Tuesday, October 21, 2008

February 9, 1932

Hollywood, Feb. 9 (UP)
Because of kidnapping threats against their daughter, Jane, 3, guards have been placed about the home of Ann Harding, motion picture actress, and her husband, Harry Bannister, aviator and actor, it became known today.
Two police detectives were assigned to the case after Maria Lombardi, Miss Harding’s secretary, notified authorities through an attorney. Private guards were employed by Miss Lombardi without the knowledge of the parents because she did not wish so alarm them.
A letter was received at the Bannister home last week, warning that an attempt would be made to kidnap Jane. The warning was unsigned.
This was the second threat against the child. Some time ago a taxi-driver reported that he was shot in the leg when he refused to guide intended kidnappers to the Bannister home.

Louisville, Ky. Feb. 9 (INS)
Suffering from acute influenza, Al Jolson, famous singing comedian of the stage and screen, was confined to his hotel room here today.

MITZI GREEN starts her vaudeville tour this week in the RKO theaters, opening at St. Louis. Her last picture at Radio was “Girl Crazy,” with Wheeler and Woolsey.

From Luella O. Parsons:
Slim princesses are still the fashion in Hollywood. Leila Hyams, who hasn’t any excess weight discernable to the naked eye, recently removed five pounds. She did it by eating green salad and pot cheese.

Snapshots of Hollywood: Ginger Rogers selected as the ideal type for “The Red Headed Woman,” by Grace La Rue. Mervyn LeRoy escorting Miss Rogers to Miriam Hopkins’ buffet supper. The hostess wearing pale blue pajamas with silver belt. Greta Garbo formerly occupied the house where Miss Hopkins lives. Many of the guests went upstairs to take a look at the huge, high, upholstered bed where La Garbo used to sleep.

Marking the first time Janet Gaynor and Warner Baxter have been co-starred, Daddy Long Legs will open an engagement at the Strand Theater on Wednesday.
Made famous on the stage by Ruth Chatterton and on the silent screen by Mary Pickford, the orphaned Judy returns once more as a character for Janet Gaynor. Under the direction of Alfred Santell, modern treatment and dialogue have been added.

Have children the moral right to object to their father’s re-marriage to younger woman? Should they substitute hate for love because they resent her love for their father?
These are the questions which are answered in Radio Pictures’ “The Woman Between,” the Lyric Theater feature for Tuesday and Wednesday. The main players are Lily Damita, Lester Vail, Miriam Seegar, Ruth Watson and O.P. Heggie.

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