We spent enchanted hours dreaming 
ourselves around the world, and exchanging 
travel information, books, and steamship liter- 
ature. We made a sort of wistful game of it. 

I might have spent all of my life in my 
home town if it hadn't been for a chance 



34 



conversation I overheard in a street car one morning on 
the way to the office. Two well-dressed young women 
were sitting on the seat behind me. One of them had 
evidently just returned from Europe that very morning, 
and both were talking so excitedly that it was impossible 
not to overhear them. Said the returned traveler: "Oh, 
honey, you've got to do it ! I had the most marvelous 
time of my life, and the whole trip didn't cost a cent 
more than three hundred dollars. I'm going to go back 
to England for another visit just as soon as I can save up 
the money, and I want you to come with me. I've got so 
many millions of things to tell you I don't know where 
to begin. Did you get my cable from London?" and 
much more. 

I rode four blocks past my street, so absorbed was I 
in my impolite eavesdropping. It seemed to me as if 
some unseen, kindly power had purposely arranged mat- 
ters so that I should be in that particular seat, in that 
particular street car, at that exact time. 

I told Beth what I had heard. "Do you realize that 
there's nothing to stop us from doing the same thing?" I 
demanded. "It can't cost more than three hundred dol- 
lars or so, going third class, and taking one of the slower 
boats. If we each save three dollars a week out of our 
salaries for two years, we'll have more than enough !" 

That night, in Beth's room, we 
figured out the details of the cost 
of a trip abroad, with steamship 
and other travel literature spread 
out before us. We found that 
every spring a certain line offers a 
round-trip excursion to Europe for 
$110.00, third class, including cab- 
in and meals. Long study had con- 
vinced us that the modern third 
class was comfortable to the point 
of luxury, and eminently respect- 
able. A passport would cost about 





"New York's outline 
was still etched faintly 
on the horizon. Behind 
us was America. Be- 
fore us, the vast, mys- 
terious reaches of the 
Atlantic, and be- 
yond — Paris!" 



"We saw the Latin Quartier, with its narrow, dark, winding streets, and 
artists everywhere, painting. (From a water color by Harry L Taskey) 



SI 1.00. including- photographs. Round-trip bus fare 
from our town to New York, $12.00. Tips aboard the 
boat, about $2.50 each way; total, $5.00. 



• THE excursion permitted a fifteen-day stay in Eu- 
rope. One's living expenses in Europe need not exceed 
33.00 per day, including meals and a room in a comfort- 
able hotel. That would total $45.00 for the fifteen days. 
Then there would be railroad fare from the seaport to 
Paris (our preferred destination). That would amount to 
S10.00 round trip. All of these costs would come to less 
than $200.00 and would allow the remaining hundred to 
be spent for pleasure. Fifty dollars a week for pleasure 
can buy a lot of pleasure anywhere in the world ! 



Beth and I were enchanted by 
our miraculous discovery, though 
"enchanted" is much too mild a word 
for it. We were delirious and not 
at all deterred by the thought of 
having to wait two years to make 
our dreams come true. We each 
started a bank account that very 
week and began our weekly $3.00 
deposits. Some weeks, at the sacri- 
fice of a few desserts and other little 
"luxuries,"' we raised the ante to 
$5.00, but this didn't happen often. 
Xo one could describe the thrill of 
watching those bank accounts grow, 
week by week, month by month. At 
the end of a year and ten months, 
each of us had saved $310.00. 

Three hundred and ten dollars ! 
And it was spring ! 

Of course, no one really took our 
travel intentions seriously. Twenty- 
year-old stenographers don't simply 
pack their things and say, "Good- 
bve, folks. I'm running over to 
Europe for a couple of weeks. I'll 
write you from Paris." My friends 
were politely incredulous. My par- 
ents looked stricken. But the world 
didn't really stop until I actually re- 
ceived my passport from Washing- 
ton and showed it, together with my two-yards-long 
steamship ticket to my pop-eyed friends of both sexes, 
and my despairing family. 

"But Harriet, you can't!'' they all wailed. 
"Oh, can't I !" replied Harriet. "Well, just watch me !" 
It was my job that cost me the deepest pang of regret. 
I would have to give it up and take my chances of finding 
another when I returned, and that might not be so easy. 
But Beth and I agreed that faint heart ne'er won trip to 
Paris, so we bade our employers a cheery farewell and 
cashed our last pay checks. 

When the bus pulled out of the station, I saw my 
mother weeping. She was confident that she would never 
see her darling daughter alive again. The wilds of 
Europe would claim my slim and helpless carcass, if I 



35 



was lucky enough to escape the treach- 
ery of the sea. My father looked 
grim. A certain young party who 
kissed me goodbye — a trifle gingerly 
—looked puzzled and defeated, as if 
life had handed him a lemon when 
he had had his mouth all set for a 
nice, juicy orange. The darling booh ! 
Do you remember that picture, 
Monte Carlo, with its theme song of 
Beyond the Blue Horizon/ Well, I 
wouldn't be surprised if it was that 
picture that supplied me with the 
courage and motive power to accom- 
plish my deed of daring. While the 
bus thundered comfortably toward 
New York, I kept humming the tune. 
I, little Harriet, was on my way to 
Europe ! As Hollywood would put 
it, it was simply colossal, gigantic, and 
stupendous ! It was absolutely and 
completely one of those things that 
can't possibly happen, and then does, 



to everyone s aston- 
ishment . . . 

The tall funnels 
of our ship loomed 
skyward over the 
top of the pier 
building, and we 
were in the midst 
of a deliciously ex- 
citing scene. Port- 
ers and baggage 
men scurrying here 
and there ; orders 
being shouted ; uniformed pier offi- 
cials and sailors everywhere. Depart- 
ing passengers and their friends. 
Flowers. Steamer baskets. Smart 
messenger boys. Electric baggage 
trucks scurrying - , rumbling along the 
vast wooden floor loaded with tick- 
eted baggage and trunks. A gorgeous 
nightmare of thrilling pandemonium. 

We found ourselves walking up the 





gangplank, practi- 
cally in a trance. A 
whit e- j ac k - 
e t e d s t e w a r d 
showed us to our 
cunning little cabin 
on D deck. And it 
was just about this 
time that we expe- 
rienced the only un- 
happy part of the 
e n t i re trip. Wc 
wanted to stay and 
explore our cabin, with its lovely 
gadgets, and we also wanted to be on 
all decks at the same time, and on 
both sides of the ship so as to be sure 
not to miss anything. 



IV. R. Laity from Ncsmith 



This vivid photograph portrays the activity of Paris — centuries old, 
yet utterly modern. The scene is the Rue Scribe, with the Paris Opera 
on the left and Grand Hotel on the right. Note that traffic is one-way 



• A DEEP-THROATED blast 
from the whistle. Frantic goodbyes. 
Last-minute clicks of cameras. A 
frantic tumble of visitors down the 
gangplank. Then a few minutes later 
another deep sound of the whistle, ac- 
companied by the rattling anchor 
chains. Then slowly the ship — with 
Beth and me on it ! — began moving 
away from the pier and into the Hud- 
son River. I closed my eyes for a 
brief moment in sheer ecstacy. This 
was what I had dreamed of all my 
life! 

Gradually, the crowd on the pier 
grew far away and tiny. There was 
no sound but the steady chug-chug 
of the tugs nosing our ship toward 
the harbor, and the warm rushing of 
the river wind. We floated past New 
York's skyline silently. If it is pos- 
sible to suffer with happiness, I was 
so suffering. A musical bell dinged 
announcing that luncheon was ready, 
plunging me into a still deeper agony 
of indecision. I was starving hungry, 
yet I didn't want to go below where 
I would miss an instant of the magic 
panorama unfolding itself before me. 
Hunger — and a very nice, friendly 
chap (really much more attractive 
than the darling I left at home) 
prevailed upon me to dine. (There 
were a number of girls and boys of 
about our own age on board.) 

That luncheon ! I wondered if there 
was anything left for the first class 
passengers. We simply had every- 
thing, and it was delicious, as well as 
beautifully served. Third class, in- 
deed ! And, of course, it was at the 
table that people began to introduce 
themselves to each other. The Good- 
looking Number (who was going to 
Holland) sat next to me and kept 
passing me things. 

The many-coursed luncheon fin- 
ished at last, I hurried back up on 
deck and was delighted to find that 
New York's outline was still etched 
faintly on the horizon, but we were 
out at sea. [Continued on page 60] 



36 



They 
All Like 



IREN 




i — v 



J 



Men develop magnificent obsessions 
about IRENE DUNNE-whose charm 
is effortless and completely feminine 

By Jane McDonough 

GIRLS, gather 'round while I introduce you to one 
Hollywood charmer whose appeal to men is the 
kind that every girl secretly longs to have — and 
it is likely to be permanent. She isn't a devastating 
blonde, tightly gowned, with a come-hither look in her 
eye. Her dark hair is as natural as her manners, and 
she has had neither a spectacular romance nor a single 
fit of temperament chalked up against her record. When 
it comes to popularity with the masculine portion of Hol- 
lywood, Irene Dunne wins without a struggle. 

It is from the men and women who are with a star 
during her working hours that you may expect a genuine 
appraisal. She is not on parade then. Indeed, she may 
be forgiven for showing the least pleasant side of her 
personality. Nerves grow taut from emotional strain. 
The blazing lights exact a terrific toll of strength and 
energy. Courtesy and consideration for others demands 
a distinct effort. And Irene Dunne always has friendly 
words for everyone around her, from director to the low- 
liest scene-shifter. And men have a way, just as women 
do, of cherishing gestures of thought fulness. 

Fellow-workers will tell you dozens of stories to illus- 
trate this trait in Irene Dunne. The one I like best con- 
cerns an electrician who worked on one of her pictures. 

This man has a small daughter who must spend long 
months of each year in a sanitarium, trying to while 
away the endless days until seasonal atmospheric changes 
make it possible for her to return to Mother and Daddy. 
Miss Dunne happened to overhear the father discussing 
his little domestic tragedy with a fellow workman, and 
inquired into it. Now the lonely mite receives frequent 
notes and carefully selected gifts in an attempt to lessen 
the weariness of her lot. Of course, any star might 
duplicate the presents. They represent no great effort. 
But the personally written letters would be missing" in 
most cases. They are a typically Dunne touch. Nor 
would anyone know about either letters or gifts, but 
for the grateful father. 

I knew a young chap employed with the studio unit 
that produced Cimarron, Miss Dunne's first screen suc- 
cess. A very sophisticated nineteen, he would, one im- 
agined, admire a more flamboyant type. But he immedi- 
ately fell victim to the well- [Continued on page 74] 




Two 

ning 

yellow taffeta, with 
wing shoulders and a 
draped skirt; (right) 
white crepe ornament- 
ed only with a gold belt 



37 



Ginger Rogers- 

Past, Present and Future 




Ginger Rogers and Lew Ayres, 
avoiding crowds together, fell in 
love. (P.S. They still avoid crowds) 

By Donna Sheldon 



GINGER ROGERS has reached 
the top. After long years of 
climbing up the theatrical lad- 
der, inch by inch, she has reached the 
uppermost rung — and now steps out 
onto the heady heights of stardom. 
In her new picture, In Person, her 
name — which has been second for a 
long time — will be first in the theatre 
lights of Broadway, London, Paris, 
and all points east and west. 

Nine years ago, she stepped out on 
a stage in Dallas, Texas, as an en- 
trant in a Charleston dance contest — 
a gangling fifteen-year-old, slight of 
figure, red of hair, and far from glam- 
orous in appearance. But she had 
personality and she was a born danc- 
er ; she won that contest — and put her 
foot on the first rung of the ladder. 
An enthusiastic Dallas newspaper 
headlined the next morning, "Look 
Out, Broadway — Here Comes Gin- 
ger!" 

Three years later, she was on 
Broadway. She would have been 
there sooner if she had not wanted to 
be sure first that she was ready for 
it. One year later, she was one of 
the principal reasons for seeing the 

38 



For nine years, she 
has worked toward 
stardom. Now she 
is there, and no one 
on the screen has 
a brighter or hap- 
pier-looking future! 



The fashion world is Ginger Rogers-con- 
scious today because so many of her 
smart gowns are practical for the aver- 
age girl. For example: this double- 
faced, reversible wool street frock in Top 
Hat. The hat is of Cellophane straw 



Broadway musical hit, Top 
Speed. That same year (1930) 
she played her first picture 
role — in Young Man of Man- 
hattan, featuring Claudette 
Colbert and Norman Foster. 
She was Claudette's pert 
rival. 

Today, five years and thirty 
pictures later, she is the pert, 
first-rank rival not only of 
Claudette Colbert, but of Joan 
Crawford, Janet Gaynor, Kay 
Francis, Katharine Hepburn, 
and every other top-flight star 
in Hollywood. 

In popularity, few — if any 
— actresses on the screen out- 





Ginger, of 
the superla- 
tive figure, 
wears the lat- 
est in chic 
beach wear 
in Top Hat 




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Ginger Rogers wears both of these gowns in Top Hat . . . and both were designed by Ber- 
nard Newman (right), who predicts a great fashion future for her. The dark gown is marine 
blue marquisette, worn over matching crepe. The white frock is of starched chiffon, with 
skirt and bodice showered with silver paillettes. With it she wears three underslips 



rank her. In beauty and glamor, she 
has few equals. Critics applaud her 
talents as actress, dancer, singer. 
Connoisseurs, such as columnist O. O. 
Mclntyre, call hers the loveliest fig- 
ure in filmland. Bernard Newman, 
Hollywood stylist, predicts that she 
is the future "best-dressed star" of 
the screen. 



• SHE and Fred Astaire, who 
have just completed their fourth pic- 
ture, Top Hat, are the most phenome- 
nally popular costarring combination 
since Janet Gaynor and Charles Far- 
rell were a romantic duo. The Rog- 
ers-Astaire appeal is far different 
from the erstwhile Gaynor-Farrell 
appeal, but the public is just as insist- 
ent that they continue to appear to- 
gether. And so they will. (FoIIozv 
the Fleet is on the fall program for 
them.) But, meanwhile, producers 
are out to prove that they know what 



the public has suspected for three 
years — namely, that Ginger is a grand 
little actress, not restricted to musical 
corned)'. So she is doing In Person, 
and RKO-Radio is shopping for other 
dramatic stories for her. 

However, something even more im- 
portant than stardom has happened to 
Ginger. Fame and fortune are rich 
prizes, but what would they mean 
without happiness? And Ginger has 
found that in her marriage to Lew 
Ayres, whom she met, ironically 
enough, when she played opposite him 
in Don't Bet on Love. 

Their first date was on the night 
of March 10, 1932, the night that 
an earthquake laid Long Beach in 
ruins and shook Hollywood to its 
foundations. Ginger smiles today, 
"That wasn't an earthquake. It was 
Lew and I falling in love, only we 
didn't know it at the time!" 

They did not believe in love at 
first sight. They both had been 



through the disillusionment of unhap- 
py first marriages, and both were on 
guard against any sudden heart en- 
tanglements. They became — just pals. 
Ginger in slacks and Lew in cords 
and an old sweater went out at night 
on long walks. They sat home and 
read serious books to each other. They 
did not go to the bright-light spots to 
parade their companionship for what- 
ever publicity there might be in it. 
Instead, they picked up hot dogs or 
hamburgers at some roadside stand, 
unrecognized by fellow diners. 

Then Ginger went off to New York 
on vacation and they discovered a 
fact that they had subconsciously been 
dodging for months — the)' were in 
love, and life apart was not worth 
the living. Ginger rushed back to 
Hollywood [Continued on page 66] 



39 




You Wear 
They Tell 

A handful, of men in Hollywood . . . clever fashion 
designers . . . make up your mind about "what to wear"! 



Walter Plunkett 
created the 
gowns for Little 
Women — and you 
copied them 
in modern versions 



ADRIAN put a pillbox hat on 
l\ Garbo, and the whole world 
X A- of women started wearing 
similar hats ! 

Travis Banton designed an evening 
gown with a tailored shirtwaist top 
for Carole Lombard in No Man of 
Her Own, and shirtmaker evening 
gowns of lame, cloth-of-gold, satin, 
and other rich fabrics became a 
fashion necessity ! 

In One-Way Passage, Kay Francis 
wore an evening cape with a slightly 
military swagger, designed by Orry- 
Kelly. Now look at capes all over the 
place ! 

Rene Hubert slit a skirt that Janet 
Gaynor wore in Servants' Entrance, 
and hundreds of thousands of women 
dashed from the theatre to grab for 
the scissors ! 

Walter Plunkett's costumes for 
Little Women were 
followed almost on 
Howard Greer the instant of the 
helped to picture's release by 
make you red- a passionate inter- 
ingote- minded est on the part of 




Travis Banton made you want wide-brimmed hats a la West 
. . . and shirtmaker evening gowns a la Carole Lombard 



dressmakers and manufacturers in 
the tight bodice, the gored skirt, and 
the fullness from elbow to wrist — not 
to mention poke bonnets ! 

You wear what a handful of men 
in Hollywood tell you to wear, and 
it is of no use to argue! 



• IF THE fashion designers of 

Hollywood decide that you are to 
dress in hoop-skirts, hoop-skirts you 
will wear — and like the idea. That is, 
you will if you are the average 
woman. And, according to Walter 
Plunkett, most women are average 
women. "Otherwise, we wouldn't 
have fads in clothes sweeping the 
country," he explains. 

Mr, Plunkett, costume designer for 
RKO Studios, was in a mischievous 
mood the day I talked to him. He was 
feeling very gay, I think, because his 
costumes for She, the spectacular pic- 
ture from the Rider Haggard novel 
of the same name, were behaving very 
well for the cameras. 

I asked him about this business of 
fads. "Do they just happen, or do 
you control them from Hollywood? 
In other words, do you think that the 
designers of Hollywood could put 
over any style they wished, no matter 
how extreme, if they decided to play 
a monstrous joke on the world?" 

"In the first place, we wouldn't 
want to," he said. "But I suppose that 
if all of the designers made a pact to 
use one extreme style consistently in 
all pictures, within six months every 
woman in the world would be wear- 
ing . . . well, let's think up something 
really fantastic for an example!" 

His eyes lighted with an impish 
gleam. "Remember, now, I said IF all 
of the designers went slightly crazy, 
and decided to play a prank on the 
world," he cautioned. "Our business 
is to make our stars look lovely in 
clothes that fit their characters and 
the stories. But IF Hollywood de- 
signers so chose, I'll wager that in 
six months we could have every 
woman built up to eight or nine feet 



40 



What 
You 



By 

Lyn Miller 



tall! All that we would have to do 
would be to put stilt shoes consistently 
on our most famous stars, and build 
up hair and hats into towering head- 
dresses. The more conservative wom- 
en, of course, would restrain them- 
selves to being only about six and a 
half or seven feet tall. But very 
quickly you'd have the extremists 
towering ten to twelve feet in the air. 
The implications are terrific ! I trem- 
ble to think of my own power!" 

"You're not being serious !" I pro- 
tested. "This is a very serious inter- 
view!" 

"I'm perfectly serious," he retorted. 
"Most women make the mistake of 
wearing whatever is popular at the 
moment, instead of what is becoming 
to them personally. Otherwise, .we 
never would have had - every woman 
wearing knee-length skirts, regardless 
of what kind of underpinnings she 
had been born with. And we never 
would see such things as huge wide 
sleeves on short, wide women." 



© PLUNKETT should know where- 
of he speaks, for he has been re- 
sponsible for several trends, himself. 
All of them, he is quick to add, origi- 
nated in spite of him, and not because 
he set out to invent something new. 
The beginning of the modern usage 
of puffed sleeves dates back to his 
costumes for Cimarron. He designed 
those precisely to the period of the 
Edna Ferber story according to his- 
torical data, modifying them only in 
some slight details to make them at- 
tractive to the modern eye. 

Shortly after the picture's release, 
sleeves began to puff, then to gather 
and spread until Adrian, internation- 
ally known M-G-M designer, went 
the limit with the famous Letty Lyn- 
ton dress he designed for Joan Craw- 
ford. They swept the country like 
wildfire within less than a month after 
the picture was shown. 

Adrian smiled reminiscently when 
I asked him whether or not he delib- 
erately had .wished those huge, flar- 




Dolores Del Rio, with Orry-Kelly 
(above), wears the Grecian line he 
has sponsored. And so will you! 



ing sleeves and high, prim necklines 
on a defenseless country. 

"Of course not," he said. "Fashion 
evolves in spite of designers, and not 
because of them. There is an evolu- 
tionary law in fashion changes, just 
as there is in painting or any other 
art. A new Hollywood mode, used 
consistently, does make itself felt very 
quickly, and is very widely copied if 
it is good and right and sound. But 
there is no use in doing something 
just for the sake of being different. I 
put those huge sleeves on Miss Craw- 
ford in Letty Lynton because she was 
playing an extreme person, and it 
suited the character to have extreme 
clothes. They happened to click with 
the entire world." 

So far two designers had agreed, 
with charming modesty, that their 
brain-children had achieved world- 
wide popularity without their ever in- 
tending it. 



© ORRY-KELLY of Warners- 
First National, added his impor- 
tant voice to the chorus : 

"The essential thing in dress for all 
women is to have clothes that are 
personal, that reflect their own in- 
dividual personality," he said. "Any 
style trend I have started gained pop- 
ularity because I introduced some- 
thing that was becoming to a certain 
star and right for the part she was 
playing, not because I had the mil- 
lions of women 
who might copy 

it in mind." Adrian and 

H i s striking Joan Craw- 

costumes for ford have been 

Dolores Del Rio partners in 

(Continued on starting many 

page 78) a new style 




Rene' Hubert 
(above) made 
you slit-skirt- 
conscious 




k>< 



41 






Dramatically, Virginia Bruce gives us a hint of 
the dramatic things awaiting us in the fashion 
marts this fall . . . gowns made of unusual fab- 
rics, exotic costume jewelry, novel accessories 




By Gwen Dew 



THERE is a whisper in the air of coming days full 
of the zest of autumn, of the winelike fragrance 
of the September air, of renewed interest in sports 
and affairs that are active. We have had our full share 
of being lazy, of just "sitting in the sun," and now we 
are ready to swing into autumn and its delightful new 
modes. 



MEANWHILE, for these last lovely summer days 
we can live in cotton lace, and capture all the hon- 
ors. It is smart anywhere and any time. It is being 
made into amazing things that lace never dreamed of 
being before, and they are utterly charming. Shirtwaist 
frocks with trick buttons of patent-leather, brilliant glass 
and amusing wood serve all purposes. They pack easily, 
look supremely cool, and launder beautifully. So what 
more could one ask? 

Even into the evening goes cotton lace, and you will 
see the bouffant gowns in the "best-dressed" places. 
Sometimes the lace is starched, and then it looks crisply 
cool, besides being mighty becoming to slim young forms. 
Eggshell is its favorite color, followed closely by flesh, 
white, aqua, yellow, and lilac. 

Sheer .blacks and navy blues, with flattering bows of 
crisp white organdy or dainty net, are another grand 
answer to the last warm days, particularly if there are 
jackets you can add as August slips into early Septem- 
ber. There is really nothing that looks cooler, and the 
white touches set off the deep tan of your skin, and the 
matching tan of your sheer hosiery. Black or blue 
gloves with flaring cuffs give that final smart touch that 
means so much. 



BERETS creep up on us as summer wanes, and from 
Paris we learn that there is a jaunty new large 
Florentine beret draped in soft folds that is on its way 
to us. It will be worn high over one eye, and then dip 
daringly down over the other. Turbans for sports wear 
are being shown in New York in taffeta and paisley, and 
small close hats point the way to autumn millinery trends. 

As the days glide swiftly into September, we promise 
you that velveteen .will step up into fashion's spotlight. 
It will either form entire dresses or coats, or be used as 
large collars and revers. I have heard of one fall suit 
already being made of brown wool, with rose velveteen 
for its revers. Doesn't that sound enticing? 

Skirts are literally creeping up on us, and by fall we 
will find our dresses an inch or an inch and a half shorter, 
which means that the lengths will vary from ten to four- 
teen and one-half inches from [Continued on page 79] 



42 



FASHION 
PARADE 






Fashion never stands still; it is always on the 
march- — and now approaches the early 
autumn reviewing stands . . . or. rather, 
previewing stands . . . Kitty Carlisle, the 
society girl who turned screen songstress, is 
all prepared for that" Indian summer mood 
with a chic, dark one-piece street frock, 
which has such bright accessory touches as 
clusters of silk flowers on her hat and belt 







X 








In a Romantic 
Mood, Carole 
Lombard wears 
silky black 
tulle with pink 
flowers at the 
throat . . . deli- 
cate make-up 
... a softly 
waved coiffure 




How Carole 
lathes Match 



Romantic or gay or sophisticated, 
she always looks the part- — with 
make-up and coiffures in harmony ! 





A sophisticate in a Small Girl Mood makes strong 
men weaken. A round-collared frock, a swagger coat, 
a Breton sailor and a "careless' coiffure do the trick! 



By VIRGINIA LANE 



T] 
; 



HE more interesting a woman is," says 
Travis Banton, the famous Hollywood 
designer, "the more sides there are to 
her personality. When she understands the 
trick of selecting clothes to match each mood, 
and of varying her hairdress and make-up as 
she varies her costumes, then she has glamor. 
That, really, is the secret of Carole Lombard's allure." 
"Twelve-persons-in-one," Travis calls her. And he 
should know because he has designed gowns that dramatize 
every facet of Carole's temperament. 

The lovely Lombard, you see, knows instinctively what 
clothes and coiffures and make-up can do for a girl as well 
as to her. She found out some time ago that, to be a suc- 
cess, a girl has to look the different parts she wants to play 
in everyday drama. That has nothing to do with acting. 
It is feminine psychology, pure and simple. 

• Suppose, for instance, that you want to capture the 
mood of romance — the most important mood in a girl's 
life. 

There is nothing like tulle for that, declares Mr. Banton. 
It has been the outstanding prom-girl and bridesmaid fabric 
of history. And when a blonde of Carole's calibre com- 
bines tulle in a silky black with pink flowers at the throat 
— well, what man can look in the opposite direction? In 
order to allow the flattery of those pink cloth flowers to 
do their best, Carole uses a lip rouge in a deeper tone of 
the same shade. ( Nothing detracts from such a mood like 
a bold orange rouge or one that has a bluish cast. And this 
applies also to a heavy perfume.) By all means, use a 
delicate floral scent and spray it over the whole dress, 
especially on the flowers. 

Everything must be delicate. Your jewelry. The flush 
on your cheeks. And your eyelashes and eyebrows should 
be done in brown mascara and pencil. Black is too definite 
a contrast with light hair for such a mood. Even brunettes 
should use brown unless they happen to have very dark 
hair. 

Carole's "coiffure counselor" — Walter Westmore, of the 
famous Westmore brothers — says that you may have a 
passion for a sleek headdress, but when you want to spread 
the spell of enchantment, keep your hair soft. Comb out 
the bangs and waves, and just before leaving your room 
tip your head down. Then let the hair settle back into 



44 



Lombards 
Her Moods 



place of its own free will. This will give it the same light, 
airy effect as the dress. Carole even adds, "Keep the con- 
versation on light topics. Don't discuss politics in tulle!" 
In fact, dressed like that, you won't have to discuss much 
of anything. The Big Moment will arrive of its own accord 
without the help of words ! 

• Of course, there are a good many ""moments" in a 
woman's life — moments that require expert handling. 
Perhaps an ex-sweetheart of your husband's is coming to 
dinner, or you want to show the old crowd at your class 
reunion how "ultra" you have become. That is the per- 
fect hostess mood. 

The way to begin is by putting on one of those elastic 
girdles that can do grand things for even the grandest of 
figures, and rummage around until you find your most 
madly extravagant pair of sheer stockings. Thus fortified, 
slip into a white crepe gown modeled along the lines that 
made Helen of Troy an international complication. A de- 
ceivingly simple gown, you know, 
probably with the sleeves cut in 
one with the bodice like Carole's, 
and with the same unmistakable 
air of being clever and classic 
all at once. Have a set head- 
dress with your bangs curled 
under [Continued on page 64] 





(fe 



Carole Lombard epitomizes smartness in a 

Tailored Mood . . . with such softening 

touches as two-tie pumps, a wine-red blouse 

and wine-red carnations 



In the Gayest 
Mood! Polka- 
dotted shorts, 
ankle - length 
inen , and a 
lustrous" look! 






evening <3 ov/n 




ss v 7>50 




Mr 



Claudette 
Colberts 

CHIC 



Were you surprised by 
Ciaudette's newly au- 
burned hair — as re- 
vealed in the striking 
natural-color photo- 
graph on this month's 
cover? Did you won- 
der about the silver 
fox cape-? The answer 
is that both are chic . . . 
Evenings always are 
cool in California, and 
a fur cape is not only 
smart, but sensible. 
Just as smart and sensi- 
ble as her simple early 
fall frock at the near- 
right — green wool ac- 
cented with silver lame 
stitc'hings. The coiffure 
above is her newest — 
worn in the picture, 
"She Married Her Boss" 







Happy 

Summer 

Ending 

Joan Bennett, of :he Hollywood 
smart set, is giving summer a pert 
and fashionable finale — like this 



For an 'afternoon out," Joan 
comes downstairs in aquamarine 
crepe, sportswear-styled. And 
sport shoes and a sporty little 
hat heighten the informal note 




For dining and dancing, Joan 
likes yards and yards of ruffled 
pink tulle, with a perky jacket. 
Which reminds us: her new pic- 
ture is titled, "Two for Tonight" 



Shopping is a "suitable" occa- 
sion to Joan, who likes this year's 
contrast motifs. Her skirt of 
sheer wool crepe is topped by 
a brief jacket and multi-ruffled 
gilet of powder-blue linen 



Teatime is taffeta time for Joan, 
who rustles to her favorite 
restaurant in a navy-and-white 
printed frock, a navy coat and 
navy hat — all of taffeta (center) 



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versions of this vel- 
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by Banton tor 
Loretta Young .n 
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As Berengaria, Queen of 
England, Loretta Young 
wears a veil bound about 
her head, with a narrow 
metallic band surmounting it 



Playing fheherome 

of ? The Crusades 
Loretta Young 
wears this Banto-v 

designed sat.n 
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folded Vmes and 

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appeal to glamor- 
conscious moderns 



MAIDENS, 

Modes 

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a modern variation — a 
close-fitting hat with up- 
turned and shiny band brim, 
face veil and chin strap 



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A Suit Substitute — such is Madge 
Evans' smart black-and-white wool frock, 
styled like a tailored military topcoat 



Preludes to Autumn 

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Would you suspect that Una Merkel's trim 
"office-girl" frock (above) has a removable 
jacket? It' buttons in back — just for novelty 



Four pockets and eleven buttons adorn the 
jacket of Merle Oberon's suit in "The Dark 
Angel" (right). Its checks are three-toned 




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For evening, taffeta continues popular 
— like Maureen O'Sullivan (left). Her 
quaint gown is gray-and-white striped 



For autumn lounging, Rochelle Hudson 
has pajamas of chiffon velvet in a new 
weave. Their color? Rose opaline 



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Give Yourself 
Some New Accessories! 



You don't have to spend a 
fortune to smarten up your 
fall clothes. You can make 
things, yourself. Here's how! 

by Ann Sothern 



THE FASHION powers-that-be are good 
to us ! Every fall they devise some new 
types of accessories that we can use with 
miraculous results on a last year's dress. And 
thus we fool our friends and enemies into 
thinking that we just went out and spent a 
small fortune (snap of fingers here!) on a 
whole new autumn outfit ! Last year they said, 
"Trim with metals and metal cloths for dressy 
wear. And for sportswear make your own 
hats, sweaters, scarfs, and other accessories, 
even flowers !" This year the bright edict to us 
is : "Crochet !" 

Crocheted gloves, I must admit, made their 
first appearance this summer . . . but they were 
so successful and so well liked that we'll be 
wearing them far into the fall, in fact until the 
time when the frost begins tackling our fingers. 
The shades will be darker, of course, than we 
wore this summer, in order to match the darker 
hats and bags Ave'll be wearing. 

Crocheted hats for sports and daytime wear 
are a practical innovation for those of us who 
take our hats off as often as possible (to allow 
our hair to breathe) and then put them on 
again five minutes later. They don't stretch 
out of shape . . . they don't muss . . . and you 
can easily tuck them in your pocket. And as 
for their cost ... a little time and a lot of in- 
expensive thread is nothing to complain about 
— particularly when the results are so extremely 
smart ! 



• I HAVE made only a beret and gloves so 
far, and I had to do those on the set between 
shots . . . but I am going to make a crocheted 
vestee to wear with my fall suit. These vestees 
in contrasting shades are very chic — yellow 
with brown suits, light blue with dark blue, 
brown with gray suits. These handmade vestees 
are very expensive to buy, but easy and eco- 
nomical to make. The instructions for making 
them are too long to give here, but you can 
easily get details at any art needlework de- 
partment in a department store. 

The brimmed beret that I just finished is such 
a simple pattern, how- [Continued on page 80] 




Top, Ann Sothern crocheting hat; above, pattern for her coll 



ar 
51 




Betty Furness shows you how to apply your powder to 
attain a velvety skin. Your nose should be powdered 
last, and a brush used +° d° away with the surplus 



The vogue for shiny make-up started in Hollywood, 
and is popular for summer wear. Betty's face is a 
fine example of how fresh and youthful-looking it is 



LOOKS Mean a 



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AMERA! Lights! Action!" 
Put yourself in the place 
of the star who listens to 
that thrilling cry of the Hollywood 
studios. It is the minute before the 
voice of the director will boom out, 
and you take swift inventory of Your- 
self." 

Your hair? Cut and curled to 
make you look your feminine loveli- 
est. 

Your dress ? Smoothly fitted, im- 
maculately clean, becomingly cut. 

Your face? That gives you swift 
thought, and you steal a last search- 
ing glimpse in a mirror. It must 
show a lovely face, with a faultlessly 
smooth make-up. The poor features 
of your face must be hidden — the 
best points of your looks must be 
enhanced, played up, emphasized. 
That's the art that makes the millions 
who watch the movies believe that be- 
fore them on the screen is a girl with 
all the beauty of the world embodied 
in her features. 

Make-up ! That's the secret of these 
stars who make a thorough study of 
it. And you, too, must know these 
tricks of making yourself as charm- 
ing to look at as any star on the 
screen. You must realize that even- 
day when .you go to work or to a 
dance, you face the camera of passing 
glances, the lights of friendly inspec- 
tion, the action of the people who 



Make-up is as 
important to you 
as to the stars 
. . . so learn 
how Hollywood 
makes every girl 
lovely to behold! 



By 





judge you only by your appearance. 
There are few stars who were born 
beautiful. You realize that, don't 
you ? Myrna Loy has freckles ; Joan 
"Crawford's mouth is large ; Ginger 
Rogers' hair is "carroty" color ; Mar- 
lene Dietrich has high cheekbones. I 
know these exquisite stars will for- 
give me for saying these things, be- 
cause they themselves have recog- 
nized the facts, and — what is more 
important — have made of them im- 
portant factors in their stunning ap- 



pearances, and a great part of their 
personal charm ! 

How do thev do it? 



• LET'S just imagine for a while 

that you and I are in Hollywood, 
and that I'm the make-up person who 
is giving you some points on how you 
can make yourself look as lovely as. 
you possibly can. Attention ! 

First : consider each part of your 
face individually. Eyes, eyelashes, 
eyebrows, lips, complexion, and hair 
must be at their individual best. 

Second : you must know certain 
make-up principles that I shall soon 
tell you. 

Third : each part of your face must 
be in perfect harmony with the rest. 

Perhaps you think you know how to 
apply powder. Probably you do. But 
just let me give you my suggestions, 
too. Start powdering at the lower 
edges of the cheeks. Blend toward 
the center of the face. Powder your 
nose last. Be sure to press the pow- 
der lightly into the tiny lines of the 
face. Brush away surplus with a 
soft complexion brush. 

Rouge next. Never rub your 
rouge in, but pat it gently on. Start 
at the top part of your cheek, and fol- 
low the curve of the cheekbone to the 
nose. Blend carefully with your 
fingers so that the rouge looks like 



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Never rub your rouge in, but pat it on gently. Blend 
carefully as Betty Furness is doing to make it look like 
natural color in your cheeks. Read about rouge tricks! 



Make up your upper lip first as Betty is doing, and by 
compressing your lips together get the natural contour for 
the lower lips. Proper use of lipstick makes them enticing 




if Care 



natural color in your cheek. Your 
rouge should be applied very faintly 
from the cheekbone to the outer cor- 
ner of the lower eyelid. If there are 
tiny lines under the eyes, rouge car- 
ried up almost to the lower lid will 
help eliminate them. ( That's a 
make-up secret I learned from Dumas 
of New York, who used to make up 
the ladies of the royal Russian 
court ! ) 

The important lipstick! Always 
dry your lips. Make up the upper 
lip by following the contour with 
lipstick, and fill in by blending with 
the lipstick or your finger. Compress 
your lips together to give you the 
proper contour for your lower lip, 
and so make your mouth look sym- 
metrical. Fill in and blend the lower 
lip with the lipstick. Rub well toward 
the inside of the mouth so you don't 
have a red smear just on the outer 
part of your lips. Blend the lipstick 
into your lips carefully. The color 
of your lipstick should harmonize 
with the color of your rouge and 
powder. (That's an important prin- 
ciple of one of Hollywood's most 
famous make-up men.) 

Eyeshadow! This can do much to 
enhance your beauty, for if the 
"eyes are the mirrors of the soul," 
they should be an outstanding part 
of your looks. Apply eyeshadow to 
the upper lid only, and blend very 



delicately to give an even color from 
eyelash to eyebrow. If your eye- 
brows need it. define their natural 
curve with eyebrow pencil, and ex- 
tend the line a trifle. Where the eye- 
lash meets the outer corner of the 
lower lid, draw a fine line that will 
make your eyes look larger. Deepen 
your eyelashes by brushing mascara 
on them with an upward stroke on 
the upper lashes, and with a down- 
ward stroke to the lower lashes. 
Never let your lashes look "matty." 
but separate and soften the lashes 
with a small brush. 



• THAT'S the main part of the 
make-up lesson, but if you have 



BEAUTY ADVICE 

Want to know Hollywood's 
secrets of bringing out all your 
best points through, the clever 
use of make-up? We'll tell 
you. Or we'll be glad to in- 
form you of the names and 
prices of any beauty aids de- 
scribed in this article. Just 
write to Alison Alden, MOVIE 
CLASSIC, 1501 Broadway, 
New York City, enclosing a 
stamped, addressed envelope. 



special problems I can help you. For 
instance, there are ways to make a 
round face look more oval, a thin 
face fuller, to hide too-high cheek- 
bones, to rouge hollow cheeks. Or 
to change the looks of your eyes, or 
to remedy the thinness or fullness of 
your lips. I shall be glad to help you 
with these problems if you will write 
me about them. 

Of course, you realize that no 
make-up in the world can be wholly 
satisfactory unless you have a clean, 
healthy skin underneath it. That 
yon must insure for yourself. It is 
a result of sensible eating, plenty of 
sleep, and absolute cleanliness. Never 
hop into bed, no matter how tired, 
without thoroughly cleansing the 
face. If your skin is dry, it needs to 
be nourished and freshened. If it is 
oily, it needs an astringent. 

Study your face, pick out its good 
points and play them up big. Be 
clever and do something to detract 
from your weak spots. Choose your 
colors carefully, and apply them with 
thorough knowledge that you are do- 
ing it just the way a master make- 
up man would. You can. Make it 
your business to start out every 
morning with the feeling that the 
next minute you are going to face the 
cameras, let the lights search you out, 
and snap into action ! 

[Continued on page 73] 

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Secrets of the Stars' 

The acid test of any woman's charm is the kind of closet 
she keeps. Read what Hollywood charmers have in theirs! 



THERE is nary a skeleton left in Hol- 
lywood closets. Because, in order to 
rattle around well, any self-respecting 
skeleton must have one of those old-fash- 
ioned dim interiors spiked with hooks that 
bump you in the eye. And it couldn't pos- 
sibly be happy in the bright, modern, prac- 
tical marvels that are the stars' closets ! 

As Mae West puts it — and believe it or not. she is 
one of the best housekeepers in filmdom : "Whether 
you're single or married, if you want to save your dis- 
position, you've got to have a place for everything and 
everything in its place ! You know how little things can 
happen in the best-regulated families — the wife loses a 
shoehorn, the husband can't find his favorite tie. Be- 
fore you can say Mickey Mouse, they've quarreled and 
she's telephoning her lawyer. Now I don't say that con- 
venient, well-planned closets are the answer to the Amer- 
ican Divorce Problem, but they certainly ought to help 
to steer people clear of it. Even in apartments, where 
space is what you have the least of, you can manage 
them." 

And how Mae has managed hers ! The closets in the 



By 

Marianne 
Mercer 



West apartment show what can be done 
when you set your mind to it. First of all. 
she had cupboards built in — cupboards with 
cute draw curtains over them to hold her size 
4A pumps, her gloves, the famous West 
tarns, and so on. It's surprising how much 
extra room the)' provide and how inexpen- 
sively a carpenter will build them. 
The cupboard for the shoes has a sloping shelf with a 
ledge for the heels to rest against, and it is low enough 
to reach easily. All of Mae's hatboxes are labeled so 
that she doesn't have to scurry through a half dozen be- 
fore she finds the particular one she wants. And, nicest 
of all, the minute she opens the closet door, she is greeted 
by a delightful odor. It comes from the quilted padding 
on the shelves. Incidentally, it is now possible to buy this 
padding by the yard in any color and in varying widths ; 
then you scent it yourself with your favorite sachet. 



• TODAY, smart closets are as essential as smart 
clothes. And the end of summer is an excellent time 
to clean out the old catch-alls, to give them a fresh lease 
on life. Just remember : 

A little modern equipment — and you 
have space where there was none before. 

A can of paint — and you have sunshine 
where the sun never penetrates. 

A few yards of chintz — and you have 
chic, plus cheer ! 

Let me tell you what that charming 
little Southern girl, Gail Patrick, did. 
Gail is living on a very moderate Holly- 
wood income because she is just starting 
out in the movies, and she and her mother 
live in a small apartment. But the girl 






Elissa Landi had a "clothes filing 
cabinet" built in her closet — 
which is novel in other ways, too 

54 



Lyda Roberti doesn't "keep hats 
in boxes, but in deep closet 
drawers. Neat — and accessible! 



Behind three full-length mirrors in the room 
that Sally Blane and Polly Ann Young share 
are three attractive, well-arranged closets 



Closets! 



must have some special Alabama ingenuity, 
as you will agree after reading what she did 
to her closet. 

It was the "pocket-handkerchief" size with 
hooks scattered around the walls. After Gail 
had hung up five or six dresses, it looked as 
jammed as a subway at rush hour, and half 
her clothes still were on the bed.' "A rod 
from wall to wall across the length of the 
"closet will more than double its capacity," she 
reasoned, "and that will still leave room for a 
shelf!" So out came the hooks. 

She called the janitor. He put up a shelf 
for her ; two inches below it he arranged 
brackets for the rod. But Gail did not buy the 
ordinary thick, wooden rod. A plain iron gas 
or water pipe makes a far stronger one and 
she knew it. So young Miss Patrick bought 
a length of pipe and a can of paint — cream- 
colored paint to match the woodwork in her 
bedroom. And she set to work in the closet 
painting the new rod, the floorboards and the 
shelf. And when she had finished, Gail went 
shopping again. 

This time she acquired four yards of fig- 
ured chintz and two and one-half yards of 
shelf edgings in a turquoise rayon taffeta — 
you can get this sort of edging in any num- 
ber of materials. With the chintz she cov- 
ered the little wooden hangers, the hat stands, 
and boxes for her hosiery, gloves, and lin- 
gerie. (It means a lot if you can find place 
for all that in your closet. It means that you 
can do without buying an extra piece of fur- 
niture for your bedroom, and that's something 
to consider these days !) 

With the new paint and the chintz, that 
closet took on a gaiety it had never expected 
to know. But when Gail added the taffeta 
edging to the shelf — that was the supreme 
touch ! She tacked it on with cream-lac- 
quered thumbtacks. And the result was com- 
pletely charming. 

And this was the amazingly low cost for 
the whole thing, item by item : Iron rod, 35c ; Paint, 
45c; Chintz (at 35c a yard) $1.40; Taffeta edging for 
shelf (at 40c a yard), $1.00; Thumbtacks, 25c. Total 
cost : $3.45. 



• IF YOU have neither the time nor the inclination 
to cover your hangers, you can buy clever little velvet 
dress hangers in any large department store for thirty 
five cents a dozen. Get them in shades to match the 
color scheme of your room. Hatstands to match are 
also available. 

But grandest of all is that new gadget, made up of 
wire racks, that you put on the back of closet doors. It 
comes enameled in any shade you wish and gives you 
unbelievable space for things. There is room for at 
least two hats, an umbrella, six pairs of shoes — and if 
you are sharing the closet with your husband, you will 
have a place for all of his neckties. What's more, every- 
thing will be in plain sight so that you will not have to 




Sylvia Sidney, seen in the negligee she wears in Accent on Youth, 
keeps dust away from things in her closet by hanging drapes there! 



rummage 



Another item to cheer the heart of any woman is the 
new flowered oilcloth. It is extremely easy to keep clean 
and it dresses up a shelf miraculously. You finish it 
with bias or folded tape after you have cut it to fit ex- 
actly. 



• LET yourself go where closets are concerned ! Joan 
Crawford did— with thrilling results. Joan, you know, 
has always hated closets, because she was shut in a 
very dark one once and the memory lingers on. Con- 
sequently, every one of Joan's closets now has a window 
in it. She has all kinds, but one of the neatest is her 
"game" closet, which lives next door to the card room. 
In it, she has enough compartments to hold the back- 
gammon and chess boards, the boxes of cards and chips 
and all of the old games that help to make a party so 
successful. All of the shelves and drawers are painted 
white with silver moldings and the walls are pale blue. 
It isn't necessary, of course, to devote a whole closet to 
such things, but it is a won- [Continued on page 86] 

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Sally Eilers Plays Hostess 



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Exclusive Movie Classic photo by Charles Rhodes 



SINCE her marriage to Harry Joe 
Brown, the producer, Sally Eil- 
ers has blossomed out as one of 
the most brilliant and most successful 
younger hostesses in Hollywood. Her 
little "dinners at eight," of which she 
gives four or five a month, have be- 
come patterns for successful enter- 
tainment. They are by no means 
lavish, but Sally's gifts as a charming 
hostess make each of them distinctive, 
individual, dramatic. And you may 
obtain some new ideas from her for 
your own next dinner party. 

She attacks her problem of enter- 
tainment, not as a successful motion 
picture star, but rather as a young 
wife whose husband's friends and her 
own friends she wants to have around 
her. It is a healthy mental attitude 
because her own eager friendliness is 
transferred to her guests, and the for- 
mality of the dinner itself never de- 
feats the sparkling atmosphere she 
creates at her dinner table. 

Cooking is a hobby with Sally. It 
has been ever since she was a child, 
when she displayed her passionate in- 
terest in the culinary art by deluging 
her mother with questions about how 
cakes were mixed and roasts prepared 
for the oven. In fact, when Sally 
is a guest, it is not at all unusual for 
her to ask her hostess for recipes, and 
no chef in any restaurant in the world 
is safe from her! She will wheedle 
and cajole until she triumphantly car- 
ries away the secrets of the dishes 
that have beguiled her. And, as likely 

56 



as not, sbe will spring a new dish at 
her next dinner party certain to elicit 
"oh's" and "ah's" from her appreci- 



• SURPRISES are half of the 
secret of the success of any well- 
remembered dinner party, Sally be- 
lieves. "No matter what your menu 
is, it must always have a dramatic 
quality," she says. "It must have sur- 
prise and visual delight ; it must not 
only be — but look — appetizing. Your 
dinner is a success only when your 
dullest guest makes brilliant remarks. 
Your table is a success when it catches 
and holds the eye. Your menu is a 
success when everything is eaten and 
evidently enjoyed." 

In these repeal days, every dinner 
of course begins with cocktails. Sim- 
ple hors d'oeuvres may be served. Sal- 



No one in Hollywood 
is more successful or 
popular in the role. 
Let Sally give you 
ideas for your own 
next dinner party! 

By Sonia Lee 



ly suggests that tiny pig sausages im- 
paled on toothpicks and the toothpicks 
stuck into an apple or a grapefruit, 
like porcupine quills, are extremely 
attractive and inexpensive. Cottage 
cheese mixed with a little horseradish, 
chopped green onions, and a sugges- 
tion of tabasco sauce, placed in a 
large bowl, and framed in potato 
chips, makes another excellent hors 
d'ociivre. A third favorite of Sally's 
is peanut butter spread on tiny strips 
of bread, rolled and folded into bacon, 
then browned in the oven. 

As the guests sit down, her table 
has a crisp look. Sally places im- 
portance on the visual delights of her 
table. The centerpiece of flowers is 
always flanked by candlesticks, with 
candles of a harmonizing color. A 
dish of nuts and a dish of chocolates 
invariably grace the table. She makes 
sure that there is pepper and salt 
within easy reach of every guest, and 
cigarettes and matches and ash trays 
at every place. A thoughtful hostess, 
of course, will always try to remember 
the brand of cigarettes each guest 
prefers and provide those. 



• "I SERVE several types of din- 
ners," Sally reveals. "One I call 'the 
roast beef dinner' and another 'the 
steak dinner.' With so many women 
calory-conscious today, a hostess no 
longer plans a dinner for women. She 
caters to the tastes of men. That is 
as it should [Continued on page 87] 





CtmCWtCe, comes to the girl 
who guards against COSMETIC SKIN 



SOFT, smooth skin wins romance 
— tender moments no woman 
ever forgets ! So what a shame it is 
when good looks are spoiled by 
unattractive Cosmetic Skin. 

It's so unnecessary for any 
woman to risk this modern com- 
plexion trouble — with its enlarged 
pores, tiny blemishes, blackheads, 
perhaps. 

Cosmetics Harmless if 
removed this way 

Lux Toilet Soap is made to 
remove cosmetics thor- 
oughly. Its ACTIVE lather 
guards against dangerous 
pore clogging because it 
cleans so deeply — gently 
carries away every vestige 
of hidden dust, dirt, stale 
cosmetics. 

You can use cosmetics all 



you wish if you remove them this 
safe, gentle way. Before you put on 
fresh make-up during the day — 
ALWAYS before you go to bed at 
night — use Lux Toilet Soap. 

Remember, this is the fine, white 
soap 9 out of 10 screen stars have 
used for years. It will protect your 
skin — give it that smooth, cared- 
for look that's so appealing. 




.; ' ,--.. ... "* 



Use Cbsrrveticj? Yes, indeed! 
"But I always use Lux 
Toilet Soap to guard 
ainst" Cosmetic Skin 



C/auc/effeCo/bert 



STAR OF PARAMOUNT'S "THE BRIDE COMES HOME" 



Movie Classic for September, 1935 



57 






Chart Your Charm! 

[Continued from page 25] 



your blondeness, your darkness? Even 
if you have changed a life-long opinion, 
you are trading it in on a greater love- 
liness," Mr. Pogany assures you. "Now 
you are ready to "dip into the great 
palette of colors and choose from it the 
lines that will set you apart, emphasize 
your beauty, give you charm. 



"TN RELATION to you, all colors 
-*- have only two variations. They 
either contrast with your complexion, 
or they harmonize with it. You may 
use either group of shades without fear, 
but you will get very different results 
from each. Dolores Del Rio is such a 
definite color type that she makes an 
ideal model. She has dark eyes and 
hair with a golden skin. Her general 
coloring is in the warm browns. The 
contrast to warm brown lies in the 
greenish tones. 

"Supposing Dolores wishes to appear 
very sweet and unsophisticated. She can 
do no better than wear a quiet shade of 
green with a silvery cast to it. How- 
ever, should she wish to be vivid and 
startling, she gains the best effect by 
turning to the brilliant, gorgeous hues 
of emerald and jade. Scarlet would 
be good, combined with metallic gold. 
"Follow her into the harmonizing 
colors, and what effects do we find? In 
dark, dull shades of brown and in black, 
she is nunlike and severe. In lighter 
tans and fawns, she is quiet and de- 
mure. Glinting copper-browns and 
lustrous blacks give her elegance. 



"Bette Davis is as blonde as Dolores 
is dark. In contrast to her white skin, 
warm ivory makes her appear very 
sweet and girlish. Emerald green is as 
much a contrast to Bette as to Dolores 
— it would make her very striking. To 
be demure, Betty would choose a soft, 
pale yellow; to be nunlike, she would 
select darker tones of beige and brown ; 
and she would be distinctive in black. 



""yOU SEE, blondes and brunettes 
■*■ must not dress in contrast to each 
other, necessarily. They must dress in 
contrast to their individual skin color- 
ing, and frequently that contrast will 
be the same for both of them. The 
same is true of the harmonizing colors. 

"Don't believe it when they tell you, 
'Blondes cannot wear this color and 
brunettes cannot wear that color.' It all 
depends upon the shade of the color in 
question. There are only two 'cannots.' 
Girls with olive skin should avoid 
black. It makes «them sallow. Girls like 
Bette Davis, with white skin, should 
avoid white. It makes them too pale. 
Otherwise black and white go well on 
everybody. 

"There are warm and cool shades to 
every color. If your skin is cool — that 
is, if it is white, white-and-pink, or olive 
— choose the warmer tones of your se- 
lected colors. If your skin is warm and 
glowing — if it is creamy, rosy, or 
golden — choose the cooler shades. Vio- 
let, for example, is warm. Purple, be- 
cause of its greater percentage of blue, 




When chorus girls go in for crocheting — well, crocheting is news. And it 
is coming back into vogue in a big way, as knitting has. Between scenes of 
Top Hat, chorine Kathryn Barnes makes her hands dance with hook and yarn 



is cool. Turquoise, which has a touch 
of green, is a cool blue. Powder blue 
is warm. There are cool yellows, such 
as lemon and pale gold. There are warm 
greens with a decided golden cast. Gray, 
which is considered a standard cool 
color, may be warm and pearly. 

"Redhaired girls, who usually feel 
badly because of the limitations put 
upon their color scope, are really the 
easiest to dress. Katharine Hepburn 
and Billie Burke are two extremes of 
redheadedness. Katharine is dark with 
greenish eyes, Billie is bright with 
bluer eyes — yet either of them can wear 
almost any color and be lovely in it. 

"Redheads can be very alluring in 
creamy pinks, peach, and' tea rose, in 
spite of the accepted taboo upon these 
colors. Try different shades of pink 
against your skin, you ladies with the 
Cleopatra tresses, the next time you are 
in the silk section of your favorite shop. 
Swath the fabrics around you, get the 
color that is just right for you, and 
select your dresses accordingly. Com- 
mon sense will tell you to avoid wishy- 
washy colors that will be faded by your 
own coloring. 

"The hardest type to dress is the 
dark-eyed blonde," Mr. Pogany con- 
tinues. "Joan Blondell approximates this 
type. Binnie Barnes is another brown- 
eyed girl with light, bright hair. This 
combination happens very rarely. Dark- 
eyed girls who lighten their hair find 
it extremely difficult to bring out their 
best points. If they dress to beautify 
their skin, their hair is wrong. If they 
emphasize the gold of their hair, their 
skin looks muddy. The best advice is 
to play up the skin tones, and let the 
hair take care of itself. 



"HPHE coming of color to the screen 
A threatens none of the stars," is the 
assurance of this man who knows. 
"They will be colorfully gowned to 
high-light the loveliness of their own 
colorings and more than ever will they 
be able to show other girls just how to 
get the most out of this business of 
beauty. 

"Color is a fascinating thing. It is 
easy to check up on yourself and dis- 
cover whether or not you are being as 
beautiful as you can be. The three 
things every woman must have in order 
to be charming are gained through 
color. Grace, so necessary to a girl, 
comes through a harmonious linking of 
the girl and her dress. Poise is achieved 
by elegance. Animation comes with 
vivid, striking clothes. 

"After you have gowned yourself 
with loveliness and charm, watch your 
lighting effects. Cool lights of green 
or blue are dangerous. They will make 
you appear ghastly. Very warm lights 
will steal the color from your lips and 
cheeks. Soft, light pinks are the most 
becoming, and lavender, too, is good if 
it is warm. 

"Now I have told you my color 
charm secrets," says the famous Willy 
Pogany in conclusion, "and if you take 
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First Crossing 

[Continued from page 36] 



It was a sea as calm as a lagoon, dotted 
with ships. I will never forget those 
magic few moments as long as I live. 
Behind us was America. Before us, the 
vast, mysterious reaches of the Atlantic, 
and beyond — Paris ! 

Days lolling in deck chairs in the 
sun, talking to the Good-looking Num- 
ber who refused to be put in the discard. 
Deck tennis. Shuffleboard. Marvelous 
meals. Peace and quiet. Then nights 
of dancing, movies, parties, swimming 
in the ship's pool, and watching the 
moonlight on the endless rolling waves, 
with my head close to that of the good- 
looking lad, leaning on the deck-rail. 
It gradually occurred to me that this 
chap was a swell person. Beth, by the 
way, wasn't lonesome either. 



T^EN days of paradise. Then one 
•*■ night a sudden, deep thrill at the 
sight of lights dotting a distant coast. 
The coast of France ! A tender came 
up alongside manned by French officials 
with dark beards and red-lined capes. 
Machine-gun French. Excitement. Tre- 
mendous excitement. 

We were on the tender, waving good- 
bye to those aboard the ship who were 
going on to Rotterdam. Pangs of re- 
gret at parting from friends we would 
never see again. Then the gradual 
drawing nearer of that lighted coast, 
and a backward glance at the thrilling- 
outlines of the ship etched in lights 
against the dark sky. Forward, for- 
ward into mystery and glamour — "be- 
yond the blue horizon." 

I stepped off the tender and onto 
French soil, and it seemed that I was 
no longer the same person; my old life 
dropped from me like a cloak ; I was 
brand-new all over. 

The boat train for Paris didn't leave 
until morning so we passengers were 
put up for the night at a comfortable, 
quaint little hotel owned by the steam- 
ship company, where I tried out my 
high-school French on the hotel clerk 
and was understood! I told him Beth 
and I each desired a warm bath (you 
have to ask for them in France) and 
after repeating the French words only 
twice, he comprehended perfectly. And 
then, to my disgust, replied in perfect 
English ! 



' | V HE boat-train — a funny little train 
-*- with a sort of peanut-whistle on the 
tiny engine — left at eight o'clock the 
next morning. A few hours later we 
pulled into the Gare du Nord in Paris, 
and I kept a promise I had made to my- 
self for years. I gazed about me rap- 
turously (nearly dead with excitement) 
and said aloud, "So this is Paris !" 

It was ! It was ! It was ! The very 
selfsame Paris of my dreams. Glo- 
rious old buildings. Graceful statues. 
Those high-pitched, musical auto horns. 



Berets. Street singers. Sidewalk cafes. 
Gaiety and laughter. Students. Soldiers. 
Beautiful boulevards, centuries old. The 
Eiffel Tower. 

I was in a mellow daze. "I can't be- 
lieve we're here !" I murmured. 

"I can't either," said Beth. "It's im- 
possible !" 

We said goodbye to the last of our 
shipboard friends (not without a pang.) 
and set about finding a hotel. It was a 
simple task. Paris abounds with them. 
We found a lovely one on the Rue Lafay- 
ette, and had a gorgeous double room, 
with tall French doors opening onto a 
balcony, for 30 francs a day. That 
amounted to about $1.00 a day apiece! 
(That same double room, before Amer- 
ica went off the gold standard, would 
have cost us very little more than 45c a 
day apiece.) 

Although we were terribly tired that 
first night, we found sleep impossible. 
We decided to take a taxi ride up and 
down the boulevards. It would be ex- 
pensive, but it would come well within 
our budget. Paris at night ! It was 
indescribable. It was like riding in 
fairyland. We rode down the glorious 
Champs Elysee toward the beautiful 
Arc de Triomphe and fairly gasped with 
delight. It loomed out of the darkness, 
beautifully illuminated, like the very 
gateway to heaven. (All of the public 
buildings and edifices in Paris are il- 
luminated at night — and they are all 
overwhelmingly beautiful.) 

We rode through the Place de la 
Concorde with its marvelous statuary, 
and gazed in awe at the tall obelisk that 
Napoleon brought back from Egypt to 
celebrate his victory there. All of our 
high-school and movie knowledge of 
French history sprang to. our minds as 
we rode through the Place de la Bas- 
tille, where the gutters once overran 
(literally) with blood during the ter- 
rible French Revolution. As if in com- 
memoration of it, the street lights of 
Paris give forth a subtle, reddish glow, 
superbly beautiful at a distance, that 
would intrigue any artist. 

At last we returned to our hotel. 
Our taxi bill amounted to about $4.50 
in American money, but we had seen 
things that we would never forget — 
scenes which, like the scent of perfume, 
must be experienced and cannot be de- 
scribed. 



l^HE food we had in Paris lived up 
■*■ to all the legends about it. We had 
snails for dinner — and they were de- 
licious ! And the next day frogs' legs, 
equally excellent. It's almost impossible 
to get a bad meal in Paris. Dinners 
are, I will admit, expensive; you could 
scarcely get a good one for less than a 
dollar. But breakfasts, consisting of a 
delicious, flaky croissant and hot choco- 
late, were cheap. A sidewalk cafe op- 
posite our hotel served a complete break- 



fast for a franc (about 7c). At first we 
bad difficulties about water. The French 
drink wine just as we drink water, and 
accustoming ourselves to the change 
was fraught with peril, to say the least. 
For French vin ordinaire is potent, 
despite what anyone says to the con- 
trary. 

Incidentally, whenever my high- 
school French failed me (as it did in 
most cases), there was always someone 
who could speak English. One has no 
trouble on that score. And so far as 
being "gypped" is concerned, we weren't 
ever cheated out of so much as a cen- 
time. 

Of course, we visited the Louvre, 
Napoleon's Tomb, the Luxembourg 
Gardens, and the other famous places, 
such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame. 
But my favorite was the Madeleine. 
The Madeleine is a vast, beautiful Gre- 
cian-type building. It looks like an 
American architect's dream of the Per- 
fect Bank. It is right in the heart of 
downtown Paris. And it is — a church, 
one of the loveliest in the world. We 
went to the opera ; rode on the Metro, 
the Paris subways ; window-shopped 
along the Rue de la Paix; and stopped 
at the famous cafe of the same name for 
a cup of chocolate and watched the 
world go by while we drank it. A few 
blocks away we gazed in awe at the 
dressmaking establishments of Moly- 
neux, Schiaparelli, and Lanvin and 
other world-famous courturiers. 



"\X7\E looked with interest at the French 
* * girls of our own age. They were 
dressed very much as we were, and we 
soon realized that the Parisiennes do 
not dress more smartly than their 
American cousins. They do achieve, 
however, a certain subtle difference 
hard to define. They certainly know 
how to make themselves attractive, and 
the surprising part is their make-up. In 
the majority of cases it is applied so 
cleverly it is impossible to tell whether 
a girl has any on or whether it is her 
natural color. 

Neither Beth nor I was terribly im- 
pressed with the French men. The 
American men are much better-looking 
on the whole. Perhaps the French 
styles for men — with their pinched 
waists and elegant effects — influenced 
our judgment. We were glad when two 
of the nicest American boys spoke re- 
spectfully to us one morning in the 
lobby of the hotel and we became ac- 
quainted. That made it possible for us 
to visit many places, including night 
clubs (or, night boxes, as the French 
call them) where we couldn't have ven- 
tured alone. 



\17'E SAW — with them — the Latin 
* » Quartier, with its narrow, dark, 
winding streets, its tiny, old cafes, and 
artists everywhere, painting. We vis- 
ited the "Apache" district, and went to 
several cafes where they have dancing 
to the tune of a hand-accordion and 
cymbals. The men, with scarfs wound 
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My Friend, Marion Davies 

[Continued from page 31] 



sec her through rose-colored glasses." 
If that's the case, then everyone who 
knows her, whether closely or slightly, 
wears glasses oi the same color. Nor 
does the charge bother me. I am not 
telling this story to convince anyone. 
I am telling it to relieve my own heart 
of a little of the love and gratitude and 
admiration that fill it to the bursting 
point. 



A/f ARION was born with a passion for 
IVi giving — and I do not mean by that 
material giving only, though I have seen 
too much of the world to minimize the 
importance of that brand of assistance. 
She gives lavishly of herself — her time, 
her thought, her sympathy, her energy. 
Any of her friends who get into a jam 
go straight to Marion — it is a kind of 
blind instinct with them, just as it is 
an instinct with her to respond to any 
honest appeal for help. She seems to 
have strength enough for them and her- 
self, too, for nobody hears her talk of 
her own troubles. Recently she lost her 
father and a beloved niece — Reine's only 
daughter — within a brief period. Dur- 
ing that time of strain and grief, it was 
Marion to whom the family turned like 
chicks to their mother, Marion who 
found courage to support and comfort 
them. 

Many share their plenty with others. 
Few share it with the same delicacy as 
Marion, the same gift for putting them- 
selves in the other fellow's shoes, the 
same fierce rejection of thanks. Nor 
will she thank me for telling these tales 
now. What she has done for me, she 
has done for dozens of others. That is 
between her and them. I hope she will 
forgive me for revealing a little of my 
own experience with her. 

A few years ago, I was desperately 
ill, my illness aggravated by worry over 
hospital bills. The bills that should 
have been presented at the end of the 
first week were not forthcoming, and I 
fretted still more, knowing that they 
were piling up. "Doctor," I begged, 
"can't we cut down on expenses, some- 
how ? I don't need these private nurses. 
I can't afford them." 

"Don't worry," he soothed me, 
"there's nothing to worry about." 

But I kept on worrying till at last, to 
make me stop, he got Marion's consent 
to tell me that she had made herself 
responsible for all my hospital bills from 
the moment I entered the place to the 
moment I left — four months in all. 
"Only you must promise," he said, "not 
to mention it to her. She doesn't want 
to be thanked." 



"\X7"E SPEND every Christmas with 
* ^ Marion — my son and I. Last 
Christmas the holiday party included 
children of other friends as well. The 
children's gifts were brought from home 
and piled together under the huge tree, 



to be added to substantially by Marion. 
As we were trimming the tree, she 
drew me aside. 

"Jim has no bicycle," she informed 
me. 

"But don't be silly, Marion," I pro- 
tested. "He has loads of things. He 
has everything he asked for." 

"He hasn't a bicycle," she insisted, 
"and the others have." 

"But he doesn't want a bicycle," I 
cried wildly. "He wouldn't know what 
to do with a bicycle." 

"Every youngster wants a bicycle," 
stated Marion and went to the 'phone. 
How she did it, I haven't the faintest 
idea. It was Christmas Eve and all the 
shops were closed. But next morning 
there was a bicycle under the Christmas 
tree for Jim, because Marion knew what 
a youngster wanted even though he had 
not asked for it. 

Her friends protect her as best they 
can against her own generosity. They 
have learned that they dare not admire 
anything she owns. For if you say to 
her, "What a pretty dress !" or "That's 
a lovely pin you're wearing," you will 
find that you might just as well have 
said : "Please give it to me." Her eyes 
light up with what we have come to 
recognize as the "take-it" gleam. "I 
really don't care much about it," she 
will tell you. "I hardly ever wear it. 
I just happened to put the thing on, and 
I don't suppose I'll ever use it again. 
Won't you please take it ?" She sounds 
so plausible that maybe the first time 
you do take it. If you refuse, you're 
likely to find it waiting for you at home 
when you get there. 

