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IAL  COLOR  FEATURES 
ist  Legs  in  Hollywood 
ist  Dressed  Girls 


YOUR  CHANCE  TO 
E AN  ACTRESS 
fin  the  Photoplay 
bholarship 


Your  complexion  is  smoother— clearer, 
too— with  your  First  Cake  of  Camay! 


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Doesn't  Marian  Stanton  look  like  a 
story-book  princess?  Her  hair  is  the  color 
of  spun  gold  — her  eyes  are  azure.  Yes,  and 
Marian  has  a complexion  soft  and  lovely 
as  any  heroine  of  fiction.  Her  first  cake 
of  Camay  brought  romantic  new 
beauty  to  her  skin! 


Say  "Camay”  and  Marian's  eyes  sparkle. 
"Camay  smooths  and  freshens  your 
complexion  so  quickly,”  she  confides  to 
friends.  "Why,  when  I changed  to 
regular  care  and  mild,  gentle  Camay  — my 
very  first  cake  brought  a clearer, 
softer  look  to  my  skin!” 

You’ll  be  lovelier,  too  — when  you  change 
to  regular  care  — use  Camay  alone.  Camay’s 
lather  is  rich  and  creamy  — just  the  kind 
you  need  to  wake  the  sleeping  beauty  of 
your  skin.  Use  Camay  — and  a softer, 
clearer  complexion  will  be  your  reward! 


New  beauty  for  all  your  skin  !Ib 

Bathe  with  gentle,  rich-lathering  Camay, * 
too  — give  all  your  skin  a luxurious  beauty 
treatment!  The  daily  Camay  Beauty  Bath 
brings  arms  and  back  and  shoulders  that 
"beautifully  cared-for”  look.  It  touches  you 
with  Camay's  flattering  fragrance! 


MRS.  JACK  STANTON, 
the  former  Marian  Richards  of  California , 
is  a recent— and  lovely— Camay  Bride 


Mild  and  gentle  Camay  — 
there's  nothing  finer! 

Camay’s  gentle,  creamy  lather  is  sheer 
delight  to  use— it’s  soft  as  satin  to  your 
skin.  And  remember  this— the  larger 
cake,  the  thrifty  "Beauty-Bath"  size,  is 
Camay  at  its  finest.  Use  it  for  more 
lather— more  luxury— more  of  every- 
thing you  like  about  Camay! 


WHAT  A DAMNING  thing  to  say  about 
a pretty  girl  out  to  make  the  most 
of  her  holiday!  Attracted  by  her  good 
looks,  men  dated  her  once  but  never 
took  her  out  a second  time.  And  for  a 
very  good  reason*.  So,  the  vacation  that 
could  have  been  so  gay  and  exciting, 
became  a dull  and  dreary  flop.  And  she, 
herself,  was  the  last  to  suspect  why. 

How’s  Your  Breath  Today? 
Unfortunately,  you  can  be  guilty  of 
halitosis  (unpleasant  breath)  without 


realizing  it.  Rather  than  guess  about 
this  condition  or  run  a foolish  risk,  why 
not  get  into  the  habit  of  using  Listerine 
Antiseptic?  Rinse  the  mouth  with  -it 
night  and  morning,  and  between  times 
before  every  date  where  you  want  to  be 
at  your  best.  It’s  efficient!  It's  refreshing! 
It’s  delightful! 

To  Be  Extra-Careful 
Listerine  Antiseptic  is  the  extra-careful 
precaution  because  it  freshens  and 
sweetens  the  breath  . . . not  for  mere 


seconds  or  minutes  . . . hut  for  hours,  usually. 
So,  don’t  trust  makeshifts  which  may 
be  effective  only  momentarily  . . . trust 
Listerine,  the  lasting  precaution.  It’s 
part  of  your  passport  to  popularity. 

• • • 

*Though  sometimes  systemic,  most  cases 
of  halitosis  are  due  to  the  bacterial  fermen- 
tation of  tiny  food  particles.  Listerine 
Antiseptic  quickly  halts  such  oral  fermen- 
tation, and  overcomes  the  odors  it  causes. 

Lambert  Pharmacal  Co.,  St.  Louis,  Mo. 


BEFORE  ANY  DATE  . . . LISTERINE  ANTISEPTIC 

...its  breath-  fcth/ngf 


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READER’S  DIGEST*  Reported  The  Same 
Research  Which  Proves  That  Brushing  Teeth 
Right  After  Eating  with 

COLGATE  DENTAL  CREAM 
STOPS  TOOTH  DECAY  BEST 

Reader’s  Digest  recently  reported  the 
same  research  which  proves  the  Colgate 
way  of  brushing  teeth  right  after  eating 
stops  tooth  decay  best!  The  most  thor- 
oughly proved  and  accepted  home  meth- 
od of  oral  hygiene  known  today! 

Yes,  and  2 years’  research  showed  the 
Colgate  way  stopped  more  decay  for  more 
people  than  ever  before  reported  in  denti- 
frice history!  No  other  dentifrice,  ammo- 
mated  or  not, offers  such  conclusive  proof! 


LATER— Thanks  to  Colgate  Dental  Cream 


, Use  Colgate  Dental  Cream 
i To  Clean  Your  Breath 

While  You  Clean  Your  Teeth- 


*YOU  SHOULD  KNOW!  While  not  mentioned  by  name, 
Colgate's  was  the  only  toothpaste  used  in  the  research 
on  tooth  decay  recently  reported  In  Reader's  Digest. 


FAVORITE  OF  AMERICA’S  “FIRST  MILLION”  MOVIE -GOERS  FOR  39  YEARS 


PHOTOPLAY 


CONTENTS 


JULY,  1951 


HIGHLIGHTS 

Last  Chance  to  Win  Photoplay’s  Two-Year  Scholarship  at  the  Pasadena 


Playhouse  

Make  It  for  Keeps Marilyn  Monroe 

Hollywood’s  Hit  Parade Hedda  Hopper 

How  I Pursued  My  Husband Mrs.  Gene  Nelson 


Big  Guy!  Big  Future!  Big  Romance?  (Steve  Cochran) 

Louella  O.  Parsons 

Li’l  Lightnin’  Bug  (Photoplay  Pin  Up  #6 — Debbie  Reynolds) 


Maxine  Arnold 

The  Gardner-Sinatra  Jigsaw Elsa  Maxwell 

Photoplay’s  Photolife  of  John  Derek Lynn  Perkins 

Miracle  in  Boston Ruth  Roman 

Nine  Years  with  Love  (Alan  Ladd) Ida  Zeitlin 

The  Prettiest  Legs  in  Hollywood Vicky  Riley 

Plot  for  a Home  (Jeanne  Crain) Lyle  Wheeler 

They’re  Characters Sheilah  Graham 

Photoplay  Fashions  

If  You  Want  to  Be  Charming Joan  Crawford 


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70 


FEATURES  IN  COLOR 


Sally  Forrest 38 

Jean  Peters  38 

Phyllis  Kirk  39 

Coleen  Gray  39 

Arlene  Dahl  39 

Mona  Freeman  39 

Gene  Nelson  41 

Debbie  Reynolds 44 

JefF  Chandler 46 


Jane  Powell  47 

Betty  Grable 58 

Janet  Leigh 58 

Ava  Gardner  58 

Jane  Russell  59 

Esther  Williams 59 

Marilyn  Monroe  59 

Jeanne  Crain,  Paul  Brinkman. . 61 

Barbara  Lawrence  64 


SPECIAL 


Brief  Reviews  32 

Casts  of  Current  Pictures 33 

Happiest  Time  of  Her  Life....  30 
Hollywood  Party  Line — 

Edith  Gwynn  15 

Impertinent  Interview — 

Aline  Mosby 17 

Inside  Stuff — Cal  York 12 

Laughing  Stock — 

Erskine  Johnson  10 


EVENTS 


Readers  Inc 6 

Shadow  Stage — Sara  Hamilton..  24 
That’s  Hollywood’  for  You — 

Sidney  Skolsky 14 

Tom  Foolery  93 

What  Hollywood’s  Whispering 

About — Herb  Stein 16 

What  Should  I Do?— 

Claudette  Colbert  4 

Your  Photoplay  Photo-Plays....  80 


Cover:  Ava  Gardner,  star  of  “My  Forbidden  Past”  and  “Show  Boat” 
Natural  Color  Portrait  by  John  Engstead 


Adele  Whilely  Fletcher,  Editor 
Edmund  Davenport,  Art  Director 
Ruby  Boyd,  Managing  Editor 

Rena  Firth,  Assistant  Editor  Beverly  Linet,  Editorial  Assistant 

Jacqueline  Dempsey,  Fashion  Editor  Esther  Foley,  Home  Service  Director 

Fred  R.  Sammis,  Editor-in-Chiei 


Lyle  Rooks,  Hollywood  Editor  Hymie  Fink,  Staff  Photographer 

Frances  Morrin,  Hollywood  Managing  Editor  Betty  Jo  Rice,  Ass’t  Photographer 
Ruth  Waterbury,  Contributing  Editor  Maxine  Arnold,  Contributing  Editor 

Cal  York  News  Edited  by  Jerry  Asher 


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Story  Women’s  Grouo 


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1 RAVEN  AL“ 
The  handsome  gaml 
man  with  the 
5*  aolden  voice! 


"JULIE" 
She  sets  the 
bayous  aflame 
with  hertorchy 


'FRANKand  ELLIE' 
Dancing  darlings 
of  Dixieland! 


‘CAP'N  ANDY' 
lovable,  laughable 
Skipper  of  the 
. Show  Boat! 


with  ROBERT 


AGNES 


From  the  Immortal  Musical  Play  “Show  Boat”  by  / * I \\ 

AR  HAMMERSTEIN,  II  . Based  on  k , i L_][  1 , 

Screen  Play  by  JOHN  LEE  MAHIN  ^ ®*Wf  UrN? 

Directed' by  [itUKlit  5IUNEY  • Produced  by  ARTHUR  FREED  v 

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer  Picture 

f/ie  famous  SUNG  BY  THE  STARS  ON  M-G-M  RECORDS  !-”THE  SHOW  BOAT”  ALBUM! 


Novel 


^9  THE  SHOWBOX- - 

^ MUSICAL,  of  thE 
e Aa/o  OSCAR 


3 


UEYl 

WHO  BOUGHT  THAT #!!<g>  BISSELL  CARPET 
SWEEPER?  IT'LL  GET  UP  EVERY  CRUMB  BEFORE 
I GET  IN  MY  DIRTY  WORK!  HELP!  HE...LP! 


MY  BISSELL®  IS  SO  HANDY  FOR  QUICK  CLEAN-UPS! 
THAT  “BISCO-MATIC"*  BRUSH  ACTION  GETS  THE 
DIRT— WITHOJT  BEARING  DOWN  ON  THE  HANDLE 
AT  ALL!  EVEN  UNDER  TABLES  AND  CHAIRS! 


PONT  LET  THE  RU6  A-B00  SET  YOU ! 
SET  A'BISCO-MATIO"  BISSELL 


Only  $6.95  up 

A little  more  in 
the  West. 


BI55ELL 


SWEEPERS 


Bissell  Carpet  Sweeper  Company 
Grand  Rapids  2,  Michigan 

•Reg.  U.  S.  Pat.  Off  Bissell's  full  spring  controlled  brush 


what 
should 
I do? 


YOUR  PROBLEMS 


ANSWERED  BY 


CLAUDETTE  COLBERT 


Claudette  Colbert  ap- 
pears next  in  “Don't 
Call  Me  Mother" 


EAR  MISS  COLBERT: 

We  have  been  married  seventeen  years 
and  have  three  children.  My  husband  is 
forty-five  and  I am  thirty-five.  During  the 
past  summer  my  husband  visited  his  folks 
in  his  home  state  and  while  there,  met  a 
girl  twenty-seven  years  old.  When  he 
came  home,  he  talked  about  her  incessant- 
ly, especially  after  a cocktail  or  two.  I 
learned  that  he  really  cared  for  this  girl 
and  she  loved  him,  but  that  he  had  forced 
himself  to  come  home  to  keep  our  family 
together.  He  really  is  a good  man. 

He  broods  a good  deal  now  and  takes 
little  interest  in  our  home.  He  is  saving 
every  penny  in  order  to  make  the  trip 
home  again  this  summer,  and  he  has  gone 
on  a rigid  diet  in  order  to  regain  what  he 
calls  his  “football  days”  figure. 

I am  worried  sick  for  fear  he  will  dis- 
cover that  he  and  the  girl  are  still  in  love 
and  will  make  a change  in  our  lives. 

Barbara  S. 

Something  about  your  letter  gave  me 
the  impression  that,  instead  of  doing 
something  about  this  situation,  you  have 
dissolved  into  tears.  You  are  worrying, 
instead  of  working  out  a solution,  Noth- 
ing in  life  remains  static,  certainly  not  in 
marriage.  No  woman  can  resign  herself  to 
comfortable  drifting;  she  must  be  as 
aware  of  her  husband  and  the  gradual 
changes  in  his  personality  and  character, 
as  she  is  aware  of  the  changes  in  fashion, 
A woman  who  would  laugh  at  the  sug- 
gestion that  she  wear  a 1934  bathing  suit 
to  the  beach  sometimes  treats  her  hus- 
band with  1934  attitudes. 

Have  you  allowed  your  figure  to  thick- 
en? Could  you  benefit  by  joining  your 
husband  in  his  diet?  Or  should  you  gain 
a few  pounds?  In  either  case  you  should 
get  busy  in  self-improvement  with  the 
same  determination  your  husband  is 
showing.  You  should  announce  at  once 
that  you  are  going  to  accompany  him  on 
his  trip  to  visit  his  parents,  and  that  you 
are  going  to  leave  your  children  with 
relatives  or  in  a nursing  home.  There  is 
no  reason  why  you  should  permit  your- 
self to  be  abandoned  while  your  husband 
hurries  away  to  a romantic  rendezvous. 

Don’t  nag  your  husband.  Don’t  charge 
him  with  what  you  regard  as  his  mis- 
takes. Be  as  sweet  to  him  as  you  think 
this  girl  would  be.  A wife  has  every  ad- 
vantage— if  she  is  wise  enough  to  know 
it  and  to  profit  thereby. 

Claudette  Colbert 

Dear  Miss  Colbert: 

I am  twenty-three  years  old  and  have 
been  working  for  the  past  seven  years.  I 
have  a younger  sister  and  a brother. 

Our  problem  is  our  mother.  I had  to  quit 
school  when  I was  sixteen  so  that  I could 
help  pay  her  debts.  My  sister  and  brother 
have  also  had  to  go  to  work  to  keep  Mother 
out  of  trouble. 

She  simply  can’t  resist  pretty  things. 
She  isn’t  selfish;  when  she  goes  on  a buy- 


ing spree,  she  buys  for  every  member  of 
the  family.  We  are  all  away  during  the 
day,  so  the  mail  comes  to  her,  and  we 
never  know  exactly  how  much  she  has 
spent  until  she  is  so  deeply  in  debt  that 
she  has  to  start  borrowing  from  friends  in 
order  to  keep  her  creditors  quiet. 

My  mother  is  very  pretty  and  young 
looking  (she  is  only  forty-two)  and  she 
came  from  a family  that  once  had  money. 
Each  year  we  are  a little  worse  off  finan- 
cially, and  each  year  Mother  promises  to 
economize  and  help  us  to  get  out  of  debt. 
What  can  we  do  to  make  Mother  be  sen- 
sible without  hurting  her  feelings? 

Elvina  P. 

From  your  letter,  which  unfortunately 
was  too  long  to  print  in  its  entirety,  it  is 
clear  that  your  mother  has  a mental  prob- 
lem. You  should  have  a talk  with  your 
family  doctor  and  ask  him  to  refer  you 
to  a competent  man  dealing  with  neu- 
rotic disorders.  You  live  in  such  a large 
city  that  you  will  be  able  to  take  your 
mother  to  a clinic  where  treatment  will 
be  provided  at  nominal  cost. 

There  are  some  additional  steps  you 
should  take:  Write  to  every  shop  at  which 
your  mother  has  a charge  account  and 
cancel  these  accounts,  explaining  you 
cannot  be  held  responsible  for  her  pur- 
chases. Get  in  touch  with  your  family 
friends  who  supply  your  mother  with 
money.  Tell  them  too  that  you  cannot 
be  responsible  for  another  penny. 

In  brief:  Secure  medical  aid  for  your 
mother  while  shutting  off  all  means  of  her 
involving  you  in  deeper  debt.  Such  a step 
is  not  cold-blooded  or  undaughterly,  but 
merely  sound  common  sense. 

Claudette  Colbert 

Dear  Miss  Colbert: 

I am  a high  school  student  and  am  very 
fond  of  a girl  who  is  in  my  class.  She  likes 
me  too,  but  she  is  also  very  fond  of  a boy 
two  classes  ahead  of  us. 

This  girl  tells  ( Continued  on  page  11) 


Have  you  a problem  which  seems 
fo  have  no  solution?  Would 
you  like  the  thoughtful  advice  of 

CLAUDETTE  COLBERT? 

If  you  would,  write  to  her  in  care 
of  Photoplay,  321  S.  Beverly 
Drive,  Beverly  Hills,  Cal.,  and  if 
Miss  Colbert  feels  that  your 
problem  is  of  general  interest, 
she'll  consider  answering  it  here. 
Names  and  addresses  will  be 
held  confidential  for  your  pro- 
tection. 


4 


KIRK 

DOUGLAS 

In  his  most  powerful  performance 


A really  new  kind  of  thrill  for  every 
moviegoer!  Here  is  an  uncanny  insight 
into  human  desires  and  human  pitfalls... 
that  could  only  be  brought  to  the  screen 
by  Billy  Wilder,  Director  of  “Sunset 
Boulevard”  and  "The  Lost  Weekend” 


NOTHING  STOPS 
CHUCK  TATUM... 
a guy  with  drive . . . 
driving  down' everything 
that  gets  in  his  way- 
men,  women  or 
morals ! 


a great  emotional  story  with 


JAN 

STERLING 

Bob  Arthur- Porter  Hall 

Produced  and  Directed  by 

BILLYWILDER 

Written  by  Billy  Wilder,  Lesser  Samuels 
and  Walter  Newman  - A Paramount  Picture 


5 


hair-do 


more  women  use 


HOLDBOB 


hobby  pins  than  all  other 
brands  combined 

SET  CURLS  EASIER 


HOLD  HAIR-DOS  BETTER 


for  NEW  hair-do  glamour 
wear  the  NEW,  modern 

Permanized  ” jj 
Run-Resistant 

Gcu|la  ftg © 

HAIR  NETS 


READERS  INC. 


Cheers  and  Jeers: 

Now  that  Jane  Powell  has  graduated  to 
adult  roles,  someone  should  give  Lois  But- 
ler a chance.  She’s  a natural  to  replace 
Jane  in  the  singing  teen-age  roles.  She 
has  a lovely  voice  and  is  a good  actress. 

Jean  Scott 
Oak  Ridge,  Term. 


I have  just  seen  Vincent  Edwards  in 
“Mr.  Universe.”  They  couldn’t  have 
chosen  a more  perfect  man.  He  has  height, 
large  shoulders,  beautiful  physique,  dreamy 
eyes  and  a beautiful  mop  of  blond  hair ! ! 
Need  I say  more,  girls? 

Gladys  M. 

Detroit,  Mich. 


If  Liz  Taylor  can’t  pick  any  better  men 
to  go  out  with  than  Stanley  Donen,  she’d 
better  quit  dating.  How  about  Vic  Da- 
rnone,  someone  her  own  age? 

Beverly  Hamilton 
Seward,  Pa. 


Why  don’t  so-called  stars  like  Gloria 
Swanson,  Tallulah  Bankhead  and  even 
Marlene  Dietrich  bow  out  now.  They 
make  me  ill.  Why  can’t  they  learn  to 
grow  old  gracefully  instead  of  painting  up 
like  carnival  girls  to  hide  their  old  age? 
Look  how  lovely  Joan  Bennett  is,  Eve 
Arden,  Barbara  Stanwyck,  Joan  Craw- 
ford and  Billie  Burke,  to  mention  a few 
of  the  really  great  actresses.  They  may 
not  be  fifty  yet,  but  they  certainly  don’t 
hide  the  old  age  that’s  creeping  up  on 
them. 

Drop  a few  hints  to  the  glamour  gran- 
nies and  tell  them  they  should  have  stayed 
secluded  like  the  lovely  Clara  Bow  instead 
of  trying  to  push  their  way  back. 

Alice  Stetson 
Elyria,  O. 

Casting: 

Wouldn’t  Louis  Jourdan  and  Marta 
Toren  be  wonderful  in  a remake  of 
“Camille”  ? 


William  Esters 
Los  Angeles,  Cal. 


If  Valentino  was  anything  like  the  im- 
personation that  Anthony  Dexter  gave  of 
him,  no  wonder  every  woman  was  mad 
about  him ! He  sizzled,  he  smoked,  he  was 
Romance!  Why  not  remake  the  Valentino 
films  with  handsome  Mr.  Dexter  as  the 
Great  Lover? 

Shirley  M.  Richardson 
Arthur,  111. 


If  there  is  anyone  whose  looks  make  me 
look  twice,  it  can  only  be  Susan  Hayward 
with  her  sexy,  pouty  face.  She  has  that 
special  quality  in  her  face  that  would  make 
any  man  obey  her  slightest  wish.  As  for 
her  acting,  I think  she’s  tops.  And  most 
of  my  friends  think  the  same. 

Gertie  Peterson 
Estevan,  Canada 

Agrees  with  Farley: 

I’m  an  American  student  studying  in 
Italy  and  by  chance  I came  across  Farley 
Granger’s  article  in  March  Photoplay. 

I must  say  that  he  hit  the  nail  on  the 
head  referring  to  the  Italian  people,  say- 
ing that  they  get  the  greatest  happiness 
out  of  things  we  take  for  granted.  He  also 
hit  the  bull’s-eye  saying  that  the  European 
girls  aren’t  as  pretty  as  the  Hollywood 
girls  and  not  nearly  as  hep,  although  they 
have  other  qualities  that  make  up  for  the 
lack  of  beauty,  such  as  dignity,  culture 
and  the  ability  to  assume  great  responsi- 
bilities. Living  in  Italy  for  two  years  I 
can  confirm  this  statement,  but  the  Eu- 
ropean girls  have  these  qualities  because 
of  the  war.  They  had  to  be  clever  to  save 
their  families  from  famine  and  they  also 
had  to  worry  about  where  their  next  meal 
w'as  coming  from.  We  should  thank  God 
that  our  girls  didn’t  and  don’t  have  to  get 
clever  because  of  hardship.  They  are  also 
cultured  because  the  surroundings  they 
live  in  are  full  of  art,  so  I don’t  think  Far- 
ley Granger  was  being  fair  in  comparing 
the  American  girls  with  the  European 
girls.  As  far  as  dignity  is  concerned  I 
really  couldn’t  say. 

However,  I believe  he  grew  up  by  com- 
ing to  Europe ; so  did  I. 

Dino  Insalaco 
Siena,  Italy 


How  about  Hollywood  making  a new 
movie  version  of  Mark  Twain’s  book, 
"Tom  Sawyer”?  Dean  Stockwell  would 
be  perfect  as  Tom,  with  Marjorie  Main  as 
Aunt  Polly. 

R.  Aigner 
Bayside,  L.  I.,  N.  Y. 


Question  Box: 

Could  you  please  tell  me  who  the  doll 
is  who  played  the  role  of  Coffman  in 
“Halls  of  Montezuma”? 

Mimi  Heming 
Baltimore,  Md. 


Readers’  Pets 

I’ve  watched  Steve  Cochran  die  in  three 
movies  now  and  since  he  was  the  reason 
I went  to  see  them  in  the  first  place,  I 
hated  to  see  him  get  killed  off.  He’s  hand- 
some in  such  a masculine  way  that  he 
makes  other  actors  seem  very  pastel. 

Marilyn  H. 
Seattle,  Wash. 

This  is  to  inform  you  that  a certain  star 
by  the  name  of  Gene  Kelly  is  still  alive. 
By  the  looks  of  things  some  people  might 
think  he  is  dead  or  something.  And  the 
main  reason  is  because  Liz  Taylor  and 
Farley  Granger  are  flooding  your  maga- 
zine. These  two  are  the  ones  I would  like 
to  know  less  about. 

You  seem  to  think  they’re  really  some- 
thing to  worship  or  swoon  over,  but  they 
never  compare  to  that  “Tap-Happy  Kelly.” 

Mary  Madere 
Reserve.  La. 


( His  name  is  Rob- 
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was  born  in  Detroit 
twenty-one  years 
ago;  is  unmarried, 

6'  tall  and  has 
brown  hair  and 
blue  eyes.  He  will 
be  seen  next  in 
“ The  Frogmen,’’) 

Could  you  tell  me  who  played  Bill  Phil- 
lips in  “Highway  301”  and  a little  about 
him?  I think  he’s  a very  good  actor. 

Mickie  Davis 
Niagara  Falls,  N.  Y. 

( His  name  is  Robert  Webber.  He’s  6'1" , 
weighs  170  lbs.,  has  hazel  eyes,  brown 
hair,  and  is  unmarried.  Was  on  the  New 
York  stage,  but  “Highway  301”  is  his  first 
Picture.) 

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Alex  Nicol  impressed  me  in  “Target 
Unknown”  and  he  impressed  me  even 
more  in  “Tomahawk.”  I would  like  some 
information  on  him  this  minute — and  hope 
you'll  do  something  special  on  him  in 
future  Photoplays. 

Frances  Denholm 
Jacksonville,  Fla. 

(He  zvas  born  in 
Ossining,  N.  Y. 

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Will  you  please  list  the  records  of 
Mario  Lanza  and  tell  me,  if  possible, 
where  I can  get  them?  I think  he  is  the 
best  singer  ever,  and  a good  actor,  too, 
but  not  my  favorite. 

Juanita  S. 

Winter  Plaven,  Fla. 

( Mario  Lanza  has  made  several  oper- 
atic records,  also  ‘‘That  Midnight  Kiss” 
and  “They  Didn’t  Believe  Me,”  as  zvell  as 
his  latest  albums,  “Toast  of  N ezv  Orleans ” 
and  “The  Great  Caruso.”  They  are  RCA 
Victor  Records  and  can  be  obtained  at 
any  good  record  shop.) 

I read  in  some  magazine  that  Dean 
Martin  and  Perry  Como  are  brothers.  I 
would  appreciate  it  very  much  if  you 
would  tell  me  if  they  are  or  not. 

Rose  Di  Martino 
Chicago,  111. 

( Dean  and  Perry  are  not  related  in 
any  way.) 

Jane's  Choice: 

My  friends  and  I have  just  seen  “Three 
Guys  Named  Mike.”  We  thought,  as  I’m 
sure  everyone  who  saw  the  picture  did, 
that  Jane  Wyman  should  have  married 
Howard  Keel  instead  of  Van  Johnson. 
Van  Johnson  and  Jane  Wyman  had  noth- 
ing in  common. 

Jo  Anne  Joffrion 

Baton  Rouge,  La. 

They  say  love  is  blind  ...  it  must  be  if 
Jane  Wyman  didn’t  pick  Barry  Sullivan  — 
the  real  heart-breaker  of  those  “Three 
Guys  Named  Mike.” 

Ruth  Prewitt 
Colorado  Springs,  Colo. 

Forgive  Us,  Topeka! 

In  your  story  "How  Hollywood’s  Drink- 
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stated,  “Dan  Dailey  goes  to  Menninger 
Clinic  in  Kansas  City.”  I thought  every- 
one knew  the  clinic  was  in  Topeka — and 
being  a former  Topekan  am  proud  of  that 
great  institution. 

Iyda  Cook 
Neosho,  Mo. 

(We  bow  our  heads  in  shame.  However, 
Louella  Parsons  accurately  places  the 
clinic  in  Topeka  in  her  Dan  Dailey  story 
in  August  Photoplay.) 


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Street,  New  York  17,  N.  Y.  Hozvever, 
our  space  is  limited.  We  cannot  therefore 
promise  to  publish,  return  or  reply  to  all 
letters  received. 


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TONY  MARTIN,  discounting  movie  fame, 
wailed:  “One  day  you’re  making  love 
to  Grable,  another  day  to  Turner,  an- 
other day  to  Darnell,  then  the  next  day 
you’re  a has-been.” 

“Yeah,”  spoke  up  a friend,  “but  look 
where  you  has  been!” 

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Overheard  at  a Hollywood  fashion  show: 
“Don’t  let  her  figure  fool  you.  She’s 
only  a bird  in  a girdled  cage.” 

* * * 

A Minneapolis  newspaper  took  a poll  on 
the  question:  “Are  you  in  favor  of  kissing 
at  the  movies?”  One  teenager  replied: 
“Who  thinks  about  kissing?  I haven’t  got 
time  for  that.  I’d  rather  eat  popcorn.” 

