POLA'S CLAIM UP TO COURT
Prince, Ex-Husband Files Counter Suit Charging Actress Owes Him $131,000
Los Angeles, Jan. 5
It will be up to the courts to decide who is the debtor and who is the creditor, in the financial affairs of Pola Negri, Polish film actress, and her former husband Prince Serge M'dvani.
Answering Miss Negri's complaint that he owes her 2,000,000 francs, or approximately $80,0000, the prince yesterday filed a counter claim charging she owes him $131,000.
The answer alleges Miss Negri promised to pay him 10 per cent of her earnings as a motion picture actress, no part of which amount has been paid.
"His counter suit is too utterly ridiculous for words" was Miss Negri's comment when informed of the prince's action.
SCREEN VAMP HAS BECOME HOLLYWOOD'S IDEAL WIFE
Once the screen's most sinuous siren, Theda Bara is now one of Hollywood's most "ideal" wives, in the opinion of her husband, Charles Brabin. The couple were photographed at one of the many film colony parties they attend. Both say their happiness is complete.
WALLACE BEERY IN "THE CHAMP" COMING TO FOX
Noted Actor Plays First Characterization of Father in Fallen Idol Story
Charles "Buddy" Rogers, who refused to accept an adjustment of his salary at Paramount and left Hollywood for New York, has been signed by Florenz Ziegfeld for a leading role in a forthcoming musical comedy in which Bert Lahr will be the principal comedian.
For the first time since she appeared with Charles Rogers in "Follow Thru", Nancy Carroll will sing in her next picture "Wayward", being made at Paramount.
Frank Darien is to have the role played by Frank Bacon on the stage when "The Miracle Man" is filmed. Arthur Pierson, another stock actor is in the cast, which includes Sylvia Sidney, Chester Morris, Irving Pichel and John Wray.
DIVORCE WON BY TOM MIX
Los Angeles, Jan. 4
Tom Mix and his wife, Victoria, reached the final parting of their marital relationship today when Mrs. Mix obtained her final decree of divorce.
In obtaining her interlocutory decree a year ago, Mrs. Mix charged that the western actor was cruel, drank to excess and frequently embarrassed her by swaggering about their Beverly Hills home, brandishing his "six gun".
She was given custody of their daughter, Thomasina, and a property settlement made at the time of the interlocutory decree, gave Mrs. Mix approximately $500,000.
The actor was divorced from his first wife, Olive Stokes Mix, in 1917.