When it has happened once too often, 
and you protest — truly and sincerely 
protest — because, after all, you have to 
draw the line somewhere, she comes as 
near impatience as I have ever seen her. 
"What difference does it make ?" I have 
heard her exclaim. "I have more than 
I'll ever be able to use. Nobody knows 
what's going to happen tomorrow. I 
can't take these things away with me 
when I go. Why grudge me the fun of 
giving them away while I'm here ?" So 
there's nothing you can do but keep 
your eyes carefully averted from Ma- 
rion's belongings, and your mouth care- 
fully shut. 



' I V HERE are times, though, when even 

-*■ her generous spirit balks ; or rather, 

when her sound common sense tells her 

that generosity is no longer a kindness. 

"Do you know So-and-So ?" she 
asked me not long ago, naming a man 
who had been at the top of the heap 
and was now near the bottom. 

"The last time I heard of him," I 
told her, "he was in jail." 

"He was in jail the last three times 
I heard of him," she informed me calm- 
ly. "I've never met the man, but one 
of his friends asked me to get him out, 
so I did. Now he's in again, and it's 




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going to cost five hundred this time. 
Not that I mind giving him the five 
hundred, but — I don't know — " she said 
thoughtfully. "Maybe it would be best 
for him to stay in this once." 

In small things as in big, she has 
what I once heard called an educated 
heart. 

But trying to describe Marion 
through a series of isolated instances 
is like trying to build a shining tower 
with a brick or two. It can't be done 
— at any rate, not by me. Yet there is 
one story I must add, because it is per- 
haps the most characteristic of all. 

On a visit to New York I was doing 
some shopping and bought myself a 
pair of sandals. Suddenly I thought: 
"Marion likes sandals and these are 
cute. I'll send her a couple of pairs." 
She wore those sandals ragged. She 
couldn't be persuaded to part with them 
till they parted with her — literally 
dropped from her feet. "I know they're 
shabby," she would say, "but they're 
like old friends. I hate to see them go." 
She liked them, I'm sure — but she didn't 
like them that much. She wore them 
threadbare because I had given them to 
her, and because she knew how much 
pleasure it gave me to see her wear 
them. 

Long ago I learned to know her for 
what she is — the most thoughtful, the 
most selfless, the most understanding 
and tolerant person in the world. If 
there is another like her anywhere, 
then I can only congratulate that other's 
friends on being as fortunate as I am. 
She has so much to give, and she gives 
it so bountifully. What can you do in 
return but love her ? — love her and give 
her a pair of sandals, and she will cher- 
ish both gifts as though they were 
precious jewels, because they come from 
a friend. 



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How Carole Lombard's Clothes 
Match Her Moods 

[Continued from page 45] 

and a low-placed roll in back. You cannot help but be 
a poised young person, who looks as if she had the 
"classic" answer to everything. 

But the scene changes and the mood with it. There is 
a blue sky melting against a still bluer sea. And you want 
to be in your gayest mood — in beach clothes that are 
terribly smart, but not too studied. For that, Travis 
suggests blue and white polka-dotted shorts. And an 
ankle-lengfti white coat lined with the blue and white 
material. If you wear a cape or coat that hits your bare 
legs somewhere in the calf, the effect is far from at- 
tractive. 

And, before you go out, scrub your face ! Yes, actually. 
The "lustrous look" is the thing at the shore this season. 
If your face is very dry, rub on a little nourishing cream 
and let it stay. Instead of lip rouge, use pomade on 
your mouth to protect it from the sun. And the most 
exciting thing of all is that last-minute scheme of 
Carole's. She sprinkles gardenia oil in a lukewarm bath. 
Enough of the oil clings to the skin to guard it against 
an overdose of sunburn and the subtle fragrance is de- 
lightful. 



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• ALMOST every girl has a flair for "the modern 
manner," but Banton considers it the most overdone. 

"It's so easy for a girl to overstep the line and harden 
her looks when she is in a sophisticated mood," the de- 
signer points out. "Sophistication must be done with 
great care and an eye to complete harmony. This is what 
I mean : I made a very sleek, flesh-colored satin gown 
for Miss Lombard, the kind that looked as if it had been 
molded on her. There were bands crossing in front and 
a sable collar. She parted her hair in the center and 
drew it back severely and tightly, permitting it to curl 
out only at the ends. And because her hair was swept 
back like that, she made up her mouth much more fully 
than usual. (For a sophisticated effect, you see, the ac- 
cent must be on the eyes, the lips, and the line of the 
dress.) And again, instead of black, she used dark 
brown eyebrow pencil. It is subtle touches like these 
that spell the difference between real sophistication and 
attempts at it." 

And it is worth doing well, because nothing gives a 
girl such a sense of power as a dramatization of feminine 
wisdom. 

Ah, but you have a new beau. And that is another 
story . . . For once, you don't care a whoop about be- 
ing smart or chic. You want to be down- 
right pretty! You are in your most femi- 
nine mood. So you put on something soft 
and preferably pastelish, for this is decid- 
edly not the time to wear anything bright 
or too surprising. Next, you set about 
making your face as heart-shaped and 
dewy-eyed as possible. 

Using Carole as a model, you may part 
your hair in the center — but this time you 
will draw it oh-so-gently to the sides and 
let it fluff there. You will keep your lips 
moist and natural-looking. The sparkle 
in your eyes should be something to write 
home about — and five minutes' rest with 
eye-pads before you go downstairs will 



Top, in a Sophisticated 
Mood, Carole Lom- 
bard wears a sleek, 
flesh-colored satin 
gown. Her hair is drawn 
back severely, curling 
only at the ends. Her 
make-up 'has subtle 
touches. Left, jshe ex- 
presses a Woman-of- 
Destiny Mood in the 
new silhouette, with 
full flare in the skirt 
below the knees 



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do the trick.' Don't make the mistake, though, of shad- 
owing your lids too much. A slight darkening at the 
eyelash line suffices beautifully. Then step out softly 
and hope for the best ! 



• SOMEHOW, no one thinks of the luscious Lombard 
going into a "small girl" mood. But when she does, 
brave men weaken. They do with practically every 
woman. Something about that freshly wholesome school- 
girl-look tugs at the male heart strings, particularly if 
they're used to thinking of you as a more woman-of-the- 
world type. 

Those little Breton sailors make it extremely easy to 
slip into this mood. So do the short swaggerish coats 
and round-colored frocks. And the make-up is almost 
as easy as dreaming about it. You use a very small 
amount of lipstick — and, if you are blonde like Carole, 
will do the ingenious thing by applying a pale rose shade 
of that new liquid rouge that is the consistency of a 
lotion. Pitt it all over the cheeks with cotton so that it 
is perfectly blended ; then apply powder. It will make 
you look distractingly sweet. A toilet water of an out- 
doorish fragrance like heliotrope or geranium is the thing 
to use. And arrange your hair with a studied careless- 
ness. 

What a twist of the comb can do to hair — the change 
it can make in a girl's appearance — is intriguing. And 
Walter Westmore is up on all the newest twists. For 
example, the same haircut that made you seem a pert 
seventeen under your Breton hat can — when it is more 
tightly waved, combed and brilliantined — alter you into a 
1935 siren ! 

A dazzling, dangerous siren — if you supplement it with 



the right cosmetics and gown. But, warns Travis Ban- 
ton, be very careful not to be obvious in this enchantress 
mood. The modern alluring lady a la Lombard does not 
go in for leopard skins and slanted lids. On the con- 
trary, she even borrows some of the ingenue's gestures — 
like a net frou-frou around the neck. Only hers is 
flame-colored, and she wears it over the low decolletage 
of a molded gown. 

Her perfume is frankly alluring. She draws in her 
lips fully and roundly with lipstick of the new dark pur- 
plish-red cast, and the polish on her fingernails matches 
it. Her eyebrow pencil and mascara are a deep black, her 
eyeshadow a glorious violet shade that speaks of Paris 
and cosmopolitan living. As a finishing touch, she uses 
wistaria evening powder that is the last word in powders. 
Then she sets forth to conquer. 



• "I BELIEVE the most effective dress I have ever 
made for Miss Lombard is that thin black crepe in a 
draped silhouette you will be seeing everywhere in the 
fall and in 1936," said Travis. This he designed for her 
"going places" mood. 

Carole, herself, considers it the smartest gown she has 
ever owned. She wore it in a picture, then had it copied 
in two versions for her own use. "It's a luxurious res- 
taurant frock," she explained, "the sort of thing I'd wear 
if I were dining with some fascinating older man. The 
slit skirt and separate panels give me utter freedom for 
dancing. The hat is in perfect keeping with a dining-out 
mood ; it is fascinating and amusing— a crepe turban 
trimmed with feathers that make a half frame for the 
face." 

The fur and feathers are so [Continued on page 75] 



Johnnie GOES 



PLACES/ 



Johnnie Goes to the Soaf Races, 
June 1935 




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Ginger Rogers — Past, Present and Future 

[Continued from page 39] 



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and to Lew, who had been bombard- 
ing her with wires and telephone calls. 
Together, they went to Ginger's 
mother, Lew said, "Ginger and I want 
to be married. But we don't want a 
typical movie wedding. We want just 
a quiet, simple church ceremony, with 
our closest friends there." And that 
was how they were married. 

They had planned a sea honey- 
moon, but picture demands on both 
of them prevented their taking one. 
Except for a short boat cruise a few 
months ago, they haven't yet had a 
honeymoon. But they still are plan- 
ning one. 

"We want to honeymoon in Eu- 
rope," Ginger told me, "and we ex- 
pect to be gone three months. Lew 
has been over, but I never have. Now, 
nothing is going to stop us." By the 
time you read this, they will have gone 
on their long-awaited trip. 

Press photographers have resented 
the fact that Ginger and Lew have 
permitted no photographs of the in- 
terior of their home. Ginger ex- 
plains : "It's a house we rented fur- 
nished. I didn't select or buy a single 
stick of the furniture in it. I don't 
want us to be photographed with 
furniture not our own. When we 
build, which will be soon, we'll fur- 
nish the new home ourselves and then 
the doors will be wide open to the 
press boys. It will really be our home." 



DERHAPS the greatest thrill for 
Ginger in her new stardom is that 
it justifies the faith her mother has 
shown in her, all through the years. 
Mrs. Lela Rogers is a very clever 
woman, well known as a writer and 
producer of Little Theatre plays. In 
the early days of the movies, she 
wrote scripts for and helped to direct 
child stars of that day. She had a 
way with children — with beginners in 
every form. And when she had a 
child of her own, she knew how to 
develop whatever talents the child 
showed. Ginger's talent seemed to 
be dancing. Her mother encouraged 
it. 

But she had seen too many one- 
talent successes quickly become one- 
talent failures to be content that 
Ginger should become just a dancer. 
She saw, with the practiced eye of a 
talent judge, that Ginger had person- 
ality. In a hundred little ways, she 
set out to make the expression of 
that personality the most natural 
thing in the world. When the 
youngster showed signs of self-con- 
sciousness, she taught her all the 
beauty aids that she, herself, knew 
(and Mrs. Rogers is a lovely woman) ; 
she gave her beauty-building exer- 
cises that were disguised as games; 
she watched the child's diet carefully 
and gave her the benefit of regular 



hours of sleep. Beauty was the re- 
sult. She encouraged healthy romp- 
ing and athletic activities of all kinds ; 
she encouraged reading, to give her 
a love for drama; she interested her 
in acting as home, little playlets that 
she had written. So that when Gin- 
ger entered that Charleston contest 
in Dallas, she already had "stage 
presence." She was ready to go on 
from there. 

She was offered an engagement with 
a vaudeville act in which all that she 
had to do was the Charleston. She 
clicked. Then, fired with ambition, 
she decided to branch out — to appear 
in a song-and-dance routine by her- 
self. The act opened in Memphis, 
Tennessee, in a theatre that was half- 
empty, with the small audience too 
sleepy or blase to applaud. Her 
mother, in the back of the theatre 
watching the act, heard the house 
manager say that Ginger was "terri- 
ble" and that he was going backstage, 
tell her so, and wire for a substitute. 

"Mother and I had no money to 
get back home," reminisces Ginger. 
"We had spent every cent getting my 
costumes ready and traveling to 
Memphis. But Mother always was re- 
sourceful and she proved it this time 
in a big way. She fairly flew back- 
stage and grabbed me. Then she 
hustled me out of the stage door and 
onto the first trolley that came along. 

"You see, if the manager did not 
succeed in notifying me that I was 
through before I did my second show, 
he had to pay me my week's salary 
if he closed me out. So Mother kept 
me out until just time for me to go 
on for my second show and then 
rushed me through the stage door 
and down to the first entrance. Of 
course, she had not told me anything 
except that she wanted me to relax 
after my first performance. 

"As luck would have it, the house 
had filled up with young people from 
the high schools and college, and my 
act was a riot. They called me back 
again and again. By getting me a 
second chance, Mother had saved the 
day. It is possible that if I had been 
closed out that day, I might never 
have gone on with my stage career." 



RINGER would have you think that 
^-* luck explains her ever winning 
recognition. That's like Ginger. But 
you know differently — about the ex- 
planations. 

There are some other things that 
you may not know about her. She 
would like to play the role of Queen 
Elizabeth (who also was redheaded), 
but admits herself still too young. 
Her real name is Virginia. She likes 
greens, browns, and blues best. Her 
favorite authors are Dumas, Maug- 
\_Continued on page 71] 



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past occurrences, no more interesting 
than life has been for him in Hollywood 
since film success overtook him. Holly- 
wood females are not exactly unaware 
of the Eddy attractions. They lay all 
sorts of snares for him. And, confi- 
dentially, of course, we think he rather 
likes it. It's fun, after all, to be the 
pawn for beautiful women to fight over 
. . . and pardon our mixed metaphors. 



/~\NE dazzling charmer, according to 
^^^ newspaper gossip columns (and 
that's where you will see the names, 
right out in cold print, of the Eddy con- 
quests . . . since we were gagged by 
honor not to print them), wagered that 
she would be dancing with Nelson Eddy 
in ten days — just give her time. And 
she won the bet, to Mr. Eddy's chagrin. 
He really thought she liked him for 
himself alone. And there she was mak- 
ing game of him. 

It was fun to watch her tactics, 
though, Eddy admits. She appeared 
(unexpectedly) at a luncheon date with 
a mutual friend. Eddy, like a lamb led 
to slaughter, or, for an operatic simile, 
as a Samson with his scissored Delilah, 
asked her if she would enjoy a movie 
some night. She would. Then, after 
having motion-pictured, if she would 
like a bite to eat. She would. After 
that, the strains of the orchestra were so 
tantalizing that he asked her to dance. 
("I don't dance at all well," he admitted, 
seriously, "but I like to dance.") And 
there she was, wager won, waltzing 
around the floor in the arms of Nelson 
Eddy. It made a swell story for the 
gossip columnists. Eddy was a bit cha- 
grined. He thought she Avas a very 
pleasant girl. 



CHY, lonely, as he has confessed, this 
^ occurrence probably did not help his 
spiritual ease. But it has not put an 
end to his quest for the ideal girl — a 
quest that is normal to any home-loving 
bachelor who would like to marry a girl 
of whom he may be proud. 

But hard work, instead of shyness, 
will keep Eddy from meeting her, if any- 
thing conspires to do so. Eddy has al- 
ways been willing to do more than his 
share of toil. He was never too busy to 
learn an extra oratorio in the days when 
he was striving for concert success. To- 
day there are just as many busy ob- 
stacles to romance. The living room of 
his Beverly Hills home (where he 
dwells with his mother) is crowded, not 
with gay friends, but with sound re- 
cording equipment to help in his film 
singing. It's not at all conducive to 
parlor romance. 

"I go out every other night in the 
week, dining, dancing, and still I am 
lonely," says Eddy, in sudden confidence. 
"The only way I can forget how alone I 

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seem to he is to get husy on a new- 
musical score. That, to me, is the finest 
recreation in the world. That's why I 
am a singer. 



"TT ISN'T only loneliness that gets 
*■ me, but shyness. You may not be- 
lieve this, but I am very shy. Last night 
I took a young actress to dinner at the 
Russian Eagle Cafe and there we sat, 
the two of us. I had ordered bortsch 
and blini and pirojiki and baked Alaska, 
and all the specialties on the menu, just 
like a man of the world, and there we 
sat, like a boy and girl from the coun- 
try, wondering what to talk about. 

"Do you know that when I left the 
party Louis B. Mayer gave to Director 
W. S. Van Dyke, Hunt Stromberg, Miss 
MacDonald, and others who contributed 
to the making of Naughty Marietta, I 
drove to the top of Beverly Crest and 
watched the dawn come. I sat there 
trying to realize that at last I had a film 
to my credit, after all the waiting. And 
with the friendly comments of the mem- 
bers of the party still ringing in my ears, 
I never felt more alone. I often go up 
to that mountain top and just sit there, 
glad to be away from the constant ring- 
ing of the 'phone, the countless demands 
that are made upon me since the picture 
clicked. I watch the automobiles, like 
ants, and the people, like pin points, rac- 
ing about. It's only then, high above 
them, that I can reassemble myself and 
become Nelson Eddy, a fairly peaceful 
fellow." 

At the moment he is scheduled to 
make a second picture-operetta with the 
fair, vivacious Jeanette MacDonald. 
But first he is likely to be singing with 
Grace Moore in Rose Marie. 



COMETIMES he gets to wondering if 
^ he would be an ideal husband to his 
ideal girl. He is the kind of man who 
is forever putting off visiting the barber 
until next week ; he has a horror of 
sleeping in stuffy, warm rooms, under 
heavy, cumbersome blankets. What, he 
wonders, if the woman he marries in- 
sists that he have his hair trimmed ev- 
ery week, and likes a hot-house temper- 
ature for her nocturnal slumbers ? Then, 
too, he broods, he has a habit of tossing 
his clothes about the room. Would she 
like that? 

Would she understand him as well as 
does his mother, who feeds him his fa- 
vorite plain, simple foods, doesn't try 
to make griddle cakes or pies for him 
(the hired cook makes better!), and 
would she be as entirely worshipful as 
Sheba, his English sheep puppy, given 
him by Miss MacDonald? Mr. Eddy 
doesn't know. And it's no use telling 
the ladies not to take it up with him in 
lavish letters. You'll probably do it 
anyway. 



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70 



SOAP AND WATER are the best 
things in the world for cleaning 
Oriental rugs, according to Miriam 
Hopkins of the blue eyes and yellow 
hair. She may not look domestic, but 
she has two homes — one in Hollywood 
and one in New York — that she keeps in 
the spickest and span-est of condition. 

The procedure she follows is to have 
her small rugs, thoroughly scrubbed in 
a tubful of sudsy water, then hung on 
the clothesline, equally thoroughly 
rinsed with water from the garden hose, 
and left to hang in the wind and sun 
until dry. 

Miriam has her larger rugs taken out 
on the lawn and scrubbed with a brush, 
then rinsed with the hose and left on the 
line to dry. 

% % ^ 

Deep-fat frying is more healthful 
than other frying methods, according to 
Norma Shearer, who is almost an au- 
thority on food-preparing practices. 
And so, she says, no kitchen is com- 
plete without two or three frying bas- 
kets to eliminate the old and bothersome 
method of spearing doughnuts, fritters, 
and croquettes with a long-tined fork. 
* # * 

Bette Davis has a new use for the 

lowly hairpin — a kitchen use ! Buy a 
package of medium-sized hairpins and 
use one every time you want to seed 
cherries. The way you do it is to gouge 
out the seed with the curved end of the 
hairpin, at the point where the stem 
protrudes. 

sjc ;f: ^c 

The idea isn't new, but old friends 
are often the best, after all . . . Meaning 
Minna Gombell's kitchen stool, which is 
also a stepladder. Firm and compact, 
it does away with that old, precarious 
balancing on a chair, plus a couple of 
books necessary to reach inaccessible 
shelves. Also, these stools are fine to 
keep away that tired feeling while per- 
forming any variety of kitchen duties. 

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For comfort, as well as other rea- 
sons, dainty women are favoring now, 
as never before, those remarkable ar- 
ticles called "Peds," which have solved 
at last the problem of going bare-legged 
without irritation to sensitive feet. 
"Peds" are stockingettes that keep the 
feet coolly protected from hot shoe 
leather and still do not show above the 
top of even the lowest cut pump. They 
also can be worn under or over stockings 
to minimize friction and thus save wear- 
ing as well as adding comfort. 

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Scatter rugs have their place in 
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every house, but a carefully planned 
place — usually NOT the living rom or 
dining room. One reason is because a 
larger rug offers a richer and more 
spacious effect. There is also that un- 
deniable fact that small rugs often 
"skid" most embarrassingly and often 
uncomfortably, if used on a slick floor. 





Minna Gombell doesn't need Alpine 
technique to reach the topmost 
shelf. She has a stool-stepladder! 



All of this is pointed out by Clara 
Kimball Young — you remember her? — 
who is working in Columbia Pictures. 
She has just had some new rugs — big 
ones — made from several of her smaller 
ones that were beginning to wear out. 
The Olson Company of Chicago, New 
York, and San Francisco, did it. Mak- 
ing new rugs from old ones is the Olson 
Company's forte. You send them a cer- 
tain number of pounds of rugs or other 
woollen odds and ends and get in re- 
turn a brand-new and beautiful rug, 
its size depending on the amount of 
material you have sent them. These 
rugs are made in any proportions you 
want. 

Sometimes, instead of cutting string 
beans in pieces, it is a nice variation just 
to remove the strings, tie the whole 
beans in bunches with a cord and cook 
that way in salted water. When ready 
to serve, clip the cords and serve in 
bundles, like asparagus. It's done in 
Hollvwood restaurants ! 



Ginger Rogers — Past, Present 
and Future 

[Continued from page 66] 



ham, and Katharine Brush. Emeralds 
are her favorite jewels. 

Elated as she is over being starred 
by herself in her new picture, she 
has the greatest enthusiasm for work- 
ing with Fred Astaire. She says that 
dancing with him is every bit as en- 
joyable and exciting as it looks — even 
though they rehearse for hours. 

Ginger and Lew still do not go in 
for the bright-light side of Hollywood 
social life. They spend most of their 
evenings at home, where their most 
frequent guests are such members of 
the old All Quiet on the Western 
Front gang as Ben Alexander, Russell 
Gleason and William Bakewell. They 
take parts in the 16-mm. film which 
Lew is directing and photographing 
and for which he builds the sets. In 
the film. Ginger plays the feminine 
characters. (And always bakes a 
cake for the picture-makers.) 

But let us look at Ginger's future. 
What will the next few years bring? 

Friends and strangers alike predict 
continued happiness for Ginger and 
Lew — whose love grew out of friend- 
ship, not infatuation. 

Bernard Newman predicts that she, 
more than any other star, will soon 
set the styles that girls everywhere 
will follow. 

Producers predict that she will find 
even greater fame as a dancing-sing- 
ing heroine and as a clever comedi- 
enne — and, moreover, will become a 
dramatic actress on occasion. 

And some day she may do the role 
that she most wants to do : Queen 
Elizabeth. 

Undeniably, there is a great future 
before Ginger Rogers. Great parts in 
great films. 




SHE cheats herself out of good 
times, good friends, good jobs — 
perhaps even out of a good marriage. 

And all because she is careless! Or, 
unbelievable as it is, because she has 
never discovered this fact : 

That socially refined people never 
welcome a girl who offends with the 
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spiration on her person and clothing. 

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-and Yours 



rent. That is the only human contact 
you have. Probably you do a little 
starving- because there's nobody to help 
you out. It's great for the figure, but 
hard on the health. Still, you feel you 
could stand it // you just had someone 
to talk with. you. 

"That's why it is so much better to 
go to a club. There are recreation 
rooms downstairs where you can meet 
other girls. Very possibly some of them 
will be able to give you tips about get- 
ting a position. They hear of open- 
ings. They tell you. And before you 
know it you have a job ! Then some- 
body's Aunt Jane gives a party and you 
really begin to get acquainted." 

HpHAT suggestion of Binnie's is the 
■*- best one possible. I wish I could tell 
you about some of the pitiful cases that 
come to me — about the desperate things 
girls are driven to do by loneliness. 
Only too often a lovely girl imagines 
herself in love with the first man who 
pays attention to her. She accepts his 
advances because she is so afraid of 
losing him. And soon another young 
life is ruined. ... Be patient and go a 
little slowly about masculine friend- 
ships. There are plenty of fine young 
fellows just as eager to meet a sweet, 
decent girl as she is to meet them — and 
they are worth waiting for. 

I think that the most difficult situa- 
tion an attractive girl has to face is 
when her employer becomes infatuated 
with her. Fortunately, this is not so 
common as novelists would lead us to 
believe. Men, as a rule, take women at 
their own valuation and if a girl car- 
ries herself with the right amount of 
self-respect, her "boss" won't be apt to 
overstep the mark. But if he does — 
what should she do? She needs her 
job. If she's a newcomer to town, there 
is no one to whom she can turn. 

"I found myself in that situation 
once," said Binnie. "And I laughed 
my zuay out of it. . . . That, I discov- 
ered, is much more effective than get- 
ting furious or standing on dignity. 
Nothing cools a man's fervor so quickly 
as having fun poked at it. Diplomat- 
ically, you understand, or you'll find 
yourself fired ! 

"Another girl I knew, a regal blonde, 
had a neat way. She would look bored 

and yawn slightly. 'Sorry, Mr. ,' 

she would say, 'but you're the fifth man 
this morning who has tried to hold my 
hand !' And she would smile forgiv- 
ingly — and walk out. 

"Of course, as Lillian Russell said, 
'it's more a matter of getting the 
right man than escaping the wrong 
one!' I have just played the part^of 
Lillian Russell in Diamond Jim, which 
explains how I know. She was a small- 
town girl, too. She was born in Clin- 
ton, Iowa, and went to New York 
where she became the most popular 
woman of the Gay Nineties. Wide 



popularity was a feat in those days. 
Today, if a girl is not popular, it's 
pretty much her own fault. She has 
everything on her side. 



"T^OR very little money she can at- 
tend an evening dancing class and 
learn to become a really good dancer — 
and a really sought-after person. Or 
she can work up her game of tennis or 
bridge so that people will always be 
asking her to make a fourth. And what 
if she hasn't had the opportunity of go- 
ing to college ? Why should that spoil 
her fun when it's so easy to read up 
on a subject? You can find out any- 
thing through the books in a public 
library." 

Binnie herself spent a great many 
evenings at the library during those 
first days in London — chiefly because it 
was warm and it was a handy place 
for resting. After a while she grew ab- 
sorbed in the books. So much so that 
three years afterward, when she met 
the man she later married, he found 
her not only amusing and witty, but 
wonderfully well informed. People who 
did not know her thought it amazing 
that Samuel Joseph, the most noted col- 
lector of rare books in England, should 
become so interested in a little night- 
club hostess. To those who knew her 
it was not at all strange. For Binnie 
had spent her spare time well. 

I have little sympathy for the girl 
who feels that life has cheated her be- 
cause she isn't getting anywhere. What 
is she doing to get somewhere? Usu- 
ally, she doesn't do anything except talk 
about it. She makes no attempt to im- 
prove her appearance or her mind. Per- 
haps she has visions of being a high- 
priced confidential secretary — but she 
would laugh if you suggested a course 
at night-school to help her reach that 
end. Binnie went to night-school and 
joined classes in playwriting and pub- 
lic speaking. It intrigued Mr. Joseph 
when he found this out. This girl was 
interesting. . . . 

The truth is, girls hope to find inter- 
esting men, but half the time they for- 
get to make themselves interesting ! The 
city offers them every assistance. It's 
kind and friendly and full of treasures 
— if you know where to look for them. 

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Looks Mean a Lot — of Ca?-e 

[Continued from page 53] 

Things That Help! 

Perhaps you are one of the thou- 
sands of girls who have been trying 
to find out how Hollywood stars get 
that lustrous look to their faces. I 
know ! There is a new shiny make-up 
for evening, and for tanned skins. 
There are shades for Titians, Brunettes, 
and Blondes, and the company sponsor- 
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shades of lipstick, rouge and eyeshadow 
to go with this radiant make-up. 

Are you one of the many girls who 
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not have some sort of scar or birthmark 
on their faces . . . and now surfer tor- 
tures of self-consciousness ? I have 
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There's a new soft-tone powder that 
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Are you sure you are protecting 
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The allure of perfumes ! Want to 
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And a lipstick that blends perfectly 
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jred charms of the fair Kentuckian, and 
she still represents an ideal of feminine 
loveliness to him. 

You never hear of this particular star 
having contract trouble. Yet she has 
just talked her home studio into an 
agreement to let her make two pictures 
for other companies before completing 
the balance of her contract with RKO. 
(They will be The Magnificent Obses- 
sion and Shozv Boat, both for Uni- 
versal.) Irene Dunne usually gets what 
she wants, and without the assistance of 
pyrotechnics. She marshals her argu- 
ments — then prefaces their presentation 
by saying "Don't you think?" instead of 
"I insist upon." 

"^^OT long ago I was one of a group 
that included a rising young in- 
genue, pretty and ambitious, who com- 
plained of the matter-of-fact manner in 
which men treated women nowadays. A 
newspaperman took up the cudgels for 
his sex. For years, he said, women have 
been crying for equal rights — single 
standards. Well, they seem to have ac- 
quired them. Why try to evade the in- 
evitable consequences ? 

"But," the young actress protested, 
"can't a girl meet men on an equal foot- 
ing in the business or professional world, 
yet remain a lady and rightly expect to 
be treated as one ?" 

"She could," the newspaperman 
agreed, "but too many women don't. My 
principal complaint is against the girl 
who thinks it is smart to outdrink, out- 
smoke and outswear her male com- 
panions — and still expects to be wrapped 
in the same brand of cotton-wool that 
protected the sensibilities of her grand- 
mother, if it becomes desirable." 

He mentioned a famous beauty, no- 
torious for a vocabulary that would 
bring blushes to the cheeks of an irate 
truck driver. 

"Can you imagine treating her like a 
lady?" 

Another man spoke up. "Can you 
imagine not treating Irene Dunne like 
one?" he asked. 

"That just goes to prove my point," 
the reporter contended. "Irene Dunne 
has never lost the qualities that awaken 
gallantry in a man. And," he turned to 
the pretty youngster who had precipi- 
tated the discussion, "you girls who 
want careers and still hope for a full 
measure of personal happiness would do 
much better to pattern yourselves after 
her, than after some of the more spec- 
tacular women you try to imitate." 

I couldn't resist telling Miss Dunne 
about this conversation. 

""VOU'RE sure he meant it as a com- 
pliment?" she laughed. "You see, 
some of my friends think I should de- 
velop — or at least pretend — a gayer and 
giddier personality than my own. They 
believe it would make me more colorful. 
"Now, I'm not naive. I know the 

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words that are supposed to blister ears. 
When someone else wants to use them, 
I'm not shocked. But it just happens 
that I've always found it possible to ex- 
press myself without their assistance. 

"I like parties — late ones, too. When 
I'm in Xew York (and I've just re- 
turned from there), my husband and I 
have an_ active social life. And when 
Dr. Griffin visits me out here, we do a 
fair amount of gadding about. But 
when I'm working on a picture, I lead a 
pretty quiet life. After a long day at 
the studio, a hot bath and a comfortable 
bed seem about all I would wish for if 
I had Aladdin's lamp." 

The transcontinental marriage of 
Irene Dunne and Dr. Francis Griffin has 
been described too often to merit discus- 
sion here, other than to mention the 
genuine affection that appears to exist 
between them. 

When you consider the way in which 
she bowls over men in general, plus the 
lengthy separations from her husband, it 
lends importance to the fact that no hint 
of romantic gossip has ever attached it- 
self to the name of Irene Dunne. If 
you have any idea of what a slight basis 
is necessary for romantic gossip in 
Hollywood, you will appreciate the com- 
pliment to Miss Dunne's dignity and 
good taste that this represents. Nor is 
she a recluse in her husband's absence. 
Her name appears on the guest list of 
filmland's more conservative hostesses. 
And she is frequently seen on the golf 
links, usually with eager escorts. 

W/"E ALL have heard women alibi 
* * lack of interest in sports by stating 
that "men don't like athletic women." 
The lovely Irene is evidence that this is 
a choice bit of the well-known delicates- 
sen stand-by. She golfs, she swims, 
she rides — yet, all the men I know who 
are Dunne devotees seem to be most 
impressed by her utter femininity. 

In a plaid skirt, navy blue twin sweat- 
ers, flat-heeled oxfords and a felt hat 
unadorned except for a grosgrain band, 
she can achieve a greater air of dainti- 
ness and allure than most of us could 
manage in a trailing velvet tea gown. 
This is partly due to such gifts of the 
gods as a poreclain complexion, slender 
curves, limpid blue eyes and a voice that 
has never lost its Southern softness. 

However, age is bound to do things to 
even such authentic beauty as Irene 
Dunne possesses. A network of lines 
will etch its pattern on her delicate skin. 
Her eyes will dim, her svelte lines dis- 
appear. And when that times comes, 
I'll wager that you will find faithful 
cavaliers still paying homage to this 
lady's charm and intense femininity. 

What men think Woman should be, at 
her loveliest, she is — wise, witty, kind, 
companionable, understanding, gently 
dignified Men, the darlings, are mostly 
idealists. And Irene Dunne gives them 
something to idealize. 



How Carole Lombard's 
Clothes Match Her Moods 

[Continued from page 65] 



important a highlight that no jewels 
are necessary. "With no hair visible on 
the forehead, your eyes must be the 
center of attraction. A deep midnight- 
blue eyeshadow, and blue mascara on 
the lashes, will -work a miracle on them. 



DERHAPS the mood that is most in- 
dulged in by every girl is the urge-to- 
charm mood. It is not reserved tor 
romantic moments ; girls have been 
known to have it with only a family au- 
dience. Carole expresses it by getting 
into something that clings softly . . . 
that has floating sleeves and a flower lei 
for a neckline. Since she is fair, she 
likes it to be pink, and uses a pinky 
make-up. (Pink powder, and lipstick of 
a bright pink only a shade or two deeper 
than her cheek rouge.) This is a mood 
that incorporates gentleness, a touch of 
mystery, a bit of sophistication. 

Travis says that Carole, in this next 
mood, reminds him of Gaby Deslys, the 
girl whose compelling charm made her 
a woman of destiny. In every woman 
lurks the suspicion that she, too, may be 
a woman of destiny. At least, there are 
times when she is in a thrilling, dra-- 
matic mood. The new silhouette, with 
full flare in the skirt below the knees, 
gives power to it. Express it in black 
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never-to-be-forgotten impression. 

In direct contrast to this is the 
"mood spirituclle," which is woman at 
her most dangerous, inspiring admira- 
tion that borders on reverence. This 
time the bangs are curled high, instead 
of brushed straight down, and the back 
is rolled into an old-fashioned coil — the 
"Little Women" hairdress. This is ac- 
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the deep wine-red crepe blouse, and the 
flowers in your hat. Your make-up 
should be very modified and informal. 
Xo blatantly red lips or cheeks. 

It gives such zest to life, it makes life 
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Be a One-of-a-Kind Girl! 

[Continued from page 3D] 






wearing a bathing suit. On feet that 
don't display the advantages of pedi- 
cures and skin softeners. On wayward 
ends on eyebrows. Exotic perfumes 
which are never apropos for daytime. 
A thin hack wearing a very low-cut 
dress. Poor posture. Lingerie touches 
that droop, and pleats without the kick 
an iron could give them in two seconds. 
The complete importance of daintiness 
— all the little things you're apt to over- 
look. 

"They're what make the difference, 
actually, between beauty and just 
'dressed-upness.' I've found that out. 
What's more, they usually require daily 
care, and that's hard when you're busy. 
But you're far better off coming in an 
hour earlier each night and attending 
to all those seemingly unimportant 
things, than you are dancing the last 
dance every time, and concentrating 
simply on the more showy angles of 
your appearance. Big things take care 
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"I'd tell my sister that I've discovered 
that the smartest thing any girl can do 
is not to be a 'type' Don't copy the 
clothes and mannerisms and ideas of the 
girl across the street who happens to be 
a knockout, or your favorite actress or 
heroine— or your big sister ! Be your 
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cause they're smart. If you're sophisti- 
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think it goes over. If you're athletic, 
stay that way. If you're a thoroughly 
American Girl, develop that and leave 
the exotics, the statuesques and the 
sirens to their own types. Make a new 
type for yourself— a you type. And 
then you'll be a distinctive individual. 

«<T'D want my younger sister to be 
■*■ popular. So I'd try to influence 
her to learn to like everybody's kind 
of fun, whether it's fun learning or not. 
If dates and dancing and clothes were 
her sole interests, she should make her- 
self swim and ride and golf and play 
tennis anyway, so that she can have 
those things in common with the peo- 
ple she meets who may not like just 
dates and dancing. If she spent most of 
her leisure knitting sweater suits and 
playing bridge, I should suggest that 
she read good books, learn to be a whiz 
at backgammon and ping-pong as well 
as at contract bridge. She should be 
able to fix Iiors d'oeuvres and party 
sandwiches as expertly as she fixes her 
hair, know as much about music and art 
as she does about eye make-up and the 
Continental. The concerts and tennis 
parties, for instance, that she'll miss if 
she doesn't like concerts and tennis, can 
keep her from making many acquaint- 
ances she may never make any other 

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way. I'd like her to think of that 
"I've learned that for everything you 
know something about, you'll sometime 
meet somebody who will like you be- 
cause you can share intelligently that 
interest with him or her. And partic- 
ularly when it's a him! I'd want my 
little sister to be capable of fitting into 
his moods for dancing, hiking, high- 
diving, visiting an art exhibit, enjoying 
a serious play — or even just sitting 
around and talking for hours. Why ? 
Because liims, I've found, adore good 
'mood-mates.' And every girl can be 
one if she teaches herself to be." 

AND there we were on the subject of 
-*■*■ males ! Which is such a big sub- 
ject, Miriam agreed, you could talk all 
afternoon about it and still just barely 
scratch the surface. However, we did 
not just drop said subject. Miriam told 
me of those first days in New York 
when she was sixteen, living in a board- 
ing house on historic Washington 
Square. She didn't know any young 
men when she arrived. She didn't think- 
that she even wanted to know the two 
or three at the boarding house who 
asked her for dates. They were nice, 
she knew, but she considered them dull. 

"However, I dated them anyway be- 
cause I was lonely," she told me, "and 
learned, then and there, something that 
every girl should learn early and never 
forget : that men, sentimentally speak- 
ing, are much like sheep. They invari- 
ably flock first to the girl who has a 
stag line around her. And a girl's per- 
sonal stag line, whether it's on the dance 
floor or in her own living room, can be 
secured most easily by being friendly 
with every worthy young man who de- 
sires her friendship. 

"No man is . really dull. I don't care 
how unattractive you may think he is in 
the beginning. If you try, you can find a 
lot to like about every man who likes 
you. From those three boys in my 
boarding house, I began to build my 
stag line, and my acquaintance gradual- 
ly widened to include others. One ©f 
the original trio has remained a close 
friend to this day. 

"I'd tell my little sister about that, 
too. It's not how she can captivate the 
Yale hero for an evening that counts as 
much as the way that she can interest 
every boy she meets — and every time ! 
The boy next door may seem totally un- 
romantic, but if he admires you and you 
can make him think you're a swell girl, 
whether you're seriously interested or 
not, and do the same to the next boy 
and the next one, you'll form a nucleus 
of admirers which is certain to attract 
others. 

"Then, when the Big Moment, that 
you simply must have, appears, you'll 
know just what works when it comes to 
making a hit. For you'll have perfected 
your charm by varied and fascinating 
experience." 



They're the Topics! 

[Continued from page 10] 



face. It will give you a youthful glow 
that will remain all evening. It's an old 
trick that stage folk have known for 
generations. Lawrence Tibbett, so they 
say, never gives a performance without 
first standinsr on his head in the winsrs ! 



(^LEXDA FARRELL is sporting the 
^-* two most novel hats on record. One 
is of heavy black felt and the other of 
heavy yellow felt. When worn, they 
look like tarns with a square crown. The 
folds are stitched and give them a de- 
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an outdoor girl like Glenda who hates to 
wear a hat except to make a proper en- 
trance, you snatch off the tarn — and it 
folds into a compact bag! 

C YLVIA SIDNEY has been having an 
^ interesting and amusing vacation in 
Xew York City, where she stayed at 
the Hotel Lombardy. Her suite has been 
full of books and flowers, and she has 
been catching up on her reading, for 
she loves that relaxation. The day we 
visited her we counted seven different 
kinds of flowers, including mountain 
laurel and madonna lilies. Also went 
shopping with her for hats at Lily 
Dache's, and you should see the exotic 
fashions that are awaiting us this fall ! 
Sylvia wears them beautifully, too. You 
might be interested in one of Sylvia's 
late summer hats — a clever white felt, 
with a number of ribbon bands of dif- 
ferent colors, such as blue, red, 3 - ellow. 
which snap on, and thus match in a 
second anv dress she may be wearing ! 



XTORMA SHEARER THAL- 
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what a complete and happy family that 
is now ! The Thalbergs' young son is 
a darling child, and now that he has a 
little sister named Katherine, there is a 
perfect American family. Norma is 
already planning her next picture, which 
will be Romeo and Juliet. She is a 
typical American mother in raising her 
family, being a splendid wife, and still 
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T/"AY FRAXCIS ended her European 
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new liner, Normandie, and arrived with 
some marvelous-looking clothes . . . . 
trust Kay ! She has since been com- 
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on an isolated ranch. 

"\X7"ORD has been received from Lon- 
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[Continued from page 41] 



are a case in point. As long ago 
as last November, Orry-Kelly made 
sketches for gowns along extreme Gre- 
cian lines. Wraps were fashioned of 
eight-foot lengths of heavy silk, wrapped 
around the hips, and draped over the 
head. In this case, he anticipated a 
trend that was to be sponsored in Paris 
a few months later. 

Travis Banton, of Paramount, one of 
the most important figures in the fash- 
ion world, agrees that fashion happens 
because of a designer's adaptation of a 
suitable style to a certain star, rather 
than because of a desire to be startling. 
And he says this in spite of the fact 
that he is responsible for many trends. 



ALL of these men are modest in dis- 
-^*- claiming direct responsibility for 
fashion changes, but let us take a look 
back through recent years, and see just 
what they have inspired us to wear. 

Adrian and Garbo jointly are respon- 
sible for the long-sleeved, high-in-front, 
low-in-back evening gowns. Garbo hates 
sleeveless frocks, so Adrian made a 
habit of giving her at least one long- 
sleeved evening gown in every film. It 
was not long until such gowns caused 
not so much as a ripple of comment 
around formal dinner tables. 

Travis Banton was directly respon- 
sible for the return to favor of enorm- 
ous hats, which have been in such wide 
vogue since Mae West wore them in 
She Done Him Wrong. Hats he made 
for her were true to the period, but were 
modified slightly so that they appeared 
interesting to the modern eye. 

It was Orry-Kelly who slashed 
sleeves for a dress for Kay Francis and 
cut out segments in the back. And do 
you remember how we went around 
showing bits of ourselves through slits 
and slashes, as soon as we caught sight 
of the effect on Kay ? 



ADRIAN brought back the redingote 

^*- line the nipped-in, fitted 

waistline and full gored skirt for Greta 
Garbo in Mata Hari because she needed 
something with a gallantry and sweep 
for the part. And it hit the country's 
fancy. Howard Greer, distinguished in- 
dependent designer, gave the trend 
further impetus with his gowns for 
Katharine Hepburn in Christopher 
Strong. Now you are wearing long 
redingotes for evening. 

Rene Hubert, who is French and 
head designer at Fox, has a passion for 
the details of decoration and fabrics. 
He has popularized a number of fascin- 
ating little gadgets — such as names and 
monograms cut from wood or metal. 
He had much to do with the interest in 
gloves of printed silks and velvets, and 
the excitement about Cellophane cloth 
and Cellophane embroidery. And when 
you see Dixie Lee in a lacquered satin 

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gown in Redheads on Parade, remem- 
ber that he was responsible for it. 

Travis Banton's Cleopatra gowns for 
Claudette Colbert had an immediate re- 
sponse. There were very few women 
who did not have suspension straps and 
some center front drapery on evening 
gowns after that film was released. 

Banton's gowns for Marlene Dietrich 
are likewise responsible for much of 
the interest in artificial flowers over 
the sleeves and in capes. Credit must 
be given also to Greer, who created a 
cape of white chiffon dotted with white 
fabric daisies for Katharine Hepburn in 
Christopher Strong. Adrian, who slung 
a flowered cape over Joan Crawford's 
shoulders, has made lavish use of flow- 
ers in his period gowns for Garbo in 
Anna Karenina — which, it is predicted, 
will start an 1870 trend. 

All of which should thoroughly prove 
that "you wear what they tell you." 



A ND this naturally leads us up to the 
■^*- question : "What will they tell us 
to wear next year ?" 

They are going to give you a wide 
range from which to choose, so be sure 
you are right in your choice and go 
ahead. 

Adrian thinks that the next important 
trend will be a slim silhouette with an 
accent on front drapings. 

Walter Plunkett would not be sur- 
prised to see a modified hoop-skirt come 
into sudden popularity ! 

Rene Hubert's sports clothes will 
feature a stunning, swagger simplicity. 
They will be very feminine, with an 
emphasis on huge square sleeves. 

Orry-Kelly is using a straight, rather 
full skirt gathered into the waist a bit. 
He calls it the "peasant line," and ex- 
pects it to be widely used, particularly 
among younger women, with the draped 
Grecian line favored by mature women. 

Travis Banton already can see the re- 
sults from released stills of his cos- 
tumes for The Crusades the 

tightly molded body line ; the very long 
flowing sleeves; simple, but dramatic 
necklines; and new emphasis on flowing 
feminine capes. 

Nor are these the only Hollywood 
designers, nor the only ,ones who are 
capable of influencing American fash- 
ions. Bernard Newman, modern stylist 
for RKO, has made a point of glamor- 
ous practicality in his gowns for Ginger 
Rogers in Top Hat. Omar Kiam, of 
Cnited Artists, has designed some beau- 
tiful things — all completely practical — 
for Merle Oberon in The Dark Angel. 
Rover, young Fox designer, is giving 
the younger Fox players new gowns. 

There is variety enough here to please 
anyone. Pay your money and take your 
choice. But of one thing you may be 
sure ... no matter what you buy, you 
will be gloriously garbed in something 
Hollywood has told you to wear ! 



Fashion Foreword 

[Continued from page 42] 



the floor. As long ago as last spring, : 
Orry-Kelly, Hollywood fashion design- 
er, predicted the trend; Paris suggested 
it this summer ; and now New York is 
showing it in the dresses being made 
ready for autumn. 

CPORTSWEAR always holds the 
^ spotlight in the fall, and rightfully 
so, for we begin to anticipate football 
games, long hikes, crisp walks on wind- 
swept avenues. There will be a casual 
air to fall sports things that will make 
girls delight in wearing them, and yet 
their strict tailoring will make them 
trim and youthful. Two- and three- 
piece suits in brilliant colors, as well 
as dark browns and blues, will hold our 
fancy. Not for years have woolens 
been so bright and gay as they will be 
this season. 

Gold standards may come and go in 
the world of finance, but feminine fash- 
ions will not be cheated of their ef- 
fectiveness in fall clothes. There will 
be dresses of unusual fabrics such as 
Virginia Bruce is so strikingly showing 
us on page 42. Accessories will carry 
their golden touch on plain daytime 
dresses, in the way of gold belts or clips 
used on fine black silk jersey or crepe, 
or in cleverly designed belts and match- 
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npO NEW YORK from the Holly- 
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Square necks, heavy antique belts, rich 
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Another picture that will give fashion 
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Give Yourself Some New Accessories! 

[Continued from page 51] 




ever, that you can make it from the fol- 
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holding it in the picture) can be worn 
off the face . . . or, for a change, drawn 
forward and tilted over one eye. It can 
be trimmed around the head band with 
a contrasting "crocheted ribbon," or you 
can use little grosgrain ribbon loops, 
one on each side of the hat, as I have. 
Anyway, here are the instructions : 

To begin the crown, chain 5, and join 
to form ring. 1st round: 8 simple 
crochets in ring. 2nd round: 2 simple 
crochets in each s c. 3rd round: single 
crochet in each of next 2 s c, 2 s c in 
next (this is an increase). Repeat these 
two steps around. 4th round: Single 
crochet in each of next 3 s c, 2 s c in 
next. Repeat these three steps around. 
5th and subsequent rounds: Increase 
whenever necessary to have work lie 
perfectly flat, until work measures 6 l / 2 
inches in diameter. (Do not make in- 
creases directly over increases of pre- 
vious round.) Then work with increas- 
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stitches. Then work without increas- 
ing for 1 inch. Next round: Chain 3 
(to count as double crochet), double 
crochet in next single crochet, chain 2, 
skip next 2 singles, double crochet in 
each of next 2 s c, chain 2, repeat from 
first chain 2 to end of round. Join with 
single crochet in third chain of chain 3 
first made. 

Brim: 1st round: Single crochet in 
next double crochet, 2 single crochet in 
next space. Repeat from second step 
around. "'2nd round: Single crochet in 
each of next 10 s c, 2 s c in next, and 
repeat these two steps around. 5th and 
subsequent rounds: Work without in- 
creasing until brim measures from 1st 
round of brim l-}4 inches. To make 
brim stiff, single chain over a millinery 
wire for the next 3 rounds. Fasten off 
wire and complete work with 1 round 
of single crochet. 

You use your thread double through- 
out on this hat . . . and you will need 
about 8 balls, size 10, if you use Clark's 
O.N.T or 6 of J. & P. Coats Mer- 
cerized Crochet. Your crochet hook 
should be a No. 2. Oh, yes, and you'll 
need 3 yards of millinery wire. And 
that's all ! Unless you need crocheting 
instruction — and every department store 
offers that. 



'THE collar I am wearing in the pic- 
-"- ture is one of the loveliest I have 
ever seen (I didn't originate hV so I 
can brag without sounding conceited.) 
The collar is white pique, trimmed with 
Irish lace, and makes any plain dress 
smart. Yet because it is simple and not 



frilly you can wear it at office or at 
school, as well as "out to dinner." It 
cost $5.95 at a Hollywood department 
store, and I liked it so much that I have 
copied it in several shades, and for much 
less money. I think you'll be able to 
copy it too, with the help of the dia- 
gram on page 51. Here is what you will 
need for it first : 

54 yard pique. 

1/4 yard of 2-inch wide Irish lace 
with finished edge. (1 edge) 

Y\ yard of \]A ineh-wide Irish lace 
(straight edge) for insets. 

2^2 yards of 34 inch-wide edging. 

Cut the pique according to the dia- 
gram . . . there are five separate pieces 
. . . and be sure the grain runs as in- 
dicated on the diagram. First join the 
two front pieces to the center strip of 
lace. Then sew on the two side strips, 
and cut out the pique from underneath. 
The lace with the edging is used all 
around the outside, of course. And you 
outline all the insets with the j4-inch- 
edging. The diagram is so simple (es- 
pecially .with the picture to guide you) 
that I don't believe any further instruc- 
tions are necessary. 



T KNOW from experience how impor- 
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you haven't much to spend on a ward- 
robe. When I was looking for a chance 
in pictures not so long ago, I used to 
see to it that even if my dress was not 
new, my collars and cuffs always looked 
fresh and neat. My hat had to be 
smart, too . . . and my gloves were of 
equal importance. As in everything 
else, it is the little things that betray 
us or else give us the right air of poise 
and smartness. So my best advice on 
clothes is: watch, out for those little 
tli ings ! 

There's one more new accessory note 
which I w^ould like to give you. Col- 
lar and cuff sets of woven ribbon are 
extremely easy and fun to do, and re- 
quire scarcely any sewing. One smart 
set I saw the other clay was woven of 
three-quarter-inch-wide ribbon. Ask to 
see them at your department store, and 
one look will show you how to make 
them. 

And here is one last new idea for 
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collars and cuffs. Some of the beads 
used are natural-color wood, and others 
are painted. Very, very smart ! 

Do try some of these new tricks and 
have them all ready to put on your last 
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Freddie Bartholomew's Busy Day 

[Continued from page 33] 



paid For it. We'll have to look into this." 
It develops that he loves history and 
geography. "Yes, history's love!)'," he 
assures me. "I've just learned about all 
America's famous women. Jane Ad- 
dams is one. I was so sorry to hear 
that she died. She did things men have 
no time for — like three hours a day for 
school children, I mean. I was saying to 
Cissy" — the earnest voice rushes on — 
"it's like when you ask a man to lay the 
table, and he puts on dinner plates in- 
stead of tea plates — I just give you an 
instance how thoughtless men are — no," 
the loyal male asserts himself, "they're 
not thoughtless, they're just too busy — 
they have no time for those things." 

Brought back to the major thread of 
his narrative, he picks it up at the point 
where "morning school's over, and then 
I generally snatch some luncheon in our 
dressing-room, and if you want to know 
what I do next" — he holds aloft the key 
he has been playing with — "here's mute 
evidence — my bicycle key." 

"And here's more mute evidence," 
his aunt interposes, touching the afore- 
mentioned knee, a veritable crisscross 
of scars and bruises. "He doesn't ride 
like any human being. That would be 
asking too much. Really to enjoy him- 
self, he has to have his arms in the air, 
and his feet where his hands should be, 
and himself balanced somehow between 
heaven and earth, and how he has man- 
aged to keep his neck unbroken thus far, 
I shouldn't be able to tell you." 



<</^IS," remarks Freddie, with that 

^ air of affectionate tolerance which 
the young reserve for their overcau- 
tious, but endearing elders, — "always 
thinks she's going to pick me up in 
pieces. But I've yet to hear," he con- 
tinues meaningly, "of anyone's hurting 
himself on a bicycle that he's only 
allowed to ride 'round and 'round a per- 
fectly safe back lot at the studio." His 
eyes fall on his bandaged hand. "Here's 
a sprained wrist," he cries, flourishing 
it in triumph, "which no bicycle Avas 
responsible for, but just an innocent, 
harmless roller-coaster. 

"All too soon," he tells me, "I must 
put away my bicycle and return to 
school. Not," he adds quickly, sensitive 
for Miss Murphy's feelings, "that I love 
school less, but my bicycle more. And 
besides, we sometimes do things at 
school that are almost as much fun as 
the bicycle. Like turtle-racing. One of 
my turtles disappeared the other day." 

"And Freddie," volunteers Miss 
Murphy, "wrote a really beautiful 
lament on the death of his turtle, Rosy. 
But they finally found her about two 
hundred yards away at the back gate, 
so Freddie tore up the lament." 

"Well," says Freddie sensibly, "there 
didn't seem much sense in lamenting 
the death of a turtle who happened to 
be very much alive." 

After school — "that's about three 

Movie Classic for September, 1935 



o'clock or sometimes, if things don't go 
too well, three-thirty," he signs photo- 
graphs or keeps an appointment for an 
interview. That finishes his business 
day and he's free to go home. 



TLJOME is a Los Angeles apartment 
-*--*• or a beach-house at Playa del Rev. 
Freddie prefers the beach-house, be- 
cause "first of all, you don't have to sit 
down to a set meal — there's a cupboard 
place where you keep all your food — 
and you just dig in and pick out what 
you like. And then I bathe and play 
on the beach and have a good time in 
general. And, oh yes, the dogs — I must 
tell you about Fritzie." He's out of his 
chair at a bound, words tumbling out 
in a frenzy of love and excitement. 

"Fritzie's the beautifulest dog in the 
world — d'you know what he does ? He 
gets a stick and he keeps half of it in 
his mouth, and gives you the other half, 
and then he tries to get it away from 
you — just playing, you know— and he's 
so pleased when he gets it. But he 
wants to make sure there are no hard 
feelings, so he sort of laughs up at you 
-—his eyes twinkle and he looks up into 
your eyes. He's a marvelous dog. D'you 
know what I'm going to do, Cis ?" He's 
thumping his aunt's knees ecstatically. 

"I know what I'd do if I had any 
sense," she rejoins. "I'd wear knee- 
guards." 

But Freddie is oblivious to every- 
thing save the birth of a great idea. 
"I'm going to register him here at the 
studio," he squeals. "And then if they 
ever want a dog that laughs, I'll know 
where to put my hands on him." 

"Meantime suppose you put your 




M ■ Mi \.J-«: i 

When Freddie Bartholomew was five 
— and beginning to become interested 
in Dickens — this is how he looked 



mind on the rest of the story," his aunt 
suggests. 

"Yes, of course," he agrees readily. 
"Well, we don't always go to the beach, 
but when we're in town, life's pretty 
interesting, too. We take a walk or we 
do a little shopping or sometimes we go 
to a show. Then there are special times 
— like the other week, for instance, 
when it was boys' week in Culver City, 
and they made me chief of police and 
gave me a badge. That came in quite 
useful, I can tell you. When Cissy 
wanted me to do things, I'd flash this 
badge at her and tell her : 'No, you 
can't come at me this week.' 

«<'T" , HEN Saturday's special, too, be- 

-*■ cause that's my day off. So's Sun- 
day, of course, but being. a national holi- 
day, Sunday's different. Anyway, that's 
when I generally go horseback riding. 
Provided" — he gazes blandly at his 
aunt, "Cissy has got her document a 
mile long with everyone's signature in 
the world on it, to guarantee that the 
horse is perfectly safe. 

"Oh, and that reminds me." He's out 
of his chair again, laying an imploring 
hand on the arm of mine. "Would you 
put in a story about Cissy?" he pleads 
breathlessly. His face is aglow, his 
feet dancing with impatience, and he 
hurries on to forestall any possible ob- 
jection. 

"Once when she was a little girl she 
lived in the country, and she was going 
home from school, and she was terribly 
afraid of cows and bulls — and there 
was a cow" — he all but chokes with 
glee, "and Sissy heard her moo. And 
she ran into a field and began running 
about with this cow behind her, and she 
fell into a nice soft bit of moss, so she 
thought, and she lay there quietly, 
thinking she was perfectly safe. And 
then this nice piece of moss began 
waving about with Cissy on its back, 
and it was the cow all the time !" 
Chortling happily, he turns to Cissy and 
starts punishing her knee again. "And 
Cissy was thrown off, and ran all the 
way home like the little pig in the 
nursery rhyme. 

"Freddie, Freddie," protests Cissy 
through her helpless laughter, "how 
you're embroidering it !" 

"That doesn't matter — it's a much 
better story this way," crows Freddie, 
thus revealing himself the true creative 
artist. Suddenly he sobers, and surveys 
his aunt reflectively. "You know," he 
announces, "I haven't quite decided 
whether I shall be single or a widow 
when I grow up, but I sometimes do 
think it would be nice to marry, and 
have a son to carry on the same straint." 



JLTE RETURNS to his chair, waiting 
■*■ ■*■ patiently for the shout that greets 
this declaration — made in simple good 
faith — to subside. A friend passes be- 
hind him and drops something into his 
lap. Freddie looks pleased. Aunt Cis 
looks resigned. I look inquisitive. 

"Chewing gum," Freddie explains, 
popping the gift into his mouth. "It's 
my weakness over here. I never knew it 



in England. But on the David Copper- 
field set I'd see people moving their 
mouths, and heard it was because of 
chewing gum. So one day I asked a 
property man : 'What's this chewing 
gum I hear about? What do you do 
with it' 'You just chew it,' he said. Well, 
I thought it was a new kind of sweet. 
So I said: 'May I try a bit?' So he 
gave me a bit, and the first two or three 
times I used to swallow it, and then he 
showed me how to chew it, and now 
it's one of my favorite things." 

Then he's up again. "Oh, and talk- 
ing of favorite things, Cis," he reminds 
her. "There's always the radio." 

"Yes," groans Aunt Cis, "there's al- 
ways the radio." 

"After dinner," he continues, cheer- 
fully unheeding. 

"Which he gobbles like the rest of 
his meals," puts in his long-suffering 
aunt. "After dinner he sits with his 
ear glued to that horrible instrument 
for the rest of the evening, while I 
plug my own ears with cotton to make 
life bearable." 

"You ought to get him earphones," 
someone suggests. 

t^REDDIE pounces on the idea. "Ear- 
■*• phones — that'll be interesting. I 
could trail all over the house with the 
earphones dangling behind me. Oh, yes, 
Cissy, I would know how to use them. 
Pardon me, Cissy, but don't you re- 
member when the radio was out of or- 
der one night, and I twisted all the 
screws and what-me-nots and made it 
go ? Oh, I coidd use earphones, Cissy." 
He has them practically clamped to his 
ears already, "Then we'd both be happy. 

"Because," he explains a little super- 
flously, "Cissy doesn't especially care 
for the program I like, but she's kind 
enough to put up with it on my account. 
First, at a quarter to seven, there's the 
Adventures of Jimmy Allen — then 
Frank Whatanabe and the Honorable 
Archie — then there's an interval of mu- 
sic that you have to listen to in order 
to get the rest — then come the In-laws 
and then King Cowboy — all on the same 
station — and you get the whole thing 
without once moving out of your chair 
or twirling a- single knob." His eyes 
are wide with the wonder of this 
heaven-sent miracle. 

"And after King Cowboy?" 

"Well," he says, tearing himself re- 
luctantly from the radio, "that's getting 
to be around eight." 

"And Cis," contributes that lady 
firmly, "is calling for about the tenth 
time, 'Freddie, will you go to bed ?' " 

"And Freddie," he chimes in 
promptly, "is saying: 'If I go like a 
lamb, may I read for half an hour?" 

"And I tell him he may with an easy 
conscience, for I know that the minute 
his head touches the pillow, he'll be of." 

And there, with your head on the 
pillow, we leave you, Freddie, wishing 
you happy dreams, and hoping that you 
may indeed marry some day and have a 
son to carry on the same "straint" — to 
move the hearts of another generation 
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[Continued from page 27] 



you're lonely and worried about your 
girl back in San Diego. Lollie looked 
up to find his eyes on her. "Say," 
he said awkwardly, "you — aren't you 
Janet Gaynor ?" 

At her nod, he grinned widely. "Gee, 
it's good to see someone from home !" 

She wasn't the great movie star to 
him. She was a little girl from home — 
the sort you can confide in. And the 
sailor did confide in her, for two hours. 
He told her about his hopes, his plans, 
his sweetheart. And at the end he 
bought her a nosegay and gave her the 
supreme compliment of her life. "Gosh, 
I forgot you were famous ! You're so 
regular." 

It takes a certain genius to do that: 
to know the winy taste of almost in- 
credible success — and to remain regular. 
But Janet would rather be "one of the 
gang" than the most feted person on 
earth. That's why she loves the vaca- 
tions at her "hideaway" places, the lake 
in Wisconsin and the beach in Hawaii. 



DROBABLY you would get the sur- 

prise of your life if you went with 
her to that cabin at the lake. There is 
mosquito netting over the windows and 
the stove smokes like blazes if it isn't 
handled properly. The noise you hear 
isn't that gorgeous mountain erupting ; 
it's Uncle George's outboard motorboat 
getting under way. But to Janet, it's 
more fun than the expensive purr of 
any yacht. Nobody sniffs, "Humph ! 
Going highbrow !" if she is caught read- 
ing Marcel Proust. Nobody hesitates 
to ask her please to mind the baby or 
help collect the firewood. She belongs. 

It's the same at her Honolulu hide- 
away, where she is going as soon as 
she recovers from the unfortunate in- 
jury that took her out of the cast of 
Way Down East. 

When Warner and Mrs. Baxter came 
back from there a short while ago 
(Janet always lends them her cottage 
for their trips to Hawaii), they were 
telling me of the place Janet holds in 
that little community. "To them she 
doesn't spell Hollywood. She's one of 
them. The natives call her 'little sun 
daughter' and her neighbors call her 
'Jan-ny.' There's never any splurge or 
fuss when she arrives — but you can be 
sure of good fun, they say!" 

Janet's humor is infectious. Inciden- 
tally, it has saved the day more times 
than even Einstein would count. I re- 
member one particular occasion on The 
Fanner Takes a Wife set. They had 
tried to "shoot" one certain scene 
eleven times. The company's nerves 
were on edge. The director was pacing 
up and down in a frenzy. And Janet, 
as if she was entirely unaware of the 
tension, started doing her imitation of 
Stepin Fete-hit — those vague, shuffling 
steps, those slow, aimle-ss gestures. It's 
the funniest thing this side of a circus, 
and the tension broke in an instant. 



AFTERWARD Henry Fonda took 
•^*" me aside. "You know, before I 
came out here, there were all sorts of 
rumors about Janet — about how hard 
she was to work with and how she was 
one personality on the screen and a 
completely different one off it. That's 
the worst hooey I've ever heard ! Let 
me tell you that she has taught me more 
about screen technique than I could ever 
teach her about the stage. She has 
even shown me how to steal scenes 
from her ! Hard to work with? Why, the 
whole studio adores her. ... It doesn't 
matter who they are or how old they are 
— they're all friends of Janet's." And 
that sums it up exactly. 

Then there is the little seamstress in 
the wardrobe department. Janet had an 
appointment there for fittings for her 
Way Doivn East costumes. She 
came in dressed in what is practically 
a uniform with her — beret, double- 
breasted jacket and slacks. (Believe it 
or not, she has seventeen outfits like 
that in every hue and color — and only 
two evening dresses ! ) It was stuffy in 
the room and the costumes she was to 
try on were the 1890 variety with all 
the frills and furbelows. Janet looked 
at the seamstress. "You seem so tired 
that I hate to have you work on my 
stuff," she said, one pal to another. 

"Well, it has been a strenuous day," 
admitted the woman. "But I'll bet it 
hasn't been an easy one for you. Look 
at your cheek ! It's that impacted wis- 
dom tooth again, isn't it?" 

"Um-hum," said Janet. "And it 
hurts like sixty. But let's go have some 
tea and forget about it." And off they 
went, arm in arm. 

Again, she went over to Stage Seven 
to watch Shirley Temple at work. The 
alert cameraman sprang to get a pic- 
ture of Fox's two biggest feminine 
drawing cards together. They posed. 
They smiled for the gentleman. Then 
Shirley caught Janet's hand. "Janet's 
my friend and I want to show her some- 
thin'. Can't she come to visit me with- 
out us having our pictures took ?" 

Janet's eyes lighted with amusement. 
"I know just how you feel, Shirley!" 

They're all friends of Janet's . . . 



T ASKED her point-blank what a girl 
A should do to be popular. 

"Certainly she can't be self-centered !" 
the little Gaynor answered thoughtfully. 
"To me, selfishness is the most horrible 
thing in the world — and it's especially 
so in this business, because you owe 
your support to so many. 

"Let's see. A recipe for popularity 
... I'd say the one that any girl can 
use with excellent results is this: A 
goodly amount of loyalty, mixed well 
with gratitude and thoughtfulness. A 
little sugar and spice! Add a brimming 
cupful of gentleness, and season well 
with humor and gaiety. 

"I've never known it to fail !" 