* * * 

Those  dungarees  Alan  Ladd  wears  so 
l well  in  most  of  his  movies  should  look  good. 
He  has  ’em  made  by  an  exclusive  Beverly 
Hills  tailor  for  $150  apiece. 

* * * 

As  Grade  Allen  sees  it: 

“I  was  just  saying  to  George  this  morn- 
ing, if  they  don’t  reduce  the  cost  of  liv- 
ing we’ll  just  have  to  get  along  without 
it.” 

* * * 

Bob  Crosby  sings  a song,  “Let’s  Make 
Comparisons,”  to  a life-size  dummy  of 
brother  Bing  in  a new  film.  “Leave  us  face 
it,”  says  Bob,  “the  dummy  cost  ’em  more 
than  I did.  But  it’s  a cheap  way  to  get 
Bing  in  the  picture.” 

* * * 

Overheard  at  Ciro’s:  “Look — she’s  wear- 
ing one  of  those  off-the-body  type  dresses.” 

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Joan  Caulfield,  blushing  over  attempts 
at  a sexy  walk  for  a movie:  “Any  chorus 
girl  can  do  a sexy  walk,  but  when  I try  it 
I ’ook  like  Junior  Miss  entering  an  ice- 
cream parlor.” 

* * * 

Eye-popping  spelling  error  on  a movie 
marquee:  Alan  Ladd  in  “Brandied.” 

Hie! 

* * * 

Jack  Carson’s  quip  about  the  cannibal 
who  leaned  back  after  a hearty  meal  and 
sighed:  “Sometimes  I get  so  fed  up  on 
people.” 

* * * 

Anita  Martell  to  a movie  doll:  “Darling, 
you  look  so  healthy.  Are  your  cheeks 
naturally  rosy  or  did  your  henna  run?” 

* * * 

Ed  Wynn’s  definition  of  a scandal: 
“Something  that  has  to  be  bad  to  be  good.” 

* * * 

Movie  fan  in  a theater  lobby  to  her  com- 
panion: “I  wish  they’d  make  some  pic- 
tures with  happy  endings.  Every  picture 
lately  ends  with  the  couple  getting  mar- 
ried.” 

* * * 

Robert  Taylor  lost  his  heart  and  subse- 
quently Barbara  Stanwyck,  according  to 
Rome  news  dispatches,  to  Lia  de  Leo,  a 
red-haired  actress  who  gives  him  a pedi- 
cure in  “Quo  Vadis.” 

That’s  a new  twist  on  “the-way-to-a- 
man’s-heart-is”  theory. 


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( Continued  from  page  4)  me  in  confidence 
that  she  likes  me  best,  but  she  doesn’t  want 
to  lose  this  other  boy  either.  Every  time 
we  are  at  a school  dance,  she  wants  to 
dance  lots  of  times  with  him,  and  she  ex- 
pects me  to  understand.  When  we  go  to  the 
drugstore  for  a soda  and  we  see  him,  she 
wants  him  to  come  sit  in  the  booth  with 
us.  He  has  a car  and  can  take  her  places 
I can’t  because  I can’t  get  the  family  car 
very  often.  Sometimes  she  insists  that  all 
three  of  us  go  to  parties  together.  I do  not 
like  to  share  my  girl  friend.  Do  you  think 
I should  try  to  forget  her,  or  should  I have 
it  out  with  this  other  boy? 

Barton  T. 

No,  1 don’t  think,  you  should  “have  it 
out”  with  the  other  hoy,  and  I don’t  think 
you  should  give  up  your  girl  friend.  It 
seems  to  me  that  you  are  in  the  midst  of 
one  of  life’s  delightful  situations. 

From  your  letter,  I judge  that  you  and 
the  little  minx  in  the  case  are  either 
freshmen  or  sophomores  in  high  school, 
and  the  other  boy  is  a junior  or  senior. 

At  that  age  you  should  be  dating  in 
groups.  You  are  too  young  to  be  even 
faintly  serious,  and  apparently  the  girl 
knows  it.  She  impresses  me  as  being  that 
rare  example  of  femininity,  a girl  ivho  is 
able  to  keep  two  boys  interested  in  her 
at  the  same  time.  The  thing  for  you  to 
do  is  have  another  girl  friend,  or  perhaps 
two  or  three. 

Claudette  Colbert 

Dear  Miss  Colbert: 

I am  sixteen  and  am  rather  attractive 
because  I have  green  eyes  and  blonde 
hair  and  what  is  said  to  be  a pretty  mouth. 
But  I have  an  extremely  large  nose  with  a 
hump  on  it.  It  spoils  me  completely. 

Occasionally  I have  read  stories  in  the 
movie  magazines  about  actresses  who 
have  undergone  plastic  surgery,  but  when- 
ever I have  written  to  these  actresses  for 
the  names  of  the  doctors  who  performed 
the  surgery,  I have  received  no  reply.  I 
would  like  to  secure  the  names  of  some 
good  plastic  surgeons  and  their  addresses. 
I would  also  like  to  know  how  much  such 
an  operation  costs. 

Because  you  are  married  to  a doctor 
and  because  you  seem  to  take  an  interest 
in  people  with  worries,  I am  writing  to 
you.  Can  you  supply  the  answers? 

Brownie  T. 


The  reason  one  cannot  publish  the 
name  and  address  of  a doctor  in  response 
to  a query  like  yours  is  that  medical 
ethics  forbid,  in  spirit,  such  mention.  It 
is  construed,  as  a diluted  and  very  modest 
form  of  advertising  and  from  such  pub- 
licity an  ethical  surgeon  shrinks. 

In  all  parts  of  the  country  there  are 
competent  plastic  surgeons  performing 
their  miracles.  The  thing  for  anyone  con- 
templating such  surgery  to  do  is  to  talk 
it  over  with  her  family  doctor.  He  will 
know  of,  or  will  be  able  to  secure  in- 
formation about  the  best  man  for  each 
person’s  particular  needs. 

As  to  cost,  this  varies  according  to  the 
type  of  work  which  must  be  done. 

Claudette  Colbert 

Dear  Miss  Colbert: 

I am  going  with  a very  nice  boy  my  age 
and  am  enjoying  my  school  life. 

However,  last  summer  I met  another  boy 
five  years  my  senior.  At  the  end  of  the 
summer  vacation  he  enlisted  in  the  Army. 
When  he  asked  me  to  write  to  him,  I 
agreed,  and  I have  been  a steady  cor- 
respondent. I don’t  care  a hang  about  this 
older  man,  but  I like  to  have  many  friends 
and  I think  it  is  patriotic  at  present  to 
write  to  boys  in  service.  However,  he 
writes  the  mushiest,  silliest  letters  I have 
ever  read  in  my  life. 

I certainly  don’t  want  to  break  up  with 
my  steady,  but  if  he  were  to  see  one  of 
these  mushy  letters,  or  to  hear  about  them, 
it  would  be  the  end  of  me.  How  can  I ex- 
plain to  this  soldier  that  I am  not  in- 
terested in  him  as  a boy  friend,  but  only 
as  a sort  of  pen  friend? 

Daviette  R. 

There  are  only  two  ways  in  which  word 
of  your  “service”  correspondence  could 
reach  your  steady  school  beau:  By  some- 
one showing  him  one  of  the  letters,  by 
someone  telling  him  about  them.  You  can 
forestall  such  a situation  by  burning  each 
of  the  letters  as  soon  as  it  has  been  read, 
and  by  refraining  from  reading  the  let- 
ters to  any  of  your  girl  friends. 

Naturally,  since  you  object  to  the 
“mushiness”  of  the  letters  written  to  you 
by  this  service  man,  I am  sure  that  your 
answering  letters  are  pleasant,  newsy  and 
impersonal  and  that  you  say  nothing  to 
encourage  the  young  man’s  ardor! 

Claudette  Colbert 


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“David  and  Bathsheba”  took  co-stars  Susan 
Hayward,  Greg  Peck  on  trek  to  Arizona.  With 
them,  above,  is  director  Henry  King 


The  Gene  Nelsons,  Esther  Williams 
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Smiling  away  those  rift  rumors  are  Gene  Kelly  and  wife  Betsy  Blair, 
chatting  at  Raymond  Galleries  with  Gail  Robbins  (left) 


Dinner  at  La  Rue,  for  Babs  Stanwyck  and  Bob 
Taylor,  newly  divorced.  No,  it  wasn’t  recon- 
ciliation, they  said — just  business! 


Hearts  Aflame— Hearts  Acooling:  Peter  Lawford  has 
it  bad  (at  this  writing)  for  beautiful  Australian  Jeanne 

MacDonald,  who  is  now  visiting  Hollywood. 
Sharman  Douglas  never  looked  less  worried  . . . Richard 

Egan’s  dates  with  Piper  Laurie  (the  reformed  petal 
cruncher)  are  strictly  studio  publicity  stuff  . . . John  Dali 
and  Janice  Rule,  who  look  like  sister  and  brother, 
feel  exactly  the  opposite  about  each  other  . . . Tony  Curtis 
hasn’t  given  Janet  Leigh  an  engagement  ring,  but 
she  is  now  officially  in  charge  of  selecting  his  neckties! 

Peeks  at  Production:  Ethel  Barrymore,  at  her  own 
request,  was  removed  from  the  cast  of  “Oh  Baby.”  Her 

given  reason,  “The  part  called  for  too  much  physical 
strain  and  exertion.”  What  the  seventy-two- 
year-old  actress  thought  about  the  direction,  however,  she 
didn’t  say  publicly  . . . That  darling  old  gray-headed 
lady  who  totters  around  the  RKO  lot  and  talks  like 

she  has  marbles  in  her  mouth— really  has  ’em.  They’re 
used  by  Jane  Wyman  in  aging  her  speech  for  that 


Thar  peppy  twosome,  Carleion 
Carpenter  and  Debbie 
Reynolds,  repeat  their 
famous  “Ahadaba”  number  at 
Jewish  Home  for  Aged  benefit 


Shelley  Winters  and 
Farley  Granger  clown  for 
their  producers 
Norman  Krasna,  Jerry  Wahl. 
Shelley  and  Farley  co-star 
in  “Behave  Yourself” 


f 


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that’s  HOLLYWOOD 


BY  SIDNEY  SKOLSKY 


Sidney  Skolskv 


I’m  told  that  men  don’t 
whistle  as  much  as  they  used 
to  and,  because  Marie  Wil- 
son told  me,  I am  inclined 

to  believe  it  . . . Dietrich  did  for  Grandmas  what  Pinza  did  for 
Grandpas  ...  You  can  enroll  me  as  a member  of  the  Ann  Blyth 
fan  club.  There’s  no  heroine  around  who  sings  a song  as  sweetly 
and  as  unaffectedly  as  Ann  does  . . . Although  I know  that  Jane 
Powell  is  a married  woman,  when  I see  her  in  a aovie,  I think 
she’s  playing  “grown-up”  . . . Keenan  Wynn  is  funny  off  the  screen 
Dietrich  as  wen  as  on  when  he  effected  a reconciliation  with  wife  Betty, 
he  did  it  by  singing  “Baby,  It’s  Cold  Outside”  . . . Ocean  Park, 
where  the  movie  stars  go  for  fun,  is  the  poor  man’s  Coney  Island  . . . The  majority 
in  movietown  didn't  feel  sorry  about  the  spanking  Ofivia  de  Havilland  and  her  Juliet 
took  from  the  drama  critics.  It’s  unfair,  though,  when  Hollywood  takes  the  rap  if 
a screen  star  returns  to  Broadway  and  flops.  Hollywood  is  never  given  credit  when 
a movie  star  comes  back  to  make  a hit  on  the  stage,  as  witness  Gloria  Swanson,  Claude 
Rains  and  Barbara  Bel  Geddes. 


Patricia  Neal  is  the  tallest  heroine  in  pictures.  I’d  rather  have  her  on  my  side 
than  the  hero  . . . I’d  like  to  see  an  actor  in  a movie  light  his  cigarette  with  a match 
instead  of  a lighter  . . . Betty  Grable  posed  with  a book  for  a magazine  layout 
but  not  without  protest.  “A  book!”  Betty  shouted  when  the  photographer  suggested 
a pose.  “That’s  for  Jennifer  Jones.  I’m  Betty  Grable.  Remember?”  . . . Alfred 
Hitchcock  says  that  Walt  Disney  has  the  right  kind  of  actors.  Disney  draws  them 
and  if  he  doesn't  like  them,  he  tears  them  up. 

'“e’est0  Holm  has  more  bounce  to  the  ounce  than  any  soft  drink  ...  I can  remem- 
ber when  Rita  Hayworth  was  painfully  shy.  At  a party  she  wouldn’t  even  ask 
for  a cigarette,  but  would  lean  far  across  the  table  to  get  it  herself 
. . . George  Sanders  should  sing  in  a picture.  I insist!  . . . Don’t 
know  whether  you  know  it  or  not,  but  Cecil  B.  De  Mille  is  the 
landlord  of  the  Brown  Derby  on  Vine  Street.  Yet  in  all  the  years 
I have  been  going  there,  I have  only  seen  C.  B.  in  the  place  once 
...  Shelley  Winters  remains  my  favorite  character.  When  told 
that  a certain  news  story  had  been  suppressed,  Shelley  shouted,  “I 
thought  we  had  a free  press.  At  least  the  press  is  always  free 
enough  with  me!”  . . . Whenever  I see  George  Montgomery,  I think 
of  Dinah  Shore  singing  “It's  So  Nice  to  Have  a Man  Around  the 
House”  . . . Hot  dogs  taste  better  at  a ball  game  and  Paul  Douglas 
and  Jan  Sterling  agree  with  me  . . . I’m  faithful.  I don’t  like  the 
changes  they  made  in  “Show  Boat,”  despite  the  fact  that  it  is  a 
tremendous  hit.  I still  prefer  the  Ziegfeld  version. 

Jerry  Lewis  is  supposed  to  have  written  a letter  which  started,  “I  know  you  can’t 
read  fast,  so  I wrote  this  letter  slowly”  . . . Audrey  Totter  was  asked  by  an  old 
friend  if  she  ever  felt  conceited  because  she  had  become  a movie  star.  “Not  at  all,” 
answered  pretty  Audrey.  “I  just  remember  that  among  the  great  stars  there’s  one 
named  Lassie”  ...  I have  yet  to  see  Stewart  Granger  and  Farley  Granger  together. 

Ginger  Rogers  looks  as  good  dancing  at  Mocambo  as  she  did  dancing  in  films  with 
Astaire  . . . There’s  no  actress  working  so  hard  at  her  career  as 
Gloria  De  Haven  . . . Greg  Peck  doesn’t  act  like  an  actor  on  a set . . . 
I can  recall  Ava  Gardner  telling  me  that  she  believed  M-G-M 
signed  her  only  because  she  was  Mrs.  Mickey  Rooney  and  would 
never  give  her  a chance  to  make  good  . . . Actors  in  pictures  don’t 
wear  vests  like  they  used  to  . . .His  intimate  friends  call  Robert 
Newton  “The  Fig.” 

There’s  been  no  male  singer  in  pictures  to  crowd  Bing  Crosby 
. . . Mike  Curtiz,  during  a discussion  with  Jack  Warner,  com- 
mented, “That’s  the  most  unheard  of  thing  I ever  heard  of!”  . . . 
Barbara  Bates  is  an  actress  who  not  only  doesn’t  have  to  wear 
“falsies,”  but  actually,  for  a scene  in  a picture,  had  to  wear  a 
“chest  depressor.”  Barbara  looked  overdeveloped  for  the  young- 
ster she  was  to  portray  . . . Faith  Domergue  is  apt  to  surprise  you  and  prove  to  be 
an  actress  ...  I find  that  the  trouble  with  most  whodunits  is  that  after  I find  out, 
I don’t  care  ...  A local  movie  theater,  to  lure  customers,  gives  away  television  sets. 
Therefore  a movie  patron  who  hasn’t  a TV  set  can  win  one  and  then  not  go  to  the 
movies.  That’s  Ilollvwood  for  you! 

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Montgomery 


INSIDE 

role  in  “The  Blue  Veil”  . . . When  Mitzi 
Gaynor  broke  her  little  toe  during  a 
dance  routine,  Lana  Turner,  who  broke 
her  toe  when  she  slipped  on  the  Topping 
boat,  sent  a wire  saying,  “Greetings  from 
one  peg  leg  to  another.” 

Cheerio  and  Pip-Pip:  Word  drifts  back 
from  London  (where  she’s  making  “An- 
other Man’s  Poison”)  that  Bette  Davis 
is  annoyed  (and  who  can  blame  her)  at 
reporters  who  referred  to  Gary  Merrill 
as  “the  fourth  Mr.  Davis”  . . . June 
Haver,  who  was  over  there  last  year, 
sent  her  little  black  address  book  to 
Ann  Blyth,  who  is  making  “The  House 
on  the  Square”  with  Tyrone  Power  . . . 
Speaking  of  Ty  (who  was  away  from 
London  on  a vacation),  even  Scotland 
Yard’s  news  of  their  jewel  robbery 
couldn’t  dim  the  Powers’  happiness  over 
the  expected  arrival  of  the  stork  this  fall. 

Censor  Stuff:  If  only  Cal  could  tell 
you  this  story  without  censoring  it!  It 
seems  that  Lucille  Ball,  who  is  expect- 
ing her  baby  in  July,  was  strictly  in- 
structed by  her  obstetrician:  “Regard- 
less of  the  hour,  be  sure  and  call  me  if 
anything  unusual  happens.”  Well,  due 
to  her  delicate  condition,  something  un- 
usual did  happen  and  Lucy  called  at 
once.  The  doctor  was  out  on  an  emer- 
gency case.  Two  hours  later  the  maid 
announced  to  the  now  frantic  Lucille 
that  the  doctor  was  on  the  phone.  Lucille 
rushed  over,  picked  up  the  instrument 
and  poured  out  (and  how!)  all  the  in- 
timate details  of  her  problem.  Following 
a dead  silence,  the  voice  on  the  other 
end  quietly  said:  “That’s  a very  interest- 
ing story,  Mrs.  Arnaz,  but  this  isn’t 
your  baby  doctor.  This  is  the  vet  calling 
to  see  how  your  dog  is!” 

Happy  Talk:  In  case  they  aren’t  aware 
of  it,  Cal  can  tell  Warners  that  Ruth 
Roman  may  not  be  “available”  in  the 
near  future.  “I  love  children,”  she  con- 
fided across  the  luncheon  table  at  Scan- 
dia.  “The  house  we  bought  is  rented. 
As  soon  as  the  lease  is  up  and  we  can 
move  in,  Morty  and  I want  a family. 
We’d  like  to  have  two  boys  and  two 
girls.”  Tanned  to  a turn,  Ruth,  who  had 


Cramped  quarters:  Ricardo  Montalban 
tries  tub  for  size  for  “bathtub”  scene 


in  his  next,  “Mark  of  the  Renegade” 


STUFF 

just  returned  from  Honolulu,  looked 
radiant.  Handsome  Mortimer  Hall  has 
given  his  wife  a present  every  day  since 
he  married  her.  The  first  was  a mink 
coat— the  last  a Mickey  Mouse  wrist- 
watch!  Though  terrified  of  flying,  Ruth 
flew  back  from  Honolulu  just  to  spend 
more  time  with  her  husband,  who  had 
to  rush  home  on  business.  “When  I do 
that,  it’s  got  to  be  love,”  she  sighed 
softly. 

Set  of  the  Month:  Through  the  hills 
and  up  a winding  trail,  we  went.  It  was 
hot  and  dusty  but  it  was  worth  every 
single,  uncomfortable  second.  Waiting 
for  us  was— Josephine  Hull!  Round,  firm 
and  fully  packed  with  genuine  charm, 
the  enchanting  character  actress  was 
about  to  do  a barnyard  scene  for  “Fine 
Day.”  “When  you  feed  the  chickens,  talk 
to  them  as  if  they  were  people,”  in- 
structed director  Joe  Pevney.  Josephine 
was  so  serious  it  completely  broke  us 
up!  “Any  eggs  today,  girls?”  she  called 
to  the  chickens  wistfully.  Later  she 
showed  us  the  “Oscar”  she  won  for 
“Harvey.”  “It’s  like  a good  friend,”  she 
told  us  simply.  Howard  Duff  arrived  to 
do  his  scenes  with  Josephine.  “How  are 
you,  glamour  girl?”  he  greeted  her. 
“Seriously  speaking,”  says  Howard,  “I 
think  Miss  Hull  does  have  glamour— not 
the  Marlene  Dietrich  kind,  of  course. 
It’s  a great  warmth  that  one  feels  con- 
stantly and  to  me  that’s  very  glamor- 
ous.” Cal  says,  “Me  too!” 

Men  at  Work:  Unattached  females  of 
Hollywood  are  about  to  picket  Howard 
Duff  and  Jeff  Chandler!  Until  they  finish 
their  individual  pictures,  both  gents  are 
living  in  their  dressing  rooms.  Tired  at 
the  end  of  the  day,  they  usually  meet  in 
a restaurant  opposite  the  studio.  After 
a couple  of  beers  and  dinner  they  return 
to  the  studio  and  turn  in  early.  What 
this  is  doing  to  those  lovely  ladies  who 
sit  all  alone  by  the  telephone,  is  dis- 
astrous! 

Praise  from  Caesar:  Until  she  reads  it 
here,  Lucille  Norman  won’t  know  of  this 
well-deserved  tribute.  It  happened  back- 
stage  at  the  Academy  Awards,  where  the 


Ruth  Roman  and  her  new  husband,  Mor- 
timer Hall,  dine  out  with  friends  at  Mocam- 
bo.  Ruth’s  next  is  “Strangers  on  a Train” 


hollywood 

party 

line 


The  shower  of  the  month  was  the  fun  luncheon-baby  shower  that  Evie  Johnson 
gave  for  Mrs.  Jimmy  (Gloria)  Stewart.  Of  course,  everyone  knew  that  Gloria  ex- 
pected twins  and  Evie’s  invitations  to  the  twenty-five  girls  announced  it  was  to  be  a 
Double  or  Nothing  Party!  So  they  all  brought  two  gifts.  The  buffet  table  was  beauti- 
fully decorated  with  masses  of  white  and  yellow  blooms — gardenias  and  jonquils.  The 
gals  were  seated  at  round  individual  tables  for  five  and  Evie  had  match-books  at 
each  place  that  were  specially  printed  with  the  words  “Twins  Yet!”  Roz  Russell 
looked  so  cool  in  a black  and  white  checked  cotton  dress  topped  with  a chalk  white 
linen  bolero  and  flashing  black  patent  leather  belt  and  shoes.  June  Allyson  looked 

darling  in  a black  sweater  knitted 
with  gold  threads,  tucked  into  a 
full-circle  black  felt  skirt — but  she 
almost  roasted!  Just  three  males 
showed  up  at  the  end  of  the  after- 
noon— Vanny-boy,  Jack  Bolton  and 
poppa-to-be  Jimmy — who  didn’t 
mind  the  surplus  femmes  at  all. 

There  was  more  than  one  ex- 
ample of  the  seemingly  “casual” 
look  (but  oh,  brother,  how  well- 
thought-out  the  costumes  were!) 
the  day  the  Beverly  Hills  Hotel 
opened  its  extension  of  The  Polo 
Lounge,  which  goes  right  on  out- 
doors into  the  garden  where  lunch- 
daters  can  meet  and  gab  among 
the  flowers.  Betty  Hutton  wore  a 

Shower  set:  Sharman  Douglas,  June  Allyson,  street-length  dress  that  can  go  to 

cocktail  parties  or  dinner  with 
Roz  Russell,  Gloria  Stewart,  Ann  Sothern  equal  aplomb — a lovely  lavender 

raw  silk  slim-skirted,  widely  belted 
dress  with  short  sleeves,  big  turn-back  cuffs.  The  tight  bodice  had  a plain,  rather 
low  square  neckline  and  its  only  trimming  were  large  self-covered  buttons  down 
the  front  and  two  enormous  loose  flap  pockets  at  the  hip.  Betty’s  shoes,  bag  and 
gloves  were  of  cotton  in  a deeper  mauve  shade.  Her  coat  was  cut  very  full  with 
simple  lines,  in  a shade  just  this  side  of  purple.  Diana  Lynn  was  another  luncher 
in  a sheer  navy  crepe,  tight-bodiced,  full-skirted  in  fan  pleats;  with  little-girl 
collar  and  cuffs  of  pale  pink  faille  and  a bright  navy  calf  belt.  Di  wore  a tiny  hat 
of  deeper  pink  trimmed  with  vari-colored  lilacs  with  this  dress.  Peggy  Dow  looked 
darling  in  a two-piecer  of  navy  taffeta  with  a snug  jacket  and  a skirt  that  was  a 
pyramid  of  unpressed  pleats.  Her  shoes  were  navy  but  her  hat,  bag  and  gloves 
were  a mad,  bright  yellow! 

Once  more  Hollywood  can  take  a bow  for  its  fine  cooperation  with  a worthy  cause. 
We  refer  to  the  galaxy  of  stars  who  helped  put  over  the  benefit  premiere  of  “Father’s 
Little  Dividend,”  proceeds  of  which  went  to  the  John  Tracy  Clinic.  This,  as  you  know, 
is  Mrs.  Spencer  Tracy’s  long-time  project  to  aid  deaf  children  that  gets  so  much  of  her 
time,  money  and  heart.  Some  of  the  glamour-pusses,  who  greeted  the  paying  cus- 
tomers in  a sort  of  “receiving  line”  and  shook  hands  with  the  fans  in  the  bleachers 
were:  Esther  Williams,  in  the  lowest-cut  dress  we’ve  ever  seen  her  in;  Janet  Leigh, 
wearing  a full-length  white  silk  evening  coat  with  huge  collar  and  cuffs  of  black 
velvet;  Vera-Ellen  looking  so  purty,  but  too  fussily  done  up  in  a tulle-skirted  gown 
with  flower-trimmed  bodice  and  elbow-length  gloves  of  net  trimmed  with  em- 
broidery and  sequins;  Liz  Taylor  (with  Stanley  Donen),  who  topped  her  white 
evening  dress  with  a tiny  draped  cape-stole  of  navy  taffeta.  There  was  quite  a 
gala  later  at  Romanoff’s  because  that  was  the  eve  that  Mike  was  closing  his  world- 
famous  dinery.  He’ll  have  his  new  and  swankier  place  open,  just  a few  blocks  away, 
by  the  time  you  read  this.  The  most  dazzling  dress  there  was  on  petite  Sonja  Henie — 
heavy  pink  satin,  countless  yards  of  it  in  the  skirt,  and  the  whole  thing  trimmed  all 
over  with  dull  pink  pearls.  Sonja  was  wearing  great  gobs  of  her  fabulous  diamonds 
and  Kay  Spreckels  remarked,  “Someone  could  get  rich  just  by  hitting  her  over  the 
head.”  To  which  Sonja’s  spouse  Winnie  Gardner  flipped,  “Oh,  no!  If  you  hit  Sonja 
over  the  head,  a burglar  alarm  goes  off!” 

The  night  that  lovable  fool  Joe  E.  Lewis  opened  at  Mocambo  the  walls  bulged 
with  celebs  who  didn’t  mind  the  crush,  they  were  so  busy  laffing  at  Joe’s  nonsense. 
The  Van  Heflins,  George  Jessel  and  Tommye  Adams,  Pete  Lawford  beauing  Bar- 
bara Stanwyck  in  a party,  Marie  Wilson  (who  seemed  to  be  wearing  a white  lace 
“boudoir  cap”  with  her  white  lace  gown)  with  Bob  Fallon,  Denise  Darcel,  whose  p 
low-cut  bodice  gave  Marie  some  competition  in  the  chest-expansion  department, 
were  in  the  crowd.  Also  Linda  Darnell,  luscious  in  black  and  white,  with  her  ex, 
Pev  Marley. 


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WHAT  HOLLYWOOD’S 


INSIDE 


WHISPERING  ABOUT 


BY  HERB  STEIN 

Featured  Columnist  for  Holly  wood' s 
Newspaper , The  Reporter 

Linda  Darnell’s  tremendous  dating  activity:  Al- 
though she  sees  much  of  her  ex-hubby  Pev  Marley, 
she’s  around  town  with  every  eligible  guy  in  town, 
having  the  time  of  her  life  with  Eddie  Norris,  author 
Polan  Banks,  Glenn  Rose,  oilman  Bob  Calhoun,  Ted 
Briskin,  among  others  . . . Deanna  Durbin’s  letters  to 
friends  that  she’ll  make  a stab  at  pictures  again  after 
she  has  her  baby.  But  she’s  under  contract  to  no 
studio  . . . Judy  Garland’s  big  success  in  England 
despite  her  heft,  which  she  doesn’t  care  about  so  long 
as  she  can  sing  her  heart  out  into  yours  . . . The  Paris 
Theatre  that  has  the  know-how  on  making  ladies  remove  their  hats:  It  puts  a strip 
on  the  screen  which  reads,  “The  management  wishes  to  spare  elderly  ladies  incon- 
venience. They  are  permitted  to  wear  their  hats!” 

