Tuesday, October 7, 2008

January 27, 1932

Linda Watkins has obtained a release from her Fox contract and is on her way to New York. That isn’t the half of it. Her friends expect to receive a wire any day now that she has become Mrs. Gabriel Hess, wife of the attorney for the Motion Picture Producers Association, and a pioneer in that film business.
Miss Watkins was brought here from the New York stage. She has appeared in a number of current Fox pictures and she was slated for several more so that when she asked for a release from her contract the Fox officials were surprised, to say the least.
Then came the whispered word that she had taken the train East accompanied by Hess, who has been here on business for the Hays organization. There were further confidences given friends that she expects to marry Hess immediately.

Los Angeles, Cal. – Jan. 27 (UP)
Dorothy Jordan, motion picture actress, was under court order today to pay Mrs. Bernice Cowell, formerly her manager, $11104 commission for obtaining her a studio position. The amount represents 10 per cent of a salary recently increased from $300 to $450 a week for the period covered by an asserted agent’s and manager’s contract.

“Ladies of the Big house” at the Paramount
A story of prison life, of human revolt, and the hopeful power of love, as written by Ernest Booth, is portratyed on the Paramount theater’s screen today in “Ladies of the Big House.”
Booth wrote this unusual drama while serving a life sentence in Folsom. It attempts to disclose the souls of those victims who see love and freedom torn from them. Sylvia Sidney and Gene Raymond are the leading characters, and the plot revolves around a killing for which they are unjustly sentenced. In attempting to make this picture as compelling as the life-stories of which Booth writes, Paramount has embellished “Ladies of the Big House” with a cast of stars seldom afforded a single production. Among these stars are Wynne Gibson, Rockliffe Fellows, Earle Foxe, Edna Bennett, Ruth Lyons and Theodor von Eltz.
The Paramount stage presentation features Fanchon and Marco’s “Once Upon a Time” and surrounding items of the program include a Burns-Allen comedy, a “Souvenir” from ancient movies, a song cartoon and the Paramount news-weekly.

Variety carried a story last week that Clara Bow had turned down an offer to go with Ringling Brothers’ circus on the ground that “she will make her come-back through the films when and if Sam Rork obtains what she considers a suitable story.”

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