84 



Movie Classic for September, 1935 



First Crossing 

[Continued from page 60] 



around their necks, just as you have 
seen them in the movies, danced with 
their caps on without troubling to re- 
move their cigarettes. Beth and I were 
a little nervous for we knew this wasn't 
just a show put on for tourists. The 
price of admission was onl) r three francs 
— the cost of a glass of beer — and one 
could spend the entire evening there. 
Paris abounds with such colorful places. 
Some of our fears were allayed when 
we observed these toughs saying "Par- 
don me" to one another when they ac- 
cidently collided in the process of danc- 
ing. I can't imagine American rough- 
necks doing that. Of course, all the 
French are extremely polite. The po- 
licemen salute like soldiers when you 
come up to them to ask a direction, and 
salute again when you thank them. 

American movies, we found, are ex- 
tremely popular in Paris. There are 
about twenty-five big theatres showing 
them exclusively — in American dia- 
logue, too. The theatres are just as 
modern as ours in every respect, and 
the pictures are not much older usually 
than those shown in American houses. 
American movie stars are as popular 
in France as they are here. Jean Har- 



Here is a summary of the 
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Third-Class Round Trip 
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Passport 11.00 

Bus fare, round trip, 
(about 500 miles each 

way) 12.00 

Tips aboard ship 5.00 

Taxis, tips to porters.... 10.00 
Railroad fares in Europe 10.00 

Hotel— fifteen days 15.00 

(if you occupy a single 
room add $6.00) 

Meals _ 22.50 

Sight-seeing buses, car- 
fare, etc 5.00 

Postcards, stamps, sou- 
venirs, gifts 20.00 

TOTAL $225.50 

If you start out with $300.00, 
this leaves about $75.00 for mis- 
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theatres, opera, cafes, personal 
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days.) 

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low, for example, is as well known on 
the Champs Elysee as she is on Broad- 
way. Claudette Colbert, who was born 
in Paris, is another great French favor- 
ite. So, of course, is Maurice Chevalier. 
His pal, Charles Boyer, and Tullio Car- 
minati are likewise very popular. And 
the French are highly Grace Moore- 
conscious. 

We wandered along the banks of the 
Seine, past the second-hand bookstalls 
you see so often in paintings of Paris. 
We fingered dusty old volumes and 
bought a couple that intrigued us, just 
as we acquired two inexpensive sketches 
at the open-air artists' market. We 
walked under chestnut trees heavy with 
blossoms. 

We found the French stores extremely 
like American ones. Beth and I bought 
some perfume, some silk undies and a 
few trinkets to bring back home — plus 
one dress apiece. Could any American 
girl go to Paris without buying a Paris 
frock? They were not expensive. Beth 
paid $25.00 for hers — a lovely afternoon 
dress ; I bought a goreous suit made out 
of bed-ticking (Schiaparelli created the 
original) for $31.50. 



UOW crowded with thrills, excite- 
-*■ A ment, and new experiences were the 
days and nights ! We were like two ex- 
plorers on a different planet. And it 
wasn't until the day before we left that 
the witchery of Paris with its subtle, pen- 
etrating beauty began to make me sad; I 
sympathized with the way Satan must 
have felt when they told him he would 
have to leave Paradise. We were going 
back home jobless and broke, leaving 
behind us this romantic interlude. 

I cried when the boat-train pulled but 
of the Gare du Nord. I didn't want to 
leave Paris. Beth felt miserable, too. 
But deep down in my heart I was fierce- 
ly happy that I had had the courage to 
take that wonderful trip. Of course, it 
was by no means over — there still was 
the long and delightful ocean trip back. 

More days of living like goddesses on 
Olympus. More charming people met — 
including an especially handsome young 
writer who taught me a new meaning 
in moonlight, all between Bishop's Rock 
and Sandy Hook. Then at last we were 
back on the bus, headed for home. The 
whole trip was like a beautiful dream. 
Xow it was time to wake up and face 
the hard realities of a jobless existence ! 

There is truth in that old saying — 
"Be bold! Be bold!" Courage seems to 
be accompanied by good luck. Within 
a week after we had been restored to 
the bosoms of our astonished families, 
Beth and I both landed new positions — ■ 
better ones than we had had before ! 
There hasn't been a single moment at 
any time when we have regretted that 
trip. And — guess what ! We're already 
saving up to go again ! And this time 
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85 




Secrets of the Stars' Closets 

[Continued from page 55] 



Shirley's Lessons 

She may be the "Little Queen" of 
the movies, but life is full of problems 
for Shirley Temple and her parents — 
particularly papa and mama Temple. 

They have had a big job trying to 
keep life normal for Shirley, but they 
have done pretty well so far! How 
two perplexed parents have tried to 
keep up with the most vivacious little 
star on the screen is told in Septem- 
ber HOLLYWOOD Magazine in an 
article entitled "Bringing Up Shirley 
Temple." It's human. It's gripping. 
It's any mother's child in a make- 
believe world! 

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issue include a Natural Color photo- 
graph of Shirley Temple, a side-split- 
ting article by Jack Oakie himself en- 
titled "I Got Stung"; a hilarious les- 
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incomparable W. C. Fields; and in- 
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they do have a leathery odor that climbs 
around ! And Joan eliminates it with 
spice balls. They are made of cotton, 
about four inches in diameter, and kept 
saturated with oil of cloves. They are 
just the thing, too, for the closet in the 
hall where rubbers and overcoats give 
off a musty smell. Once you use these 
balls, you will never be without them in 
the house — and in cost they average 
only a nickel apiece ! 



\X/ r HEN Elissa Landi recently did 
* * over her home, "The Cloisters," 
she decided to take the downstairs suite 
for her own private use — and dis- 
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wardrobe ,space. Instead of having 
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built out, two feet deep, along the length 
of one wall. It is mirrored and divided 
into sections, one for a series of sliding 
drawers made to hold every conceivable 
accessory, and another for her sport 
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In her new home, Constance Bennett 
has this sort of wardrobe-closet with 
sliding doors covering the four walls of 
her dressing room. Sally Blane and her 
sister, Polly Ann Young, have them, 
also, in the mirrored version, in the 
room they share. And this time the 
looking-glass is painted with gay bonnets. 

There is really no end to what you 
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or four large hatboxes and cover {hem 
with wallpaper. By stuffing the hats with 
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tissue in between, you can put two or 
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has probably solved the problem in 
the most expert way of all. She had 
a number of deep drawers constructed 
right in her closet. In the top drawer 
are her berets, below come the sports 
hats, next the evening hats, and in the 
large bottom drawer are her picture hats ! 

Sylvia Sidney has what she calls a 
"three-way" closet, which is almost the 
answer to everything. You open the 
door — and discover three lovely red 
Chinese drapes hanging from the ceil- 
ing to the floor. Her clothes are behind 
one. Cupboards are behind another. 
And behind the third are such neces- 
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Triple cleverness, we call it. 

It just isn't possible for skeletons to 
rattle around in Hollywood closets any 
more. These spots now are much, much 
too pleasant ! 



86 



Em Westmore — of the fa- 
mous Westmore brothers, 
coiffure counselors de luxe — 
looks over the Marie An- 
toinette coiffure he created 
for the Countess Rina de 
Liguoro. She wore it in the 
recent beauty pageant 
staged by the Westmores 
upon opening a Hollywood 
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Sally Eilers Plays Hostess 

[Continued from page 56] 



be. They are the cook's best customers. 

"When I serve roast beef, I usually 
have Yorkshire pudding with it, 
browned potatoes and several vegetables. 
I have at least three, so that the tastes 
of every guest 'may be pleased. One 
of my favorite vegetable dishes is the 
carrot ring. You grate carrots, set 
them in a mold, then turn out the ring 
on a large platter, fill the center with 
sauted corn and then surround the ring 
with green peas. It is colorful, attrac- 
tive and delicious. 

"Steak dinners are topped off to any 
man's satisfaction by hot apple pie. I 
usually have it cut in the kitchen, so 
that it will offer no problems in serv- 
ing. To decorate the apple pie tray, I 
take Tillamook cheese, roll it into ap- 
ple-shaped balls, tint them and stick a 
little mint in the hollows, so that they 
look like little apples. I flank the pieces 
of pie with the cheese balls and in the 
center I put vanilla ice cream, and as 
each guest serves himself or herself 
there is a choice of any apple pie com- 
bination desired — apple pie with cheese, 
or apple pie a la mode. Of course, with 
apple pie as a dessert, it is best to serve 
coffee at the table. I find that men pre- 
fer it that way. 

"Another favorite dessert of mine is 
a large pineapple, cut in half, with the 
center scooped out and filled with pine- 
apple ice. It's attractive and is perfec- 
tion itself after a heavy dinner. With 
this dessert I usually serve angel-food 
cake, cut into fingers and rolled in co- 
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"C~)F COURSE, some hostesses make 

^^ the mistake of thinking a dinner 
is over with the coffee. As a matter of 
fact, that is when your evening should 
begin, and that is when it takes the most 
astute planning to continue the success 
begun at the dinner table. You can't 
leave an evening's entertainment to 
chance. You can't hope that people will 
find sufficient diversion in conversation. 
I invariably plan bridge or other games 
and see that my guests get at their 
amusements directly after coffee." 

From the moment she has invited the 
first guest until she has seen the last 
guest leave, Sally personally assumes 
all of the responsibilities for the success 



of the party. Her servants recognize 
her superior abilities, and she finds no 
antagonism when she goes into the 
pocket-handkerchief of a kitchen in her 
apartment to supervise details. They 
know that in her own right she is a 
splendid cook, and that if they walked 
out she would undoubtedly be able to 
do everything herself with distinguished 
success. 

Sally -Eilers is a delightful hostess, by 
virtue of her own scintillating person- 
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eight" are culinary gems because she 
transfers to them all of her own knowl- 
edge of cooking and concentrates her 
dramatic ability on making them events 
long to be remembered. 

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MUSTARD SAUCE— For Steaks 

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hot consomme, a few drops of Worces- 
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Diable. Bring to a boil and add a little 
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cream, and salt. Melt cheese over hot 
water. Add cream, stirring constantly. 
Beat eggs separately and add yolks, then 
whites. Pour into casserole and bake 
in hot water slowly for thirty minutes. 

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The ingredients are : Two eggs, one 
tablespoon flour, one cup walnuts, one 
cup powdered sugar, one teaspoon bak- 
ing powder, one cup dates. Beat eggs, 
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Then add dates and nuts (cut as fine as 
desired). Pour in greased baking dish, 
set in pan of hot water and bake slowly 
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Boheme." But what a glorious treat 
the whole picture is for music-lovers, 
with the miraculous Moore singing more 
opera than has ever been sung in one 
picture before! There is a lovely chif- 
fon dress with yards and yards of pleat- 
ing that is utterly feminine. (Colum- 
bia) 

• • • • The Farmer Takes a 

Wife finds Janet Gaynor crashing 
through with such a sparkling perform- 
ance that you'll have to believe in even 
higher Gaynor popularity. If it weren't 
for this extra-special performance, the 
honors would go to Henry Fonda, who 
is going to be a new pulse-throb with 
the feminine world. The story deals 
with the early days of the Erie Canal. 
Janet is a canal-boat girl ; Fonda is a 
canal-boat worker who is saving to buy 
a farm and loves Janet ; and Charles 
Bickford is the leader of a rough-an- 
tumble gang of canal boatmen who 
never lose a battle. Gaynor loves to 
see men fight, not because of the gory 
side of it, but because she believes it 
indicates manliness. Her allegiance to 
the canal takes her from one boat to 
another until Fonda goes back to his 
farm. Later he returns to thrash Bick- 
ford in one of the greatest fights ever 
put on the screen. And then guess 
what Janet does ! No modern clothes 
problem here, but Gaynor looking her 
sweetest in a story that has no dull 
moments in it. (Fox) 

• • • • No More Ladies asks 
you: Have you ever loved a will-o'- 
the-wisp ? That's the utterly tantaliz- 
ing- situation in which Joan Crawford 
finds herself. And when that particular 
"will" happens to be Robert Montgom- 
ery, then you can know what a demon 
of a spot the girl finds herself in ! Joan 
marries Bob, only to find that it is as 
impossible for him to stop being him- 
self as it is for her to stop loving him. 
(Which about sums up the fate of most 
feminine beings, don't you think?) 
Franchot Tone is brought into the pic- 
ture to add complication, and to awaken 
Bob to his love for Joan. This young 
wife's stratagem in bringing Bob to a 
sedate husbandly state includes the 
bringing together of her ex-flame 
(Franchot), her husband's ex-affair, 
and several other interested persons. In 
the form of a week-end party, this situ- 
ation is a riot of laughs, and fun all 
the way. It's sophisticated, indeed, and 
utterly brittle comedy. Charlie Rug- 
gles and Edna May Oliver offer addi- 
tional mirthful comedy. The clothes 
Joan wears are enough to set any femi- 
nine heart all a-twitter, and include a 
stunning pleated gold affair, with match- 
ing cape, an evening gown with inter- 
estingly pleated white collar that will 
set a new neckwear style, and a satin 
affair with cut-outs at the shoulder. 
There is also a glimpse of the famous 



Crawford figure in bras and step-ins ! 
But as faithful as you may be to Craw- 
ford, you'll have to admit it's Bob Mont- 
gomery's picture . . . and after seeing 
it, you'll love to admit it's so ! (M-G-M ) 

• • • Orchids to You gives us 
femmes a chance to take a deep breath, 
and really enjoy ourselves ! John Boles 
has at last been given a leading role 
that is worthy of his talents, and so can 
give us all the romance we have wanted 
from his pictures for some years past. 
He is even allowed to sing two songs, 
a nursery rhyme and Sylvia, and the 
Boles voice is something smooth to 
hear ! He plays the part of an attor- 
ney, and Jean Muir furnishes the love 
interest in the story. Jean is fast de- 
veloping into a star, and handles this 
role with sparkle and poise. And when 
Boles sings to her, she looks just as 
you and I might wish we could look in 
such a superb situation ! Charles But- 
terworth is, of course, his usual droll 
and lovable self. The story is of the 
mortgage-on-the-old-homestead type, 
but with a different slant. Financiers 
desire to foreclose the mortgage on a 
de luxe flower shop operated by a lady, 
but the majority stockholder is the 
lady's most enthusiastic swain, played 
by Butterworth. The principals all be- 
come envolved, and there's a clever di- 
vorce suit slant. Butterworth is re- 
sponsible for the happy ending you per- 
haps expected, but you'd better see for 
yourself what love can do! (Fox) 

• • • Stranded finds the beau- 
teous Kay Francis involved in a racket 
story, but there's a light comedy vein 
that makes it satisfactory entertainment. 
She is a Travelers' Aid Society worker, 
and finds in George Brent a friend of 
her youth. This feeling quickly turns 
to love. But like a lot of modern wom- 
en she likes her job, too, until the time 
when George's safety is endangered by 
racketeer troublemakers. Of course 
Kay is able to expose the whole affair, 
and save George and his job. You've 
always liked George Brent, haven't 
you? Well, you'll like him in this pic- 
ture, for he's a pretty slick sort of mas- 
culine person. You can always depend 
on Kay to come forth with the sort of 
swank clothes that make feminine hearts 
cry for more, and so she does here. 
Much of the time she wears simple dark 
things, suits with bright knotted scarfs, 
dresses with white lace collars, but 
there's always a place for startling 
Francis things. For instance there's an 
evening gown with a halter neck, and 
a low back that simply slants clear 
down to low levels in back, with a star- 
tling grouping of white carnations right 
in front. And equally interesting is the 
white gown with a dainty collar that 
zips almost as low in front. Fashion 
hint : see the monogrammed scarf Kay 
wears with a street frock. (Warners) 



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• • • Men Without Names asks 
you : Are you still interested in what 
G-men do for a living? Then you'll 
like this story about a vicious gang of 
killers. Remember Fred McMurray in 
Gilded Lily? If so, you'll rush along 
to see him as a small-town man, a newly 
trained G-man. Fred is a likable lad, 
and one who is apt to creep up and get 
into your heart without your knowing 
it. In the story he is accompanied by 
Lynne Overman, a veteran Government 
man, and together they raid the killer's 
lair with gory consequences and the 
defeat of the gangsters. Madge Evans 
plays the romantic interest as the local 
newspaperwoman, and wears the sort of 
clothes such gals really do. Young Da- 
vid Holt is her brother, and he's a most 
lovable child, as well as a true actor. 
The whole story brings a sense of real- 
ity with it . . . and there's going to be 
a new McMurray-ward rush after its 
release. (Paramount) 

• • • • The 39 Steps brings 
you Robert Donat again. Haven't you 
missed him since The Count of Monte 
Crist o? Most feminine hearts have, 
and they will enjoy seeing him in this 
melodrama. Although he is not playing 
a romantic role this time, the tale is an 
interesting one of international intrigue 
in London and Scotland. Donat finds 
himself iftvolved in an attempt to se- 
cure an air ministry secret, which in- 
cludes murder, shanghaing, and wild 
rides through foggy nights. At one 
stage of the proceedings he is hand- 
cuffed to Madeleine Carroll, and these 



scenes form an amusing interlude in the 
grim tragedy of the rest of the picture. 
Of course, all ends well for the two. 
This is a British-made picture that has 
a distinctly English air to it all the way 
through. Robert Donat is an excellent 
actor, and as such, will bring fame to 
this production. (Gaumont-British) 

• • • The Keeper of the Bees is 

the sort of picture at which you're 
sure to find the whole family in attend- 
ance, for it's a fine portrayal of Gene 
Stratton Porter's beloved novel. The 
plot concerns Neil Hamilton, a disabled 
war veteran, who is given six months 
to live. Starting on a good-time jour- 
ney, he meets Betty Furness, who in 
turn takes him to the Bee Master. Here 
Neil regains his health, and eventually 
finds himself after many complications 
married to Betty. Sentiment, humor, 
and excellent characterization all rub 
shoulders here. (Monogram) 

• • • Nell Gwyn provokes the 
thought: What riotous days the old 
days must have been ! Here's a spirited 
and entertaining costume picture which 
emphasizes the glamorous Nell's fidel- 
ity to England's monarch of the time. 
She does battle royal with the Duchess 
of Portsmouth for the King's favor, 
and wins. The beautiful costumes make 
of the lovely Anna Neagle a very en- 
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Robert Donat, now appearing in The 
39 Steps, is one of the favorite 
subjects of the letter-writers. And 
one presents a new slant on him 

' '$15 Prize Letter 

Glamor, Bergner Brand — One hears 
so much about the dramatic aspiration 
of a certain Hollywood "glamor 
queen." Every interview she gives 
seems full of them. I do wish she would 
concentrate her mascara-encrusted eyes 
on a very great dramatic actress whose 
current screen masterpiece, Escape Me 
Never, is now playing in America — 
namely, Elisabeth Bergner. 

In Miss Bergner, we have a plain 
little soul who, strange to relate, always 
dresses her hair in the same way (rather 
demode!) and who wears almost dowdy 
clothes and yet gives a performance of 
stupendous emotional force which trans- 
forms her into a very beautiful being. 

There is more glamor in Bergner's 
little fingernail than in the "glamor 
queen's" whole body (celebrated though 
her figure may be). Which just shows 
that it takes more than a few "dramatic 
poses" to make a great actress. — Elsa 
Castleton, 744 Gordon Square, London 
W ., England. 

$10 Prize Letter 

Something to Anticipate — Opera on 
the screen ! When this becomes a re- 
ality, it will be one of the greatest evolu- 
tions in screen history ! Won't we be 
thrilled to see such singers as Gladys 
Swarthout, Helen Jepson, Grace Moore, 
Nino Martini, and Jan Kiepura? Won't 
we be proud to say we have seen Carmen, 
Martha, the Gilbert-Sullivan operas, and 
others ? I'll say we will ! 

Music culture has not been in the 
hands of many, but now our chance has 



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MOVIE CLASSIC'S readers have the final 
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come. We do not have to be content 
with merely reading of the great operas 
in New York and London ; we'll see and 
hear them ourselves ! We shall change 
our jazz tunes to finer, more educational 
music. Wbat could be better than this ? 
The sooner full-length opera makes its 
debut on the screen, the better, and we'll 
all be there to celebrate the arrival ! — 
Miss Anne Waisen, 1207 11th St., Lead, 
S. Dak. 

You won't have long to wait now. 
See page 6. 

$5 Prize Letter 

Likes Them Real — I would like to 
give the real-life picture a boost. In my 
opinion, the average movie-goer ap- 
preciates this type of picture to a far 
greater extent than the so-called modern 
sophisticated epics. And what more 
natural ? Hasn't a person more interest 
in a portrayal closely resembling his own 
life than in the amorous adventures of 
some bejeweled, cocktail-sipping cuties 
as far removed from ordinary existence 
as Mars from Venus ? 

I am eighteen years old, I wear high 
heels, I love hot music, saxophones and 
hoofers, but that doesn't stop me from 
appreciating such pictures as The Wed- 
ding Night, As the Earth Turns and 
Straight Is the Way, all packed with in- 
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1518 Myrtle Ave., Victoria, B. C. 

Some like them real, and some don't. 
Which do you prefer — and why? 

$1 Prize Letters 

New View of Donat — Let me, as one 
who spent much time in England re- 
cently, give you Robert Donat as we 
know him. First of all, his breath- 
takingly inspired performances in The 
Private Life of Henry VIII and The 
Count of Monte Cristo gave us a jolt 
and no mild surprise. We always knew 
him as a light-hearted, slightly swanky 
fellow on the Robert Montgomery style. 
That he had a serious side, and could 
feed us ancient vintage romance and 
make us lap it up and ask for more, 
never occurred to us. 

But we like him this new way be- 
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which Hollywood sorely needs. So give 
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please), Robin Hood and Romeo. And 
in heaven's name, let the American pub- 
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effervescent, and grand person he really 
is\—Ardell Beyer, 3 37 -47 th Street, 
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Shirley's Secret — Why can't some of 
the other actresses take a hint from 
Shirley Temple? How has she become 
such a favorite ? Surely not by being 
aloof and mysterious about her life, 
nor by wearing dark glasses in order to 
avoid recognition by her public. Shirley 
is as honest as the sun about everything 
she does, and we love her for it. We'd 
hate to picture our little Shirley go- 
ing glamorous and alluring on us, 
wouldn't we? — Edna Batchis, 370 Coch- 
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For Movie "Bargains" — May I put in 

concerning this double-feature squabble? 
We have long had them showing at the 
neighborhood theatres in our fair city. 
Often I spend a very pleasant evening in 
the theater — and if one feature isn't 
good, I always feel my evening isn't 
wasted since I have seen two for the 
price of one. Maybe I am a little 
Scotch, but two features in these bar- 
gain-hunting days are a good bargain. — 
Martha McHatton, 5631 Lowell Ave., 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

This is the strongest sales point of 
double-feature programs — two pictures 
for the price of one. Are you sold on 
the idea, or not? Why? 

Diamonds in Backyard — Hollywood, 
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Broadway takes unknowns and makes 
stars of them. And anything that 
Broadway can do, Hollywood can do 
double, if Hollywood will. — Louise Wil- 
liams, 1007 West Grace St., Richmond, 
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ALL THAT I KNOW... I KNOW BY LOVE ALONE" 



The heart of a man called to the heart of a 
woman. "We love", it said, "and love is all." 
Heart answered heart. With eyes open to 
what she was leaving forever behind her, 
she went where love called... to dark de- 
spair or unimaginable bliss. It is a drama of 
deep, human emotions, of man and woman 
gripped by circumstance, moved by forces 
bigger than they— a great drama, portrayed 
by players of genius and produced with the 




fidelity, insight and skill which made"David 
Copperfield" an unforgettable experience. 

BARTHOLOMEW 

(You remember him as "David Copperfield") 

with MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN 
MAY ROBSON • BASIL RATHBONE 

CLARENCE BROWN'S 

Production 



A Metro- Goldwyn- May er Picture. . . Produced by David O. Selznick 

4 Movie Classic for October, 1935 



JAMES E. REID 

Editor 

LAURENCE REID 

Managing Editor 




Charles Farrell and Charlotte Henry sym- 
bolize the carefree, romantic month of Octo- 
ber, as they stroll to work together on the 
picture, Forbidden Heaven. Insiders pre- 
dict it may be another Seventh Heaven 



OCTOBER, 1935 VOL. 9 No. 2 

MOVIE 

CLASSIC 

EDITED IN HOLLYWOOD AND NEW YORK 



OCTOBER CLASSIC FEATURES 

Charm in Men ...... by Ann Harding 24 

Charm in Women ......... by Gary Cooper 25 

"I Can't Pretend!" Says Margaret Sullavan . by Virginia Lane 27 

How Claudette Colbert Conquered _ 

Her Greatest Enemy ..... by Katharine Hartley 28 

What Every Smart Woman Should Know by J. Eugene Chrisman 3 I 

Shirley Temple's Health Secrets ... by Anne Ellis Meyers 32 

There's Only One Joan! • • by S. R. Mook 34 

Garbo Talks— for Publication ..... by Gunilla Bjelke 35 

Chaplin-in Quest of Love ...... by Dell Hogarth 36 

The "Dinner-for-Eight-on-$3" Club .... by Kay Osborn 38 

Are You Up-to-Date about Helen Vinson? . by Valerie Gay 39 

Colorful Women— and You ..... by Selena Morrison 40 

If You Want to Look Sophisticated— . . by Gertrude Hill 44 

Star Right— Star Slight 

Answer Ten Questions— and Win a Prize! . 56 

MOVIE CLASSIC'S DEPARTMENTS 

Men— and Other Topics (an editorial! . . by James E. Reid 8 

They're the Topics! 

New Shopping Finds ...... by the Shopping Scouts 12 

Hollywood's Heart Problems— and Yours . by Margaret Dixe 14 

Speaking of Movies (reviews) ' 8 

This Dramatic World (portraits) ........••• 

Fashion Foreword by Gwen Dew 42 

Classic's Fashion Parade 43 

Classic's Patterns for You .... • 5I 

What the Stars Have Done— You Can Do! . by Alison Alden 52 

Handy Hints from Hollywood ..... by Marian Rhea 80 

Just As You Say (Letters from Readers) 90 



MOVIE CLASSIC is the first film magazine to present a nat- 
ural-color photograph of Miriam Hopkins, of Becky Sharp 
fame. This month's cover portrait was taken in Hollywood, 
where she just completed Barbary Coast. 



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President 



S. F. NELSON 
Treasurer 



W. M. MESSENGER 
Secretary 



ROSCOE FAWCETT 
Vice President 



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SAcn—and Other News 



• INTERESTING men are always good news. 
So are interesting women. But in Hollywood, at 
the moment, the male of the species is earning 
far more headlines than the female. 

The star of the hour, beyond any doubt, is 
Nelson Eddy, M-G-M's blond baritone. Good- 
'ooking, a good actor, and a fine singer, he isn't 
like anyone else on the screen. That's why you 
like him. 

But Hollywood isn't insisting on any duplicate 
copies of the hero of Naughty Marietta — any more 
than you are. So Nino Martini comes to the 
screen. He is as dark as Eddy is blond, and has 
a Latin personality, plus a Metropolitan Opera- 
radio background. The chances are that he will 
make good in films. And he won't have to mimic 
Eddy to do so. 

Two months ago, Henry Fonda was just a 
name — and an unfamiliar name — to most movie- 
goers. Today everybody is talking about this tall, 
rugged, appealing chap, who, in his first picture 
(The Farmer Takes a Wife), accomplished the 
feat of becoming co-star with Janet Gaytior. He's 
no copy of any other screen actor ; he's an original. 

Since his first picture, Fred Astaire has had no 
screen rivals. Now one appears on the scene — 
namely, Clifton Webb, who used to be his com- 
petitor on Broadway. They both used to angle 
for the same kind of audiences, but they angled in 
different ways. They will keep on doing that. 

• BACK in the not-so-good old days, a leading 
man was limited as to the types of women he might 
play opposite. Not so, today. Charles Boyer 
appears with Claudette Colbert and Katharine 
Hepburn, two widely different personalities, and 
makes a hit. Fred MacMurray has appeared with 



Colbert, is now appearing with Hepburn, and is 
making a hit — differently. 

Then, because they are interesting individualists, 
there are other new screen actors who are rating 
headlines. For example, Peter Lorre, now filming 
Dostoievsky's Crime and Punishment. Walter 
Abel, who left Broadway to play the title role in 
General Grant and meanwhile has scored a hit as 
D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers. Michael 
Bartlett, who sang with Grace Moore in Love 
Me Forever and now is Claudette Colbert's lead- 
ing man in She Married Her Boss. And Errol 
Flynn, the tennis-playing Irishman, who has drawn 
the coveted title role of Captain Blood. 

Another member of the ma'e sex of whom you 
will soon be conscious is Mickey Rooney, the boy 
actor, who literally romps away with top honors 
in one of the most-awaited pictures of any year: 
A Midsummer Night's Dream. Here is Shake- 
speare as you can like it ; here is a thrill of a life- 
time. Warner Brothers have performed a major 
miracle in bringing the monumental fantasy to 
the screen with all the color, all the variety of 
mood, that Shakespeare put into it. And of all 
the members of the all-star cast, young Mickey 
Rooney — as Puck, the mischievous — best captures 
the spirit of the piece. 

There are few actresses on the screen today 
who are capturing interest as these actors are. 
The outstanding one is Luise Rainer, the Viennese 
surprise of Escapade, who is talented enough and 
individual enough to go far. So is Tutta Rolf, 
the practically unannounced sensation of Dressed 
to Thrill. Olivia de Havilland, though young, 
shows great promise in A Midsummer Night's 
Dream. But aside from these, where are the new 
girls who should be setting the movie world on 
fire? 




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The tenderly beauti- 
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loved a woman . < . 
beyond the hope of 
ever loving another! 
To one, she was a 
dream he could nev- 
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other, a memory he 
could: never forget! 






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They're the Topics. 



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New notes on per- 
sonalities who are 
always good news! 



• NORMA SHEARER has been on a 
clothes spree ! With her new daughter 
({Catherine) safely installed in the re- 
decorated Thalberg nursery and with 
Romeo and Juliet about to go before the 
cameras, Norma took time off to go 
shopping. One of her most completely- 
devastating new fall outfits is a sand- 
colored coat-dress, very slinkily tailored. 
But the exciting note is the detachable 
collar and cuffs of Kolinsky fur. On 
an Indian summer day she can zip 'em 
off and look coolly unfurred. Smart, 
these Shearers. 

"We're going to see a lot of gray and 
red combined this season," Norma told 
us. "Also a lot of navy, especially in 
softly finished wools. All the amber 
tints are going to be better than gold. 
And the kilt-pleated skirts are with us 
again. If a girl wants to be very ultra, 
she'll have the hemline o c her formal 
frocks curve up in front in a mildly 




Wide World 

The two wittiest stars of the screen 
finally meet! Mae West shakes 
hands with Will Rogers at a dinner 



inverted V. It's the vogue, particularly 
with draped models." 



• Light notes: Arline Judge was 
quarantined with a light case of scar- 
let fever and her friends sent her stacks 
of children's toys. . . . Why doesn't 
Mary Brian marry Dick Powell and 
save the poor fellow ? Neighbors at 
Toluca Lake say that all he does is play 
the Wedding March on that organ of 
his . . . Nelson Eddy caught a fever 
when he made Naughty Marietta. The 
play fever. He used to be the soul of 
dignity, but since that picture he's the 
life of the party. At Ida Koverman's 
get-together, he did a Greek dance with 
a water pitcher on his shoulder that 
caused a near-riot. (P.S. He didn't 
break the pitcher) . . . Gene Raymond 
certainly believes in variety. First he 
takes Connie Bennett to the polo 
matches, then he beaus a Pasadena deb 
who owns a Phi Beta Kappa pin. And 
then he sees Janet Gaynor off to Hono- 
lulu. . . . 



• JANET, by the way, was far more 
ill than the reports said after she fell 
during the early scenes of Way Dozvn 
East. She was in bed for more than a 
month with a bad brain concussion. 
Now she has gone to her beloved beach 
cottage at Hawaii to recuperate, and 
there will be no swimming or hiking 
there this time. Shirley Temple, who 
sailed with her parents shortly before 
Janet did, told her pal, "I'm going to 
Honolulu to take care of you, Jan-y." 
Meanwhile, Rochelle Hudson gets the 
Break of the Year — taking Janet's place 
in Way Down East, opposite Henry 
Fonda. 



• SHIRTMAKER frocks are no long- 
er stiffly tailored. Quaintness is the new 
note. Ann Shirley, Patricia Ellis, and 
the whole younger set have them with 
huge puffed sleeves, shirred fullness in 
front, and little round necks. 

Also, cotton underwear is back in 
vogue after all these years ! Not, of 
course, the kind that Aunt Tiddledee 
used to wear, but a lovely kind that's as 
sheer as dawn and all finely stitched. 
These undies come in heavenly colors 
like bittersweet and rusticana. Ann 
Dvorak has her first name embroidered 
on them. Sylvia Sidney — and any num- 
ber of others — have gone in for them. 
Looks like a happy year for the South ! 



• AND this is the way new fads are 
born: June Knight had a date- with 




An opera star with a beautiful 
figure! Lily Pons, in Hollywood to 
film Love Song, is dazzling the 
movie colony in a variety of ways 



Tommy Lee — she usually does ! — but 
she thought that they were just going 
to a neighborhood movie, so she wore, 
navy blue satin slacks. But Tommy in- 
sisted on going to the fashionable Troca- 
dero to dance. All the women were in 
full evening regalia. Very swanky. Very 
decollete. June was embarrassed to 
tears and decided that the next time 
she visited the Troc she'd be dressed as 
formally as they make 'em. She was ! 
It was two weeks later. And half the 
girls on the floor were in satin slacks! ! ! 



• WITH other experts giving out opin- 
ions on the most beautiful women, the 
most beautiful legs, the best-dressed 
and so on, one of the film colony's lead- 
ing beauticians — namely, Jim — has com- 
piled a list of filmites who have the most 
beautiful hands and nails. 

Topping his list are Claudette Col- 
bert, Mae West, Billie Dove, Bebe 
Daniels, and Evelyn Laye, the English 
actress. 

Would you agree ? 



• Evelyn Venable is it 
Poor Evelyn made the 
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"PAGE MISS GLORY 




...and you'll find magical 
Marion Davies in her first 
picture for Warner Bros, 
—her finest for anybody! 




Look who's Marion's new screen 
sweetheart . . . Yessir, it's T)ick 
Powell! And when he sings to Marion 
he does things to her — and you! 



SHE'S back, boys and girls! Back with that glamorous gleam 
in her eye . . . that laughing lilt in her voice . . . that 
merry, magical something that makes her the favorite of millions. 

Of course you read the headlines a few months ago about 
Marion Davies' new producing alliance with Warner Bros., 
famous makers of "G-Men,' and other great hits. Well, 'Page 
Miss Glory' is the first result of that union — and it's everything 
you'd expect from such a thrilling combination of screen talent! 

It's from the stage hit that made Broadway's White Way gay — a 
delirious story of Hollywood's 'Composite Beauty' who rose 
from a chambermaid to a national institution overnight . . . 

It has a 12-star cast that makes you chuckle with antici- 
pation just to read the names . . . 

It has hit-maker Mervyn LeRoy's direction, and Warren & 
Dubin's famous song, 'Page Miss Glory'. . . 

It has 'Picture-of-the-Month' written all over it! 



Don't think you're dreaming! All these celebrated 

really are in the cast of Marion's first 

•opolitan production for Warners:— Pat O'Brien, 

■ Powell, Frank McHugh, Mary As tor, Allen 

ins, Lyle Talbot, Patsy Kelly, and a dozen others. 



Movie Classic for October, 1935 




****Glory be to heaven ! There is a new 
liquid powder that will remove the curse 
of a shiny nose for six hours (at least), 
once you have applied it. Even our noses, 
which happen to be particularly shining 
ones (perhaps from being news-noses), 
were caught unawares, and didn't emerge 
with a glow from morning until night. 




And on top of this, it belittles bumps, 
wrinkles, and large pores. There are seven 
shades, to give you a choice of complexions 
ranging from a lovely pale-face to a Flor- 
ida tan. There is a $2 size, plus a leather- 
ette-cased purse size at 50c ! 

****What do you know about a nail 
polish that won't crack, peel, or fade, will 
last two weeks, cover nail imperfections, 
and oil your nails? It shines beautifully, 
too. What more could any girl ask? It 
comes in five grand shades, from natural 
to garnet. And the manufacturer guaran- 
tees your 50c back if you aren't satisfied 
. . . which makes everything perfect. 



****Rainy days are coming soon! 
Which means that you'll want to 
know about these clever military 
capes made in rubber and oiled silk. 
The oiled silk ones fold up into little 
cases about six inches square, which 
you can tuck very easily into your 
purse or keep in your desk for 
emergencies. The rubber ones fold 
into slightly larger sizes. The oiled 
silk ones are transparent, and cost 
$3. The rubber ones are $1. And 
the colors are very lovely ! 

****How about a little ovenette 
all your own, if you live in an apart- 
ment so small that you never 
dreamed of being able to bake there? 
This contrivance bakes and roasts 
economically and easily over any 
cooking burner or heating unit. And, 
what's more, it roasts meats to a 
turn while consuming only one- 
quarter of the fuel required to heat 
an ordinary oven. Plop! you set it 
on any stove or electric plate, and 
have an oven . . . for a little over $2. 

****"Drat that run !" How many 
times have you said that ? We've lost 
count, ourselves ! So glory with us 
in this run-stop liquid that you can 
apply in a second, that does not stif- 
fen the stocking, and that does not 



leave a stain. It comes in cute little pack- 
ages that you can keep in your purse or 
office desk, and one of them will stop fifty 
runs. Which is as good as winning a ball 
game any day ! 25c. 

****We're sorry to mention such miser- 
able things as colds, but thought you'd like 
to know about the new mentholated tissues 
that are excellent for curing them, easily 
disposed of, and prevent the spread of 
germs. There are two hundred and fifty 
soft tissues in a package, size 8x9 inches. 
And "cold" weather is coming, you know. 
Two packages for 45c. 

****Do your own dry-cleaning — ten dol- 
lars' worth for 65c. This cleaner removes 
spots, stains, and perspiration odors like 
magic . . . and it is amazingly easy to use. 
It is the same kind that is used by many 
dry-cleaning establishments, and does a fine 
job of French dry-cleaning. The can con- 
tains one gallon of the fluid, and this will 
clean a carload of clothes ! 

****Have you ever seen a chair smiling? 
That's what will happen to any chair in 
your house, no matter how dirty, when it 
gets a sponge bath with a foamy new 
cleaner. It is so simple to use that even a 
child can do a beautiful job — and instantly. 
Moreover, it can be used on the finest up- 
holstered furniture — to bring back the 
original colors, and remove the spots where 
oily heads or grimy hands have rested. In 
sizes from 70c to $1.85. 

****Good old food mill ! The idea came 
from France, land of famous chefs, and 
landed smack in the middle of our best 
kitchens ! With just a few turns of the 
crank, out come the slickest mashed po- 
tatoes, other vegetables, or fruits. It's a 
helpful gadget for making purees, creamed 
soups and souffles. It strains the baby's 
food, and it saves endless time and labor in 
making tomato juice, grapefruit juice, jams 
and jellies. This mill is made of steel and 
is acidproof and rustproof. $1.25 buys it 

****And Humpty-Dumpty took a great 
fall? Well, that was before the days of the 
new egg cradle, which keeps eggs unbroken 
and always handy. It fits any electric re- 
frigerator or icebox, and slides in and out 
like a drawer. It fastens underneath a shelf, 
thus saving the space that egg boxes or 
big bowls always take. This cradle uses 
space that's often wasted. 45c. 



Two Hollywood shopping scouts are 
Claire Trevor and Marion Clayton — 
seen in the Assistance League shop 



GOING SHOPPING is what we like to do best— and we're sorry we 
can't undertake any shopping commissions for you. But we can tell you 
what to ask for by name — if you want to go shop-scouting on your own 
for any of the things mentioned above. Just address: Shopping Scouts, 
MOVIE CLASSIC, 1501 Broadway, New York City— enclosing a 
stamped self-addressed envelope for reply. 



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WHAT wouldn't she give to hear it 
ring? To hear a girl friend's voice: 
"Come on down, Kit. The bunch is here!" 
Or more important: "This is Bill. How 
about the club dance Saturday night?" 
• • • • 

The truth is, Bill would ask her. And so 
would the girls. If it weren't for the fact 
that underarm perspiration odor makes 
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Mum. Then you're safe for the whole day! 

Use Mum any time, even after you're 
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It's soothing to the skin, too — so 
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your underarms. 

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HOLLYWOOD'S 

Heart Problems 
— and Yours 

If you had a promising furure-and love 
came your way-which would you choose? 
Olivia de Havilland has a sane answer! 

By Margaret Dixe 

SHOULD a girl dodge romance if work and her play. I've had to draw 
she is planning a career? There the line on going out nights during 
are seven million girls in the the week, no matter how attractive 
United States seeking the right an- the invitation may be. It isn't always 
swer to that problem. So many new, easy, I can tell you ! But if I do go 
fascinating fields of work 
are open to them today — 
but the age-old desire to 
love and be loved is pull- 
ing them in another di- 
rection. Which way to 
go? 

"Personally, I'm going 
to take the middle 
course!" says Olivia de 
Havilland, that lovely 
eighteen-year-old bru- 
nette who had never ap- 
peared before a movie 
camera until she won the 
coveted role of Hermia in 
Max Reinhardt's produc- 
tion of A Midsummer 
Night's Dream — and 
now is on her way to 
stardom, with Captain 
Blood her next picture. 

"You see," explains 
the pert, alert, and thor- 
oughly loveable Olivia, 
"careers in Hollywood 
are no different from 
what they are anywhere 
else. You have to study 
to make good just as you 
do in any other job, any 
other place. You have to 
keep the strictest kind of 
hours so that you'll be at 
your best — and, most of 
all, you have to be able 
to say 'No !' 

"You have to 'No' 
yourself to begin with. If 
a girl tries to play a lot 
at the same time she is 
building a future for her- Only eighteen — and already stepping along to 
self in her work, she stardom — Olivia de Havilland says: "I'm subduing 
makes a hash of both her my romantic inclinations . . for a specified time" 




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Movie Classic for October, 1935 




Olivia de Havilland and Dick Powell 
share a heart problem in A Midsum- 
mer Night's Dream. And there are 
also rumors of an off-screen romance 



to some midclle-of-the-week party, 
I'm so tired the next day that I can't 
settle down to business. And I find 
my mind wandering off to what that 
nice boy said the evening before — and 
wondering whether or not he meant it 
■ — just when I need to be most alert 
in my lines . . . 

"Naturally, you have to have some 
social life. You'd get as stuffy as a 
bat if you stayed at home all the time. 
That's why I intend to take the middle 
course. Some girls — and they're good 
looking and interesting, too — feel that 
they simply have to devote every min- 
ute to careering. Then, after they 
have made good, they suddenly wake 
up to find themselves so hungry for 
romance that they snatch at the first 
man who comes along-. And if they 
make as much of a success of mar- 
riage, it's just dumb luck. They didn't 
really prepare for a permanently 
happy ending. And, usually, they 
don't find it. 



• "NOW I have it figured out this 
way : Right at present the career is 
the most important thing in my life. 
I might never have an opportunity 
like this again and I realize that I 
ought to make the most of it. So I'm 
subduing my romantic inclinations! 
I have, simply made up my mind that 
I can control my emotions for a 
specified time . . . 

"If I'm not wanted at the studio 
on Saturday afternoon, I like to swim 
or go riding. Working in the movies 
is something like an office job, you 
know. You spend three quarters of 
your life indoors in a place that is 
artificially lighted. Consequently, you 
doubly appreciate any outdoor activi- 
ties and if you can find a man who en- 
joys the same sports you do, it's great. 



"Saturday evening I have a whirl. 
I usually go dancing because I adore 
that. And on Sunday we go on pic- 
nics or long hikes and have an infor- 
mal party at somebody's house in the 
evening. But Monday morning I pull 
the curtain down on the weekend. I 
forget it completely. I put the accent 
on work now, and the soft-pedal on 
romance. I won't mix the two to- 
gether! A man forgets even his best 
beloved when he becomes engrossed 
in his job. A woman has to learn to 
do the same thing. 

"Naturally, some day, when the 
career has had time to develop a bit, 
I hope to put the accent on romance. 
I want a home and a marriage that is 
a marriage. Not just one of these 
if-I-don't-like-it-I'll-get-a-divorce ar- 
rangements. I want a husband with 
plentv of character who can browbeat 
me if it's necessary. (And I like 
nothing better than a good rousing 
argument!) If a man has ideas, I 
am willing to learn from him. And I 
hope my husband won't be an actor ; 
I'd much prefer him to be in some 
business I know nothing about so 
that marriage to him will open up a 
whole new field of interest. 



® "IS THERE someone now? Ye-es 
. . . But it will be a long, long time 
before there is any wedding. There is 
nothing 'settled' between us. In fact, 
he has been away for a year. I've 
known him all my life. I know his 
family and background and all. That's 
essential, don't you think so?" asks 
Olivia. 

It is so essential that I would like 
to underscore it a dozen times. 
Olivia's whole plan is wonderfully 
sound, right up to and including that 
last statement ! 

Know everything you can about 
your man. Unfortunately, few girls 
bother about research when romance 
comes along. Even trained business 
girls, who would not think of going 
into a business deal without knowing 
all about it, consider it "noble" to 
take a man at face value alone. I 
can't begin to tell you the grief that 
attitude has caused. 

To make a real success of marriage, 
it is absolutely necessary for a girl to 
have high standards of her own and 
to test the boy's. Is he honest ? Is he 
kind to his people? Is he thrifty? 
Have she and he at least four big 
interests in common? 

Marriage vows are supposed to 
make a girl and boy one — and isn't it 
wise to find out all you can about the 
person who is to be your other half? 

That's where a girl who has worked 
out a career first has such advantage 
over other [Continued on page 69] 

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BLAZING SPECTACLE OF TODAY TORTURE 
THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNED! 

See this man and woman living your 
dreams, your despairs. Fascinated . . . 
behold the raging spectacle of hell here 
and hereafter ... of Inferno created by 
Man and Inferno conceived by Dante! 
This drama blazes with such titanic 
power that it will burn itself into 

YOUR MEMORY FOREVER! 




TRACY • CLAIRE TREVOR • HENRY B. W 

Produced by Sol M. Wurtzel Directed by Harry Lachman 



HAIL ♦ AlAfl L0SNEHART 



THRILL 
AS YOU 



SEE 



Ten million sinners writhing in eternal torment 
— cringing under the Rain of Fire — consumed in 
the Lake of Flames — struggling in the Sea of Boil- 
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wracked by agony in the Torture Chambers — 
hardening into lifelessness in the Forest of Horror! 

Pius the most spectacular climax ever conceived! 



A STARTLING DRAMA Of TODAY. . . AND FOREVER! TIMELY AS 
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Movie Classic for October, 1935 






ma Rogers 

in his greatest picture 

STEAMBOAT ROUND ^ BEND' 

ANNE SHIRLEY • IRVIN S. COBB • EUGENE PALLETTE • STEPIN FETCHIT 

Directed by John Ford • From a novel by Ben Lucien Burman 




Movie Classic for October, 1935 



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Speaking of Movies . . . 




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MOVIE CLASSIC reviews fhe new 
pictures from a feminine viewpoint 



MOVIE CLASSIC'S reviewers, 
for your guidance, rate the new 
pictures as follows: 

• • • • Exceptional 

• • • Excellent 

• • Good 

• Skip it 



• • • • Anna Karenina brings 
Garbo back to us again in all of her 
glory! In this new version of Tol- 
stoy's immortal novel, with an ultra- 
dramatic and tragic role completely 
suited to her best ability, she gives 
one of the finest performances of her 
career. And lovable Freddie Barthol- 
omew, (who was young David Cop- 
perfield), as the son in the story, is 
sensationally good ... so much so 
that he steals every scene in which 
he appears ! Fredric March, as 
Vronsky, the dashing officer, for love 
of whom Anna abandons her coldly 
ambitious husband and her child, is 
technically perfect in the role, but 
seems emotionally taut. Maureen 
O'Sullivan, Basil Rathbone, Phoebe 
Foster, Reginald Owen, and Reginald 
Denny are outstanding in the sup- 
porting cast . . . You'll love the 
clothes Adrian has designed for Gar- 
bo in this picture, and their quaint- 
ness will strongly influence the fall 
fashion mode. Plumed hats, delicate 
nosegays, the rustle of taffeta . . . 
you'll soon be wearing them. (M-G-M) 

• • • • Curly Top is a "natur- 
al" for little Miss Shirley Temple — a 
light operetta with a child prima 
donna, which gives Shirley a chance 
to sing, dance, do imitations, be emo- 
tional and amusing. John Boles, as 
the kindly bachelor who takes Shirley 
and her older sister (Rochelle Hud- 
son) away from an orphanage, is 
human and believable. The lovely 
Rochelle gives a beautiful perform- 
ance, and her work in the scene 
wherein she reveals her love for her 
guardian fully justifies her recent ele- 
vation to stardom. Maurice Murphy, 
Esther Dale, Arthur Treacher, and 
Etienne Girardot feature the support- 
ing cast. Highlights : Shirley's two 
songs, When I Grozv Up, and Animal 
Crackers in My Soup; and John 
Boles' two songs, It's All So New to 
Me and Curly Top. (Fox) 



• • • Accent on Youth gives 
Sylvia Sidney a chance to shine once 
more, and she does it very gracefully 
and amusingly. This story deals with 
the love of a youthful secretary for 
her employer, a playwright past- 
middle age, and with his efforts to 
convince both her and himself that 
June and November should never 
mate. Well, that's a problem many 
girls have confronted, and Accent on 
Youth offers a clever solution. May- 
be the laughs of the picture won't 
shake you from your seat, but you 
will be consistently amused. You'll 
like Sylvia's clothes — both her smart 
new numbers, and her sane sugges- 
tions for dresses for office wear. Her- 
bert Marshall's stock will soar to new 
highs after this picture, and since he 
is always good, you can judge of this 
performance ! But you'll pretty well 
have to hand the credit for the real 
comedy star of the production to 
Ernest Cossart, playing the butler 
role. In fact you can almost call his 
the most intoxicating comedy of the 
year! (Paramount) 

• • • Diamond Jim makes a girl 
wonder if it wouldn't have been pretty 
good fun to live in the glamorous 
days of the Gay Nineties, when Dia- 
mond Jim Brady blazed a never-to- 
be-forgotten trail on Broadway. He 
was a high-pressure salesman, prodi- 
gal spendthrift, super-gourmand and 
hail-fellow-well-met playboy. His life 
story, brought to the screen, is a 
flashing, colorful drama, and Edward 
Arnold in the title role is magnificent. 
He gives a performance so deft that 
it is unforgettable. The story takes 
Diamond Jim from his humble begin- 
nings as a freight clerk to his reign 
as a railroad mogul. It presents a 
kaleidoscopic picture of the whirlwind 
boom days at the turn of the century 
and dramatizes the birth of modern 
sales methods. But it never loses 
sight of its central intimate theme: 
Diamond Jim could buy anything — 
excepting love. Binnie Barnes, as 
Lillian Russell, the Glamor Girl of 
her day, shows appeal even under the 
layers of the clothes of the 90's. Jean 
Arthur, as the "No-girl" who wrecks 
Brady's life, turns in another per- 
formance that proves she rates star 
billing. And Cesar Romero is con- 
vincing as [Continued on page 60] 



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THIS DRAMATIC WORLD 





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N °r 9 Se ha ^s no equal ,n Ho Y 

And now she -s at> ,. Rorne o and 

loV e s+ory ever 



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THIS DRAMATIC WORLD 




Before the cameras turn on a 
home scene of "Alice Adams," the 
star has a last-minute dialogue 
rehearsal with a one-man audi- 
ence — the dialogue director 



The camera is focused — 
the microphone is in place 
— the lights are on — and 
the star is about to begin 
her job-hunting scene in 
the film, "Alice Adams" 



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THIS DRAMATIC WORLD 




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Josephine Hutchinson, of "Oil for the 
Lamps of China" fame, is an inde- 
pendent, talented young person. 
Warner Brothers believe that, if Will 
Shakespeare were alive, she would 
remind him of Rosalind in "As You 
Like It." So she is to play the first 
heroine who masqueraded as a boy! 





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Merle Oberon, of Tasmania, who 
reached Hollywood by way of En- 
gland, exotic roles and costume pic- 
tures, is becoming her natural self 
and a star at the same time in "The 
Dark Angel." Give the little girl a 
hand for daring to go "different" at 
this stage of her career! Holly- 
wood has high hopes for her future 



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THIS DRAMATIC WORLD 




WILLIAM POWELL is your idea of 
what a sophisticate should be . . . 
suave, clever, adventurous, amusing. 
As he will be in "The Black Chamber" 






FRANCHOT TONE proved, in "Lives 
of a Bengal Lancer," what you had 
suspected. Now he's a he-man — no 
playboy — in "Mutiny on the Bounty" 




RANDOLPH SCOTT is blond and a 
Southerner — which is a hard-to-resist 
combination. And you'll respect his 
earnestness in "So Red the Rose" 



CHARLES BOYER has the charm of 
the sensitive Continental. Claudette 
Colbert, Katharine Hepburn, Loretta 
Young and you all agree on that score 



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THIS DRAMATIC WORLD 




C~>i-Hiltt ^y/itl 



That is the title of Sail Patrick's new 
picture . . . which aptly describes the 
poised young Alabama beauty, herself. 
Her roles increase in importance, and 
her screen gowns become more and 
more stunning . . . which are symptoms 
of stardom. This gown is of silver meta 1 - 
lic lace over white satin, molded to the 
figure. The skirt is sable-banded 



— Portrait by Richee 




-Richee 



Ann Harding is the lovely dream girl opposite Gary 
Cooper in the picturization of "Peter Ibbetson" 



Charm 
in 

MEN 



Why are Gary Cooper, Lindbergh and 
Leslie Howard charming men? Sensitive 
Ann Harding tells what each letter of 
the word charm' means to all women! 



By Ann Harding 

As told to HELEN HARRISON 



CHARM! What is it? ... A mysterious, magical 
alchemy that covers a multitude of sins and bridges 
a thousand shortcomings. It created the lure of 
Cyrano de Bergerac, despite his hideous caricature of a 
nose, made the lameness of the lyric Lord Byron one of his 
most endearing graces, gave Napoleon stature. It is simple 
to sense — difficult to define. Can it be acquired ? Cultivated ? 

Charm in men is what beauty, personality, grace and a 
dozen minor virtues are in women. It is the open sesame 
to the affections of both young and old — a priceless posses- 
sion. No man can be a hero — or even a success — without 
charm. It is valuable in all walks of life and endeavor, but 
its rewards before the camera are fabulous ! 

For instance, take George Arliss. What has he? Un- 
mistakably, CHARM ! 

What made John Gilbert the matchless hero of the silent 
screen? CHARM. 

As you leave the theatre after seeing an actor, you carry 
away, not the memory of his appearance or his voice or his 
ability to sway your emotions, but a combination of all of 
these. In a word, CHARM ! 

When the Editor of Movie Classic asked me to tell 
what I find charming in men, I was both delighted and non- 
plussed. Delighted, because I have always maintained that 
when a man is charming he has everything ; nonplussed, 
because to describe charm is somewhat like being asked to 
put into words the splendor of Wagner's music, the glory 
of sunrise in the San Bernardino mountains, or the beauty 
of a child's happy smile. But the opportunity to talk on a 
favorite topic is far too infrequent to allow it to pass, so 
here are my five requirements for charm in men — one re- 
quirement for each of the letters of the word. See if you 
agree : 

• C is for Chivalry. 

Even when I was a very little girl, leading a secluded 
existence on an army reservation where my father was 
stationed, I was enthralled by the tales of King Arthur's 
Court. I still am. Chivalry, not necessarily "knighthood 
in full flower," is always a very satisfying trait in a man. 
Most women find themselves vulnerable to it. The "little 
things" in life go to make it up. They include the pulling 
out of a chair for a dinner partner, the "right way" of walk- 
ing along the street, the flowers and gallantries that don't 
call for any large expenditure of money, but bring inex- 
pressible joy and eternal devotion from womenfolk. It is 
really pathetic how little women demand of demonstra- 
tions of respect — merely thoughtful gestures, chivalrous 
attentions. 

It brings to my mind an almost forgotten incident. 

I recall a very, very poor family that lived on the wrong 
side of the tracks of this particular town. As the wife of 
what was termed, in all dignity, "a drinking man," and also 
the mother of a large brood of scrawny, poverty-stricken 
youngsters, Mrs. F. was obliged to provide them with what 
few necessities they had. This caused her to seek odd jobs 
wherever they could be found. She did some work for our 
neighbors, possibly for us, I cannot say. But I do remem- 
ber she was discussing her marital difficulties with our 
martial cook, who advised her to "shoot him up!" 

I still can see her, worn and dilapidated and infinitely 
poignant, recounting her husband's shiftlessness and the 
ill-treatment to which she was [Continued on page 72] 



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By Gary Cooper 

As told to HELEN HARRISON 



WHEN Movie Classic asked me what traits men 
find most attractive in women, I simply voted for 
one little candidate — "charm." Then I began to 
wonder if I knew what I was talking about. It seemed the 
logical thing to answer, and sounded as though it covered 
a lot of ground, but the truth of the matter was that I knew 
very little about it. 

After making this rash, one-word statement, I decided 
to look up the word in the dictionary. I picked on one of 
those foot-thick volumes that ordinarily scare me on sight, 
and began to study it. The more I read, the more I nialized 
I had got myself into deep water by uttering that one 
word. "'Charm," I discovered, has a big. long paragraph 
all to itself, which begins as follows : 

"CHARM ... to put a spell upon . . . attract irr- 

sistibly . . . bewitch . . . enchant ... as to charr 

audience. 

"To overcome as by magic power . . . soc 

assuage . . . allay . . . 

"To influence the senses or the mind of 

quality or attraction . . . fascinate . . . de' 

The definition turned out to be a descriptioi 
actress. It described the mental and spirits 
of those women who have made good in tl 
fession. 

Heretofore I had never stopped to analyz 
opposite whom I had played in pictures. Now 1 
the dictionary had all the answers as to why 
working with them and why audiences go to 
pictures. 

Millions of women besides actresses have thi. 
quality of charm, but just what it is made of, or w 
it is a natural or an act uired trait, is more than I can an 
In fact, I have nevei paid any particular attention i 
until now, and merely have gone along taking things 
granted ! 




— Richee 

latest roman- 
* Ibbetson" 



• One thing that I have noticed about charm is that, to a 
great extent, it is geographic. That helps to make 
the job of defining it an even greater task — if not an im- 
possible one. 

In the various countries and among the various races that 
I have visited, ideals of womanhood vary with the parallels 
of latitude and longitude. Kau-oola-mai, a charming girl 
in that Sunda Isle known' as Bali, would be something con- 
siderably less in London's Mayfair. What captivates in 
the Pampas would bring a different reaction in the Klon- 
dike. 

It is the same thing with individual men. The woman 
who seems charming to one man has absolutely no effect 
on another. Every man has his own idea of what consti- 
tutes charm in a woman, and I doubt if any two men ever 
will agree on every detail. 

This boils it all down to a suspicion that charm in a 
woman exists primarily in the minds of the persons who 
consider her charming! 

My own ideas of what constitutes charm, if I had any 
formulated, would not mean a thing. They might be ably 
refuted by Joe Glutz of Bismarck, North Dakota, while 
Herman Zilch of the same town would heartily agree with 
me. That would only go to show that Zilch and I think 
alike, while Glutz has different ideas. It would have nothing 
to rlo with the validity or standards [Continued on page 74] 



The tench 
out that c 
man, must 
in general, 




Margaret Sullavan is an intense young mod- 
ern — who is intent on being completely 
natural, both on the screen and off it. Here 
she is at home and at ease, in shorts. And 
in the "scoop" interview on the opposite 
page she is equally as informal — and human 1 



-Portrait b\ Mac Lean 



MOVIE CLASSIC pre- 
sents en exclusive inter- 
view with the screen's 
most outspoken — and 
misunderstood — star, 
who says, "I'm not 
kidding Hollywood!" 



By 

Virginia Lane 




Margaret Sulla- 
van has one of 
the year's great 
roles as Vallette 
Bedford in So 
Red the Rose 



\Lant rretend!" 

says MARGARET SULLAVAN 



C 



ERTAIXLY. 
tamed,' you 



I've always 
called ; 



been 



[Margaret Sullavan, 



like this. 'Un- 
it i I guess that's it," said 
as she gave me that million- 
dollar, small-girl grin of hers. 

"I was a pampered youngster and I grew up with the 
idea that I could do as I wanted to do. Not that it was 
the family's fault, you understand. They had to give in 
to me more or less because I was sick. Anemic. I was all 
arms and legs and weakness. If I walked upstairs fast, 
things would get black in front of my eyes. So, naturally, 
I didn't encounter much family opposition to anything I 
wanted to do — 'if it wouldn't hurt me.' 

"A future ? In a vague sort of way, I didn't expect to 
have any and I got in the habit of doing whatever pleased 
me at the moment. Sometimes it was pretending I was 
Sarah Bernhardt — in my aunt's best silk dress. One time, 
it was painting the piano legs green — only my artistic 
talents weren't appreciated !" Her grin deepened. From 
her seat on the ground she inspected the fat yellow moon 
that hung above Malibu Lake, near Hollywood. "I never 
made plans as most girls do. I don't today . . . D'you 



know something? You get a lot more fun out of what 
you're doing now, if you don't think about what you're 
going to do next . . . 

"We lived in Norfolk, and the family took me all over 
Virginia and North Carolina, fishing and hunting, in the 
hopes of making me stronger. All it did was to give me a 
taste for the simple life. Ever since, I've doted on living 
outdoors and hated 'dressing up !' ... It wasn't until I 
heard someone say that I'd never live to see my sixteenth 
birthday that I really set my mind on getting well. I had 
to show 'em. That's part of the Sullavan in me, I guess. 

"Do you knozv zvhat really made me decide to be an 
actress?" The moon winked behind a cloud and some- 
where in the near-by hills a coyote howled. Margaret 
threw a pebble in the water, watching the ripples for a 
long moment. "I was going to Sullins College in South 
Carolina. And I was overwriting every essay I did be- 
cause I knew that if I wrote enough, I'd strike the right 
thing sooner or later. But the professor in English liter- 
ature caught up with me. On the margin of one of my 
papers he wrote, T wish you [Continued on page 68] 

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Clark Gable made me envious of his own easy-going disposition. So I shrugged, too— for the first time in my life" 



How Claudette Colbert 



conquered her 




I 



reatest enemy! 



ONE of the things that people most admire about 
Claudette Colbert on the screen is her great poise, 
her calm, cool self-assurance .... sometimes 
referred to as her "girlish dignity." And when Claudette 
reads such references in the reviews of her pictures, she 
laughs aloud as though they were a great joke. For, as 
everyone who knows her well is aware, these particular 
qualities are self-manufactured. 

She used to tie herself up in knots over some small 
detail faster than a Barnum and Bailey contortionist, 
and the weighing of her problems became a task for a 
Fairbanks scale to deal with. Because, believe it or not, 
until recently Claudette has always been Hollywood's 
chronic worrier ! 

But now she laughs aloud when people call her calm 
and cool. She smiles because she knows that at last she 
has succeeded in conquering her worst enemy — worry — 
and has it pretty much in the bag where it belongs. 



"And do you know who helped me conquer it?" she 
asked me, with a hint of the surprise to come. "None 
other than Clark Gable, himself ! 



• "OF COURSE, other people had tried to help me. 
My mother, my husband (Norman Foster), my friends, 
all did their best. But because they were so close to me, 
I was inclined to disregard their advice on the theory 
that 'they didn't understand' . . . that no relative ever 
did. But when my constant silly little worrying got 
under the skin of a fellow-worker, a co-star . . . well, I 
really listened. 

"Ever since being a child, I have been anticipating 
trouble. That has been my particular complex. Before 
an exam in school I used to worry so much about not 
passing it that I couldn't even study for it. And while 
everybody else wav cramming at the last minute, I was 



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Do you worry about your looks, about the impression 
you make on others, about things that might happen? 
Claudette did — until Clark Gable taught her not to worry! 

By Katharine Hartley 



kneading my hands and wondering what the family 
would do about it when I came home a failure. That 
never seemed to happen, for I always managed to pull 



through, somehow 



but I suffered asronies ! 



"I suppose that there are millions of girls like that 
in the world. Perhaps my experiences will help. 



• "AS I GREW older and began to look for parts on 
the stage, I grew worse. I would leave my home with 
high hopes. But by the time I reached a producer's 
office, I had worried so much that I could scarcely speak 
my piece. Yet, strangely enough, if I did get a turn- 
down, I never wailed about it. I would almost feel 
relieved that it had happened, because that was what I 
had expected to happen. It was strange that while I 
always used to cry over the milk's possible spilling, I 
never cried when it did. 

"I think that a little tenseness in an actress 
is perhaps a good thing. At least, it was true in 
my case that, the more high-strung and the 
more nervous I was before an opening, the bet- 
ter I was in my performance. This tenseness 
creates a sort of electrical energy that can be 
turned to good advantage on the stage . . . 
but this same electrical energy displayed else- 
where is apt to drive one's friends mad. 

"And that's true not only among friends 
and relatives. I suppose I have been respon- 
sible for much gritting of teeth among dress- 
makers, car salesmen, clerks in department 
stores, and the like. I could never help being 
'persnickety' over every little thing I bought 
or did. 'Was the article going to last? For 
how long was it guaranteed? Would Norman 
like it? Would Mother like it? Would / like 
it, after I had bought it?' And so on! And, 
afterward, I would be conscience-stricken, 
and try to patch up things with a smile, just 
to show that I wasn't such a fuss-budget as 
I had made myself out to be." 



'WHEN 



I came to Hollywood, a big 
new worry entered my life," continued 
Claudette. "My face! It had always stood 
me in pretty good stead on the stage, but 
when I saw it for the first time on the screen, 
I nearly had apoplexy. I was 



never 

My 

high, 

. and 

the 



certain that I would 
have a picture career 
cheekbones were too 
my nose was tiptilted . . . 
those two features were 
ones that every cameraman 
dreaded most ! I actually 
cried that night, I was so 
worried. Mother said, 'Now, 
what's the use of worrying? 
It's your face, and you can't 
change it. Let the photog- 



Says Claudette: 
"There is only 
one worry of 
which I have 
never been 
guilty . . . and 
that is how 
I look off 
the scree n." 
(P. S. W h y 
should she?) 



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raphers worry about finding a way to photograph it!' 
"Again I was certain that she didn't understand. She 
couldn't understand what all this meant to me ... or 
she wouldn't be so casual about it. So I shared the 
studio's worries. Eventually things worked out all right, 
of course ; my face problem was conquered. 

"But, with that particular headache out of the way, I 
began to worry about scripts and parts and proper di- 
rectors — until making a picture was actually an ordeal, 
instead of the fun it should be. Even then, I never 
realized how much my worrying was annoying other 
people, until It Happened One Night came along. 



• "I REMEMBER that only a few days after we had 
started the picture, I was voicing my worries about it 
to Clark Gable. I had my doubts about the script . . . 
the dialogue was too flip, I [Continued on page 73] 




The Grandest Roma 
Ever Born from the ft 
Dipped Pen of 



Reckless sons of the fla 
ride and fight for lo 



WALTER ABEL, dashing young Broadway stage star 
as D'Artagnan, gay and audacious, as Dumas must 
have dreamed him! Beloved PAUL LUKAS as Athos, 
MARGOT GRAHAME, who soared to dramatic 
heights in the year's most praised picture "The Informer", 
plays the alluring Milady de Winter together with a 
superb cast including Heather Angel, Ian Keith, Moroni 
Olsen, Onslow Stevens, Rosamond Pinchot, John 
Qualen, Ralph Forbes and Nigel de Brulieras Richelieu. 



