Sunday, October 12, 2008
February 1, 1932
From Luella O. Parsons:
What’s this I hear about Earl Carroll trying to sign Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette Macdonald to appear in a stage play next season? Not only has the ambitious Carroll approached Chevalier, but he has sent him the musical comedy to read. It’s called Rendezvous, and the popular Frenchman is all enthused over it. It looks very much as if both he and Miss Macdonald will take a leave of absence from the screen and do the play. Film producers are agreed that a successful stage play is a help in any movie career. And Chevalier just couldn’t be anything but a hit on the stage.
A rumor went the rounds of Graumman’s Chinese that Greta Garbo was watching the opening of “Mata Hari” from the projection room. Like most Garbo rumors, it proved to be just that.
Guy Kibbee is character acting once more for Warner Brothers. He is in “133 at 3” with James Cagney. Disregard that title now and remember the new one, “Main Event,” a good switch.
From Wood Soanes:
Wednesday’s new program will bring to the Paramount screen Ruth Chatterton and Paul Lukas in “Tomorrow and Tomorrow,” a romance adapted from Philip Barry’s stage play. It is the story of a woman who wants more out of life than her husband seems interested in. How she secures this without divorce is the highlight of the plot.
Blond Carole Lombard, wife of the suave William Powell, handles the love seeking Pam of Rup Hughes’ best seller “No One Man” with a correctness that is seldom recognized in a cinema adaptation. Director Lloyd Corrigan leads his characters through the picture with lavish and rich tastes, drinking orgies, polo, and sunny Palm Beach. Ricardo Cortez, may he be kept from the gangster and big-shot gambler types, does commendable work as the thrill-loving, pleasure-seeking Bill.