Monday, October 20, 2008
February 8, 1932
DOROTHY GISH, MOVIE ACTRESS, SERIOUSLY ILL
New York, Feb. 8 (UP)
Dorothy Gish, motion picture star, was seriously ill today at Presbyterian hospital.
Beyond suggesting Miss Gish was suffering from a nervous disorder, hospital authorities declined to give any information about her illness.
Her nurses said she was “feeling much better.”
RONALD COLMAN GETS ‘ARRESTED’ IN SHANGHAI
Shanghai, Feb. 8
Ronald Colman, the film star, was among the excited tourists today getting a thrill out of Shanghai’s “war.”
Colman toured the settlement and chatted with the “Tommies” and the American marine “leathernecks.”
Colman was a British officer in the World War. He is in China on a pleasure tour.
Colman was picked up by the police yesterday a little before midnight while he was strolling around looking over the town.
He didn’t know it, but he was violating the emergency ordinance forbidding civilians to be on the streets between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. They warned him about it at police headquarters and let him go.
From Luella O. Parsons:
KEATON PICKS UNEXPECTED HUSBAND AS NEXT FILM:
Buster Keaton wandered into the Hollywood Playhouse last week to take a look at Unexpected Husband, Edward Everett Horton’s show playing there.
The comedy appealed to Buster and he decided then and there it would make a good comedy film for him. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer agreed with Buster and arrangements were made immediately to purchase the film rights. Jimmy Durante will again help Buster put over his nonsense. The two of them did a noble job in The Passionate Plumber.
I’d like to do a little prophesying. If Madge Evans continues the way she started she will soon be a headliner in the starring class. She looks a little like Norma Shearer and she has a Garbo personality. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is not losing sight of the fact that Miss Evans is fast becoming a favorite.
The red-haired Peggy Shannon, who a year ago was exploited as Clara Bow’s successor, has a new contract. She has finished at Paramount and has been free-lancing, but now she goes to Fox for two pictures. Her first picture for Fox will be Society Girl opposite James Dunn. I have an idea this will be about the only picture in which Dunn will have a leading lady other than Sally Eilers, as it is Fox’s intention to team these two youngsters.
STARS’ INFANT GOOD ACTRESS
Hollywood, Feb. 8
A new baby star who wasn’t a bit temperamental, will be seen in the next few days on the news screens.
She is Barbara Bebe Lyon, five months’ old daughter of Ben Lyon and Bebe Daniels, screen players, and her first appearance before the “mike” was in a silent picture – fortunately.
The occasion was Miss Bebe’s christening, which was quite a movie stars’ function at Hollywood Congregational church.
Baby Bebe, all dolled up in a white lace cap and gown, behaved wonderfully. She didn’t scream at the director or anything, but permitted the camera men to grind away, just as they wished.
She looked a trifle indignant when the officiating minister sprinkled the christening water over her head, but apparently decided that it’s all in a movie star’s day.
KAY FRANCIS STAR IN NEW PRODUCTION
The first starring picture to be made by Kay Francis at the First National studios entered production on the west coast this week. The title of the film has been changed from “Working Wives” to “A Dangerous Brunette.” The tentative release date of March 27 has been set for the picture, but this may be subject to alteration following completion of the production. To date, David Manners, Una Merkel and Andy Devine have been announced as members of Miss Francis’ supporting cast.
“MONKEY BUSINESS” BILL AT CENTURY
The Four Marx Brothers in “Monkey Business” will be the feature attraction at the Broadway theater Sunday and Monday.
“Monkey Business presents the brothers in a story that has to deal with stowaways and yeggmen aboard an ocean liner. The four brothers are the stowaways and practically anybody is a yeggman.
Supporting the brothers are Thelma Todd, Tom Kennedy, Ruth Hall and Rockliffe Fellowes.
Bing Crosby, in his latest comedy, “I Surrender Dear,” Metrotone News and a variety of short subjects make up the balance of the program.
ANOTHER NEW TITLE FOR SALE’S PICTURE
“Old Man Minick,” the new “Chic” Sales starring picture which Warner Brothers have just produced, based upon the memorable story by Edna Ferber, will apparently not be released under the title “Slice of Life,” as was announced a few days ago. Instead, Miss Ferber herself will select a new title, and she is now engaged in the search for one. When she arrives at the decision the new name of the picture will be promptly made public.
NEW CAGNEY FILM READY FOR SHOW
“The Crowd Roars,” James Cagney’s latest picture, has been released by the cutting room in Hollywood and a print will be sent East by airmail within the next day or two. The film was directed by Howard Hawks, who wrote the script in collaboration with Seton I. Miller. It deals with the adventures of an auto racer (played, of course, by Cagney), and in the supporting cast are Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Eric Linden, Guy Kibbee, Frank McHugh, William Arnold, Leo Nomis and Charlotte Merriam.