Cast to perfection! 
Produced with a lav- 
ish hand by Cliff Reid. 

Fencing arrangements 
by Fred Cavens. 




lis month a real 



comes 



le screens o 



as RKO- RADIO gives you one of its finest pictures 



KETEEI 

Superbly directed by Rowland V. Lee. 

RKO-RADIO PICTURES YOU WILL WANT TO SEE/ 

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in "TOP HAT." Music and 
Lyrics by Irving Berlin .... Katharine Hepburn as Booth 
Tarkington's most loved heroine "Aliee Adams". . . . The 
superb screen play from Mazo de la Roche's prize novel 
"Jalna". . . . Lionel Barrymore in David Belasco's greatest 
stage success "The Return of Peter Grimm" and Merian 
C. Cooper's spectacle drama "The Las? Days of Pompeii" 



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Movie Classic for October, 1935 




Woman S 





mart 




DOLORES DEL RIO, who 
has charm that matches 
her beauty, makes this 
provocative statement: 
u No attractive woman 
should be conspicuous!" 

By J. Eugene Chrisman 



the flashiest, whose voices can be heard above all others, 
and who are constantly saying T or 'my' or 'me.' I'm 
sure that any man would rather be with a woman whose 
mannerisms denote quiet good taste, who does not go in 
for excesses of dress, and who will listen and let him 
talk about himself occasionally, instead of forcing him 
to talk about her. He has a way of feeling flattered 
when such a woman — a woman of subtle feminine graces 
— likes his company." 



• What kind of woman does she think is the saddest 
victim of that all-too-human [Continued on page 62] 



V 



~^HIS is my listening room," smiled Dolores Del 
Rio, as we entered her modernistic living room. 
"I suppose I have done more good listening here 
than in any other room of the house. Learning to listen 
is important, you know. No woman can be conspicuous, 
if she listens more than she talks." 

Dolores is one of Hollywood's most charming women 
■ — but far less aggressively so than some of her sensa- 
tional contemporaries. She does not (and never will) 
try to startle onlookers with her allure. Artists may pay 
tribute to her classic loveliness, but she, of all the people 
in Hollywood, seems least conscious of that fact. She 
has the inherent good taste of a sensitive sophisticate, 
who feels that a woman should not ballyhoo her charm, 
but allow others the pleasure of discovering it for 
themselves. (If a woman has charm, they will dis- 
cover it.) 

Men like that quality in Dolores Del Rio. She at- 
tracts them without making any apparent effort to at- 
tract. And what are her subtle secrets? What is her 
"philosophy of charm"? I went to inter- 
view her- — to find out. 

"In the matter of dress," she said, as she 
sat back gracefully (and few women know 
how to sit gracefully), "no woman who 
wishes to be attractive should dress so that 
she stands out in a crowd. She should avoid 
too many bright colors, rakish hats, flouncy 
gowns and novelty gloves. No one part of 
her ensemble — her dress, her hat or her 
shoes — should stand out from the others. If 
she wants to be charming, she should not 
enter a room in a manner that says, 'See 
who's here !' " 

"I think that the really well-dressed wom- 
an is not the one you notice first, but the one 
you remember longest. I do not believe that 
many men are attracted to conspicuous 
women — women who have no glamor of 
mystery, no poised reserve. They do not 
rush toward the women whose dresses are 




"The really well- 
dressed woman is not 
the one you notice 
first, but the one you 
remember longest," 
says Dolores Del Rio. 
(She is wearing a 
metal-cloth shirtmaker 
frock — v e r y chic 
and tailored) 

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V 



V 






Shirley 
Health 



If she hadn't been healthy, 
she would never be the 
world's most famous child 
today. And Dr. Russell 
Sands, who knows, tells what 
her mother has done for her! 



Shirley lemple today — aged six — in Curly Top 




ONCE upon a time, a small 
miracle was born. Everyone, 
unless he has been South- 
Poling with Admiral Byrd during the 
last year or two, knows that the small 
miracle who arrived in the Santa 
Monica Hospital on April 23, 1929, is 
none other than the dimpled darling of Fox Films — 
Shirley Temple ! There were other details to be noted 
at the time, such as an elfin face framed by wisps of 
golden hair revealing a tendency to curl, a mere sugges- 
tion of a mouth, and a button of a nose. 

Today, aged six, she is the world's most famous little 
girl — one of the Ten Top Favorites of the world's 
greatest entertainment medium, the movies — and has 
just completed her ninth starring picture. Curly Top. 
All at the age of six ! 

And the root of Shirley's tremendous charm today — 
her glowing health — leaves nothing to be desired. She 
is a bit heavier than the average six-year-old, but is as 
solid as her own box-office appeal. And she is endowed 
with the sunniest of dispositions — the logical result of 
fine health in any child. 

How Shirley acquired her amazing health and energy, 
and her sweet, lovable, cheerful disposition makes a 
story with a theme as old as life itself — the story of 
mother-love. 

But it took even more than this love to accomplish 
the miracle you see upon the screen today. It was love 
coupled with a mother's intelligence, and an under- 
standing application of a pattern designed to make a 

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child healthy in body, mind and character. 

If Shirley ever voiced anything so unoriginal 
as a bromide — perish the thought ! — she might 
seriously utter that famous classic, "All that I am 
I owe to my mother." 



• DR. RUSSELL SANDS of Santa 
Monica, whose life's work revolves about 
children and their health, has been 
Shirley's doctor from her infancy. And 
he lays all the credit for transforming 
this tiny mite into the robust, rounded, 
merry Curly Top at the feet of Mrs. 
Gertrude Temple, Shirley's mother. 

"Shirley's health is letter-perfect," Dr. 
Sands told me. "She has a balanced, 
stable nervous system, a sound body, the 
sweetest nature imaginable, and an alert 
mind far beyond a child of her years. 
Why? Because Mrs. Temple sought ad- 
vice in building up Shirley, and then adhered rigidly to 
the routine prescribed. She persisted in following the 
rules, even in the face of ridicule by other mothers." 
The secret of that health program might be briefly 
summed up in three salient points: 1. Proper diet. 
2. Plenty of rest. 3. Supervision of character-building 
habits. 

But before going into this, I want to let you in on 
another secret. The charming friendship existing be- 
tween this favorite actress of millions and the eminent 
child specialist is one of the most interesting things of 
which I know. 

In the first place. Dr. Sands pretends to be serious 
in his remark that Shirley is just another patient to 
him. Without her glamor, he says, she would be the 
typical little American girl. But give him half a chance, 
and he will tell you about her lovable nature, her un- 
usual intelligence, her amazing personality, and so on, 
just as if he were her press-agent ! 

And does Dr. Sands wax indignant about any sugges- 
tion that she will ever be "spoiled"! Not that I have 
suggested such a thing — I know Shirley better than 
that. But just watch your step, if you commit such 
a faux pas in his presence! 



Temple's 
Secrets 



By Anne Ellis Meyers 



• AS FOR Shirley, she thinks the tall, good- 
looking, pleasant doctor is O.K., thank you. 
They get along splendidly together. I saw her 
in his office recently, an edifying picture of what 
the well-dressed young miss is wearing this 
season. A double-breasted blue coat revealed a 
glimpse of a blue-and-white checked frock, and 
a bewitching blue bonnet covered her curls. She 
dashed across the room and embraced the doctor 
in a big bear hug. There were several friends 
of Dr. Sands present, and she was introduced 
to them. 

"How d'you do, Mr. So-and-So," she said to 
each in turn, repeating every name correctly. 

The social amenities over, Miss Curly Top 
turned her attention to the toys in the reception 
room. Tucking a lavender-colored woolly dog 
under her arm, she obediently followed her 
mother into the doctor's private office. Another 
child might tremble at this point, but Shirley has 
no fear. Everything is fun to her — the shiny 
white table, the instruments, the bottles in the 
cabinet. She refuses to be awed by the doctor. 
addresses him formally [Continued on page 64] 





Dr. Russell Sands, her lifelong friend, vaccinates the inimitable Shirley 




Aged two years 



Shirley at eight months 






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If 




Shirley wears white crepe, 
with organdie shoulder pleats 



And white crepe, with 
black velvet capelet 



And a yellow silk crepe, 
designed by Rene Hubert 



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Hun-el! 



Joan Crawford has been accused of 
frying to be a hundred different 
people. But she doesn't deserve the 
accusation any more than you do! 



By S. R. Mook 



There's 

Only One 

JOAN! 



SOMEONE always seems to be discovering "a new 
Joan Crawford" — a "different Joan" — a "more 
worldly Joan." I'm sick of it. I haven't seen any 
weird, fantastic collection of different Joans. I have 
seen a changed Joan, yes. But I have been changing, 
myself. So have you. If the years brought no 
changes in us — changes for the better — we would con- 
sider them wasted. And Joan has done anything but 
waste the few brief years that she has been in Holly- 
wood! 

But these stories about a hundred "different" Joans 
have finally reached such proportions that movie-goers 
now are shrieking, "Please! Not another Joan!" The 
stories have reached sugh proportions that it's time 
we heard from the person most intimately concerned — 
Joan, herself. 

"Joan," I asked, point-blank, "don't you ever resent 
it when you read all this twaddle about 'new Joans' ? 
Doesn't it annoy you when you read that 'our Joan has 
gone grand on us' ?" 

She gave what sounded amazingly like a snort. 
"There aren't any new Joans," she informed me, in- 
cisively. "I haven't gone grand. Look ! Take any 
girl, or any group of girls. When they are in high 
school or college, life means little to them except danc- 
ing every night. All they want is excitement. They 
want to be on the go all the time. But after a few 
years, that sort of existence begins to pall. They 
start looking around for other pleasures, other activi- 
ties. 

"I was no different from any of those other girls. 
I had worked hard ever since I could remember. 
When I first came to Hollywood, I lived in a little 
two-by-four room. I didn't know anyone at the 
studio, and no one knew me. I was young, full of 
life, and with nowhere to go and no way to let off 
excess steam. 

"As I began to get acquainted, and various lads 
wanted to take me dancing, it was as natural for me 
to go as for any other girl in any other walk of life. 
I was no older than any member of an average group 
of college girls. Also, don't forget that I had never 
had the time or the opportunity for playing before. 
But as time went on, I grew tired of dancing- — just as 
any other girl would have if she had danced as much 
as I had. 

"Let's still use that group of girls as an example," 
continued Joan. "After they tire of dancing, they 
marry and settle down. So [Continued on page 75] 



34 




Garbo to Sweden: "Weli, here 
I am now — wild and uncombed" 



Garbo 



In 
a 





ubhcation 



It has been years since you have read a Garbo interview. 
But here is one-authentic, dramatic, straight from Sweden! 



By Gunilla Bjelke 



'VERYBODY in Gothenburg, Sweden, knew that 
Greta Garbo was on board the Swedish liner, 
Kungsholm, which was slowly moving into its 
home port. Everybody in Gothenburg was there to see 
the ship dock. But would anyone actually see Garbo? 
Or would she be smuggled ashore in a packing case — or 
go ashore dressed as an old man — or perhaps be spirited 
away by the boatload of optimistic reporters that had 
gone out to meet the ship — or some other fast motor- 
boat? Or was she actually going to come down the 
gangplank like any other mortal, to greet — and be . 
greeted by — her admiring fellow-countrymen? 

Out on the little press boat, the newspaper people — a 
couple of them from as far away as Greece — were 
wondering if she would escape them, as she had escaped 
reporters in New York, and not grant them an inter- 
view. Being one among them, I must admit that I was 
uneasy, too, having flown from Stockholm to Gothen- 
burg for the sole purpose of seeing Garbo. 

At the top of the staircase leading up the ship's side, 
Ave were greeted cordially by Captain Wulff, himself, 
who escorted us to the ship's library. He urged us to 
sit down and wait. "She will see you," he said re- 
assuringly — and disappeared. Minutes ticked past, and 
nothing happened. 

Finally, we had been waiting for a full half-hour — 
and the ship was drawing near the pier. Had we been 
fooled into coming in off the deck, so that she could 
escape? The news photographers re-arranged their 
cameras, examing their lights, to make sure that every- 
thing was ready, in case Garbo should appear and dis- 
appear suddenly. I personally had been accompanied 
by the photographer, Paul Melander. But since we 



had stepped on the boat, he had mysteriously dis- 
appeared. I couldn't go looking for him now. And I 
had no way of knowing that I was to have good news 
from him later. . . 

We had waited three-quarters of an hour when a 
most irritated gentleman, faintly reminiscent of Musso- 
lini, entered. He took charge of the whole gathering, 
treating us all as if we were his employees. Which 
made us highly amused. Who was the man? Nobody 
knew. And cared less — after a while. He undoubtedly 
had Greta Garbo's welfare on his mind — most likely 
unasked for, we gathered. Extremely annoyed at us, 
he told the calm photogra- [Continued on page 77] 



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Chaplin-hi Quest 



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ove 



All his life, the genius of mirth has been seeking an ideal love. 
And all he ever found was heartache-until he met Paulette Goddard 



By Dell Hogarth 



h 



IS weakness is women." So said a producer 
and a director, standing on the sidelines at the 
old Mack Sennett comedy studios in Holly- 
wood, watching the little comedian shuffle through his 
inimitable antics. The verdict was pronounced lugu- 
briously. Charlie Chaplin had just skyrocketed into fame 
as one of the greatest box-office draws in the struggling 
movie industry. Now, starting a new two-reeler, he was 
showering attentions upon his new leading lady as soon 
as he stepped off the set. This weakness, they agreed, 
would get him. He would make a meteoric flash and 
then, shorn of creative powers by some lovely pair of 
hands, sizzle out to oblivion. 

If these gentlemen could have foreseen the host of 
beautiful and illustrious women who would weave a 
bright pattern of his emotional life, they would have 
thrown up their hands in disbelief. 

For they were wrong, these gentlemen. Women are 
not Chaplin's weakness. They are his strength. Love is 
the life-blood of his creativeness as an artist. His every 
picture has been inspired by some woman, and his every 
effort has been a tribute to an adored one. But, contrary 
to popular belief, he has not been emotionally involved 
with all of his leading ladies. 

Edna Purviance, of The Gold Rush and A Woman of 
Paris fame, occupies a unique position in his life. And 
so does Paulette Goddard, his leading lady in his latest 
picture, Modem Times. Of these, and his two child- 
wives, we shall speak later. But Merna Kennedy, Vir- 
ginia Cherrill, and Georgia Hale were merely actresses 



as far as Chaplin was concerned. Pola Negri — to whom 
he was once reported engaged — may have meant a little 
more. She never appeared with him on the screen. 

But this is the important truth to know about the great 
comedian, the only comedian ever to be called "a genius" : 
The love of some inspirational woman is more vital to 
him than breath, for without such love, he holds life to 
be nothing, and not worth living. 



• IT WAS nothing, to this sad-eyed Pagliacci, not so 
long ago. He had reached an emotional abyss in which 
life held no gifts that could stir his desire to go on living. 
"Living," he confided bitterly at the time, "has become 
no more than a habit." 

He had just returned from his triumphal trip around 
the world. He was still to meet Paulette Goddard. He 
was tired of wealth and fame and love. He was surfeited 
with them all. He was aching from ennui. But one tiny 
flame still fluttered feebly within him, beckoning onward. 

He wanted to live in his youth again, he wrote, hoping 
"to capture the moods and sensations of childhood," so 
remote from him then, and unreal, almost like a dream. 
He wanted to turn back the clock of the years, to venture 
into the blurred past and bring it into focus. 

And the fountain of youth, Chaplin was wise enough 
to know, is to be found in the heart. 

Since those melancholy days when he had propped his 
tired elbows on the window-sill of a workhouse orphan- 
age in London to gaze longing- [Continued on page 84] 




Virginia Cherrill 




Pola Negri 



Edna Purviance 



Georgia Hale 



36 



Charlie Chaplin 
knew little affec- 
tion as a child. 
And so, sensitive 
dreamer that he 
was, he imagined 
an ideal love that 
should make up for 
all he had missed. 
The constant heart- 
ache of the search 
for this ideal has 
given him that 
wistful quality. . . . 




Wide World 

Lita Grey bore Chaplin two sons — Charles, Jr., and 
Sidney — with whom he spends every weekend. But 
differences in temperament parted Charlie and Lita 



"The cleverest girl 
have ever known," Chap- 
in called Paulette God- 
dard two years ago. He 
was not exaggerating 



Mildred Harris" beauty 
appealed to the artist 
in Chaplin. But, little 
more than a child then, 
she could not keep pace 
with his feverish mind 



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The "Dinner-for-Eight- 

on-$3 )> C\\xb 



Four members of Hollywood's smart younger set start some- 
thing new in depression dining. It's fun-and practical! 



1: 



By Kay Osborn 

*HE Junior League might get away with a thing 
like that," said Patricia Ellis, doubtfully, "but 
could zvef You can practise any kind of econo- 
my in the name of Charity or Society, but remember 
we're only picture players, and the public supposes we 
have a lot of money, even if we haven't . . . and if we 
give a dinner that costs as little as three or four dollars, 
won't people think we've gone stingy? Honest, Paula, 
I don't think it will work !" 

Patricia Ellis and Paula Stone, movie newcomer and 
daughter of famed Fred Stone, were discussing the 
problem of entertaining their "set" . . . and how to do 
it on the least possible amount of money. Their "set," 
in case you aren't up on Hollywood's younger genera- 
tion, includes Anita Louise and Tom Brown, Helen 
Mack and her new husband, Charles Erwin, and Henry 
Willson and Ben Alexander, who keep Pat and Paula, 



Anita Louise (left) and Paula 
Stone and Patricia Ellis (be- 
low) are three of the girls 
who served complete dinners 
on $3 apiece. So could you! 



respectively, from being lonely in the big movie city. 
You see, the boys in the group had trotted them around 
to the Trocadero and other night spots time and time 
again, and now they felt they should do something to 
repay them a little . . . but what, and on what? That 
was their problem. (And doesn't it sound very familiar 
to you ? ) 



• "I KNOW !" said Paula, suddenly inspired. "We 
could make a club out of it. And we could put a little 
competition into it, too, just to add fun and suspense. I 
could give a dinner for the eight of us . . . then you 
could give one next week . . . Helen (Mack) could be 
next in line, and then Anita could have her turn. Each 
of us would be required to plan our menu to cost less 
than three dollars. That will take a lot of ingenuity . . . 
and each hostess will have to put her itemized budget 
right on the table, so that there will be no chance to cheat 

And then at the end of 
the four dinners, we can 
vote which dinner was 
the best, and the winning 
hostess can get a prize or 
a medal or something. 
How does that sound?" 
"Let's ask Helen if she 
i thinks it can be done," 

| suggested Pat, reaching 

A for the phone. "She's 

\ the only housewife 

[Continued on page 88] 




Helen Mack said 
it could be done 



Are Ydu Up-to-date 
about Helen Vinson? 



The tail, poised Southern girl is 
the very newest international star. 
And fascinating from any angle! 

By Valerie Gay 



WHEN Helen Vinson, then in her teens, walked 
into dress shops in her hometown of Houston, 
Texas, she never dreamed that, in a very few 
years, her taste in clothes would be world-famous. 

When she finished at the University of Texas, where 
she was known as "the campus menace," and started on 
the stage in romantic roles, she never dreamed that world 
audiences would become Vinson-conscious by her expert 
playing of unsympathetic "other women" 
parts. 

When she first left Broadway for Hol- 
lywood, she never dreamed that she would 
attain stardom six thousand miles from 
Hollywood — in a British picture. And in 
a romantic role. 

And when she played her first game of 
tennis, she never dreamed that one day 
she would interest (romantically) the 
world's greatest tennis player — who is 
none other than tall, smiling, colorful 
Fred Perry of London, England. 

All of which gives Helen the impres- 
sion that practically anything can happen 
in this life that we are all living ! 



• SHE was born Helen Rulfs, the 
daughter of a well-to-do Texas oil man, 
and grew up to be five feet, six inches tall 
without benefit of high heels. Moreover, 
she grew up with a Southern accent. At 
first, both her height and the soft South- 
ern slurring of words seemed like pos- 
sible handicaps on the stage. That was 
why, for a while, she became a profes- 
sional model. 

But elocution lessons lessened the ac- 
cent, and her poise made her height a 
distinct asset, not a liability. She proved 
that the tall girl could be graceful and 
charming without being statuesque. She 
had glamor. She had charm. She had 
intelligence. She was human and under- 



Helen Vinson has won a reputation 
as one of the world's best-dressed 
women. This black net and satin, with 
a sari cape, is a Molyneux creation 



39 



standable and likeable — even when the script zvriters 
made her appear a super-menace ! 

In other words, Helen has won public approval the 
hard way. She has taken the thankless roles and turned 
them to her advantage. She has refused to be tied down 
to any one studio — so that no one studio has felt the 
necessity of "building up" her standing as an actress, as 
a personality, or as a woman who dresses beautifully. 
She has earned every bit of her reputation. 

And it has not gone to her brownish-blonde head ; 
nor is there any fleck of egotism in her brown eyes. 
Whatever praise may come her way, she takes in stride 
— with a smile about the possible impermanence of it. 
She is a firm believer in the old [Continued on page 66] 




Colorful VJomcn-and 



By Selena Morrison 



DO YOU remember the excite- 
ment you felt when Anna 
Christie came to your theatre 
and you first read those magic words, 
"Garbo TALKS"? 

But 1935 has brought you a new 
"high" in movie thrills. You have met 
that vivacious vixen, Becky Sharp. 
You have seen something more than 
shadows on the "shadow screen" ; you 
have seen a woman in natural, lifelike 
color — a woman whose expressive 
eyes are blue, whose ash-blonde hair 
catches and reflects the glory of a 




To Rouben Mamoulian, orange- 
yellow expresses the per- 
sonality of Miriam Hopkins 



sunny day, whose lips, trembling in 
fright and ecstasy, are red lips ! 

Becky Sharp will paint Hollywood 
red ! And she won't stop there ! Yel- 
low, blue, orchid, green, magenta, 
brown, pink, tan, orange, purple, 

cerise, crimson Just name your 

favorite hue and voild! there it will 
be! 

But stop a moment. 

What are color films going to do 
to your favorite star, and mine ? 
Miriam Hopkins, who played Becky, 
may be "just the type," but what of 
Joan Crawford, Janet Gaynor, Kath- 
arine Hepburn ? What of Garbo ? 
What of the others? 

The more I asked myself these 
questions, the more determined I be- 
came to know the answers. All the 
answers — and the right ones. Who 
could tell me ? 

Rouben Mamoulian, of course! The 
man who directed Becky Sharp for 
Pioneer Pictures — and the only man, 
incidentally, who has directed the 
three leading glamor queens from 
abroad : Marl en e Dietrich, Anna Sten, 
and Garbo. 



• I FOUND him charming and as 
eager to talk about color as we are 
to learn its possibilities. 

"Set all your fears at rest," he 
told me. "Color on the screen will en- 
rich every face — it doesn't matter 
whose — because it will make every 
player's individuality, or glamor more 
pronounced. The color of the com- 



plexion, the hair, the eyes will accen- 
tuate the features, making each face 
more individual than it has been up to 
now, and adding to the variety of 
faces on the screen. 

"Let me put it this way," Mamou- 
lian offered. "There is a saying that 
'at night all cats are gray.' So are 
humans in the color-blind eye of the 
black-and-white camera. They are all 
reduced to gray, which becomes the 
Common Denominator as it were. 

"Then," he suggested, "consider 
the same man or woman in the color 
scheme of things. Hair, complexion, 
and eyes are brought to life and ani- 
mated. So color makes for greater 
individuality, for greater expression 
of personality." 

"Just how," I asked, "would you go 
about selecting a blonde or a brunette 
for a part?" 

"I'm glad you brought that up," 
the director answered quickly, ."for 
that is just the point ! You won't se- 
lect a 'blonde' or a 'brunette' in the 
new color era, although I'll grant you 
that we used to do just that. You will 
select individual beauties individually ! 
Formerly, if the heroine were a 
brunette, then the ingenue would 
inevitably be a blonde — 'for contrast.' 
In Hollywood the blondes had to be- 
come even blonder blondes, and the 
in-between shades had to become 
darker, so that their outstanding val- 
ues would photograph dramatically. 
Finally, the monotonous sameness of 
shades has become very dull and un- 




To color-conscious Mr. Mamoulian, 
Marion Davies suggests sky-blue 

40 



Marlene Dietrich- 
regal — suggests 



-exotic, remote, Frances Dee — alert, modern, 

light purple sensitive — suggests clear blue 



You! 



Do you have a vivid per- 
sonality? Wear the right 
colors and no one can miss 
it! . . . Movie stars will 
soon be showing you 
how, predicts Rouben 
Mamoulian, who di- 
rected u Becky Sharp" 



• "BUT, before long," he con- 
tinued, "women on the screen will 
cease to fall into merely two cate- 
gories. There will be platinum 
blondes, ash blondes, golden blondes, 
auburn, titian, chestnut, light brown, 
dark brown, blue-black and iron 
grays. Coupled with these variations, 
consider pale blue, gray, hazel, light 
brown, dark brown, dark blue, black, 
violet and green eyes ! And, with these 
infinite possibilities for fascinating 
contrast, consider the added lure of 
complexions ranging from alabaster 
through fine golds to pinks and olive. 
Color, through these various avenues 
of expression — eyes, hair, skin — will 
give new values to every screen face. 
No longer will we judge beauty only 
by the contour of a face ; color will 
count, too — as it does in real life. 
"Color, we must always realize, is 





Rouben Mamoulian 
should know what col- 
or can do — after di- 
recting Becky Sharp 



not superficial. It is not adornment, 
as a dress worn for an occasion, but 
is properly a part of the physical 
make-up of any person, male or fe- 
male ! 

"And here is another thought : 
in every picture in the not-far-distant 
future, color should emphasize all of 
the story's dramatic significance, for 
color is a great and powerful factor 
in life itself. From time immemorial, 
colors in infinite variety have pro- 
voked a variety of different emotions 



in us. Smart women select their colors 
carefully to dramatize their beauty, 
their personalities, to the fullest. Just 
so, Hollywood will heighten the drama 
of a story by the careful selection of 
colors to illustrate it. 

"All combinations of color in har- 
mony and [Continued on page 70] 





Ginger Rogers — impulsive, athletic, 
sunny — brings to mind warm yellow 



Irene Dunne — serene and poised, with 
quiet charm — suggests blue-green 



Mae West — daring, provocative, 
keen-witted — could wear orange-red 



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As new as tomorrow is Maureen O'Sullivan's 
utterly smart outfit. There is chic in her halo hat, 
and the high draped neckline and charming sim- 
plicity of her black dress are Very Autumn 1935 




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ELLO, Autumn . . . Here so soon ? ... As much 
as we love summer, we have been looking for- 
ward to our "dressed-up" date with you and try- 
ing on all those new clothes you're bringing us from 
Hollywood and Pans and New York . . . O, we know all 
about them Our spies have been peeking in the pack- 

e g u S "T a £ d they ve seen a whoIe worl d of new things 
Subtly flattering, utterly chic, gaily-colored things . 
And all for us ! . s • • • 

Becky Sharp wasn't any more colorful than w^'ll be 
when you arrive . . . That grand new shade of pottery 
rust fascinates us . . . and purple in woolen dresses 
blue and red together ... all those lovely new "Zinnia" 

, ° rS ' ^nging from amber to copper, but always with 
a Zinnia glow . . . rich Renaissance blue . . .honey- 
colored neckwear for black dresses ... and black with 
white trimmings for silk dresses and for coats 



^ ? * R , enaissan ce trend" intrigues us. So much 
so. that we ve checked into it and found a fascinatin- 
story . All about an exposition of Italian Renaissance 
art in the Petit Palais in Paris that inspired fashion 
creators to adapt Renaissance styles to modern times 
and bring a brilliant new theme into 1935 fashions 
In a painting by Raphael, for example was a striped," 
orf-tne-face turban— and soon it will be in every millin- 
ery store in America, too! Botticelli's Madonna of the 
Pomegranate inspired the new aureole ha*s Titian's 
painting of the Doges is responsible, all these hundreds 
of years later, for hats low in front, high in back 

bo, because all of these glorious paintings were 
shown in Paris a few months, Renaissance styles will 
hold full sway in our new clothes. They're romantic- 
lookmg . . . their lines are flattering ... and the ma- 
terials for evening will swish and swirl around our feet 
while we become delicately feminine. Yes even in- 
trigumgly feminine. 

And there will be draped effects, even in daytime 
things in capes, pockets, sleeves, and bodices. And 

we are looking forward to those new tunic dresses 
1 hey re becoming to almost all figures. And plain high 
necklines, draped to give fulness and grace, are very 
enchanting to wear, and very, very smart » 
m Our spies have told us, too, about the fabric contrasts 
in the new dresses— such as velvet combined with crepe 
crepe with satin, and wool with velvet. This has been 
a year of contrasts— in colors, in fabrics, in details of 
ensembles. So why shouldn't the "contrast" cavalcade 
continue? Particularly when the trimmings for the 
new fabric combinations will include soutache cire 
and rat-tail. [Continued on page 81] 



FASHION 
PARADE 



... 



There is a tang of autumn in 
and coats once more have v.- 
Not to mention wide lapels . . . and . 
waists. Rosalind Russell, alert young dra- 
matic actress now appearing with William 
Poweli in "The Black Chamber," manifests 
the "tailored trend" in a smart tweed, 
topped by an Ascot scarf and black acces- 
sories . . .The setting: the doorway of a shop 
conducted by two of the movie colony 



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nt to look 



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Just follow the lead of pert Ann Sothern 
By GERTRUDE HILL 



IF YOU were a cuddly, baby-doll type of girl, and you 
very much wanted to look sophisticated, how would 
you go about it ? That was the problem Ann Sothern 
faced when she first went to Hollywood six years ago. 

If ever there was an ingenuous ingenue, eighteen-year- 
old Ann was it. Soft curly hair (medium-brown), a round 
little face, big eyes and a pouting mouth — Ann had them 
all. A cute little trick she was, a bit of very feminine 
fluff. 

But no one takes an ingenue seriously. Her role in life 
is to provide a pretty interlude of romance with the juvenile. 
She misses out on all the big dramatic scenes ; she never is 
allowed tense moments ; no audiences sob and sigh and 
thrill with her emotional cadences. To be frank, she lacks 
distinction. 

And in order to get anywhere in Hollywood, or even in 
Snoqualmie, Washington, you must have distinction ! So 
young Ann laid her plans. From a peaches-and-cream 
ingenue she would evolve into a champagne-and-caviar sort 
of girl ! 

She had much to learn, and much to overcome. But 
today there is no question as to the Sothern chic, her 
languid poise, or her smartly sophisticated manner. 



"A smart suit is 
important." Left, 
Ann'sunusualone 




A black skirt, sil- 
ver-cloth shirt, 
and caracul cape 



Sophisticated. \\ 

m 

-who refused to be a baby-doll type any longer! %> * 



• Ann began her re-characterization with her personal ap- 
pearance, guided by the direct supervision of the late 
great glorifier, Florenz Ziegfeld, to whom she was under 
contract. He told her to lighten her brown hair to a corn- 
silk yellow. She trained her eyebrows to be questioning, 
slightly supercilious arches. She brushed the curls away 
from her face and cultivated a sleek hairline. She was no 
longer the girl on the candy box ; she was smart, assured, 
and ready .for the next step in her transition to a sophisti- 
cated lady. 

"After I had done as much as I could to overcome the 
babyishness of my face, I started in on my clothes," Ann 
told me. "Fortunately, I didn't have to do anything to my 
figure." (I glanced upon the luncheon table set up in Ann's 
dressing-room between morning and afternoon scenes of 
The Girl Friend. Salmon loaf en casserole, crackers, tomato 
and cucumber salad, black coffee. No sugar, cream or 
butter, but a generous portion of very rich cheese pie for 
dessert. If she diets to maintain that figure, she must do it 
on off-days. But why should dieting be necessary, when 
a girl is naturally small and dainty?) 

"Sophistication," she continued, "really means a chic 
simplicity. So I discarded everything that was fussy and 
loaded down with doodads. In place of them, I chose 
clothes that were svelte, individual, and cleverly designed. 
The aim of the sophisticate is to be noted for her dis- 
tinction and good taste rather than to be startling or 
bizarre. 

"I still select my wardrobe according to the rules of my 
original schedule. The guiding principles are simple and 
almost any girl can follow them with success. In the first 
place, I buy a few clothes every season, and I never carry 
one season's gowns over into the next. I dislike to wear 
one dress too many times, and besides, it is poor business 
to do so if you can possibly avoid it. You become associated 
with that one costume, and you [Continued on page 76] 



Novel neck 
ines help 
Left, ruffled 
revers with 
rick-rack trim 





Di st i nction 
counts. Right 
Ann's souffle 
dinner gown 



All portraits by 
Irving Lippman 



Near left, Ann proves 
that simplicity is smart 

Far left, Ann introduces 
the new shirred capeiet 



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Here's how a movie dress 
is born — to be correct in 
style, suited to the actress, 
and easy to photograph. 
There are five major steps in 
the evolving of an ensem- 
ble, which Walter Plunkett, 
RKO designer, and Helen 
Mack, now in 'The Return 
of Peter Grimm," illustrate 




I. Stylist Walter Plunkett shows Helen 
Mack his design for a new dress 



2. The designer and his fitter, Marie 
Ree, measure material for pattern 




6 . Accessor 



ies are 



Evolution of a Dress 



4. Miss Mack tries on dress, plus 

4. . ...L--.L- ___j.- f:-.:-Li_-. a- -J- - 




Accessories 
That Are 

Successor ies 



Hats of novelty printed material, with bags to 
match . . . watch for these this autumn. June 
Ciayworth's wool frock is of Chinese red. The 
buttons and braided belt are "electric blue" 



The hands and 
the key belong 
to Virginia 
Bruce . . . who 
has made a 
part-time ac- 
cessory (a scarf 
pin) out of 
her dressing- 
room door key 





©G-B 

Ostrich feathers and 
braided felt combine to 
make a Pierrot hat ... an 
English fashion tip given us 
by pert Pamela Ostrer 



— Rhodes 

Berets will be more popular than ever 
this fall. Esther Ralston wears one of felt, 
leather-trimmed, with her plaid swagger coat 

Lapels are almost necessities on 
suits; now, on dresses, they become 
accessories. Bette Davis decorates 
a Fall frock with wide fur lapels 





Shovel-brim hats continue in tavor ... as proved 
by well-dressed Esther Ralston. Note the new 
square-frame style of her coat's fox collar 



— Rhodes 

Jackets . . . what girl can do without one in the 
fall? Esther Ralston's is of the popular gold vel- 
veteen, with leather buttons. Her hat, an Anzac felt 




—Kling 

Large shoulder clips on eve- 
ning gowns . . . these are the 
costume jewelers' newest gift 
to womankind. Claire Dodd 
wears them on black satin 



Have you seen any 
of the new "Dutch 
boy" hats, such as 
Betty Furness is 
wea ring ? You 
will . . . you will! 



—C. S. Bull 



Charm bracelets are seen 
on nearly every femi- 
nine wrist in Hollywood. 
This is Mary Carlisle's 



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The "sari" itself is such a 
graceful costume that it 
practically demands a 
graceful wearer — prefer- 
ably tall, brunette, a bit 
exotic. And because Kitty 
Carlisle fits the descrip- 
tion, the "sari" fits her to 
fashionab'e perfection 



— Portrait by Walling 

From the land of Buddha, where it is 
the principal garment of Hindu wo- 
men, comes the exotic, softly flatter- 
ing "sari' . . . which Loretta Young 
wears enchantingly in "Shanghai" 



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Hollywood adopts a 
Hindu mode .. .which 
the world will copy 



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A dramatic newcomer to 
the movie world — Gladys 
Swarthout of the Metro- 
politan Opera — takes to 
the hood that is a dramatic 
newcomer to the fashion 
world. Her first picture is 
Rancho' 



Fashion Yourself 
a Fall Wardrobe! 



Genevieve Tobin and Mary Carlisle mode 
two smart new frocks— simple to make 



FOR afternoon wear, for of- 
fice wear, for almost any 
wear — anywhere — you could use 
a frock like Genevieve Tobin's 
(right), which she wears in 
Here's to Romance. It has sim- 
plicity, plus chic and charm. 
The material is wine-red crepe, 
with a vest of white pique, re- 
peated in the revers. But it 
could be made just as easily in 
purple crepe-back satin, with 
vest and revers of the lustrous 
side of the crepe. Particularly 
with MOVIE CLASSIC Pat- 
tern 801. Designed for sizes 14, 
16, 18 years; 36, 38 and 40- 
inches bust. Pattern, 25c. Or- 
der by coupon. 






PETITE Mary Carlisle, of M-G-M 
films and Hollywood's younger set, 
is noted for her clever clothes. At the 
left is a brand-new sample — which is 
yours for the making. The material 
is white-flecked black silk that looks 
like wool, with a collar of quilted 
white satin and a burnt-orange bow. 
Note how the big sleeves make the 
hips look thin. Note its simple lines. 
It might also be made in novelty 
wool, satin-back crepe, wool jersey — 
from Pattern 80S. Designed for sizes 
14, 16, 18 years ; 36, 38 and 40-inches 
bust. Pattern, 25c. Use coupon be- 
low in ordering. 



MOVIE CLASSIC'S Pattern Service 
529 South 7th St., Minneapolis, Minn. 

For the enclosed please send 

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By ^t^v- CcMu^. 




YESTERDAY'S CAROLE 



What the Stars Have 



SUMMER'S at an end, and the 
thrill of autumn days is here. 
Regretfully, we watch the long 
hours of tennis, swimming, riding, 
become memories. But, as long as 
there are football games to watch, 
long hikes to take, new clothes to buy, 
life can still go on. Especially, if we 
— like old Mother Nature — acquire 
new loveliness in the autumn ! 

Look into your mirror, and what 
do you see after summer days are 




past? A petal-smooth skin? A lovely, 
radiant face? Look at yourself as 
critically as any Hollywood star might 
look at herself. Then answer your- 
self truthfully as to whether your 
skin does or does not need some 
special attention. 

While hours in the sun have been 
wonderfully healthy ones for you, 
there is a tendency to a drying of 
your skin due to swimming and the 
effect of the sun. If you- were a 
Hollywood star, would you just let 
this situation pass, and think that per- 
haps time would remedy it? No, of 
course not. You would know that it 
would mean lost loveliness, lost 
prestige. With an office and home 
audience to face, you are likely to be 
criticized for a lack of personal care. 
And there's no profit in that. So let's 
do just as the stars would, and make 
our appearance conform to the fall 
pattern. 

Carole Lombard did not change 
from the conventionally pretty girl 
that she was a few short years ago 
into the ravishing beauty that she is 
today without being self -critical con- 



Soft fresh skins must always be 
cleansed, lubricated, and stimulated. 
Glenda Farrell is intent on her task! 



stantly. Neither did Joan Crawford. 
Nor Jean Harlow. Nor Ginger 
Rogers. And they kept asking the 
questions until they found the right 
answers. Moreover, with every 
changing season, they find new, addi- 
tional answers ! 



• FIRST, consider your skin. Yoli 
will soon begin to want to lose that 
deep tan — -for lighter skin tones are 
what the darker autumn clothes fash- 
ions will demand. As the days go by, 
your skin will fade, but there are skin 
bleaches that are mild and harmless 
and will help the process along. They 
will help you change from a bronze 
Indian maiden into a smart "pale- 
face." 

Then your dry skin will need 
lubricating, and you should apply a 
nourishing cream with a good deal of 
oil in it to remedy that condition. Of 
course, skins vary in their needs, 
but if yours is the kind that becomes 
dry and coarse by the end of the sum- 
mer, it must have nourishment. 

There's something else, too. Every 
star has some facial defect to over- 
come, and she is not averse to using 
some clever, sane cosmetic aid to 
remedy it, to make herself look as 
lovely as possible. 



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TODAY'S LOMBARD 



Done 




Can Do! 



Here are some suggestions that she 
might give herself — and you : 

If your nose is too long: Put just 
a tiny bit of rouge under the tip. 

If your face is thin : Put your 
rouge farther back and away from 
your nose. Rouge your ears slightly, 
but not your chin. 

If you have circles under your 
eyes: Blend your rouge up a bit into 
the shadow. 

If your face is broad: Your rouge 
should be placed higher up and nearer 
your nose. Try blending just a tiny 
bit of rouge on your chin. 

If your lips are thin: Use lipstick 
freely in the center of both lips, and 
less toward the corners. 

If your mouth is too wide: Use 
lipstick on the center only, and then 
blend to the edges. If your lips are 
the least bit thick, don't rouge the 
lower one, but merely press the two 
lips together. 



• EXPERIMENT a bit with make- 
up, and you will find that it works 
wonders in your appearance that you 
never dreamed could be achieved. 
The stars do it by make-up .... why 
not you? 

Let me tell you of a beauty treat- 
ment that many stars have found val- 



uable. Use two shades of powder 
. . . one that is your natural shade 
and one of a lighter hue. 

This combination works like magic. 
It gives harmony to your features — 
features that may not be exactly 
classic in their proportions. For in- 
stance, the girl with the too-prominent 
nose can make it appear smaller by 
using a darker shade of powder than 
that used on the rest of her face. Or, 
if you are a girl with a slightly re- 
ceding chin, you can make it look 
firmer by using a very light coat of 
rouge all over your chin, as well as 
a lighter shade of powder than that 
used for cheeks, nose and forehead. 

Hollywood beauty aids are worth 
knowing ! 

Last month, I told you how to 
apply your powder and rouge . . . 
and this month I'd like to make a 
suggestion about something not to do. 

Never get your rouge inside your 
"'smile curve." By that I mean that 
when you smile there is a curving line 
down from the nose to the lips, and 
your rouge must always go outside 
that curve. And your rouge must 



Ginger Rogers is a lovely exponent of 
the importance of taking the prop- 
er amount of time to apply make-uf 



never be lower on your face than the 
line of your lips. It will make you 
look older if you don't follow this tip ! 



• IN THE actual care of the skin, 
there are three fundamental things 
you must always do: 1. Cleanse. 2. 
Lubricate. 3. Stimulate. There are 
different ways of meeting these needs, 
but a system is absolutely necessary 
if you [Continued on page 87] 



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LET'S GET DOWN to figures! After 
all, what is more important in femi- 
J nine lives than smooth, slim figures? 
And where do they know more about attain- 
ing them — and retaining them — than in Hol- 
lywood ? . . . One smart company recognized 
Hollywood's supremacy in svelteness, and or- 
ganized the Hickory Fashion Council, made 
up of five of filmdom's most chic stars : Sally 
Blane, Esther Ralston, Gloria Stuart, Ad- 
rienne Ames and Binnie Barnes. They act 
in an advisory capacity to a staff of expert 
designers, suggesting new innovations in gir- 
dle design. No two feminine figures may be 
alike, but when five ultra-feminine stars can 
agree on what every figure needs, it stands to 
reason that their consensus of opinion will 
result in a combination of smart style and 
smooth figure control in Hickory foundations. 
A brand-new idea— and a grand new one ! 




o* e ° Mrs ^ 

to* 1 * counc^ 
fas^° n 



Binnie 
Barnes 



Ames 



This is a sketch of a 
fall creation approved 
by the Council — a 
two-way-stretch foun- 
dation without a single 
seam! It has an up- 
lift brassiere, and new 
M layflat" fasteners 
eliminate garter bulges 




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JOAN 



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Why so fussy -bo-; 

cleaning you' face ' 
It's late. 



LCTTY 

l never leave s 
make-up on a 



tale 
H nigh' 



What's the harm 
in that? \ 



LOTTY 



Don't you kno* 
s ,o»e make-op »* 
clogging the P«- 
causes » 9 W CoSme " C 
Skin? Lu* To,le * 
Soap's made to 
goara against it. 




THE lather of Lux Toilet Soap 
is ACTIVE. That's why it pro- 
tects the skin against the enlarged 
pores and tiny blemishes that are 
signs of Cosmetic Skin. If your skin 
is dull or unattractive, choked 
pores may be the unsuspected 
cause. 

Don't risk this modern com- 
plexion trouble! Guard against 
it the easy way thousands of 
women find effective. 

Cosmetics Harmless if 
removed this way 

Lux Toilet Soap is especially 
made to remove from the pores 
every trace of stale rouge and 
powder, dust and dirt. 9 out of 
10 screen stars have used it for 
years because they've found it 
really works. 

Why not follow their exam- 



ple? Use all the cosmetics you 
wish ! But before you put on fresh 
make-up during the day — ALWAYS 
before you go to bed at night — 
give your skin this gentle care 
that's so important to loveliness 
— and charm! 



Marge 



Star of Uni versa 




\etics you WISH 

avoid Cosmetic 

Skin By removing 

MAKE-UP WITH 
LUXTOILBT SOA? 



Movie Classic for October, 1935 



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Muck 

more is 

expected 

from women 
today 




These days are good to women. They have 
independence unheard of a generation ago. 
And with this new status every woman is 
expected to have a frank, wholesome out- 
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The modern woman has found out that 
Zonite is the ideal combination of strength 
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Zonite will never harm any woman, never 
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Yet it is far more powerful than any- dilu- 
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Zonite originated during the World War. 
Today it is sold in every town or city in 
America, even in the smallest villages. 
Women claim that Zonite is the greatest 
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There is no substitute. 

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Pimples were 
"ruining her life 



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1 "I had counted so much on my 2 "Those pimples stayed. Even 
first high school 'prom' ! Then my grew worse. Then, I heard about 



face broke out again. I could have 
died. My whole evening was i flop. I 
came home and cried myself to sleep. 



Fleischmann's Yeast. I began to 
eat it. Imagine my joy when my 
pimples began to disappear! 



Don't let adolescent pimples 
spoil YOUR fun 

DON'T let a pimply skin spoil your good times 
— make you feel unpopular and ashamed. 
Even bad cases of pimples can be corrected. 

Pimples come at adolescence because the im- 
portant glands developing at this time cause 
disturbances throughout the body. Many irritat- 
ing substances get into the blood stream. They 
irritate the skin, especially wherever there are 
many oil glands — on the face, on the chest and 
across the shoulders. 

Fleischmann's Yeast clears the skin irritants 
out of the blood. With the cause removed, the 
pimples disappear. 

Eat Fleischmann's Yeast 3 times a day, before 
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3 "Now my skin is clear and smooth as a baby's. I'm being rushed by 
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by clearing skin irritants 
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They're the Topics! 

[Continued from page 10] 



having long hair when her romance 
with Hal Mohr was flourishing and now 
that he is her husband he won't let her 
cut it. She is the only star in Holly- 
wood witli genuine "flowing tresses" 
long enough to sit on. "And some- 
times," she confided, "I feel like a freak. 
I'd adore having it bobbed — but I dread 
the scene that would follow at home !" 
Hmmm — looks as if we'd found one 
man who is head of his house ! Or 
maybe that is what comes of having a 
wife with hair of an old-fashioned 
length. . . . 



tTOLLYWOOD BOWL, during the 
-*■ ■*■ "Symphonies Under the Stars" sea- 
son, gets a big play from music-lovers 
among the picture folk. But there 
would seem to be no set mode of dress 
for these concerts in the vast theatre 
with the sky for a roof. 

For example — at the first concert 
Marlene Dietrich wore a navy-blue 
tailored suit with matching accessories. 
Gladys Swarthout wore a wine-colored 
peasant linen dress with natural-colored 
straw bonnet. And whatever Lily Pons 
wore was concealed beneath an ermine 
wrap. 



WHEN Mae West steps out eve- 
nings, she invariably wears wide- 
brimmed flopping hats. And there's a 
reason aside from the sartorial angle. 
La West can manipulate the brim of 
that hat like nobody's business — merely 
with a toss of the head. Those who get 
close to her and start to take a good 
look will find that brim — front, back, 
or sides — always in the way. 



T ILY PONS has a keen sense of show- 
-^ manship, as she has proved on many 
occasions. At a garden fete that she 
gave recently at her Los Feliz home in 
Hollywood, Mile. Pons chatted with her 
guests the while she held in her hand a 
large crystal glass, filled with orange 
juice. The color scheme of the drink 
just rounded out her orange ensemble 
and scarf. . . . 



TT'S THE slack season in Hollywood, 
■*- and we don't mean from a business 
standpoint. We just mean wearing ap- 
parel. 

In one afternoon recently we noted 
the following "slackers" : Mae West in 
white slacks, white felt hat, white silk 
man's-style shirt and white polo coat; 
Patricia Ellis in tailored linen slacks, 
azure blue upper, natural color straw 
coolie hat with blue ribbon tied under 
the chin ; Anita Louise in white silk 
pajamas with red polka dots and red 
hair ribbon ; Joan Crawford in white 
slacks and Mary-Jane kid slippers with 
her name perforated on the toes ; and — 



hold everything — Marlene Dietrich in a 
white linen sports suit. 

CREAKING about the wearing slacks 
^ fad around the studios, Bing Crosby 
saw so many of the gals so attired that 
he decided, for a gag, to stand in him- 
self. So he clowned around a whole 
afternoon attired in vivid blue shorts 
and a polo shirt until Dixie Lee arrived 
on the lot and gave Bing the "Go" 
signal . . . The Bings have been vaca- 
tioning between pictures in their new 
home at Rancho Santa Fe. (And Movie 
Classic is going to tell you about that 
home. Watch for "Bing Crosby 
Wanted a Small House!" — Editor.) 

TAMES DUNN'S a changed man. And 
*-* a blonde did it ! Maybe you've 
wondered why you haven't heard of him 
being at this night club and that one, 
hitting the high spots in the old Dunn 
custom. He's actually saving money 
and has a nice trust fund established, 
thank you. All because Patricia Lee 
made him do it. They've had the let's- 
go-together habit since they played in 
the same picture, Stand Up and Cheer. 
And Pat has given Jimmy food for 
serious thought. He used to be up in 
the clouds all the time. Now he has 
his "feet on the ground" — but he has 
taken up flying ! His whole object 
these days is to get enough hours in the 
air so that he will be eligible to enter 
the air race to Cleveland in the early 
fall. 




Meet the Newest Topic — 
Walter Abel. For his first screen 
role, he plays D'Artagnan 
in The Three Musketeers! 



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Mrs. Samuel L,. BIaklow of 

Philadelphia, Pa., and New York City. Socialite 
. . . ardent horsewoman and dog lover . . . 
traveler . . . international hostess . . . collector 
and interior decorator. Her husband is a bril- 
liant composer. 



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Mrs. Barlow considers Listerine Tooth Paste as much of a luxury in its 
small way as the antiques and tapestries that adorn her gracious homes 
in Gramercy Park, New York City, and Eze, on the French Riviera. 



tJitrs. 'Barlow's drawing room 
in her New York City home, 
with its rich igth century French 
tapestries. 



(Jxlrs. 'Barlow's winter house 
at Eze, on the French Riviera, 
overlooking the Mediterra- 
nean. The foundations of the 
rambling buildings at Eze are 
partly Roman and the struc- 
tures themselves are largely of 
the 70th Century. There has 
been little change here since 
mediaeval times. Like her 
other homes, this too, houses a 
rare collection of antiques and 
objets d'art, and is the scene 
of many a brilliant social 
gathering. 




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Lt seems that we have always used 
the products of the Lambert Com- 
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Paste came out we were delighted to 
find that it came up to the usual high 
standards expected from such a con- 
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like the clean, exhilarating feeling it 
gives to the mouth after using — it 
reminds me of a fresh wintergreen 
berry picked off the ground in a New 
England pasture." 

It is significant that men and women 
who could easily afford to pay any 
price for a dentifrice, prefer Lister- 
ine Tooth Paste, made by the makers 
of Listerine. Obviously, the price of 
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They are won to it by its marvelous 
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Nearly 3,000,000 men and women 
have discarded old and costlier fa- 
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If you have not tried it, do so now 
See how much cleaner your teeth 
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zJIftrs. T>arlow considers her carved coral jewelry one of 
her most valued possessions. The photograph, of course, 
does not do justice to its beauty and delicacy. 

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Speaking of Movies , 

[Continued from page 18] 



Brady's stockbroker pal. (Universal) 

• • • Page Miss Glory is light 
comedy, amusing, but slow-moving, 
whose biggest attraction is Marion 
Davies. You haven't seen her in 
months and months, and the reunion 
with her is refreshing. No star of 
long standing has retained her beauty 
without a blemish, as Marion has. 
Millions of women must envy her the 
secrets of perennial charm that she 
knows. In this, she is a naive, plain- 
as-a-hedge-fence chambermaid in a 
big hotel, where Pat O'Brien, Frank 
McHugh, and Mary Astor, who think 
fast, are trying to stave off eviction 
and starvation. They make a com- 
posite photograph of several movie 
stars and enter the result in a photo 
contest, calling their entry "Dawn 
Glory." Dawn wins, and then the trio 
have a struggle to keep the press from 
finding out that there is no such per- 
son. Dick Powell, an aviator who is 
the chambermaid's ideal, has fallen in 
love with the picture — and the trio 
have to fight him off, too. Finally, 
just as the battle seems lost, the 
chambermaid is dressed up and made 
up — and turns out to be a gorgeous 
creature, who looks like the winning 
photo. Her efforts to be a lady, her 
objections to a frustrated romance 
with her hero, all are amusing — if 
not actually hilarious. One wishes, 
though that Marion Davies — an ob- 
viously intelligent person — could 
sometime play a smart, ultra-smart 
modern ! (Warners) 

• • • Jalna is the long-delayed 
picturization of Mazo de la Roche's 
prize-winning novel of the same name 
— the story of a large and narrow 
family stagnating on a decrepit estate. 
As a film, the story loses much of the 
book's strength — probably because of 
its condensation. The plot is neither 
novel nor fast-moving; nor is it epic. 
And the concentration on conversa- 
tion is a bit stifling. Which leaves 
the acting to be considered — and that 
is flawless, even though no big names 
adorn the cast. Jessie Ralph has an 
acting holiday as the hundred-year- 
old matriarch of the family. David 
Manners is excellent as a selfish poet, 
as is Kay Johnson in the role of his 
sensitive wife. Peggy Wood and 
Nigel Bruce brighten and lighten the 
story in their scenes. Ian Hunter, as 
the strong, silent brother, is likable 
and convincing. But when it 4s all 
said and done (mostly said), the pic- 
ture leaves you. emotionally, just 
where it found you. It just doesn't 
make you step inside the characters 
and live their lives with them. (RKO) 

• • • Dressed to Thrill is so- 
phisticated, sparkling, amusing— and 
it uncovers, as its major surprise, a 



brand-new and practically unheralded 
personality. Her name is Tutta Rolf. 
Jot it down in your memory book; 
you will be hearing it often after this 
picture gets around . . . The story 
revolves around three people, and she 
is two of them; the third is Clive 
Brook. He falls in love with her 
when she is brunette and a little Pari- 
sian dressmaker; and when she be- 
comes a blonde and an opera star, he 
doesn't recognize her and falls in love 
a second time. She wants him to love 
the dressmaker, not the opera star, 
and uses complicated but novel ways 
to try to get her wish. She is charm- 
ing, with a charm completely her own 
— except for a first brief suggestion of 
another Dietrich, which soon fades. 
And not only is she charming, but 
convincing. What more could any 
woman want to be — except, perhaps, 
a movie star ? And Tutta Rolf will 
soon be that! (Fox) 

• • • The Irish In Us gives you 
just what you think it will . . . high 
emotional appeal and a gusty robust 
comedy, just as any true Irishman 
would. It all may not be pure "art," 
but it has what it takes to make you 
laugh and cry . . . and what more 
could one want? James Cagney, in 
the central role, again proves that he 
is a real actor, and turns in one of 
the finest performances of his career 
as the scapegrace youngest son of 
a family. He is devoted to his mother, 
at odds with his older brothers, and 
determined to make a success of the 
fight game. And Mary Gordon plays 
the most convincing Irish mother 
we've ever glimpsed on the screen. 
In his scenes with her Cagney reveals 
genuine tenderness and his work in 
the fight scenes climaxes the story 
with a real two-fisted wallop. Olivia 
de Havilland, a new personality on 
the screen, shows considerable prom- 
ise, and is the girl in the case. Then 
there are Pat O'Brien, Frank Mc- 
Hugh. and Allan Jenkins, all adding 
to the fun. If you like to laugh, put 
this down as a grand picture to see ! 
(Warners) 

• • • • In Old Kentucky is a 

grand Will Rogers laugh-fest, and it's 
the most hilarious thing he has done 
in years ! It has Rogers' wit, a grand 
love story, a mile-a-minute plot, the 
rhythm-crazy dancing feet of Bill 
Robinson, and some plain everyday 
tomfoolery. The story is laid in the 
Kentucky hills, where the Martin- 
gales and the Shattucks carry on an 
ancient feud with undiminished ven- 
om. Rogers plays a wisecracking 
horse-trainer. Fired by the wealthy 
Shattucks, he is promptly hired by 
their deadly rivals, and devotes his 
talents and his philosophies to the 
final triumph of romance. (Fox) 



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From lovely, blonde 



Ann Sothern 



To the surprise of Ann Sothern, her guests Helen Davis 
and Louise Lee, declined her invitation to the preview 
of, "The Girl Friend,"her latest Columbia picture. 

"You'll meet screen stars, directors, and other interesting 
people there,"urged Ann Sothern. 

"That's just it," returned Helen, "I'd feel self-conscious 
meeting glamorous celebrities when I'm so dull looking." 

"So would I, "returned Louise. 

"Nonsense! You're better looking than you think — I'll 
prove it to you by taking you to Max Factor, the Hollywood 
genius of make-up. He knows a secret that can make you 
glamorous too." 

An hour later the famous make-up artist was creating a 
beautiful living portrait from the dull little face of Helen 
Davis. With every touch of his deft fingers, her face blos- 
somed with newbeauty. Color harmony powder, followed by 
color harmony rouge, then lipstick . . . suddenly with a thrill of 
joy, she saw in her mirrored image, a beautiful woman ! 

"You see new beaut) 7 ," explained Max Factor, "because for 
the first time you have used the three harmonized shades of 
powder, rouge, and lipstick that reveal the beauty of your 
brunette type. Color harmony is a discovery I originated in 
creating make-up for living screen star types, and consists of 
powder, rouge, and lipstick in shades that harmonize with 
each other, and with the individual colorings of blondes, bru- 
nettes, redheads, and brownettes." 

Louise was also amazed at the power of color harmony 
make-up to dramatize her redheaded type. Enchanted with 
their new found beauty, the two girls attended Ann Sothern's 
brilliant preview where they met famous stars, authors, and 
directors with the poise and assurance that comes to a woman 
when she knows she is lovely. 

"Thanks to your make-up secret, life is going to be much 
more fun now," they told Ann Sothern. 

Would you too like to share the luxury of color harmony 
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are a blonde, brunette, redhead, or brownette, there is a color 
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Powder. To dramatize her delicate 
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its texture makes it cling persistendy. 
Used exclusively, it safeguards her sen- 
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ROUGE. To give a radiant, lifelike 
.glow to her cheeks, Ann Sothern uses 
Max Factor's Blondeen Rouge. Exqui- 
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appears to be her own coloring. The 
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under any light because it has been light 
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LIPSTICK. Being moisture-proof and pure, Max 
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What Every Smart Woman Should Know 



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• Beautiful, expressive 
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BLUE, BROWN, 

BLUE-GREY, VIOLET 

AND GREEN 




urge to "stand out from the crowd?" 

"She is the woman who lias ample 
money to spend, but does not spend it 
intelligently," says Dolores, after a mo- 
ment's thought. "When she enters a 
shop to have a frock made, she always 
selects something vastly different from 
the present mode, fondly believing that 
she is a season ahead in style. When 
she selects a hat, she selects it for its 
freakish design. Her shoes are expen- 
sive, but do not harmonize with the rest 
of her attire — and draw undue atten- 
tion to her feet. She clutters up her 
wardrobe with too many accessories. 
Her voice is usually strident, and her 
grammar does not indicate culture. 

"When she enters a cafe, she greets 
too profusely every person she knows, 
as she is shown to her table. And she 
could so easily avoid feeling — or being 
— conspicuous, if she' never turned her 
head or bowed even to her best friends, 
until she was seated ! I know, it is a 
long-standing refuge of mine. 

"Then, when this woman goes to par- 
ties or to formal dinners, she spends 
hours thinking of some original manner- 
ism, some seemingly unconscious trick, 
by which she can attract attention with 
her entrance. Her laugh is usually af- 
fected and fools no one into believing 
her light-hearted. She talks so much 
to so many people that she can never 
hear anything that might improve her 
grasp of events and her mentality." 

Dolores smiled at the "gruesome" 
portrait she had drawn, but I told her 
that she had probably overdrawn the 
picture very little. Everywhere, one 
meets women who are just like that. 

"And the sad part is that they usually 
are very nice women — who just don't 
know how to make themselves incon- 
spicuous," she commented. 



/"YNE WAY in which any woman can 
^-^ achieve attractiveness without os- 
tentation, Dolores believes, is to take 
special care with her make-up. Eyes 
should not be mascaraed until all other 
features practically vanish by compari- 
son. Neither should lips be so over- 
emphasized as to detract from the face, 
nor should cheeks be painted until a 
good mouth or fine eyes are obscured. 
Eyebrows should not be plucked into 
lines unnaturally thin or arched, or 
blackened to the point where they look 
artificial. Like every part of a costume, 
every feature of a woman's face should 
be in harmony with every other part, 
forming an attractive ensemble. 

"I often think that women dress not 
to attract men, but to fascinate women," 
Dolores said. "Any woman would 
rather have another woman come up 
and say, 'How stunning you look to- 
night !' than to have a dozen men say 
the same thing. Another woman's ap- 
proval of a woman's appearance is the 
most subtle flattery she receives. 



"Never wear cheap jewelry," is an- 
other Del Rio dictum. "It attracts the 
kind of attention that -doesn't flatter 
your tastes. If you cannot afford real 
jewels, never wear the cheap imitations. 
Excellent costume jewelry is preferable. 
But never overdo 'the accessories 
touch.' A woman over-jeweled reminds 
one of the well-known — how do you 
say it? — Mrs. Astor's pet horse. 



"ALSO, select your shoes with care. 

-^*- They are a very important part 
of any ensemble. Never buy cheap 
footwear, which may soon look tawdry 
and torture your feet besides. Men no- 
tice whether or not a woman is well- 
shod long before they pay the slightest 
attention to her clothes or her curves. 
Select shoes that are the very best you 
can afford, even if you must skimp on 
gowns to buy them ; then take the best 
possible care of them, keeping them 
on shoe-trees and brushing them thor- 
oughly before putting them away. A 
well-shod woman is a well-dressed one." 

"One sees many a woman, otherwise 
well groomed, spoil the effect of her 
entire ensemble with flamboyant gloves. 
To be really inconspicuous, a woman 
must coordinate the various parts of her 
ensemble without one discordant note, 
for it will always be that note that will 
first attract any observer's eye." 

She believes that when a woman tries 
consciously to make herself conspicuous, 
she defeats her own purpose of being 
charming. When a woman is entirely 
oblivious to the effect or impression she 
may be creating, and concentrates on 
being smartly comfortable, she subcon- 
sciously creates the sort of impression 
that is favorable. 

"It is decidedly painful to watch a 
woman enter a room where a number 
of people are gathered," says Dolores, 
"and to see her stop in the center of 
the floor and look around as if to say, 
'Well, what do you think of me ?' " 

Anyone who moves in the upper strata 
of Hollywood society will tell you that 
Dolores Del Rio never violates the 
"philosophy of charm" that she has 
given here. It helps to explain why 
she is admired, almost worshiped by 
her fellow stars and is a welcome guest 
at any social gathering from a Mayfair 
ball to an informal cocktail party. 



"\X7HAT sort of person is Dolores Del 
* * Rio, behind that outward resem- 
blance to a love orchid? You have 
found part of the answer above, in her 
own words. But there is more. 

For example, one side of her that is 
little known is her interest in hospital 
children. She takes dolls and toys to 
them by the carload. One time she 
found that several small girls in a tuber- 
cular ward were made to sleep in the 
same room with four elderly tubercular 



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women. Her protest to the authorities | 
won them separate rooms. Last year, | 
on St. Valentine's Day, she received a 
huge box. Opening it, she found that i 
every poor child in the hospital had 
made her a valentine. 

Garbo is a great friend of Del Rio's 
and often plays tennis on her court. 
"Miss Garbo is not a formal guest," 
insists Julia Hudlin, Dolores' maid. 
"She just walks in when she feels like 
it. But Miss Del Rio knows that Miss 
Garbo doesn't like to be talked about 
and she won't talk about her." 

Dolores has the reputation of being 
the most tactful and successful hostess 
in Hollywood. "She has the facility," 
Virginia Bruce once told me, "of mak- 
ing each guest feel that it was he or she 
for whom the party was really given." 

Considerate to the last degree of her 
friends and her social obligations, she 
will go to any trouble to keep her ap- 
pointments. Scheduled to lunch with 
a party of friends, she was delayed for 
more than an hour on a movie set. 
Nevertheless, she eventually appeared. 
as well groomed as ever, and apologized. 
She drank a glass of milk, ate a piece 
of toast, and went back to the studio. 
She had changed her costume, removed 
her screen make-up. dressed in appro- 
priate clothing and driven from Bur- 
bank to Beverly Hills, rather than dis- 
appoint her friends. 



CHE is not conscious of her own rare 
^ beauty. She never thinks of herself 
as beautiful and yet she praises other 
women of the screen unstintingly, both 
for their beauty and charm. Vet I have 
heard many strangers say, when they 
see her at Hollywood gathering places, 
"Why. she looks more like a star than 
any of them !" 

Says Julia Hudlin, her maid, "When 
Miss Del Rio first came to Hollywood, 
she spoke English with a decided ac- 
cent, and it made her very shy of 
strangers. For that reason, she gained 
a reputation for being cold and distant. 
But during the past two or three years, 
she has studied English systematically 
and now has hardly a trace of accent. 
This has enabled her to overcome her 
shyness and be as gracious to strangers 
as anyone could be." 

Her extreme tenderness and the con- 
stant fear that she will do something 
in her pictures that will give the public 
a mistaken impression of her is exem- 
plified by an incident that occurred 
while she was making a certain picture. 
The script called for her to push a child 
away from her as if angry with him 
and to indicate that she disliked chil- 
dren. She refused flatly to do it, and 
when the director insisted, she went to 
her father. "Don't do it. even if it 
costs your contract and a million dol- 
lars," he told her. "Do not let your 
public think you would hurt a child." 

She is married to Cedric Gibbons, art 
director of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Stu- 
dios, who designed their beautiful mod- 
ernistic home_ She herself is a star at 
Warner Brothers' Studio where she has 
completed / Live for Love. 



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Shirley Temple's Health Secrets 

[Continual from page 33] 



as "Doctor Sands," confides that she 
loves him, and beams at him affection- 
ately. 