The  fight  between  Nicky  Hilton  and  director  Stanley  Donen  outside  Liz  Taylor’s 
home,  which  was  kept  hush-hush  with  the  papers  . . . The  plague  Clark  Gable  went 
through  with  the  attendants  at  a local  hospital  for  autographs  when  he  was  there 
for  a “check-up” — then  heat  it  to  Arizona  with  a publicity  man.  When  he  re- 
turned, Sylvia  left  for  the  Bahamas. 

The  studios’  clamor  for  he-men  yarns — dame  stuff  isn’t  going  as  well  . . . The  great 
ego  of  Marcus  Goodrich,  Olivia  de  Havilland’s  hubby,  when  she  was  doing  “Romeo 
and  Juliet”  on  the  New  York  stage — and  he  insisted  she  be  called  Mrs.  Goodrich. 
And  the  wag  who  wagged  the  play  should  be  called  “Marcus  and  Juliet”  . . . Phil 

Baker’s  claim  that  success  hasn’t  changed  him:  With  taxes  as  they  are,  he’s  still 

poor  . . . Marlene  Dietrich’s  wire  to  us  when  we  said  she  looked  awful  with  that 
bleached  white  make-up  and  she  replied,  “I  have  news  for  you,  dear.  I’m  that  color 
all  over.”  To  which  we  had  to  reply,  “We  don’t  believe  you,  Marlene,  prove  it!” 

NBC  taking  out  a $1,000,000  life  insurance  policy  on  Bob  Hope  . . . John 
Lucas’s  line  about  the  gal  who  has  the  biggest  following  in  town — and  has  a tough 
time  getting  a girdle  to  fit  it!  ...  The  happy  Hollywood  note — casting  of  eight- 
year-old  Donna  Marie  Corcoran  to  top  moppet  role  in  M-G-M’s  “Angels  and  the 
Pirates,”  which  will  allow  her  dad  to  put  aside  his  broom  in  the  studio  maintenance 
department  . . . Doug  Fairbanks  Jr.’s  refusal  of  all  offers  to  play  the  life  of  his 
famous  father  in  a picture  . . . Red  Skelton  giving  a blind  kid  who  peddles  papers 
near  M-G-M  studios  a hundred-dollar  bill  . . . Ezio  Pinza’s  line:  “A  hoy  scout  is 

a boy  scout  until  he’s  sixteen — after  that  he  becomes  a girl  scout!” 


Pev  and  Linda 


talented  radio  singer  (she’s  now  under 
contract  at  Warners)  appeared  on  the 
program.  Helen  Hayes  and  Ruth  Chat- 
terton  stood  in  the  wings  and  listened 
rapturously.  With  a catch  in  her  voice, 
Ruth  Chatterton  whispered:  “Doesn’t 
that  beautiful  voice  remind  you  of  Grace 
Moore’s?”  “At  that  very  moment,”  Helen 
Hayes  says,  “I  was  thinking  the  same 
thing.” 

Mr.  Hush:  His  studio  is  finally  con- 
vinced that  Richard  Basehart  won’t  talk 
about  his  romance  with  Valentina  Cor- 
tesa.  When  he  was  refused  permission 
to  visit  the  Italian  actress,  Richard  took 
a suspension  (Translation:  No  dough!) 
and  visited  her  anyway.  Upon  his  return 
from  Europe,  everyone  waited  breath- 
lessly. No  announcement  was  forthcom- 
ing. Then  they  started  questioning. 
Finally,  local  columnists  demanded  a 
statement.  Richard,  who  gives  a brilliant 
performance  in  “Fourteen  Hours,”  re- 
mained strong— and  silent.  Some  say  the 
couple  were  secretly  married.  We 
wonder. 

John’s  Other  Life:  Here’s  hoping  John 
Agar’s  many  fans  join  us  in  believing 
he’ll  soon  be  back  to  being  the  gentle- 
man he’s  always  been.  According  to  a 
tip  (Cal  checked  but  the  information  was 
not  available),  following  a third  drunk- 
driving charge,  John  joined  Alcoholics 
Anonymous.  With  such  a fine  family 
background,  he’s  obviously  suffering 
from  some  emotional  shock.  Some  say 
it  all  stems  back  to  his  first  picture 
when  he  found  himself  in  fast  company. 
Like  any  ambitious  newcomer,  the  sen- 
sitive John  wanted  to  hold  his  own  with 
the  oldtimers.  Living  within  the  very 
shadow  of  Shirley  Temple’s  family  didn’t 
add  to  his  composure.  Naturally  their 
divorce  and  his  wife’s  subsequent  testi- 
mony was  a bitter  pill  to  swallow.  If  a 
guy’s  willing  to  try  and  help  himself, 
he’s  entitled  to  everyone’s  support.  Let’s 
give  it. 


The  harried  grandparents  of  “Father’s  Little  Dividend”  meet  at  Monica  Lewis,  of  recording  fame  and  now  a Hollywood 

**  Romanoff’s  before  going  their  separate  ways — Joan  Bennett,  for  tele-  actress,  has  1.0  trouble  selling  cigarettes  to  Scott 

vision  shows  in  New  York;  Spencer  Tracy,  for  film  role  in  London  Brady,  John  Bromfield  at  Jewish  Home  for  Aged  benefit 


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IMPERTINENT 


At  the  Moment:  Twentieth  Century- 
Fox’s  contract  player  Bob  Wagner,  who’s 
been  dating  Darryl  Zanuck’s  daughter, 
Susan,  gets  a be-eg  studio  build-up  on 
account  of  it’s  bosses’  orders  . . . Dan 
Dailey,  who  surprised  everyone  with  his 
sudden  recovery  and  return  to  Holly- 
wood, hopes  to  interest  his  studio  in  the 
documentary  musical  he  wrote  while 
convalescing  in  the  Menninger  Clinic  . . . 
Bill  Holden,  the  most  popular  actor  who 
ever  lost  an  “Oscar,”  has  a scrapbook 
filled  with  wires  and  letters  of  condo- 
lence ...  It  wasn’t  a strike  and  it  wasn’t 
a race  riot.  Hedy  Lamarr  merely  an- 
nounced that  she  had  sold  her  home 
before  she  found  another  one— and  didn’t 
have  a place  to  rest  her  beautiful  head 
. . . Literary  note:  Anne  Baxter  and 
John  Hodiak  poring  over  a book  with  the 
.title  “2,500  Names  for  the  Baby”  . . . 
Joan  Evans  thrilled  to  her  beautiful  teeth 
when  big  boss  Sam  Goldwyn  called  to 
say,  “I  just  saw  ‘On  the  Loose’  and  if 
you  were  my  own  daughter,  I couldn’t  like 
you  more”  . . . Scott  Brady  just  looks  mys- 
terious when  questioned  about  that  ru- 
mored M-G-M  contract. 

Legs  and  Laughs:  Betty  Grable  was 
doing  her  “No  Talent  Joe”  number  for 
“Meet  Me  after  the  Show.”  “Meet  me 
on  the  sound  stage  after  lunch,”  she 
called  across  the  Twentieth  commissary. 
“I  do  a dance  in  my  bare  feet.  You  can 
help  me  count  the  slivers!”  Cal  can’t 
describe  Betty’s  costume,  but  those  skin- 
tight knee-length  pants  made  Grable 
look  very  able!  Manly  muscle  boys  deco- 
rated the  background  as  she  went  through 
the  number  staged  by  brilliant  dancer 
Jack  Cole.  Harry  James  dropped  by  to 
watch  his  woman.  Even  Rory  Calhoun, 
who  had  a day  off,  couldn’t  stay  away. 
“Hey,  Betty,”  a publicity  man  called 
over  to  her.  “The  New  York  Yankees  are 
here  and  they  want  to  meet  you.”  Betty’s 
eyes  popped.  “They  want  to  meet  me?” 
she  quipped.  ‘Brother,  I want  to  meet 
them.  You  know  I caught  their  act  too!” 


INTERVIEW 


BY  ALINE  MOSBY 

U.  P,  Hollywood  Correspondent 

Joanne  Dru,  who  has  plowed 
bravely  through  many  a Tech- 
nicolor epic  unscathed  by  In- 
dians or  gun-totin’  heavies, 
finally  has  been  nicked. 

Miss  Dru  has  been  winged 
by  the  Internal  Reven-ooers 
who  are  the  biggest  heavies  in 
Hollywood  these  days.  The 
reven-ooers  have  foreclosed 
the  back  income  tax  “mort- 
gages” on  the  old  homesteads 
and  Cadillacs  of  such  “Little 
Nells”  as  Miss  Dru,  Nat  “King” 

Cole  and  Marlene  Dietrich,  so 
Internal  Revenue  Agents  can 
now  be  seen  paddling  in  kid- 
ney-shaped swimming  pools 
around  town.  Miss  Dru,  according  to  the  local  prints,  has  to  fork  over  $50,000 
to  Uncle  Sam  to  pay  for  income  taxes  that  are  in  arrears.  In  the  interest  of  keeping 
lovers  of  the  cinema  posted  on  such  financial  matters,  I sped  over  to  Miss  Dru’s 
dressing  room  hard  by  the  “Mr.  Belvedere  Blows  His  Whistle”  set  at  Twentieth 
Century-Fox  studios. 

“I’m  not  embarrassed  about  it,”  Miss  Dru  shrugged.  “After  all,  I didn’t  incur  the 
debt.”  She  explained  that  her  ex-husband,  singer  Dick  Haymes,  is  responsible  for 
this  little  oversight.  Miss  Dru  first  foreclosed  on  him  in  a divorce  court.  Then  she 
was  told  she  had  to  pay  half  of  his  debts,  anyway.  “He  couldn’t  pay  them  because  he 
hasn’t  been  working  lately,”  she  said.  “For  a while  I was  giving  the  government  20 
per  cent  of  my  salary.  Then  I guess  the  agents  were  told  by  Washington  to  get  the 
money  right  now,  so  they  got  rough  about  it.  I had  to  sell  our  three-acre  place  in 
the  San  Fernando  Valley  and  give  them  the  money.  And  I’ll  have  to  give  them  52 
per  cent  of  the  salary  I’ll  make  from  two  movies  at  Fox  this  year.  I’ll  get  to  keep 
only  7 per  cent  of  my  salary  after  withholding  and  unemployment  insurance  and 
my  agent’s  fee  are  taken  out,”  she  sighed.  “If  I hadn’t  been  working,  they’d  have 
taken  our  cars,  too.” 

And  what  will  Joanne  and  her  husband,  John  Ireland,  and  five  children  (from  other 
marriages)  eat  on? 

“It’s  wonderful  that  both  John  and  I work,”  she  said.  “And  I feel  that  I’ll  get  some 
of  this  money  back  from  Dick  when  he  works  again.”  To  cut  down  on  expenses, 
the  family  has  moved  into  a “very  informal”  English  farmhouse  in  Beverly  Hills. 

It’s  on  a little  lot.  And  it  has  no  swimming  pool. 


John,  Joanne  and  their  five  children 


John  Agar  and  Elaine  White,  who  used  to  date  Clark 
Gable,  at  Mocambo.  John  left  soon  after  for  suc- 
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Tea  party  in  Disney-land:  Twelve-year-old  Kathryn  Beaumont,  the 
voice  of  Alice  in  Walt  Disney’s  cartoon  “Alice  in  Wonderland,” 
plays  hostess.  Ed  Wynn,  center,  is  the  voice  of  the  Mad  Hatter 


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Man  of  the  Moment:  Jeff  Chandler, 
who  is  the  best  bet  on  the  U-I  lot,  is 
beginning  to  believe  that  old  one  about 
“all  is  not  gold.”  With  the  exception  of 
another  actor  (Richard  Egan)  not  a 
single  studio  soul  congratulated  him 
when  he  received  an  Academy  Award 
nomination.  Then  recently,  Jeff  had  to 
wait  until  the  eleventh  hour  before  he 
was  notified  that  U-I  had  taken  up  his 
option.  In  the  romance  department,  how- 
ever, his  obvious  charm  isn’t  going  to 
waste.  When  he  had  an  interview  in  the 
Brown  Derby,  Jeff  sat  with  his  back  to 
Ann  Sheridan,  in  an  adjoining  booth. 
Annie  knew  the  writer,  so  she  sent  over 
a kidding  note,  complaining  about  the 
“bad  view.”  Always  accommodating,  Jeff 
shifted  his  position.  He  liked  what  he 
saw  and  they’ve  been  having  dates  ever 
since! 

It’s  the  Truth  That:  Glenn  Ford  in 
“Follow  the  Sun,”  portrays  Ben  Hogan, 
the  famous  golf  champ.  However,  the 
actor  won’t  be  seen  in  the  long  shots  per- 
forming those  master  strokes.  The  differ- 
ence in  form  was  so  great,  they  finally 
put  a mask  of  Ford’s  face  on  Hogan  (who 
is  shorter  and  heavier)  and  he  swung  for 
“himself”  . . . Helen  Hayes,  who  is 
President  of  ANTA  (American  National 
Theatre  Association)  is  so  impi’essed 
with  the  masterful  way  Hollywood  pre- 
sents its  Academy  Awards,  she’s  going 
to  incorporate  our  ideas  into  the  New 
York  ceremonies  . . When  Robert  Thom- 
sen (M-G-M’s  brightest  boy  producer) 
received  the  opinion  cards  from  the  sneak 
preview  of  “The  Thin  Knife,”  the  raves 
over  Keefe  Brasselle’s  performance  were 
all  written  in— lipstick! 

Truth  and  Consequences:  Some  say 
Mrs.  Tarzan  was  wise  enough  to  see 
the  handwriting  on  the  wall.  At  any 
rate,  Arlene  Dahl  requested  that  she 
be  released  from  her  M-G-M  contract 
for  various  reasons  . . . Esther  Williams, 
on  the  other  hand,  just  wants  new  plots 


to  swim  in  . . The  Clark  Gables  may  be 
divorced  by  the  time  you  read  this,  but 
Sylvia  definitely  remains  “married”  to 
her  art.  Her  paintings  (very  much  on 
the  style  of  the  celebrated  Raoul  Dufy) 
hang  in  the  home  of  the  Fred  Astaires 
as  well  as  in  those  of  other  friends  too 
. . . Far  from  its  being  a publicity  stunt, 
Dick  Powell  and  June  Allyson  couldn’t 
be  more  serious  about  their  plan  for 
heading  an  adoption  home  to  protect 
California  parents.  The  admirable  cou- 
ple filed  incorporation  papers  last  Octo- 
ber . . . Those  close  to  the  Dick  Contino 
case  declare  the  now  famous  accordion 
player  has  never  been  able  to  drive  a 
car  alone,  or  sleep  in  anything  but  an 
unlocked  room  on  the  ground  floor.  Since 
childhood  he’s  been  so  seriously  com- 
plexed,  he  is  deserving  of  understanding 
for  having  fled  in  terror  from  his  In- 
duction Center. 

Guise  and  Dolls:  Shel  and  Farl  (their 
Quixotic  names  for  each  other)  were 
announced  as  being  “officially  engaged” 
recently.  However,  the  proper  ring— 
“twelve  good-sized  diamonds  that  made 
Shelley  'Winters  squeal  with  delight,” 
wasn’t  placed  on  the  proper  finger  by 
Farley  Granger.  According  to  witnesses, 
when  the  handsome  actor  tendered  his 
tantalizing  token,  he  supposedly  said: 
“Now  behave  yourself,  or  I’ll  take  it 
back— and  don’t  call  the  columnists!” 
Right  up  to  the  day  the  story  broke, 
Farley,  who  is  very  devoted  to  his 
parents,  had  never  mentioned  matri- 
monial intentions.  Neither  had  he  ever 
introduced  them  to  Shelley.  While  it’s 
all  a familiar  publicity  pattern,  should 
this  devoted  duo  eventually  marry,  they 
have  so  much  in  common,  (including  a 
talent  for  creating  front  page  news)  they 
could  easily  live  happily  ever  after. 

Puppy  Love:  “Come  back  to  the  set 
and  meet  my  dearest  friend  and  severest 
critic.”  Cornel  Wilde’s  black  eyes  twin- 
kled as  he  (Continued  on  page  21) 


John  Ireland  slipped  out  of  the  picture  when  Hymie  took  this  snap  of  Mrs.  Ireland 
(Joanne  Dru)  at  a party  with  that  new  twosome,  Ann  Sheridan  and  Jeff  Chandler 


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STUFF 


Richard  Widmark  drops  his  tough 
role  for  a gentlemanly  whirl 
around  the  dance 'floor.  His 
partner?  Mrs.  W.,  of  course! 


Enjoying  the  play  from  the 
side  lines  at  Palm  Springs  Racquet 
Club  Tennis  Tournament  are 
Frank  Ross  and  wife  Joan  Caulfield 


(Continued  from  page  18)  stopped  by 
Cal’s  table  in  the  Paramount  commissary. 
A little  later  we  got  his  “message,”  watch- 
ing C.  B.  De  Mille  shoot  a scene  for  “The 
Greatest  Show  on  Earth.”  The  action 
called  for  a mongrel  dog  to  lick  Cornel 
affectionately  on  the  hand.  Poochie,  it 
seems,  was  just  too  doggone  bored  to 
even  try.  They  tempted  him  by  smearing 
on  sausage,  then  honey.  Finally,  the  exas- 
perated director  barked  for  a canine  star 
who  would  succumb  to  Cornel’s  masculine 
charms.  “Please  let  me  try  once  more,” 
pleaded  the  prop  man.  He  then  proceeded 
to  perfume  the  actor’s  hand  with  a fra- 
grant-sardine! This  time  the  results 
were  sensational.  The  last  we  saw  of 
Cornel,  he  was  still  trying  to  shake  the 
new  love  in  his  life— and  we  don’t  mean 
Jean  Wallace! 

A Little  from  Lots:  The  appearance 
together  of  Gary  Cooper  and  Patricia 
Neal  in  Havana,  made  top  topical  con- 
versation on  Hollywood  sound  stages  . . . 
Pity  poor  Nancy  Olson,  who  was  so  em- 
barrassed while  making  “Force  of 
Arms.”  Because  she  is  “expecting,”  the 
blonde  beauty  even  had  to  dash  out  of 
love  scenes,  when  illness  overtook  her 
. . . Betty  Hutton,  who  should  know,  pi'e- 
dicts  that  Charlton  Heston’s  performance 
in  “The  Greatest  Show  on  Earth”  will 
make  him  the  most  sizzling  sex  boy  on 
celluloid  . . . Time  marches  on  and 
Charles  Boyer  has  now  reached  the  age 
and  stage  where  he  can  kid  about  the 
hairpiece  he’s  worn  since  he  played 
great  lovers.  The  fascinating  Frenchman 
refers  to  his  hirsute  adornment  as  “My 
brain  doily!” 

Rage  in  Hollywood:  When  the  most 
co-operative  and  peace-loving  actor  in 
Hollywood  wants  to  walk  off  the  set, 
the  reason  has  to  be  rigorous.  Alan 
Ladd’s  the  lad.  Charles  Vidor’s  the  di- 
rector, who  also  had  trouble  and  a law- 
suit at  Columbia.  The  picture  is  “Rage 
of  the  Vulture”  and  the  set  is  about  as 
soothing  as  a quiet  day  in  a boiler  fac- 
tory. Climax  came  when  cameraman 


John  Seitz  (he  photographed  “Foreign 
Affair”  and  other  great  hits)  was  re- 
placed. Alan,  who  has  a sympathetic 
role  and  loves  it,  wasn’t  getting  along 
with  Vidor  and  he  was  very  pleased  with 
Seitz  and  his  work.  Walking  out  would 
have  cost  him  many  thousands,  but  Alan 
was  too  indignant  to  care.  However, 
when  he  realized  the  cost  to  the  studio, 
he  reconsidered.  Now  star  and  director 
speak  only  when  it  pertains  to  produc- 
tion. 

Bits  and  Pieces:  Now  that  MacDonald 
Carey,  Wendell  Corey,  and  Mark  Stevens 
are  living  on  the  same  Beverly  Hills 
block,  they’re  sharing  the  same  swim- 
ming pool,  tennis  court,  and  lawn 
mower  ...  In  between  making  records, 
appearing  on  radio  and  acting  in  “Aaron 
Slick  from  Punkin  Crick,”  Dinah 
Shore’s  making  all  the  curtains  and 
cushions  for  their  new  Palm  Springs 
home  that  George  Montgomery  is  build- 
ing by  himself  . . . Leave  it  to  Corinne 
Calvet  to  be  tres  original.  Anyone  can 
paint  on  canvas,  but  the  French  filly  is 
doing  portraits  on  flagstone— but  don’t 
you  dare  ask  us  why! 

Wedding  Belle:  Mrs.  Marty  Melcher 
finally  came  down  to  earth  long  enough 
to  pour  a spot  of  tea.  However,  Doris 
Day,  wearing  dungarees  and  moccasins, 
looked  about  as  bride-like  as  a bobby 
soxer!  “We  didn’t  want  any  fuss  or  chi- 
chi,” she  grinned.  “So  one  day  Marty  just 
casually  called  while  I was  covering  a 
sofa.  ‘Let’s  do  it,’  he  said.  I dressed,  we 
dashed  over  to  the  Burbank  City  Hall 
five  minutes  from  this  house.  Two  pho- 
tographers magically  appeared,  so  we 
grabbed  them  for  witnesses.  My  gold 
wedding  ring  looks  like  a miniature  belt 
with  holes  and  a tongue  buckle.  But 
someone  had  changed  the  size  and  Marty 
had  to  stop  and  readjust  it  before  he 
could  slip  it  on.  It  broke  me  up  com- 
pletely! After  the  ceremony  we  drove 
home  again.”  Doris  sighed  ecstatically. 
No,  Cal  didn’t  ask  her  if  she  ever  got 
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Looking  in  all  directions 
are  Dinah  Shore,  the 
Oleg  Cassinis  (Gene  Tier- 
ney) and  Dinah’s  husband, 
George  Montgomery. 
They’re  at  Screen  Writers 
Guild  banquet 


Romantic  Round-up:  Rhonda  Fleming 
and  John  Payne  really  put  Cupid  to  the 
test,  when  they  went  to  Florida  for  the 
Pine-Thomas  production  of  “Cross 
Winds.”  The  amorous  ones  had  to  make 
love  to  each  other— under  water!  . . . 
Marlene  Dietrich,  who  happens  to  be 
very  fond  of  Michael  Wilding,  happened 
to  be  at  the  same  desert  hotel  where  the 
handsome  Britisher  spent  his  last  week- 
end before  heading  back  to  London  . . . 
The  shy  Lew  Ayres,  who  isn’t  too  shy 
to  get  around  local  lovelies,  is  getting 
around  with  lovely  Helene  Stanley, 
recently  brought  out  from  the  New  York 
stage  by  Twentieth  Century-Fox  . . . 
It  comes  up  love  (or  a reasonable  fac- 
simile thereof)  when  Howard  Duff  gives 
the  King  of  his  cats  to  Marta  Toren. 

Good  Will  Toward  Men:  Cal’s  seen  it 
happen  before.  An  actor  is  so  close  to 
his  studio  they  take  him  for  granted. 
He  gets  lost  in  the  shuffle.  From  now  on 
it  will  be  a different  story  for  Ricardo 
Montalban.  Since  his  tour  of  all  the 
important  South  American  countries, 
M-G-M  wouldn’t  dare  deprive  him  of 
the  build-up  he  has  long  deserved. 
Ricardo,  who  is  always  a gentleman,  kind 
and  sincere,  was  a great  ambassador  for 
Hollywood.  Thousands  waited  to  see  him 
everywhere  and  he  saw  them  all.  Ricardo 
Montalban  is  a religious  man,  whose  faith 
is  being  rewarded  by  the  faith  others 
have  in  him. 


Great  Open  Spaces:  Ronnie  Reagan 
(completely  reconciled  to  his  divorce 
from  Jane  Wyman)  is  a happy  man  these 
days.  He  has  a new  350-acre  ranch  that 
he  loves  and  it’s  very  obvious  that  he  is 
in  love  with  Nancy  Davis.  If  that  new 
house  he  plans  to  build  is  any  indication, 
wedding  bells  should  be  a-ringing  soon. 
The  first  day  on  his  ranch,  a man  drove 
up,  offered  to  trim  the  trees  free  and 
buy  the  branches.  “It’s  a deal,”  exclaimed 
Ronnie,  who  was  digging  his  ninety-fifth 
post  hole,  “But  I’m  curious.  What  do  you 
do  with  the  branches?”  Came  the  amus- 
ing answer:  “Oh  I sell  them  to  your 
studio.  They  use  them  for  props  when 
they  build  outdoor  sets  on  the  sound 
stages!” 

Boy’s  Town:  Cal  kind  of  worries  at 
times  because  he’s  seen  what  success  does 
to  nice  guys  like  Gene  Nelson,  who  was  a 
one-man  dreamboat  in  “Lullaby  of  Broad- 
way.” Well,  our  worries  are  over.  Gene’s 
values  remain  as  solid  as  those  dancing 
feet.  We  ran  into  the  charming  Mrs. 
Gene  the  other  day  and  she  brought  us 
up  to  date  on  our  boy.  It  seems  David 
Butler  called  to  tell  Gene  the  front  office 
was  raving  over  his  performance.  The 
maid  answered  the  phone.  “I’m  very  sor- 
ry,” she  said  to  the  pleading  director, 
“Mr.  Nelson  is  on  the  lot  next  door- 
flying  a kite!  He  instructed  me  not 
to  disturb  him— unless  it  was  very  im- 
portant.” 


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Naval  engagement:  Gregory  Peck  and  Virginia  Mayo  find  ro- 
mance and  adventure  in  story  of  fictional  British  hero 


(F)  Captain  Horatio  Hornblower 
(Warners) 

ADVENTURES  on  the  high  seas  that  range  from  threat- 
ened mutiny  to  raging  naval  battles  and  finally  to 
romance,  mark  “Hornblower”  as  a wonderful  movie. 
Gregory  Peck  as  The  Captain  possesses  all  the  heroic, 
stoic,  romantic  qualities  that  has  made  the  hero  of  this 
fictional  classic  an  idol  the  world  over.  In  the  off-path 
Pacific  in  the  year  1807  with  England  at  war  with  both 
France  and  Spain,  the  British  frigate,  under  Peck’s  com- 
mand, makes  its  uncertain  way  to  a Nicaraguan  coastal 
town  with  arms  for  a Spanish  rebel.  Too  late  Peck  learns 
that  England  and  Spain  have  become  allies  against  France 
and  the  ship  granted  to  the  rebel  by  Peck  must  be  retaken. 

The  battle  scenes  are  tremendously  effective  and  the 
love  scenes  between  Peck  and  Lady  Barbara  Wellesley, 
who  becomes  a passenger  on  the  return  trip  to  England, 
are  quite  touching.  Robert  Beatty  as  Lieut.  Bush,  Ter- 
ence Morgan  as  a gunnery  officer,  blonde  James  Justice 
as  Quist  and  James  Kenney  as  the  young  midshipman 
top  a fine  performing  cast. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Colorful  romance,  thrills  and  excite- 
ment galore. 

Program  Notes:  Peck  did  so  much  research  on  the  lore  and 
technique  of  seamanship  for  his  long  role  of  Hornblower  that 
he  note  can  issue  commands  anent  rigging,  gunnery,  navigation, 
signaling  and  codes  and  actually  know  what  he’s  talking  about  . . . 
Throughout  the  action  five  complete  ships  were  needed  and  each 
had  to  be  technically  correct  down  to  the  last  detail.  An  entire 
French  seaport  town  and  the  town  and  harbor  of  Plymouth, 
England,  were  constructed  on  a Warner  sound  stage  for  a brief 
period  of  action  . . . Virginia  Mayo  wore  eighteen  changes  of 
costume  and  had  the  rare  good  courage  to  dispense  with  all 
make-up  during  her  illness  scenes  . . . It  required  not  one  or  two 
stunt  men  for  the  battle  scenes  but  thirty-seven  members  of  the 
Jock  Easton’s  Stunt  Team,  an  aggregation  of  performers  famous 
for  their  daring.  None,  may  we  say,  was  as  daring  as  some  of 
Miss  Mayo’s  necklines  . . . Cameraman  Guy  Green,  who  won  an 
Academy  Award  for  his  work  on  “Great  Expectations,”  could 
easily  win  another  for  the  Technicolor  beauty  of  his  work  on 
“Hornblower.” 


