Tuesday, October 28, 2008

February 13, 1932

Hollywood, Feb.13 (UP)
Leo Carrillo, the actor, is seeking a second child to adopt, this time a boy, who would be a younger brother and playmate for Marie Antoinette Carrillo. He adopted Marie Antoinette, now 14, seven years ago. She is now with Mrs. Carrillo at her Long Island home, and plans to enter Vassar.

Ride ‘em cowboy.
And how they are riding out Hollywood way these days.
Our western, or cowboy, stars who were rather forcibly ejected from film activities when the talkies became king, again are finding themselves as welcome as April showers.
Tom Mix, Hoot Gibson, Buck Jones, Ken Maynard, and Col. Tim McCoy, all veterans of the “horse operas,” are finding themselves greatly in demand.
And there are some new ones – George O’Brien, Tom Keene, and occasionally Warner Baxter and Richard Arlen.

Tokyo, Feb. 13 (UP)
Hollywood and the Japanese imperial family were represented in the crowd of social and government leaders attending a formal tea dance to open the new United States embassy here today.
Richard Barthelmess, screen favorite, and his wife, moved through the throng which gathered about Princes Chichibu and Takamatsu, younger brothers of Emperor Hirohito, and foreign minister Kengichi Yoshizawa.
United States ambassador and Mrs. W. Cameron Forbes were hosts at the function.
Barthelmess has just arrived from the United States. He said he will continue to Manila, Hong Kong, French Indo-China and Siam.

Jeanette MacDonald plans to make a world tour to start shortly after she completes work with Maurice Chevalier in “Love Me Tonight.” She will begin her tour in Honolulu early this spring, and continue into Europe by way of Manila, Tokyo, Singapore, Calcutta and Bombay.

Melvyn Douglas, Broadway stage player, has completed his role opposite Claudette Colbert in “The Wiser Sex” at the Paramount New York studio and has reported in Hollywood to begin rehearsals with Lupe Velez and Leo Carillo for “The Broken Wing.”

From Luella O. Parsons:
A lot of people will be pleased to hear that Nils Asther will once again make screen love to Greta Garbo. These two were so effective in “White Orchids” that there were many hints about a romance between them. Even though, at that time, the Garbo-Gilbert affair was flourishing. Nils will play the male lead in “Letty Lynton” opposite Joan Crawford before he emotes opposite the mysterious Swede. George Fitzmaurice, the director, has a lot to live up to in “As You Desire Me.” “Mata Hari” has broken so many box office records that he will be expected to give the world an encore. The producers are funny that way, expecting their directors to repeat a success. Well, Pirandello’s play ought to be a better story than “Mata Hari.”

Vivienne Osborne, all for the sake of art, is blondining her dark locks. She plays a blond in “Two Seconds.”

Nancy Carroll, whom we have not seen on the screen for some weeks, returns this week in a new film, “Personal Maid.” It will be shown the first two days of the new week. Pat O’Brien and Gene Raymond are her principal support.
“Personal Maid” is a Cinderella story, but very modern. The story is the behind-the-scenes drama of a young girl from New York’s East Side who enters the beau monde through the servants’ entrance and comes out under a canopy, a gilded bride, wiser, but perhaps no happier.

“Prestige” Is Tense, Ably Acted Film
In so many words, the new bill at the Orpheum is the best in weeks. It has an excellently acted, directed and photographed motion picture called “Prestige.”
“Prestige” is a tense, if, it must be admitted, occasionally dull story of a French girl whose army captain is sent to a remote penal colony in the Orient as commandant. There he gradually disintegrates through loneliness and liquor until he is in danger of losing his honor and his commission. To save him, she goes into the jungle and marries him. The inevitable cruelty of the jungle, the monotony, the heat, the treachery of the native soldiery prey upon her but she keeps her head even when her husband proves beastly to her.
Ann Harding is the wife, beautiful, superbly poised, and courageous. She sets the spirit of the play with the slightest of histrionic displays. Melvyn Douglas, as the husband, gives a characterization of great strength and sincerity, devoid of posturing or trite declamation. Adolphe Menjou is the rejected suitor, suave as always, but creating the impression of a polish which is hard, to cover its shallowness.

“My Sin,” drama featuring Tallulah Bankhead and Fredric March, and “The Cisco Kid,” with Edmund Lowe, Warner Baxter and Conchita Montenegro will be the feature attractions at the Broadway theater Sunday and Monday.
“My Sin” tells the story of the redemption of two human derelicts, almost submerged, one through wild living, the other by the touch of remorseful circumstance. Miss Bankhead and Mr. March carry the burden of the story.

“Pleasure” and seven special featurettes comprise the new program which opens a two days’ engagement at the State theater tomorrow.
Conway Tearle, Carmel Myers and Lena Basquette have featured roles in the comedy-drama of modern day life.
The supporting program includes Mickey Mouse in “Fishing Around,” Eddie Russell in “Redmen Tell No Tales”; “Facing the Gallows,” a Nick Harris detective thriller; Thelma White-Fanny Watson comedy “Of All People”; “Sport Slants”; Animals of the Amazon,” and the “Globe Trotter.”

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