Shirley has had no real illnesses, 
ever. A few minor colds, perhaps, in 
her earliest years, but even those have 
been gradually eliminated. She has 
been spared such juvenile ailments as 
measles, mumps, and all the "poxes." 
She has an excellent constitution, but 
to safeguard her further against pos- 
sible contact with germs, she has been 
immunized against practically every- 
thing. And Shirley doesn't like being 
vaccinated. 

"Of course, she's no cry-baby," said 
the doctor, a defiant look daring me 
to differ. "She's a little girl, after all, 
and no martyr to pain. But though 
she may cry like the dickens, it's never 
for long. Her forgiving nature won't 
let her stay 'mad' at me more than 
three minutes!" 



CHIRLEY'S diet, in the beginning, 
^ consisted entirely of certified Hol- 
stein milk, with feedings on a four- 
hour schedule. At three months of 
age, her two a.m. meal was discon- 
tinued, and cooked cereal added to the 
10 a.m. and 6 p.m. feedings. 

But let Dr. Sands continue the 
story: 

"At five months, we added strained 
vegetables to the 2 p.m. feeding. 
Speaking of vegetables, they were al- 
ways pureed for Shirley until she was 
a year and a half old. 

"At six months, the 2 o'clock meal 



was increased by meat in the form of 
finely-ground, well-cooked liver, lamb 
chop, or beef. Until the age of six 
months, this is about the routine that 
the average child should follow. 

"At six-and-a-half months, Shirley's 
diet was increased by egg yolk at 10 
a.m., and pureed fruit and cottage 
cheese at 6 p.m. 

"At seven months, Shirley was a 
sturdy young lady, and we put her on 
'three square meals a day.' Breakfast 
consisted of orange or tomato juice, 
cereal, egg or chopped bacon, and 
eight ounces of certified milk. 

"Small interiors get hungry often, 
so at 8:30 she was given fruit juice or 
milk. Also, cod-liver oil may be given 
at this time, increased from a minute 
quantity at the age of three weeks to 
two teaspoons of straight cod-liver 
oil, or one teaspoon of cod-liver oil 
with Viosterol. 

"Luncheon included milk, two green 
vegetables, meat or a meat-vegetable 
soup, and either fruit pulp or a simple 
pudding for dessert. 

"Shirley dined between five and six 
o'clock on milk, cereal, or another 
starch such as baked potato, baked 
banana, boiled rice, macaroni or spa- 
ghetti, or milk toast; cottage or cream 
cheese, and cooked fruit. 

"Except for the added nourishment 
at 8:30 a.m., Shirley never was given 
food of any kind between meals, and 
her mother still observes that rule. 
When a child plays hard, fruit be- 
tween meals is a tonic, but otherwise 
it is better omitted. 




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Wide World 

It's no fable, that Shirley Temple is a happy — as well as healthy — child. For 
proof, here is a new, imposed snapshot of her with her mother and father 

Movie Classic for October, 1935 



"I 



BELIEVE that the average nor- 
mal child does better on a three- 
meals-a-day regimen, starting between 
seven and eight months, than it more 
feedings were continued past that 
time," Dr. Sands continued. "At this 
age a child accepts the routine very 
well and thrives upon it. Further- 
more, it makes the care of the child a 
great deal simpler from the family 
standpoint, because the baby's meals 
can be prepared at the same time as 
the family's. But in following this 
routine, two rules should be observed 
— add only one new food at a time, 
and always start with a small quan- 
tity, gradually increasing it. 

""Shirley's diet at six years of age is 
similar to this one that I have out- 
lined — with more variation, of course." 

Shirley's favorite dish is ice cream 
and "gravy" — an ice cream sundae — 
which she may have on state occa- 
sions. Next on her list of favorites 
comes vegetable soup. At the studio 
she lunches in exclusive solitude in 
her pretty white bungalow, for too 
many people clustered about and dis- 
turbed her when she formerly ate 
with the other stars in the studio cafe. 
And there is no danger of her getting 
indigestion for she eats slowly, chew- 
ing her food thoroughly. 

"Then there was the matter of 
rest," Dr. Sands went on. "Shirley 
had two naps every day from infancy 
until she could not sleep that much. 
Xow she takes a long nap in the after- 
noon, and her bedtime is seven at 
night, with twelve hours of sleep in 
store for her." 



RUT let there be no misunderstand- 
*-* ing on one score. Shirley is no 
"mama's angel child." Mrs. Temple 
guards her daughter's health, play, 
and associations, but disciplines her 
whenever necessary. 

'"Mrs. Temple hasn't allowed the 
aura of glamor that surrounds Shirley 
to influence her in letting down the 
bars even an inch," said Dr. Sands. 
"From the very beginning — long be- 
fore Shirley was a 'child wonder' or 
a 'miracle child' — she has sacrificed 
personal pleasures at a cost that few 
mothers would be willing to pay. The 
family's home life is unostentatious 
and simple, in wide contrast to the 
excitement in which the child lives at 
the studio and in public." 

In tempering indulgence with dis- 
cipline, Mrs. Temple has followed an- 
other of Dr. Sands' rules. In his 
opinion, you can't indulge a child one 
hundred percent and expect her to be 
anything but "spoiled." From the time 
that Shirley was old enough to be 
reasoned with, her mother has been 
frank and honest with her. 

L nconsciousry imitating the attitude 
always shown toward her. this very 
famous Shirley has remained sweet, 
good-tempered" and unaffected. She is 
the happiest of youngsters, her little 
feet are firmly set on the ground, and 
her lovely curly head remains balanced 
and unspoiled ! 




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Are You Up-to-date about Helen Vinson? 



Continued from page 39] 



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Hollywood adage, "No player is bigger 
than her last picture." And respect for 
that adage pays dividends, particularly 
if you can pick your parts, yourself — 
and make the right guesses. 

(~X^ the screen, the impression that she 
^-^ usually creates, with deft serenity, 
is that she is an exotic sophisticate, a 
deliberate and skilful attention-seeker. 
Off the screen, she does not even pre- 
tend to live up to the role. 

If you should arise early enough some 
morning when she is in Hollywood, you 
would see Helen astride her favorite 
mare, Arabella, riding along some quiet 
Hollywood bridle path — the typical out- 
door girl, with cheeks glowing and hair 
flying. To see her on the screen, the 
epitome of "the hot-house flower" type, 
you would never suspect that, in real 
life, she plays a rousing game of tennis 
(and in shorts, too!) or that she is a 
strong, agile swimmer. And, if you 
should have an interview appointment 
with her, you would not find her wait- 
ing for you in a gown intended to daz- 
zle all onlookers ; you would find her in 
a simple, smart dress, probably of the 
street variety, with a dash of the active 
young modern about it. 

Moreover, you would not be disillu- 
sioned to find her thus. You would 
suddenly realize that you knew she must 
be like this — animated, informal, too 
varied in her interests to be self-cen- 
tered, and too conscious of the color of 
life to sacrifice other interests to mere 
wearing apparel. 

Not that she minimizes the importance 
of attractive clothes. She doesn't. But 
she thinks that a girl can easily fall into 
the error of believing that clothes make 
the woman . . . interesting. "And it 
should be the woman who makes the 
clothes interesting," believes Helen. 



T~*\0ESN'T she enjoy her reputation, 
*~"^ then, of being "one of the screen's 
best-dressed women" ? 

"Up to certain point, any woman 
would enjoy such a tag-line," is her 
answer. "I don't want to get beyond 
that point ... to have anyone accuse 
me of paying more attention to my 
clothes than to my acting. After all, I 
am an actress, and my prime ambition is 
to be a good one. What I wear while 
I am acting is only a side issue." 

You tell her that many people think 
that she is after the laurels of the late 
Lilyan Tashman, who reigned supreme 
as "the best-dressed woman in Holly- 
wood" — and who specialized in "other 
woman" roles. 

Helen smiles, and asks, "How could 
I be a 'second Lilyan Tashman,' even if 
I wished to be? I'm not the Tashman 
type. She had a marvelous clothes sense 
—a clothes sense all her own. She really 
was one star who could tell designers 
what she should wear, instead of hav- 



ing designers tell her. She had a great 
flair for the dramatic. Everything she 
wore was dramatic. She created an in- 
stant sensation, wherever and whenever 
she appeared; and she seldom wore the 
same dress twice. She spent hours 
every day — and thousands of dollars 
every year — in maintaining her title. I 
don't have that much money but I'm 
sure I couldn't be dramatic every wak- 
ing moment. I like my comfort too well. 

"And, speaking of money, I'll tell you 
an additional hazard in wearing glamor- 
ous clothes on the screen. People not 
only assume that you must be wealthy ; 
they think that those clothes all belong 
to you, personally. And when they see 
you in several gowns in one picture, and 
never see you wearing the same gowns 
in any subsequent picture, they assume 
that those dresses are just hanging in 
your closet, gathering dust. So they 
write to you, asking for them. Letters 
arrive by the hundreds. 

"If only some writer would tell peo- 
ple how small a share we have in the 
dresses we wear on the screen ! We don't, 
as a rule, own them ; Ave just wear them. 
They are the property of the studios for 
which we work. They are made for 
our particular specifications, yes, and 
presumably wouldn't fit anyone else. 
But you might be surprised. 



«<T^\0 you know how long it takes to 
*-^ acquire a wardrobe for a single 
picture? Usually, two weeks. Every 
working day for two weeks, we have to 
think about that wardrobe. First, the 
desigrer shows us water color sketches 
— -works of art, really — of the gowns he 
has in mind for us, along with samples 
of materials. We make our criticisms, 
if we have any, and the dressmaking be- 
gins. Then we have various fittings, in- 
numerable fittings, as the making of the 
dress progresses. It mustn't have a 
wrinkle anywhere. Finally, it is fin- 
ished and the picture begins. Every 
night, when we take off the dress, it is 
sent to the wardrobe department to be 
pressed. If there are any makeup 
stains on it — and make-up stains are fre- 
quent under hot studio lights — the dress 
must be dry-cleaned. Finally, by the 
time the picture is completed, the dress 
is worn almost threadbare — from its 
many pressings and cleanings. 

"We usually wouldn't want to buy it, 
even if it were offered to us. Not only 
because of its sad condition, but because 
we are heartily tired of it, after days 
and weeks of wearing it. So it is sent 
to the wardrobe department, and then, 
until it is literally threadbare, it is worn 
by one inconspicuous 'extra' after an- 
other. I wonder if all this has "ever 
been explained before? I think people 
ought to know," she added. 

Knowing that she was playing the 
only feminine role in the Gaumont- 
British picture, King of the Damned, 



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with Conrad Veidt and Noah Berry, and 
knowing that the part was romantic, I 
asked her if she intended heading in a 
new direction in her screen work. 

Her answer was : "It doesn't matter 
to me what type of role I play, so long 
as the character is human and interest- 
ing . . . Do you know a role I think 
I would like to play? Lucresia Borgia. 
You know, the lady of the famous house 
of poisoners. ' She was supposed to be 
one of the most heartless women who 
ever lived; she literally dressed to kill 
her admirers. Yet she must have been 
interesting, and she must have had some 
redeeming traits — some common bond 
with the rest of humanity. Anyway, I 
would like to portray her — to try to 
humanize her and make her understand- 
able, if not exactly likable. If I could 
play such a character as that, and make 
that character human, I should feel I 
had passed my acting test." 



TT took the astute and up-and-coming 
*■ Britons to awaken first to the possi- 
bilities of starring Helen. They saw 
her work in The Wedding Night, star- 
ring Gary Cooper and Anna Sten; they 
read critics' comments that she had 
stolen the picture. On top of that, they 
saw her work in Private Worlds. They 
offered her a starring role opposite Con- 
rad Veidt in the melodrama, King of the 
Damned. Melodrama was new to her ; 
so was the prospect of working in Eng- 
land ; and stardom had its attractions. 
She accepted. And so well pleased 
were they with her work that they in- 
vited her to remain in England to make 
Transatlantic Tunnel, with Richard 
Dix, Conrad Veidt and Madge Evans. 
Again, she would be in a melodrama — 
but one likely to be remembered for a 
generation, being a story about the 
building of a vehicular tunnel under the 
Atlantic Ocean between England and 
America in some far-distant future. 
And again she accepted. 

By that time, too, romance was brew- 
ing. She had met Fred Perry on the 
ship, going over to England. With both 
of them, it had been practically love at 
first sight. Constantly, in England, 
they had seen each other. Finally news- 
papers announced that they would marry 
"within a week." The report was pre- 
mature, it seems, but the impression that 
they are seriously interested in each 
other still prevails. 

Should she fulfill the columnists' pre- 
dictions and become Mrs. Fred Perry, 
she would hardly be likely to desert 
Hollywood entirely. After all, he is 
a frequent visitor to America, and he 
has almost as many friends in Holly- 
wood as she has. In fact either single 
or married, she might be the means of 
persuading the handsome tennis cham- 
pion to accept one of the many film offers 
he has received. 

But wherever she goes and whatever 
she does, Helen Vinson, the Texas girl 
who made good in the big world, she 
will continue to be one of that world's 
most fascinating women ! 

(Since this was written he has ac- 
cepted one of said many offers. — Editor) 




M?MA¥ 




^if* ^JF IT/ 




ALWAYS HERSELF 

Do you know a woman who is 
never at a disadvantage, never breaks 
engagements, never declines dances 
(unless she wants to!) and whose spirits 
never seem to droop? She is apt to 
be that eighth woman who uses Midol. 



NATURE being what it is, all women 
are not born "free and equal." A 
woman's days are not all alike. There are 
difficult days when some women suffer 
too severely to conceal it. 

There didn't used to be anything to do 
about it. It is estimated that eight million 
had to suffer month after month. Today, 
a million less. Because that many women 
have accepted the relief of Midol. 

Are you a martyr to regular pain? 
Must you favor yourself, and save your- 
self, certain days of every month? Midol 
might change all this. Might have you 
riding horseback. And even if it didn't 
make you completely comfortable you 
would receive a measure of relief well 
worth while! 

Doesn't the number of women, and the 
kind of women who have adopted Midol 
mean a lot? As a rule, it's a knowing 



woman who has that little aluminum 
case tucked in her purse. One who knows 
what to wear, where to go, how to take 
care of herself, and how to get the most 
out of life in general. 

Of course, a smart woman doesn't try 
every pill or tablet somebody says is good 
for periodic pain. But Midol is a special 
medicine. Recommended by specialists 
for this particular purpose. And it can 
form no habit because it is not a narcotic. 
Taken in time, it often avoids the pain 
altogether. But Midol is effective even 
when the pain has caught you unaware 
and has reached its height. It's effective 
for hours, so two tablets should see you 
through your worst day. 

You'll find Midol in any drug store — 
usually right out on the toilet goods 
counter. Or, a card addressed to Midol, 
170 Varick St., New York, will bring a 
trial box postpaid, plainly wrapped. 



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67 



"HeteH a 

TIP!" 




4 MILLION WOMEN BOUGHT CLOPAY 

WINDOW SHADES 

LAST YEAR., .and Here's Why... 

'T'OTAL Clopay sales compared with average pur- 
-*- chase per person show the astounding fact that 
Clopay 15c window shades now hang in 1 out of every 
4 American homes! American housewives have seen 
CLOPAYS, tried CLOPAYS, and then bought them 
again and again. But, no wonder! The beauty of 
their lovely patterns and rich texture is not to be 
equaled in even the costliest shades — beauty ac- 
claimed by leading interior decorators the country 
over. Add to that the 
amazing durability of 
Clopays — their utter free- 
dom from cracking, pin- 
holing, raveling on the 
edges and other common 
faults of shades costing far 
more — then, their sensa- 
tional popularity is easy 
to understand. And now 
the new fall patterns are 
out — lovelier than ever 
before. Don't fail to see 
them. Write for samples 
showing patterns in full 
color. Enclose 3c for post- 
age. Clopay Corp., 1486 
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This shows how clay or 
sizing falls out of ordinary 
window shades from regular 
use causing cracks, pinholes 
and raveled edges. Impossi- 
ble with CLOPAYS which 
have no filler to fall out — no 
threads to ravel. 



Clopay Patterns are 
strikingly beautiful 
and their value a 
revelation* 



*Says Mrs. Sarah Lockwoodr^ 




|— one of 

America's 
Leading Interior Decorators, author of widely read book, 
"Decoration — Past, Present and Future." 

Watch 

STORE WINDOWS 

During October leading 

*'5 & 10" stores and ri 

many others will feature j^ 

in their windows those £ 

striking new CLOPAY *~ 

patterns so heartily en- «$ 
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"I Can't Pretend!" says Margaret Sullavan 

[Continued from page 27] 



would stop acting!' It made me think. 
Maybe I was acting. Maybe I could 
act ! So I went over and joined a dra- 
matic group. . . . 

"No, I'm not kidding Hollywood. 
I'm not pretending. I've always been 
this way. Just funny. . . ." 

It is a blessed kind of funniness, if 
you ask me — as refreshing as a cool 
breeze in a Sahara of sophistication. 



A GREAT number of people have 
-^*- thought this indifference of Mar- 
garet Sullavan's to publicity, to Holly- 
wood, to fame, was a deliberate pose. 
And it was to get the correct answer 
that I drove forty miles out to Sher- 
wood Forest, where she was making 
outdoor scenes for So Red the Rose. 
Two days "on location" with any star 
can reveal more about her than anyone 
could discover 'in two years of casual 
friendship. Emotions are intensified by 
the strain of working under unusual 
conditions. And for the first time 
the reasons for what the film colony 
terms "Miss Sullavan's strange be- 
havior" became evident. 

Her indifference is based partly on 
that credo of hers — independence. And 
partly on her shrewd wisdom about 
what really matters in life. For Mar- 
garet was well aware that indifference 
to its gold and glitter was the one thing 
Hollywood couldn't understand. Before 
she ever left for the Coast, she knew 
that it would be her safest weapon. Just 
as Joan Crawford once told me, "You 
can't care too much or it gets you." 

It got that pitifully beautiful girl who 
was once "Miss America." She took 
the shortest way out — with a bullet. It 
has got — how many? Only the great 
movie god knows and the great movie 
god isn't telling. But it will never get 
Margaret Sullavan. She could bury 
herself in an obscure stock company — 
in fact, she did so last summer — and be 
just as happy as on a hilltop in Holly- 
wood. That is what living for the 
moment has taught her. 



A N AMUSING thing happened when 
^~*- she was returning by train to take 
the lead in this production of Stark 
Young's beautiful story of the Old 
South — one of Paramount's most ambi- 
tious productions of the year. '(Para- 
mount "borrowed" her from Universal, 
where she is next to film Next Time 
We Live.) She had occasion to be- 
friend a couple of old ladies and when 
they finally discovered who she was, 
one of them stammered, "G-goodness, 
I didn't know movie stars were like 
that. W-why, she might have been my 
own daughter — she was so natural and 
unaffected and kind. . . ." And this 
was "the girl that Hollywood couldn't 
tame." 

With all her soul, Margaret Sul- 



lavan wants to be a plain human be- 
ing with both feet on the ground. She 
is as terrified today of any "glorifying 
process" as she was the day she landed 
in Hollywood. That's why her contract 
stipulates that she shall be permitted to 
spend half of each year away from Hol- 
lywood. And because of that clause, 
she and her new husband, Director Wil- 
liam Wyler, have separated. 

"Out here a happy couple can't fight 
without rumors !" she joked shortly be- 
fore they parted. And probably they 
never would have parted, if Wyler had 
not enjoyed the film city as much as 
she fears it. It is a part of him. He 
owes to it everything he has ; its life 
is an integral part of his life. Their 
main bone of contention was that he 
would not leave it and she felt that she 
had to get away occasionally. 

"He is a very lovable man . . . but I 
don't love him." There was terrific 
finality about that sentence as she said 
it to intimate friends. It marked the 
closing of that romantic chapter which 
began in such whirlwind fashion when 
they were working together on The 
Good Fairv. 



npO UNDERSTAND Margaret's 
A viewpoint, it is necessary to under- 
stand that flamelike, independent spirit 
of hers. The very spirit that makes her 
so outstanding on the screen is what 
makes an adjustment between Margaret 
and the hullabaloo of fame so difficult. 

"There's a tendency here toward 
turning everyone out according to 
mold," she protested to me. 

"There has been an illusion that femi- 
nine stars are goddesses. I'm not that 
type of person ! I can't pretend that I 
am — and no one can build that kind of 
glamor around me. I don't like any 
process of whitewashing the human be- 
ing and elevating her above 'the com- 
mon herd,' putting a halo around her 
head. 

"If only people would let you be your- 
self between pictures, if they'd only 
leave you alone. . . . But they won't. 
It's up to you to get away every little 
while or lose your perspective. And 
life's too short to be narrow-visioned 
about anything." 

It was 110 degrees in the shade in 
Sherwood Forest the day I arrived. 
Two of the oldest trees in California 
were gently waving "prop" beards of 
imported Dixie moss. The atmosphere 
was so distinctly 1860-ish that I felt out 
of place in a shirtmaker frock — until I 
saw Margaret step blithely out of her 
hoop skirt and appear in shorts. And 
I swear that she is the only woman who 
could do it without losing charm. 

She has the childlike quality of all 
young genius. And something of its 
sparkle. But most of all, I like the 
sweetness of "the girl that Hollywood 
will never tame !" 



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Hollywood's Heart Prob- 
lems — and Yours 

[Continued from page 15~\ 



girls. She has been taught to judge far 
more carefully, to test and weigh and 
balance problems in everyday life. 

Without a doubt business girls make 
the best wives if — 

Yes, there's an "IF." A very big 
one. It's this : If they don't permit 
themselves to be too matter-of-fact. 



HAVE in mind a young woman who 
•*• is gradually and unconsciously ruin- 
ing her home by being too, too practical. 
She is spoiling every romantic illusion 
her husband ever had — and American, 
men are the greatest romanticists on 
earth. They still don't want to look on 
a girl as an equal, but as an ideal. Wom- 
en used to earning their own living 
sometimes overlook that fact. They get 
too frank and palsy-walsy in their 
friendship with men. Don't make that 
mistake! Keep those illusions for him. 

If he is calling for you at the office 
snatch a minute somehow to buy a 
flower for your dress. Don't take your 
office personality out into the moonlight 
with. you. Or to the altar! It's the 
grandest feeling on earth to know that 
you are equipped to take care of your- 
self and that you can be brightly effi- 
cient if the need arises — but don't thrust 
the fact in his face morning, noon, and 
night. 

One of the things I like best about 
the way Olivia de Havilland is manag- 
ing her career is that she has not al- 
lowed it to take any of her sweetness 
or womanliness away. .She still brings 
a young man home and introduces him 
to Mother before she goes out with him ! 
It's the truth ! Of course, you can bank 
on her not to make a coy Victorian ges- 
ture of it. She simply invites a boy out 
for a game of badminton or to dinner. 
And seeing her in her own surroundings 
makes a boy appreciate a girl. 

Business girls need to preserve their 
mystery "after hours !" If they can 
retain all their feminine charm and yet 
manage a career competently, you can 
rest assured that they will be the ablest 
manager of a home later on. . . . 



AN 18-YEAR-OLD GIRL, torn 
between love and a career, wrote 
to Margaret Dixe for help in solv- 
ing her problem. 

Her letter inspired Mrs. Dixe to 
ask eighteen-year-old Olivia de 
Havilland what her answer would 
be. You have read the sane an- 
swer that Olivia gave — and Mrs. 
Dixe's sound comments on it. 

What would you like to ask 
her? She invites you to write to 
her. Address: Margaret Dixe, 
c/o MOVIE CLASSIC, 1501 
Broadway, New York City. 



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Colorful Women — and You! 

[Continued from page 41] 



contrast must be planned very deliber- 
ately to obtain desired dramatic situa- 
tions. For each situation, as every artist 
knows, there is only one color-combina- 
tion that will best express a given dra- 
matic point or a certain characteriza- 
tion. You wouldn't play Faust against 
a light pink background, or Dr. Jekyll 
and Mr. liyde against baby-blue. 

"Nor," I contributed, "would you 
think of Mae West in pastels!" 

"Precisely," he agreed. 



CONSIDER some of the stars I 
have directed," Mamoulian con- 
tinued. "Hopkins, Garbo, Dietrich, Sten, 
Sylvia Sidney, Frances Dee, could not 
all be dramatic against the same color 
background. No two of them are alike, 
and each one must be interpreted in 
colors completely different from those 
that would heighten the appeal of the 
others. Even now, in black and white, 
each must be photographed individually 
— with lights, angles and dramatic in- 
tensity all considered. In color photog- 
raphy, lighting is a part of make-up — 
heightening, as it does, the natural color- 
ings and bringing out the desired effects. 
To translate it for every woman, then — 
no matter where she may be and re- 
gardless of her natural coloring — the 
most effective way to express your per- 
sonality is to find what combination of 
colors you wear most effectively." 

"How fascinating ! Which means, of 
course," I assumed, "that you see the 
stars' individual personalities expressed 
by some particular colors in your own 
mind ?" 

"That is so," he agreed. 

"In that case," I said, "don't you think 
movie-goers would be extremely inter- 
ested in learning how Miriam Hopkins, 
for example, 'translates' in color? What 
color would express her personality ?" 

"Well, I see Miss Hopkins as orange- 
yellow." 

"And Greta Garbo?" I prompted. 

"Violet-blue." 



LJE continued, without prompting: 
■*■ "Anna Sten suggests dark green, 
Marlene Dietrich light purple, Mae 
West orange-red, Marion Davies sky- 
blue, Elisabeth Bergner purple, Frances 
Dee clear blue, Sylvia Sidney dark blue, 
Joan Crawford bright red, Katharine 
Hepburn deep blue, Ginger Rogers 
warm yellow, Ann Harding bright yel- 
low, Irene Dunne blue-green, and Mar- 
garet Sullavan dark green, just to name 
a few." 

It seems to me this "color-identifica- 
tion" would make a fascinating new 
parlor game to replace that antiquated 
animal, vegetable, and mineral business ! 
When color films increase in num- 
ber (and new ones are even now be- 
ing scheduled), there will be different, 
more improved methods of high-light- 
ing, according to Mr. Mamoulian. And 



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should you come into a theatre in the 
middle of a film, you will probably be 
able to say that the picture is a Mamou- 
lian, or a Cukor or a W. S. Van Dyke 
production, as a result of certain gen- 
eral coloring and shadow effects, just 
as today one recognizes a painting by 
Rembrandt or Corot from their individ- 
ual use of colors. And, undoubtedly, 
your favorite stars will also become 
identified with pastels or sombre rich 
hues or bright gay colors when they 
have found their metier in Technicolor ! 



LL of this should mean something 
important to you in your personal 
appearance, too. You can sit back and 
let the stars, whose ensemble of coloring 
nearest approaches your own, do all 
your experimenting for you ! And when 
dusky Dolores Del Rio or blonde Joan 
Bennett or auburn-haired Janet Gaynor 
arrives at the lipstick, eyeshadow, rouge, 
and powder that seem just right, then 
you can step out and do yourself up 
brown — or blue — or violet, as the case 
may be. 

And don't, for one moment, think that 
complexion isn't a deciding factor when 
it comes to beauty. Mr. Mamoulian be- 
lieves that complexion alone gives one 
a definite impression of a face — for fre- 
quently a lovely skin makes a girl pretty, 
or even beautiful, though her features 
may not be. 

"Eyes," Mamoulian says, "are today 
but two black dots on the screen, almost 
infinitesimal in size and practically of 
a color with the rest of the picture. But 
think of them as bright blue eyes ! Im- 
mediately they become interesting and 
intriguing, like two cornflowers in a 
sunny field — for a golden complexion 
gives added beauty. Do you recall when 
the sun goes under a cloud, however 
briefly, the change that comes over the 
landscape? Just so," he says, "the change 
to color is rapid and convincing." 

Hollywood has always had beautiful 
women, and now they are to be colorful 
as well ! That is, if Mr. Mamoulian has 
anything to say about it — and who can 
doubt that he will have something to 
say? 

Because, to use the words of Cole 
Porter's song, he's the top ! 



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constantly subjected. And then, sud- 
denly growing tender, she said: "But 
he sobers up onct a month and then he's 
so chivalrous !" 

Alan may commit a thousand major 
crimes, but let him, in an off mo- 
ment, be thoughtful and kind, and 
most women are eternal slaves ! 



H STANDS for humaneness. 
I mean the quality that calls for 
friendship — and gives it. It progres- 
sively covers friendship, love, mar- 
riage, and companionship. It also em- 
braces understanding — the greatest of 
all human relations. Without under- 
standing, which in itself makes a man 
charming, he lacks much that women 
find vital to their happiness. If he is 
cold, unfeeling, indifferent, no woman 
can find him charming. 



A IS for the "assertive" quality in a 
charming man. Now please don't 
misunderstand. I don't want you to 
confuse assertive with aggressive, for 
one has little to do with the other. An 
aggressive man, by and large, is not 
only a bore, but a very annoying ani- 
mal. An "assertive" man is really a 
"masterful" one. 

He never leaves you in any doubt 
that he is a real man. He will see 
that you are comfortable and happy, 
even if he has to fight a whole regi- 
ment to make it possible. He doesn't 
shilly-shally. He likes you. He 
makes it perfectly clear. But, remem- 
ber, he is also chivalrous — and he 
doesn't force his attentions. He is 
simply there to do whatever he can. 
And he does. You can't make a con- 
venience of him. (You wouldn't 
want to do so.) But he will be your 
friend, if that is your wish— and he 
will do everything in his power to 
make you his wife, if that is his de- 
sire. You find it exceedingly dif- 
ficult even to try to dissuade him. 
You see that assertiveness is one of 
his most persuasive charms! 



RIS for his romantic quality, the 
Romeo lurking in every charm- 
ing male. And women love romance ! 

When I say "romantic," I am not 
thinking only of a balcony scene or 
even a gondola built for two in a 
lovely Venetian setting. A romantic 
quality is much more than mooniness in 
a moonlight setting ! 

For instance, it may mean that a 
man dances well, that he walks with 
virile grace, or has a voice with tim- 
bre and depth. Or a romantic quality 
may enable him to enjoy the poetry 
that you do, be the athlete to whom 
you may point with pardonable pride, 
or his ideals may be such as to make 
you justly proud. 



FOR M there is only magnetism. 
*■ Magnetism is the very core of 
charm — it is charm ! Magnetism, in 
its most obvious sense, "attracts." It 
is that subtle something that causes 
us to turn to a certain one in a group 
for interest and appreciation. It is 
vague, provocative, and, of all the 
qualities which comprise charm, it 
alone cannot be either acquired or 
cultivated. It simply is — or, lament- 
ably, it isn't ! 

All together, these five attributes 
spell C-H-A-R-M! 



ASKED to illustrate these points, I 
find myself thinking of an assort- 
ment of types that have caught the 
imagination of all women, men who 
seem to be the personification of each 
ingredient of charm. 

For chivalry, there is Leslie How- 
ard, who appeals to women as the 
type of man who would do all those 
tender little things which endear men 
to us. He is the embodiment of old- 
world charm that accounts for the 
vogue of English actors in Holly- 
wood's renaissance. 

For humaneness, Gary Cooper, with 
whom I am co-starring in Para- 
mount's Peter Ibbctson, and who sug- 
gests to women everywhere the con- 
stant friend, rich in understanding 
and devotion. And Gary is humane. 
He is kind to everyone alike — and 
friendly to all. One believes in hu- 
manity through him. 

For assertiveness, Clark Gable 
stands as the pre-eminent example. 
Women find in him the man who 
overcomes barriers, who knows what 
he wants and has the courage and 
ability to go after it. And get it! 
No if's, and's, and but's for him. He 
is no weak-kneed, indefinite, waver- 
ing fence-sitter, but a man who asks 
only to be depended upon. 

For romance, the Prince of Wales 
is an international figure who makes 
Prince Charming come to life. No 
figure calls forth more adoration from 
feminine hearts than David Windsor, 
the jaunty bachelor. Wherever he 
goes, the Prince is a figure of ro- 
mance materialized. 

For magnetism — Lindbergh. The 
flier's very name is mesmeric. His 
lanky good looks are not those of a 
Beau Brummell, but his appeal is 
sheer magic. His charm, a strange 
mixture of modesty and outstanding 
bravery, is a heady drink for women. 

And yet charm, for the average 
woman, is not prefaced by titles or 
great deeds. It is a happy combina- 
tion of man's natural instincts culti- 
vated by the appreciation and sym- 
pathy of women. All men have charm 
in varying degrees, but it takes a 
woman to discover it. That's your 
gift from the gods above! 



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How Claudette Colbert 
conqi 



luered her greatest 



enemy! 



[Continued from page 29] 



insisted. It was all very cute and light, 
of course, but that was just the trouble 
with it. What audiences would want to 
watch Clark and me working out a 
thumb-formula for hitch-hiking? 

"Well. Clark listened to about 'as 
much as he could stand. Then he said, 
"Oh, forget it, Claudette! What do 
you care? And if you do, you'd bet- 
ter keep it to yourself; because, as 
far as I'm concerned, it just -doesn't 
matter. If it's going to be a flop, it's 
going to be a flop. If it's going to be 
a hit, it will be one. Don't forget : you 
and I just work here. The script isn't 
our business any more than the photo- 
graphing is. Come on, how about a 
game of checkers ?' 

'"Well, to make a short story of it, 
he absolutely scoffed me out of my wor- 
ries. He suddenly made me ashamed 
of myself because I realized that I was 
annoying; everyone. 



"T LEARNED from Clark a thing or 

-*■ two about taking life in stride, and 
I'll always be grateful. He's so amiable, 
so unperturbed, that I couldn't help 
learning ! I never start on a picture 
now without a Clark Gable talking-to. 

"Then, too, whenever I entertained, 
I used to have such a bad time at my 
own parties, worrying ahput whether 
my guests were having a good time, 
that everyone else sensed the strain in 
the air. That, incidentally, is a failing 
that many women have — anticipating 
trouble at their own parties. — And if 
anything will spoil a party, that will ! 
I have learned now not to worn'. I 
invite only my eight or nine close 
friends to parties, anyway. 

"There is only one worry of which 
I have never been guilty . . . and that 
is how I look off the screen. If some- 
one sees me wearing a pair of com- 
fort-shoes, instead of snappy high- 
heeled slippers, I don't care. I'm com- 
fortable, and I refuse to parade. 

"And here is the final proof that I 
really have improved ! Just recently 
I bought a beautiful plot of land in 
Hohnby Hills. I selected the plan for 
the house I wanted — English Colonial 
— and started to build. The founda- 
tion was scarcely begun when the 
whole industry began to talk of mov- 
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of charm. I have been told that there 
are certain universal standards by 
which tli is priceless quality can be 
judged. Maybe so. If there are, they 
must be judged universal on the strength 
of the fact that they appeal to all peo- 
ple. 

'""PHIS subject of charm is one I don't 
•*■ recall ever having heard discussed 
in my early days in Montana. A man 
and woman there began marriage with 
scarcely anything but individual cour- 
age, mutual interest in their home, and 
four willing hands. They had to fight 
for those conveniences that most of us 
now take for granted. 

And yet, despite the hard winters, un- 
reliable crops and the cattle that strayed, 
starved, or were frequently stolen, they 
managed to gain a foothold, fight 
through and flourish. There was no 
whining, no pouting, no scenes. A wife 
had vision and courage and faith in the 
future and by encouraging and toiling 
side by side with her hard-working 
man, she helped him to accomplish the 
impossible. 

Call that charm if you will. The 
Montana husband probably did. Yet it 
stands to reason that this Montana 
woman wouldn't pass inspection in a 
Hollywood casting office or in front of 
the stag line at the Ritz. 

Those whose business it is to pick 
the stars of tomorrow from the thou- 
sands of young hopefuls who flock to 
Hollywood set up a lot of arbitrary 
standards by which they judge potential 
charm. They demand, so they tell me, 
poise, beauty, intelligence, womanliness, 
and sincerity. It sounds as though a 
combination of all these in one woman 
should do the trick without fail, but 
such is not the case. 



WE ALL have seen women who 
have held the attention of all the 
men around them and who lack some of 
these so-called "necessary attributes." 
No man who has ever met Amelia Ear- 
hart has failed to remark on her charm. 
Yet she is not on any Hollywood cast- 
ing director's list under the heading of 
"beauty." One or several of these at- 
tributes may be missing in a woman, yet 
some person, group or even an entire 
nation may set her up as an ideal of 
charm. Maybe I'm wrong, but we all 
have seen it happen. 

The screen is the conceded interna- 
tional focal point of beauty, yet notice 
how varied the types are. You will hear 
Marlene Dietrich rated as the acme of 
perfection for natural beauty of fea- 
tures, while others will dispute such a 
contention and substitute Greta Garbo 
as their choice. Or they may prefer 
the warmth of Sylvia Sidney, the verve 
of Katharine Hepburn, or the sparkle 
of Carole Lombard. And each would 
be right. That is why any girl can be 

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quite as lovely as any of these if she 
appears so to her sweetheart. It all 
depends on who is doing the appraising. 

That beauty alone is not considered 
charm is conceded by all women. It 
may help to attract a man. But will it 
hold him? For every physical fault a 
woman may have there is a compensa- 
tion. Homely women have been known 
to hold the attention of men to the ex- 
clusion of stunning beauties. They have 
personality, intelligence, character, wit, 
or some other quality that outshines 
mere beauty. 

It seems that qualities that go to 
make up charm can be cultivated, either 
consciously or unconsciously. There is 
not a woman living, no matter what her 
appearance, who cannot find compensat- 
ing qualities in her nature that will 
make her attractive to men. This is 
one of those facts of life on which 
everyone agrees. How it happens is 
something else again. 



TT'S all a mystery to me. I do not 
A analyze the women opposite whom I 
play. I have no category into which 
I can place Ann Harding, with whom 
I am now appearing in Peter Ibbetson, 
nor Marlene Dietrich, Marion Davies, 
Carole Lombard, nor any of the others. 
I enjoy working with them, and that's 
that. To be where they are in motion 
pictures naturally presupposes that they 
have what is commonly known as charm. 
I assume this and go on that basis. 

There are women all over the coun- 
try who are dead-ringers for many of 
these actresses, yet they don't set things 
on fire to the same degree — and some 
of them perhaps not at all. They may 
be sincere or artificial, exactly alike in 
most ways or with a number of differ- 
ences, yet they bring a different reac- 
tion in men. Why this is so will have 
to be answered by greater authorities 
than myself. 

You might also ask these authorities 
why the standards keep changing so 
often. I would like to know why my- 
self. The chorus girl with the "boyish 
figure" seems to be the standard today. 
The buxom beauty went out with the 
mustache cup. There must be some- 
one who decides these trends, but no 
one has yet been able to identify him 
or it. This seems to prove that there 
doesn't seem to be any use looking for 
a formula or a gauge ! 

You can have a lot of fun speculating 
on just how far Lillian Russell would 
go on the screen if she were alive and 
in her heyday today, or how the bald- 
headed row would have received Joan 
Crawford if she held Lillian Russell's 
place back in the '90's ! 

I feel safe in saying that there is only 
one hard and fast rule : 

CHARM is inherent in every person. 
Find it in yourself — and then make the 
most of it ! 






There's Only One Joan! 

[Continued from page 34] 



did I. They don't live the same im- 
pulsive, happy-go-lucky life as married 
women that they did as single girls. 
They have new responsibilities now. 
They can't help being more dignified. 
It was the same way with me. 

"The difference between them and me 
lies in the fact that their friends expect 
them to settle down after marriage. If 
they continued going out night after 
night, even with their husbands, people 
would talk. They would say that those 
girls were wrecking their husbands' 
health and lives, keeping them out every 
nigh't until all hours, preventing them 
from going to work on time. 

"But because / settled down, I had 
done grand!" exclaimed Joan. 



"'"PHOSE girls, after they marry, oc- 

-*- casionally go out dancing. So did 
I. If I feel like going to the Cocoanut 
Grove or the Beverly-Wilshire today, I 
go. But as any girl grows older, it is 
natural that less strenuous pleasures 
should attract her. 

"No beings on earth remain the same 
year after year. If they show the least 
inclination to stay static, the world 
moves on and leaves them behind. When 
you are a child, you read books by 
Louisa May Alcott. As you grow older, 
their simple sentiment cloys. You go 
on to a little more mature fiction. After 
awhile you become satiated with that, 
too. You go on to something else, some- 
thing with more meat and substance to 
it — biographies and histories, perhaps. 
I don't believe anyone starts out by read- 
ing classics. You work up to them grad- 
ually. You have to develop an appre- 
ciation of them." 

I knew what Joan was driving at. 
Some time ago an actor-friend of mine 
was working in a picture with her. He 
came home one night muttering about 
her trying to show him up. Pressed 
for an explanation, he said that during 
the day he had quoted a line from one 
of Shakespeare's plays. Joan had picked 
it up and recited the whole speech from 
which the quotation was taken. It gave 
him a feeling of inferiority because she 
had known the whole thing and he had 
known only a line of it. 

Yet it was he who started it! In 
repeating the incident to others later, 
this actor did not bother to explain that 
part of it. All that he found necessary 
to say was that Joan went around the 
set flaunting her knowledge of Shake- 
speare in others' faces to impress them 
with how well-read she was! 



T HAVE KNOWN Joan pretty well 
over a period of years. I have never 
known her to try to impress anyone 
with anything. This chap started the 
conversation. There was no reason for 
her to be awed by his casual use of a 
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it certainly wouldn't cost a great deal 
to duplicate. 

"Although I like clothes, and I like 
to have as many of them as possible, 
I don't consider myself extravagant. 
Perhaps the only thing I indulge in to 
excess is shoes. I have slippers of all 
different types, colors, and materials. 
My hose I buy by the dozen pairs, 
but that is merely for convenience. I 
am not especially hard on them. 

"Handkerchiefs, lingerie, and gloves 
are other accessories I purchase in 
quantity. They are staples, and it is 
only practical to have a generous 
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««TET me show you the clothes I 
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take, during the coming season. 

"I am simply crazy about the black 
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black wool crepe, molded closely 
about the hips and flaring below the 
knees. The blouse is nothing in the 
world but two giant, beruffled berthas 
of white souffle, falling over the 
shoulders to the natural waistline. A 
black velvet ribbon ties in a bow at 
the front of the low decolletage, and 
loops over my neck. With this I 
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and a little cape of the white souffle 
ruffles. I also like large single pearl 
ear-rings with the costume, and no 
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"My new dinner dress is entirely of 
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Over the front of the black bodice 
comes a large, low collar of pale blue 
souffle, shirred into countless tiny 
ruchings. Pale blue and black inter- 
twine to form the girdle. 

"My suit is unusual. It is entirely 
hand-made of a dark wine-colored 
crepe. The blouse of crepe is most 
severe, and its long, narrow neckline 
is edged with finely pleated grosgrain 
ribbon. A little bit of a toque with 
a nose veil matches the suit, and is 
trimmed with a saucy cluster of yellow 
daisies right in front. The daisies 
are sisters to those that make up my 
corsage. Black patent-leather pumps 
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date make the effectiveness of the out- 
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"ANOTHER street costume, that I 

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shoulder cape of black crepe de chine. 
The capelet, which is finished off with 
a wide, shirred flounce, goes over a 
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sleeves. The skirt of black crepe is 
wrap-around and has a flounce. 

Still another smart street ensemble 
for autumn in Ann's wardrobe is a 
two-piece dress with a short jacket of 
black caracul. The skirt is black with 
a faintly ribbed design; it is topped 
by a shirt of silver metal cloth with 
an Oliver Cromwell collar. 

"With sophisticated clothes, you gain 
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Garbo Talks for Publication 

[Continued from page 35] 



phers "not to blaze their spotlights in 
her eyes." He said, vociferously, "We 
must not scare her!" 

Then, a moment later, we saw her 
standing in the doorway. Greta Garbo 
herself, smiling. She did not look tired, 
as reported. She was tanned, healthy- 
looking. 



SHE sat down, and as a group we 
looked at her — Sweden's Queen 
Christina. Greta Garbo never has been 
so popular in Sweden as she is right 
now, since making this picture. 

For a moment no one said a word. 

As a beginning, someone asked the 
most obvious possible question: Was 
she happy to be home again? 

"Yes, indeed," she said — and sighed 
a deep, contented sigh. 

We inquired how she felt personally 
about the popular Queen Christina. 

She looked sadly disappointed. She 
shook her head, while she said : "That 
picture never was done the way I 
wanted it — not at all." 



«<TS IT true that you love Nature — 

■*• the country — more than the city ?" 

"I love Nature, yes. I feel free and 
clean when I am out in Nature. And 
free — only then." 

We asked if she saw many pictures. 

"Yes, I love to see pictures. And I 
do whenever I have time to see them. 
But I have so little time." 

Does she ever see Swedish pictures? 
And does she like them? 

"I have seen so few recently. But — 
they all seem to move in the same 
circle. Why?" 

Greta Garbo asked us. And we 
could not answer. That amused her. 

"Now, you see how difficult it is to 
answer some questions," she joked — 
throwing her head backward, laugh- 
ing. She made us all laugh with her. 

What did she think about the 
newly-found Mauritz Stiller manu- 
script ? This was the play that the 
late great Swedish director (and her 
discoverer) had wanted so much to 
film, with Garbo as star, upon his first 
arrival in Hollywood. 

"How can I make any statement 
about that off-hand? It is entirely too 
important — maybe — and very near to 
my heart." 

What were her plans? 

"How do I know ?" she said. "I make 
plans and change them. I never know 
what will happen. I have as yet no 
idea what I will do tomorrow." 

"Do you mean actually tomorrow — 
or in the future?" 

"Both," she said slowly. 



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thing that you desire — something that 
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Garbo Talks for Publication 

[Continued from page 77] 



you want to do yourself — very much." 

"Yes," she said, "I have. But what 
is the use of telling them?" 

How cleverly evasive her answers 
were ! All right, we would try one 
more question. 

We asked about her friends. Did 
she have many? 

"Not many. I have so little time to 
be out socially. And when I am, I 
have just a few." 

"You play tennis a great deal ?" 

"Tennis is exercise." 

"Do you play it with friends?" 

"Sometimes." 

We were getting nowhere — if we 
wanted to find out anything about her 
private life, her own thoughts — her 
hopes, her ambitions. That, after all, 
is her private business. But, unfortu- 
nately perhaps that is what the world 
wants to know — even if it has no busi- 
ness to know it at all. Garbo in self- 
defense, has developed a clever tech- 
nique in dodging questions. And hard- 
crusted reporters find themselves ad- 
miring her for it. 

We asked her about her men 
friends. 

"How could I answer?" she said 
very sweetly. 



~V\7HILE we had been talking, the 
** photographers had been busy 
continuously and Garbo had flashed 
her captivating smile occasionally. It 
was as if one had been in a studio in 
Hollywood, watching them making pic- 
tures of her — a sight that is rarely the 
privilege of the uninitiated. 

The "royal" photographer asked her 
to smile for a special picture — which 
she very graciously did — and I took a 
look at her costume for the first time. 
She was wearing a gray suit, gray 
scarf, blouse, shoes and coat. Her hair 
was uncurled — windblown — and ex- 
tremely girlish. She looked much 
younger even than she is. 

What we had expected happened: 
her handsome brother, Sven, came to 
rescue her — and do the "forgive, but 
I have really no more time" for her. 
Which he did most charmingly. 

"You know." he said, "my sister has 
never deliberately granted an inter- 
view in any other place than Sweden 
for years. So — when she has loved so 
much to see you — I know you will not 
mind, if I take her away now." 

He helped his lovely sister up from 
the chair, took her coat from her arm, 
and escorted her to the door. She 
turned there to smile a friendly farewell 
— and was gone ahead of her brother. 

Naturally, we went out on deck to 
see her descend the gangplank. That 
was worth seeing. She stood on the 
deck — and suddenly stepped up on the 
gangplank in front of her brother. 
Her hair flew back from her face. And 
as she stood there she reminded every 
onlooker of the marvelous last shot of 



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Movie Classic for October, 1935 



Queen Christina — where she stood at 
the prow of the sailing vessel that was 
to take her away to foreign lands, 
with the wind blowing through her 
hair. She created entirely the same 
impression now. And she must have 
sensed it, like the thousands who were 
waiting for her on the pier. 

Her lips quivered, as all eyes were 
turned up to her. Then she shouted, 
so that everybody could hear her: 

"Well, here I am now ," and 

added, as she put her hand through 
her hair, "wild and uncombed." Then 
the tears choked her. She could say 
no more. But the thousands below 
were cheering wildly. It was as if 
Queen Christina, who had left Sweden 
three hundred years ago, had come. 



"YXTHEN Garbo's waiting limousine 
* * had disappeared among the old 
streets of the city, headed for an un- 
known destination. I went into the 
Kungsholm's bar — to have a well- 
earned cocktail. There I met a charm- 
ing Englishman, who had been seen 
with Garbo a couple of times during 
the journey. 

He was all aglow with the memories 
of glorious days on shipboard. In 
fact, he did not feel like going ashore 
and breaking the spell. 

"She is the most fascinating person 
I have ever met — and ever expect to 
meet. There is no one like her. I 
swam with her several times. She 
swam twice a day generally. And I 
was one of the few who were up early 
enough to see her. We chatted and 
had a glorious time. And let me tell 
you — she is lovelier than ever in her 
bathing suit." 

"What color bathing suit did she 
wear ?" 

"A light blue, of very fine wool, cut 
out low in the back. Sun-back, they 
call it. And she always hid her hair 
under a tight bathing cap." 

"Very modern and feminine, in 
other words ?" 

"Decidedly so. I don't like her pic- 
tures at all. But I see them all sev- 
eral times just the same. You see — 
she has always fascinated me. And I 
haven't changed my mind since meet- 
ing her. 

"She kept to her stateroom almost 
all day a couple of times. But she was 
not seasick — only resting. And most 
of the passengers never saw her, ex- 
cept for a few glimpses they got of 
her passing by in her dark blue slacks 
— or if they occasionally were up 
early enough to see her exercise in 
the morning in her yellow pajamas — 
or hurry back to her cabin in her gray 
morning coat." 

I did not have to ask any questions. 
The chap was so engrossed with his 
memories of shipboard incidents that I 
earnestly believe he gave me all this 
information without knowing he was 
talking to a reporter — or anyone, for 
that matter. 

He told me that she amused herself 
by playing deck games. Often she 
played with Madame Bostrom, wife of 



the Swedish Minister at Washing- 
ton, or with the ship's officers. Par- 
ticularly she played with the good- 
looking young second officer, Ewert 
Eriksson, who was born a few houses 
from where she herself was born. 
"The young man entertained her with 
droll stories that she seemed to enjoy." 

CO I went to take a look at the 
^ young officer, who, I discovered, 
had movie-possibilities himself. I 
wanted to call one of the photogra- 
phers to get a picture of him. But he 
refused to be photographed. 

He also refused to say one solitary 
word about Miss Garbo. But he glad- 
ly admitted that he had had a good 
time on this particular trip. And that 
his fondest dreams were to be a mo- 
tion picture actor. 

Before I left the ship, I went to 
meet the chef, who told me in con- 
fidence that he would have liked so much 
to cock the finest dishes he knew — 
and particularly the ones that he 
alone knew — for her. 

"But her diet was Spartan," he told 
me. "For lunch she ate a few vege- 
tables — and a slice of brown bread 
with layers of raw white onions. For 
dinner a few more vegetables — and a 
small piece of grilled lamb — with all 
the fat removed. And no salt, no 
pepper. But the last day she really 
ate a juicy Swedish beefsteak." 

Otherwise, the chef would not tell 
much. A couple of American women 
told me that they did not like the idea 
that she avoided taking her meals in 
the dining room — except at the cap- 
tain's dinner the night before reach- 
ing Gothenburg. Then she came. 



"CHE wore a black velvet costume." 

^ they told me, "very lovely in its 
own way — cut very mannishly.'tuxedo 
fashion — with a plain white silk blouse 
— and low-heeled shoes. She talked 
mostly to the captain, whom she had 
visited daily during the journey. And 
she left before the dessert." 

W r hen I was about to leave the ship 
finally, my photographer, who had so 
mysteriously disappeared, returned. 

"I got pictures of her up on the 
captain's deck. No one else got them. 
And I accidentally got a couple of 
the second officer." 

I had learned things about Greta 
Garbo on vacation from Hollywood 
that none of the other reporters had 
learned, because they had followed 
her ashore. And now I even had ex- 
clusive pictures. (Two of them, ex- 
clusive with MOVIE CLASSIC, are 
published on page 35.— Editor.) 

Just before leaving the ship, I heard 
that the fair Garbo had been in ex- 
cellent humor throughout the vovage 
and seemed happy to be "going 
home." After the emotional strain of 
the title role of Anna Karenina, which 
should make her even greater than 
ever before, she really needed a vaca- 
tion among old friends. Or alone, as 
she so much likes to be — at least un- 
til she has become thoroughly rested. 

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point pieces. One and all, they have 
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Joan is one of the most intense 
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Spanish.) In actual fact, she has changed 
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I began renovating it. I found too, after 
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I didn't want to go into debt, so I have 
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every time I have refurnished a room, 
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"Then people commented because I 
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"W ITHOUT chan S e >" J° an con " 
* * tinued, "we stagnate. It's like 

an old woman trying to dress and act 
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She shook her head. "No. I only 
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ly into the murky distance, he had 
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chapel to fasten upon a will-o'-the-wisp 
that would lead him through life. 

That was only natural. His mother 
was an actress, jumping from town to 
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to contribute something to the support 
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solicitude of friends. And so, sensitive 
dreamer that he was, he imagined an 
ideal love that should make up for all he 
had missed. It has been the constant 
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to humanity the world over. 



f-JIS career has moved smoothly up- 

■*■ ward, so far as fame and fortune 
are concerned. But with love, rocks and 
brambles have tripped him, and bruised 
him. Money and fame meant one thing 
only with him — a means to a rich emo- 
tional life. But ever his goal remained 
unattained. That was why, a scant two 
years ago, he said despairingly to a few 
intimates : "I am a failure." 

If Chaplin had not been an artist, he 
might have found his ideal long ago. 
For an artist sees first with his eye. 
The lady who haunted the comedian's 
dreams had to be beautiful, with that 
fragrant beauty found only in the bloom 
of youth. And once this elementary 
sense was satisfied, Chaplain ecstatically 
leaped to the conclusion that his ravish- 
ing angel possessed all the other requi- 
sites as well. His disillusionment in 
every instance was torture. 

The story of his emotional life is a 
history of impetuous loves broken off 
after first blooming, dropped to earth, 
and ground deep into the dust by a 
slender high heel. 

Mildred Harris was his first wife. 
She was barely sixteen when they mar- 
ried. Her features were so fragile that 
they could not be caught by the camera, 
and she never made a great success in 
pictures. Not that Chaplin cared, for 
he wanted to cloister her in his home. 
"The loveliest girl who ever appeared in 
Hollywood," was the unanimous verdict 
at the time. But people wondered how 
the marriage would turn out, whispered 
about the difference in their ages, and, 
because human nature envies those on 
top, hoped for the worst. 

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creature could hold him only for a brief 
while, until, tiring of the same caress, 
he would gaily move along, searching 
restlessly for another. 

The same charge might be repeated 
today if something happened to his 
marriage to Paulette Goddard. I hope 



this article will lay that ghost forever. 



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* " What broke up his home with Lita 
Grey — mother of his two sons? You 
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of many others — except that it lasted 
longer. For twenty years. 

Let us get a picture of him at that 
time. He has said that he was a spirit- 
ually starved child of nineteen, earning 
a haphazard living as a vaudeville sketch 
artist. Life was lonely. His social ac- 
tivities were limited. He yearned for 
more than his environment could give 
him. He lived through moody days 
without romance or beauty until one 
memorable August night . . . 

He saw her, that night, standing in 
the wings about to scoot on the stage 
with a troupe of other girls. He, him- 
self, was shortly to appear as a ragged 
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this lovely brunette, his pulse began to 
throb, for she was smiling, and smiling 
at him. 

Three days dragged by torturously 
before he mustered courage to speak to 
her. Laughingly, she asked why he had 
not done so before. With eyes and smil- 
ing lips, she had done her best to en- 
courage him. He asked her to have 
dinner with him after the show. No, she 
replied, she had a previous engagement. 
But she suggested meeting the next 
afternoon at Kensington Gate. 

Chaplin was transported into heaven. 
And there he remained, if the misery 
of youthful, unrequited love could be 
called a heaven. They saw each other 
at every opportunity after that, Chaplin 
dining her whenever his slender purse 
could afford such a treat. And when he 
left her at night, to walk home to his 
tenement along the Thames Embank- 
ment, the passing wraiths of people 
were startled by a cavorting gnome who 
danced past them in the fog. He was 
living on that high plane of emotion 
where everything was worth while. 



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slowed down and a white-gloved hand 
waved from a window. Hetty, more 
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and met her mother and brother. She 
had to return to the Continent in the 
morning, so they sat up alone, dream- 
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at dawn. 

Then she left for America to join her 
brother. Chaplin resolved to follow her. 



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It is indicative of Chaplin's capacity 
for devotion that even this could not 
erase her from his heart. In Phila- 
delphia, Chaplin was signed up by Mack 
Sennett and left for Hollywood. He 
was tasting already the fruits of suc- 
cess when one of her infrequent letters 
arrived. "If you are ever in London," 
she wrote, "please look me up." 

Up to now the affluence of her posi- 
tion had added to his_ sense of inferior- 
ity. But now, he could return like a 
conqueror. He quickly put his affairs 
in order and left for England. Her 
brother, with whom he had corre- 
sponded, met him at Southampton. As 
soon as Chaplin saw the chap's eyes 
looking up from the dock, he knew that 
something tragic had happened. But it 
was more than an hour before his shy 
nature was able to ask : "By the by, is 
Hetty in London ?" The brother stared 
at him. "Why," he said, "I thought you 
knew. You must not have received my 
last letter. Hetty died three weeks ago." 

The comedian was prepared for any 
tragedy but this. Years later, he was 
able to write of his feelings at that 
time. He had pictured his success as 
a bouquet of flowers to be addressed to 
someone, and now it could never be sent 
to that person. 



TT IS easy to understand why this love 
L stands out above all others. He never 
knew Hetty well enough to be disillus- 
ioned. With the others, he was to reap 
the bitterness of realization. 

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dividual thinker, keenly interested in a 
variety of subjects, an ardent idealist in 
every respect. He cannot tolerate peo- 
ple who quote cliches, whose interests 
will r.ot encompass all of life. Mildred 
who was then hardly more than a child, 
could not keep pace with his feverish 
mind. He would not recognize this at 
first, but when the disappointing truth 
could be denied no longer, he decided 
that there was nothing for them to do 
but separate. A mind, as well as a body, 
must be beautiful to Chaplin. And he is 
constitutionally unable to compromise 
with his ideal. 

Women flocked to him as his fame 
spread throughout the world. He was 
forced to assume the role of a great 
lover, which was beyond his emotional 
capacity. Chaplin is probably one of 
the poorest lovers in the world. He 
cannot play when he feels deeply. 

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ladies whom I know have assured me 
separately of something that I always 
suspected. Chaplin, they agree, was 
sweet, considerate, the most entertain- 
ing and stimulating person they had 
ever known. Frankly, each had tried to 
interest him romantically — and each was 
unable to touch his heart. He gallantly 
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devoted his attentions to them and even 
pretended, when their eyes conveyed a 
message that no man can misread, that 
they had captured his affections. They 
knew better. He couldn't even pretend. 



HP HAT is why, when Chaplin has 
-*• fallen in love, he has been so hope- 
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loves utterly. He gives without thought 
of cost or consequence. 

Lita Grey bore him two sons — 
Charles, Jr., and Sidney Earle — who 
attend a West Coast military academy, 
with whom lie spends every weekend 
on his yacht, Panacea. (Only an idealist 
would give such a name to a boat ! ) 
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mother— perhaps through no wilful 
fault of her own — filled his house con- 
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surrounded always by gaiety, this stun- 
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matures in solitude. 

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and a brunette. Edna Purviance was 
dark, also, and there is no question that 
he loved his first leading lady. It was 
a curious love for Chaplin, linked 
strongly to respect, and mellowed, as 
time went on, to an enduring friendship. 

But that spark of his creativeness, the 
secret dream he had locked in his heart, 
was at its lowest ebb before he met 
Paulette Goddard. He has not been 
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she doesn't come to the studio when 
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with most Hollywood sweethearts and 
wives. When they are together at the 
studio they do not lunch together. He 
dines in his bungalow with his cronies 
and she eats with her mother. With her 
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Well, to make a long story short, 
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Grapefruit Cocktail $ .15 

Pot Roast Cooked with Browned 

Potatoes, Carrots, Celery and 

Onions 1.20 

Spinach and Hard Boiled Egg 25 

Muffins and Butter 20 

Tomato Salad 20 

Crackers and Cheese 30 

Strawberry Shortcake 60 

Demi-Tasse 10 

Total $3.00 

None of Paula's dishes was compli- 
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And, I ask you, could anybody stick up 
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Curried Lamb* 85 

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String Beans (French style) 20 

Rolls and Butter 20 

Diced Beet Salad 15 

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Brownies 30 

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Stuffed Pork Chops 1.25 

French Fried Onions* 15 

Parsley Potatoes 10 

Applesauce 10 

Hot Biscuits 20 

Carrot and Walnut Salad 20 

Ice Cream 60 

Cookies 10 

Demi-Tasse 10 

Total $3.00 

*The Recipe Helen used for her 
French fried onions: Peel medium- 
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Cream cheese.. 20 

Crackers 10 

Cream of Tomato Soup 15 

Qt. milk 14 

Tongue .75 

Carrots, parsley, onions 05 

Riced potatoes 05 

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Green Salad 20 

Rolls and crackers 20 

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Grace Moore in Love Me For- 
ever is the new theme of the 
letter-writers. And they pre- 
dict opera is here to stay! 



$15 Prize Letter 

More Praise for Moore — While it may be 
true that Love Me Forever is not quite as 
faultiess as its predecessor (sequels seldom 
are), it is also an undeniable fact that this 
film will prove tremendously popular — be- 
cause it is chockfull of merits of its own. 
plus a story that holds the spectator's in- 
terest throughout. 

Miss Moore's voice has never been bet- 
ter ; its sonorousness, tone, volume, flexi- 
bility are as dexterous as ever ; too, her 
acting has improved considerably since 
Ore Night of Love; and Columbia has had 
the good judgment to surround Miss Moore 
with a supporting cast that goes a long 
way toward making Love Me Forever the 
success it is. 

In short, Love Me Forever is the second 
milestone on the road to screened opera 
entertainment ; and the hosts of music lov- 
ers who were under the impression that 
the glorious voices of the operatic world 
were to be heard no more, since opera was 
"a thing of the past," will be overjoyed at 
this new trend in picture endeavor. — 
Maurice Jacobs, 937 W. 42nd St., Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

$10 Prize Letter 

Not Pretty, But Art — What a powerful 
picture The Informer was ! Its story was 
wild, rude, tender, noble and craven, yet 
full of a shaken kind of laughter. Its 
photography w-as suggestive, poetic, and 
dramatic. Its direction was superb. Victor 
McLaglen, as the brutish, helpless, inno- 
cent Gypo Nolan, gave an inspired and un- 
forgettable performance. We know now 
how Judas must have felt after he took 
the thirty pieces of silver, after hearing 
Gypo's agonizing cry, "I didn't know what 
I was doing !" 

The Informer wasn't a pretty, glamor- 
ous picture with its terror, tears and 
trouble, but it was art — for art need not 



90 



Just As You Say . . . 

MOVIE CLASSIC'S readers have the final 
word -and win prizes with their letters 



be confined to a pleasant mold. Truly, it 
was one of the classics of the screen ! — 
Bruce Cameron, Box 322, Oakmont, Pa. 



$5 Prize Letter 



All for Beacons — Well, Oil for the Lamps 
of China is a picture with a lot of fuel in 
it which isn't all oil and isn't all intended 
for the Chinese, either. In fact, it casts an 
illuminating beacon on some practices 
which in too many Big Companies have 
been explained in the past with a shrug of 
the shoulders and a "business is business" 
lift of the eyebrows. Which is why I'm 
for it a million. It's an honest story and 
Pat O'Brien is as real in the role as if 
he had actually been living it and some 
movie scout came along and took the shots 
when he wasn't looking. And that's true 
art in acting. — Helen Stoll, Box 271, 
Mrnlo Park, Calif. 

$1 Prize Letters 

A Voice in Protest — Some famous design- 
er names a list of the ten best-dressed 
women on the screen and — presto! the bat- 
tle is on, with all the other stars rushing 
to get on this or that list. Is all of this 
necessary to a star's popularity? 

Did Mary Pickford become "America's 
Sweetheart" by wearing someone's latest 
creations? Was our beloved Marie Dress- 
ler's great popularity due to decking her- 
self in the latest frills and fashions? Is 
Janet Gaynor's appeal based on dressing 
in an ultra-sophisticated manner ? The 
answer to these questions is NO. — T. M. 
Fccmann. 161A Prospect Ave., San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 

Reader Feemann makes the point that 
screen actresses are too clothes-conscious. 
What is your own reaction ? Do their 
"latest creations" bore you — or do you- get 
inspiration and helpful ideas from them? 
We'd like to know. (P. S. So would the 
stars!) 

Approves Shirley as Peter Pan — Movie 
Classic raises an interesting discussion as 
to the possible casting of Shirley Temple 
in the title role of Peter Pan. Personally, 
I imagine her perfect as Barrie's impish 
un-grown-up, and more fascinating to both 
adults and children than a grown-up simu- 
lating "lightness of step and spirit." A col- 
lection of fairy tales (preferably those 
charming old German stories) would give 
Shirley a chance to keep her childish 
charm untarnished. — Con Cozvell, Manhat- 
tan Apts., Vancouver, B. C. 

Thus, one reader — commenting on the 
suggestion of a Movie Classic letter- 
writer that Shirley should play Peter Pan. 
The suggestion has attracted wide inter- 
est, zi'ith comments both pro and con — 
mostly pro. 

However, another reader has a supple- 
mentary suggestion: 

Suggests Freddie, Instead — Since some- 
one suggested the casting of Shirley Tem- 

KABLE BROS. CO., PEINTEP.S 



pie in Peter Pan., why shouldn't Fox 
Studios borrow the famous star of Da7<id 
Copperficld, Freddie Bartholomew, and 
star them both ? Peter Pan was a "boy," 
so why let a girl spoil the originality when 
an equally talented and impish boy is avail- 
able? However, Shirley would make a 
most charming mother as Wendy, and 
the part would afford ample opportunity 
for songs and dancing. The co-starring of 
the two most popular screen children 
would also give the public their oppor- 
tunity of choosing their favorite. — Mela 
JVillging, 2136 White St., Dubuque, Iozva. 
What is your reaction to this suggestion? 

Vivid Discovery — Permit me to swell the 
crescendo that must inevitably arise when 
movie fans have seen Luise Rainer in 
Escapade. At last the one girl brings us 
Garbo's mystery, Colbert's vivacity, and a 
sweet new simplicity of her own. Those 
first two actresses have been thrilling us 
right along — and now comes the answer to 
the perplexed movie-goer who cannot de- 
cide who is the reigning queen. She re- 
minds us of their charms — bringing us the 
qualities we like best in each — and adds to 
that a poignant beautv of her own that is 
irresistible.— Emily MaGUl, 1019 West 
39th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Tip to Producers — If a grocer attempted 
to get rid of a stock of canned tomatoes 
by putting a corn label on them, his store 
would soon be a good place for Greta 
Garbo to spend her time — that is, if she 
wanted to be alone. And yet movie pro- 
ducers will lure us into a theatre with a 
title that is about as much like the picture 
itself as Boris Karloff is like Janet Gaynor. 
And then, when the star of such a picture 
fails to draw at the box office in his or 
her next production, it is attributed to the 
fans' desire for new faces or some equally 
ridiculous reason. Mr. Producer, here's a 
tip — the next time a star begins to fall, 
look over his recent pictures and see if he 
hasn't been starred in a production in 
which the public was misled. — M. Seitter, 
6454 Laflin St., Chicago, III. 