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Deep  water:  Murder  and  intrigue  are  stowaways  on  wrecked 
ship  sighted  by  Carla  Balenda,  Eric  Feldary,  Dana  Andrews 


^ (F)  Sealed  Cargo  (RKO) 

A FISHING  boat  slowly  emerges  from  the  enveloping 
fog  to  run  headlong  into  an  eerie,  exciting  adventure 
that  literally  carries  along  the  entire  audience  as  uneasy 
passengers.  Dana  Andrews  is  the  boat’s  skipper  who 
finds  himself,  in  the  year  1943,  a victim  of  Nazi  intrigue 
off  the  coast  of  Newfoundland.  Sighting  a ship  in  distress, 
Andrews  discovers  only  Captain  Claude  Rains  aboard. 
Rains  claims  his  crew  abandoned  the  vessel  when  at- 
tacked by  a German  submarine.  Andrews  agrees  to  tow 
the  disabled  ship  to  his  port  of  destination,  a Newfound- 
land village,  where  he  discovers  the  vessel  is  actually  a 
mother-ship  for  Nazi  U-boats.  His  long  range  scheme 
for  destroying  the  enemy  craft  and  its  dangerous  cargo 
provides  plenty  of  goose-pimply  excitement. 

Philip  Dorn,  as  a Danish  sailor,  lends  tip-top  support. 
Skip  Homeier  as  a young  seaman,  Carla  Balenda  as  the 
pretty  passenger  and  Onslow  Stevens,  her  father,  con- 
tribute to  the  well-directed  and  suspenseful  story.  An- 
drews and  Rains,  of  course,  are  excellent. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  A first-class  thriller. 

Program  Notes:  Andrews  needed  little  technical  advice  in 
the  ship  scenes,  being  himself  the  skipper  of  two  boats,  the 
85-foot  ketch,  Vileehi,  and  the  55-foot  cutter,  the  Katharine. 
Like  the  postman  on  his  day-off  walk,  Dana  sailed  one  of 
his  own  boats  to  Catalina  Island  every  Sunday  the  picture  was 
in  production  . . . Claude  Rains  took  off  for  New  York  im- 
mediately after  the  movie  was  completed  to  reap  honors  in  the 
Sidney  Kingsley  play  “Darkness  at  Noon”  . . . Skip  Homeier, 
the  Nazi  brat  of  “T omorrow  the  World,”  now  twenty,  shortened 
his  name  from  Skippy  to  Skip  and  was  made  happy  by  playing 
on  our  team  in  this  film  . . . Philip  Dorn,  a Hollander  by  birth, 
who  speaks  Dutch,  German,  English  and  Malay,  had  to  be 
coached  in  the  Danish  dialogue  he  is  required  to  speak. 


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BY  SARA  HAMILTON 


F— FOR  THE  WHOLE  FAMILY 
A— FOR  ADULTS 


The  red  menace:  Dorothy  Hart,  Frank  Love.joy  are  involved 
in  a dangerous  game  in  this  stranger-than-fiction  revelation 


(F)  I Was  a Communist  for  the  F.B.I. 
(Warners) 

STRAIGHT  from  the  pages  of  The  Saturday  Evening 
Post  comes  the  true  story  of  a man  who,  on  the  surface, 
was  a member  of  the  Communist  party  for  nine  years, 
but  in  reality  was  an  undercover  agent  for  the  F.B.I. 
Matt  Cvetic,  who  actually  lived  a dual  role  all  those  years, 
is  convincingly  played  by  Frank  Lovejoy  in  a straight- 
forward, honest  and  intensely  interesting  movie  that  re- 
veals Communism  in  all  its  ugly  reality. 

Shunned  by  his  friends  and  neighbors,  rejected  by  his 
family  and  scorned  by  his  son,  Cvetic  plays  tbe  dangerous, 
ruthless  game  until  he  is  finally  given  an  opportunity  to 
clear  himself.  Dorothy  Hart,  a pretty  and  intelligent  girl, 
plays  the  high  school  teacher  who  leaves  the  Party  and 
narrowly  misses  death.  Ron  Hagerthy  gives  a fine  per- 
formance as  Cvetic’s  son.  Gerhardt  Eisler,  noted  Red 
leader,  is  played  by  Konstantin  Shayne. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  A must  for  every  loyal  American. 

Program  Notes:  Frank  Lovejoy  comes  to  Hollywood  from  radio 
and  first  attracted  attention  in  the  film  “Breakthrough”  ivith 
David  Brian  and  John  Agar.  “Goodbye,  My  Fancy”  with  Joan 
Crawford  followed.  Lovejoy  is  a quiet  but  forceful  actor  who, 
oddly  enough,  raises  pet  fish  as  a hobby  . . . The  high  school 
scenes  were  shot  in  and  around  Burbank  High.  The  shooting  took 
place  on  a Saturday  with  extra  players  as  students  . . . Ron 
Hagerthy  was  spotted  by  a Warner  scout  in  a Glendale  College 
play  in  Glendale,  a suburb  of  Los  Angeles,  and  promptly  signed 
. . . In  answer  to  the  hundreds  of  queries  from  feminine  fans,  the 
studio  is  forced  to  admit  all  F.B.I.  agents  are  not  as  hand- 
some as  young  Philip  Carey  and  Richard  Webb  who  play  them 
in  the  film.  Carey  was  a Marine  in  the  last  war  and  couldn’t  be 
happier  playing  in  an  anti-Communist  movie. 


Campus  controversy:  Jeanne  Crain,  Dale  Robertson  in 
straightforward  expose  of  the  cruelties  of  sorority  snobbishness 


WV*  (F)  Take  Care  of  My  Little  Girl 
(20th  Century-Fox) 

COLLEGE  sororities  come  in  for  a slam-bang  right  on 
their  pretty  snobbish  noses  in  this  little  number  and 
Whooo,  are  they  going  to  be  furious!  Jeanne  Crain  gives 
her  usual  fine  performance  as  Liz  who  wants  only  to  join 
her  mother’s  sorority  but  finally,  in  complete  disillusion- 
ment, decides  not  to  pledge  at  all.  Dale  Robertson  who 
plays  Joe  Blake,  the  older  non-fraternity  man,  is  just 
about  as  interesting  a newcomer  as  you  can  find  on  any 
screen.  Mitzi  Gaynor,  a breezy  individualist,  Jean  Peters 
as  the  snobbish  Dallas,  Carol  Brannon,  the  rebellious 
Casey,  and  so  many  others  keep  the  plot  interest  high. 
Good  looking  Jeffrey  Hunter  plays  tbe  fraternity  man 
about  campus  and  does  a good  job  of  it. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Watch  the  Greek  pin  wearers  land  on 
this  one. 

Program  Notes:  On  the  sound  stages  the  gals  really  lined  up 
sides,  the  sorority  and  anti-sorority  sisters,  but  the  star,  Jeanne 
Crain,  remained  neutral.  Jeanne’s  term  or  tivo  of  extra  classes 
at  UCLA  rendered  her  ineligible  for  any  sorority  . . . Dale 
Robertson,  a graduate  of  Oklahoma  Military  College,  claims  he 
was  too  busy  horse  training  on  his  father’s  ranch  near  by  to  bother 
about  the  Greek  letter  nonsense  . . . Jean  Peters,  the  snob  instru- 
mental in  depledging  Ruthie,  wanted  no  part  of  the  “singing 
smirks”  during  college  days  while  Jeffrey  Hunter  is  a Phi  Delt  at 
Northwestern  and  heartily  approves  of  sororities  and  fraternities 
. . . Believe  it  or  not,  Lenka  Peterson,  who  plays  Ruthie  is  an 
Iowa  University  Pi  Phi  herself  . . . Mitzi  Gaynor  was  the  romping 
roivdy  of  the  set  and  kept  both  director  and  cast  in  constant  hot 
water.  But  the  biggest  excitement  occurred  when  handsome  Jeff 
Hunter  eloped  over  one  weekend  with  starlet  Barbara  Rush.  The 
co-eds  picketed  Jeff  the  following  day  with  banners  that  read 
“Unfair  to  his  own  College  Widows”  . . . When  Director  John 
Negulesco  asked  Jeanne  what  she  intended  doing  after  the  picture 
was  over,  she  replied,  wearily,  “Take  care  of  my  little  boys.” 


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A world  of  wonders 

in  One  Great  Picture 


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STARRING  THE  VOICES  OF: 

ED  WYNN The  Mad  Hatter 

RICHARD  HAYDN  ...  The  Caterpillar 
STERLING  HOLLOWAY  The  Cheshire  Cat 
JERRY  COLONNA  . . The  March  Hare 
KATHRYN  BEAUMONT  ....  ALICE 


Adventure  with  Alice  into  a joyful 
world  of  wonders,  and  meet  the  funni- 
est famous  people  who  ever  came  to  life. 

The  Mad  Hatter,  the  March  Hare, 
the  Cheshire  Cat,  the  White  Rabbit  — 
all  of  Wonderland’s  merry  madcaps  — 
will  live  in  your  memory  as  long  as 
there’s  a laugh  left  in  your  heart. 

You’ll  be  forever  happier  for  having 
seen  it.  It’s  coming  your  way— soon! 

EVEN  THE  SONGS 

RING  WITH  LAUGHTER 

"I’M  LATE” 


“ALICE  IN  WONDERLAND” 


"VERY  GOOD  ADVICE” 

“THE  UNBIRTHDAY  SONG” 


in  WONDERLAND 

The  all-cartoon  Musical  Wonderfilm 


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WV  (F)  The  Last  Outpost 
(Paramount) 

BACK  we  go  to  the  West  of  Civil  War 
days  for  another  set-to  between  the 
Yanks  and  Rebels  with  lots  of  howling 
Injuns  thrown  in,  including  our  old  friend 
Geronimo.  Action  centers  around  two 
brothers,  Ronald  Reagan  of  the  Confed- 
erate Cavalry  and  Bruce  Bennett,  a Union 
colonel.  A mistake  in  their  identity  by 
John  Ridgeley,  a shady  post  owner  who 
has  married  Reagan’s  former  sweetheart, 
Rhonda  Fleming,  sets  off  a series  of  inci- 
dents that  prove  fatal  to  Ridgeley  and 
provide  plenty  of  giddap  action  for  the 
rest  of  the  cast.  Bill  Williams  and  Noah 
Beery  Jr.  play  two  Confederate  sergeants, 
Peter  Hanson  is  Lieut.  Crosby,  Hugh 
Beaumont  is  Lieut.  Fenton  and  the  “mys- 
terious” Apache  Chief  Grey  Cloud  turns 
out  to  be  Charles  Evans,  a former  Major 
General  who  has  made  his  home  with 
the  Indians  since  Army  Headquarters  dis- 
approved his  marriage  to  an  Indian.  Of 
course,  Rhonda  and  Reagan  plan  to  meet 
again  at  war’s  end. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  They  went  both  this- 
and-that-a-way  in  this  whoop-de-do 
Western. 

Program  Notes:  Tucson,  Arizona,  was  be- 
side itself  during  the  shooting  of  this  West- 
ern with  movie  stars,  bit  players  and  extras 
practically  taking  over  the  town.  But  the 
man  who  claimed  the  most  interest  was 
Gordon  Jones,  who  was  sent  on  ahead  of 
the  cast  to  “interview”  horses  for  the  movie. 
Jones  “ interviewed ” over  400  horses,  judg- 
ing their  ability  to  take  direction  as  well  as 
their  appearance  before  deciding  on  140  of 
Arizona’s  finest  . . . Use  of  the  San  Xavier 
Mission,  near  Tucson,  was  granted  the  com- 
pany by  the  citizens  who  were  dumbstruck 
when  the  crew  spent  one  day  aging  the  al- 
ready aged  mission  by  removing  all  electri- 
cal fixtures.  The  private  interoffice  tele- 
phone system  that  linked  the  eight-mile-wide 
location  and  the  four-block-square  replica 
of  Tucson  in  the  I860’ s were  more  amazing 
features  of  the  incredible  movie-ites  . . . 
Ronald  Reagan  required  no  riding  lesson, 
being  already  an  accomplished  rider  . . . 
The  natural  scenic  beauty  shared  Techni- 
color honors  with  beauteous  Rhonda  who 
claimed  all  the  shootin’  and  feudin’  were 
child’s  play  after  the  nonsense  that  went  on 
in  both  her  Bob  Hope  and  Bing  Crosby 
pictures  ...  And  guess  what?  Geronimo 
was  played  by  an  Indian,  War  Eagle,  no  less. 
Such  casting!  ! ! 

v'  (F)  The  Prince  Who  Was  a Thief 

(U-I) 

HERE  we  go  again,  friends,  riding  down 
the  same  old  Ali  Baba  highway  of  Far 
East  chicanery.  The  bazaars  are  as  in- 
triguing as  ever.  The  beautiful  dancing 
girls  are  as  un-Arabian  as  Hollywood  can 
make  them.  The  story  is  repetitious  but 
to  thousands  in  audiences  the  faults  will 
scarcely  be  noticed  as  long  as  tousle- 
haired  Tony  Curtis  and  cute  little  Piper 
Laurie  are  around.  And  they  are,  most 
of  the  time. 

Looking  a blue-eyed  dream  in  his  color- 
ful raiments,  Tony  plays  a harem-scarem 
prince,  spared  death  as  an  infant  at  the 
hand  of  a hired  assassin  (Everett  Sloane) 
who  adopts  the  lad  as  his  own  and  trains 
him  well  in  the  art  of  thievery.  With  the 
aid  of  a lithe  and  incorrigible  street 
gamin,  Tony  robs  the  treasury  of  its  gold, 
becomes  involved  with  a princess  and  an 
egg-sized  pearl  and  eventually  comes  into 
his  kingdom.  Peggie  Castle  plays  the 
princess  and  Piper  the  waif  who  wins 
Tony’s  heart. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Beautiful  people  in 
beautiful  settings. 


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Program  Notes:  Bells  rang  for  Tony  Curtis 
when  the  role  of  the  adventurous  young 
prince  came  his  way  but  they  were  school 
bells,  alas,  with  Tony  dashing  to  lessons  in 
drama,  fencing,  gymnastics  and  readings  un- 
der the  tutelage  of  his  friend  Marlon  Brando, 
no  less.  The  studio  issued  Tony  a no-dates- 
with-Janet-Leigh  ultimatum  until  the  picture 
was  finished.  Did  he  keep  it?  We’re  not 
telling  . . . After  a few  weeks  of  shooting, 
Piper  Laurie  was  afraid  the  Technicolor 
would  emphasize  her  many  black-and-blue 
marks.  Petite  Piper  was  thrown  over  and 
over  into  a swimming  pool  by  Tony,  was 
required  to  toss  a 180-pound  man  over  her 
shoulder,  was  chased  by  guards  for  three 
days  and  compelled  to  scale  a fifty-foot  wall 
up  a ten-man  pyramid  . . . Blonde  Peggie 
Castle  dyed  her  hair  jet-black  in  order  to 
play  the  Arabian  princess  but  lost  the  prince 
after  all  to  a redhead  . . . Major  Ramsay 
Hill,  retired  British  army  officer  and  out- 
standing authority  on  Arabian  customs,  acted 
as  technical  advisor  and  all  but  fell  into  his 
teapot  when  he  discovered  the  wardrobe  de- 
partment had  seivn  zippers  into  the  men’s 
turbans  in  order  to  save  the  time  needed  in 
the  winding  each  day. 

PV  (F)  Kon-Tiki 
(Art-Film — Sol  Lesser — RKO) 

THIS  is  a true  adventure  film  that  tells 
the  saga  of  a deep  sea  voyage  taken  by 
a young  Norwegian,  Thor  Heyerdahl,  and 
his  five  companions  who  sailed  from  Peru 
to  the  Pacific  Islands.  The  “Kon-Tiki”  is 
a primitive  raft  on  which  these  daring 
men  went  adventuring  over  a distance  of 
4,300  miles.  Heyerdahl  has  a theory  that 
the  original  Polynesians  could  have  had 
their  origin  in  South  America  and  that 
venturesome  Peruvians  could  have  reached 
the  South  Seas  using  native  rafts  and  tak- 
ing advantage  of  the  trade  winds.  This 
film  is  documentary  proof  of  his  theory. 
The  expedition  was  made  in  101  days.  En 
route,  they  were  followed  by  vicious 
sharks  and  huge  whales  that  threatened  to 
wreck  the  raft. 


PIPSODMT 

gets  your  teeth 
BRIGHTER  BY  FAR! 


Your  Reviewer  Says:  For  adventure-lovers. 

Program  Notes:  The  films  of  the  Kon-Tiki 
expedition  were  originally  taken  for  scien- 
tific purposes  only — but  were  so  fascinating 
that  they  were  edited  to  be  shown  as  a fea- 
ture-length documentary.  Except  for  the  in- 
troduction, no  extra  footage  was  added. 
Thus  the  most  dangerous  phase  of  the  voy- 
age— the  shipwreck  on  a coral  reef  as  they 
tried  to  land — has  to  be  illustrated  in  a 
diagram.  There  were  only  six  men  in  the 
world  who  were  convinced  that  the  Kon- 
Tiki  would  survive  the  voyage.  They  were 
the  six  men  aboard.  One  skeptic  went  so  far 
as  to  offer  the  crew  all  the  whiskey  they 
could  drink  for  the  rest  of  their  lives  if  they 
lived  to  complete  the  journey.  The  only 
casualty  was  the  pet  parrot  who  was  mys- 
teriously washed  overboard  one  night.  Bengt 
Danielsson  was  the  lone  Swede  involved  in 
the  adventure.  The  others  are  all  Norwe- 
gians. The  book  “Kon-Tiki”  is  now  in  its 
ninth  printing,  has  been  tops  on  the  best- 
seller list  since  its  publication  in  America 
and  has  been  published  throughout  the 
world  in  twenty-five  languages. 

FV  (A)  The  Thing  (RKO) 

A SCIENTIFIC  horror  film  designed  with 
one  purpose  in  mind — to  scare  the  liv- 
ing daylights  out  of  everyone  who  pays 
good  money  to  see  it.  Far-fetched  in 
theme — that  of  a vegetable-compounded 
creature  arriving  on  earth  from  some  dis- 
tant planet  in  his  specially  designed  fly- 
ing saucer — it  is  nevertheless  so  well 
directed,  produced,  written  and  acted,  one 
becomes  completely  lost  in  the  vampirish 
goings-on.  Unfortunately,  the  Franken- 
steinish  appearance  of  this  refugee  de- 


YES, 

BRIGHTER  THAN 
THE  AVERAGE 
OF  ALL  OTHER 
LEADING 
TOOTH  PASTES 
COMBINED! 


Make  this  1-Minute  Test,  today ! Run 
your  tongue  over  your  teeth.  Feel  that 
filmy  coating?  Now  brush  with  film- 
removing  pepsodent  for  1 minute.  Re- 
peat the  tongue  test.  Notice  how  much 
cleaner  your  teeth  feel?  Your  mirrpr 
will  show  you  how  much  brighter  they 
look!  Only  pepsodent  with  irium*  has 
this  film-removing  formula.  Remem- 
ber: Brighter  teeth  are  cleaner  teeth 
—and  less  susceptible  to  decay! 


♦Irium  is  Pepsodent’s  Registered  Trade-Mark 
for  Purified  Alkyl  Sulfate. 


For  that  lepsodent  Smile— 

Use  Pepsodent  every  day 
—see  your  dentist  twice  a year. 


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bright,  sun-kissed  red 

For  tantalizing  new  color... j 
for  softer,  smoother  lips. 
Irresistible's  "Tangerine 
Kiss".  Creamier,  non-' 
drying.  Really  stays  on 
longer . . . brighter!  i 
Scented  with  ex- 
otic Irresistible 


LIPSTICK 


Stay  Cool . . . 

Fresh  . . . 

Fragrant  all  day! 

Use  Djer-Kiss  lavishly. 
Sooth’es,  smooths,  pre- 
vents chafing.  Delicately 
yet  deeply  scented,  the 
fragrance  lasts  longer. 


DM'WS  t 

(DEAR  KISS) 


Wat'/US 


A LC  U M 


The  “KISS  ME,  DEAR!”  fragrance 


stroys  much  of  the  illusion.  A “Thing”  in 
less  human  form  would  have  deepened 
the  horror  to  our  way  of  thinking. 

The  saucer  and  its  peculiar  passenger  is 
discovered  in  the  North  Pole  regions  when 
Captain  Pat  Hendry  (Kenneth  Tobey)  is 
ordered  to  fly  to  the  radioactive  spot  and 
find  out  what  cooks.  What  cooks  turns 
out  to  be  a vegetable  stew  the  likes  of 
which  no  one  outside  Hollywood  would 
be  caught  dead  thinking  up.  But  Tobey 
and  his  crew  are  such  a likable,  natural 
bunch  of  kids,  they  lend  a certain  cre- 
dence to  the  tale.  Margaret  Sheridan  plays 
the  Captain’s  girl  and  Robert  Corn- 
thwaite  the  scientist. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Screaming  won’t  help. 
We  tried  it. 

Program  Notes:  Producer  Howard  Hawks, 
one  of  Hollywood’s  best,  can  now  be  labeled 
a “rank”  juggler.  In  choosing  his  compara- 
tively unknown  cast,  Mr.  Hawks  upped 
Tobey,  a California  University  graduate, 
from  his  real  life  rank  of  Army  private  to 
that  of  captain.  Dewey  Martin,  a Navy  pilot 
for  five  years,  was  made  a warrant  officer. 
James  Young,  a Navy  pilot  in  the  Pacific, 
emerged  an  Air  Force  co-pilot.  But  the  real 
payoff  casting  was  that  of  William  Neff,  a 
West  Point  graduate  and  former  Air  Corps 
Colonel,  who  became  a scientist  because  he 
didn’t  look  a military  type  . . . Miss  Sheri- 
dan, a former  model,  waited  five  years  for 
her  chance  and  emerged  with  a pair  of 
slacks  and  a sports  outfit  . . . When  Hawks 
applied  for  the  usual  insurance  and  it  was 
discovered  The  Thing  had  to  be  set  on  fire, 
frozen  in  an  ice  block  and  attacked  by 
Husky  dogs,  every  insurance  company 
turned  him  down.  The  cast  was  snowbound 
for  weeks  on  location  in  Montana  and  went 
coyote  hunting  for  sport.  Oh  yes.  The  Thing 
is  played  by  James  Arness. 

YV  (F)  The  First  Legion 
(Sedif-UA) 

STORY  of  faith  and  its  wondrous  heal- 
ing comes  straight  from  Hollywood  in 
a warming,  intimate  story  of  men  living 
and  working  within  the  cloistered  walls 
of  a Jesuit  Seminary.  Endowed  with  many 
of  the  same  human  qualities  that  beset 
less  spiritual  men,  the  Fathers  react,  each 
in  his  own  way,  to  a miracle  within  their 
halls  when  Father  Sierra  (H.  B.  Warner), 
paralyzed  for  three  years,  arises  from  his 
bed  and  walks. 

The  ensuing  frenzy  that  brings  hundreds 
of  pilgrims  to  the  Seminary,  each  hoping 
for  a personal  miracle,  is  faced  with 
skepticism  by  Father  Arnoux,  beautifully 
played  by  Charles  Boyer,  who  questions 
the  young  doctor  in  charge.  In  private 
confession  the  doctor  admits  the  miracle 
is  a hoax,  sealing  the  Father’s  lips  against 
honest  revelation.  But  a genuine  miracle 
in  the  final  reel,  when  Barbara  Rush,  a 
hopeless  cripple,  is  healed  before  the  altar, 
restores  shattered  faith,  harmony  and 
peace  to  all.  Boyer,  William  Demarest 
and  Lyle  Bettger  are  outstanding. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Food  for  the  soul. 

Program  Notes:  Playing  the  role  of  a priest 
is  no  new  experience  to  Charles  Boyer.  Back 
in  the  ’30’s  in  “The  Garden  of  Allah”  Charles 
undertook  the  role  of  a monk  who  renounces 
his  vows  to  pursue  Marlene  Dietrich  across 
endless  sand  dunes  . . . Adapted  from  Emmet 
Lavery’s  famous  play,  the  picture  was  filmed 
in  and  around  the  famous  Mission  Inn  in 
Riverside,  California,  mecca  of  thousands  of 
visitors  from  all  over  the  world.  The  Mis- 
sion has  also  served  as  wedding  chapel  for 
many  Hollywood  couples.  Jesuit  Father 
Thomas  J.  Sullivan  of  Loyola  University 
acted  as  technical  advisor  to  keep  authentic 
the  austerity  of  Jesuit  background  . . . Lyle 


Bettger,  the  agnosuc  young  Uoclor,  and  pretty 
Barbara  Rush  are  the  youngest  members  of 
a famous  stage-name  cast  including  Walter 
Hampden,  Taylor  Holmes,  William  Demar- 
est and  Leo  G.  Carroll.  Demarest  believes 
he’s  played  every  type  role  possible,  but  the 
fun-loving  Monsignor  with  his  scene-stealing 
dog  was  that  something  new  for  Bill. 

^ (F)  New  Mexico  (Allen-U.  A.) 

THERE  are  several  points  of  difference 
in  this  scenically  beautiful  Western  that 
render  it  unique.  The  cavalry  comes  rid- 
ing on  the  screen  in  the  very  first  scene 
instead  of  the  last  where,  heavens  knows, 
it  is  badly  needed,  and  the  hero  and 
villain  alike  meet  death.  Lew  Ayres  plays 
the  young  Captain  who  attempts  defense 
of  the  Indians  who  are  being  cheated  and 
abused  by  Indian  Affairs  Commissioner 
Judge  Wilcox  (Lloyd  Corrigan)  and  Colo- 
nel McComb  of  the  U.  S.  Cavalry.  Finally, 
the  Indians  rebel  and  Ayres,  with  a hand- 
ful of  men,  is  forced  to  hunt  down  and 
arrest  his  old  friend  Chief  Acoma,  taking 
refuge  atop  the  famous  Acoma  Mountain 
for  his  last  and  fateful  stand.  Marilyn 
Maxwell,  out-glowing  in  raiment  the  new 
Ansco  color  process,  plays  a frontier 
actress  of  the  1860’s  wearing  and  revealing, 
for  some  reason  beyond  us,  a strictly 
modern  bra.  Robert  Hutton,  Andy  Devine, 
Jeff  Corey,  Raymond  Burr  and  Donald 
Buka  gather  around  nobly. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Above  average  in  all 
outdoor  departments. 

Program  Notes:  The  amount  of  sand  swal- 
lowed on  the  New  Mexico  location  could, 
according  to  the  hard-riding,  hard-working 
cast,  sink  a battleship.  For  weeks  the  cast 
withstood  sun,  sand,  Navajo  jewelry  sales- 
men and  the  vigorous  action  that  centered 
around  Gallup  and  the  Acoma  Rock  which 
was  first  visited  by  white  men  in  1539  and 
is  still  inhabited  by  a handful  of  Laguna 
Indians.  Navajo  wives  and  children  trailed 
after  the  Hollywood  cast  to  gather  up  the 
brass  cartridge  cases  left  after  battle  scenes, 
to  be  melted  and  used  in  the  making  of 
their  famous  jewelry  . . . Eleven-year-old 
Peter  Price,  son  of  Broadway  star  Georgie 
Price,  played  the  son  of  the  Indian  chief, 
thereby  becoming  the  idol  of  his  school- 
mates . . . Andy  Devine  was  given  an  ova- 
tion by  the  citizens  of  his  home  town,  Flag- 
staff, Arizona,  when  he  passed  through  . . . 
Bob  Hutton’s  only  concern  was  keeping  on 
his  horse.  The  horse  was  worried,  too  . . . 
Ayres  claims  Ted  de  Corsia,  as  Chief  Acoma, 
stole  all  his  scenes.  Under  the  desert  sun 
the  Chief’s  bright  feathers  and  native  jewelry 
lit  up  like  a pinball  machine. 

^ (F)  Whirlwind  (Columbia) 

ASALLY  and  lazily  Gene  Autry  sings 
and  rides  respectively  along  the  old 
familiar  trail  that  leads  on  down  to  the 
old  familiar  I-Seen-All-This  B4  Ranch. 
But  the  one  big  bright  spot,  and  I mean 
big,  that  lightens  up  the  proceedings  like 
an  arc  lamp,  is  the  presence  of  Smiley 
Burnette  who,  ’way  back  there  when  Bossy 
was  a heifer,  once  clowned  through  all 
Gene’s  opreys.  Together  again  they  play 
a pair  of  government  agents,  with  Smiley 
disguised  as  a hoss  doctor,  and  still  to- 
gether they  trap  the  thieving  villain — the 
leading  rancher,  of  course — and  his  nu- 
merous hangers-on.  Varmints  all  of  them. 

Autry  sings  the  new  Stan  Jones  song 
“Whirlwind”  while  courtin’  Gail  Davis, 
the  pretty  niece  of  the  bad  old  rancher, 
Thurston  Hall.  Champion,  the  “World’s 
Wonder  Horse”  who  must  wonder  why  so 
much  shootin’  goes  on  and  so  few  people 
fall,  is  just  as  pretty  as  ever. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  I’d  as  leave  set  on  a 
cactus. 