WHY DON'T YOU tell us 
your movie thoughts? 

They certainly are worth re- 
peating — and they may be worth 
money to you. Each month we 
offer these cash prizes for the 
best letters: (1) $15; (2) $10; 
(3) $5; all others published, $1 
each. 

The editors are the sole 
judges and reserve the right to 
publish all or part of any letter 
received. Write today — to 
MOVIE CLASSIC'S Letter 
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M-G-M again electrifies the world with 
"Broadway Melody of 1936" glorious successor 
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standard in musicals. Roaring comedy, warm 
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JUNE KNIGHT • VILMA EBSEN 
HARRY STOCKWELL • NICK LONG, JR. 
A Metro-Goldivyn-Mayer Picture 

Directed by Roy Del Ruth • Produced by John W. Considine, Jr. 

Movie Classic for November, 1935 



JAMES E. REID 

Editor 

LAURENCE REID 

Managing Editor 



NOVEMBER, 1935 



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EDITED IN HOLLYWOOD AND NEW YORK 



NOVEMBER CLASSIC FEATURES 

Rochelle Hudson Isn't Killing Romance! . by Margaret Dixe 14 

Meet — and Watch — Gladys Swarthout . by P. K. Thomajan 24 

I Learned About Love from John Boles . by Marion Blackford 25 

Why Women Can't Resist William Powell . . by Jim Tully 26 

Sing a Song of Six Pons! by Helen Harrison 28 

Why Lederer Likes American Women ... by Dena Reed 29 

Design for Livelihood by Jane Carroll 30 

Dick Powell Tells Six Ways to Be 

"A Good Date" by Richard English 32 

Luise Rainer — Sensation! .... by Eric L. Ergenbright 33 
"It's a Woman's World," 

Says Mary Pickford by J. Eugene Chrisman 34 

A Thanksgiving Dinner to Remember . . by Irene Dunne 35 

SCREEN STRUCK .... by NINA WILCOX PUTNAM 36 

A Tale of Three Cities by John Kent 40 

Bing Crosby Wanted a Small House . by Marianne Mercer 41 

Virginia Bruce's Bag of Fashion Tricks . . by Virginia Lane 44 

AND DON'T MISS— 

Gone — ? (A tribute to Will Rogers) . . by James E. Reid 6 

They're the Topics! 8 

Speaking of Movies (Reviews) 12 

This Dramatic World (Portraits) 19 

Head First into Autumn (Beauty hints) . . by Alison Alden 42 

Classic's Fashion Parade 43 

Smart Styles — for Clever Girls (Patterns) 50 

New Shopping Finds by the Shopping Scouts 51 

Just As You Say (Letters from Readers) 82 



MOVIE CLASSIC wants to call particular attention to its cover this 
month — a fashion portrait of Jean Harlow by Charles Sheldon. You have 
never seen anything like it on a screen magazine before. It is some- 
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• "ALL I know is what I read in the papers," you 
used to say — smiling that shy, boyish smile of yours, 
talking in that querulous drawl, as if you, personally, 
wouldn't guarantee that the papers were right. 

Now, we've got so used to having you joke us about 
believing all the headlines, that we're 'suspicious of half 
of them. We don't believe half of them. Like those 
about you and Wiley Post, for instance. 

The first ones said you and Wiley — a great flier, that 
pal of yours ! — were off on a flying vacation. To Alaska. 
Maybe on to Siberia and Russia. Maybe on around the 
world. You didn't know. Wherever you were going, 
you were happy about going by air. 

Those particular lines of type were easy enough to 
believe. We knew how you had made three pictures in 
a row, without a rest, just so you could get away for a 
real holiday. We knew how you loved flying. Maybe 
we wished you wouldn't do so much of it — or take off 
for places where mountains and fogs and storms didn't 
seem to like strangers. But we sort of flew along with 
you, sharing your adventuring. 

We were happy to hear about the hit you made up 
North. That was easy enough to believe, too — and 
"More power to you," we said. We understood how 
the Alaskans felt about you. 

Then, one morning the headlines about you stopped 
being small and casual. They jumped to giant size ; they 
started screaming. They said that you and Wiley had 
crashed on that bleak Alaskan tundra, that the torn, 
twisted wreckage of the plane had been found . . . and 
two broken bodies. 

They said that the world had lost you. 

We couldn't believe that. Not that last part. We had 
to believe the part about the plane slipping, smashing to 
earth . . . about the two bodies. They showed us pic- 
tures of a shattered plane, of two flower-covered coffins. 

But we couldn't believe them when they said that you 
were gone. The Will Rogers we all knew couldn't per- 
ish in an airplane crash. Or in any other way. 



• YOU may have stopped writing those pungent little 
Letters to the Editor. And maybe you don't stand up 
in front of a microphone any more, with an old alarm 
clock at your elbow, philosophizing to the folks until the 
alarm clatters. But you're still with us — in your books, 
in your pictures, in our hearts. 

You showed us plenty of ways to live more fully, no 
matter who we were or what we were. You showed us 
how far a little philosophy, with a sprinkling of laugh- 
ter, could take us. You showed us the fun of being a 
little more honest with ourselves, a little more tolerant 
of the neighbors — a little more warmly human all around. 

And we still want to be shown. We're going to see 
those last two pictures of yours — Steamboat 'Round the 
Bend and In Old Kentucky. And we're going to ask to 
see pictures like State Fair and Judge Priest and David 
Harum and Doubting Thomas again. 

Just to prove to ourselves, Will, what we know al- 
ready : Those headlines were mistaken when they said 
you died in Alaska. 



Newspaper headlines said Will Rogers was dead. But 
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of a Woman's Tears • ■ ■ 




; "SO RED THE ROSE," starring MARGARET SULLA VAN and Walter Connolly with 
Randolph Scott. Directed by King Vidor. From Stark Young's novel. A Paramount Picture. 



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Around with a 

COLD! 



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ond Requires 
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They're the Topics: 



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New notes on per- 
sonalities who are 
always good news! 





Wide World. 

Leslie Howard basks in the sun 
with his young radio-actress 
daughter, also named Leslie, 
before filming his Broadway 
hit, The Petrified Forest 



9 THE height of something or other was 
one of the last-beach-parties-of-summer, 
thrown by Merle Oberon in honor of a 
famous European style expert who was in 
Hollywood for a brief stay. Merle's guests 
included Marlene Dietrich, Norma Shearer, 
Aliriam Hopkins and a dozen other smart 
dressers. But when they showed up at the 
beach, there was not a dress in the group. 

Dietrich wore white silk slacks, Norma 
Shearer wore blue ones, and the rest wore 
either slacks or shorts. The hostess, Miss 
Oberon, wore a dog collar — at least, she 
called it that — and a brief beach outfit. The 
girls, dressed thusly, gave the boy from over 
there no ideas about what the fall fashions 
would be. 



© THE film colony's new winter play- 
ground will be Ensenada, the Mexican re- 
sort which Jack Dempsey started a few years 
ago and which has never been a big-paying 
venture until now. With gambling barred 
at Caliente, the Ensenada place (a beautiful 
resort, by the way) will get the excitement- 
seeking crowd, for it has an iron-bound per- 
mit to allow gambling — and this permit 
cannot be voided for fourteen years more. 



• ADD to things you never knew till now : 
Jack (Producer) Warner, Al Jolson and 
Mae West all carry on their personal pay- 
rolls from a dozen to a score of former suc- 
cessful actors and actresses now decidedly 
out of the money, with Jolson topping the 
list as a Good Samaritan to the needy. The 
late Will Rogers was one of the best friends 

Movie Classic for November, 1935 



the unfortunates ever had. His untold phi- 
lanthropies ran into six figures. 



• THOUGH his studio assumes an opti- 
mistic air and fully believes that W. C. 
Fields will return to the screen in less than 
six months, those closest to him, his neigh- 
bors at Toluca Lake, do not share in this 
optimism. Fields has moved from his To- 
luca Lake home to his ranch at Encinos, 
and, though past the danger point, he is still 
a very ill man. The basic source of his 
trouble is a back ailment that necessitates 
his having to recline in a barber's chair, 
which seems to ease the pain, whereas a 
hospital bed of the adjustable type did not. 
Paramount has several pictures lined up for 
Bill and his irrepressible sense of humor. 



• DON'T take your rumored Hollywood 
romances too seriously. All too often 
couples step out where the chatterers con- 
gregate, and the chatterers immediately 
publicize a hot romance when, in truth, the 
alleged romance lasts only until a full vol- 
ume of publicity has been gleaned. 

Recent romance rumors not to be taken 
too seriously include those pairing Marlene 
Dietrich and Tohn Gilbert ; Lee Tracv and 




Wide World. 

Recognize the girl with the dark 
hair at the premiere of Top 
Hat? The fans penetrated the 
wig disguise — and Ginger Rog- 
ers had to sign those autographs 



Estelle Taylor ; Jack Oakie and Hazel 
Forbes, heiress to toothpaste millions. And 
there are a score of others. 



• A CERTAIN blonde star may be de- 
pended upon to give an honest opinion 
when asked for one. A few nights ago, 
some friends of hers, preparing to launch 
a stage play in the film city, invited her to 
sit in on the dress rehearsal and give an 
expression of opinion about it. This was 
what she told them afterward : "Either call 
the thing off or be honest and advertise it as 
Amateur Night." 

[Continued on page 10] 



A GOLDEN SYMPHONY 
OF THRILLING SONG, 
VIBRANT ROMANCE 
AND SOUL-STIRRING 
EMOTION! 





Thrill to the magnificent 
voice of the screen's latest 
find— George Houston, as 
he sings the "Toreador" 
song from "Carmen" and 
" Ritorno di Sorriento", 
famous Italian folk song. 




Even the world's applause ringing in her ears 
could not silence her yearning heart-song for one 
glorious moment with the man she loved and one 
enchanting hour with the son she could never claim I 

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[Continued from page 8] 

• SPEAKING of amateur night, the fall 
and winter movie season will see a pic- 
ture from each major studio with a radio 
background. Included will be Broadway 
Melody of 1936 from M-G-M, which sank 
a fortune into the picture and will reap a 
fortune from it ; Millions in the Air and Big 
Broadcast of 1936 from Paramount ; Radio 
Jamboree from RKO ; Stars Over Broad- 
ivay from Warners-First National ; and 
Thanks a Million from 20th Century-Fox. 
Walter Wanger beat the gun with his 
Every Night at Eight. 



• ORRY-KELLY, fashion creator for 
Warners, has designed a hostess gown 
for Marion Davies that is expected to cre- 
ate a furore this fall and winter. The 
gown, with flowing lines and long train, 
has a wide band of hand-made point-de- 
Venice lace edging the white foundation, 
over which a black Lyons velvet house coat 
is worn. A wide flaring collar and deep 
cuffs of the lace distinguish the upper half 
of the design. 



• WHEN Marlene Dietrich received a 
tempting offer to make a picture for 
an English company, she promptly made it 
known to the foreign producer that, before 
she would even consider the offer, she must 
first be assured that Travis Banton, fash- 
ion creator for Paramount, would fashion 
her wardrobe for the picture. And little 
wonder ! 

Banton recently designed a very smart 
gown for La Dietrich. It is a dinner gown 
inspired by the chain mail costumes seen in 
The Crusades. The skirt, full and long, is 
of black satin, and the blouse of mail has a 
long sash that falls over the skirt in front. 




James Cagney takes it easy, 
working up a sailor's com- 
plexion for his new pic- 
ture, The Frisco Kid . . . 




Gladys George, star of the 
biggest Broadway hit, Person- 
al Appearance, is Hollywood- 
bound when it closes . . . 



• JOAN CRAWFORD, via Adrian, M- 
G-M costume designer, has introduced 
more smart dress accessories than any other 
movie star. In her new picture, / Live My 
Life, Joan carries an evening bag of metal 
cloth and gold, eighteen inches long and 
five inches deep. It is lined with white sat- 
in, with compartments for powder, rouge, 
lipstick, hairpins and even for a tiny flagon 
of perfume. Go to it, girls — Joan claims 
no copyright on the idea. ■ , 



• AN elderly and shabbily-dressed woman 
makes the rounds of the leading studios 
regularly, visiting all the pay telephones in 
the outer recesses of the studios and in 
nearby stores. She is seeking nickels that 
may have been left in coin-return slots. 

Studio hangers-on have named her "Nick- 
el Annie," and they claim that she ekes out 
a fair living in this way. What "Nickel 
Annie" does not know, however, is that 
many a nickel is slipped into a telephone 
slot when she is seen approaching. 



• AT LAST Henry Fonda has had his wish 
fulfilled. He has a house ! It's a Mex- 
ican farmhouse out Brentwood way. not 
far from the homes of Joan Crawford and 
the Clark Gables. And — such is the influ- 
ence of pictures— after playing croquet in a 
scene for Way Doum East, he went and had 
a croquet court laid out. It's Hollywood's 
newest gathering place ! 



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THREE HOURS OF ENTERTAINMENT 

THAT WAS THREE CENTURIES IN THE MAKING 
"From heaven to earth, from earth to heaven . . . imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown" 




WARNER BROS. 

will present for two performances daily, in selected cities and theatres, 

Max Reinhardt's 

first motion picture production 

A MIDSUMMER I 
NIGHT'S DREAM" 

from the classic comedy by 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 

accompanied by the immortal music of 

FELIX MENDELSSOHN 



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JAMES CAGNEY JOE E. BROWN DICK POWELL 

ANITA LOUISE OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND JEAN MUIR 

HUGH HERBERT FRANK McHUGH ROSS ALEXANDER 

VERREE TEASDALE IAN HUNTER VICTOR JORY 

MICKEY ROONEY HOBART CAVANAUGH GRANT MITCHELL 

Augmented by many hundreds of others in spectacular ballets 
directed by bronislava nijinska and nini theilade. The music arranged by 
erich wolfegang k o r n go l d . The costumes by m a x ree. The entire pro- 
duction under personal direction of max reinhardt and william dieterle. 



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IMPORTANT NOTICE 

Since there has never been a motion picture like a midsummer night's dream, 

its exhibition to the public will differ from that of any other screen attraction. 

Reserved seats only will be available for the special advance engagements, 

which will be for a strictly limited period. Premieres of these engagements 

will be not only outstanding events in the film world, but significant civic occasions. 







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in A Midsummer Night's Dream 



Speaking of Movies 



• • • • A Midsummer Night's 
Dream. Two and a half unforgettable 
hours of Shakespearean fantasy, with 
mood-music by Mendelssohn, perform- 
ances by an all-star cast, and direction 
by Max Reinhardt. Nothing like it has 
ever before been attempted on the screen, 
which makes the success of this monu- 
mental effort all the more remarkable. 
Moviegoers will discover charms in 
Shakespeare that they may never have 
suspected were there. The story revolves 
around two pairs of lovers and a rough 
weaver, lost for a night in a magic and 
ancient wood inhabited by fairies, sprites 
and gnomes — a dream-world where the 
unreal seems real. Of the tremendous 
cast, including such names as James 
Cagney, Dick Powell, Joe E. Brown, Jean 
Muir, Olivia de Havilland, Verree Teas- 
dale, Ross Alexander, Anita Louise, 
Frank McHugh, Ian Hunter, Victor Jory, 
and Mickey Rooney, not all fit the pat- 
tern of Shakespearean players; but, with- 
out exception, all are believable — which 
is what matters. The greatest of them 
all is young Mickey Rooney, as Puck, 
the mischievous. Next best are Olivia 
de Havilland, vivid as Hermia; Joe E. 
Brown, as Flute, the slow-witted cart- 
driver, masquerading as a woman; Victor 
Jory, as Oberon, the sonorous king of the 
fairies ; and Anita Louise, ephemerally 
beautiful as Titania, his queen. (Warners) 

• • • 9 She Married Her Boss. 

This prosaic title masks a comedy-drama 
that is anything but prosaic. It has Clau- 
dette Colbert and all the other ingredients 
of entertainment that It Happened One 
Night had. When the situations are dra- 
matic, they are excitingly real ; when they 
are comic, they are uproariously natural ; 
and the acting is flawless. No rich girl 
this time, Claudette is a stenographer 
who weds her employer- — only to discover 
that she has an unromantic husband, a 
stepchild who has tantrums, a sister-in- 
law who has nerves, and a carefree ad- 
mirer who knows how to sing and be 
merry. Between the four of them, she 
leads a life that is never dull, never 
dreary. Edith Fellowes, as the freckly 
problem-child, gives a classic perform- 
ance. Melvyn Douglas, as the husband 
who can't lose his dignity, etches a clear- 
cut portrait. Michael Bartlett, as the 
singing playboy (you heard him sing for 
the first time in Love Me Forever), looks 



like one of the next stars. And Claudette 
— never more beautiful or glamorous — was 
never more natural. (Columbia) 

• • • • Way Down East. Long 
a classic of the stage, this famous drama 
of old New England now becomes a clas- 
sic of the screen. Its story has been told 
so often, its characters and situations are 
so familiar, that you might think there is 
no vitality left in them. Not so. In its 
new version, it becomes stark drama, 
compelling and moving — something to 
talk about and remember. Rochelle Hud- 
son, a last-minute substitution for Janet 
Gaynor in the role of the tortured young 
heroine, reveals unsuspected dramatic 
depth — and is on her way to stardom. 
Henry Fonda, as her country boy-lover, 
terrified by the consequences of their im- 
petuousness, cements the stardom he won 
in The Fanner Takes a Wife. (Fox) 

• • • • Top Hat. Hats, top and 
otherwise, will be tossed high over this 
latest entertainment invention of Astaire, 
Rogers & Co. Fred, of the nimble feet 
and the nimble wit, and Ginger, his agile 
partner, not only have an amusing story 
to work with, but practically the same 
amusing supporting cast that they had 
in The Gay Divorcee. Fred again is an 
American dancer appearing in London ; 
Ginger is a pert young person who re- 
sists his attentions because she thinks 
(unknown to him) that he is a married 
man ; Edward Everett Horton is an ab- 
sent-minded producer with a knack for 
getting into difficult situations ; Eric 
Blore is his bland, comical valet; Erik 
Rhodes is a dandified designer who cre- 
ates the clothes (and what clothes !) that 
Ginger models; Helen Broderick is Hor- 
ton's dryly witty wife, who thinks she 
has a flair for matchmaking. Light and 
airy, its lilting mood is contagious — just 
as every Irving Berlin melody in the pic- 
ture is catching. One of the best num- 
bers, Top Hat, Fred does with a male 
chorus. But he and Ginger are poems 
in poise, dancing Cheek to Cheek and The 
Piccolino. As for the "best performance." 
why start an argument by trying to select 
one above all the others? (RKO-Radio) 

• • • • The Crusades lasted a 
long time in reality, and they last a long 
time as they unreel on the screen, under 

[Continued on page 16] 



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Isn y t Killing 
Romance! 

The pretty twenty-year-old who stepped into 
Janet Gaynor's shoes in "Way Down East" has 
great appeal for men. And it isn't patented! 

By Margaret Dixe 



This is the fifth of Margaret Dixe's 
sane, popular and ividely-discussed 
series of articles on "Hollywood's 
Heart Problems — and Yours." — Edi- 



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tor. 



AMERICAN girls are killing 

f~\ romance!" I've heard that 
accusation a good many times 
lately. And it takes a girl like Ro- 
chelle Hudson to refute it. 

The accusation does not come from 
foreigners, but from our own Amer- 
ican men. Men as typically and 
romantically American as Fred Mac- 
Murray, who first laid hold of 
feminine fancy in The Gilded Lily, 
recently scored another hit with 
Katharine Hepburn in Alice Adams, 
and now is opposite Carole Lombard 
in Hands Across the Table. 

"Most girls of today make mar- 
riage more of a gamble than their 
mothers did," Fred said to me the 
other day. "They have more sophis- 
tication and far more personal free- 
dom. And — well, we might as well 
be frank about this. No matter how 
liberal a man's ideas may be in re- 
gard to women, they do not extend 
to his wife or to the woman he hopes 
to make his wife. 

"Sweetness, innocence, loyalty, are 
still the prizes every man seeks when 
the thought of matrimony enters his 
head. Those attributes are not so 
common any more. . ." 

Fred should meet Rochelle Hud- 
son . . . the girl who replaced 
Janet Gaynor in Way Dozen East, op- 
posite Henry Fonda, after Janet was 
injured in a fall. "She has the same 
sort of 'feminine appeal,' " was the 
explanation and high praise of Twen- 
tieth Century-Fox executives. 

Movie Classic for November, 1935 



• "IT'S queer," says the observant 
Rochelle, "but the very qualities that 
appeal to a man in a girl he likes to 
pal around with — tremendous pep, 
absolute frankness, that palsy-walsy 
stuff — are the very qualities that keep 
him from thinking of love and Lo- 
hengrin. If a girl wants to inspire 
sentiment, she has to show some. I 
don't mean that she has to go vapid 
or do a 'clinging vine' act. But with 
just a little effort, she can make a 
man feel terribly important and 
strong and protective. And, after 
all, that's part of a woman's job. 

"Ever since I was three I've been 
in constant training to take a defi- 
nite place in the world. I have 
studied dancing, music, proper enun- 
ciation — everything that would help 
further a career. Mother always be- 
lieved every girl should be equipped 
to earn her own living. But I'm not 
'ambition-mad,' if you know what I 
mean. When I marry, I expect to 
give up my career for good and all, 
and my husband will be my one im- 
portant interest. Not that I'm going 
to give up all outside interests in 
life. Good grief, no ! I think a girl 
holds much more glamor for a man 
when she has something to talk about 
besides household cares and her diet- 
ing!" 

Rochelle is twenty now. Ever 
since starting in pictures five years 
ago, she has had an agreement with 
her mother that until she was twenty- 
one, at least, she would not allow any 
boy more than one date a week. This 
was the idea behind her promise : 
Rochelle is intensely loyal in her 
friendships and friendships last longer 
if they develop slowly. 

"You lose too much of the thrill 
of it when you rush a romance too 




Says Rochelle Hudson, seen above in a scene from Way Doivti East, "Men love 
a girl to be a romanticist. If she gets a thrill out of hearing rain on the 
roof or seeing sunset from a hilltop, they may tease her. But they love it!" 



fast," observed this very wise, slen- 
der, dark-haired little Hudson girl. 
"I do believe that girls who do 
things, who have some genuine ambi- 
tion, are more appealing to men than 
those who haven't," said Rochelle, the 
day we sat talking in her charming 
new Beverly Hills home. "When you 
have nothing else to occupy your time, 
the boys naturally suspect that you are 
after them. But when you are busy 
and obviously enjoy your work, then 
it's the other way around. They are 
after you! It rouses the male spirit 
of competition. At first, that is . . . 



• "AFTERWARD it comes to a 
point where a girl has to decide if a 
man is a matrimonial prospect or if 
she just wants him as a friend, a danc- 
ing partner, a pal. Then her tactics 
vary. 

"If she doesn't want to be taken seri- 
ously, all she has to do is wear that air 
of I-can-take-care-of-myself-thank- 
you. Independence is like an armor 
that makes h%r attractive, but remote, 
inaccessible. However, if she does 
want to be taken seriously, if he seems 
to be everything she hopes for in a 
husband — no matter how strong her 
footing is in the modern business 
world, she has to revert to old-fash- 
ioned methods to get and hold him ! 

"She leans upon his judgment — - 
and lets him know it. Oh, every once 



in a while a good, stirring argument 
clears the atmosphere. No man wants 
to be 'yessed' to death. But no man 
ever grew angry yet by being made to 
feel his masculine superiority ! 

"Another thing — men love a girl to 
be a romanticist. If she gets a thrill 
out of hearing the patter of rain on 
the roof or out of seeing sunset from 
a hilltop, they may tease her. But they 
love it!" 

And right there I think Rochelle 
has touched on a terribly important 
thing. Why is it that girls are afraid 
of looking sweet? 

American men, as a rule, are born 
sentimentalists — and the sooner Amer- 
ican girls find it out, the better. Not 
only for themselves, but for romance. 

Don't kill romance with the sopho- 
more brand of sophistication! 



EVERY GIRL faces the 
problem discussed in this frank 
article. And there are other 
heart problems that every girl 
faces. What is yours? 

Write Margaret Dixe about 
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[Continued from page 12] 



the guiding genius of Cecil B. De Mille. 
But you forgive the picture its length, its 
elongated love scenes, its slow moments 
because, when it goes spectacular, it gives 
memory something new to feed on. One 
scene, showing the Crusaders storming 
the walled Saracen city of Acre, is tre- 
mendous — topped only by the collision 
of two hard-riding armies on the open 
field outside Jerusalem. Moreover, if 
you have a hazy idea of what King Rich- 
ard the Lionhearted was like, you will 
discover that (as played by Henry Wil- 
coxon) he was tall, handsome, rough- 
mannered, a lover of battle ; that he went 
on the Crusades to avoid marrying Alice 
of France (Katherine De Mille) ; that, 
when he married Berengaria, (Loretta 
Young), he did so by proxy — with his 
sword representing him ; that, later, his 
love for her almost wrecked the Crusades. 
A great story, told in the grand manner, 
it very nearly makes Saladin, the Sara- 
cen king, the most fascinating man of the 
times. But Ian Keith's playing of the 
role has something to do with that. Lor- 
etta Young is beautiful and inspirational. 
Wilcoxon is convincing. (Paramount) 

• • • • Broadway Melody of 1936. 
Here, literally, is a million dollars' worth 
of entertainment — the best musical ex- 
travaganza the movies have yet turned 
out. It has glorious insane comedy fea- 
turing Jack Benny, Sid Silvers, and Una 
Merkel; sensational dancing by Eleanor 
Powell, who also plays a dual role, and 
steps to stardom in both of them ; sing- 
ing and dancing by Robert Taylor and 
June Knight ; effective blues singing by 
Frances Langford ; eccentric dancing by 
Yilma and Buddy Ebsen — all woven to- 
gether by a logical, amusing story about 
a columnist and show business. Cleverly 
planned and cleverly presented, with 
clever lines, it introduces to you a whole 
new crop of clever people — topped by 



Eleanor Powell. Watch this girl with 
the magic feet. She is going places. 

(M-G-M) 

• • • • The Dark Angel. After 
English producers took the time and trou- 
ble to build up Merle Oberon as an ex- 
otic personality, Samuel Goldwyn de- 
cided she could be even more interesting 
as a person more sympathetic. And The 
Dark Angel proves he was right. She 
turns in a magnificent performance, equal 
to any you have seen this year — sensi- 
tive, with fine shadings. The story finds 
her growing up during the prewar years 
with two boys who are cousins. Both 
love her, though one's love is silent, since 
he knows she loves the other. Then 
comes the war with its havoc, its turmoil 
of emotions, catching the three of them 
in its eddies. An obbligato of pathos 
runs all through the picture, which is su- 
perbly done, considering that the story it 
tells is no longer new. She enlists your 
sympathy; so does Fredric March, as 
the lover who can never look upon her 
again ; so does Herbert Marshall, of the 
twisted smile, as the unrequited lover. 
(United Artists) 

And don't miss : • • • • Anna 
Karenina, Tolstoi's tragedy of a woman 
who deserted husband and child for love, 
co-starring Greta Garbo and Fredric 
March : • • # • Diamond Jim, a 
colorful, amusing character sketch of the 
world's most lavish spender, starring Ed- 
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small-town girl with great and very hu- 
man ambitions, brilliantly played by 
Katharine Hepburn; • • • • 
Love Me Forever, bringing you the glori- 
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opera; and • • • Here's to Ro- 
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The romantic idol of radio and opera 
comes to the screen — and triumphs 
in a sensational debut! Millions will 
thrill as Martini portrays a struggling 
young tenor who sings a song of love 
on the heart-strings of one woman 
and the purse-strings of another! 

Here is a cast of famous names from 
the opera, the radio, the screen, the 
concert stage. Here is romance at its 
happiest, songs at their brightest, 
dances at their gayest! 

NINO MARTINI, idol of the Metropoli- 
tan Opera and popular radio programs. 
With his magnetic personality, his 
magnificent voice, he flashes to star- 
dom as the screen's new romantic hero. 



MARIA GAMBAREUI, famous ballet 
dancer and protege of Pavlowa. 



SCHUMANN-HEINK, best loved of 
all operatic prima donnas, now 
brings her inspiring voice to the 
screen. 



Beautiful GENEVIEVE TOBIN, sparkling 
in another sophisticated role. 



A FOX 
PICTURE 



A JESSE L. IASKY PRODUCTION with 

NINO MARTINI 

GENEVIEVE TOBIN 

ANITA LOUISE 

MARIA GAMBAREUI 

MME. ERNESTINE SCHUMANN-HEINK 

REGINALD DENNY 

VICENTE ESCUDERO 

world's greatest gypsy dancer! 



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Movie Classic for November, 1935 



Directed by Alfred E. Green 



THIS DRAMATIC WORLD 




These are not just symbolic portraits of Ruth Chat- 
terton — who piloted Hollywood into the talkies 
with her first acting flights in films. She actually 
is an aviatrix, and a skillful one. Recently return- 
ing from abroad after months of inactivity, she 
winged her way to Hollywood in her own plane, 
to star — appropriately — in "Modern Lady" 



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THIS DRAMATIC WORLD 



Paul Muni is one star who is 
allowed to pick his pictures, 
himself. Few stars have that 
privilege. But few know 
drama, and few know acting, 
as he does. One of these years, 
the Motion Picture Academy 
may awaken and give him the 
award for superfine acting. 
Perhaps after seeing him asdra- 
matic, lovable "Dr. Socrates' ? 




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Miriam Hopkins has a new world 
audience waiting for her after 
"Becky Sharp." People went to see 
natural-color, and stayed to ap- 
plaud her vivid performance. She 
now has another colorful role — 
this time in black-and-white — as 
the heroine of "Barbary Coast," 
an early San Francisco beauty 
who thought she didn't want love 



Portrait by C. S. Bull 



Jeanette MacDonald, of the songs and smiles, was the screen's first star soprano. 
Grace Moore, Lily Pons, Gladys Swarthout all followed Jeanette — who has prac- 
tically joined the immortals since "Naughty Marietta." She will soon be "Rose 
Marie" to Nelson Eddy, and she and Clark Gable are to make "San Francisco" 



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THIS DRAMATIC WORLD 




Eleanor Powell left 
Broadway for Hol- 
lywood to do a fea- 
tured tap-dance or 
two in films. She 
remained to play a 
dual role and be- 
come a sensation 
— and a star — in 
"The Broadway 
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Remember how Charles 
Farrell and Janet Gaynor 
set the movie world on fire 
as the young lovers of 
"Seventh Heaven?" (As 
if you could forget!) Now, 
Hollywood predicts Farre 
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heights again, this time 
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The romance of 
Berengaria and 
Richard the Lion- 
Hearted made 
history. And Lo- 
retta Young and 
Henry Wilcoxon, 
reliving the fa- 
mous story in the 
spectacle, "T h e 
Crusades," are 
making film his- 
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She is young, slender, beautiful, an opera 
star, and one of the best^dressed 
women in America. She will be 
worth seeing and hearing in films! 

By P. K. THOMAJAN 



THE golden voice of Gladys Swarthout, who has 
been adjudged the best-dressed star of the Metro- 
politan Opera and one of the ten best-dressed 
women in America, has at last come to the screen. Young, 
slender, poised, she makes her film debut in the title role 
of Rose of the Rancho, with baritone John Boles as her 
co-star. It is one of the big film events of Autumn, 1935 — 
to be followed by another impressive event. In the title 
role of Carmen, she will be the first to bring a complete 
opera to the screen! 

The soothing mellowness of her rich mezzo-soprano 
voice, singing "Memory Lane," has charmed air addicts 
from Coast to Coast. It will soon thrill the moviegoers 
and music-lovers of the entire world. And no longer will 
anyone have to imagine the person behind that lovely tone ; 
she will stand revealed — a brunette beauty. 

Gladys Swarthout is the epitome of the ambitious 
American career girl. Born in Deep Water, Missouri, she 
is of Dutch descent, her name originally being pronounced 
"Swar-toot." She is the direct antithesis of the old- 
fashioned prima donna who ate huge meals and starchy 
pastries, followed by quantities of red wine. This lithe 
individual prefers to travel light. Golfing and riding, 
she keeps herself in a condition that dispenses with throat- 
coddling scarfs and mufflers. 

Today, she works harder to continue as a success than 
she ever did to become one. And, decidedly human, she 
is ever on the alert to help others with talent get breaks. 
When Rose Bampton, another mezzo, made her debut 
at the Metropolitan, Gladys called aside an important critic 
friend, and told him that after hearing such a glorious 
voice he couldn't give anything but a rave review. In 
the world of opera, where jealousy is a byword, this ac- 
tion shows the sterling stuff of which this sparkling star 
is made. 

• The tortuous road that leads to fame in opera has 
been strangely devoid of detours in the case of arrow- 
eyed Gladys Swarthout. When she was only a locally- 
known concert singer, friends urged her to make a try 
for opera, going so far as to arrange an audition for her 
in Chicago. There she went, sang a few arias, and a few 
days later was awarded a contract for the following sea- 
son. And that's pure triumph [Continued on page 66] 



Meet -and Watch- 

Gladys Swarthout! 



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I Learned About Love 

from John Boles 



. . . Being the revelations of a girl 
who convinced the screen's most 
popular baritone-lover that she 
needed advice from an authority 

By MARION BLACKFORD 



I PUT on my best dress, my three-dollar stockings, a 
dash of that bottled-in-bond perfume I received last 
Christmas, a very pale make-up and a lovelorn look. 
Then I kept my luncheon date with John Boles. 

I was going to lie to him. But what are 
lies when you're out to get something from a 
man — even if it's only a story ? 

I went into my act for him as soon as the 
tomato juice cocktails were served. I squeezed 
a bit of lemon into the glass, and rubbed the 
lemon-y fingers across my eyes. The lemon 
juice stung — and I turned a tear-dimmed pair 
of eyes on John. 

"'Why, honey !" he said (pay no attention 
to that, because he calls every girl "honey"), 
"you're cryin'. What's wrong?" He was 
patting my hand, but think nothing of that 
either — he always does it, except when he's 
patting your knee, instead. That's nicer. 

"Mister Boles," I moaned, "I'm in love." 

The poor man ! He dropped my hand as 
though it were a piece of hot codfish. He 
backed away from the table perceptibly. I 
found out later that once an ingenious female 
had crashed an "interview" with him, under 
faked credentials, just to say she had fallen 
in love with him and that he must "fly" with 
her. That was the word she used, so you can 
tell just the type of filbert she was. He 
thought I was another one. 

"Ah — er — in love?" he stalled. 

I shot him a quick answer to unscare him ; 
"Yes — with the handsomest young blond fel- 
low I met the other night." Oh, Truth — poor, 
poor Truth — how I hate blondes ! But I had 
to put John at his ease. You could almost 
see the sigh of relief when he found I wasn't 
another huntress in disguise. By this time 
the lemon had done its stuff, and my cheeks 
were wet. He was back at the hand-patting 
again. 



• "But honey," he crooned in that low, just-you-and-me 
voice he uses with girl interviewers, "that's nothing to 
cry about, is it?" 

"B-b-b-but Mister Boles," I butted, "you see, I don't 
know what to DO about it ! I was raised in a convent and 
I never had a chance to learn anything about men, and 
I'm sort of — of — scared . . . !" (And if that one didn't 
make a piker out of Ananias, what with my marks in rum- 
ble-seat technique and catch-as-catch-can necking, in both 
junior and senior years in college, then my name's Carrie 
Nation !) 

"Yes, child," soothed John, "but what can / do about 
it?" 

I'm not sure yet whether the man was just sincere, or 
maybe hopeful. I was banking on sincerity, so I gave 
him the works : "Why, Mister Boles," I explained, "inas- 
much as you're certainly The Tops when it comes to love 
on the screen nowadays, I thought [Continued on page 68] 



John Boles sings of love 
to Gladys Swarthout in 
"Rose of the Rancho" 




Why Women Can't Resist 

William Powell 

Find the woman who doesn't like him — whether she knows him 
in person or only in films! ... A famous writer, who knows 
human nature and Bill Powell, explains his popularity! 

By Jim Tully 

Author of Beggars of Life, Circus Parade, Shanty Irish 



IT WAS said long ago that the real test of a man was 
what a few highly intelligent women thought of him 
. . . women being more subtle, more analytical than 
men, so far as impressions of the opposite sex are con- 
cerned. 

From all indications, William Powell is the most popu- 
lar man in Hollywood — with women. 

Carole Lombard once said that William Powell was 
the most wonderful ex-husband a girl could have. 

This, though it sounds facetious, has profound implica- 
tions. 

The average couple, once separated, generally go their 
different ways forever. Once the fire is burned out, there 
is no warmth, no glow in continued companionship. Not 
so with Carole and Bill. She found in her ex-husband a 
great and understanding friend, in whose heart there was 
room enough for the hopes and despairs of many such 
lovely women as herself. 

Their romance began when she played his leading lady 
in two successive pictures, Ladies' Man and Man of the 
World. They married soon afterward, their marriage last- 
ing approximately two years. They parted friends, and 
they still are friends. 

Frequently, for months after their divorce, they attended 
Hollywood parties together. There was no idea of recon- 
ciliation. None was needed. The woman he considered 
worthy to be his wife had the same consideration as a friend. 

"Bill," she said, "is one of the greatest souls I have ever 
known." 

• One who lives in Hollywood for a long enough period 
can get a true light on any citizen through a consensus 
of opinion — that is, if the citizen lives in the fierce light 
of Kleigs and publicity, as a prominent actor must. 

Powell is popular not only with fellow-players of both 
sexes, with executives, with social leaders, with the in- 
telligentsia. He is popular with script girl, electricians and 
property men on the set. He has not forgotten the days 
of his hunger — and is not ashamed of having struggled. 

Myrna Loy, who played with Powell in Manhattan Melo- 
drama, The Thin Man and Evelyn Prentice, as his screen 
wife, has an interesting sidelight on him. It is that the 

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suave sophisticate's success in playing a screen husband lies 
in the fact that all women dramatize themselves sub- 
consciously, and thereby accept him as the sort of hus- 
band they feel they could love and honor. 

"One can call it what one wishes — personal magnetism, 
excellent manners, unique personality — but the result is the 
same, and it coincides with my own impression of him. 
Personally, he is a fine, genial gentleman, always con- 
siderate of his fellow-players — a man to be admired for 
his own good qualities as a person, aside from his appeal 
as an actor." 

Any man who could inspire such a tribute from appeal- 
ing, reticent Myrna Loy would have the legal right to feel 
that he must be one in a million. But Powell hasn't the 
capacity for egotism ; he's too interested in others. 



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"The man who worships one woman will never be free." But 
William Powell worships them all, and they all adore him 



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And Virginia Bruce, who appeared with him 
in Escapade, says of William Powell : 

"He is one of the most attractive men I've 
ever known. I have never known anyone whose 
friends so adore him. He casts a charm over 
men and women alike — including me. He is 
just that grand to work with, too — and a perfect 
gentleman." 

Ah, William, William — let those who wish 
draw up NRA codes and American neutrality 
resolutions. Let them write the laws of a nation 
— and even its songs. But to rule as a friend 
in the hearts of such ladies is surely a happier 
destiny. 

• Nor is this all. To be the companion of Jean 
Harlow, to wear an evening suit like Sherlock 
Holmes on a hot scent, to be nonchalant where 
lesser men would be flustered, to look upon the 
Grand Canyon not as a tourist, but as a fellow 
who has one of them in his back yard — there can 
be no happier lot. But more than all, William, 
and I repeat — to be a pal of Harlow's ! She's 
from around your diggings in Kansas City — and 
surely you reflect now and then, in gazing upon 
her, that you have gone a far way from being 
a clerk with a K. C. telephone company. 

Jean Harlow, the tempestuously lovely, implies 
— and bear up, William — that you are one of the 
most delightful companions that a man or woman 
could have, that you have humor, understanding, 
intelligence, tolerance. In other words, she seems 
to be fond of you. [Continued on page 74] 

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By 
HELEN HARRISON 




Lily Pons / the 
newest operatic 
arri va I on the 
screen / isn't just 
one unusual per- 
son. She's six 
amazing women! 



Sing 



a 



Song 



of Six Pons! 



1"^ MELIE, Yvonne, Cecile, Marie and Annette Dionne 
\ are merely quintuplets. Lily Pons, young, beautiful 
_i and incredibly accomplished new arrival in filmdom 
goes them one better. There are really six Pons — and it 
isn't done with mirrors ! 

There is so much to tell about the lovely Lily that it is 
impossible to know where to begin. Yesterday's opera sen- 
sation, today's radio queen, tomorrow's outstanding screen 
star — such phrases tell only part of the story. Did you 
guess that she was a brilliant pianist? Do you know any- 
thing of the girl, Lily, whose personality is magnetic and 
whose friends are legion ? Or the woman behind the enigma 
of contrasts that she seems? So few do. 

Let me, then, tell you as interesting a story as has ever 
appeared between the covers of a book of fiction — but re- 
member these are true facts about the most fabulous heroine 
who ever trilled a note, or, still in her twenties, was wildly 
acclaimed by blase Metropolitan opera-goers as the world's 
greatest coloratura soprano ! 

When Fate set in motion the destiny that would make an 
unknown little French girl, born in Cannes, a world-famous 
figure, Fate disguised its intentions so well that even the 
recipient of its favors did not suspect the ultimate goal. Her 
parents were well-to-do people, with a great love of music, 

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and were only too happy to foster their daughter's musical 
talent, which was displayed at a very early age. In fact, 
she was studying the piano before her childish hands could 
span an octave. Never, in her wildest fancies, however, did 
she think of herself as a future singer. 

• At sixteen she graduated with a first prize from the 
Paris Conservatoire, determined to make piano her 
career. Then she fell desperately ill and the family doctor 
advised leaving music alone for two years. At sixteen, two 
years out of one's life are not irretrievable. 

But little Lily, an active, eager personality, could not be 
idle. So, as a form of "rest" she took up acting — which had 
been her favorite game as a child. It was not long before 
she obtained a position with the Theatre des Varieties in 
Paris, where, for the next two years, she played ingenues. 

The magnetism which she exerts over people today be- 
came manifest then. She was an immediate success 
Vitally alert, she made friends easily and then, as now, it 
was almost unknown for anyone not to bow to her charm 
at first meeting. 

After this Paris interlude, she returned to Cannes to 
resume her piano studies, but instead she met August 
Mesritz and married him, [Continued on page 70] 



Why Lederer Likes 
American Girls 



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Handsome Francis Lederer is no play- 
boy. He is an idealist, embarked 
on a search for the ideal girl. 
And she may be American . . . 

By DENA REED 



WHEN Francis Lederer said he thought he had 
found his "ideal girl" twice, I knew he was speak- 
ing the simple truth. And when he said he had 
been honestly mistaken both times, I could not doubt him. 
No woman could. It is impossible not to sense that he 
wants love, and needs love — because he has missed much 
of it in life. And, despite his Continental background, 
American women are not mistaken in their increasing 
belief that he deserves their acquaintance. 

"American girls think," said the handsome and earnest 
young Czech actor, who is currently starring in a ro- 
mantic comedy, The Gay Deception. "And that is good, 
for a woman does not need beauty of face or form — 
but mind and soul." In definition, he touched his fore- 
head and heart. "That is why American women interest 
me. Their charm is not only that of a lovely face or 
a 'feminine form divine.' Behind their eyes, one 'sees' 
something is happening; they are thinking clearly and 
frankly and honestly. One senses an ability to meet 
issues, a forthrightness. In them, there is no futile or 
pampered yearning to be petted and cajoled. They are 
men's equals, their 'betters,' if you will !" 

To understand this unusual young man's attitude 
toward women, you must really know something of his 
background, for, remembering the tempestuous diffi- 
culties of his parents, the youngest of the Lederers has 
come to regard love as a very serious business. He can't 
be facetious about it. 



The earnest young Czech star 
turns to romantic comedy 
in "The Gay Deception" 



• In the quaint town of pre-war Prague, the cobbler, 
Lederer, had a home, a wife and three children. Then, 
the very young Francis noticed, a coolness developed be- 
tween those whom he instinctively loved best — his parents 
— until, to the entire bewilderment of his childish mind, 
there was a divorce. 

In the absurd equations of such family split-ups, the 
two elder children were given into the custody of the 
mother, and little Francis constituted the paternal spoils 
of matrimony. What a puzzling thing life was! One 
cried for one's mother and one's father answered, or per- 
haps an aunt or grandmother, who tried so hard to make 
up to Francis for the loss of his mother. And couldn't. 

And then a second tragedy entered Francis' life. 

Toward the close of the War, just as he and his eldest 
brother were becoming attached after long separation, that 
brother was killed in battle. 

Francis Lederer has never recovered entirely from that 
blow. As the yearning for his mother sharpened his dis- 
cernment toward women, just so this needless death of 
his brother has imbued him with [Continued on page 60] 







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'Design 



By JANE CARROLL 




or Livelihood 



show how 



S^ C -" ,A 






,ho** 








■Photos by Old Masters Associates, Inc. 



a °c/ Opn- n S/ ' s ^ers rv 



H 



ARNESS your ambitions!" This is 
the valuable message to the feminine 
world from a handsome gray-haired 
woman who earlier in her own life met Adver- 
sity in his corner and knocked him out of the 
ring. Her name is Ethel Traphagen. 

A talented artist and world-famous designer 
of feminine fashions in her own right, she man- 
ages a prominent New York designing school 
that bears her name. It is from this school that 
such master fashion designers as Bernard New- 
man, who profits to the ex- 
tent of $100,000 a year for 
costuming such pictures as 
Roberta and Top Hat, and 
Gladys Parker, sophisti- 
cated dictator of youthful 
feminine fashions, have 



Maralyn Tank- 
ersley, of Web- 
ster Groves, 
Mo., is a prom- 
ising student 
dress designer 



graduated. 



Harness those ambitions for a 
glamorous career — and give a 
thought to designing. For the 
average girl, it has far greater 
possibilities than acting! 





Lettie Lee is giving Hollywood's 
male designers serious competition 



When Miss Traphagen says, "Har- 
ness your ambitions," she is thinking of 
girls with a multitude of ambitions who 
never seem to find a successful release 
for their energies. 

"Many women today could be 
financially independent and happy in a 
fascinating career," she says earnestly, 
"if they only awakened to what the 
fashion field has to offer them. After 
many years, manufacturers have come 
to recognize American designers. Frequently, when I first 
entered the field of fashion, designers were forced to allow 
Parisian names to be attached to their creations if they 
hoped to have them accepted. Now the market is wide open 
to Americans — and there aren't enough to supply the de- 
mand." 

Hollywood, in the opinion of Miss Traphagen, has helped 
to open the door of opportunity to young American de- 
signers. 

• "Film fashions — smart, original, practical- — have helped 

to convince America that not all the dictates of fashion 

need to come from Paris," she declares. "Not only has the 

screen inspired women to wear their clothes better ; it has 



Brueck and Richards silk dresses, 
created by students of the 
Traphagen School of 



— Old Masters Associates, Ivc. 

Alert, attractive and young, Page Michie, of Char- 
lottesville, Va., looks able to pass a screen test. 
But, instead, she's studying to become a designer! 

ff\* "W given them a liking for clothes 'in the 

American mood.' And it has opened 
the eyes of many to countless oppor- 
tunities in fashion designing today." 
Her words, "countless opportuni- 
ties," carry no exaggeration. The 
chance of achieving outstanding suc- 
cess in the field of fashion design is 
considerably greater than the chance 
of getting on the stage or screen — and 
often work in this profession leads 
straight to Hollywood. At any rate, 
it is an established fact that, although 
Marlene Dietrich may earn $5,000 a 
week and Garbo may endorse salary 
checks to the tune of $400,000 yearly, 
there are hundreds more men and 
women profitably employed today as 
fashion designers than there are 
players in Hollywood. 

But what does it take to become a 
successful designer? Is special talent 
essential? What about age? Is vast 
experience necessary? 

"I think 'talent' is a highly over- 
rated word," Miss Traphagen begins, 
taking up the barrage of questions. 
"Let me cite an illustration : Only a 
few years ago I had a student who I 
seriously doubted would ever become 
a designer. Unattractive in person, 
she was slow and somewhat clumsy and seemed impossible 
to teach. Gradually, by gentle suggestion, I managed to 
improve her personal appearance. With her own acquisition 
of neatness, her drawings turned slowly from smudgy, un- 
inspired efforts to well-turned-out designs. From a foreign 
girl who seemed doomed to a lifetime job of making button- 
holes at ten dollars a week, she changed into an independent 
young lady who commanded a salary of seventy-five dollars 
a week. That, I think, is indication enough that 'talent' or 
'genius' is not a prime necessity. Neither, for that matter, 
is neatness. But ambition and application count. 

"As for age, one of my pupils, a young man just sixteen, 
happened to be in a museum looking for ideas on which he 
might base designs for feminine [Continued on page 62] 




Two prize- 
winning de- 
signs for 



Fashi 



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Olivia de Havilland interests 
Dick in "A Midsummer Night's 
Dream" — and off-screen, too 





DICK'S SIX: 


1. 


Be entertaining. 


2. 


Be a good mixer. 


3. 


Be a good sport. 


4. 


Be attractive. 


5. 


Be intelligent. 


6. 


Be charming. 



Dick 
Powell 

tells 

Six Ways 

to Be 

"A Good Date" 



The hero of A Midsummer 



Night's Dream has 
about how any girl 
interest a man. Good 



ideas 

can 

ideas! 



By RICHARD ENGLISH 



DICK POWELL, attired in a midshipman's uniform, 
perspired under the lights and sang into the micro- 
phone on the Shipmates Forever set. A score of 
Busby Berkeley's prettiest dancing girls formed an ap- 
preciative audience. After three "takes," the number was 
"okay for sound and camera" and Mr. Powell staggered, 
not walked, in my general direction. "Whew," he said 
in greeting as he sank into a camp chair and reached for 
a bottle of pop. 

"Hot work, this being a tenor," I sympathized. He 
withered me with a glance. "A baritone to you, sir!" I 
changed the subject deftly. "Lots of pretty girls on the 
set today, Dick. I don't think I'd mind the heat if I rated 
smiles from beauties on all sides." He said nothing. Dick 
is as appreciative of feminine beauty as the average young 
man, but is becoming more than a little tired of being 

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rated Hollywood's favorite bachelor. He fin- 
ished drinking the pop and unbuttoned his tight- 
fitting jacket. "Sure, they're nice-looking," he 
agreed, "but I hope you don't think every 'good 
date' has to be good-looking. Let's take the case 
of the girl with a sense of humor, who's a good 
sport, is intelligent, has poise — " 
"Wait a minute," I objected. "You mean you'll take 
a harem, not just one girl." 

• He grinned. "Don't be silly ! If you come right down 
to it, almost every girl who's a preferred 'date' has 
those four qualities and a couple more for good measure ! 
Stop and think about the girls you like to date. Aren't 
they alike in half a dozen ways? . . . Just because a fel- 
low's in pictures certainly doesn't make him an expert on 
secrets of popularity, but he's entitled to his own little 
standards of what a good date ought to be. Like you, or 
any other guy." 

"I don't agree with you so much about this sense-of- 
humor business," I objected. "These girls who are the 
life of the party get in — " 

"Wait a minute!" Dick said. "I don't like that type 
either. What I'm talking about is the girl who has a quiet 
sense of humor, who gets a little chuckle out of life. When 
you're tired out and the old spirit is worn to a frazzle, 
it's mighty nice to know some [Continued on page 64] 



By ERIC L. ERGENBRIGHT 



A FEW weeks ago a towsle-haired wisp of a girl, 
driving an inexpensive open roadster, sought to 
cross the international boundary line from Mexico 
into the United States. Her broken English betrayed her 
foreign birth and immigration officers promptly demanded 
her passport and entry permit. She had none. 

"But I am Luise Rainer. ... I am working in pictures," 
she explained. 

The immigration men were skeptical, to put it mildly. 
That slip of a girl, clad in nondescript slacks, with uncombed 
hair and little make-up, unescorted and entirely lacking in 
'grandeur" — she couldn't be the new Continental star whom 
Hollywood was hailing as its great new discovery. She 
didn't fit the movie-star pattern — she didn't look or act the 
part. They had encountered too many stars not to know 
the type. So they thought. 

And so they held Luise Rainer at the border until her 
predicament ceased to be an adventure in her estimation and 
she succeeded in finding a film magazine that contained a 
portrait of her. With its aid, she proved her identity. 

But don't blame Uncle Sam's immigration officers for 
their mistake. Blame Luise Rainer for looking so entirely 
unlike a screen star. She doesn't fit the glamor-queen pat- 
tern, and never will. That's just one thing you will like 
about her There are more. 

• She is small, dark and elfin — an animated little person, 
as moody as a vagrant spring breeze. Her eyes sparkle 
with eagerness and vitality one moment — and brim over with 
dream< the next. One moment she is the quintessence of 
gaiety : the next, she is impressive in her intense seriousness 
of purpose. One moment she is confiding; the next, she 
retreats behind an unscalable wall of reserve. 

If ever Hollywood has known an unpredictable person, 
that person is Luise Rainer. Read Green Mansions and 
yon will know her. for, like W. H. Hudson's heroine, she is 



Luise 
Rainer 

Sensation! 



Six months ago, you had never heard 
of her. Today her name is on every- 
one s lips. Why? Because the movie 
world has never seen anyone like her! 




-Portrait by C. S. Bull 

a child of Nature — an appealing, puzzling, provocative 
mixture of natural simplicities and natural complex- 
ities. Sophistication and artificiality have not touched 
her at all. 

Hollywood has always expected its celebrities to fol- 
low its prescribed rules of "celebrity-conduct." Rainer. 
apparently, is unaware that such conventions exist. 
Consider, for instance, the prelude to that amusing de- 
tention at the international boundary. . . . 

The filming of Escapade, in which she later made so 
sensational a debut, was scheduled to start within a day 
or two. Instead of being a taut bundle of nerves — as 
even the best-established actresses usually are immedi- 
ately before the start of a new picture — she was com- 
pletely relaxed. The weather was glorious, the country- 
side beautiful, and she found herself driven by a gipsy 
impulse. With only fifteen dollars in her purse, with 
no luggage in her car and with no definite plan in her 
mind, she left her home one morning. And disappeared 
for five days ! 

The studio's executives were frantic. Her maid was 
phlegmatic. Rainer would be back. When? Today, 
maybe. Or perhaps tomorrow. 

Meanwhile, the little Viennese minx with the wind- 
tossed hair was vagabonding, most un-starrishly. 
wherever her fancy took her. She drove to San Diego 
and saw the Fair. She ate hamburgers at roadside 
stands. She struck up acquaintance with picnickers and 
shared their lunches. She stayed overnight in inex- 
pensive hotels and washed her one pair of stockings 
and her lingerie in washbowls. She drove on, across 
the Mexican line, to Caliente and reveled in the color 
of the border towns. And she returned to Hollywood, 
after her five-day tour, with more than a dollar left 
in her purse. 

No wonder everyone on the Hollywood scene regards 
her with amazement — and liking! No wonder immi- 
gration officers refused to [Continued on page 76] 

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"It's a Woman's World" 

Says MARY PlCKFORD 

Every day, in every way, women are fast becoming 
men's equals. Yes, and often superiors. And the 
First Lady of Filmland is all for the movement! 



By J. EUGENE CHRISMAN 



T 



HE brain has no sex," said Mary Pickford. "A 
woman's intellect and inventiveness, as well as her 
ingenuity, are equal to a man's. Even greater, 
some psychologists insist. A man often depends on physical 
strength to get what he wants, while a woman has to be more 
subtle ; so she uses her brain. And she is constantly getting 
more practice. That's why I say that it's becoming a 
woman's world, year by year, almost day by day." 

We were sitting in the small library of Pickfair, just off 
the beautiful antique dining room. Mary, with a new 
coiffure, more severe than the one she wore formerly, 
looked younger than ever and more than ever the poised, 
efficient young business woman. Which, indeed, she is — 
having just become a combination producer, director and 
star (and, possibly, writer) for United Artists, with a 

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production program of several pictures a year ahead of her. 

In my lap lay a newspaper with headlines telling of fears 
of a new world war. Indicating the newspaper, and the 
tale it told, she said : "I believe that women are the hope of 
the world — the sex that will eventually bring about 
universal peace. They are no longer going to bear male 
children for cannon-fodder — cannon-fodder for countries 
reaching out for more land, for munitions-makers who 
want more business, for industrialists who want more war- 
time profits. Women do not make wars," she added. 
"Men make them — without consulting women, who shrink 
from its terror and tragedy. But one of these days, women 
will have their way and eliminate war forever. 

"There is an old saying that, for every man who rules a 
nation, there is a woman who [Continued on page 67] 



I 




Irene Dunne's 

Thanksgiving 

Menu 

Grape and orange cocktail 

Turkey with mushroom 

dressing 

Mashed potatoes 

Mashed turnip 

Brussels sprouts de luxe 

Cranberry-clove jelly 

Thanksgiving salad 

Mince pie with meringue 

Coffee Nuts 



A Thanksgivin: 

Dinner 
to Remember! 



By Irene Dunne 



As told to Frances Kelhim 



IT'S SO easy now to make holiday dinners something 
lovely and "extra-special" — something for the family 
to remember ! Or if you are bachelor-girling it and 
want a few friends in, it's easy, too, to get that cozy 
home atmosphere that everybody loves. Let me tell you 
about a Thanksgiving menu that is easy to-prepare and 
simple to serve without assistance . . . 

The first thing on this menu is grape and orange cock- 
tail which is made the first thing in the morning and set 
in the icebox to chill for several hours. Cut large wine- 
grapes in half, seed them, and add diced orange from 
which every particle of skin has been removed. Serve 
it ice-cold in cocktail glasses, with a sprig of mint on 
top. If you want to give it extra zest, pour a little of the 
juice of crushed mint and limes in each glass and serve 
the cocktail on a plate that has a large green leaf in the 
middle. 

Turkey with mushroom dressing is the entree — THE 



entree, I should say. The "mushroom dressing" is super- 
tasty. Add a can of condensed cream-of-mushroom soup 
to the usual bread dressing, instead of moistening it with 
water or milk. Put the soup in a dish first and add one 
egg, beating the mixture well, then stir it into the other 
ingredients. And when you start the roasting process, 
don't forget that the secret of a juicy turkey lies in its 
being basted every twenty minutes. 

Brussels sprouts de luxe are a delicious side-dish. Cook 
one quart of sprouts in one cup of hot water for fifteen 
minutes. Add one cup of green Malaga grapes, cut in 
halves and seeded. Cook until the sprouts are tender. 
Drain and season with butter, pepper and salt. 

Cranberry-clove jelly would enhance any turkey din- 
ner — and should be made a day or so beforehand to be 
its most delicious self on Thanksgiving Day. Cook one 
quart of cranberries with one-quarter teaspoonful of 
salt, two teaspoonfuls of whole {Continued on page 54) 

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Screen - struck 

At last! A dramatic, penetrating novel about Hollywood 
-about the Hollywood that you, yourself, would discover 
if you were an unknown, desperately trying for a career! 



by Nina Wilcox Putnam 



/N THE darkness of the theatre, I was watching 
the screen eagerly, waiting, as I had waited every 
day for a month, for the appearance of the an- 
nouncement that might mean that my whole life 
would be changed. All across the continent, girls were 
looking at screens in Burnham Theatres and asking 
themselves the same burning question I was asking 
myself : "Am I to have the chance of a lifetime, or stay 
in a rut all the rest of my life?" 

My photograph had been one among thousands sub- 
mitted, of course. Perhaps it was absurd even to con- 
sider the possibility that it would 
win the first prize in the "Search 
for New Faces" contest — a trip 
to Hollywood and a screen 
test. But, having once sum- 
moned up enough courage to 
send in a photograph, who could 
help hoping? Someone had to 

win 

Meanwhile, the two other 
usherettes at Burnham's Palace, 
Helen West and Babe Hollis, 
had gone into a huddle at the 
back of the next aisle and were 
having a few laughs at my ex- 
pense. I could see their round 
pillbox hats tossed convulsively 
in silent hysterics. 

Of course, as head usher, I 
had to keep my post near the 
entrance door. But my back 
was toward it, and the elbows 
of my smart little military jacket 
were on the parapet, my electric- 
torch making a support for my chin as I kept my gaze 
riveted on Clifton Laurence on the screen. The picture 
was Love Me Only — you must remember it — the picture 
that made him a star. What did I care if the other 
girls laughed at me for it? They simply didn't under- 
stand. 



• ANYONE could see that he was handsome, in a strong 
he-man fashion, and his smile was certainly something. 
But that wasn't all that he meant to me. What those 
two amused girls didn't appreciate was the fact that 
Laurence was a splendid actor — that the little things 
he did were what counted. It thrilled me to watch 
his subtle tricks of acting and, in watching, to learn. 
Helen and Babe didn't realize how I was trying to 
store awav in the back of mv head what I learned be- 




He spoke in a clear, low voice 
— to me alone. "Good girl!" 
said Clifton Laurence. "Keep 
your head, out there!" 



cause some day I might want to use those tricks my- 
self. They thought I was in love with him — a shadow 
on a screen. 

I let them laugh. I never even told them, or any- 
body else f<5r that matter, how crazy I was to be in 
pictures. Or how I studied Clifton Laurence because 
he was the best actor of them all. Of course, I was 
crazy about him, too, but as one is crazy about a Rolls- 
Royce, or a yacht or a corsage of ten orchids — -without 
any chance of getting them. Clifton Laurence was so 
far out of my class that I could afford to sentimentalize 
over him. He was perfectly safe, and so was I ! 

But I wasn't making a fool of myself over him the 
way so many palpitating females did. Clifton Laurence, 
"the handsomest bachelor in Hollywood," was a sort 
of demigod to me — someone I could worship because 
he was so remote, actually, yet so close, figuratively, 



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Illustration by 

Harve Stein 



I kept my gaze rivet- 
ed on Clifton Laur- 
ence on the screen. 
What did I care if 
the other girls 
laughed at me for 
it? They simply did- 
n't understand . . . 
It thrilled me to 
watch his subtle 
tricks of acting and, 
in watching, to learn 



there in the theatre ... a personification of an ideal. 

Now, as I watched him go through a love-scene with 
Joan Crawford, I knew those two girls in the darkness 
were whispering about my secret thoughts. In the 
outside lobby, posters announced that Clifton Laurence 
would make a personal appearance at the Palace on 
Saturday night, and no doubt they anticipated that I 
would faint at actual sight of the man. Well, I 
wouldn't. In a way, I almost wished he wasn't com- 
ing, for it would be just too terrible if I was disillu- 
sioned. But, then, it was hardly likely that I'd get to 
speak to him. In my heart of hearts I zvas excited, of 
course — because I so much wanted him to be as nice 
as he seemed . . . Well, this was Wednesday. In three 
more days, I'd know . . . 

The picture came to an end with the usual clinch, 
and people here and there got up like dim ghosts and 
stumbled out. Others came in and our three spot-lights 
guided them to the vacated places, while the newsreel 
droned on. The best newsreel in the world drones after 
you've seen it four times a day for three days. I didn't 
even glance at it, or at the "coming attractions." The 
one o'clock show was just beginning, so I was not sur- 



prised when a familiar head was 
stuck through the door beside 
me and Buddy Kane hissed the 
usual "Phist! Lola!" at me. I 
finished guiding an old gentle- 
man to a seat and stepped out 
into the foyer. 

Buddy had a pencil stuck be- 
hind his ear. He did the the- 
atre's office-work for Mr. Kar- 
pen, our manager. Buddy tow- 
ered over me like a good-natured 
giant, his homely, kind face 
smiling, his eyes adoring. 

"Say, Beautiful," he began, 
"I just slipped out for a sec. 
Had to make sure I'll see you to- 
night." 

"I wanted to catch up on my 
sleep !" I protested, with a smile. 
His eyes Avere terribly earn- 
est. "Listen, this is important !" 
he insisted. "I'll be waiting in 
the flivver after the last show — 
please !" 

"All right," I agreed reluc- 
tantly. "But no parking on the 
lake front tonight — even if there's a full moon!" 

Buddy nodded, his eyes still devouring me, with that 
sweet, doglike devotion of his. For the hundredth time 
I wished that he didn't care like that ... or else that 
he wasn't so darned nice. It was his being such a swell 
person that made it hurt so to snub him. With a smile 
and a salute, he was gone and I went back to my job. 
The teasers — announcements of coming pictures — 
were just ending and their place was taken, in a flash, 
by the Contest Announcement — a brief "short," which 
told the audience all about the Burnham Brothers' 
"Search for New Faces" Contest, open to every girl 
in America, who sent her photograph through one of 
the Burnham theatres. For weeks we all had been 
Avatching the daily flash as if it could tell us something 
beyond its bare Avording. But local excitement OA T er 
it had died doAvn lately. We had become used to it, 
and somehoAV it didn't seem quite real. But this after- 
noon, a "still" slide had been added. It carried neAvs 
that made one heart skip a beat : 

"Winner Will Be Announced in This Theatre To- 
morroAv Night !" 

I looked at it with a sudden agonizing hope Avhich 



37 



quickly subsided. How could anyone win without some 
special influence? And I had none. Why, 1 didn't 
even know many people, because my maiden aunt and 
only living relative, with whom I lived, was poor and 
we kept to ourselves most of the time. Sometimes I 
used to envy Helen and Babe for the way they seemed 
able to make friends. I used to feel out of things some- 
times — used to wonder if I was too serious, too self- 
sufficient . . . The announcement faded from the 
screen, and I thought to myself : "All that Saturday 
night is going to mean to me is more people to seat. 
If I had won, I'd have heard about it before now!" 



• AFTER the last show, Buddy Kane did park the 
car on the lakeside, after all. It was a lovely night, 
with the moon making a path across the calm water, 
and I braced myself against any possible lovemaking. 
But Buddy turned half-around so as to look me square- 
ly in the face, and shot the question that had appar- 
ently been seething in him all day. 

"Lola Le Grange!" he demanded, earnestly. "How 
would you like to go to Hollywood?" 

I laughed. "I'm not such a fool," I answered lightly. 
"Why?" 

Buddy swallowed hard be- 
fore he could speak again. 
"You're very beautiful," he 
said at last. "You've got what 
it takes ... at least, I thought 
you were wonderful in the 
high school play. Wouldn't 
you like a chance in pic- 
tures?" 

"Yes," I answered slowly, 
"I would like just 'one chance. 
I want to be an actress — I 
want it more than anything. 
But I've read too much about 
what happens to unknowns in 
Hollywood. You say I'm 
beautiful, but Hollywood is 
full of girls who have been 
told the same thing by 
friends. Some of them are 
beauties — and they're starv- 
ing. I wonder if I'd like to 
risk being one of them, if I 
ever had the chance !" 

"You have something most 
girls don't have," he said, his 
voice shaky. I looked at him 
more closely and saw that the 
big, kind thing v/as actually 
trembling. 