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Program  Notes : It  was  old  homeweek  on 
the  “ Whirlwind T’  location  when  Smiley  Bur- 
nette and  Gene  Autry  were  united  after  eight 
years  apart.  The  pair  who  rose  to  fame 
together  parted  during  World  War  II,  with 
Smiley  joining  forces  with  Charles  Starrett 
in  the  “Durango  Kiel”  series.  Every  day  on 
location  actors  and  crew  gathered  ’round  to 
hear  Smiley  and  Autry  swap  stories  of  the 
old  days  of  1934  when  the  two  first  started 
and  went  on  to  make  sixty-one  pictures  to- 
gether. Unfortunately,  Smiley  goes  back  to 
his  “Durango  Kid”  series  after  this  one 
Autry  film.  But  Gail  Davis,  the  former  Uni- 
versity of  Texas  co-ed,  has  become  quite  a 
fixture,  this  being  her  fifth  Autry  film. 

VV  (F)  The  Man  with  My  Face 
(Gardner-U.A. ) 

HAVE  you  a double?  Well,  Barry  Nel- 
son has,  and  has  he  ever  got  troubles 
when  said  double  calmly  moves  into 
Barry’s  home,  takes  possession  of  his  wife 
and  dog,  and  leaves  frustrated  Mr.  Nel- 
son out  in  the  cold  as  a suspected  bank 
robber?  Cleverly  and  adroitly  the  plot 
winds  and  twists  in  and  out  the  streets 
and  byways  of  Puerto  Rico,  leaving  the 
spectator  a mite  breathless  but  mightily 
intrigued  as  the  movie  unfolds.  What’s 
more,  a man-killing  Doberman  does  most 
of  the  chasing  and  in  several  instances 
catches  up  with  his  victims. 

Nelson,  of  course,  plays  the  dual  role 
and  cleverly,  too.  Lynn  Ainley  is  his 
two-timing  spouse,  John  Harvey  his 
brother-in-law,  Carole  Matthews  his 
former  sweetheart  who  comes  to  his  aid, 
and  Jim  Boles,  the  dog  trainer. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  How  do  you  say  “Help” 
in  Spanish? 

Program  Notes:  Guess  who  bought  and 
produced  this  little  spine-chiller?  None 
other  than  Edward  F.  Gardner,  the  “Archie” 
of  radio’s  “Duffy’s  Tavern.”  The  Sam  Tay- 
lor story  appealed  to  Archie  as  just  the 
right  one  to  be  filmed  in  Puerto  Rico  and 
since  Gardner  does  his  broadcasting  from 
there,  what  could  be  cozier?  . . . Barry  Nel- 
son, who  made  a name  for  himself  on  Broad- 
way  in  “Light  up  the  Sky,”  flew  to  the 
Island  for  his  dual  role  before  taking  on 
the  lead  in  his  current  Broadway  hit  “The 
Moon  Is  Blue”  . . . The  scenes  shot  in  and 
around  the  massive  old  16th  century  fortress, 
“El  Morro,”  in  old  San  Juan,  thrilled  pro- 
duction manager  Frank  Mayer  who  makes 
a specialty  of  authentic  on-the-spot  shots. 
In  fact,  the  cast  and  crew  fell  so  deeply  in 
love  with  the  Island  they  all  plan  vacations 
there  next  fall. 

PV  (A)  The  Hollywood  Story  (U-I) 

11 ODERN  Hollywood  and  the  fabulous 
i"l  days  of  the  silent  films  are  blended 
in  an  engrossing  manner  in  this  picture 
which  revolves  around  the  solution  of  a 
twenty-year-old  murder  mystery  by  a 
young  movie  producer.  As  the  producer, 
who  finds  himself  more  obsessed  with  the 
solving  of  the  murder  than  in  making  a 
film  about  it,  Richard  Conte  turns  in  a 
polished  performance.  Aiding  him  in  his 
sleuthing  is  screen  newcomer  Julia  Adams. 
Rounding  out  the  cast  are  Henry  Hull  as 
an  old-time  screenwriter,  Fred  Clark  as 
Conte’s  producing  partner,  Jim  Backus  as 
a Hollywood  agent  and  Richard  Egan  as  a 
city  detective.  Familiar  Hollywood  land- 
marks are  used  freely  as  backgrounds  as 
well  as  the  modern  sound  stages  where 
movies  are  shown  in  the  making. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Hollywood  “inside.” 

Program  Notes:  A welcome  bit  of  nostalgia 
is  added  to  this  mystery  drama  ( based  ever 
so  lightly  on  a famous  unsolved  Hol'ywood 
( Continued  on  page  99) 


New  finer  Mum- 

lontfer ! 


more  effective 


Now  contains  amazing  new  ingredient  M-3  that 


protects  underarms  against  odor-causing  bacteria 


When  you’re  close  to  the  favorite  man  in 
your  life,  be  sure  you  stay  nice  to  be 
near.  Guard  against  underarm  odor  this 
new,  better  way ! 

Better,  longer  protection.  Yes,  new  Mum 
with  M-3  protects  against  bacteria  that 
cause  underarm  odor.  Doesn’t  give  odor 
a chance  to  start. 

Softer,  creamier  new  MUM  smooths  on 
easily,  doesn’t  cake.  Gentle— contains  no 
harsh  ingredients.  Will  not  rot  or  discolor 
finest  fabrics. 

mum’s  delicate  new  fragrance  was  cre- 
ated for  Mum  alone.  And  gentle  new 
Mum  contains  no  water  to  dry  out  or  de- 
crease its  efficiency.  No  waste,  no  shrink- 
age—a jar  lasts  and  lasts! 


New  MUM  cream  deodorant 

A Product  of  Bristol-Myers 

Build  up  protection  with  new  mum! 

Mum  with  M-3  not  only  stops  growth  of 
odor-causing  bacteria  — but  keeps  down 
future  bacteria  growth.  Yes,  you  actually 
build  up  protection  with  regular  exclu- 
sive use  of  new  Mum ! Now  at  your  cos- 
metic counter. 


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CORN 

SCHERERS 

Amazed  at  Speed  of 

WONDER 


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Jane  and  Geary 
plan  to  call  their 
baby  Geary  Steffen 
III,  if  a boy;  Susan 
Eileen,  if  a girl. 
Jane’s  next  picture, 
which  was  made  last 
winter,  is  “Rich, 
Young  and  Pretty” 


Janie  used  time  she  waited  for  her  first  baby  as  a happy  holiday,  did  all  the 
things  she’s  always  wanted  to  do— gardened,  kept  house,  took  singing  lessons 


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Suburban  housewife  Jane  has  a list  of  things  for  Geary  to  do!  As  a lady  in  waiting,  Jane  wore  smocks  in  solid  colors.  Paisley  prints 

Photographs  by  Bob  Willoughby 


In  her  white-walled  house  on  a shady  street, 

Jane  Powell  has  spent  the  last  several  months 
preparing  for  her  biggest  role — which 
will  find  her  singing  lullabies 


A wood-grained  paper  went  by  the  board — 
white,  red,  turquoise  is  nursery  color  scheme 


No  breakfasting  alone  for  Geary — Janie’s  always  up  to  see  him  off.  Light  and 
cheery,  breakfast  room’s  big  windows  display  her  collection  of  glass,  figurines 


p 


Don’t  let  the  calendar  make  a 
slave  of  you,  Bonnie!  Just  take 
a Midol  tablet  with  a glass  of 
water... that’s  all.  Midol  brings 
. faster  relief  from  menstrual  pain 
—it  relieves  cramps,  eases  head- 
ache and  chases  the  ‘‘blues.’' 


J 


Brief  Reviews 


1/1/  (A)  ACE  IN  THE  HOLE — Paramount : A 
ruthless  drama  in  which  Kirk  Douglas,  an  unprin- 
cipled reporter,  holds  up  rescue  of  cave-in  victim 
Richard  Benedict,  in  order  to  get  a better  story.  With 
Jan  Sterling,  Bob  Arthur.  (May) 

\/V2  (F)  AIR  CADET — U-I : Aerial  sequences  are 
the  only  high  spots  of  this  semi-documentary  of  how 
jet  fighter  pilots  are  trained.  Involved  in  plot  are  Gail 
Russell.  Stephen  McNally,  Richard  Long.  (May) 
k/V  (F)  ALONG  THE  GREAT  DIVIDE — War- 
ners : Kirk  Douglas  plays  a marshal  who  tries  to 
save  Walter  Brennan  from  a hanging  in  this  blood- 
and-thunder  epic.  With  Virginia  Mayo,  John  Agar. 
(June) 

(F ) APACHE  DRUMS— U-I:  A non-sympa- 
thetic  Indian  story  for  a change  about  the  siege  of 
a frontier  town  inhabited  by  Stephen  McNally,  Co- 
leen  Gray  and  Willard  Parker.  In  Technicolor.  (June) 
1/1/^  (F)  APPOINTMENT  WITH  DANGER— 
Paramount:  Alan  Ladd,  sent  to  solve  the  murder  of 
a fellow  post  office  detective,  discovers  plot  for  mil- 
lion-dollar  robbery.  An  exciting  crime  story.  With 
Phyllis  Calvert,  Ian  Sterling,  Paul  Stewart.  (May) 
k/V  (F)  BEDTIME  FOR  BONZO — U-I : Ronald 
Reagan  and  Diana  Lynn  have  hilarious  problems 
when  they  adopt  a baby  chimpanzee.  (Apr.) 

\/}/  (F)  BIRD  OF  PARADISE— 20th  Century- 
Fox:  Picturesque  South  Sea  Island  story  centered 
about  love  affair  between  Frenchman  Louis  Jourdan 
and  native  girl  Debra  Paget.  Gorgeous  Technicolor 
and  Jeff  Chandler  make  this  worth  seeing.  (May) 
U'V'’  (A)  BRAVE  BULLS,  THE — Columbia:  If  you 
like  bull-fighting  you’ll  go  for  this  story  of  a matador, 
Mel  Ferrer,  who  loses  his  nerve  in  the  bull  ring  and 
his  heart  to  Miroslava.  With  Anthony  Quinn,  Eugene 
Iglesias.  (June) 

|/W  (F)  CALL  ME  MISTER — 20th  Century-Fox: 
An  American  entertainer  in  postwar  Japan,  Betty 
Grable  runs  into  estranged  husband  Dan  Dailey — 
with  the  obvious  results.  Danny  Thomas  contributes 
to  this  Technicolor  fun-fest.  (Apr.) 
l/V  (A)  CAUSE  FOR  ALARM—  M-G-M:  Loretta 
Young  frantically  tries  to  retrieve  a letter  written  by 
husband  Barry  Sullivan  accusing  her  of  an  attempt 
on  his  life.  A suspenseful  melodrama.  (Apr.) 

(A)  ENFORCER,  THE— Warners : Plenty 
of  action  with  Humphrey  Bogart  as  a prosecutor  out 
to  smash  Everett  Sloane’s  murder  syndicate.  (Apr.) 
)/'A  (F)  FAT  MAN,  THE — U-I : Mild  screen  ver- 
sion of  the  radio  whodunit  with  Jack  Smart  again 
solving  murders.  With  Jayne  Meadows,  Rock  Hud- 
son, Julie  London.  (May) 

(F)  FATHER'S  LITTLE  DIVIDEND — 
M-G-M:  A hilarious  sequel  to  “Father  of  the  Bride” 
concerning  Spencer  Tracy’s  trials  when  Liz  Taylor 
announces  a blessed  event.  With  Don  Taylor,  Joan 
Bennett,  Billie  Burke.  (May) 

y'l/  (F)  FOLLOW  THE  SUN — 20th  Century-Fox: 
Glenn  Ford  stars  in  the  life  of  golf  champion  Ben 
Hogan  from  his  caddy  days  to  his  comeback  after  a 
near-fatal  accident.  With  Anne  Baxter,  June  Havoc. 
(June) 

(A)  FOURTEEN  HOURS — 20th  Century- 
Fox:  Many  lives  are  influenced  as  Paul  Douglas  and 
Barbara  Bel  Geddes  try  to  dissuade  Richard  Base- 
hart  from  jumping  off  a hotel  ledge  in  this  suspenseful 
story.  With  Debra  Paget,  Agnes  Moorehead.  (June) 
k/k<  (F)  GENE  AUTRY  AND  THE  MO  UNTIES 
— Columbia:  There’s  lots  of  action  when  Gene 
switches  his  activities  to  Western  Canada  where  he 
tracks  down  bank  robber  Carleton  Young.  (Apr.) 
k/VV'  (F)  GO  FOR  BROKE— M-G-M:  Van  John- 
son is  a strict  young  lieutenant  whose  disappointment 
at  being  assigned  to  a Nisei  platoon  is  changed  to 
respect  when  he  sees  the  boys  in  action.  An  unusual 
chapter  in  World  War  II  history.  (June) 
y/>S  (A)  GOODBYE,  MY  FANCY— Warners:  Con- 
gresswoman Joan  Crawford  returns  to  the  university, 
from  which  she  was  once  expelled,  for  an  honorary 
degree,  and  gets  involved  in  some  romantic  compli- 
cations with  college  president  Robert  Young.  With 
Frank  Lovejoy,  Eve  Arden,  Janice  Rule.  (June) 
V/Vk/  (F)  GREAT  CARUSO,  THE— M-G-M: 
Mario  Lanza’s  thrilling  voice  is  heard  in  excerpts 
from  famed  operas  in  this  lavish  Technicolor  version 
of  life  of  the  world’s  greatest  tenor.  With  Ann  Blyth, 
Dorothy  Kirsten.  (June) 

k^  (F)  GROOM  WORE  SPURS,  THE — U-I : Jack 
Carson,  a movie  cowboy,  who  can’t  ride  or  shoot,  hires 
lawyer  Ginger  Rogers  to  keep  him  out  of  trouble  in 
this  light  and  uninspired  farce.  (Apr.) 
k/V*  (A)  I CAN  GET  IT  FOR  YOU  WHOLE- 
SALE— 20th  Century-Fox:  Interesting  drama  of  the 
garment  district  with  Susan  Hayward  as  an  aggres- 
sive dress  designer  who  wants  to  get  to  the  top  even 
if  it  means  stepping  over  partners  Dan  Dailey,  Sam 
Jaffee.  With  George  Sanders.  (June) 

(F)  I’D  CLIMB  THE  HIGHEST  MOUN- 
TAIN— 20th  Century-Fox:  A tender  Technicolor 
drama  with  Bill  Lundigan  as  a circuit  riding  minister. 
Susan  Hayward  as  his  wife,  Rory  Calhoun,  Barbara 
Bates.  (Apr.) 

(F)  KATIE  DID  IT — U-I:  Cute  comedy  in 


which  illustrator  Mark  Stevens  breaks  down  the 
reserve  of  ultra-conservative  Ann  Blyth  and  breaks 
up  her  engagement  to  Craig  Stevens.  (June) 

\/V  (F)  LEMON  DROP  KID,  T HE — Paramount : 
Gay  comedy  with  Bob  Hope  playing  Santa  Claus  in 
order  to  raise  $10,000  owed  to  tough  guy  Fred  Clark. 
Marilyn  Maxwell’s  the  doll  in  Bob’s  life.  With 
Lloyd  Nolan.  (June) 

k^H  (A)  LIGHTNING  STRIKES  TWICE— War- 
ners : Ruth  Roman  becomes  involved  in  intrigue  and 
murder  when  she  meets  Dick  Todd,  Mercedes  Mc- 
Cambridge  in  this  modern  Western  mystery.  (Apr.) 
l/W"  (F)  LULLABY  OF  BROAD  WAY— War- 
ners: Delightfully  entertaining  Technicolor  musical 
starring  Doris  Day  and  Gene  Nelson  as  a couple  of 
talented  youngsters  who  get  their  break  in  a musical 
backed  by  S.  Z.  Sakall.  With  Billy  De  Wolfe.  (May) 
k^  (F)  MA  AND  PA  KETTLE  BACK  ON  THE 
FARM — U-I:  This  time  Marjorie  Main  and  Percy 
Kilbride  tangle  with  the  snobbish  parents  of  daughter- 
in-law  Meg  Randall.  With  Dick  Long.  (June) 
l/V  (F)  ONLY  THE  VALIANT— Warners:  The 
Apaches  and  Union  soldiers  are  at  it  again  through- 
out this  fast  action  epic  in  which  Gregory  Peck  is  ac- 
cused of  sending  Gig  Young  to  a bloody  end  because 
of  jealousy  over  Barbara  Payton.  (Apr.) 

(A)  ON  THE  RIVIERA- — 20th  Century-Fox: 
There  are  cliches  and  confusion  in  this  lavish  Techni- 
color musical  which  stars  Danny  Kaye  in  the  dual 
roles  of  playboy  Frenchman  and  American  enter- 
tainer. With  Gene  Tierney,  Corinne  Calvet.  (May) 
k/  (F)  PAINTED  HILLS,  THE — M-G-M : Lassie 
deserves  better  than  this  dull  story  which  has  her 
avenging  her  master’s  death.  With  Paul  Kelly.  (June) 
l/V'H  (A)  PANDORA  AND  THE  FLYING 
DUTCHMAN — Romulus-M-G-M : A beautiful  and 
tragic  love  story  with  Ava  Gardner  as  a restless  1930 
playgirl;  James  Mason,  the  17th  Century  Dutchman 
doomed  to  sail  the  seven  seas  until  he  finds  a woman 
who’d  die  for  him.  (June) 

y/y/Yz  (A)  PAYMENT  ON  DEMAND— RKO : 
After  twenty  years,  Bette  Davis  is  asked  for  a di- 
vorce by  Barry  Sullivan  in  this  adult  case  history  of 
a marriage.  With  Betty  Lynn.  (May) 

^14  (A)  QUEBEC — LeMay-Templeton-Paramount: 
A.  rather  dull  and  melodramatic  episode  in  Canadian 
history  with  Corinne  Calvet,  John  Barrymore  Jr. 
(Apr.) 

k/l|/  (F)  QUEEN  FOR  A DA  Y — Stillman-U. A. : 
The  popular  radio  show  is  the  springboard  for  drama- 
tization of  short  stories:  “Gossamer  World,”  “High 
Diver”  and  “Horsie”  featuring  Phyllis  Avery,  Adam 
Williams,  Edith  Meiser  and  a fine  cast  of  unknowns. 
(June) 

(F)  RAWHIDE — 20th  Century-Fox:  Tin- 
gling suspense  story  about  the  terror  that  results  when 
four  desperate  jail  breakers  invade  a desert  stage 
coach  station  run  by  Tyrone  Power.  With  Susan 
Hayward,  Dean  Jagger,  Hugh  Marlowe.  (Apr.) 

(F)  ROYAL  WEDDING — M-G-M- : Lavish 
Technicolor  musical  with  Jane  Powell  and  Fred  As- 
taire as  a brother-sister  team  who  dance  in  London  at 
the  time  of  Princess  Elizabeth’s  wedding.  With  Peter 
Lawford,  Sarah  Churchill,  Keenan  Wynn.  (Apr.) 
y'  (F)  SOLDIERS  THREE— M-G-M:  A rather  dull 
and  much  too  British  version  of  the  Kipling  story 
despite  the  presence  of  Stewart  Granger,  Robert 
Newton,  Cyril  Cusack  as  the  undisciplined  three, 
Walter  Pidgeon,  David  Niven,  as  their  superiors. 
(June) 

'/V'V*  (A)  TARGET  UNKNOWN — U-I : Interest- 
ing semi-documentary  drama  about  methods  used  by 
German  Intelligence  to  extract  information  from 
prisoners  of  war.  With  Mark  Stevens,  Don  Taylor, 
Gig  Young,  Johnny  Sands,  Alex  Nicol.  (Apr.) 

(F)  THREE  GUYS  NAMED  MIKE— 
M-G-M:  Amusing  adventures  of  an  airline  hostess 
with  Mikes  Van  Johnson,  Howard  Keel,  Barry  Sulli- 
van competing  for  the  love  of  Jane  Wyman.  (Apr.) 
k/V"  (A)  1STH  LETTER,  THE — 20th  Century-Fox: 
The  lives  of  Linda  Darnell,  Michael  Rennie,  Charles 
Boyer,  Constance  Smith  are  affected  when  poison  pen 
notes  start  circulating  in  their  village. 

(F)  UP  FRONT — U-I:  An  entertaining  com- 
edy based  on  misadventures  in  Italy  of  World  War 
II’s  famous  cartoon  characters  Willie  and  Joe.  Tom 
Ewell  and  David  Wayne  bring  the  hilarious  “dog- 
faces” to  life.  With  Jeffrey  Lynn.  (May) 

(F)  VALENTINO  — Columbia:  Intriguing, 
fictional  treatment  of  life  of  Hollywood’s  “Great 
Lover”  with  Tony  Dexter  as  V alentnw.  Eleanor 
Parker,  Richard  Carlson,  Patricia  Medina.  (May) 
k/k/  (F)  VENGEANCE  VALLEY—  M-G-M:  Un- 
usual Technicolor  Western  in  which  Burt  Lancaster, 
accused  of  fathering  Sally  Forrest’s  baby,  is  marked 
for  death  by  her  brothers  John  Ireland  and  Hugh 
O’Brian.  Bob  Walker’s  the  real  culprit,  Joanne  Dru 
his  wife,  Carleton  Carpenter — a ranch  hand.  (Apr.) 
k/VV  (F)  YOU'RE  IN  THE  NAVY  NOW  (U.S.S. 
Teakettle) — 20th  Century-Fox:  When  Gary  Cooper 
enlists  in  the  Navy,  he  doesn’t  reckon  with  being  as- 
signed to  an  experimental  ship  that  won’t  behave.  A 
funny  comedy  with  Jane  Greer,  Eddie  Albert.  (May) 


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Casts  of  Current  Pictures 

CAPTAIN  HORATIO  HORNBLOWER  — War- 
ners:  Hornblower,  Gregory  Peck;  Lady  Barbara, 
Virginia  Mayo;  Lieut.  Bush,  Robert  Beatty;  Quist, 
James  R.  Justice;  Leighton,  Denis  O’Dea;  Lieut 
Crystal,  M.  Kelsall;  2nd  Lieut.  Gerard,  T.  Morgan: 
Polwheal,  Richard  Hearne;  Longley,  James  Kenney; 
Hebe,  Ingeborg  Wells;  El  Supremo,  Alec  Mango. 
FIRST  LEGION,  THE— Sedif-U.A. : Father  Marc 
Arnoux,  Charles  Boyer;  Monsignor  Michael  Carey, 
William  Demarest;  Dr.  Peter  Morrell,  Lyle  Bettger; 
Terry  Gilmartin,  Barbara  Rush;  Father  Paul  Du- 
quesne,  Leo  G.  Carroll;  Father  Edward  Quarterman, 
Walter  Hampden;  Father  John  Fulton,  Wesley  Addy; 
Father  Keene,  Taylor  Holmes;  Father  Jose  Sierra, 
H.  B.  Warner;  Father  Robert  Stuart,  George  Zucco; 
Father  Tom  Rawlcigh,  John  McGuire;  Lay  Brother, 
Clifford  Brooke;  Mrs.  Dunn,  Dorothy  Adams;  Mrs. 
Gilmartin,  Molly  Lamont;  Henrietta,  Queenie  Smith; 
Nurse,  Jacqueline  DeWitt;  Joe,  Bill  Edwards. 
HOLLYWOOD  STORY,  THE  — U-I ; Lawrence 
O’Brien , Richard  Conte;  Sally  Rousseau,  Julia 
Adams;  Vincent  St.  Clair,  Henry  Hull;  Sam  Collyer, 
Fred  Clark;  Mitch  Davis,  Jim  Backus;  Lt.  Budd 
Lennox,  Richard  Egan;  Mr.  Miller,  Housley  Steven- 
son; Russel  Paul,  Paul  Cavanaugh;  Mary,  Katherine 
Meskill;  Jimmy,  Louis  Lettier. 

HOUSE  ON  TELEGRAPH  HILL— 20th  Century- 
Fox:  Alan  Spender,  Richard  Basehart;  Victoria 
Kozvelska,  Valentina  Cortesa;  Major  Marc  Anders, 
William  Lundigan;  Margaret,  Fay  Baker;  Chris, 
Gordon  Gebert;  Houseboy,  Kei  Thing  Chung;  Dr. 
Burkhardt,  Steve  Geray;  Callahan,  Herbert  Butter- 
field; Mr.  Whitmore,  John  Burton;  Mrs.  Whitmire, 
Katherine  Meskill;  Tony,  Mario  Siletti. 

I WAS  A COMMUNIST  FOR  THE  F.B.I.— 
Warners:  Matt  Cvetic,  Frank  Lovejoy;  Eve  Merrick, 
Dorothy  Hart;  Mason,  Philip  Carey;  Jim  Blandon, 
James  Millican;  Crowley,  Richard  Webb;  Gerhardt 
Eisler,  Konstantin  Shayne;  Joe  Cvetic,  Paul  Picerni; 
Father  Novae,  Roy  Roberts;  Harmon,  Eddie  Norris; 
Dick  Cvetic,  Ron  Hagerthy;  Garson,  Hugh  Sanders; 
Ruth  Cvetic,  Hope  Kramer. 

KON-TIKI — Lesser-RKO:  Thor  Heyerdahl,  Knut 
Haugland,  Erik  Hesselberg,  T orstein  Raaby,  Herman 
Wat  Huger,  Bengt  Danielsson,  Themselves. 

LAST  OUTPOST,  THE— Paramount:  Vance  Brit- 
ton, Ronald  Reagan;  Julie  McCloud,  Rhonda  Flem- 
ing; Jeb  Britton,  Bruce  Bennett;  Sgt.  Tucker,  Bill 
Williams;  Sgt.  Calhoun,  Noah  Beery  Jr.;  Lieut. 
Crosby,  Peter  Hanson;  Lieut.  Fenton,  Hugh  Beau- 
mont; Sam  McCloud,  John  Ridgely;  Delacourt,  Lloyd 
Corrigan;  Chief  Grey  Cloud,  Charles  Evans;  Gregory, 
james  burke;  Lieut.  McReady,  Richard  Crane. 

MAN  WITH  MY  FACE,  THE— U.A.:  Chick 
Graham,  Albert  Rand,  Barry  Nelson;  Cora  Graham, 
Lynn  Ainley;  Buster  Cox,  John  Harvey;  Mary  Davis, 
Carole  Matthews;  Meadows,  Jim  Boles;  Walt  Davis, 
Jack  Warden;  Martinez,  Henry  Lascoe;  Al  Grant, 
Johnny  Kane. 

NEW  MEXICO — Allen-U.A.  -.Captain  Hunt,  Lew 
Ayres;  Cherry,  Marilyn  Maxwell;  Lt.  Vermont,  Rob- 
ert Hutton;  Sgt.  Garrity,  Andy  Devine;  Pvt.  Ander- 
son, Raymond  Burr;  Coyote,  Jeff  Corey;  Judge 
Wilcox,  Lloyd  Corrigan;  Mrs.  Fenway,  Verna  Felton; 
Acoma,  Ted  de  Corsia;  Sgt.  Harriton,  John  Hoyt; 
Pvt.  Van  Vcchtcn,  Donald  Buka;  Pvt.  Parsons,  Rob- 
ert Osterloh;  Pvt.  Daniels,  Ian  MacDonald;  Pvt. 
Cheever,  Bill  Tannen;  Pvt.  Finnegan,  Arthur  Loew 
Jr.;  Corp.  Mack,  Bob  Duncan;  Pvt.  Clifton,  Jack 
Kelly;  Pvt.  Vale,  Allen  Matthews;  Pvt.  Lindley,  Jack 
Briggs;  Chia-Kong , Peter  Price;  Col.  McCoomb, 
Walter  Greaza;  Lincoln,  Hans  Conreid. 

PRINCE  WHO  WAS  A THIEF — U-I : Julna, 
Tony  Curtis;  Tina,  Piper  Laurie;  Yussef,  Everett 
Sloane;  Mokar,  Jeff  Corey;  Princess  Y as  min,  Peggie 
Castle;  Mirza,  Betty  Garde;  Hakar,  Marvin  Miller; 
Mustapha.  Donald  Randolph;  Cahuena,  Nita  Bieber; 
Marat,  Fred  Graff;  Sari,  Midge  Ware;  Beulah, 
Carol  Varga;  Hedjah,  Ramsay  Hill. 

SEALED  CARGO — RKO:  Pat  Bannon,  Dana  An- 
drews; Margaret  McLean,  Carla  Balenda;  Skaldfr, 
Claude  Rains;  Conrad,  Philip  Dorn;  McLean,  Onslow 
Stevens;  Steve,  Skip  Homeier;  Holger,  Eric  Feldary; 
Skipper  Ben,  J.  M.  Kerrigan;  Dolan,  Arthur  Shields; 
Caleb,  Morgan  Farley;  Ambrose,  Dave  Thursby; 
Anderson,  Henry  Rowland;  Smitty,  Charles  A. 
Browne;  Owen,  Don  Dillaway;  Tom,  Al  Hill;  Lieut. 
Cameron,  Lee  MacGregor;  Holtz,  William  Andrews. 

TAKE  CARE  OF  MY  LITTLE  GIRL— 20th  Cen- 
tury-Fox: Liz,  Jeanne  Crain;  Joe  Blake,  Dale  Robert- 
son; Adelaide,  Mitzi  Gaynor;  Dallas,  Jean  Peters; 
Chad  Carnes,  Jeffrey  Hunter;  Marge,  Betty  Lynn; 
Merry  Coombs,  Helen  Westcott;  Ruth,  Lenka  Peter- 
son; Casey,  Carol  Brannon;  Mother  Clark,  Natalie 
Schafer;  Janet,  Beverly  Dennis;  Jenny,  Kathleen 
Hughes;  June,  Peggy  O’Connor;  Ellie,  Charlene 
Hardey;  Polly,  Janet  Stewart;  Thelma,  Gail  Davis; 
Justine,  Judy  Walsh;  Marcia,  Irene  Martin. 
THING,  THE — RKO:  Nikki,  Margaret  Sheridan; 
Capt.  Patrick  Hendry,  Kenneth  Tobey;  Dr.  Carring- 
ton, Robert  Cornthwaite;  Skeely,  Douglas  Spencer; 
Lt.  Eddie  Dykes,  James  Young;  Crew  Chief,  Dewey 
Martin;  Lt.  Ken  Erickson,  Robert  Nichols;  Corporal 
Barnes,  William  Self;  Dr.  Stern,  Eduard  Franz; 
Mrs.  Chapman,  Sally  Creighton;  The  Thing,  James 
Arness. 

WHIRLWIND — Columbia:  Gene  Autry,  Himself; 
Smiley  Burnette,  Himself;  Elaine  Lassitter , Gail 
Davis;  Big  Jim  Lassitter,  Thurston  Hall;  Wade 
Trimble,  Harry  Lauter;  Lon  Kramer,  Dick  Curtis; 
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After  school,  students  gather  in  cheery  date  rooms  for  impromptu  parties,  thrilling  talk  about  classes,  their  futures 


DO  YOU  want  to  be  an  actress?  Do  you  dream  of 
hushed,  darkened  theaters,  of  crowded  movie 
sets,  of  you,  bringing  a character  in  a script  to 
life,  of  hearing  the  exciting  call:  “On  stage,  please 
...  on  set  . . .” 

If  this  is  your  dream,  then  this  is  your  oppor- 
tunity— first  to  prove  your  talent  and  then  to 
develop  it,  studying  at  the  famous  Pasadena  Play- 
house College  of  Theatre  Arts,  the  school  which 
was  the  stepping-stone  for  many  of  Hollywood’s 
brightest  names. 

The  editors  of  Photoplay  announce  with  pride  a 
nation-wide  talent  search;  the  winner  to  receive 
a two-year  scholarship  to  the  Pasadena  Playhouse. 
This  scholarship  covers  all  college  expenses — 
tuition,  room,  board,  all  meals  not  covered  by  the 


board,  all  incidental  college  fees,  books,  an  allow- 
ance for  spending  money  and  one  round-trip  ticket 
from  the  winner’s  home  to  Pasadena. 

In  September,  the  three  semi-finalists  in  this 
contest  will  visit  the  Pasadena  Playhouse  at  the 
expense  of  Photoplay.  There  they  will  be  audi- 
tioned by  the  final  board  of  judges:  Ethel  Barry- 
more; Gregory  Peck;  Academy  Award  Winner 
Joseph  Mankiewicz,  writer  and  director;  Stanley 
Kramer,  the  young  and  brilliant  producer  of  such 
films  as  “The  Men,”  “Champion,”  and  “Cyrano  de 
Bergerac”;  Thomas  Browne  Henry,  Dean  of  the 
College;  and  Lyle  Rooks,  Hollywood  Editor  of 
Photoplay. 

The  three  semi-finalists  will  stay  at  a Playhouse 
dormitory  as  the  guests  ( Continued  on  page  96) 


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EVERETT  SLOANE  • JEFF  COREY  • PEGGIE  CASTLE 

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BY  MARILYN  MONROE 


Orn  itz 


fH&fe/  it  len'  ke^jaa- 


Vacation  rules 


for  changing  that  “two  weeks 
with  love”  to  an 


all-year-round  romance 


1HAVE  only  one  excuse  for 
being  brave  enough  to  respond 
to  Photoplay’s  faltering  re- 
quest that  I give  out  with 
rules  for  making  summer  romances 
last.  That  is,  that  I do  know 
how  desperate  it  can  make  a 
girl  to  see  a full  moon  riding 
across  a deep  blue  summer  sky 
and  to  know  she  has  no  place  to 
go  and  nobody  to  go  there  with. 

Loneliness  led  me  into  marry- 
ing at  sixteen.  I knew  nothing 
about  men.  I knew  less  about 
love.  I knew  only  that  I wanted 
to  belong,  to  be  part  of  life 
around  me.  I had  no  home  or  family 
Two  years  later  we  were  di- 
vorced and  it  was  much  more  my. 
fault  than  his.  You  see,  I 
knew  exactly  nothing — nothing 
about  men,  nothing  about  giving 
love  without  expecting  too 
great  a return,  nothing  about 
running  a house,  nothing  about 
thinking  for  myself.  Nothing. 

That  was  four  years  ago.  I 
haven’t  married  since.  I’m 
now  started  on  a career  and 
naturally  ( Continued  on  page  92) 


Marilyn  Monroe  appears  in 
“As  Young  As  You  Feel” 


photoplay 

feature 

attraction 


Hedda’s  fanciest  hat  is  off 


to  these  young  stars  who  stretch 


their  dollars  into  a wardrobe  that  makes 


them  the  best-dressed  girls  in  town 


Hollywood's 


'*  * r* 


»•  v *..?}'  -i« 


Jean  Pelers  shops  for  ideas,  makes  aprons  for  wardrobe 
variety.  Above,  sheath  dress  with  sheer  cotton  apron 


Says  Sally  Forrest,  “If 
I’m  not  careful  with  clothes  I 
can  look  as  busy  as  closing 
night  at  a country  fair!’’  Left, 
herringbone  silk  suit  becomes 
date  dress  when  coat  is  removed 


Color  photographs  by  Engsteai 


A “separates”  girl, 
Phyllis  Kirk  swings  end- 
less changes  with  navy 
skirt,  different  colored 

sleeveless  blouses 


Parade 


By  Hedda  Hopper 


Coleen  Gray  knows  how  to  make 
low-priced  dresses  look  expensive. 
Above,  eyelet-embroidered  dress 


Even  her  honeymoon  clothes  revolve  around  Ar- 
lene Dahl’s  basic  ideas.  Above,  in  trousseau 
peignoir  of  pink  chiffon  from  Saab  Lingerie  Co. 


For  Mona  Freeman,  one  basic 
dress  adds  up  to  nine  changes. 
Above,  white  linen  with  navy 


When  a famous  woman  was  asked  how  she  had  managed  to  stay  on  the 
“Best-Dressed  Women”  list  for  so  long,  her  answer  was:  “All  it  requires  is  a sense  of  style, 

. being  seen  in  the  right  places  by  the  right  people,  and  a yearly  clothes  budget  of  $100,000.” 
She  didn’t  add,  but  she  could  have,  that  the  last  item  was  the  most  important. 

It’s  no  coincidence  that  Hollywood’s  best-dressed  women  are  also  among  its 

highest  paid.  It’s  been  a long  time  since  any  best-dressed  ( Continued  on  page  100) 


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tea* 


He  liked  skiing,  so  she  hit  the  slopes. 
He  loved  to  dive,  so  she  took  the  plunge. 


He  was  interested  in  art,  so  she  haunted  the  museums. 
Never  underestimate  the  stamina — 
of  a woman  in  love 


HOW  I 


When  Gene  was  due  to  be  drafted,  it  was  Miriam  who  proposed ! 
Above,  with  son  Christopher.  They  both  hope  for  a girl 


HUSBAND 


BY  MRS.  GENE  NELSON 


1 HE  first  time  I saw  Gene,  I flirted  with  him. 
I was  feeling  quite  elegant  and  gay,  wearing  my 
new  red  fox  fur  jacket  and  sitting  in 
the  fourth  row  at  the  New  York  Center 
Theater  ice  show.  Gene  skated  gracefully  across 
the  arena.  He  was  tall  and  blond  and  handsome,  a 
whirling  figure  in  blue.  As  he  stood  poised 
to  go  into  a spin,  he  glanced  up,  our  eyes  met 
and  we  both  smiled.  The  rest  of  the  show  he  played 
to  me.  He  would  take  one  bow  to  the 
audience,  another  to  me.  It  was  a frank  flirtation, 
teasing  and  meaningless.  But  I must,  I de- 
cided, see  him  again. 

I made  mental  lists  of  people  who  might 
know  him  and  tried  to  sound  casual  when  I 
asked  other  dancers  in  “Panama  Hattie”  if  they 
knew  Gene  Berg — his  real  name. 
Finally,  I hit  the  jackpot. 

The  wardrobe  lady  for  Gene’s  show, 
May  Kelly,  had  “dressed”  me  for  three  shows. 
So  the  first  night  I had  off  from  “Panama  Hat- 
tie” I went  to  the  Center  Theater  again.  Back- 
stage,  before  the  curtain,  I told  May  Kelly 
why  I was  there.  She  suggested  I come  back  later. 

A darling  and  a ( Continued  on  page  74) 


Gene  Nelson  of  “Painting 
the  Clouds  with  Sunshine” 


Six 


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* : -v.  : 


The  future  of  his  romance  with 


Ginger  Rogers  has  Hollywood  guessing. 


But  there’s  no  guesswork  about 
Steve  Cochran’s  future 


BIG  FUTURE! 


BIG  GUY! 


Steve’s  a type  women  go  for — and  many  of 
them  have.  His  next  film  is  “Raton  Pass” 


A fellow  can  go  on  for  years — then 
all  of  a sudden  everything  happens. 
That’s  the  way  it  is  with  Steve 


BIG  ROMANCE 


BY  LOUELLA  O.  PARSONS 


IT’S  JUST  one  of  Hollywood’s  little  ironies  that  a good  actor  and  a good-looker 

like  Steve  Cochran  can  go  along  for  years  turning  in  excellent  performances  and 
doing  a fine  job — but: 

It  takes  talk  of  a hot  romance  with  a star  like  Ginger  Rogers  to  get  him 'into 
the  talked-about  bracket — the  big  league  gossip  columns  and,  yes,  the  social  whirl. 
That’s  Hollywood  for  you. 

It’s  enough  to  make  a player  like  Steve,  coming  along  toward  stardom  legitimately 
as  fast  as  he  is,  a little  cynical.  Even  I,  who  have  known  Steve  since  he  was  married 
to  Fay  McKenzie  and  they  were  battling  and  reconciling  with  every  edition, 
never  thought  of  doing  a story  about  him  until  Ginger  came  into  his  life. 

And,  as  usual,  the  first  thing  I threw  at  him  after  he  arrived  ( Continued  on  page  72) 


ing  female.  I asked 
her  for  a date  and 
she  turned  me  down 
cold.  She  was  seeing 
Greg  Bautzer  then” 


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Not  too  long  ago  Debbie  Reynolds  stood  off  stage 
at  Burbank  Junior  High  School  making 

like  lightning.  She’d  tried  out  for  the  lead  in 
the  big  dramatic  offering  of  the  year,  “And  I 

wasn’t  good  enough.”  So  she  “propped”  instead.  She 
“did  the  lightning”  in  the  murder  mystery,  she  was 
the  eerie  ring  of  the  doorbell,  and  in  between  times  she 
was  the  sloshing  of  feet  through  imaginary  mud. 

Today  she  is  proof  that  lightning — given  even  a little 
assist— can  and  does  strike  twice.  Debbie,  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s 

pint  of  dynamite,  is  the  hit  of  Hollywood’s  sub -deb  set. 
With  her  wide-open  gray-green  eyes  framed  by 

sweeping  lashes,  her  glossy  golden-brown  hair 
worn  usually  in  a wind-blown  wave  with  one 

large  soft  saucy  curl  behind  her  ear,  a pert 
nose  and  bedimpled  chin — Debbie  Reynolds  is  the 
cutest  thing  since  Seven  Up  spiked  with  pistachio. 

She’s  a doll-sized  seven,  five  feet  one  and  one-half, 
with  each  of  her  one  hundred  and  two  pounds  where 
nature  (and  the  camera)  intended.  She  says  she’s 
a full  nineteen  years  old — “but  nobody  ever  believes  it. 

Not  even  when  ( Continued  on  page  81) 


BY  MAXINE  ARNOLD 

She’s  a pushover  for  chocolate 
malts,  a whiz  at  street 
baseball,  a fun-loving  tomboy 
who’d  rather  bowl  than  beau. 
She’s  Debbie  Reynolds,  who  won 
Hollywood’s  heart  at  first  sight 


Debbie  has  role  in  “Mr. 
Imperium,”  with  Ezio 
Pinza  and  Lana  Turner 


Photographs 
on  this  page 
by  Ornitz 


Debbie  still  plays 
in  Burbank  High 


Nobody  ever  believes  she’s  nineteen — “Not  even 
when  I’m  all  dressed  up  in  black  and  sophisticated” 
French  horn 
School  band 


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Jeff  appears  next  in  “ Iron  Man” 


Fink  and  Smith 


A mountain  crag  against  a windswept  sky  . . . humor, 
spiced  with  melancholy  ...  a Roman 

warrior  in  faded  dungarees  ...  a giant  with  a gentle  touch  . . . 
the  ringing  of  an  ax  ...  a magnet  for  romance 


BY  ELSA  MAXWELL 


Everyone  gives  you  a differ- 
ent reason  why  Ava  and  Frankie 
won’t  marry.  But  Elsa  gives  her 
reason — for  thinking  they  will 


THE  Gardner-Sinatra  jigsaw,  the 
pieces  of  which  I believe  will  fit  to- 
gether in  marriage  before  the  sum- 
mer ends,  is  not  only  a romantic 
jumble — it  also  involves  two  jumbled 
personalities.  For  both  Ava  and  Frank 
are  exceedingly  contradictory  char- 
acters. 

Ava  makes  frequent  visits  to  North 
Carolina  where  her  father  used  to  farm 
the  tobacco  fields  and  where  her 
sisters  and  brother  and  nieces  and 
nephews  continue  to  live  in  the  simple 
surroundings  which  marked  Ava’s 
childhood.  Whenever  life  presses  she 
goes  home  to  Smithfield  to  get  un- 
snarled. There’s  no  nonsense  about 
these  visits  either.  When  Ava  goes 
home  she  doesn’t  live  in  any  suite  in 
any  near-by  hotel.  She  stays  with  one 
of  her  married  sisters.  She  helps  with 
the  housework,  tramps  the  countryside, 
talks  to  farmer  friends,  partakes  of  the 
local  gossip  at  a country  store  owned 
by  one  of  her  sisters. 

Basically,  I think,  Ava  wants  exactly 
what  her  brother  and  sisters  have;  a 
little  house,  a garden  and  a new  baby 
as  often  as  nature  and  the  family  bud- 
get will  allow. 

“For  love  (Continued  on  page  94) 


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Ava  Gardner  is  a woman  of  contradictions — a glamor- 
ous star  and  a girl  who  wants  the  simple  things. 

But  Ava  never  marries  simple  men  . . . 


. . . and  Frank  Sinatra  is 
no  more  blessed  with  husbandly  vir- 
tues than  Ava’s  former  husbands, 
Mickey  Rooney  and  Artie  Shaw 


(~/oover- 


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JOHN  DEREK’S  face  is  his  fortune,  it’s  been  said.  But  John  doesn’t 
go  along  with  this.  His  face,  he’ll  tell  you,  has  often  been  a 
drawback.  At  school,  the  girls,  wary  of  his  looks,  were  too  ready  to 
rate  him  conceited.  And  it  took  many  a fist  fight  to  convince  the 
fellows  they’d  better  not  continue  calling  him  “Prettyboy.”  John 
admits  his  appearance  helped  him  get  the  role  of  Nick  Romano  in 
Knock  on  Any  Door.”  But  he  knows  a guy  can  be  too  handsome 
for  his  own  movie  future — when  it  comes  to  getting  such  meaty  parts 
as  he  knows  he  can  tackle.  Only  this  time  he’s  using  his  talents,  not 
his  fists.  Glamour,  says  John,  is  strictly  for — his  leading  ladies. 

BY  LYNN  PERKINS 

Specially  posed  photographs  by  Don  Or  nit  x 


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He  grew  up  in  the  saddle,  broke  ponies  at  a Brentwood 
polo  club  and  had  no  thought  of  an  acting  career  until 
scout  Tom  Moore  spotted  him  on  a bridle  path  and  . . . 


actor,  said  no.  John,  absorbed  in  his  job,  didn’t 
care.  Another  interest,  art,  filled  his  free  time 


But  Fate  wasn’t  finished  with  John  Derek.  A year  later, 
another  talent  scout  saw  him  at  a bowling  alley,  took 
him  to  David  O.  Selznick.  This  time  his  dad  said  yes 


He  played  hits  in  “Since  You  Went  Away,”  “I’ll  Be 
Seeing  You.”  His  studio  arranged  dates  with  Shirley 
Temple,  other  stars,  as  publicity  build-up  for  him 


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PHOTOLIFE  OF 


JOHN  DEREK 


Then  Uncle  Sain  called.  When  John  came  home  after 
serving  twenty-six  months  in  the  Philippines  and 
Japan,  he  was  just  another  actor  looking  for  a job 


Romance  knocked  on  John’s  door  when  he  met  Patti 
Behrs,  a Georgian  princess,  at  20th  Century-Fox’s 
52  drama  class.  They  dated  steadily,  married  in  ’48 


When  Humphrey  Bogart  announced  plans  to  produce  “Knock  on 
Any  Door,”  John  memorized  scenes  from  the  script,  badgered 
everyone  to  get  him  a screen  test.  His  persistence  paid  off 


Patti’s  the  kind  of  girl  a guy  can  argue  things  out  with.  John 
calls  her  his  severest  critic,  says  she  keeps  him  from  getting 
a swelled  head.  Her  French  cooking  is  an  added  attraction 


The  Dereks  live  in  little  house  in  Holly  woodland.  Thanks  to  Patti’s  thrift  they’ll  soon  be  able  to 
buy  a ranch  in  The  Valley — where  year-old  Russell  Andre  can,  like  John,  grow  up  in  the  saddle 


Ambitious,  eager  to  learn,  John  studies  with  Columbia 
Studio  drama  coaches.  Prefers  roles  like  football  . . . 


. . . star  of  “Saturday’s  Hero,”"  left,  to  swashbuckler 
(above)  of  “Mask  of  the  Avenger.”  With  Jody  Lawrence 


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miracle 

in  Boston  • 

Ry  Ruth  Roman 

Feverishly , she  tried 
to  count  the  flowers , whirling  on 
the  wallpaper — and  heard  the 
words  that  changed  her  life 


ALTHOUGH  I was  only  twelve  years  old,  I remember  it  well  because  I had 
complained  to  my  mother  about  what  a hot  day  it  was  for  April  in  Boston. 
She  immediately  became  suspicious.  A thermometer  was  dug  up  and  mother 
took  my  temperature.  It  was  102  degrees! 

Mother  thought  it  was  just  a stomach  upset.  I was  bundled  into  bed.  In  those 
days,  medicine -cabinet  treatment  was  the  rule.  Physics,  aspirins  and  multi- 
colored pills  were  stuffed  into  me  at  irregular  hours.  But  in  three  days,  my 
temperature  remained  steadfast,  unmoved  by  the  best  home  remedies  my  family 
had  to  offer. 

I was  growing  weaker  and  the  pains  in  my  legs  were  almost  unbearable.  Our 
family  physician,  Dr.  Charles  Gardner,  was  called  in. 

Dapper,  kind  old  Dr.  Gardner  was  one  of  my  favorite  people — probably 
because  of  his  generosity  with  lime-colored  lollipops  and  his  smile  under  a 
curved,  shiny,  waxed  gray  mustache.  Even  the  sight  of  him  gave  me  a lift. 

The  doctor  spent  a great  deal  of  time  with  me,  asking  all  sorts  of  questions, 
many  of  which  I couldn’t  answer.  His  voice  seemed  to  rise  and  fall,  gobbled 
up  by  the  heat  waves  that  enveloped  me. 

I heard  him  tell  my  mother  it  was  a kind  of  mystery  ( Continued  on  page  91) 


Ruth  Roman  appears  next 
in  “Strangers  on  a Train” 


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It  didnt  sparkle  like  rubies  or 
gleam  with  the  richness  of  furs.  And 
the  bank  would  have  branded  it  as 
worthless.  Only  Sue  knew  the 
value  of  Alan  s anniversary  check 


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Alan  Ladd  is  currently  in 
“Appointment  with  Danger” 


BY  IDA  ZEITLIN 


k_/.N  their  ninth  anniversary  last  income-tax  day,  Alan 
filled  the  house  with  flowers  and  gave  his  wife  a eheck 
vhich  read:  “Pay  to  the  order  of  Susie,  $xxxxx.  No 

money  in  the  bank,  but  I love  you,  so  please  cash 
in  for  the  rest  of  our  lives.” 

The  gift  didn’t  sparkle  like  rubies  nor  gleam  with 
the  richness  of  furs,  and  it  wasn’t  worth  a plugged  nickel 
at  the  teller’s  window.  But  it  gave  Sue  a glow 
that  you  can’t  buy  across  counters,  and 
she  put  it  away  with  other  treasures  of  its  kind. 
Marriage  in  Hollywood  is  a controversial  subject  that 
joes  bouncing  back  and  forth  like  a nonstop  tennis 
ball.  “What’s  wrong  with  the  place?  Why  can’t  people 
out  there  stay  hitched  like  anyone  else?”  That’s  one  side — 
And  the  other  side  answers,  “Our  marriage 
record  is  as  good  as  that  of  the  rest  of  the  country.  It 
just  sounds  as  if  we  divorced  more,  because  we 
hit  the  headlines  and  you  don’t.” 

In  the  final  analysis,  marriage  anywhere  depends  on 
people,  not  on  places,  and  the  Ladds  are  a case  in  point. 
Knowing  them,  the  wryest  cynic  ( Continued  on  page  77) 


It  wasn’t  easy  for  Alan  to  make  the  de- 
cision that  separated  him  from  his  old  stu- 
dio— even  though  he  now  realizes  his  dream 
of  producing  one  picture  a year  on  his  own 


“She’s  got  the  know-how  to  take  care  of  a man,”  Alan  says. 
Above,  with  Alana,  Sue,  David.  Alan  calls  kids,  “My  eaters” 


with  lOVB 


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Farley  Granger  likes  “pro- 
fessional looking”  legs 


Richard  Widmark  voted 
for  Betty  Grable  3 times 


Macdonald  Carey  can  be 
very  lyrical  about  legs 


Tony  Curtis  gave  Jan- 
et Leigh  his  top  vote 


PRETTIEST  LEGS 


It  isn’t  just  the  shape  they’re  in.  According 
to  the  Hollywood  men  it’s  the  personality  they  express  that 

gives  these  legs  their  intriguing  lines 


Kornman 


Bachrach 


Hester 


For  Bob  Mitchum:  Jane  Howard-Duff  put  Gardner  Scott  Brady  likes  legs  that 

Russell's  long  stems  at  the  top  of  his  list  show  signs  of  talent 


IN  HOLLYWOOD  BY  VICKY  RILEY 


Kirk  Douglas  admires  Ava 
Gardner’s  “shmv  girl ” legs 


The  Betty  Grable  legs,  acclaimed  in  song,  story  and 
headlines,  now  win  Photoplay’s  poll  conducted  among 
Hollywood’s  most  eligible  bachelors,  plus  some 

married  men — just  to  give  the  whole  thing  balance.  However,  many  of 
the  married  gentlemen  preferred  not  to  have  their  names  or  selections 
mentioned:  wife-jealousy  department.  Hollywood’s  beauty-wise 
male  eyes  are  wolfishly  aware  of  ( Continued  on  page  104) 


Powolny 


Bachrach 


They  wanted  a big  family  so  Jeanne  and  Paul  planned  their  house  to  take  on  some  additions  too 


Four  lounge  chairs 
put  together  make 
long  couch  in  liv- 
ing room  where 
high  windows  top 
wall  bookshelves 


plot 

FORA 

home 


Paul  designed  furniture,  had  it  made  in  his  factory. 
Gold  draperies  cover  wall  of  windows  in  master  bedroom 


#T’S  no  trick  to  start  Jeanne  Crain  and  Paul  Brink  - 

Iman  talking  about  their  house.  For  they  have 
taken  four  years  to  get  a house  that’s  right  for 
them,  and  it  isn’t  finished  yet. 

The  setting  of  their  house  is  perfect.  Their  land, 
scooped  out  of  the  side  of  a hill,  overlooks  what 
seems  to  be  most  of  southern  California.  Behind  it 
the  hill  rises  sharply,  and  the  ground  falls  away  on 
the  other  three  sides,  giving  absolute  privacy. 

When  Paul  first  found  the  land,  he  planned  to 
purchase  just  one  acre,  but  ended  up  with  the  whole 
cove,  most  of  which  he  ( Continued  on  page  89) 


BY  LYLE  WHEELER 


;etor,  Twentieth  Cenlurv-Fox  Studios 


When  guests  want  to  know  what’s  cooking, 

Jeanne  takes  them  to  indoor  kitchen  barbecue 
Photographs  bg  de  Gennaro 

Living-room  bar  doubles  as  pro- 


jection room  when  Paul  shows 
movies.  Jeanne’s  in  “Take 


Care  of  My  Little  Girl” 
> 


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they're 

characters 


BY  SHEILAH  GRAHAM 


If  you  ask  Jane’s  friends,  “Johnny 
Belinda’’  got  under  the  Wyman  skin 


Sometimes,  says  Sheilali,  the  parts 
they  play  on  the  sereen  are  acts  that  don’t 

go  over  in  private  life 


If  John  Wayne  changed  he’d  he  a different  man  on  screen 


Marlin  and  Lewis  can  he  even  whackier  away  from  the  cam- 
era. But  when  no  one’s  looking,  Jerry  shows  another  side 


Bette  Davis  didn’t  have  to  study  Tallulah  Bankhead  to  give 
her  realistic  performance  as  Margo  in  “All  About  Eve” 


June  Allvson  might  be  too  cute  for  words  if 
it  hadn’t  been  for  those  two  years  of  waiting 


YOU  wonder  sometimes  if  movie  stars  don’t  become 
like  the  characters  they  play  on  the  screen.  Then 
again,  you  wonder  if  maybe  it  isn’t  the  other  way 
’round;  if  stars  aren’t  chosen  for  certain  parts  because 
that’s  what  they’re  like  really.  I.  know!  I’ve 
watched  them  all — the  tough  guys,  the  ingenues,  the 
waspish  women,  the  heroes  and  the  heels. 

Bette  Davis,  who  played  Margo  Channing  in  “All  About 
Eve,”  is  more  like  Margo  than  Margo  is  like  Tallulah 
Bankhead,  on  whom  she  supposedly  was  modeled. 

I know  a couple  of  Bette’s  previous  husbands  quite  well  and 
they  tell  me  Bette  and  Margo  are  one — the  same, 
unpredictable  type  of  person,  complete  with  the  flinging 
around  of  mink  coats  and  staccato  excitability.  Plus  the 
genuine  warmth  and  intelligence  and  sense  of  humor 
that  Margo  had.  Margo,  Bette — it’s  all  the  same,  and  if 
you  liked  Margo,  you’ll  love  Bette.  Gary  Merrill 
did  and  does,  both  ways. 

Peter  Lawford  has  changed  considerably  since  he  started 
at  Metro  as  a British  boy  ( Continued  on  page  75) 


George  can  sneer  all  he  wants  to — there  is  an- 
other side  to  Sanders  that  never  shows  on  the  screen ! 


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69 


f you 


by  Joan  Crawford 

Star  of  ** Goodbye,  My  Fancy” 


Don’t  be  so  superior — your 
parents  have  been  around 
much  longer  than  you 


He’s  not  as  dumb  as  you 
look  when  you  give  him  the 
charm  treatment! 


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want  to  be  CHARMING 


Reverse  the  Current 

I've  said  this  before  and  I'll  probably 
say  it  many  more  times,  because  I think 
it's  basic.  It's  this — the  secret  of  a 
charming  personality  and  the  popularity 
which  is  its  reward — is  not  to  be  found  in 
any  trick,  any  mysterious  sleight-of- 
hand  with  make-up  or  fancy  hair-dos  or 
clothes,  important  as  these  may  be.  What 
makes  you  charming — or  charm-less — is 
how  you  feel  deep  inside  about  yourself 
i and  about  those  around  you. 