"Listen !" I said firmly, 
about my ca- 



the prize-winner right in Hopewell, right in one of their 
own theatres. Only Karpen says they don't know that 
last part yet. He can hardly wait to tell them. I simply 
had to beat him to it, telling you the news. Oh Lola, my 
dearest, you're going to be a star — a marvelous success. 
You can't lose, Lola, I tell you, you can't lose!" 

"Buddy, I — I can't believe it!" I cried, my brain 
whirling. "I couldn't have won." 

"Do you think I would tell you anything like this — 
if it wasn't true?" he asked quietly. "I — I love you too 
much, Lola." 

Convulsively, I pressed his hand. "Don't !" said I. 
"The whole thing is impossible — it can't be true ! There 
may be some mistake !" 

But there was no mistake. What Buddy had said 
was true, and when the announcement was made the 
next evening, these words danced before my eyes : 

"Miss Lola Le Grange wins ... a trip to Holly woe d 
... a chance in pictures." 



T 




The Author: 



"Let's forget 

reer ! What was this im- 
portant thing you had to talk 
about tonight?" 

"This is it !" he exclaimed 
hoarsely, seriously. "Lola, I wanted to tell you first, 
myself. You are going to Hollywood." 

"Are you crazy?" I demanded, but my heart began 
to beat painfully just the same. 

"I got an inside tip today," he went on breathlessly. 
"Karpen told me. around noon. He got a wire straight 
from Burnham Studios. Lola — you've won the contest! 
You're going to Hollywood — going to have the chance 
of a lifetime ! And is Karpen puffed up ! Burnham 
Brothers scoured America for new faces — and found 



Nina Wilcox Putnam is a living success story. 
She sold her first bit of fiction when she was II, 
has been writing ever since, and has never had a 
manuscript rejected. She estimates that she has 
written approximately a thousand stories — a score 
of them novels. She insists that she cannot operate 
a typewriter; she composes her stories by longhand 
and by dictation. As an author, she is listed in 
"Who's Who in America," as well as every book- 
store, and is a member of the Authors' League of 
America. Movies she has authored include "The 
Fourth Horseman," "A Lady's Profession" and 
"Golden Harvest." Born in New Haven, Conn., 
she now lives in New York City and Palm Beach, 
Florida. Immensely proud of her 18-year-old il- 
lustrator-son, John, she also says of "Screen 
Struck," her newest achievement, "I am proud of 
this story." 



Chapter II 

HE trunk was very new and so large that it al- 
most filled my aunt's tiny living room. On its 
side was painted in conspicuous golden letters 
a legend which proclaimed it 
as belonging to Lola Le 
Grange, winner of the Burn- 
ham Studio Beauty Contest. 
I had seen the trunk before in 
the shop window of its donors 
the Hopewell Mercantile Com- 
pany. And now Aunt Neta was 
busy filling it with the lovely 
things the other merchants had 
sent me— hats, shoes, dresses, 
everything imaginable. 

But suddenly I hated the 
sight of them all. The shabby 
little room looked very dear 
and homelike, and in the mid- 
dle of folding a beautiful silk 
nightie, the like of which I 
had never hoped to own, I 
burst into tears. 

"Now what?" exclaimed 
Aunt Neta. "First you're 
laughing and running: all over 



the place, and now you're cry- 
ing ! Here, give me that gown 
before you ruin it!" 

"But Hollywood's so far 
away!" I wailed. "And sup- 
pose they don't like me when 
they see me, out there? I just 
can't face it." 

"Hysterical," Aunt Neta 
commented. "It's that French 

j blood in you, 'way back ! 

Imagine crying over a grand 
chance like this. Why, in your 
place, I'd, I'd . . . ." Her face began to work, and in an- 
other minute we were crying on each other's shoulders. 
"There, there !" she comforted me. "You'll make good." 
"I've got to," I said, drying my eyes and trying to 
smile. "I'll never dare show my face back here if I don't." 
"And you can't go back on Buddy," Aunt Neta added. 
I said nothing to that. Buddy Kane headed the 
throng that was pushing me into this. I felt as though 
a spotlight had been turned on me, and everybody in 
town was looking. They were cheering and laughing 



38 



and egging me on. I belonged, not to myself now, 
but to Hopewell, Illinois. I was its boast, its citizens' 
creation. I was going to Hollywood and they were all 
going to see my pictures (so they thought) and tell 
each other about remembering me when I was only an 
usherette at Burnham's Palace — "this very theatre, my 
dear." 



• IN ONLY two days — two short days — my life was 
completely changed. They seemed like years, even like 
centuries. This had been going on, I thought, for- 
ever; the long, slow days before had been a dream. 
This was reality. And through it 
all, there was Buddy Kane, trium- 
phant, utterly thoughtless for him- 
self, absorbed in what was happen- 
ing to me. No, I couldn't go back 
on any of them. Nor on myself. 
After all, it zvas my great oppor- 
tunity, although I hardly grasped 
the truth of it as yet. 

It was Saturday morning, and 
Aunt Neta was helping me to pack 
— to set out for Hollywood and an 
unknown, unguessed future. My 
train was to leave at midnight, 
after the last show. And for 
two days there had been a new 
easel in the Palace foyer an- 
nouncing that after his person- 
al appearance, Clifton Laur- 
ence would present me to my 
fellow townsmen and person- 
ally hand me my ticket to the 
Film Capital. 

It was hard to say whether 
I was elated or frightened by 
the prospect of this encounter. 

Suppose I lost my head and did some silly thing when 
I met him ? Suppose I got stage-fright in front of 
him? Then, too, it was a terrible task, choosing a 
dress for this occasion. I had three evening gowns 
now, and there was much difference of opinion as to 
which I should wear. In the end I decided on the simp- 




voice singing Love Me Only, I had forgotten all about 
myself and my own part in the evening's program, 
when the manager of the theatre touched me on the 
arm, propelling me toward the stage. 

I was out there, in the lights, and he was looking 
at me. His eyes were gray and laughing. He took my 
hand and led me to the front of the stage. It was very 

noisy out there in the audi- 
ence. He held up his hand 
and, in the silence that fol- 
lowed, made a little speech. 
Then he turned and presented 
me with a long white envel- 
ope containing my ticket. The 
audience roared again as he 
shook hands with me. Under 
cover of the noise, he spoke in 
a clear, low voice — to me 
alone. No one else heard him. 

"Good girl!" said Clifton Laur- 
ence. "Keep your head, out there. 
Good luck !" 

He meant it — oh, he meant it, 
that was plain. This was no bally- 
hoo, but a personal message to a 
girl who looked real to him. I was 
glad I had worn the plain white gown. 
I said, "Thank you, I will." Then 
I turned and tried to walk away, 
tripped on my train and all but fell. 
The audience laughed at my awkward 
exit. Just off-stage someone caught 
me and pulled me into the wings. 
Buddy Kane. 

"Are you hurt?" he whispered. 
"No, of course not," I said, my 
whole body burning with humiliation. They were still 
laughing outside. Across the stage I could see Laur- 
ence hurrying away without a backward glance. 

"Well," I thought to myself satirically, "I'll prob- 
ably never see you again, Mr. Clifton Laurence, but 
I did get to speak to you after all !" Then I turned to 
Buddy. 

"Get me out of here!" I begged. "Oh, Buddy, do 
vou think it's a bad omen — my making: a fool of mv- 



Le Grange!" he 

ded, earnestly. 

would you like 

to Hollywood?" 



lest of them all — a plain white chiffon without any self at the very start, like that?' 



"All you need is the wings," Aunt Neta sniffed when I 
was ready. "Yes, a pair of wobbly wings, Rock of 
Ages, and the Church Festival would be com- 
plete !" 

But she was wrong, I thought, gazing at my reflec- 
tion in the mirror. My hair looked blonder, my eyes 
bluer, without any color to detract from them. I had 
done my hair very simply, too. and worn no ornaments. 
Perhaps, I thought, the audience would not like it, but 
for this once I was not dressing for the audience — I 
was dressing: for Clifton Laurence. 



® IT WAS dusty and draughty backstage as I stood 
waiting to step in front of the footlights. But the place 
could have been on fire and I would not have noticed, 
for watching him — every move of his head, his slight- 
est gesture, the way his shoulders lifted as he sang. 
He was the handsomest man, in a fine way, that I had 
ever seen. The Laurence of the gray screen was as 
nothing beside Laurence in the flesh. His hair was a 
satin brown, his color bronze, with the red glow of 
health underneath. I wondered what color his eyes 
were. Listening to his golden, "laughing cavalier" 



Chapter III 

ON THE way to the train, riding in Buddv's 
flivver, I felt as though it could not be true that 
I was really leaving. There was something 
comforting and homey about Buddy, and even his old 
rattletrap coupe gave me a sense of security. "Surely," 
I thought, "we are just going to park at the lakeside 
and talk, as we've done so many times before!" But 
no, here I was in a smart new traveling outfit, headed 
for the railroad station and the midnight train, through 
the quiet streets of a nine o'clock town. 

Buddy said very little during the drive. He just sat 
there driving steadily and carefully and looking at me 
out of the corner of one eye every now and then. But 
when he parked at the station platform, instead of 
opening the door for me immediately, he turned square- 
ly to me and swallowed twice in that funny way of 
his. Finally the words came. 

"Lola," he began, "I know there isn't much I can do 

for you now ! But I want you to promise that 

if things go . . . well, all you've got to do is write me, 
see? Not that they will go wrong, of course, because 
you'll wow 'em! But if you [Continued on page 78] 



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Ronald Colman, above, says 
he would have risked his 
head to play Sidney Car- 
ton in A Tale of Tivo Cities. 
Now he has the role — 
and his head, too. Right, 
Donald Woods, as Charles 
Darnay, whose place he 
takes on the guillotine 



You h 
Cities. 
Ronald 



read Dickens' "Tale of Two 
Now read how Hollywood — and 
Colman — have filmed its drama! 



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SEVEN years ago, in 1928, Ronald Colman and I sat 
in his studio dressing-room, discussing his future 
in pictures. "Talkies" were, at that time, a remote 
possibility — a curiosity, not an accomplished fact. Like 
most of Hollywood's stars, Colman was frankly dubious 
of their boosters' claims. Interesting, he thought, but 
hardly practical. 

40 




Love for Lucie Ma- 
nette — played by Eliz- 
abeth Allan — inspires 
Sidney Carton's 
supreme sacrifice 




A Tale of 



"Yhree 
Cities 



"However," he said, clipping his words in true British 
fashion, "if talking pictures ever are perfected, a new 
treasure house of dramatic material will be opened. Then 
it will be possible to do justice to one of the greatest 
emotional dramas ever written — Dickens' Tale of Two 
Cities. How I love that story — and what I'd give to play 
the role of Sidney Carton! I've dreamed of playing that 
role ever since I became an actor. Carton is a character 
one can believe in " 

And yesterday, on one of the most spectacular sets 
ever built in any studio, I watched Ronald Colman step 
out of a "tumbril" and mount the scaffold of the guillo- 
tine. Sidney Carton was making his supreme sacrifice 
— and Ronnie's wish had been granted. 

• WHEN Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer first announced defi- 
nite plans for the filming of A Tale of Two Cities, 
Ronnie was away from Hollywood on one of those peri- 
odic, vagabond journeys that are his chief delight. He 
lost no time in rushing home, for he was obsessed by 
the fear that some other actor would be awarded his 
long-desired role. When he finally signed a contract 
to play Carton, he was jubilant — as ecstatic as so phleg- 
matic an Englishman can be. He sent slightly insane 
telegrams to his inseparable pals, Richard Barthelmess 
and William Powell — and then proceeded to lose his 
own identify completely in that [Continued on page 80] 






Left, the living-dining room. 
This scheme of things makes 
a small house seem spacious 




Right, an exterior view of 
the small house the Crosbys 
built for themselves — not to 
mention Gary and the twins! 



Photos by Will Walling, Jr. 



Bing Crosby 

Wanted a Small House 

So the movies' star crooner went out and got one, 
which he and Dixie Lee have made super-attractive 



BING CROSBY started it. Said 
the biggest broadcaster of The 
Big Broadcast of 1936 to Dixie 
Lee Crosby: "Dixie, let's get a house 
that's a home. You know — simple. 
No fuss. We don't want to raise our 
youngsters in a young hotel. We want 
them to feel close to their immediate 
forebears." 

Said Dixie: "I've been thinking 
the same thing. When do we move ?" 

It was Bing's mother who really 
found the place — one of the oldest 
adobe houses at Rancho Santa Fe, 
seventy-five miles south of Holly- 
wood. It was a little house built more 
than a century ago and tucked away 



By Marianne Mercer 

beneath pepper trees and palm trees. 
"That," announced Bing, "will be 
for our folks when they want to 
come down. Dixie and I will build 
our own home next door." So they 
built an exact duplicate of the original 
adobe — and it has five rooms. Five 
rooms for five people! But they are 
so perfectly planned and decorated 
that there is ample room for every- 
body without any crowded feeling. 
And the place has created something 
of a back-to-the-small-home fever in 
Hollywood. Because, for sheer com- 
fort and coziness, it beats any starry 
mansion that ever stood on a Holly- 
wood hilltop. 



• OF COURSE, there is a trick to 
making a little house seem spacious. 
Harold Grieve, the decorator who was 
called in by the Crosbys, revealed it. 
"If yon keep your zvalls a light mono- 
tone in color/' he said, "the rooms 
will appear larger. The rugs or car- 
pets should be plain. Then, if you 
keep your furniture in proportion to 
the room and don't try to use heavy 
pieces, you immediately get a sense of 
space and ease." 

The Crosbys have plain off-white 
plaster walls that are zvashable. And 
with three small children in the house, 
what a boon that is ! Sticky finger 
marks can [Continued on page 56] 

41 




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Head First 

into Autumn! 

Have beautiful hair, and you will be 
beautiful. Here are the newest hints! 

By CCZ^u^y^ (sC&ioi^^ 




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'HAT will our heads 
wearing- this fall?" . . . 
There's nothing like asking 
questions of the right person when 
you really have a problem, is there? 
So when I wanted to tell you about 
the latest and finest beauty hints for 
hair, I went to one of the foremost 
hairdressers of America — Emile, of 
Rockefeller Center, New York City. 
He "does" most of the "Hollywood 
heads" while they are in New York, 
and is considered a leading style au- 
thority in creating hair fashions in 
this country. 

"What's the keynote for autumn 
heads ?" I asked him. 

"Naturalness, above all things," 
Emile answered. "Your clothes now 
are natural ones . . . they are purely 
feminine and very adaptable to our 
modern quick tempo of living. So 
the coiffures must be the same. The 
hair should have that beautiful cared- 



42 



for look, as though it has a natural, 
soft, loose wave, and dressed so that 
it falls naturally into place as soon 
as it is waved." 

Brush a wave ! How many girls 
have a finger wave and never touch 
their hair for days at a time, fearing 
to interfere with its tight finish ? Yet 
you should see Emile go after the 
wave as soon as the hair is dried. He 
grasps a good strong-bristled brush, 
and brushes energetically so that the 
hair is soon shining with natural oil, 
and falling into a natural-looking curl. 

For evening, of course, the hair 
can be set in special, very formal 
coiffures, but during the clay it should 
look like a soft beautiful frame for 
your face. Wear bangs if they suit 
you, but study your face carefully 
before you have any new hairdress. 



NO HAIRDRESS on earth can 
look well if your hair is not in 
good condition. And since I feel that 



you are going to take good care of 
your hair, I'll give you some exercises : 

1. From the hairline at the base of 
the neck, brush up to the crown, 
working backward and forward from 
ear to ear several times. 

2. Brush with vibrating movements 
all along the face line. Work from 
the scalp to the ends of the hair to 
loosen powder, dust, etc. 

3. Space the hair in small sections, 
and with the brush on its side, roll 
the full length of the bristles with a 
turn of the wrist, and brush to the 
ends of the hair. 

4. After the entire head has been 
brushed, fluff the hair with fingers 
and light short strokes of the brush 
to let the air circulate through. 

Weekly shampoos will keep your 
hair in good condition. With the ex- 
ercises I have given you, there should 
be new lights and sheens to de- 
light you. [Continued on page 52] 



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shorter days begins 
— and in its wake 
comes a fashion pa- 
rade of shorter skirts 
for daytime wear . . . 
Bette Davis, always 
in the front rank of 
Hollywood style-set- 
'ters, leads the way 
with this clever black 
wool outfit, with its 
fl a r e d skirt, slit 
pockets with stitched 
flaps, and chic bolero 
jacket with stand-up 
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VIRGINIA 



BRUCE'S 

Bag of Fashion 

Tricks 





Do you know why she is always 
charming? She has solved ward- 
robe problems that every girl faces 

Bv VIRGINIA LANE 



A LL you co-eds and young business girls who are jug- 

l\ gling a Wardrobe Problem (aren't we all!) 

J* JL rally 'round for the Classic scoop of the month ! 

It comes from Virginia Bruce, famed for her fash- 
ions, her charm and her beauty — and named by artist 
Neysa McMein as one of Hollywood's "always charm- 
ing" women. Of course, Virginia had no idea she was 
delivering a ready-made scoop to me. She thought she 
was merely serving jasmine tea in the patio of her 
Toluca Lake home. But she was talking clothes at the 
same time. And when Virginia talks clothes . . . the 
result is bound to be real news ! 

"Spur-of-the-moment buying can kill any wardrobe," 
she declared. "Every woman finds that out sooner or 
later, I think. You pick up something because it sud- 
denly strikes your fancy, and afterward you have to 
scheme like everything to make it fit in with what you 
already have. It's not only hard on your pocketbook. 
but hard on your 'chic' ! 

"The best way to acquire a truly smart wardrobe is 
to have a definite plan of zvltat yon need before you ever 
start shopping. And this is a rule that will work for you 
whether you are a college girl, an office girl, or an actress. 
I found that out during my first year of 'careering.' 

• "I checked up and found I needed four daytime 

frocks, one ensemble — -a long coat and matching 

dress, one afternoon outfit, one dinner dress that would 

44 




Virginia Bruce 
knew how to 
smarten her silk 
print for autumn 



Wearing 
pajamas, 
one to 
other 



hostess 

she 
inspire 
girls 
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do tor informal parties, twu evening dresses, one heavy 
coat that could be made to serve for both street and dress 
occasions, one sports coat, and an evening wrap. Many 
another girl's needs, I suspect, are practically the same. 

"I planned the daytime frocks around that sports coat. 
It was a soft gray wool, I remember, and I bought tie- 
pumps and gloves to match it. One of the dresses was 
a scarf-dress of chartreuse, gray and black. One was in 
hydrangea blue, of the shirtmaker variety. Another was 
a dark green, and the fourth was a scarlet and black jersey. 
But what I honestly got excited over were the hats. You 
won't believe me, but I bought four mad little white hats. 
Since it was early fall, I got them for a song. They were 
all felts, and I had them dyed the exact shade of my four 
dresses." (And that's a clothes trick worth remembering ! ) 

"You can bring your budget down in a jiffy, buying out 
of season like that," Virginia went on to say, "For instance, 
white shoes are practically given away by stores in the 
early fall, and it's so easy to have those dyed, too. And 
there are probably thousands of charming summer dresses 
hanging on the racks this minute that would carry any 
girl well into winter. And they're marked at half-price 
and less ! I mean something on the order of that navy 
print silk of mine. You know the one?" 

I nodded. Did I know it! It is of lovely pussywillow 
silk in a navy blue and chartreuse print with a kick-pleat 
in front and cute peasant sleeves. It is the sort of dress 
that looks grand and feels even better on a warmish fall 
day, and later slips on so comfortably and smartly under 
a heavy coat. It was on this dress that Virginia performed 
one of her fascinating fashion tricks. There was an ordi- 
nary collar on it, so what did Miss Bruce do but insert a 
fold of chartreuse chiffon at the neckline. Then, knowing 
that chiffon hankies tucked in belt or bag for street wear 





White is becoming to eight out of every 
ten girls. Consider Virginia Bruce in 
filmy white chiffon, with magenta flow- 
ersatherthroat and velvet belt to match 



What is trimmer 
than a suit? Svelte 
Miss Bruce models a 
super-smart one 



She found that a 
daytime wardrobe 
can be built around 
a swagger coat . . . 



and very, very voguish, she drew 
one over her navy blue patent- 
leather belt. And that is the way 
smart dresses are born ! 

• Naturally, in buying a last 
season's frock, you have to be 
sure that you are not buying a last 
season's fad. But nowadays good 
designs remain popular for much 
longer than they used to, and you 
can bring a frock right up-to-date 
if you keep well-posted on last- 
word accessories — such as that 
chiffon hanky, for instance. 

"Do you know where I learned 
about this 'bargain buying?' " Vir- 
ginia asked me. "In New York, 
when I was a Ziegfeld showgirl. 

"It is part of a showgirl's job to 
look exceedingly well-dressed. And 
usually she does it on surprisingly 
little money. The Ziegfeld girls 
were wonderful about showing me 
how to do it. We would watch for 
off-season [Continued on page 72] 

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Four practical hints 
for achieving chic 
in daytime dresses 




Mary Carlisle suggests a collarless shirr- 
maker frock, in amber-colored wool, 
with brass-studded wooden buttons 
46 



"Dressy" wool things are stunning. Wit- 
ness Sally Eilers' black dress with gold 
stripes, red buckle and red hat 



© G-B Pictures 

Fay Wray wears a beautifully tail- 
ored English dress of gray herring- 
bone tweed, with taffeta trimming 




Teatime dates will respond 
to this dress of Olivia de Havil- 
land's — with its pert jacket 



Una Merkel, of the informal 
smile, models an intriguing 
formal gown of metallic clorh 



Dancing Eleanor Powell finds 
smartness in this gold lame 
dress with its new slit tunic 






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Old-fashioned 
accordion pleats 
are the newest 
fashion for eve- 
ning. Mary Car- 
lisle has them m 
her wine-colored 
taffeta. Note the 
violets in her hair 




And so to bed. 
Shirley Temple 
— style-setter 
for the 7 
o'clock girls — 
poses for you 
in the newest 
and swankiest 
of all-night at- 
tire. Sweet 
dreams, 
ever y b o d y! 

47 



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When evening comes . . . chif- 
fon and velvet for Jean Parker, 
rustling taffeta for Margo! 




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Suggestions for your Fa 
wardrobe . . . from two 
American fashion capitals! 




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wear, soft 
brown tie 
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A fashion forecast for 
cooler days. ..stunning 
fabric and a flattering 
fur collar, with a semi- 
halo hat. (Wanamakers) 





Smart Styles — 
for Clever Girls 



Two members of Hollywood's chic younger- 
set — Gloria Shea and Geneva Mitchell — 
give you two new autumn wardrobe ideas. 




MOVIE CLASSIC'S Pattern Service 
529 South 7th St., Minneapolis, Minn. 

For the enclosed please send 

me Gloria Shea Pattern No. 810 — Geneva Mitchell 
Pattern No. 811 (circle style desired). 

Size Bust 

Name 

Street 

City 

Patterns, 25c each 

50 



Gloria Shea, new Columbia 
player, models a sophist 
cated cocktail gown of in- 
terwoven metallic cloth in 
Hunter's green and gold, 
featuring a tunic and soft 
drapery in the sleeves. Pat- 
tern 810 is designed for 
sizes 14, 1 6 and 18 years; 36, 
38 and 40-inches bust. 25c 

These patterns may be ob- 
tained at any store selling 
Screen Star Patterns. Or 
you may order by coupon. 




Geneva Mitchell, attractive Columbia 
player, wears this neat two-piece afternoon 
dress of sheer navy blue wool, sprinkled 
with silver metal. The wool skirt is topped 
with a blouse of white ribbed silk, and a re- 
movable jacket with unusual sleeves. Pattern 
811 is designed for sizes 14, 16 and 18 
years; 36, 38 and 40-inches bust. 25c 





Katherine De Mille, of The Crusades, 
models some of the costume jewelry 
inspired by the picture- — a mesh collar 
and bracelet, with matching compact 

****Crusades jewelry — inspired by the 
greatest movie spectacle of the times — is 
the newest, latest word in accessories. 
(And stunning accessories are becoming 
more and more important — in Paris, in 
Hollywood, and in all places east and 
west.) There are simple pin bracelet sets 
shaped like shields, gold or silver ones 
with chain mail mesh, V-shaped bibs that 
fit tightly around the throat, round 
medieval collars, small fringed collars, 
belts of varying widths, little bows and 
small evening bags. Some have matching 
compacts, too. Ultra-new . . . and priced 
from $2 to $4. 

****Your grandmother probably used a 
certain hand lotion to keep her hands 



soft and lovely, for it has been on the 
market for generations. Now the manu- 
facturer has had two bright new ideas 
about improving his boon-to-woman-kind, 
with the result that the lotion now dries 
much more quickly and is non-sticky — 
and there's a new dispenser cap free with 
each 50c bottle. Which is something to 
remember this winter — to forestall rough, 
chapped hands. 

****Are we premature — or are you 
really thinking about making Christmas 
gifts this year? After all, you have to 
start some time. And it's painless to 
start early when the gift-making is fun. 
Like creating things out of a special kind 
of crepe paper — bags, mats, baskets, chair 
seats, all sorts of things. They all are 
very good-looking and take little time 
and effort to make. And little money. 
You'd never guess how little, to see the 
finished products. 15c per package! 

****Now, here's a new find to appeal 
to any feminine soul — young or old, 
pretty or homely. Namely, a perfumed 
powder to put in the rinse water when 
you do a washing — a powder that imparts 
a delicate scent to lingerie, woolens and 
linens. It lasts until the next washing, 
and will not stain the most delicate gar- 
ments. And when you wear any of these 
things next to you, the scent will respond 
to the heat of your body. It's equally as 
good in your bath and for rinsing your 
hair after a shampoo. Also inexpensive. 

****Do you have a pair of invisible 
magic gloves ? You can have — with a 
new cream we have discovered. You rub 
the cream on your hands and it disap- 
pears. Whereupon you can do any chore 
from gardening to tinkering with the en- 
gine of your car, without fear of grimy 
aftermaths. For, when you wash your 
hands afterward — presto ! — the soap and 
water take off the dirt along with the 



****Hang your hosiery and lingerie on 
a new hanger we've seen and you won't 
have to go near the windowsill (or 
wherever you hang the nightly "wash- 
ing"). It's a clever gadget with four 



hooks, is washable, has no metal to 
tarnish any of your silky things, and 
costs only 25c. 

****Then there's an all-in-one business 
that would practically set you up in a 
dry-cleaning establishment. There are 
four bottles all fitting into a box, and 
each is the right kind of cleaner for every 
conceivable kind of spot . . . from grease 
to juice stains. No looking around, no 
wondering what to use, for it's all 
brought together here in one handy little 
home kit. $1 buys it. 

****If you really want to add chic to 
your outfit, add a hand-made collar and 
cuff set. Besides, you aren't in the social 
swim these days if you can't crochet. 
(Yes, and knit, too.) We saw a set with 
a collar in the new, smart middy shape, 
with cuffs to match, which comes in red 
and white or blue and white. And it can 
be made for 50c. 

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Any Woman 
can be 

Up to Date 

(in her information) 

A great deal of the talk among women, on 
the subject of feminine hygiene, had better 
be disregarded. Some of it is garbled, in- 
correct, perhaps even dangerous. And some 
of it is just plain old-fashioned. Here are 
the facts, for any woman to read, and bring 
herself up to date. 

With Zonite available in every drug store, 
it is old-fashioned to think that poisonous 
antiseptics are needed for feminine hygiene. 
There was a time in the past, when certain 
caustic and poisonous compounds actually 
were the only antiseptics strong enough for 
the purpose. But that day ended with the 
World War which brought about the dis- 
covery of Zonite. 

Zonite is the great modern antiseptic- 
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used on human flesh. But Zonite is not 
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formed. 

It is hard to believe that such power and 
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name, at drug or department stores. There 
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Send for the booklet "Facts for Women." 
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Head First into Autumn! 

[Continued from page 42] 

New Beauty Tips 

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Dangerous for the appearance of 
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Hot oil treatments, which you can 
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A Thanksgiving Dinner 
to Remember! 

[Continued from page 35] 



cloves and two cups of water until they 
are soft. Put through a sieve. Add one 
cup and a half of sugar to the juice and 
cook three minutes. While it's hot, add 
one teaspoonful of lemon juice and one 
and one-half tablespoonfuls of gelatine 
that has been softened in cold water. 
Then chill. 



^THANKSGIVING salad is something 
-*- else that can be fixed the day before. 
This, too, is extremely easy to prepare. 
All you have to do is to stir chopped 
red cabbage into individual molds of 
lime gelatine and then set it to cool. 
I like to serve it on lettuce. 

And a one-crust mince pie, topped 
with lemon meringue "tops" a Thanks- 
giving dinner with a dessert that will 
have everybody in raptures ! For the 
meringue, beat two egg-whites until 
frothy, add one-fourth cup of sugar, 
one-fourth teaspoonful of baking pow- 
der, one teaspoonful of grated lemon 
rind. Beat until the mixture is very 
stiff. Pile in peaks on the pie and bake 
in a slow oven for twenty minutes. 

If you are without help, the whole 
idea is to make the dinner service as 
simple as possible. The fruit cocktail 
can be on the table before the guests 
sit down. And when the first course is 
over — that's when the tea-wagon begins 
playing a big part ! Remove the used 
dishes to the top of the tea-wagon and 
wheel them out to the kitchen. Then, 
on the lower tray of the wagon, put 
your hot dinner dishes, your hot bat- 
tered rolls, a dish of crisp cold celery 
and ripe olives, and the individual 
dishes for the brussels sprouts. On top 
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While the master of the house is carv- 
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again for the vegetables. Now, in order 
to facilitate matters, why not have your 
large wooden steak plank as hot as pos- 
sible and place vegetables on it? A 
mound of mashed turnip could go in 
the middle with sprays of parsley on 
top. Around this you could have the 
mashed potatoes, decorated with melted 
butter and grated raw carrots. Around 
the outer edge, if you want an extra 
vegetable, roasted onions on slices of 
canned pineapple make a very effective 
border. Then set the plank on a large 
platter atop the tea-wagon, with the 
gravy, cranberry-clove jelly, and sprouts 
flanking it. 

After the salad is served, it's nice to 
clear everything off the table with the 
exception of the nuts. Then the mince 
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tention it deserves ... to be cut and 
served by whoever carved the turkey. 

This, to my mind, is a good, old- 
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55 





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Bing Crosby Wanted a 
Small House 

[Continued from page 41] 



be erased, accidental stains cause nary 
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The living and dining rooms are com- 
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The table is of pine and early Amer- 
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clock on the mantel, and the prints on 
either side of it. For color notes, there 
are yellow bowls and vases and cigarette 
holders. 

The lamps and side lights throughout 
the house are all ex-oil burners, elec- 
trically wired. And every window has 
[Continued on page 58] 




Dixie Lee and Bing Crosby want- 
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MIRIAM HOPKINS 

in Samuel Goldwyn's 

"BARBARY COAST - ' 

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Reveals Her 
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MIRIAM HOPKINS and Janet Ross met 
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Bing Crosby Wanted a 
Small House 

[ Continued from page 56] 

white sash curtains of crinkled organdy 
easily laundered. From front to hack 
and from side to side, it is a practical 
home that one can dream in . . . 

The dining room chairs are Mexican. 
So is the long- pine table. The kitchen 
is in green and red — Christmasy and 
cute. The walls are a lovely pale green 
and the curtains are red-checkered. All 
of the Crosby china is a pale yellow 
with a red stripe. 

Carrying harmonizing colors from 
one room to another is the secret of 
charm in a small house. And what goes 
better with sand, the predominating 
shade in the Crosby living room, than 
a rich, deep blue? So Bing and Dixie 
chose that for their bedroom. The rug 
is a dark-blue mixture ; the curtains are 
a plaid glazed chintz that unites dark 
and light blue and is high-lighted with 
a small red flower. A red glass floor 
lamp and red glass wall brackets with 
flowers in them repeat that accent. But 
•the most amusing — and delightful — part 
of all is the ruffle of the plaid chintz 
around the bottom of the pine dressing 
table. It's easy enough to put on. You 
can do it yourself either with invisible 
thumb tacks used on the inside or with 
plain adhesive tape. 



HpHE built-in bookcases (in the bed- 
A room ! ) are a happy thought — to say 
nothing of the cast-iron Victorian night- 
tables with their shining marble tops. 
There is also a white drop-leaf table in 
the wide window recess, which makes 
an ideal breakfast spot. 

In the nursery, three little beds stand 
in a row . . . They look like cradles now, 
but they are made so that the sides can 
be taken off and the children can use 
them until they are eight or nine years 
old. It is distinctly a boys' room ; Bing 
saw to that. There is only one fabric 
used and that is a soft yellow plaid. 
Each bed has a yellow coverlet bound 
in red. And there is a spindle-back 
chair painted in old red. It is a room 
easy to copy — and easy to keep clean. 

Immediately off it is the nurse's room. 
If no nurse were present, this could 
readily be transformed into a sewing 
room, a study or a sunroom. 

A little home, tastefully arranged like 
the Crosbys', saves an enormous amount 
of energy and simplifies living. And you 
can decorate it at suprisingly little cost. 
For instance, for an Early American 
living room, it is possible to buy a very 
smart sofa around $45. A gateleg table 
with mahogany finish runs about $19. 
A small upholstered armchair. $21.50. 
A wing chair, $38.00. A high-boy, 
$25.00. A desk, $40.00. 

If you can paint some of the furniture 
you can cut the expense in half. 

It takes only a little attention and 
care to make any small house, like Bing 
Crosby's, a real home. 

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MO DIET* MO MEDICINES 
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MRS. WALTER RADCLIFFE KlBK, one of 

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for many years . . . also notable for her charities. She is seen here with 
her special custom-built town car, a familiar sight on the boulevards 
of Santa Barbara, New York and Chicago. 



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ken . . all luxuries . . yet she chooses 
this twenty- five cent tooth paste 



"It is remarkable how quickly 
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Note that wonderful feeling of mouth 
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TRAVELING JEWEL 

CASE — showing part of 
Mrs. Kirk's exceptional jewel 
collection, notable for the care- 
ful selection of its stones and 
their rare beauty — another of 
her most treasured possessions. 



Listerine Tooth Paste 



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59 




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of my time... 
and I forgot 
my troubles!" 



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for Mary, or four years at High for Jack. 

"Then one day I read an advertisement which 
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nursing. I'd always been handy around a sick- 
room and this seemed a good chance to make use> 
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Why Ledercr Likes 
American Women 

[Continued from page 29] 



a most precise value of what Peace 
might mean to men — and women, too.* 

"Now," he said, continuing the story 
of his constant search for his ideal, "I 
have set a hard and fast rule. When 
I next believe I have found 'the one 
and only,' I shall set a time limit. I 
have determined that in two years of 
friendship, love must prove itself real!" 

"And it hasn't proved itself real yet?" 
I asked. 

"Not yet," he answered, "though I 
am hopeful !" 

Moreover, he is prepared to find his 
ideal in America. For he told me: 
"The American woman has many traits 
that women of other countries do not 
possess. First of all, she is so self- 
possessed, so poised that one can meet 
her on one's own ground, discuss one's 
ideas and feel perfectly understood. 

"But," he continued, and his eyes 
brightened in his intensity, "never be- 
lieve that the intellect of the American 
woman leaves her cold and detached as 
brainy women of other nationalities are 
apt to be. She possesses that rare and 
most desired of human traits — the capac- 
ity for understanding. 

"I realize," he admitted, with charm- 
ing frankness, "that men are mainly 
responsible for many womanly 'defi- 
ciencies,' and that the American wife 
is far ahead of her sisters in this 
respect. But we should also appreciate 
the, fact that American women have 
themselves struggled and fought for 
those very things that men have grown 
to value most ! 

"American women, for the most part, 
are less given to pettiness, also, than 
Continental women are. Of course, you 
can select individuals and say, 'That is 
not so !' But still it is generally true. 
Mainly, I believe, it is because Amer- 
ican women are more independent in 
thought. As one broadens, there is less 
room for such nonsense as jealousy. 

"The women stars, themselves, are 
a group who prove this. There may be 
certain ones who would like to tear each 
other apart, but my own experience 
has been that they maintain a very 
pleasant and interested attitude toward 
each other's work. 

"This is partially due to the advan- 
tages of greater freedom that American 
women have enjoyed. They are able 
to develop their personalities without 
restraint. And because of this they 
make superior companions. If I were 
traveling the Gobi desert or were 
stranded in the wildernesses oi Tibet, 
I think an American girl would offer me 
the greatest understanding and comrade- 
ship. 

"Americans have much that is pecu- 
liarly their own and they should culti- 
vate their unusual and outstanding in- 
dividuality. Marry an American wom- 
an? Why not? Surely none is more 
fascinating !" he said — emphatically. 




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Old Faces Made Young! 

A famous French beauty specialist recently as- 
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Design for Livelihood 

[Continued from page 31] 



frocks. An elderly man happened by, 
asked the youth what he was doing. He 
was a dress manufacturer with an offer 
for a job up his sleeve. That same 
young man, George Knox, is a promi- 
nent fashion designer today. 



Tt) answer the question of age by 
■*- concrete illustration, Miss Traphagen 
opened a wide door, to reveal a dozen 
or more students busy at drawing 
boards. "You will notice that some of 
these girls are in their twenties; others 
are women of forty or more. This class 
was to end at four-thirty, and it is now 
six. You can see how the work fasci- 
nates them — and how there are no age 
limits in dress-designing." 

I did see. Several of the girls, both 
in appearance and attire, looked like 
debutantes in search of independent ca- 
reers. One was a cripple, who would 
have faced an insurmountable handicap 
in almost any other profession ; she was 
doing a beautiful sketch that was later 
to be sold for her to one of New York's 
most exclusive shops. Others were plain, 
frankly unattractive girls who could 
never hope for a theatrical career, but 
who are unhampered in this other glam- 
orous field — fashion creation. 

But what are the rules of the game 
for the average girl — who may never 
have thought of designing as a possible 
career for herself before? 

First, remember this : it is not neces- 
sary to be an artist to become a de- 
signer. If you have imagination and a 
sense of color, you have the potentiali- 
ties; Further, the ability to work hard 
is of more value than any first indica- 
tion of originality or talent. There are 
many women who have become design- 
ers merely by sending their home-made 
sketches to manufacturers. 

But as the work of American design- 
ers becomes constantly more acceptable, 
competition becomes keener. The ones 
who become outstanding will be those 
best equipped with a fundamental 
knowledge of the work. For this rea- 
son, study is advisable. Many high 
schools, colleges, and training schools 
offer fine courses. In addition, there 
are professional schools, which usually 
sell the student's work as she goes along 
and generally manage to secure em- 
ployment for her after graduation. 

Every change of seasons calls for 
new variations of feminine fashions — 
new creations. Designers are never 
idle. But few realize that, in addition 
to dress designing, this profession has 
many other channels to which the am- 
bitious may adapt themselves on discov- 
ering their particular enthusiasms. Tex- 
tile designing — the working out of pat- 
terns for almost every bit of cloth that 
passes through a loom — is one great 
branch of the profession. Millinery 
design enlists hundreds of women, 
young and old, each year. Bathing 
[Continued oh page 77~\ 



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[Continued from page 32] 

girl who not only can make you forget 
your worries, but also make you share 
in her fun. I've known several like 
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ample. 

"You won't find an actress in all Hol- 
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a A ND if a girl has poise, she'll catch 

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'good mixer' under any condition. I can 
be interested in a girl who does possess 
it. Like — " 

"Like whom?" I urged. 

He grinned, and said, "Well, like 
Mary Brian." (Dick's and Mary's mu- 
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any girl's favor, whether she's an actress 
or not !" 

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shortcomings, but has delicacy enough 
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it AND here's another thing. I sup- 

^* pose that you could call it 'class.' 
It combines several qualities. Attractive- 
ness, not beauty necessarily, but average 
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dressing well means just that. What a 
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"I don't think that dressing well re- 
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is a girl who looks overdressed. Too 
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on clothes are just as bad as too little ! 

"And what I've just said about 
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good habits too. Men are every bit as 
fastidious as women. And, if you don't 
believe me, just ask one!" 

Intelligence, according to Dick, 
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r\ICK'S leading lady in A Midsummer 
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individual — in this case, the individual 
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she is bound to be popular — whether she 
lives in Hollywood or Tierra del Fuego. 

"Anything else that goes to make for 
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He smiled. "I guess that I forgot one 
of the most important things — charm. 
Funny thing about that charm angle," 
Dick mused. "Have you ever noticed 
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seems to lose part of it? I guess it's 
an unconscious attraction that loses its 
power when a girl becomes too con- 
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begin to define it. But, boy, you sure 
know when it's present ! I think that 
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"Yessir, a girl who has charm, class, 
is a good sport, has a sense of humor — 
and poise — won't spend many evenings 
waiting for the phone to ring!" 

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She is determined to master the new- 
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[Continued from page 34] 

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I Learned about Love 
from John Boles 

[Continued from page 25] 



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"Oh," I said, "she'd just tell me to 
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on the boy-friend." 

It took his startled look to make me 
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perhaps you, as a kind gentleman who 
really knows about Love, might tell me, 
a puzzled but heart-hungry little girl, 
some things to remember in trying to — 
er — 'get my man,' as they say." 

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publicity department, who usually sits- 
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for first aid. So John, being the gentle- 
man he really is, came through nobly. 
He could not let down a lady in dis- 
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"Bluff him, in short, into thinking 
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looking for, but had given up hopes of 

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who doesn't do petty things that other 
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Find out what he likes to eat and drink, 
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afterwards, when you're running the 
kitchen, honey. 

"When he wants to play, play; when 
he wants to be serious, be serious ; when 
he wants to neck, neck — but remember 
your anatomy and don't forget where 
the neck leaves off. Modern Girls — 
uh — well, sometimes they forget how 
fascinating a bit of mystery can be. 

"Don't babble. Don't be a feminine 
talking machine. There isn't a man 
in the world who won't fall for the old 
line 'Darling, just being together like 
this and not having to say a word to 
each other, but understanding each other 
perfectly even without words — doesn't it 
prove we're in love ?' I'll bet Eve used 
that on Adam ! 

"Then there are so many 'little things' 
to watch out for — 'little things' that be- 
come so big by repetition. Like al- 
ways powdering your nose, or hitch- 
ing up your hose, or patting and patting 
and patting your hair. Sure, honey, 
sure — I know you have to look your 
best for him, but don't let him see you 
doing the mechanics of it. 

"The Modern Girl takes 'love' too 
much as a matter-of-course. She has 
found a boy-friend who takes her out 
pretty regularly. Modern openness of 
living gives them a false start, and she's 
apt to say to herself : 'I'm modern, I'm 
not afraid of sex, I know all there is to 
know.' Maybe she does — that way — 
but she doesn't know that too much 
whipped cream makes a man sick. 

"Love, honey, is like music. Don't 
play just one tune. There are so many 
— and the more you play, the more you 
appreciate. And that goes for your 
boy-friend, too. Maybe double." 

I had been scribbling furiously, tak- 
ing notes on the pad in my lap. John 
suddenly noticed it. 

"What you doin', honey?" he queried. 
"Making notes so you can get your 
man ?" 

"No, Mister Boles," I told him, 
truthfully for a change, "I'm -making 
notes so that I can get my check ! You 
see, I'm really getting all this from 
you to write a story about your Advice 
to Girls in Love." 

The funniest expression came over 
the poor man's face. He was partly 
inclined to be peeved, I think; partly 
hurt at my duplicity, partly amused. 

"Why — why — why, you little. . . " 

Just then a waitress dropped a tray. 
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Sing a Song of Six Pons! 

[Continued from page 28] 



completely shelving her career as a pian- 
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of 1931 that she made her air debut over 
the NBC network. She has been on the 
air for four years. 

"I am on the brink of a new world 
and I am as excited as any explorer 
who has found an unknown continent," 
she says. "But my responsibility is so 
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road to success and had not traveled 
far. If I failed, it was not very im- 
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"Now," she continues quietly, "it is 
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work and care to hold the position. If 
I am not, as a screen star, all that my 
opera and radio following expect of me, 
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"I realize that it means hard work and 
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It has a confined hipline, of course, but 
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Why Women Can't Resist 
William Powell 

[Continued from page 2T\ 



William, William, how long does 
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My comrade, Matt Moore, the 
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things platonic in Hollywood, except, 
of course, Matt's comrade, Jim Tully, 
is of the opinion — and I am speaking 
directly to you, William — that you 
will always be a very successful com- 
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As the author of a line that S. Jay 
Kaufman said should be immortal : 
"The man who worships one woman 
will never be free," I will tell you 
why. William, the women all adore 
you. That is because — you worship 
them all. 



AND looking back over your career, 
■^^ William — it was a woman's faith 
that launched you on the perilous 
theatrical seas. 

The debt was long since paid, Wil- 
liam. So I can tell it here. 

I now step back of the scenes. 

It was a woman — William's aunt — 
who loaned him the money to go to 
the American Academy of Dramatic 
Art in New York. 

His mother thought he would be- 
come a lawyer. He thought so, too 
— and had his eye on a law course 
at the University of Kansas — until he 
made a hit in a high-school play. Ed- 
win Booth, he felt, was due to have a 
successor — if he could only get to 
New York. 

He went to work as a telephone 
clerk at $50 a month. On the side, 
he ushered at the Grand Opera 
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had $300" and he still was hundreds 
of miles and hundreds of dollars dis- 
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money and a contempt for poor rela- 
tions. 

He knew it would not be a simple 
matter to induce an old lady into 
sending money to a young relative 
who wished to embark on so prepos- 
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has been simple, and it never will be. 

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twenty-three pages long. It was tact- 
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A month passed. No answer came. 

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wrote. 

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She had instructed her attorney to ad- 
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was serious dramatic roles. Not until 
years later did experience make him 
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role might easily be the master of 
many lighter roles. 

Once through school, he rented a 
cheap room, then walked the streets in 
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week. He appeared in three different 
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Then the clouds of uncertainty 
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A FTER the closing of another play, 
•'••*■ Powell was seated disconsolate at 
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He glanced casually at Powell's 
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Powell said, "When do we start ?" 

And thus, through being liked by 
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Today's master detective of the 
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of such roles was not yet written in 
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One of his early pictures was The 
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Powell changed from "heavy" to 
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When the rest of the movie colony 
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he was moving into a new. palatial 
home — which Jean Harlow helped him 
furnish. It is famous for its multiplicity 
of labor-saving gadgets. 

Bill was thirteen or fourteen years 
returning the money to his aunt. 

He had a lovely sweetheart while 
he was a telephone clerk in Kansas 
City. They exchange Christmas cards 
even to this day. 

She was so fond of William — that 
she married another man. 

"She was a wonderful girl," William 
Powell says pleasantly. He does not 
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Design for Livelihood 

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[Continued from page 39] 

change your mind about me — or — or 
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My heart melted "Buddy, you're 
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I do promise." 

"There's one more thing, Lola," he 
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But I've got me a new job, a real one." 

"Why, Buddy!" I cried. "Where?" 

"You know Nick Mancini — the fellow 
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he went on. "Well, he's opening up a 
bigger, better place — and I'm to be as- 
sistant manager, at decent money." 

"I'm glad !" said I. "Very glad." 

"So am I,' said he simply, "because 
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you need me !" 

Impulsively I leaned over and kissed 
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"Buddy, dear," said I, "I'll need you 
all my life!" But though he smiled 
gratefully, it was a sad little smile. He 
knew that I meant I would need him as 
a friend. 



• THERE was a big crowd at the sta- 
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roared away in the big car that had been 
mine for three whole days. Helen and 
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new note of awe in their voices. • 

At last the train pulled in — and a 
porter swung down, placing steps. I 
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"Goodbye" . . . "Good luck" . . . "Write 
soon" . . . "Goodbye . . . 'bye!" The 
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"This way, please, miss/' he said, and 
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the shade for a last glimpse of Hope- 
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silk dressing-gown appeared. From en- 



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ormous heights, that world-famous smile 
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"Hello!" said he. "Have you seen 
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"Mr. Laurence !" I gasped, incoherent 
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I could hardly grasp the full signifi- 
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there, on the same train with me, for 
two days ! What was that going to 
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daylight — or would he become ... a 
new and very real friend, perhaps my 
only friend in Hollywood? 

Continued in December 
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A Tale of Three Cities 

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of Sidney Carton, a part, which, to him, 
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Evrcnwnde; Lucie Manette, his wife; 
Dr. Manette, her father; and Sidney 
Carton, the drunken, but brilliant Eng- 
lish lawyer who loved her and gave his 
life on the guillotine to preserve her 
happiness. 

It is a story of tremendous emotional 
power, and its climax — the scene in 
which Carton bribes .his way into the 
cell where the condemned Darnay, whom 
he resembles, is awaiting execution and 
there persuades the husband of the 
woman he loves to let him take his place 
and fate "for her sake" — is soul-stirring. 

Seldom has Hollywood seen a picture 
produced on so gigantic a scale or with 
such painstaking attention to detail. 

Research started fully eighteen months 
before a camera crank was turned. 
Every available document, describing 
the time and setting was studied by 
Metro's research department. Special 
staffs were established in Paris and in 
London to copy Revolution relics. 

On the studio lot, sections of London 
and Paris were created, not as they are 
today, but as they were during Revolu- 
tionary times. And meanwhile W. J. 
Lipscomb, the man who adapted Les 
Miserables for the screen, labored to 
condense a thousand-page novel into five 
hundred script scenes. Dickens has been 
too widely read and too universally loved 
to take liberties with his text. 



f^OSTUMING presented a staggering 
^- J problem, for several of the mob 
scenes required as many as five thousand 
extras. One entire building was set 
aside to house the costumes, nearly all 
of which had to be specially made. 

The Place de la Concorde, which, dur- 
ing the "The Terror," became the Place 
de la Rc-i'olution, was duplicated with 
exact detail and in it was erected an 
authentic replica of the great guillotine 
that claimed the heads of nearly thirty 
thousand French noblemen and noble- 
women. The Bastille, the hated prison 
that represented the power and pride of 
the old regime, was recreated on the stu- 
dio lot in its exact dimensions from 
architects' drawings, borrowed from 
French archives. La Force prison, the 
scene of the brutal murder of four hun- 



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died aristocrats, was rebuilt. London's 
Newgate prison and its courtroom, old 
Bailey, probably the most famous trial 
room in the world, were duplicated 
with almost microscopic precision. An 
equestrian statue of Louis XV, thirty- 
five feet high, was cast and erected in the 
Place de la Revolution, for the hate- 
crSzed mob to hurl down. 



DEMEMBER, when you see A Tale 
^- of Two Cities unfolding its dramatic 
plot on the screen, that such a picture is 
a tribute to others besides the director 
and the cast. Give those unsung stars in 
the studio's research and technical de- 
partments a hand ! 

Probably the most spectacular scene 
in the picture is the storming of the Bas- 
tille and its complete demolition at the 
hands of the mob. Five thousand "ex- 
tras" took part. Twelve cameras filmed 
the attack. 

Another ultra-spectacular scene is the 
trial of Darnay before the Revolutionary 
Tribunal. Thirteen hundred "extras" 
worked for the better part of a week in 
order to record that scene on film. 

Besides Ronald Colman, the cast con- 
tains many outstanding names. Eliza- 
beth Allan, as Lucie Manette, has the 
finest role of her career — one that should 
make her a major star. I watched her 
play the scene in which she accepts 
Carton's sacrifice and bids him farewell 
— and I have never seen an emotional 
scene played with greater understanding 
or tenderness. 

In this picture Blanche Yurka, one 
of the greatest living stage actresses, 
makes her screen debut as Madame Dc- 
farge, fiend of the Revolution, as re- 
morseless as fate. Henry B. Walthall, 
cast as Dr. Manette, has his greatest 
role since Viva Villa. Isabel Jewell play's 
the little seamstress who accompanies 
Sidney Carton to the scaffold — a small 
part as far as footage is concerned, but, 
nevertheless, one of the outstanding emo- 
tional roles in fiction. Basil Rathbone 
has an important part as the hated Mar- 
quis de Evremonde. Donald Woods has 
the role of Damey. 

And Tully Marshall, grand old man 
of the screen, came out of retirement to 
accept the dominant character of a rev- 
olutionary. Taking the part, he an- 
nounced that this would be his last ap- 
pearance before the cameras. Edna May 
Oliver, Reginald Owen, Walter Catlett, 
Fritz Lieber (the distinguished Shakes- 
pearean star), H. B. Warner, Mitchell 
Lewis, Claude Gillingwater, Billy Bevan, 
Lucille La Verne and Lawrence Grant 
all have important roles. In all, there 
are a hundred and twelve speaking parts 
in A Tale of Two Cities. 

But Sidney Carton will dominate the 
picture just as it has always dominated 
Ronnie Colman's ambitions. Carton, 
the impractical dreamer ; Carton, the 
self-sacrificing lover; Carton, the 
drunken, scintillating genius whom love 
regenerated. 

"I lose my head in the picture," Ronnie 
told me. "And I think I'd willingly have 
given my head for the privilege of play- 
ing Sidney Carton." 



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Which is the greater boy-actor — Fred- 
die Bartholomew (above) or his pal, 
Mickey Rooney (right)? We expect 
plenty of letters on the subject after 
you see Freddie as Sergei in Anna 
Karenina and Mickey as Puck 
in A Midsummer Night's Dream 

$15 Prize Letter 

Bring On Shakespeare! — It is with deep 
satisfaction that I — along with millions of 
others — read that both Norma Shearer 
and Marion Davies are contemplating roles 
from Shakespeare. Let the cynics scoff 
that Hollywood is trying to go "highbrow." 
Hollywood's business is to amuse and en- 
tertain millions of people, and that same 
demand for amusement and entertainment 
from Elizabethan England was Shake- 
speare's reason for writing and producing 
his famous plays. 

Personally, I think Shakespeare, with 
his ghosts and balconies and murders and 
fairies and shipwrecks, was meant for 
Hollywood. I, for one, am saying, "Holly- 
wood, bring on your Shakespeare." — Mar- 
■ ion Simmermon. 10411 — 93rd St., Edmon- 
ton, Alberta, Can. 

$10 Prize Letter 

In Memoriam — Will Rogers dead ! The 

first shock of those electric words failed 
to penetrate the numbness of my mind. It 
didn't seem possible that Will, the Am- 
bassador without portfolio to a world in 
need of homely truth, was dead. 

As the screen loses one of its greatest 
actors, the world loses one of its greatest 
men. After his untimely death, the pro- 
ducers were uncertain about whether or 
not they should release his last two pic- 
tures. Will made known his views on the 
subject at the time of the death of Marie 
Dressier. He seriously believed that her 
last picture, not yet released, should be 
shown. Therefore, in accordance with his 
own desire, why not let his buoyant and 
lovable character live again, through the 
medium of the screen? — Thomas Quirk, 254 
ML Auburn St., Watertozvn, Mass. 

$") Prize Letter 

Thought for Today — So many people 
write to you, telling what they have learned 
from the movies — styles in clothes and 
hairdressing, how to walk like Crawford 
and talk like Harlow. But all I get from 
these beauteous gals is ah inferiority com- 
plex and a headache. 



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word -and win prizes with their letters 




After my boy-friend has taken me to a 
Crawford movie, how do you think I feel 
when he looks me over afterward? All I 
can think of is that my eyelashes aren't a 
foot long, that I am twelve pounds over- 
weight, and that my dress cost only $3.50 
in a sale, and that my skin isn't very beau- 
tiful from working in a dusty factory. 

I'd like to see these glamorous girls in 
a real situation once : Crawford waking 
up in the morning with her wave cap on 
one ear, Harlow coming in from a swim 
with her hair in limp, wet slabs. Then I'd 
know that movie stars are as human as I 
am and I could take the boy-friend to see 
someone besides Shirley Temple and Wal- 
lace Beery ! — Helen Gronozcski, Blossburg, 
Pa. 

$1 Prize Letters 

Wants Realism — The wonderful possibili- 
ties offered by the economic problems of 
the past five years have been neglected by 
the producers. People have been experienc- 
ing astounding changes and tragic ques- 
tions arise almost daily in the lives of com- 
monplace families. Unquestionably, the 
lives of plain people can furnish interesting 
plots for pictures. 

Are we living in a world of make-believe? 
Are we interested only in pretty faces, fine 
clothes and glamorous scenes? Black Fury 
points the way out of make-believe into 
the world of reality. — Mac R. Hynes, 511 
Park Ave., Effingham, 111. 

Thus, one reader of Movie Classic. 
However, there is not complete agreement 
in the ranks. Another reader says some- 
thing else. What do you say? 

Wants the Opposite — Ye gods forbid that 
I should ever see a portrayal of "real life" 
on the screen ! If we are to take the word 
"real" in its literal sense, then we cannot 
escape the prosaic side of life — but why 



deliberately seek it? Many of us see motion 
pictures so that we may forget — tem- 
porarily, at least — these very realities. We 
drift away into the realms of dream-life, 
where dreams come true. 

For my part, I want to be carried far 
away to the land of make-believe where 
"the cow jumps over the moon" and things 
are seldom what they seem. What if, at 
the end of the show, we do hit the earth 
with a dull thud? Haven't we had our 
illusive hour with its pleasures and relaxa- 
tion? — Evelyn S. Hill, 7704 LaGrange Ave., 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

Hurt by Headlines — My little boy, twelve, 
is a great admirer of a certain star and al- 
ways has read everything printed about her. 
He was interested in her baby, her sup- 
posedly happy home, and had more than 
once held her up as a model to me. I felt 
so sorry for him yesterday when he read 
the headlines of her divorce proceedings. 
He was actually hurt, just as if one of his 
own friends had done him an injury. . . . 
Not that I consider divorce a disgrace, 
or that I lament over any human faults 
common to all. It is only when we read 
the purported statements of actresses or 
actors that they are supremely happy, can 
never change, etc., etc., and find ourselves 
zvanting to believe it, that we get that duped 
feeling when things turn out the exact op- 
posite.— Mrs. M. Seele, 2738 Hatcher, Dal- 
las, Texas. 

Reader Scclc expresses one viewpoint 
about stars' private lives. Another Texas 
reader feels differently: 

Live, and Let Live — I don't think the pub- 
lic has any business criticizing the life of 
a star — any star — apart from the screen. 
We want art — real acting. When we get 
that, why should we still expect the stars 
to live according to our dictates ? They 
have a right to more privacy from the pry- 
ing eyes of the world. I don't wonder some 
of them resent public curiosity so. Why 
should they, more than any other celebrities, 
live in glass houses? Humanity in general 
is pretty decent and so, I think, are the 
stars. — R. W . C ., Ennis, Texas. 



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money to you. Each month we 
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each. 

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judges and reserve the right to 
publish all or part of any letter 
received. Write today — to 
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SIXTEEN MEN 

From the blood-drenched decks of a man o' war 
to the ecstasy of a sun-baked paradise isle . . . from 
the tyrannical grasp of a brutal captain to the 
arms of native beauties who brought them love 
and forgetfulness . . . came sixteen men from the 
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The Opera Season Opens in Hollywood — 
with a number of operatic stars becoming 
screen stars. Lily Pons makes her bow in 
I Dream Too Much — formerly Love Song 



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DECEMBER CLASSIC FEATURES 

The Winners — and a New Contest o 

Make the Most of Your Beauty! by Lee Daniels 14 

MRS. TEMPLE REFUSES FORTUNE 

FOR SHIRLEY by Harry Lang 24 

Joan Bennett — Doubly Successful! . . . . by B. F. Wilson 26 

Miriam Hopkins Begins a New Life ... by Dell Hogarth 27 

Models Today — Stars Tomorrow . by Beatrice MacDonald 28 

How Fred Astaire Looks at Life .... by Carol Craig 30 

Sylvia Sidney's 10 Pointers for a Career by Helen Harrison 31 

Portrait of a Self-Made Woman — 

Carole Lombard by Sonia Lee 32 

Tullio Carminati's Immortal Love .... by Jane Carroll 33 

Tibbett Returns — in Triumph ... by Eric L. Ergenbright 34 

James Cagney — with a Difference .... by Ida Zeitlin 35 

Screen-Struck — a New 

Hollywood Novel .... by Nina Wilcox Putnam 36 

So Nothing Ever Happens to Robert Taylor? . by Virginia Lane 39 

They Saw Stars by Jack Smalley 40 

Are Modern Women Copy-Cats? ... by Marian Rhea 44 

AND DON'T MISS— 

They're the Topics! (News) 8 

New Shopping Finds — Accent 

on Christmas by the Shopping Scouts 12 

Romance Returns — an Editorial .... by James E. Reid 18 

This Dramatic World (Portraits) 19 

Give a Hollywood Christmas Eve Party . by Mary Harding 41 

You, Too, Can Have Winning Hands ... by Alison Alden 42 

CLASSIC'S FASHION PARADE 43 

Sew These and Reap Smartness (Patterns) 50 

Speaking of Movies (Reviews) 51 

Handy Hints from Hollywood 79 

Just As You Say (Letters from Readers) 82 



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personally — so that we could feel as if we knew you. 

And we appreciate your frank answers. Answers by the hundreds, then by the thou- 
sands, from every section of the country, from people of all ages — answers that will help 
us to give you — and you— and you the kind of magazine that you want to have. 

The contest, you remember, hinged on the answers to the tenth question : "What 
would you suggest as a title for a story about your favorite star?" The judges name 
these as the readers who submitted the most interesting titles : 

First Prize ($25)— Mrs. R. M. Riley, 809 S. 15th St., Quincy, 111., for Why I Fell in 
Love with Jean Harlow . . . by William Pozvell. Second prize ($10) — Mrs. Firmin 
Coyle, Sanator, S. Dak., for What the Stars Forecast for Shirley Temple. Third Prize 
($5)— Edna Faye Peacock, P. 0. Box 117, Walnut Cove. N. C, for What Motherhood 
Means to My Career . . . by Norma Shearer. Next ten prizes ($1 each) : Jean San- 
ford, 2265 Adams Ave., Norwood, Ohio, for My Stepping Stones to Stardom — Claudette 
Colbert; Jessie Thompson, 5136 Seventh Court, South Birmingham, Ala., for What I 
Admire Most in a Woman . . . by Nelson Eddy: Catherine Spillane, 3914 Eighth Ave., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., for How to Find Out If You Can Sing — Jcanette MacDonald : Jerrie 
Kyle, 900 College St., Kinston, N. C„ for Step This Way — Ginger Rogers; Mary Kar- 
mazin, 118 N. Morris St., St. Clair, Pa., for What Freddie Bartholomew Thinks of 
Greta Garbo; Mrs. R. W. Scellars, 159 S. Detroit, Los Angeles, Calif., for "Be Yourself 
— You'll Win!" . . . Jean Parker; Aileen Ditmer, 1260 Colwick Dr., Dayton, Ohio, for 
Hozc Mary Pickford Stays Young: Julia McCaskill, Marianna, Fla., for Poise . . . by 
Irene Dunne; Lorena E. Brooke, 72 E. Fifty-Fourth St., New York City, for Why Be 
Ordinary? — Joan Crawford; Dorothy Hanley, 662 King Philip St., Fall River, Mass., 
for Miriam Hopkins: She Really Lives! 

Now, because of the popularity of the first contest, Movie Classic offers its readers 
another chance to play this simple, delightful little game of questions and answers. Again, 
the cash prizes will be (1st) $25; (2nd) $10; (3rd) $5; (4th to 13th) $1 each. (See the 
rules on page 8.) 
Obey that impulse ! Tell what you like — and try your hand at title-writing ! 



1. What is your name? 

2. Where do you live? 

3. What is your vocation? 

4. How many birthdays have you had? 

5. Why did you buy this copy of Classic?. 



6. What three features do you like best in this issue: 



7. What three photographs ? 

8. Are ycu reading Nina Wilcox Putnam's new novel, "Screen-Struck" 

9. What star would you like interviewed? 

10. What title would you suggest for the story? 



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to special theatres in leading cities . . . following' its 

remarkable reception in NewYork and other world capitals . . . 

the spectacle connoisseurs consider "the most important 

production ever done in talking pictures." 

WARNER BROS. PRESENT 

MAX REINHARDT'S 

FIRST MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION 

"A MIDSUMMER 
NIGHT'S DREAM' 

By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 

Music by FELIX MENDELSSOHN 



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James Carney- 
Anita Louise 
Hugh Herbert 
Verree leasaale 
Mickey Rooney 

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Olivia de Haviiland 

Frank McHugk 

Ian Hunter 

Hobart Cavanaugn 

thousand Dancers and S 



Dick Powell 

Jean Muir 

Ross Alexander 

V ictor Jory 
Grant Mitchell 
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TO CELEBRATE 

GB'S FIRST 
ANNIVERSARY 



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STAR SPECIAL 




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C.AUBREY SMITH BASIL SYDNEY 

TRANSATLANTIC 
TUNNEL 

New York to London 

THE MOST GIGANTIC 
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GB THANKS 
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contributing portrayals 
of the President of the 
U. S. and the Prime 
Minister of England . . . 



Directed by MAURICE ELVEY 
COMING SOON 

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^3^^ " Caurlcty of M. G. M. 



They re the Topics. 



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New notes on per- 
sonalities who are 
always good news! 



ONE of the most unwelcome surprises 
of the month was the friendly, but 
final parting of Frances Dee and 
Joel McCrea. Married in 1933, they were 
generally considered one of Hollywood's 
model married couples. In 1934, putting her 
marriage ahead of her career, Frances left 
the screen to become the mother of Joel 
Dee McCrea. Returning to films only re- 
cently, in Becky Sharp, she had found' new 
and greater success, climaxed by her late^ 
performance — in The Gay Deception. Joel, 
at the same time, had been rising to new 
heights, his latest role being the romantic 
lead opposite Miriam Hopkins in Barbary 
Coast. There is irony now in the fact that 
they will not share in each other's success 
. . . There was less surprise in the quiet 
Mexican divorce of Claudette Colbert and 
Norman Foster. For a number of years, 
they have occupied separate homes, explain- 
ing that the plan would assure a happy 
marriage, since — unlike most married cou- 
ples — they would see each other only at 
their best. It was a good idea, theoreti- 
cally . . . 

Mary Pickford, autographing several 
hundred of her books at a Los Angeles de- 
partment store, recognized a woman-pur- 
chaser as Myrta Sterling, who once worked 
with her in Biograph pictures, later was 
starred in a series of comedy shorts, and 
still later played "bits" in a few' talkies. 
And Mary told her: "I'm going to make 
my own pictures again and I want you and 
others of the old days to remember that I 
am going to find a place in my productions 
for as many of you as I can." That's Mary 
Pickford ! . . . Rumors that she is about 
to marry Ruddy Rogers can be temporar- 
ily overlooked. For one thing, her final 
decree of divorce from Douglas Fairbanks. 
Sr., is not final until 1936 . . . 

By the time this appears, it is expected 
that Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone 
will be bride and groom — or will have an- 
nounced that, as long suspected, they have 
been secretly married for some time . . . 
Ramon Novarro has inaugurated a new 
preview stunt. At the preview of Against 
the Current, the Spanish picture he directed 
and produced, he was surrounded by well- 
wishers and autograph-seekers, mostly fem- 
inine. He gave no autographs, but every 




Photo by Ralph Daii/h 

Fredric March and Florence 
Eldridge sail abroad for a 
vacation. He wanted a chance 
to read Anthony Adverse . . . 



female who stepped up to shake his hand 
received a Novarro kiss. There have been 
no rumors yet that the innovation will 
spread . . . Another star gone charitable 
is George Arliss. He received a $30,000 
overtime check for work on his new G-B 
picture, Mister Hobo, and gave it back to 
the studio. 

A belated movie discovery is Irvin 
S. Cobb, the noted humorist, who appeared 
with his good friend, Will Rogers, in 
Steamboat 'Round the Bend. He is now to 
be featured in Everybody's Old Man . . . 
Still another is Fred Stone, another good 
friend of the late great Will Rogers. Fred 
was a hit in Katharine Hepburn's Alice 
Adams and now is the father in Ah, Wil- 
derness — a role that Will played on the 
stage . . . 

Douglass Montgomery, sailing for Eng- 
land on the Normandie, Was practically 
mobbed by autograph-seekers. Only the 
day before, he had told us that he wasn't a 
celebrity, but just an actor — even after his 
performance as [Continued on page 10] 



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These are the only rules in our new contest: (1) All entries must be ad- 
dressed to Contest Editor, MOVIE CLASSIC, 1501 BroacVvay, New York 
City — and submitted on coupon printed on page 6, or a facsimile. (2) They 
must be in our office not later than November 20, 1935. (3) All entries, to be 
eligible, must have answers to all ten questions. (4) The decision of the 
judges — the editors of this magazine — will be final, and in case of ties dupli- 
cate prizes will be awarded. (5) Members of the MOVIE CLASSIC organi- 
zation and their families are not eligible to compete. 

Winners will be announced in the February, 1936, MOVIE CLASSIC. 

P.S.: And, in addition, you can tell your movie thoughts to MOVIE 
CLASSIC'S Letter Editor (see page 82) — and be eligible for other cash prizes. 
Not only this month, but every month. 



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Not the least 
of my luxuries 

IS EISTERINE TOOTH PASTE" 

SAYS MISS ELISABETH IVEMSEN 





Miss Remsenshoicn 
on one of her thor- 
oughbreds which 
she rides daily, rain 
or shine, in Central 
Park or the quiet 
paths of Long Is- 
land'sfamous south 
shore where she 



"I like it for its gentle action 
and its pleasant after-effect" 

WHAT a fine compliment to this exceptional 
dentifrice . . . that women and men of Miss 
Remsen's position — people able to afford any price 
for tooth paste — prefer it to all others. More than 
3,000,000 people now use it regularly. They are 
simply delighted by its results. 

If your teeth are dull, off -color, and look only 
half clean, start using Listerine Tooth Paste now. 
See how quickly it brings improvement. 

Note how thoroughly but gently it cleans — and 
how quickly. Thousands are won by this speedy 
action. 

See how it erases unsightly surface stains and dis- 
colorations. "Magically," say many. Note the bril- 
liant flash and lustre it gives after brushing is over. 

The really remarkable results that Listerine Tooth 
Paste gives are due to special, delicate, light-as-a- 
feather cleansers not found in ordinary dentifrices. 

As they cleanse so gently, they also polish . . . 
softer than enamel, they cannot harm it and so can 
be used year in and year out without danger. 

Start now to give your teeth better care. Get a 
tube of Listerine Tooth Paste and let it show you 
what it can do. Lambert Pharmacal Company, 
St. Louis, Mo. 



Reinsen House . . . Built by 
Miss Remsen's forebears — 
full of rare pieces reflecting 
the traditions and heritage 
of an old family. 



One of Miss Remsen's par- 
ticular delights — her speed- 
boat. She drives it very 
capably on the Atlantic as 
well as Shinnecock Bay. 





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Miss Remsen' 'scar— a familiar sight along the 
roads around the fashionable Hamptons . . . 

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years, perhaps, you put up with dull 
drab hair . . . until . . . 

"Try Admiracion Shampoo Treat- 
ment," a friend told you. What a reve- 
lation! All your life, beauty had lain 
hidden in your hair. And this modern 
soapless olive oil treatment brought it 
to light after just one use. 

Admiracion does things that the 
finest soaps can't do. More than a 
shampoo, it is a complete beauty treat- 
ment — a "deep-down" cleanser, unique 
scalp-and-hair tonic, and beautifier, all 
in one. A magic-working oil that mixes 
with water to soften the dust and dead 
skin cells, undermine the dandruff and 
wash all impurities away in one rinse. 

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hair this quick and easy way. Olive 
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They're the Topics! 



[Continued from page 8] 




Chid no f, New York 

Marta Eggerth, Hungarian 
beauty, has come to America to 
sing Song of Joy. She couldn't 
wait to see Jan Kiepura . . . 



Stephen Foster in Harmony Lane. Glided 
about the statement, he said, with a laugh, 
"The farther I get from Hollywood, the 
better that gag seems to work." Present, 
to see him depart, was a tall, good-looking, 
smartly-dressed and mysterious "Miss 
McLean," who looked very Park Avenue, 
but declined to identify herself, claiming 
she "didn't count." Do you scent a new 
romance, Dr. Watson? . . . Also aboard 
were Fredric March and his wife, Flor- 
ence Eldridge, heading for a vacation in 
England, during which Fredric hoped to 
finish reading Anthony Adverse, scheduled 
as his next picture . . . Also, Helen Hayes 
— who temporarily lost her little girl, Mary, 
in the vast corridors of the giant French 



liner. Her husband, Charles MacArthur, 
spotting- a normal-sized ship at a near-by 
pier, inquired innocently, "What's that — a 
tender?" 

Hollywood has two new foreign stars — 
Marta Eggerth, blonde Hungarian beauty, 
who is to appear in Universale Song of 
Joy, and Jan Kiepura, handsome Polish 
tenor, who is to co-star with sensational 
Gladys Swarthout in Paramount's Give Us 
This Night. Marta and Jan, reported ro- 
mantically interested in each other, arrived 
in New York only a few days apart — 
Marta reaching America first. Scheduled 
to depart for Hollywood in a day or two, 
she resisted all efforts to persuade her to 
leave prior to his arrival, until convinced 
that she could not help but meet him almost 
immediately in Hollywood, since it is "a 
small town." Each, at cocktail parties for 
the press in New York, sang for the 
writers, who aren't used to such stellar 
generosity. Jan, by the way, sang an aria 
from the opera Martha — which is pro- 
nounced Marta. 

It isn't Loretta Young's fault (unless 
she can be held to blame for being so gor- 
geous), but columnists are constantly ru- 
moring her "engaged" to men who later 
marry other girls. A recent rumor, for 
example, linked her name with that of Fred 
Perry, British tennis champion — who later 
eloped with Helen Vinson. Now they are 
calling Loretta "Cupid's Stand-In" . . . 
The Perry- Vinson wedding took place in 
Harrison, tiny New York suburb, late at 
night. Unable to find an inn open at that 
hour, they served the champagne to the 
small wedding party in a plebeian lunch car 
— with hamburgers on rolls . . . 

A new type of movie camera has been 
developed (and patented!) by Twentieth 
Century-Fox. Rifle-shaped and compact, it 
does away with the huge cumbersome hood 
or "noise blanket" once used to eliminate 
the sound of the electric motor. The new 
device is silent. It is being used for the 
first time on Rochelle Hudson's new pic- 
ture, Snatched . . . Shirley Temple is 
about to move to [Continued on page 75] 




Edsel Ford, who makes automobiles that are popular the 
world over, visits Hollywood and discovers how movies are 
given world-wide appeal. You see him on the set of The 
Frisco Kid, with Margaret Lindsay and James Cagney 



Movie Classic for December, 1935 




/our Dreams Of Romance 
Set To Music! 

Dreams of say, mad^cxcitinglove! Dreams 
of glamorous beauty . . brought to life by 
the charm of the screen's loveliest sing= 
ing star. . .and poured forth in an inspir= 
ing rhapsody of Jerome Kern's music by 
the glorious voice that thrilled the world! 

LILY.PON 



in 



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I DREAM TOO MUCH 



an Kr\C_) = Radio 1 icture with 

HENRY FONDA 

Ossood PERKINS • Eric BLORE 

Directed by John Cromwell 
A Pandro S Bcrman Production 




Music by JEROME KERN 

composer of "ROBERTA' 




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New 





Finds! 



—Accent on Christmas 



1. Christmas cards are a joy to send — 
and to receive — when they are clever, col- 
orful, completely expressive of the joyous 
season. And here is a grand boxed col- 
lection of fifteen different cards for the 
low price of 50c. The maker produces 
hundreds of designs, all outstanding and 
unusual- — and place-cards and tallies that 
also display the Christmas spirit. 

2. Talk about million-dollar legs . . . 
well, whose wouldn't fit the description in 
these enticing new net evening hose? 
Lacy and lovely, they may not look like 
the old-fashioned Christmas stocking, but 
they are far more interesting ! They are 
knee-length, with elastic tops (but also 
come in full-length styles). A glamorous 
gift for any girl, at $1.95. 

3. Give the girl with lovely hands new 
pleasure in keeping them lovely — with a 
well-known hand lotion put up in a very 
special Christmas box. The lotion is fra- 
grant, velvet-smooth and a guardian angel 
to tender skin. You could even afford 
to make this one of those gifts-for-vour- 
self ... at $1. 

4. Three little bottles filled with fa- 
mous perfumes, packaged in shimmering 
silver and blue, will carry your Christmas 
message for months to come. The scents 
are delicate, delightful — and inexpensive 
at $5 for the trio. 

5. Smart-looking, and the sort of thing 
a girl adores, this cosmetic set includes a 
compact, lipstick, and box of powder. 
And the simple, stunning silver-and-black 
cases make them plain enough for day- 



time use . . . attractive enough for for- 
mal occasions. All for just $2.85! 

6. What girl wouldn't be grateful for a 
manicure set in a sturdy pig-grained- 
leather case — a set so complete that it 
even has a finger-rest to hold her hand 
steady while she beautifies her nails? It 
contains polish, oily polish remover, cu- 
ticle remover, file, emery boards, orange- 
wood stick, finger-rest and nail-white 
pencil. An excellent gift for $2. 

7. What to give the all-important male 
— and flatter his good taste at the same 
time? If you have a man on your Christ- 
mas list who makes it a habit to look- 
well-groomed, and is mighty particular 
about what he uses, here is his gift. The 
shaving soap in a wooden bowl, after- 
shaving lotion, and hair tonic are among 
the most famous of all products for men — 
and all boxed in a thoroughly masculine 
manner. The price, too. is attractive — 
$2.95. 

8. Cosmetics are always popular — and 
never more so than at Christmas. Packed 
in a gay Yuletide box come three famed 
beauty aids ... an exquisite skin lotion, 
a. fragrant face powder, and a skin per- 
fume that anvone would adore. The mod- 
est cost' $3.25. 

9. Straight from Hollywood, the beauty 
capital, comes this stunning box contain- 
ing every make-up necessity . . . powder, 
rouge, lipstick, melting cleansing cream, 
skin freshener. \Conflnued on page 5f>] 



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store, and shop to shop, scouting for 
clever Christmas gifts . . . and pre- 
sent a few of our finds here. (More 
next month!) We can't do any shop- 
ping for you, but we'll be happy to 
tell you the names of any — or all — 
of these finds. Address Shopping 
Scouts, MOVIE CLASSIC, 1501 
Broadway, New York City . . . en- 
closing a stamped, addressed reply 
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and fresh at all times. A special ad- 
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as inches disappear. 

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knead away the fat at only those places 
where you want to reduce, in order to 
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Without obligation on my part, please send me 
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THE NAKED EYE ! 

To your naked eye, it probably looks as if 
the country were full of women more beau- 
tiful than you, about to steal your best 
beau! Probably that's the trouble — your 
naked eye! Try slipping your lashes into 
Kurlash. Lo! your lashes are curled up 
in a fascinating sweep like a movie star's, 
looking twice as long, dark and glamorous. 
Your eyes sparkle (that's more light enter- 
ing!), are deeper and more colorful! No heat 
— no cosmetics! $1, at stores near you. 





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Dear Mrs. J. M. — far from being "obvious" 
eye make-up is extremely subtle. Apply a 
little Shadette — $1 — in blue, violet, green 
or brown to your eyelids, close to the lashes 
and blend it outward. It defies detection but 
how your eyes deepen and sparkle! 



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Try this Lashtint Compact. The little sponge 
stays damp for hours — and supplies just the 
right moisture to insure even applications 
of the fine mascara. Result: silky, natural 
looking lashes! $1, in black, blue or brown. 




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eye beauty ij you drop her a note care of Department 
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Make the Most 



THE twenties are a magic age. They 
bring into fulfillment the promise of 
beauty made by the teens, enriching 
it and glorifying it. But only a very few 
women know how to make the most of the 
treasures of the twenties — or how to pre- 
serve them. 

The girl in her twenties all too often 
betrays her own beauty by her mistakes 
in make-up. Such is the statement of 
Jack Dawn, make-up expert at Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer Studios — and beauty ad- 
viser to such glamorous women as Myrna 
Loy, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Jean 
Harlow, Jeanette MacDonald, Virginia 
Bruce, Maureen O'Sullivan and Rosalind 
Russell- — all in their twenties. 

"The girl in her twenties," Jack Dawn 
insists, "must realize that it is well to re- 
tain that look of sweetness and innocence 
that she had in her teens. It can be her 
greatest feminine charm. And she can 
easily cultivate it if she studies her own 
face and recognizes the make-up mistakes 
she may be making. Every woman needs 
beauty aids — but few know how to use them. 

"All lines add age to the face. As she 
grows older, every woman develops tiny 
wrinkles that drag the face down. The 
duty of make-up, then, is to give a lift 
to the face so that for as long as possible 
we have the childish roundness and the look 
of childish naivete, that are so appealing. 



© "IN making tip, remember that the eyes 
and the mouth are the two features that 
transmit your personality. Remember that, 
if vour make-up hardens your eyes and 
your mouth, it also defeats the very qual- 
ities you want to impress upon those whom 
you "meet. A freakish mouth make-up, 
weird eyebrows or badly shadowed lids 
detract "from natural charm. Emphasize 
vour good features — but don't distort them. 
"The color harmony of your skin is im- 
portant. Many girls have difficulty in de- 
ciding on the proper tones of powder and 
rouge and lipstick and shadow. Here is 
a good rule to follow : Stand in a light that 

Movie Classic for December, 1935 



You'll never be more 
beautiful than when in 
the twenties — like the 
four glamorous girls 
above. And Jack Dawn, 
their beauty adviser, 
tells you how to enhance 
and preserve that once- 
in - a - lifetime charm! 



will shadow the wrinkles around your eyes 
and your mouth. You can then determine 
the type of pigmentation of your skin — 
whether it runs to the browns, the laven- 
ders, the greens, or the creams. 

"The next problem is to select good 
rouge and lipstick that will harmonize with 
your skin. Discover that by repeated ex- 
periment. Remember, however, that cheek 
and lip rouge must never match, but must 
aliuays blend. 

"Before you start to make-up, it is well 
to use one of the foundation creams that 
make your skin smooth and obliterate large 
pores. Powder your face carefully. Then 
study your features. 



• "THE ideal face is symmetrical. Wheth- 
er yours is or not, you can make it appear 
so. For example, if your lower jaw is 
heavy in relation to the rest of your face, 
use a darker powder around your jowls 
up to where the heaviness ceases. Then 
use a lighter powder for the upper portion 




Ma" reen 



O'SulVivan 



of Your Beauty! 



of your face, and you will reduce that 
heavy look. Blend carefully. 

"If your mouth turns up at the corners, 
then make it up according to its natural 
line. If it does not turn up, bring your 
lip rouge up at the corners. Mouth make- 
up, of course, is important. Don't apply 
lip-rouge with your stick. Apply it with 
your little finger. 

"Be sure to work your lip-rouge in well. 
To do that, stretch your lower lip over 
your teeth, and rub the rouge over it until 
every crevice is thoroughly covered. Rouge 
a little inside your mouth, and you will 
thus avoid that ugly darker line that you 
see so frequently. If your mouth is very 
large and you want to diminish its size, 
don't rouge to the corners. Open your 
mouth, stretch it wide until you make a 
large O, powder the corners, then bring 
your lip-rouge up until it makes a curve. 

"Don't forget that every line on your face 
must go up, no matter what make-up you 
put on," Mr. Dawn continues. "Don't rouge 
dozvn. Don't powder dozvn. Don't make 
up your month to a droop. 

"Red is a conspicuous color. Use it in- 
telligently. In applying your rouge, study 
the position of your eyes and the shape of 
your face. If your cheekbones are high, 
keep your rouge low. If your cheeks are 
sunken, bring it a little higher. If your 
eyes are exceptionally good, then high 
rouge make-up emphasizes them and adds 
brilliance to them. 

"The eyebrows are very important in 
setting the tone for the whole face. Many 
girls, in emulating exotic actresses, affect 
exotic eyebrows. It destroys their own 
character, unless it is in accordance with 
their particular type. A good rule to re- 
member in make-up is: DON'T COPY. 
Every face has its own problems and its 
own requirements. 

"In plucking your eyebrows, don't for- 
get to give yourself ample width between 
the eyebrow line and your eye. Notice in 
a baby's face the vast space between the 
two. It is this eyebrow-line that gives a 



child that ingenuous, innocent look. So 
pluck your eyebrows underneath, then use 
a pencil to extend the eyebrow line, if nec- 
essary, not forgetting to keep that upward 
sweep. If the bridge of your nose is nar- 
row, the eyebrows should be far apart. If 
it is broad, bring them closer together. 
"Again, remembering that all lines on 
the face should be kept going up, don't 
mascara the outward corner eyelashes. In- 
stead, take a pencil and place a very nar- 
row line directly over the eyelashes, on the 
lid. You thus give the effect of an up- 
ward sweep without making it noticeable. 
In applying eyeshadow, it is well to use a 
very narrow brush, which will give you 
an exact line over the eye and help you 
in blending the shadow into the skin as 
far as the eyebrow. 

• "IF YOU have a little puffiness under 
the eyes, don't mascara the lower 
lashes. It will only throw into relief that 
ugly swelling. To make it less apparent, 
fold your powder puff, dip it lightly into 
face-powder and work it gently into the lit- 
tle wrinkles under the eyes. If you have 
lines anywhere in the face, try 'erasing' 
them this way. 

"Your nose and chin should be powdered 
last. Usually, they are the least attractive 
features of any face. Therefore, don't 
highlight them. If your nose is very prom- 
inent, a little darker powder on the sides 
will help. Don't rouge your chin. 

"After all your make-up is on, take a 
powder brush and dust off your face. It 
will give that final touch of creaminess 
and naturalness to your skin, and help to 
blend all your make-up into your basic 
skin tones. 

"If you are a woman who brags that 
it takes you only a minute or two to make- 
up, you ought to be ashamed of yourself! 
Make-up is an art. Your face is a prom- 
ising canvas. If you are not beautiful— or 
rather, let's say, if you are not extremely 
attractive when you step away from the 
dressing-table— then it's your own fault!" 

Movie Classic for December, 1935 



A Big Smile- 




Once this lady fairly loathed the idea 
of taking a laxative. Postponed it as 
long as she could. Hated the taste; 
hated the effect; hated the aftermath. 
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every drug store. 

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THE at&U€£{'\\\ RILL IN SOUND 




Fresh from new triumphs in radio and opera ... he thrills 
you as never before in his most dramatic picture . . . 
revealing the glamour and glory . . . the comedy and 
caprice . . . the rivalries and loves . . . the hidden, inti- 
mate drama pulsing behind the curtain of the world's 
most spectacular opera house! 



A BURST OF SONG... AND 
YOU ARE IN PARADISE AS 
THE GREAT TIBBETT SINGS: 

PA6LIACCI 

THE ROAD TO MANDALAY 

THE TOREADOR SONG FROM CARMEN 

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE 

FAUST 

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Movie Classic for December, 1935 




VIRGINIA BRUCE 
ALICE BRADY 

CESAR ROMERO 
THURSTON HALL 



A 



DARRYL F.ZANUCK 

20th CENTURY PRODUCTION 
Presented by Joseph M. Schenck 

Directed by Richard Boleslawski 



Movie Classic for December, 1935 



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Romance Returns . . * 



FTER twenty years of picture-making, I realize 
that we make pictures for women. They make 



"A 1 

1. \. up sixty per cent of our audiences, in the first 
place. In the second place, they accompany two-thirds of 
the men who attend the theatre, and the women generally 
select the entertainment. . . . With this in view, it is 
heart appeal and romance which count most in pictures. 
Some of the films that receive the finest critical acclaim 
are box-office failures because they fail to thrill women." 

Thus says Jack Warner, production head of Warner 
Brothers-First National Pictures, as quoted by Mollie 
Merrick, in her syndicated column. And there is not a 
producer who disagrees with him. 

Hollywood has tried everything else — gangster thrillers, 
sexy comedies, divorce dramas, prison plays, G-men pic- 
tures, big business exposes. It has been trying to give 
you film fare as exciting and varied and up-to-the-minute 
as the headlines you read. Headlines arrest the eye, and 
may register temporarily on the mind, but they seldom 
reach the heart . . . which has a far longer memory. 

Think in terms of headlines, and you are thinking of 
impersonal things, things which concern few of us inti- 
mately. Think in terms of romance, of romantic adven- 
ture, of courageous struggles to succeed, and you are 
thinking of things that interest all of us — intimately. 

Hollywood has learned that now . . . and romance is 
returning to films. Hollywood is trading idealism for 
realism, Romeo and Juliet for Men Without A T ames, A 
Midsummer Night's Dream for The Bride of Franken- 
stein. Hollywood is going to pull your heartstrings again, 
glorify human nature again, give your dreams something 
on which to feed again. 

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• ABOVE are three scenes from three new pictures, 
made by three different studios, all showing the new 
trend. The Three Musketeers, as a novel, is a classic of 
high-spirited adventure, romance, laughter, and tears. 
Captain Blood, though written by a modern. Rafael 
Sabatini, is in the same mood. And So Red the Rose, by 
Stark Young, is perhaps the greatest glorification of the 
romance of "the Old South ever written. And these are 
onlv three of the romantic treats in store for you. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream, already released in 
world capitals, will soon be bringing romantic fantasy to 
your neighborhood theatre. A Tale of Tzco Cities, Dick- 
ens' romantic masterpiece, unfolding against a background 
of the French Revolution, is coming. And Mutiny on 
the Bounty, the stirring tale of a small band of seamen 
that dared to seek a new life. And Peter Ihbctson, 
telling how two lovers, long parted, finally saw a dream 
of reunion come true. 

Norma Shearer is filming Romeo and Juliet, most im- 
mortal of all love stories. Nelson Eddy and Jeanette 
MacDonald are making Rose Marie, offering romance 
with music, as Gladys Swarthout and John Boles are in 
Rose of the Rancho. Fredric March is about to relive 
the high adventures of Anthony Adverse. Charles Laugh- 
ton is filming Cyrano de Bcrgcrac. Gladys Swarthout 
will soon sing the passionate tragedy of Carmen. 

We all ought to meet at the movies ! 




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she's dancing, singing, acting — or tobog- 
ganing. And she makes the thrill con- 
tagious. This is one vivid proof. You wil. 
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THIS DRAMATIC WORLD 



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Al Jolson's "li'l Ruby" — Ruby 
Keeler — was the first to show 
the movie world that a dancer 
could become a star. And the 
first to prove that a dancer 
could have girlish sweetness. 
Every picture she has made has 
been a hit — like her latest with 
Dick Powell, "Shipmates Forever' 




Portrait by Fry 



Serious in this newest portrait, 
and serious heretofore in films, 
Frances Dee stages a delightful 
surprise in "The Gay Deception" 
by being one of The Most Amus- 
ing People of the Year. Any 
year. Depicting a typical Amer- 
ican girl, who suddenly has a 
fortune of her own to spend, she 
glorifies a very human being 



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Fortune for Shirley 



I ve sacrificed a million for Shirley/' reveals Mrs. Temple — 
who tells why in this story. It's a story that needed telling 

By HARRY LANG 



LET'S^lo some just-supposing. . . . Let's suppose, to 
begin with, that you are just a typical, everyday 
J American housewife . . . with two nice boys, a cute 
little daughter, and a husband who loves you, works hard, 
and., brings home pay-check enough to provide the neces- 
sities of life and a few of the luxuries. 

You live in a house that is cozy enough, and you do 
your own shopping and cooking and some of the washing 
and cleaning. You bargain around, and watch the pennies, 
and wonder if there will be enough to meet the instalments 
on the family car and the radio. You're happy enough, 
in a way, like hundreds of thousands of other American 
women. ... * 

But you can't help dreaming now and then, can you, 
of how wonderful it would be if somebody would hand 
you a thousand dollars — or if you could afford to move 
into that nice house in that nicer neighborhood over on the 
other side of town — or, in short, if you could suddenly 
be rich . . .? 

Well, then suppose that, out of a clear sky, Lady Fate 
should smile on your family and make your little girl sud- 
denly famous. And then, as a result, in rapid succession 
all these things should happen : 

A great theater chain offers you $5,000 a week if you 
will let your daughter appear on its stages about an hour 
a day — and that offer is good for enough weeks to bring 
you almost a quarter of a million dollars 

And a broadcasting system offers you up to $500 a min- 
ute for every minute your daughter talks or sings into its 
microphone — for enough minutes to total another quarter- 
million . . . ! ! 

And real-estate corporations deluge you with offers of 
$25,000 houses, fully furnished, to be given you free, if 
you and your family will just please move in . . . ! ! ! 

And a foreign corporation begs you to bring your daugh- 
ter to England for a series of 
stage appearances, and offers 
to pay all expenses on the best 
trains, boats, hotels, every- 
thing, and $50,000 besides, for 
about ten weeks ...!!!! 

And scores of manufacturers 
of clothing, food, shoes, ice- 
cream, books, songs, toys, dolls 
and all manner of things offer 
you amounts ranging from hun- 
dreds to five-figure thousands 
merely to have your daughter 
"endorse" and be seen with 
their products ... ! ! ! ! ! 

Suppose, finally, that all these 
offers total a million dollars and 



more, within a couple of years . 
you — ^->y "No"? . . . 



Would you — could 



• Well, Shipley Temple's mother DID SAY "NO!" 
And, what's more, Mrs. Gertrude Temple still is say- 
ing "No!" to offers, every week of the year. She has 
already sacrificed, in cold cash, more than a million dollars. 
And the reason? 

"Because I won't in any way hurt or spoil Shirley one 
tiny bit for all the money in the world !" 

And she means it. I know [Continued on page 60] 




-Wide World 



Mrs. Temple (left) intends to keep Shirley 
as unspoiled as she was at three (above), 
when she started her amazing career 

25 




—Portrait by C S. Bull 



Happy in her 
career/and happy 
in her home-life, 
the youngest of 
the Bennetts 
proves herself a 
clever per so n 



Joan Bennett- 
Doubly Successful! 



By B. F. WILSON 



THE Gene Markey-Joan Bennett residence is the hap- 
piest home in Hollywood. Everyone will tell you so. 
Most of the movie colony who visit the house rue- 
fully admit it. There is an air about it — a distinct atmos- 
phere of cheerful gaiety that one seldom finds in the private 
dwellings of celebrities. 

It is far from being a pretentious place. The Markeys 
only rent it. They have not fallen for the lure of owning 
their own home — and neither one has any yearning for 
marble swimming pools, banquet halls, or terraced gardens 
taking up expensive acres. They are too thrifty. They 
own a little refuge on the beach which they have taken on 
one of those perpetual lease affairs, and even that possession 
is preying on their minds. Why? 

"I'm superstitious about such things," Joan told me. "I 
feel that if we bought a house, or decided to build one, 
something would happen to make us move. Then, too, 
we both like California, but we know we are not going to 
spend the rest of our lives here. Gene eventually wants 
to get back East. He says there is a, stimulation about 
New York that keeps every writer on his toes. 

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"Besides," this lovely girl continued, "while I like to make 
pictures, some day soon I hope to go back on the stage. I 
feel that the ideal combination would be for Gene to write 
plays, and for me to act in them. He writes most of his 
stories now with me as the heroine. Why shouldn't he 
write a really good play, and let me act in it? That's what 
I want to do more than anything else. Don't you think it 
would be perfectly grand?" she demanded with an eager 
smile. 

• It is an amazing thing that this youngest of the Bennett 
girls has done. I remember her ten years ago — an 
adorable little schoolgirl, coming into her mother's drawing- 
room and making an old-fashioned curtsey to the guests. 
There she stood — her hair tied up in a babyish ribbon, her 
pretty little face under the yellow curls, her blue eyes 
gravely watching the antics of the grown-ups. There was 
a decided seriousness about her even then that made her a 
distinct contrast in character to her two older sisters. 

The three Bennett sisters ! Connie — the belle and the 
sophisticate to her fingertips, who [Continued on page 78] 



Miriam Hopkins 

begins a new life 



She set out to win fame and success — and she won 
them. Now she wonders how much of life she missed 
on the way. Moreover, she intends to find out! 



By DELL HOGARTH 



In Barbary 
Coast," Miriam 
Hopkins plays 
a character few 
would have 
attempted 



MIRIAM HOPKINS is at the crisis of her career. 
Having attained what she thought she wanted, 
she wants it no more ! Her future in pictures 
will be different entirely, and soon (perhaps too soon) she 
will be working for fifty dollars a week as a reporter on 
the New York World-Telegram or impishly poking her 
freckled nose into the curiosities of faraway Pekin or 
Timbuktu. 

This crisis all came about because Miriam started out on 
the wrong foot. 

Her screen career actually began in Monte Carlo. Some 
years ago she was luxuriating at the famous resort with 
her husband. She was a successful 
actress on the Xew York stage ; he, a 
successful playwright. But among that 
host of fashionable revelers they were 
just an ordinary American couple: a Mr. 
and Mrs. Austin Parker. 

One day as Miriam lolled in the hotel 
lobby, gazing out through great bay win- 
downs at the shimmering blue of the 
Mediterranean, her mind dwelt lazily on 
what her future might hold. Her musings 
were suddenly interrupted. There was 
an excited buzz of conversation in the 
crowded lobby. People jumped to their 
feet and began to rush toward the door 
and windows. Miriam glanced up to 
see a chic French lady staring toward 
the door with a bright, expectant 
face. 

"Why — what is it?" Miriam asked in 
French. 

"It's Constance Bennett — the famous 
American movie actress. She's just now 
arriving. She's . . ." 

The awed voice broke off as the crowd 
at the doorway parted to admit the 
famous entourage. Miriam glanced un- 
easily about. Everybody else was stand- 
ing up as a tribute of respect. Not to 
be conspicuous, Miriam also arose to her 
feet. And as she watched Connie Bennett 
pass along like a queen to the accom- 
paniment of enthusiastic applause, she 
realized that there was the pinnacle she 



wanted to attain — the golden life — the adoration of the 
public. 

From that moment on her mind wa> made up. She 
would be famous. 

And now that Miriam has attained her goal, she realize* 
the tragic truth of Emerson's words : "Be careful what you 
set your heart upon, because you are sure to get it." 

• "Fame?" asks Miriam, with a touch of irony in her 

voice. "An actress is rarely famous. She's glamorous — 

a passing curiosity — a being strangely set apart for a brief 

while. Take Eleanora Duse and [Continued on page 66] 




Models today 



By BEATRICE MACDONALD 



THE models of today will be the 
movie stars of tomorrow — if 
the future is anything like the 
present and the past. Models have 
what it takes to make good before the 
camera. And here is your opportunity 
to learn what it takes to make good as 
a model. 

At first glance, the profession looks 
overcrowded. There are enough 
models in New York City alone to 
populate a small city. Only a clever 
few can possibly make screen star- 
dom. 

But just as surely as the sun rises in 
the east, these few will attain the 
highest perch on the ladder of fame 
that movie celebrities mount. Because 
it has been done before! 

One of the most interesting com- 
mon factors in the rise of many fam- 
ous screen stars is the little-known 
fact that at one time or another they 
have been professional models. Mak- 
ing a living by posing for pictures. 
Artists' drawings. Commercial pho- 
tographs. Billboards. Posters telling 
you the benefits of a nationally known 
pill, or advising you to use none other 
than a particular brand of gasoline, 
cigarette, automobile, cosmetic, cor- 
set, stocking, beef, cereal, soap, shirt, 
boat — in short, anything and every- 
thing that is a commoditv on the mar- 
ket. 



• If you want something amusing 
to do on a dull winter evening, 
take out a number of old magazines 
and go through their pages. You will 
come across many a face that is 
famous today. See that good-looking 
boy showing off a certain brand of 
collar, or a new kind of hat ? Do you 
recognize him? Of course you do. 
Fredric March ! 

Fredric worked as a model in New- 
York City three or four years, be- 
tween stage engagements or while 
waiting for that golden opportunity — 
that chance to show what he could do 
with a real part! (He was head over 
heels in love with his art even in those 
days, and thought of nothing but 
the stage.) In between plays, how- 
ever, he had to eat, and so he pounded 
the pavement, going the rounds of the 
photographic studios, posing for some 
advertising agency one day, posing on 
the next for a commercial photog- 
rapher illustrating some magazine 
stories. 

He worked through the John 
Powers Agency, which has supplied 
more models to the commercial world 
in the past ten years than come from 
all the other sources together. 

"March was a great favorite," Mr. 
Powers — who is an ex-actor, himself 
— says with a smile of reminiscence. 
"All the advertising agencies and 





Janice Jarratt is the best-known 
model today. She has movie offers! 



Fredric March, between 
plays, posed for collar ads 



Kay Francis was supreme 
as a Fifth Avenue model 







As a child, Anita Louise 
posed for many artists 



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Stars Tomorrow! 



magazine editors liked him. They 
called him "the most reposeful type' 
to be had. He got up in the top model 
class, making as much as a hundred 
and fifty dollars a week when business 
was, good. He certainly was one of 
the best models I have ever had in my 
office," he added somewhat wistfully. 

• '"Kay Francis is another movie 
star who used to work for me as 
a model," he continued. "A few years 
ago she was playing a small part with 
Walter Huston on the stage. I had 
to have a girl to show fur coats for an 
important Fifth Avenue house. So 
I got her, and she turned out to be 
just as good as I expected. Kay 
worked around here for quite a while, 
modeling gowns, coats, furs. But it 
didn't take her very long to hit the 
movies, and once she started, she kept 
right on going. She is such a resource- 
ful, intelligent person that I think she 
would make good at anything she 
wanted to do. 

"I'll never forget the day Norma 
Shearer walked into my place." Mr. 
Powers said. "She was perfectly 
lovely, about eighteen years old, and 
had just come to New York from 
Canada to try to earn a living by pos- 
ing. The moment. I saw her, I knew 
she was a 'natural.' She is the only 
model I have ever seen who T could 



say was a born actress. In every pose 
that she did, I could feel she was put- 
ting everything she had into her job. 
It wasn't just a moment's registering 
of a certain expression. She acted the 
part — whether it was that of a young 
housewife showing off a new refrig- 
erator, or a sweet girl graduate carry- 
ing a daisy chain for some magazine 
cover, or a young modern smiling up 
into some young chap's face as he 
lighted a cigarette for her, or a Park 
Avenue deb wearing a new-style gown. 
All of them were as different in es- 
sential delineation when Norma did 
them as though each pose had been 
made by some entirely different girl. 

• "It isn't so easy to get into the 
modeling business," Mr. Powers 
says, seriously and earnestly. "I wish 
there was some way of stopping so 
many girls from wasting their time 
and energy, trying to buck an impos- 
sible game. Not one out of a thousand 
applicants that I have, ever makes the 
grade. Sometimes I feel that every 
girl in the United States is determined 
to become a model ! They hear or 
they read about some of the best ones 
in the field — such as Janice Jarratt, 
who has. by the way, already appeared 
briefly in films and has had numerous 
screen offers — and they all want to 
get in. They [Continued on page 72] 





Jean Muir, tall and poised, 
met all the requirements 



Nei 
answers 



Hamilton knows 



amilton knows the 
to "Hold that pose!" 



Norma Shearer was "one model 
. . . who was a born actress" 



Did 

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you! 29 



How Fred Astaire 

Looks at Life 




The worlds shyest movie 
star breaks down and gives 
an interview in which he 
reveals some of his most 
personal opinions 

By CAROL CRAIG 



4 FTER the hit that he made in Tup Hat — which 
l\ broke attendance records all over these United 
1. Jl States— you might think that Fred Astaire is 
looking at life with that top-of-the-ladder feeling. He 
isn't. He's scared stiff about his next picture — wor- 
ried that he won't be able to repeat. No one else is 
worrying. But that's Fred — the world's greatest wor- 
rier and the world's most modest movie star. 

Notice that I didn't also say, "the world's greatest 

dancer." He hates the phrase (or praise, if you prefer). 

Every time he reads it, or hears it, he grits his teeth. To 

Fred, it's too much responsibility, trying to live up to any 

such title. He'd rather just dance — and enjoy it! 

There's no doubt that he does enjoy it, now. That's 

obvious from his facile footwork on the screen. And he 

says, for the record : "Why shouldn't I like it ? It's my 

work, my profession — Eve given mv life to it. Some 

writer recently wondered in prii 

up dancing. That's ridiculous. .-■ 

ably, until I drop in my tracks." 
Getting Fred to say anything i 

of an achievement. His modest; 

of the press. He dodges the ge 

who write. He has learned f; 

it seems, that most of them wa; 

to talk about Fred Astaire. So 

than "I Won't Dance") has bec< 

is, he won't talk unless he knows 

discussed, and is promised persi 
Running up against this rest 

under the delusion that, in priva'/ 

about the favors he granted. I los 
The meeting occurred on a Sa 

hearsal for his radio broadcast. 

huge, modernistic. 3000-seat thea 

York — empty except for the larg< 

studio hangers-on. As the RKC 

me to a seat down in front, still c J 

difficulty of getting Fred to talk | c 




Sylvia 

Sidney's 
10 Pointers 

for a 
Career 



She is one of the youngest stars. And 
she found success by following these 
ten simple rules, which would apply 
to any other career as well as acting! 

As told to 
HELEN HARRISON 



A CAREER is something you plan, work toward 
and sometimes achieve. It isn't, as you may 
think, thrown into your lap like so many ripe 
plums. Neither is it done with mirrors. 

I am not talking only of a picture career — I mean any 
career. Being a successful model, debutante, stenogra- 
pher, flyer, designer or housewife requires thought and 
effort, just as does that long, discouraging trek toward 
movie-stardom. I know. I've climbed, foot by foot of 
endless miles of film, and sometimes I've wondered how 
to go on, wondered if there were any short-cuts, any 
signs along the road besides "detour." 

As a result of my own experiences, I can tell you that 
there are no short-cuts. But you can save valuable time 
and many heartaches by doing some intelligent planning. 
Amelia Earhart didn't step into a plane and fly from 
Hawaii to California just on blind faith in Providence. 
Her success was the outcome of years of careful plan- 
ning and tireless work. That goes for all successful 
women — and men, too. Secretary of Labor Perkins 
was not selected at random, nor did Grace Moore just 
happen to click in One Night of Love. Behmd every 
career is work, sacrifice, intelligence, and a clearly de- 
fined plan of action. 

But how to start planning? Are there pointers that 
would be effective for anyone and everyone ? From my 
own experience, I'm firmly convinced that there are ten 
rules that would apply to any career — no matter what 
that career may be. 

• First, I'd say: Take inventory! Whether you are 
ten or twenty or forty, when you make up your 
mind not to drift through life, but to have a real career, 
add up your assets and your debits. Work it out syste- 
matically. Draw up your own little mental balance 
sheet. On one side, take stock of what you "have." On 
the other, what you "haven't." For instance: 

The four main assets in career-building are : 1 . Looks : 
2. Personality ; 3. Brains ; 4. Charm. Under "Looks" 
you may enumerate regular features, large eyes, even 
teeth and a clear complexion. Against those assets you 
may have to balance such handicaps as hips that are a 
little too large, lips that are too thin. Under "Brains" 
you might credit an enjoyment of good books, an ability 
to speak two or three languages, a good memory, a taste 
for painting. This will all help you to determine just 
what line of work would be the best field for your 
potential talents. Of course, one of the rules of the 
game is that you must be honest with yourself in your 
appraisal. 

Second : Perfect your looks! The possible assets I 
mentioned — regular features, large eyes, even teeth and 
a clear complexion — are desirable in the model, the 
debutante, the successful business woman, the actress. 
But, let's see, we said the hips {Continued on page 71 ] 

M 



Portrait of a 
Self- Made Woman 



CAROLE LOMBARD owes her success today to no one but 
herself. She was the person who developed her personality, her 
ability — and even her beauty. Read the whole fascinating story! 



By SOMA LEE 



CAROLE LOMBARD today is Hollywood's out- 
standing self-made woman. From the tips of her 
toes to the crown of her head, from that beautiful 
figure to that clear-thinking mind, she is a monument to 
forethought, ambition and relentless self-control. She is 
a glamorous, inspiring example to women the world 
over. 

In many instances, beauty may be God-given, even intel- 
ligence may bei inherited, and honesty may come through 
childhood training — but Carole Lombard is personally- 
responsible for the woman she is 
today, even to the remaking of her- 
self physically. 

She is a unique personality. Al- 
ternately, she has the consuming 
fire of a dynamo and the placidity 
of a lily pool. She is perhaps the 
most honest person in Hollywood — 



"She is essentially 
honest with herself" 




because she is essentially honest with herself. There is no 
phase of herself, either in relation to her work or to her 
fundamental self, which she allows to be obscured by any 
confused notions. 

Today she is not only one of the best-dressed women on 
the screen, but one of the most beautiful, whose beauty is a 
curious blend of flesh and spirit, which can never be 
definitely labeled. In the past year, she has taken her place 
in the upper roster of competent Hollywood celebrities by 
effective work in a half-dozen productions. After seeing 
her performance as a temperamental Broadway queen in 
20th Century, not only producers, but the country at large, 
became aware of this girl's talent, and instantly began to 
mine her potentialities. (Her newest picture is the color- 
ful Hands Across the Table, with Fred MacMurray.) 

Here was feminine beauty ; here was an honest reaction 
to emotion; here was a lucid mind that easily compre- 
hended the limitations of a character, as well as its possi- 
bilities. Hers was no surface interpretation, but, 
rather, a keen analysis of drama and emotional ex- 
pression. People began to suspect a fact that has 
actually been true for years : Carole Lombard is 
a person who can subtract fluff from substance : who 
has almost second sight where people and their 
motives are concerned. 

• She was by no means a remarkable child. She 

had delicate coloring, a certain grace, a habit of 

walking on her toes that convinced the family that 

she was destined to be a dancer, but she had all of 

a small boy's inclinations and curiosities. She had 

then — and still has — an insatiably inquiring mind. 

Nothing daunted her then — and it doesn't now. 

Even as a child no horse was too spirited for her, no 

wall too high to climb, no water too swift to swim. 

To all intents and purposes the small Jane Peters. 

who later became the glamorous star, Carole 

Lombard, might have been a boy. 

Certainly she had little that would 

give even an indication that the small 

girl would eventually, through her 

own labors, become a famous beauty 

and a famous actress. 

The first [Continued on page 62] 



— Portrait 
by IValli-.ip 



-Richce 




i tnr her qenius and for 
d Duse deeply ■ for her 9 , $ense 



n a purely spi 



Tullio Carminatfs 
Immortal Love 

Some day the poised Latin lover may marry - but meanwhile he can- 
not forget Eleanora Duse, the most feminine woman I have ever seen 

By JANE CARROLL 



IN THE life of every man who ever becomes an idol of 
many women, there is one unforgetable woman — one 
inspiring woman. The memory of her charm helps 
to explain his own. At least, this would seem to be true 
of Tullio Carminati, the blue-eyed, soft-spoken Latin actor 
— whose sensitiveness, combined with his good-natured 
suavity, becomes more irresistible each time he makes a 
picture. (I hope you didn't miss seeing him in One Night 
of Love, Let's Live Tonight and Paris in Spring. ) 

And the "unforgetable woman" in the life of Tullio 
Carminati, born Count di Brambilla, was a woman who. 
many insist, was the greatest actress of all time. In books 
of theatrical history now fast gathering the dust of the 



vears in libraries, you may find some brief biographical 

sketch of her such as this: 

ELEANORA DUSE— Italian actress. Born near 
Venice, Italy, October 3, 1859, the daughter of Alcs- 
sandro and Angelica Duse, strolling players. Married 
Signor Checchi. First stage appearance as child in 
Les Miserables in 1863 . . . last American appearance 
at Metropolitan Opera House in November, 1923, 
drawing a $30,000 box office in Ibsen's Ladv of the 
Sea. Died in Pittsburgh. Pa., April 21, 1924.' 
It was of this woman, this superb actress, that Tullio 

talked to me a certain day not long ago, as we sat in the dim 

light of his apartment, feeding the {Continued on page 68] 

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TlBBETT Returns 
— in Triumph 

Metropolitan gives the sensational American opera 
star his great chance to become a screen sensation 

By ERIC L. ERGENBRIGHT 



Between scenes 
Lawrence Tib- 
bett goes into a 
"crooning act, 
before Cesar 
Romero. Vir- 
ginia Bruce Di- 
rector Boleslaw- 
ski, George 
Marion, Sr., and 
Luis Aiberm 




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9'ng 



voice 



71 JT ETROPOLITAN is not "just another musical 
/t/t picture" — it is one of the great crossroads in the 
A V JL career of Lawrence Tihhett. On its success 
hangs his screen future. 

Several years ago, he came to Hollywood to star in a_ 
series of film musicals. He was the first of the great opera 
stars to dare the new medium that had heen provided by 
the invention of sound pictures. Like most pioneers, he 
encountered many obstacles and difficulties. The methods 
of recording then in use could not do justice to his voice. 
More important, even, was the fact that Mr. and Mrs 
Public, to whom the voice of the screen was still a novelty. 
were not ready to accept operatic pictures. 

Tibbett made four films, no one of which was a box- 
office hit, and left Hollywood as discouraged as so buoyant 
a personality can be. In the intervening years, he has 
climbed to even greater heights in the music world, but he 

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makes no secret of the fact that his comparative failure in 
pictures has continued to rankle. Lawrence Tibbett is not 
the man to accept setbacks placidly. 

As a consequence, when Twentieth Century-Fox offered 
him the opportunity to star in Metropolitan, he accepted 
with eagerness and determination. Also, perhaps, with 
just a bit of honest apprehension, for he knew that a failure 
— which might well result without any fault on his part — 
would blast forever his hope of a screen career. Tibhett 
wants a screen career — make no mistake on that point. 
And it looks as if he will have it now. in a big way. 

• He wants to succeed in pictures because he sincerely 
believes that the screen is the great new medium for 
music — that it is going to popularize opera and make it part 
and parcel of the cultural life of every man and woman 
and child in America. Being fired \Contiuued an pauc 741 



James Cagney- 

with a Difference 

You feel as if you know him from his films. 
But do you? .. The answer is u No"-until you 
read this story. Like Jimmy, it packs a punch! 



By Ida Zeitlin 

THOSE who know James Cagney only on the screen 
take it for granted that he is twin brother to the 
roughnecks he plays — a dese-dose-and-dems lad, 
with a chip on his shoulder and a hard fist swinging free 
— a product of the New York streets who found his ser- 
mons in the paving stones of Hell's Kitchen. 

His friends know him as the son of a decorous house- 
hold in Yorkville, a modest, but peaceable 
quarter of Manhattan — as a boy who used 
his fists when he had to, but found the use 
of his brain a more stimulating process — as 
a man whose blood is more easily stirred by 
social injustice than the latest heavyweight 
bout — who will talk far into the night on 
any subject at which his mind can tug, and 
close up like a grim-lipped oyster only on 
the subject of himself. 

In one respect he does resemble his screen 
characterizations. He has a directness that 
shies like a nervous horse from any form of 
pretension. He hates high-sounding phrases 
that ring hollow with their own emptiness. 
He will have no part in any pose, intellectual 
or otherwise. His quiet, caustic tongue has 
been known to blast a press-agent inadver- 
tent enough to refer to "Mr. Cagney's 
career." 

"Why a career?" he inquired with decep- 
tive mildness. "Why not a job like yours 
or the bootblack's or the elephant's in the 
circus ? You'll be having me an ah-tist next." 



• HE can be pried open if you're lucky 
enough to discover the right instrument. 
Tell him you liked him in such and such a 
picture (if you're wise, you won't tell him, 
but all of us can't be wise) and behind his im- 
passive front, you can sense his intention to 
run to cover, managing at best to mutter 
over his shoulder : "Yes, it turned out well, 
didn't it?" As many people expand under 
a compliment, he curls up and does a fade- 
out. That the compliment may be warmly 
and spontaneously offered makes little dif- 
ference. Cagney can't take it. 

Tell him that, as a popular actor, he is an 
object of public interest, and he'll swallow 
his own skepticism to inquire reasonably: 
"What can I say that hasn't been said be- 



fore ?" Give him the time-honored spiel about the value 
of crashing the prints on any terms — and he'll bring his 
palms down in a characteristic gesture of derision and, 
with his lower lip caught between his teeth, give vent 
to a long-drawn "Ph-h-h !" But remind him that writ- 
ing is your job, as acting is his, and you'll have him on 
the spot. He may look about [Continued on page 58] 




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Portrait bv Scotty Welbourne 



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Screen- Struck 



This is the dramatic story of an unknown's 
struggle for success in Hollywood-a story 
as real as the city of hope and heartbreak 

By Nina Wilcox Putnam 

Illustration by HARVE STEIN 



THE STORY THUS FAR: Pretty, alert Lola Le Grange— 
whose mother and father are dead — works as an usherette in a 
theatre in a small midwest city. Screen-struck, she has one 
great secret ambition — to win the chance, some day, to be an 
actress. Her girl friends are amused by her absorption in 
pictures, particularly the pictures of Clifton Laurence, roman- 
tic screen idol. Feeling that they would not believe her or 
understand, she does not bother to explain that she is more 
interested in his acting than in Laurence, himself, who is 
scheduled to make a personal appearance in the theatre. 

A few days before this event, Buddy Kane — who works in 
the theatre office and is wistfully in love with Lola, though 
realizing that she cannot love him — brings her an inside tip 
on a great piece of news. A photograph that she had secretly 
entered, weeks before, in the nation-wide Search-for-New- 
Faces Contest, conducted by Burnham Brothers' Studio in 
Hollywood, has won first prize ... a free trip to Hollywood 
and a chance in pictures. 

She cannot believe it. But the news is true. And on the 
stage of the theatre where she has worked, Clifton Laurence 
— who is even more romantic in person than in films — presents 
her with her ticket to Hollywood. As she leaves the stage, 
buoyant with excitement, she trips, almost falls. The audi- 
ence roars with laughter, adding to her torture. Buddy Kane 
rescues her and drives her to the station to catch a midnight 
train — to embark on her great adventure. As the train leaves 
Hopewell, she encounters Clifton Laurence in the Pullman 
corridor. He recognizes her, seems pleased to see her. She 
wonders what part this meeting will play in her future. The 
story continues: 



Chapter IV 

THAT Clifton Laurence should be on the same 
train with me, was, when I came to consider it 
later, not very surprising. But that he, too, was 
going all the way to Hollywood on the same train and 
in the very same car with me, was another matter. The 
realization of it kept me awake far into the night, be- 
cause the last thing he said to me in the dim Pullman 
corridor, had been, "How about breakfast tomorrow — 
say at eight-thirty?" And I had only nodded, unable 
to speak because I was so surprised. 

"Anyway," I decided dreamily, "he doesn't think me 
a clumsy clown, after all. And what / think of him 
is better kept under control — plenty ! Because, after 
all, an invitation to breakfast isn't half as clubby as it 
might sound !" 

But at the breakfast table, with cheerful sunlight 
flooding the snowy damask and sparkling service, my 
heart, if not my lips, would not be denied. In the full 
davlight. Clifton Laurence Avas an immaculately 

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groomed, incredibly healthy specimen. And any man 
who looks thoroughly charming while eating break- 
fast-cereal is super-attractive ! He was so natural and 
so much at his ease that presently I began to feel as if 
I had known him a lifetime — and in a way, from watch- 
ing him on the screen, I had. 

When I put out my hand for a second hot biscuit, 
he tapped my wrist smartly, making me drop it. At 
my look of amazement, he chuckled. 

"Just an old Hollywood custom !" he explained. 
"Your figure, you know. We earn our daily bread, but 
we are not allowed to eat it!" 

"Thanks for reminding me," I said. "But I've al- 
ways eaten what I wanted — and stayed thin." 

"What you think is thin," he warned me, "and what 
the camera says about it, are usually two different 
stories. The camera wins. Look here," he went on, 
"you're completely new to all this, aren't you? The 
picture-game, I mean." 

I nodded, and he went on : "Any stage experience 
at all?" he wanted to know; and when I shook my 
head, he said, "What makes you think you can act?" 

This rather annoyed me. "I've watched dozens of 
actresses in dozens of pictures," I declared confidently, 
"and I know I can do just as well as some of them ever 
can. Of course, I know there are little tricks I'll have 
to pick up. But most of it is up to the director. I'm 
not afraid of Hollywood. The test is the only thing 
I'm worried about. If that's successful, I'll get by." 

He gave me a long, quizzical look. "I hope you're 
right, " was all he said. 



• A TRANSCONTINENTAL train, I soon found, is 
a place where one makes intimate friends of complete 
strangers in no time at all. The train roared on and 
on across a glorious, never-ending America, day and 
night, night and day. The last night on the train. 
Cliff (he had asked to be called that by now) and I sat 
late on the observation platform, with a full moon 
sculpturing- the mountains into dream-castles. Our 
chairs were the only ones occupied, and they need not 
have been so close together — but they were. Some- 
how, with this unreal world falling away behind us, 
we had got to talking — impersonally — about love. 

"I think it's the most important thing in life," I was 
saving. "I'm old-fashioned that wav, I guess. But 




"That chin is going to catch the shadows badly," the cameraman warned. I began to wonder why in the 
world they even bothered about testing me. I might have been a wax figure, for all they considered my feelings 



I've always felt that rumble seats were made for rid- 
ing, not petting. Cheap! That's what I hate! The 
way some of the boys in our town ... oh well, you 
know." 

"The boy who was with you at the theatre?" he 
asked. 



"He has helped give me respect for honesty and sin- 
cerity," I retorted promptly. 

"Engaged?" he asked. 

"Not to Buddy," I said, quickly aware of my blunder. 
"And I never could be. But when it's the real thing, it 
breeds respect." [Please turn to next page] 



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"The real thing!" Cliff interjected. "Is there any 
such animal? After you've made a dozen love scenes 
— and heard people suspect a dozen different times Una 
you were actually 'living' those scenes — you'll wonder, 
too. If the make-believe article looks so much like the 
veal thing- — how are you going to recognize the real 
thing' when you see it? And the way some women 
throw themselves at actors doesn't help any." 

"I've read a lew things about popular actors," I re- 
plied dryly. "I know they have to sweep the women 
off their doorsteps before they can go out in the 
morning!" 

He laughed appreciatively. "Seriously, though," he 
went on, "Tom Burnham didn't really need to put that 
clause in my contract — that it would lie broken auto- 
matically if I married. I have no intention of ruining 
my box-office value as a bachelor. But not because of 
that clause." 

"What's your reason, then?" I wanted to know. 

"Because I don't want to be hurt," he said at last. 
"Don't mistake me. I like women a lot. But I don't 
want to fall and get up bruised. People are silly to get 
married unless they can stay that way." 

"Everyone," I said in a low tone, "secretly hopes for 
that. After all, marriage is all right. It's — it's the 
people who go into it who are wrong. And they're 
not always wrong." 

"You're a funny kid!" he said with a short laugh. 
"But you're kind of sweet, at that !" 

He stood up. It was late. We would be in Los 
Angeles in the morning. And there was a moon . . . 
and a dangerous topic. In the shadow under the awning 
it was very dark. We might never see each other again. 

"There will be a lot of ballyhoo for you at the sta- 
tion," he said in an odd voice. "I may not get a chance 
to see you, but you know where to find me if I can ever 
be of help. Keep your chin up!" Without knowing 
what I did, I put my chin up. His kiss was as elec- 
tric as it was unpremeditated. I turned and ran — ran 
t! . whole surging length of several cars to my berth, 
never looking behind me. For hours afterward, I lay 
in my berth with the shade 
raised, looking out at the ■ 
starry night, asking myself 
what he had asked : "How 
are you going to recognize 
the real thing?" I told my- 
self over and over, tremu- 
lously, "I love him — I have 
always loved him, even when 
he was just a shadow to me. 
And he may never know . . . 
and, maybe, never care . . ." 



• I DIDN'T see him again 
in the morning. He wasn't 
there to witness how right 
he had been in his prediction 
about ballyhoo for me. As 
I stepped off the train, a bat- 
tery of cameras faced me. A 
publicity man greeted me — a 
child actress presented me 
with a huge bunch of flow- 
ers while cameras clicked — 
and reporters buzzed around 
me. 

Then out I went into the 
California sunshine, beneath 
an incredibly blue sky, see- 
ing waist-high hedges of 




"I'll — I'll be even better than my test!" I 
promised breathlessly. "You'd better be!" 
said Mr. Kramberq with a little crooked smile 



crimson geraniums, low-lying white buildings, ingen- 
ious shops formed like giant kettles and windmills. 
The big studio car flashed on mile after mile, through 
streets with the biggest houses and trimmest lawns I 
had ever imagined, to the enormous cream-colored 
Spanish facade of the studio, buried in elaborate flower 
beds. 

Everybody was so kind, so polite, so helpful. There 
was Mr. Thomas Burnham, the studio head — a big, 
quiet man with a Boston accent. He looked preoccu- 
pied, but he was cordial and . . . far, far different 
from the comic-strip type I had fully expected. He 
had, I found out, once edited a nationally famous news- 
paper. 

At luncheon, in the executives' dining room, Mr. 
Burnham made a little speech, presenting me to the rest 
of the inner circle, while Burnham newsreel cameras 
recorded the scene. 

"What this studio seeks most earnestly," he said in 
part, "is talent — real talent. Our gates are never closed 
to those who have it. On the contrary, it is our duty 
and our pleasure, to serve our audiences with genuine 
entertainment, and to find new faces and new charm in 
order to have our entertainment standards on the high- 
est possible level. This was, as you know, the reason 
behind our recent Search-for-New-Faces Contest, and 
we hope and believe that in Miss Lola Le Grange we 
have the making of a real actress and a popular star. 
Gentlemen, Miss Lola Le Grange !" 

My heart was fairly bursting with gratitude as I 
rose and bowed. "I can't tell you how happy — and 
how lucky — I am to be here," I said. "This is the 
proudest moment of my life. And I only wish all my 
friends could be out here in this wonderful place, too, 
enjoying this marvelous California sunshine." 

When I sat down, I was a little afraid I had rather 
mixed in some real-estate talk by accident, but nobody 
seemed to notice. Indeed, nobody noticed me any more 
the moment the newspaper crowd left. I waited about, 
at a loss, feeling forgotten. Then at last Mr. Burnham 
turned and caught sight of me. He summoned a 

younger man to his side, and 
they came toward me. 

"This is Mr. Hilton, Miss 
Le Grange," said the older 
man. "He's going to have 
your test made right away." 
Then he hailed another 
member of the group and 
was gone. 

Mr. Hilton grinned. "As- 
sistant producer is my job," 
he explained reassuringly. 
"Don't mind the big boss. 
He's not unkind, really — 
he's just busy. Come on, 
I'll get you fixed up for the 
sacrifice !" 

I picked up my purse and 
gloves and followed, my 
heart in mv mouth. 



• THE sound-stage where 
the test was made was dark, 
confused, and smelled mus- 
ty. To my surprise, I found 
that several other people — a 
young man, and an old lady 
and a little girl — were also 
waiting to have tests made. 
It [Continued on page 64] 



38 



So Nothiir 

Ever Happens 

to 



ROBERT TAYLOR? 



His life has been uneventful, he 
claims. But let's look at the 
facts about New Sensation No. 1! 



He became 
an ac+or be- 
cause a crick- 
et won a 
race with a 
spicier . . . 



By Virginia Lane 



"N 




'OTHING ever happens to me," said Robert 
Taylor, with a look of honest perplexity in 
those cobalt eyes of his. "I haven't any star- 
tling story to tell. I haven't any background of struggle 
or adventure. Just plain, everyday Bob — that's me." 

"Plain, everyday Bob," it so happens, has Hollywood 
as twittery as an old maid with a new beau. The movie- 
makers rate him as "the find of the year." Moviegoers 
started talking about him when he appeared in Society 
Doctor and the noise reached a tumult by the time he 
appeared as the romantic lead of Broadzvay Melody of 
1936. Now he is heading straight for stardom as the 
hero of The Magnificent Obsession, opposite Irene 
Dunne. 

"Your case history interests me strangely," I assured 
him, as one psychologist to another. (Originally, he in- 
tended to become a psychoanalyst.) "I'd like to do a little 
personal research." 

This allegedly uneventful life of his began, it seems, 
in Nebraska, not far from the birthplace of Henry 
Fonda, another blue-eyed six-footer who is putting new 
life into films. "Dad was a doctor there," Bob explained. 
"Dr. S. A. Brough. Do you know anything about phy- 
sicians practising in small western towns?" 

I nodded. They're apt to be quiet, self-effacing men 
who consider fighting blizzards and tornadoes and vio- 
lent heat all a part of the day's job in that greater fight 
against death. And their sons are apt to become men 
of the same fibre. 

Bob was an only child. He could (and did) drive the 
family car at ten, but he liked better his piebald pony, 
which was big enough to pull a light sled over the road 
when the snowdrifts were so bad that an auto couldn't 
get through. It was fun to hitch up "Peanuts" (the 
pony) and drive his father out to make a call at some 
farm, with the hard snow crunching underfoot and 



Portrait by Hurrell 



sparks flying from the pony's hoofs. Once he went with 
his dad at night. It was twelve below zero and there was 
not a light on the road. The patient had acute appendi- 
citis. His father had to operate immediately, with the 
kitchen table serving as the operating table. Bob helped 
his father. He brought hot water and sterilized instru- 
ments and kept a stiff upper lip — until dawn. They 
knew they had won then. The man was going to live. 
And Bob felt his legs suddenly sag with nerve reaction. 
He stumbled out to where "Peanuts" was stabled, buried 
his face against her and cried himself to sleep. 

No, nothing has ever happened to Robert Taylor, who 
plays a young doctor in The Magnificent Obsession. Just 
life, that's all. 

He attended the public school in Beatrice, Nebraska, 
and thought he was in love with a little blonde until she 
deserted him for a boy with more ice-cream money. So 
Bob was off women until he went to college at Doane. 
Until that time the Big Moment of his life had been 
the day he graduated into regular he-man clothes from 
the pongee shirts and Buster Brown collars his mother 
made him wear. Bob had suffered — but not in silence 
— over those shirts. 

"I think they gave him a clothes complex," confided 
Butch, otherwise known as Don Milve, who is Bob's 
pal, no-man, and general adviser. "It takes him a couple 
of hours now even to pick out a tie. And he sees red 
every time I try to lend him a pongee handkerchief . . ." 

At Doane, Bob heard about Pomona College in Clare- 
mont, California. And what he heard he liked. He 
couldn't know that the fellow who told him about it was 
an agent of fate in disguise. "They've got a great phi- 
losophy course out there," Bob [Continued on page 63] 

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They Saw Stars. 



! 



All who went on MOVIE CLASSIC'S 
first annual Movieland Tour not only 
saw a studio from the inside, but met 
stars, and were guests at a "celebrity 
party" at the home of Raquel Torres 

By Jack Smalley 



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IT isn't everyone who can get in- 
side a studio, and "behind the 
scenes," on a trip to Hollywood. 
In fact, few ever manage it. Likewise, 
few visitors ever see any of the well- 
known players — much less meet them. 
And fewer still ever step inside a 
star's home, as a guest invited to a 
party. But every member of the re- 
cent Movie Classic Movieland Tour 
(and there were two hundred mem- 
bers) not only was admitted to the 
largest film studio in the world, but 
stepped onto "sets" where pictures 
were being filmed, met world-famous 
actors and actresses, lunched with 
them, and was entertained at the home 
of one of movieland's most beautiful 
and popular hostesses, Raquel Torres, 
wife of Stephen Ames. 

That party at the lovely Ames 
home in Beverly Hills was the memor- 
able climax of a memorable two-week 
tour, which began and ended in Chi- 
cago and included, besides Hollywood, 
many of the beauty spots of the West. 

One of the early thrills of the trip 
was an overnight stop in the famed 
lake country of Minnesota — at Breezy 
Point Lodge, "the Deauville of the 
North Woods," where everyone was 
the guest of Captain W. H. Fawcett, 
publisher of Movie Classic and other 
well-known magazines. Then on went 



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the Movieland Special across the glor- 
ious Rockies to Seattle, the Pacific, 
San Francisco . . . and Hollywood ! 

And hardly had the Special arrived 
in Los Angeles, when Universal 
City, home of Universal Pictures, 
was thrown wide open to the entire 
party. Only a few hours after their 
arrival in the movie capital, they were 
achieving the wish of every movie- 
goer — meeting stars in the flesh, dis- 
covering how pictures were made. 
And most of them admitted that it was 
the thrill of a lifetime. 

And then — luncheon with the stars, 
in the Universal commissary, where 
beautiful Valerie Hobson acted as 
hostess for the studio. At near-by 
tables sat Edward Arnold, star of 
Diamond Jim, Monroe Owsley, June 
Martel, John King, Charles Bickford, 
Charlotte Henry, and Andy Devine. 

• THIS, in itself, was a grand party 
and an exciting one. It would take 
something pretty grand to top it. But 
Raquel Torres provided it, with her 
afternoon party. Other stars, friends 
of Raquel and Stephen, began to ar- 
rive to share in the fun. Handsome 
Ivan Lebedeff, accompanied by Wera 
Engels . . Jack La Rue . . . Tom 
Brown with Paula Stone, actress- 
daughter of Fred Stone . . . Fritz 
Lieber, noted stage actor who has just 




Raquel Torres, who gave the 
Movieland Tour-ists a grand 
party, had to pose for photo- 
graphic souvenirs of the event 



entered films, and his wife . . . Blanche 
Yurka, another stage celebrity, who 
also makes her film debut in A Tale 
of T-wo Cities . . . Binnie Barnes . . . 
Monte Blue . . . Buck Jones, who was 
stampeded by guests with cameras . . . 
Alice White, who wanted to hear all 
about Breezy Point Lodge . . . Her- 
bert Mundin . . . Vince Barnett, who 
engaged in a burlesque tennis match 
with Stephen Ames. And last, but not 
least, there was Renee Davies, beauti- 
ful sister of Marion Davies, "cover- 
ing" the event as Hollywood society 
reporter for all the Hearst papers. 

Everyone was enjoying the party 
so much that the dinner hour arrived 
all too soon ... In parting with their 
hostess the guests left no doubt of 
how much they thought of her. 

After dinner, the Tourists scattered 
to take in various other exciting places 
— the Brown Derby . . . the Bilt- 
more Bowl . . . the Cocoanut Grove 
. . . the Trocadero. 

The next day, some journeyed down 
to San Diego to the Fair . . . others 
continued their Hollywood explora- 
tion. 

Too soon, it was time to board the 
Movieland Special for the homeward 
trip through Salt Lake City and Colo- 
rado Springs. And over and over 
again, those who went on the Tour 
said that when the second