All  of  us  worry  about  ourselves,  how 
we  look,  what  sort  of  impression  we  are 
| making.  And  there's  nothing  wrong  in  such 
j concern  unless  it's  so  intense  that  it 
excludes  our  outgoing  interest — our  in- 
terest in  other  people,  in  other  words. 

A girl  who  concentrates  on  herself  in- 
stead of  communicating  with  her  friends 
is  tense  and  self-conscious.  She's  the 
type  who  will  go  to  a dance  and  worry  the 
entire  evening  about  her  "stringy"  hair 
or  that  blemish  on  her  skin  the  pancake 
just  won't  conceal.  And  in  this  worrying 
of  course  she'll  shut  off  her  charm  auto- 
matically. No  one  who  is  preoccupied 
exclusively  with  herself  is  charming. 

: Incidentally,  the  blemish  you  can't  help 

— but  the  "stringy"  hair  you  can.  Prep- 
aration and  organization  in  one's  life  is 


Analyze  your  “secret”  thoughts 
and  your  nails  will  be  longer! 


of  prime  importance.  You  can't  just  ac- 
cept life  and  take  from  it.  You  have  to 
contribute , and  not  j ust  to  people  you 
want  to  impress . 

Too  many  of  us  "turn  on  the  charm"  only 
on  special  occasions,  taking  our  families 
and  close  friends  for  granted.  But  that 
kind  of  on-again,  off-again  charm  is 
phony.  Nobody  is  fooled — neither  your 
mother,  for  instance,  who  pressed  your 
new  nylon  blouse  so  exquisitely  and  was 
understandably  hurt  when  you  "forgot"  to 
thank  her,  or  the  new  boy  friend  on  whom 
you  lavish  all  the  saved-up  smiles  and 
thoughtfulness.  Self-conscious,  "this- 
will-get-him"  charm — the  only  kind  you 
possibly  can  have  when  you  put  it  on  like 
a new  formal  or  your  best  hat  — isn't  charm 
at  all.  It's  affectation — and,  like  last 
year's  slip,  it  shows! 

ft’s  Magic 

It's  almost  magic  the  way  a change  in 
your  feelings  can  affect  the  responses 
(bred  of  their  new  feelings)  of  the  peo- 
ple you  contact  (Continued  on  page  103) 


p 


Glamour  is  composed  of  two  parts 
soap  and  water — and  one  part  sense! 


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Big  Guy!  Big  Future!  Big  Romance? 


(Continued  from  page  43)  for  our  appoint- 
ment was — just  how  serious  is  his  ro- 
mance with  Ginger?  Enough  to  end  in 
marriage — or  just  another  Hollywood 
love  affair  scheduled  to  end  after  the 
excitement  has  worn  thin? 

Steve  was  neither  annoyed  nor  embar- 
rassed by  my  question.  Personal  questions 
obviously  do  not  faze  him. 

He’s  handsome  in  a way — his  way. 
Even  off  screen,  he  has  that  same  solid, 
virile  wallop  Gable  first  had.  There’s  just 
175  pounds  proportionately  spread  over 
his  six-foot-one  frame.  His  hair  is  dark, 
his  eyes  green.  He’s  a type  women  go  for. 

I think  that  Fay  was  still  crazy  about 
him  when  they  parted. 

“You  tracked  me  down  at  the  train  the 
first  time  Fay  and  I parted,”  Steve  re- 
minded me.  “You  also  had  the  first  story 
of  our  marriage.” 

“Now  I’d  like  to  have  history  repeat 
itself,”  I told  him.  “How  about  the  first 
story  on  what  you  and  Ginger  Rogers  in- 
tend to  do?” 

AS  I said,  the  question  did  not  rattle 
him.  He  didn’t  quibble.  “As  of  today 
there  are  no  plans  for  marriage,”  he  said. 
“What  will  happen  tomorrow,  no  one 
can  say.  Ginger  and  I have  a perfect 
understanding.  We  enjoy  each  other’s 
company  so  much  at  this  time  that 
neither  she  nor  I go  out  with  any  one  else. 
But  look  here,  Louella,”  he  went  on, 
“I’ve  been  married  twice.  The  first  time 
to  Florence  Lockwood — for  eight  years. 
Fay  and  I didn’t  stick  it  out  that  long. 
They  were  both  wonderful  girls— so  may- 
be the  trouble  was  all  my  fault. 

“Right  now,  my  career  is  pretty  im- 
portant to  me.  I’ve  made  nine  pictures  for 
Warners  in  a little  over  a year.  I’m  very 
grateful  to  Jack  Warner.” 

I knew  all  about  his  career.  “Where  did 
you  meet  Ginger?”  I cut  in. 

Steve  laughed.  “When  we  were  making 
‘Storm  Warning’  together.  I thought 
she  was  lovely  the  minute  I saw  her. 
But  she  would  have  no  part  of  me.  She 
was  seeing  Greg  Bautzer  then.  And 
Ginger  is  no  two-timing  female.  I asked 
her  for  a date — and  she  turned  me  down 
cold. 

“In  fact,”  continued  the  honest  Steve, 
“she  laughed  in  my  face.  Then  we  went  to 
Miami  for  the  premiere  of  ‘Storm  Warn- 
ing’ and  surprise!  surprise!  Ginger  ac- 
cepted my  invitation  for  dinner  one  night. 
Maybe  she  was  just  feeling  sorry  for  me 
—because  I had  a broken  leg.  But  we  had 
a lot  to  say  to  each  other  and  had  a 
wonderful  time.  It  was  just  about  the  time 
she  and  Bautzer  were  beginning  to  cool. 
But  it  wasn’t  until  they  were  definitely 
through  that  she  let  me  take  her  to  parties 
and  theaters  and  see  her  most  of  the  time.” 

What  Steve  didn’t  tell  me,  but  what  I 
happen  to  know,  is  that  he  seldom  went  to 
any  Hollywood  parties  until  he  became 
Ginger’s  escort.  Since  that  time  he  has 
beau-ed  her  to  the  Gary  Coopers’,  the 
Jack  Warners’  and  to  other  social  events. 

At  the  Coopers’,  Steve  and  Ginger  ran 
into  Greg  Bautzer — who  came  with  Jane 
Wyman.  Steve  admits  it  was  a pretty  tense 
moment  for  Ginger.  “She  was  pleasant  to 
Mr.  Bautzer,”  he  said,  “but  she  didn’t  go 
overboard  and  I took  her  home.” 

Did  I sense  a little  touch  of  jealousy? 
Greg  is  mighty  good  looking,  too,  and  a 
very  successful  lawyer.  But  luckily  for 
Steve,  apparently,  that  chance  meeting  did 
not  revive  the  old  magic  where  Ginger  is 
concerned.  Steve  told  me  that  he  was 
going  with  Ginger  and  her  mother  to 
Ginger’s  Oregon  ranch. 

“How  do  you  get  along  with  Ginger’s 
mother?”  I asked. 


“Lela?  Say,  isn’t  she  a great  woman?” 
He  was  sincerely  enthusiastic.  “I  like  her 
fine.”  And,  believe  me,  if  he  didn’t  like 
Lela  Rogers  he  would  have  said  so. 

Steve  likes  a drink  now  and  then — I 
don’t  mean  by  that  that  he’s  addicted  to 
the  bottle.  By  no  means.  But  Ginger  is  a 
complete  teetotaler. 

“How  about  that?”  I asked.  “How  do 
you  get  along  on  the  subject  of  a cocktail 
or  two  before  dinner — or  a highball?” 

“We  get  along  fine,”  he  grinned.  “Ginger 
keeps  liquor  in  her  house  and  gives  me  a 
drink  when  I want  it.  She  doesn’t  touch 
the  stuff  herself,  but  she  has  no  objection 
to  my  having  a drink — or  any  of  her  other 
guests.” 

Ginger  is  an  ardent  Christian  Scientist 
and  Steve  shares  many  of  her  ideas  on 
the  subject  of  religion. 

To  all  outward  appearances,  then,  these 
two  seem  to  have  much  in  common — a sim- 
ilarity of  tastes,  a mutual  understanding 
and  considerable  pleasure  in  each  other’s 
society.  Many  Hollywood  marriages  have 
been  based  on  less. 

And  yet,  somehow  I don’t  see  them 
getting  to  the  marriage  license  bureau. 

Why?  For  one  reason  the  set-up  is  too 
good.  Ginger  has  just  said  “adieu”  to  a long 
and,  as  it  turned  out,  unhappy  romance. 
Steve  admits  he  is  wary  after  two  wrecked 
marriages.  I would  say  their  romance  is 
placid — without  fireworks. 

WHEN  Ginger  was  in  love  with  Greg 
they  quarreled  frequently.  So  did  Steve 
and  Fay.  Now  that  Steve  and  Ginger  are 
romancing  it  seems  to  me  that  they  are 
making  a bit  too  much  of  an  effort  to  fall 
in  love. 

Sometimes  a “rebound”  love  affair  does 
lead  to  a marriage.  But  that  happens  usual- 
ly in  the  case  of  kids — and  not  with  two 
mature,  well-balanced  people — such  as 
Ginger  is  and  Steve  rapidly  is  becoming. 

He  wasn’t  always!  I don’t  know  how  I 
happened  to  think  about  his  much  pub- 
licized fling  with  Mae  West — unless  it  was 
because  Mae  was  appearing  in  Los  Angeles 
in  “Diamond  Lil”  and  I wondered  if  Steve 
had  seen  the  show  in  which  he  once  had 
appeared  with  her. 

“Seen  her?”  laughed  Steve,  and  it  was 
a good  hearty  one,  “Why,  I couldn’t  get 
within  a mile  of  Mae.  That  musician  friend 
of  hers  keeps  everyone  away.  But  don’t  let 
anyone  tell  you  that  she  isn’t  a swell  girl. 
She’s  fun — I’d  like  to  have  seen  her  again 
had  there  been  a chance.” 

I remember  when  it  was  reported  that 
Steve,  Mae’s  leading  man  on  the  stage, 
was  romancing  with  her.  “That  wasn’t 
true,  Louella,”  he  said,  “I  liked  her  com- 
pany. That’s  all. 

“I  like  women  anyway!”  he  cheerfully 
admitted.  “You  know  that.  Remember 


prevent  polio  by: 

Keeping  children  away  from  strangers 
Washing  hands  carefully  before  eating 
Keeping  food  clean  and  covered 
Watching  out  for  headaches,  fever,  sore  throat, 
upset  stomach,  sore  muscles,  extreme  tired- 
ness, trouble  in  breathing  or  swallowing 
Putting  a sick  person  to  bed  at  once  and  call- 
ing the  doctor 

Telephoning  your  local  Chapter  of  the  National 
Foundation  for  Infantile  Paralysis  if  you  need 
help 

remember  . . . 

delayed  action  can  lose  a life! 


when  Fay  and  I were  married?  She  didn’t  1 
know  she  was  going  to  get  married  when 
I took  her  to  Las  Vegas.  I said  to  her,  ‘This  1 
is  your  birthday  and  you’re  going  to  get  i 
a husband  for  a birthday  present.’  So  we  3 
walked  into  the  Las  Vegas  courthouse, 
got  a license  and  were  married.” 

“Is  that  the  way  you  do  it  with  all  your 
women?”  I laughed. 

“Well,  I don’t  think  I’d  get  very  far 
trying  that  with  Ginger,”  he  admitted,  “but  j 
Fay  was  very  young  and  the  idea  of  an  ; 
elopement  intrigued  her.” 

“You  couldn’t  have  been  very  old  your-  i 
self  at  the  time,  Steve,”  I went  on.  “How 
old  are  you?”  I was  beginning  to  enjoy 
asking  him  such  questions  as  I usually 
don’t  put  to  actors,  because  he’s  so  frank  j 
about  everything. 

“I’m  thirty-four  now.  That’s  no  kid.” 

Oh,  isn’t  it?  That’s  what  he  thinks. 

Steve’s  first  acting  job  was  with  Florence 
Eldridge  in  the  Federal  Theater  in  1936. 

“We  opened  in  Detroit — my  part  was 
very  unimportant.  Fact  is,  until  just  re-  : 
cently  I’ve  had  a career  of  unimportant 
parts.  You  know,  Louella,  this  is  my  sec- 
ond time  around  in  Hollywood.  The  first 
time,  when  I did  ‘Wonder  Man’  and  ‘The 
Chase’  . . . neither  the  public  nor  the  pro-  i 
ducers  went  crazy  about  me.  I had  to  go  1 
back  to  New  York  to  make  a stab  at  eat-  ; 
ing  steadily.  Finally  I got  the  role  of 
Juarez  in  ‘Diamond  Lil.’ 

“That’s  why  I’m  so  happy  at  being  at 
Warners.  After  years  of  being  Mr.  No- 
body in  Particular  I love  all  the  attention, 
courtesy  and  consideration  you  get  when 
they  put  that  star  on  your  dressing-room 
door.  Anybody  who  tells  you  differently — 
says  he  hates  publicity  and  all  the  rest 
of  it — is  either  lying,  or  a fool. 

“I  believe  the  public  has  every  right  to 
know  anything  that  interests  it  about  my 
life.  It  pays  me  well  for  that  privilege.  No 
one  who  is  all-fired  set  on  his  ‘private  life’ 
rights — should  take  up  a "public  career  in 
the  first  place. 

“When  I hear  about  actors  walking  out 
on  good  contracts,  I can’t  understand  it. 
All  I ask  is  to  be  allowed  to  stay  at 
Warners  and  keep  going  as  I am.  I spent 
years  praying  for  this  break.  Now  I’m 
sincerely  and  humbly  grateful  for  it.” 

With  such  an  attitude — plus  his  talent — 
how  can  he  help  but  go  far? 

I hadn’t  known  that  Steve  was  a native 
Californian  until  he  told  me  that  he  first 
saw  the  light  of  day  in  Eureka,  California. 
Like  everything  else  that  has  ever  hap- 
pened to  him — he’s  proud  of  it  and  proud 
that  his  early  “jobs”  were  as  a Wyoming 
ranch  hand,  a railroad  section  hand,  a floor 
detective  in  Macy’s,  a shipyard  worker — 
and  a couple  of  other  assorted  callings. 

As  he  said,  his  stage  and  screen  career 
was  far  from  brilliant  until  Jack  Warner 
brought  him  back  to  Hollywood  from  New 
York  to  make  “White  Heat”  with  Jimmy 
Cagney  and  Virginia  Mayo.  He  counts  the 
day  he  got  that  telegram  as  the  red-letter 
day  in  his  life.  I suspect  there  are  many 
red-letter  days  ahead  for  him.  Now  that 
he’s  settled  career-wise  and  financially  he 
may  even  find  the  love  of  his  life  which 
so  far  has  eluded  him. 

Will  it  be  Ginger?  There’s  no  doubt  this 
hunk  of  man  intrigues  her.  Since  she  met 
him  she’s  not  nearly  as  insistent  about 
spending  six  months  of  every  year  in  New 
York  which  she  learned  to  love  last  year 
when  she  had  a whirl  there,  courted  by 
such  cosmopolites  as  Count  Serge  Oblen- 
sky  and  others  in  the  social  whirl. 

As  for  her  whirl  with  Steve  I’ll  be  sur- 
prised if  it  whirls  them  to  the  marriage 
license  bureau.  But  I’ve  been  surprised 
before. 


The  End 


Lux  Lovely' 


says 


CO-STARRING  IN 

‘'GOODBYE  MY  FANCY” 

A WARNER  BROS'.  PRODUCTION 


‘I  RINSE  THOROUGHLY 

first  w ith  warm  water 
and  then  with  a splash 
of  stimulating  cold.  Al- 
ready my  skin  feels  de- 
lightfully soft  and 
smooth.”  Lux  Soap  has 
active  lather  that  works 
like  a charm! 


NEXT  I PAT  MY  FACE 
LIGHTLY  with  a soft 
towel  to  dry.  It’s  won- 
derful the  quick  new 
beauty  this  facial  gives 
my  skin!”  Try  Joan 
Crawford  s own  beauty 
facials.  Discover  how 
easy  it  is  to  be  Lux-lovely! 


P 


73 


(Continued  jrom  page  40)  diplomat,  May 
knew  that  I wanted  only  to  meet  Gene. 
But  deliberately  and  casually,  she  in- 
troduced me  first  to  others  in  the  cast. 
Just  as  I was  about  to  burst  with  anxiety, 
Gene  came  rushing  by.  May  stopped  him. 
His  face  was  covered  with  greasepaint  and 
he  wore  neither  shoes  nor  shirt.  The  stage 
manager  was  calling  the  overture  and 
Gene,  on  a split-second  time  schedule, 
scarcely  took  note  of  me.  Just  a curt, 
“How  do  you  do,  Miss  Franklin.  Nice  to 
meet  you.” 

In  my  eagerness  to  impress  Gene,  I had 
dressed  as  though  I were  going  to  tea  at 
Buckingham  Palace.  I wore  my  slim  black 
taffeta  molded  and  graceful  with  flying 
paniers  and  I was  decked  with  jewelry  that 
jingle-jangled.  Over  all  this,  I wore  my 
luxurious  beaver  coat  slung  carelessly 
about  my  shoulders. 

■ CONSOLED  myself  with  the  fact  that 
Gene  had  been  rushed.  I told  myself  that 
he  surely  would  call  me.  He  had  to!  For 
there  was  nothing  more  I could  do.  I was 
acquainted  with  no  one  else  who  knew  him. 

The  following  Wednesday,  my  break 
came.  After  my  matinee,  I found  a note 
in  my  theater  box.  Gene  had  seen  my 
show,  had  tried  to  phone  me  without  suc- 
cess and  wanted  me  to  have  dinner  with 
him.  He  gave  his  number. 

I whooped  with  joy  and  ran  back  to  tell 
the  other  kids  in  the  cast.  But  before  I 
reached  the  dressing  rooms,  I began  to 
wonder  . . . The  other  dancers  in  “Hattie” 
knew  how  I felt  about  Gene.  Had  they 
written  that  letter  as  a gag?  That  night 
and  all  the  next  day  I eyed  everyone  sus- 
piciously. But  finally,  unable  to  contain 
myself  any  longer  I dialed  the  number. 
Gene  answered  the  phone. 

We  talked  for  a half  hour.  Gene  told  me 
that  May  Kelly  had  raved  about  me  for 
a solid  week,  insisting  that  he  see  my 
number  in  “Panama  Hattie.”  I listened 
avidly  to  all  he  said — especially  when 
he  talked  of  himself,  building  up  a careful 
backlog  for  future  conversations. 

The  next  night  we  had  dinner  together. 
I wore  the  red  fox  jacket.  He  looked  at 
me  strangely,  for  a minute,  and  only  then 
did  he  connect  me  with  the  girl  with  whom 
he  had  flirted.  The  beaver  coat  I’d  worn 
to  impress  him  had  almost  cheated  me  of 
the  chance  to  know  him. 

We  talked  so  much  that  night  we  hardly 
ate  at  all.  I remembered  Gene’s  likes  and 
dislikes  and  used  them  as  guideposts 
for  our  conversation.  I knew  that,  at 
fourteen,  he  had  worked  after  school  at  the 
Robert  Montgomery  stables,  exercising 
and  feeding  the  horses.  His  interest  in 
sports  amazed  me.  And  when  he  said 
that  he  was  interested  in  skiing,  although 
he  had  never  been  on  a slope  in  his  life, 
I immediately  was  eager  to  ski,  too. 

Gene  took  me  at  my  word.  Soon  after- 
wards, when  a group  from  the  Ice  Show 
went  to  Bear  Mountain,  he  invited  me 
along.  The  first  night  at  the  Inn  he  walked 
me  to  my  door  and  kissed  me  goodnight. 
He  was  going  to  get  up  early  next  day, 
he  said,  and  try  his  skill  alone. 

I hardly  slept  wondering  how  he  would 
make  out  on  that  steep  white  slope.  At 
seven  the  next  morning,  I stood  at  my 
window  peering  at  a lone  figure  struggling 
up,  up,  up.  About  half-way  up,  he  turned 
and  shussed  straight  down,  ending  in  a 
snow  drift.  Watching  him  dig  out  I de- 
cided that  if  he  was  going  to  risk  his  life, 
I was,  too.  I put  on  my  red  woolen  “long- 
johns,”  a pile  of  sweaters  and  struggled 
into  my  borrowed  ski  suit. 

My  boots  were  heavy  and  clumsy  and 
when  I tried  rumiing  across  the  snow, 
I could  manage  only  a slow  trot.  Gene, 


How  I Pursued  My  Husband 

helping  me  on  with  my  skis,  promised  to 
teach  me  whatever  he  had  learned. 

I made  a brave  attempt  to  “herring-bone” 
up  the  slope.  The  trick  is  not  to  cross  skis 
in  back.  My  skis  crossed.  I slipped  back- 
wards and  must  have  fallen  at  least  five 
times  before  I reached  the  quarter  mark. 
I was  hot  and  unhappy.  But  Gene  wouldn’t 
let  me  remove  any  of  my  sweaters.  De- 
ciding to  try  again,  I pointed  my  skis,  and 
took  off.  I picked  up  speed,  saw  that  I 
was  headed  towards  a bump  in  the  slope 
and,  not  knowing  how  to  turn,  I sat  down. 
One  ski  dug  into  the  snow  and  my  body 
turned  over.  It  was  like  a mild  electric 
shock.  I was  afraid  to  move. 

Gene  removed  my  skis  and  helped  me 
up.  I winced  as  I tried  to  step  on  my 
right  foot  but  I didn’t  let  him  know  how 
much  it  hurt.  Slowly,  we  walked  back 
to  the  Inn  for  breakfast. 

That  night,  in  a tub  of  water,  my  knee 
swelled  to  twice  its  normal  size.  When 
Gene  saw  me  limping  downstairs,  he  was 
concerned  and  called  the  doctor.  I had 
wrenched  my  knee,  the  doctor  said,  but 
nothing  was  broken.  My  “snow  bunny 
badge,”  Gene  called  it. 

Neither  Gene  nor  I have  been  near  a 
slope  since,  although  our  ambition  is  to 
spend  a week  at  Sun  Valley.  It’s  more 
Gene’s  ambition  than  mine  really,  but  I’ll 
be  there  pitching — and  falling,  no  doubt. 

GENE'S  athletic  prowess  often  discouraged 
me  in  those  first  days.  He  was  a whiz 
at  riding  and  skating.  And  the  first  time 
we  went  swimming,  he  turned  out  to  be  a 
champion  diver.  I managed  to  stay  in  the 
running  but  obviously  I couldn’t  keep  up 
with  him.  I thought  everything  Gene  said 
or  did  was  wonderful.  When  I’d  known  him 
a week,  I told  myself  he  was  the  man 
for  me.  Until  this  time,  I’d  been  dating  a 
boy  named  Chuck.  Friday  being  our  date 
night,  he  had  introduced  me  to  his  friends 
as  “My  girl  Friday.” 

Friday  night,  over  a drink  at  the  Stork 
Club,  I told  Chuck,  “I  don’t  think  I can  be 
your  girl  Friday  any  longer.  I’ve  met 
someone  else  and  I think  it’s  going  to  be 
serious.” 

“If  you  think  that,  I wish  you  all  the 
luck  in  the  world,”  Chuck  said. 

Gene,  too,  believed  our  romance  was 
serious.  Later,  I discovered  that  after  our 
first  date  he  wanted  to  give  me  the  little 
golden  ice-skate  with  a tiny  diamond  in 
it  which  he  wore  in  his  lapel.  But  his 
roommate  suggested  he  wait  and  find  out 
if  he  was  really  sure.  So  Gene  waited — 
for  two  months,  then  had  the  golden  skate 
made  into  a pin  for  me. 

I’ve  always  let  Gene  know  how  much 
this  pin  means  to  me.  Because  it  was  his 
first  gift,  it’s  my  favorite.  I lost  it  once, 
and  Gene  and  I spent  hours  retracing  our 
steps  across  Broadway,  searching  the  side- 
walks, the  curbs,  the  gutters.  Then  we 
went  back  to  the  theater  and  looked  in 
my  dressing  room.  When  Gene  found  the 
little  gold  skate  under  my  dressing  table, 
I was  so  happy,  I cried. 

People  say  you  shouldn’t  wear  your 
heart  on  your  sleeve.  But  a blind  man 
could  have  seen  the  crush  I had  on  Gene. 
I’m  not  very  good  at  hiding  things. 

Certainly,  I never  made  any  bones  about 
the  fact  that  I was  trying  to  please  him. 
After  Gene  said  he  liked  the  way  I looked 
in  red  I wore  red  often.  When  he  told  me 
he  liked  tailored  clothes  and  singled  out 
a brown  gabardine  suit  which  I wore  with 
a brown  snap-brimmed  hat,  I bought  all 
the  tailored  suits  I could  afford.  When  he 
admired  my  hair,  I started  brushing  it 
vigorously,  until  it  gleamed,  and  wore  it 
in  as  many  different  styles  as  possible. 
One  of  the  first  things  I discovered  about 


Gene  was  his  love  for  music,  ballet  music 
especially.  Always,  before  a ballet  com- 
pany came  into  town,  he  would  order 
tickets.  And  I would  buy  all  his  favorite 
records  so  we  could  listen,  hours  on  end. 

Whatever  Gene  does,  he  does  well.  When 
he  became  interested  in  painting,  he  would 
buy  a book  on  the  lives  and  work  of  the 
various  painters,  read  through  it  rapidly 
and  remember  practically  everything  he 
had  read.  I read  slowly,  retain  less  than 
Gene.  So  I would  make  up  for  what  I 
couldn’t  get  from  the  books  by  visiting  the 
Metropolitan  Museum. 

One  thing  I’ve  always  done  well,  though, 
where  Gene  is  concerned,  and  that  is — 
listen.  Everything  he’s  ever  had  to  say  has 
interested  me.  If  it  hadn’t,  I’m  afraid  I 
would  have  pretended  like  mad. 

FROM  the  beginning,  we  dated  steadily. 

My  mother  could  never  quite  understand 
how  we  found  so  much  to  talk  about.  Ex- 
cept for  matinee  days,  we  spent  every 
afternoon  together.  After  our  evening 
shows,  we’d  go  dancing,  to  the  movies  or 
just  talk.  Gene  would  take  me  home  and 
we’d  talk  more.  He’d  kiss  me  goodnight, 
and  then,  as  soon  as  he  reached  his  hotel, 
he’d  telephone.  And  we’d  be  on  the  wire 
for  as  long  as  an  hour. 

Soon,  marriage  became  part  of  our  plans. 
We  talked  about  marriage,  and  we 
talked  about  children.  I said  that  when  I 
was  married,  I wanted  a boy  and  a girl. 
Gene  said  he  thought  that  would  make  a 
nice  family.  He  also  said  he  wouldn’t  marry 
until  he  could  support  a wife  with  ease. 

Then  the  draft  came.  Gene  was  eligible. 
My  friends  said  the  usual  things:  “Don’t 
marry  now  . . . suppose  you  have  a 
child  . . . suppose  he’s  killed  . . .” 

His  friends  said,  “Marry  her  right  away.” 
Gene  said,  “If  you  don’t  marry  me  now, 
I won’t  guarantee  whom  I’ll  be  seeing 
while  I’m  in  the  Army — or  that  I’ll  be 
single  when  I return.” 

A wave  of  panic  swept  over  me.  “I  want 
to  get  married  right  away.”  I proposed. 
“Are  you  sure?”  he  asked  sternly. 

I nodded,  blissfully. 

We  were  married  within  the  week,  on 
December  22,  1941,  at  New  York’s  City 
Hall. 

Gene  took  me  to  the  Belvedere  Hotel, 
where  he  lived,  and  carried  me  into  his 
room  lighted  only  by  the  soft  glow  cast  by 
the  Christmas  tree  bulbs.  Then  and  there, 
I made  a vow.  I had  won  Gene  by  being 
interested  in  the  things  that  interested 
him.  My  wedding  ring,  I promised  myself, 
would  not  change  this.  I’d  try  always  to  be 
all  things  to  the  man  I loved. 

When  Gene  was  in  the  Army,  I sent  V- 
mail  letters  regularly.  I told  him  all  the 
details  of  my  life,  showing  him  not  only 
what  I was  doing,  but  that  he  was  con- 
stantly in  my  thoughts.  Happily  for  me, 
Gene  did  the  same  thing. 

I’ll  always  wear  my  heart  on  my  sleeve 
for  Gene.  After  children  arrive,  some 
women  relegate  their  husbands  to  a sec- 
ondary place.  Gene  and  I and  our  four- 
year-old  son  have  a wonderful  relationship 
in  which  Chris,  product  of  our  love,  shares 
equally  in  our  affections.  But  Gene  and  I 
love  each  other  first. 

I still  help  Gene  with  his  dancing,  often 
working  on  the  choreography  of  his  pic- 
tures, rehearsing  with  him  and  other  mem- 
bers of  the  cast.  His  only  objection  is  that 
he  feels  I,  too,  should  be  in  the  limelight. 
He  dreams  of  us  as  dancing  partners.  I’d 
be  happy  with  that  kind  of  achievement, 
of  course.  But  I know  of  no  achievement, 
of  no  career  that  can  be  more  wonderful 
than  that  of  pursuing  a husband — even 
after  you’ve  caught  him. 

The  End 


I They're  Characters 

(Continued  from  page  63)  actor.  In  some 
respects  for  the  better.  In  others— I’m  not 

[sure.  He’s  no  longer  the  eager  youth  dash- 
ing madly  to  the  studio  in  his  open  con- 
■ vertible.  But  he  was  friendlier  then, 
i Whether  or  not  it’s  because  Pete  has  played 
so  many  “other  men”  parts  in  pictures, 
t|  nowadays  he  seems  less  of  an  optimist, 
r,  And  I don’t  quite  know  which  adjective 
. to  use  about  the  following  incident.  It’s  an 
A open  secret  in  Hollywood  that  Sharman 
Douglas  finds  or  found  Pete  extremely 
fascinating.  In  fact,  she’s  said  to  be  carry- 
ing a man-size  torch  for  him.  But  Pete, 
probably  unthinkingly,  brought  his  new 
interest,  Jeanne  MacDonald,  to  Sharman 
at  RKO  and  sort  of  put  her  under  Shar- 
man’s  protective  wing.  If  Sharman  really 
is  still  in  love  with  Pete,  that  was  pretty 
thoughtless. 

Jane  Wyman  has  been  a hard  girl  to 
fathom  at  any  time.  But  there  was  a 
change  in  Jane  after  she  played  the  deaf- 
mute  in  “Johnny  Belinda.”  Some  people 
believe  that  the  strain  of  the  role  was 
partly  responsible  for  the  break-up  of  her 
marriage  with  Ronald  Reagan.  But  I per- 
sonally believe  that  some  of  the  divorce 
can  be  blamed  on  Ronald’s  talkativeness, 
which  can  be  very  boring.  However,  Jane 
was  a sick,  depressed  girl  both  during  and 
after  this  picture. 

ELIZABETH  TAYLOR  has  told  me  many 
times  that  she  hates  to  play  society 
girls  on  the  screen — she’d  rather  be  a gyp- 
[ sy.  But  Elizabeth  has  patterned  quite  a lot 
of  her  private  life  attitude  on  the  way  the 
' society  girls  behave  in  her  pictures.  Funda- 
mentally, Elizabeth  is  a fresh-air  country 
girl  who  loves  dogs,  horses  and  chipmunks. 
And  the  haughty  stuff  and  quarrels  with 
her  family  are  alien  to  her  innate  sweet 
nature.  I hope  film  fame  will  ultimately 
bring  Elizabeth  happiness.  To  date,  it  has 
only  brought  confusion  for  her  family  and 
for  her. 

John  Wayne  is  still  “Duke”  to  the  people 
who  knew  him  as  Duke  Morrison.  And 
they  all  still  know  him.  His  great  success, 
his  position  at  the  top  of  the  Photoplay 
Popularity  poll  (he  won  the  Photoplay 
Gold  Medal  this  year)  hasn’t  changed  him 
at  all.  In  fact  I’m  not  sure  how  good  an 
actor  John  really  is  because  he’s  exactly 
the  same  person  in  and  out  of  his  pictures. 

Gregory  Peck  is  another  local  boy  who 
made  good  without  making  his  associates 
miserable  because  of  it.  Greg  was  raised 
in  La  Jolla,  California,  which  is  why  he 
started  the  La  Jolla  Playhouse,  a very 
profitable  tourist  attraction  for  his  home 
town.  I remember  when  Greg  startled  me 
with  his  portrayal  of  the  sex- crazy,  selfish 
Lewt  in  “Duel  in  the  Sun,”  shortly  after 
he  had  electrified  me  with  his  sensitive 
characterization  of  the  priest  in  “The  Keys 
of  the  Kingdom.”  I asked  him — “Which  is 
the  real  you?”  He  grinned  and  replied, 
“Ask  my  wife.”  I did.  Sorry  I can’t  tell 
you. 

The  big  change  in  Olivia  de  Havilland 
started  with  her  two-year-long  battle  to 
free  herself  from  her  Warner  contract. 
And  remembering  the  carefree,  happy  girl 
she  used  to  be,  it  is  sad  to  hear  no  sorrow 
expressed  in  Hollywood  over  the  not-so- 
hot  reviews  and  brief  six-weeks  run  for 
Olivia’s  “Romeo  and  Juliet”  in  New  York. 
She  tries  so  hard  with  every  acting  job. 
I’m  wondering  if  there  isn’t  such  a thing  as 
trying  too  hard.  I hope  that  her  next  movie 
assignment  will  be  a little  romantic  part. 
Then  maybe  Olivia  will  return  to  her 
early  lighter,  gayer  self. 

This  was  the  theme  of  course  of  “A 
Double  Life,”  the  picture  that  produced 
Shelley  Winters  for  better  or  worse.  I 
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Come  to  think-  ot  it,  it's  only  natural 

that  playing  dramatic  tragic  roles  all  the 
time  should  have  a sobering  effect  on  per- 
formers. Certainly  nearly  all  the  screen 
killers,  except  Humphrey  Bogart,  are  ex- 
ceptionally quiet  men  in  real  life.  Jimmy 
Cagney  never  speaks  above  a whisper. 
George  Raft  rarely  cracks  a smile.  Richard 
Widmark  is  moody  and  broody.  As  for 
Bogey,  he  has  always  been  on  the  raucous 
side  in  his  public  and  private  life.  It  was 
just  as  noisy  before  Warners  elevated  him 
to  stardom  and  he  used  to  complain  about 
his  bosses  just  as  much  then  as  he  does 
now.  Only  now,  at  $200,000  a picture,  he 
doesn’t  have  any  reason  to. 

The  oddest  contradiction  in  reel  and  real 
life  in  Hollywood  is  Jane  Russell.  The  sexy 
extrovert  on  celluloid  is  a deeply  religious, 
modest  girl  at  home,  with  a chapel  in  her 
own  backyard.  The  posters  can  show  Jane 
struggling  for  her  honor  in  low-cut  gowns 
till  kingdom  come.  Away  from  the  camera 
the  only  thing  Jane  struggles  for  is  to  re- 
member a passage  from  the  Bible,  most 
of  which  she  knows  by  heart. 

June  Allyson  can  be  pretty  cute  off 
screen  if  she  thinks  an  occasion  warrants 
it.  But  on  the  whole  she  isn’t  too  carried 
away  with  her  characterizations.  It  was  a 
good  thing  for  June,  as  it  is  for  every 
young  performer  in  Hollywood,  that  suc- 
cess here  didn’t  come  right  off  the  bat  for 
her.  She  had  a two-year  very  discourag- 
ing wait  before  she  made  a hit,  playing 
herself  really,  in  “Two  Girls  and  a Sailor.” 
It’s  a better  thing  that  she  fell  so  in  love 
with  Dick  Powell,  older  and  wiser. 

How  about  the  movie  sirens— the  Ava 
Gardners,  the  Hedy  Lamarrs,  the  Lana 
Turners?  They  remind  me  of  the  com- 
edians, most  of  whom  are  sad  sacks  away 
from  the  camera.  These  delectable  dames 
rarely  wear  make-up  or  dress  up  off  duty. 
Hedy  is  notorious  for  her  peasant  dresses. 
Lana  loves  shorts.  Ava  goes  in  for  slacks. 
And  all  three  cinema  sirens  have  this  in 
common — they  passionately  desire  a hus- 
band and  home  life.  At  this  writing,  Lana 
has  it,  and  I’d  say  she  was  the  happiest  of 
the  three.  Hedy  is  prepared  to  travel  to 
the  four  corners  of  the  world  to  get  hers. 
Ava  is  hoping  that  somehow,  somewhere, 
she  can  be  Mrs.  Sinatra. 

How  about  the  lover-boys,  the  gents 
who  always  get  the  females  in  films?  Do 
they  repeat  in  private  life?  Let’s  see.  Errol 
Flynn  had  his  marriage  option  dropped  by 
T.ili  and  Nora.  Stewart  Granger  was  di- 
vorced by  his  first  wife.  Robert  Taylor — 
well,  you  know  about  Robert.  Clark 
Gable — you  know  his  history  too.  Cary 
Grant?  After  winning  Virginia  Cherrill, 
Barbara  Hutton,  and  every  girl  in  pictures 
for  two  decades,  including  the  time  he  was 


a ghost  m the  "Topper"  senes,  uary  nas 

now  been  won  for  life,  I believe,  by  a bit 
of  a girl,  Betsy  Drake. 

I said  before  that  the  comedians  of  the 
screen  were  sad  creatures  in  private  life. 
Not  all  of  them  are.  It’s  impossible  to  de- 
fine where  Red  Skelton  of  the  screen 
begins  and  the  ditto  of  civilian  life  ends. 
Red  never  stops  making  with  the  gags. 
But  Red’s  jokes  are  never  at  the  expense 
of  any  living  creature.  Nor  are  the  wise- 
cracks of  Bob  Hope. 

Martin  and  Lewis  can  be  even  whackier 
away  from  the  camera.  But  once  in  a 
while,  when  no  one  is  watching,  Jerry 
forgets  the  funny  face  and  is  the  com- 
plete coordinated  businessman.  Jerry 
passes  on  everything — even  the  advertising 
posters  for  their  pictures.  And  recently, 
when  a columnist  took  some  cracks  at 
Dean,  Jerry  did  the  same  to  the  columnist. 
“Dean’s  my  friend  as  well  as  my  partner,” 
he  told  me  quietly.  “Anyone  who  hurts 
him  is  not  my  friend.” 

George  Sanders  usually  plays  a very 
rude  man  in  his  pictures.  I don’t  know 
whether  George  gets  these  roles  because 
he  is  rude  in  real  life,  but  it  could  be.  How- 
ever, recently  I made  a discovery  about 
George.  And  I should  have  suspected  it 
before.  His  sardonic  speeches  are  a cover- 
up  for  an  oversize  inferiority  complex. 
When  I phoned  him  to  talk  about  some- 
thing else,  he  engaged  me  in  a lengthy 
conversation  all  about,  “What  did  you 
think  of  my  singing?”  (On  a radio  show.) 
Why,  George,  I didn’t  think  you  cared  what 
anyone  thought.  Incidentally,  I thought  he 
sang  divinely  and  told  him  so  and  the 
purr  at  the  end  of  the  line  could  almost 
be  stroked.  I also  discovered  that  Mr. 
Sanders  has  a sense  of  humor.  When  the 
story  was  printed  that  he  could  not  play 
the  Pinza  role  on  Broadway  in  “South 
Pacific”  because  he  was  supposed  to  have 
an  operation,  I called  him  to  say,  “Is  it 
really  true  about  the  operation,  or  is  it 
an  operation  for  cold  feet?”  He  roared — 
with  laughter. 

Jeanne  Crain,  the  mother  of  three,  still 
has  the  wistful  air  of  a little  girl,  that 
made  Janet  Gaynor  famous.  With  Jeanne 
it’s  a case  of  her  roles  being  chosen  for 
her.  She  is  wistful  and  feet-off-the-ground- 
ish.  She  was  a natural  for  those  roles. 

Bette  Davis  is  Margo,  Elizabeth  Taylor 
is  the  society  girl,  John  Wayne  and  Duke 
Morrison  are  one  and  the  same,  Gregory 
Peck  is,  well,  Gregory  Peck.  The  contra- 
dictions are  there,  too  . . . the  sirens,  the 
gag-men,  the  lover-boys,  they’re  all  double 
personalities.  But  that’s  like  the  old  “which 
comes  first,  the  chicken  or  the  egg?” 
routine. 

The  End 


“These  are  Real  Problems 
of  real  people!” 

The  radio  program  “My  True  Story” 
presents  in  dramatic  form — direct  from 
the  files  of  True  Story  Magazine — the 
actual,  true-to-life  problems  of  real 
people.  Thousands  have  found  solu- 
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fear,  hope,  jealousy  and  many  others 
by  listening  to  “My  True  Story”. 

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76 


!Nine  Years  with  Love 

( Continued  from  page  57)  would  know  | 
that  “for  the  rest  of  our  lives”  means  ex- 
actly that.  They  don’t  flaunt  their  happi- 
ness, nor  do  they  take  it  for  granted.  But 
you  feel  that  it’s  built  on  rock  and  that 
Hollywood  can’t  touch  it.  Built  any  other 
way,  it  could  fall  apart  in  Hoboken. 

They  have  no  gimmicks  or  recipes  to 
hand  out.  Love  is  a mystery.  Nobody’s 
yet  been  able  to  explain  why  two  particu-  ! 
lar  people  are  drawn  together,  and  not  two  j 
; others.  But  there’s  more  to  love  than  phys- 
ical attraction,  as  every  adult  knows.  In 
the  course  of  Alan  and  Sue’s  friendship,  as 
struggling  actor  and  agent,  each  grew  to  | 
respect  the  other’s  worth  as  a human.  Be- 
cause they  felt  and  reacted  alike,  the 
wordless  understanding  between  them  was 
from  the  beginning  almost  uncanny.  In 
some  bigshot’s  office,  with  no  prearranged 
campaign,  they’d  play  into  each  other’s 
hands  like  a couple  of  jugglers.  Each  knew 
when  to  speak,  when  to  quit,  when  to  get 
up  and  go.  It  was  a new  experience  then, 
startling  and  delightful.  Now,  after  nine 
years  of  marriage,  it’s  ingrained. 

PROFESSIONALLY,  Alan  refers  to  him- 
self as  “we,”  the  other  half  being  Sue. 

: It’s  long  been  accepted  that  where  he  goes, 

1 she  goes,  since  he  won’t  go  without  her.  You 
recognize  her  presence  in  the  flowers  that 
brighten  their  impersonal  hotel  room,  and 
the  magazines  strewn  about.  This  may 
seem  like  a minor  item,  but  nothing’s 
! minor  to  Sue  that  contributes  to  Alan’s 
I relaxation.  Many  men  on  a business  trip 
I feel  their  wives  are  better  off  at  home. 

| Many  men — let’s  be  honest — like  to  get 
away  from  their  wives  once  in  a while, 
j Alan  says:  “I’d  be  lost  without  Sue — ” He 
needs  her  for  the  comfort  of  her  com- 
panionship and  because  of  his  vast  respect 
for  her  judgment.  Not  that  he  invariably 
follows  it,  but  he’ll  take  no  major  step 
till  he’s  thoroughly  thrashed  out  all  its 
aspects  with  Sue.  Because  of  the  harmony 
already  noted  between  them,  their  con- 
clusions are  more  likely  than  not  to  fuse. 

Once  they  had  a difference  of  opinion 
with  Buddy  DeSylva.  DeSylva  was  a 
wise  man  and  a fair  one,  who  could  see 
the  other  fellow’s  side  as  well  as  his  own. 
After  tossing  it  back  and  forth,  the  boss 
advised  them  to  go  home  and  sleep  on  it. 
Next  day  they  returned,  still  of  the  same 
mind.  DeSylva  threw  them  a curious 
little  smile.  “You  two!  You’ve  got  too 
much  of  that  pillow  talk  between  you.  I 
can’t  beat  it.  You  win.” 

Others  have  been  less  understanding. 

[ Everyone  at  the  studio  knows  that  Alan 
hates  talking  on  the  phone.  Sue  loves  it. 
Acting  as  a buffer  for  him,  she  takes  his 
calls.  This  is  sometimes  resented.  “Who’s 
j under  contract  here?”  stormed  an  irate 
V.I.P.  “Sue  or  Alan  Ladd?” 

“I  am,”  said  Alan.  “And  if  ever  Sue 
makes  a decision,  I’d  have  made  the  same.” 

One  thing  they  avoid  is  running  to  Tom, 
Dick  and  Harry  with  their  problems.  This 
is  not  because  they  think  they’re  so  all- 
fired  smart.  “We  just  feel  it’s  no  good 
when  the  husband  goes  pouring  his  heart 
out  to  Joe  Doakes,  and  the  wife  can’t  wait 
to  talk  it  over  with  the  girls.  Outsiders  can 
come  between  you,  they  can  lead  to  fusses. 
Sue  and  I don’t  look  for  advice  till  we’ve 
kicked  it  around  ourselves.  Then,  if  we’re 
stymied,  we  take  someone  into  our  confi- 
dence. But  whoever  it  is,  we  go  to  him 
together.” 

What  catches  your  eye  on  first  entering 
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young  faces,  gazing  gravely  from  shadow- 
box  frames — Carol  Lee,  Laddie,  Lonnie 
and  little  David.  “My  eaters,”  Alan  calls 
them  with  a grin.  Like  any  family,  they 
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riage work.  We  owe  them  security,”  says 
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Security  comes  from  an  atmosphere  of 
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“The  place,”  says  Sue,  “may  be  jumping 
with  glamour  girls.  Goodness  knows 
they’re  better-looking  than  I am.  But  on 
the  way  home  my  husband  never  fails  to 
pay  me  some  little  compliment.  Of  course 
it  sets  me  up.” 

Alan,  for  his  part,  maintains  that  she 
spoils  him,  but  good.  “Sue’s  got  the  know- 
how to  take  care  of  a man.  I’ve  seen 
women  get  so  wrapped  up  in  their  kids, 
their  friends,  their  bridge,  their  clubs,  that 
the  poor  old  guy  comes  home  and  sits  on 
the  sidelines  like  a scrub  who’ll  never 
make  the  team.  Which  leaves  him  wide 
open  for  the  sympathetic  ‘other  woman.’ 
Thank  heaven  I’ve  got  a feminine  wife. 
She  bolsters  my  ego.” 

Sue  sniffs.  “What  ego?  My  great  problem 
is  that  Alan  always  thinks  he’s  washed 
up  tomorrow.” 

“Could  be  I’m  right,”  he  laughs,  but  he’s 
not  kidding.  Actors  are  supposed  to  be 
over-endowed  with  self-confidence.  In 
which  case,  Alan’s  no  typical  actor.  Suc- 
cess doesn’t  inflate,  it  amazes  and  hum- 
bles him. 

He  has  a very  attractive  singing  voice 
which  he’s  loath  to  use  except  in  the 
shower.  Asked  to  use  it  on  a personal 
appearance  tour,  he  nixed  the  suggestion 
as  not  altogether  sane.  But  Sue  and  Kay 
Kyser  framed  him.  Kyser  was  emceeing 
a show  in  a military  hospital,  where  the 
Ladds  joined  him.  He  and  Sue  put  their 
heads  together.  Without  bothering  to  warn 
the  unsuspecting  soloist,  Kay  announced 
that  Alan  would  now  sing  “My  Ideal.” 


What  could  he  do,  with  the  guys  whooping  1 j 
and  hollering!  He  sang  “My  Ideal”  and  I 
they  raised  the  roof. 

“See,  you  can  sing,”  said  his  double- 
crossing wife. 

“Yeah.  That’s  the  one  song  I know  all 
the  words  of.” 

Lest  I give  the  impression  that  the  Ladds 
are  too  good  to  be  human,  let  me  cut  in 
fast  with  an  assurance  to  the  contrary. 
Like  all  married  pairs  since  Adam  and 
Eve,  they  have  their  flare-ups.  There 
was  a time  when  Susie  used  to  flounce  out 
and  take  a walk.  Naturally,  she  expected 
Alan  to  follow.  He  always  did.  One  night, 
as  she  stomped  down  a dark  boulevard,  he 
caught  up  and  got  her  into  the  car.  “Now 
look,”  he  said.  “This  is  no  way  to  settle  an 
argument.  If  you  do  it  again,  I won’t  be 
home  when  you  get  there.” 

That  was  her  last  walk.  Not  because  she 
took  him  literally,  but  because  he’d  opened 
her  eyes  to  the  childishness  of  her  opera- 
tions and  made  her  ashamed  of  them. 
Psychologists  say  that  spats  are  important 
or  not,  depending  on  their  source.  Those  of 
Alan  and  Sue  rise  from  the  surface,  leav- 
ing the  depths  undisturbed.  Normally,  they 
settle  a difference  of  opinion  by  hashing 
it  out.  Sometimes  they  fly  off  the  handle, 
and  the  huff  lasts  till  one  or  the  other 
breaks  it  with  an  offhand  overture.  “Being 
angry  with  someone  you  love,”  says  Sue, 
“is  like  being  ill.  If  you  have  any  sense, 
you  don’t  prolong  it,  you  heal  it.” 

Once  Alan  got  mad  because  Sue  re- 
turned a fur  coat  he’d  bought  for  her 
birthday.  “But,  honey,  it’s  an  extravagance. 
First,  I don’t  need  it.  Second,  it  won’t  wear 
well — ” 

He  was  still  mad.  She  shouldn’t  have 
returned  a gift — anyway,  not  without  con- 
sulting him  first.  From  behind  her  back 
she  drew  a little  book.  “I  consulted  this. 

It  says  we  can’t  afford  it.” 

There’s  no  comeback  to  a joint  banking 
account.  Alan  threw  in  the  towel. 

They  don’t  see  eye  to  eye  on  their  social 
life.  Alan  much  prefers  playing  host  to 
guest,  though  he’ll  go  willingly  to  a 
friend’s  home  when  not  more  than  four 
or  six  are  gathered  together.  Big  parties, 
which  bore  him  and  make  him  uncom- 
fortable, he’s  got  to  be  dragged  to.  Susie 
hankers  after  a party  now  and  then,  if 
only  for  the  fun  of  getting  dressed  up. 
She’ll  start  working  on  Alan  ’way  ahead  of 
time,  and  even  then  he’s  been  known 
to  back  out  at  the  last  minute.  Once 
for  a couple  of  weeks  he  grew  positively 
lamb-like.  Wherever  Sue  wanted  to 
go  was  okay  with  Ladd.  She  couldn’t 
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Till  the  night  came  when  she  said,  “We’ve 
been  chasing  too  much.  Let’s  stay  put.” 
“Had  enough?” 

She  looked  up,  and  the  light  dawned. 
“So  that’s  been  your  little  game.” 

“You’re  too  smart  by  half,  Susie.” 

The  score  remains  the  same.  He  hates 
parties,  she  likes  them.  “But  he  hates  them 
worse  than  I like  them,”  sighs  Sue,  “so  we 
generally  stay  home.” 

In  basic  matters,  their  ideas  run  paral- 
lel. Their  home  is  for  people  they  feel  at 
home  with — for  friends,  not  influences. 
You  won’t  find  them  catering  to  producers 
for  the  sake  of  a role.  But  they’ll  have  the 
Peter  Hansons  because  they  like  them. 
Hanson  played  in  “Branded.”  Both  Sue 
and  Alan  think  he  has  talent,  and  go  out 
of  their  way  to  encourage  him.  Alan’s 
never  forgotten  his  dark  days,  nor  what 
encouragement  meant  to  him. 

1 LAN’S  contract  still  has  over  a year  to 
l\  run  and  he  still  has  two  Paramount 
pictures,  “The  Red  Mountain”  and  “Rage 
of  the  Vulture,”  awaiting  release.  But  with 
major  players,  the  studio  presents  a deal 
well  in  advance.  The  actor  presents  a 
counter-deal.  If  they  can’t  get  together, 
he’s  free  to  negotiate  elsewhere.  We’re 
springing  no  leak  when  we  state  that 
Ladd’s  appeared  in  a fair  number  of 
;i  stinkers.  You’ve  seen  them  yourselves. 

That  they’ve  made  a lot  of  dough  must  be 
| ascribed  to  his  personal  popularity.  Nat- 
urally he  feels  a good  script  isn’t  too  much 
1 to  ask  for. 

That  was  one  consideration.  The  other  ! 
was  Alan’s  four  kids.  Should  anything  hap- 
pen to  him,  he  wants  them  taken  care  of. 
The  deal  Paramount  offered  was  fine.  Only 
he  found  he  could  double  the  money  out- 
side. He  and  Sue  thrashed  it  out  from  every 
angle,  put  it  together  and  picked  it  apart 
again.  But  the  moment  of  decision  had 
to  come.  Jack  Warner  was  waiting  to  hear 
from  them.  Alan  paced,  Sue  sat.  Their 
agent  stood  by  the  phone.  “Well?”  he 
prodded  gently.  “Do  you  want  it  or  don’t 
you?” 

Ten  years  of  Paramount  flashed  through 
Alan’s  mind,  ten  years  of  working  with 
a wonderful  set  of  guys  on  the  back  lot. 
He  gulped.  For  a moment  it  looked  as 
though  the  tears  might  come.  Sue  couldn’t 
stand  it.  She  jumped  up  and  ran  to  him. 
“You  don’t  have  to  take  it,  Alan.” 

He  looked  at  her  and  the  grin  broke 
through.  Hanging  on  to  her  hand,  he  nod- 
ded to  the  agent.  Presently  he  was  talking 
to  a Warner  brother.  “Well,  Jack,  I guess 
I’m  coming  home.” 

“What  do  you  mean?” 

“I  used  to  be  your  grip  for  two  years.” 

“Under  what  name?” 

“Look  it  up.  Alan  Ladd.”  Which  broke 
the  tension  all  round. 

On  termination  of  his  present  contract, 
he  plans  three  pictures  a year — one  for 
Warners,  one  for  another  major  company, 
one  for  himself.  They’ve  already  bought 
a story  for  independent  production. 

“We  love  this  business,”  says  Alan,  “and 
as  long  as  they’ll  have  us,  we’ll  stay.  But 
if  it  ended  tomorrow,  we’d  say  thanks, 
it’s  been  swell  knowing  you,  and  work  out 
something  else.  Make  the  farm  pay,  may- 
be,” he  teased.  “I  can  see  it  now.  Me  run- 
ning the  tractor,  Susie  milking  the  cows. 
Or  the  other  way  round.  No  difference 
really,  so  long  as  we’re  in  it  together.” 

And  that’s  where  we  came  in.  Our  coun- 
try’s divorce-ridden  from  coast  to  coast. 
But  let’s  look  at  the  bright  side  for  once, 
and  the  millions  of  couples  joined  by  such 
love  and  loyalty  that  if  one  is  wrenched 
out,  the  other  becomes  incomplete.  It’s  the 
old  kind  of  love  that  makes  marriage  hap- 
py in  Hollywood,  Hoboken  and  all  points 
between,  the  kind  of  love  that  exists  be- 
tween Sue  and  Alan  Ladd. 

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( Continued,  from  page  45)  I’m  all  dressed 
up  in  black  and  sophisticated.”  At  any 
gathering  where  strong  beverages  are 
served,  Debbie’s  answer  is  as  automatic 
and  swift  as  the  raised  eyebrow  that  in- 
quires her  age — “I  was  born  April  1, 
1932— and  now,  if  you  don’t  mind,  please, 
I’d  like  a straight  milk.” 

At  her  studio  she  thumbed  past  ultra- 
glamorous  portrait  shots  and  chose  another 
for  her  fan-mail  pictures,  saying,  “This 
one  looks  younger,  don’t  you  think?”  She’s 
smart  enough  to  realize  she  will  probably 
continue  playing  younger  parts  “for  at 
least  two  more  years.” 

What’s  more,  Debbie  studies  the  smaller 
fry  for  her  homework.  “There  are  kids 
in  every  age  group  in  our  block  in  Bur- 
bank. I love  to  play  baseball  and  football 
out  in  the  street  with  them,  and  I watch 
them — so  I won’t  go  stale  on  acting  real 
young.” 

But  there’s  nothing  small  about  her  tal- 
ent. In  the  opinion  of  some  critics,  as  the 
fourteen-year-old  “Miss-Fix-it”  sister,  she 
stole  “Two  Weeks  with  Love,”  which, 
considering  Janie  Powell  and  Louis  Cal- 
hern,  would  be  adjudged  senior-sized 
stealing.  She  was  immediately  put  into 
“Mr.  Imperium”  with  Lana  Turner  and 
Ezio  Pinza.  And  she  is  now  rehearsing 
ballet  day  and  night,  prepping  to  dance 
with  Gene  Kelly  in  “Singing  in  the  Rain.” 

In  the  personality  department  Debbie’s 
a pert  little  paradox,  as  young  at  heart  as 
she  is  mature  in  the  brains  department. 
Assured  and  ambitious,  she  goes  her 
merry  way  studying  to  be  a movie  star. 
Privately,  she’s  still  a bit  surprised  to  find 
herself  an  actress  instead  of  the  gym 
teacher  she  meant  to  be. 

SHE’S  a cute  combination  of  middy- 
blouse  and  red  satin  shoes,  a beau- 
catcher  who’s  more  happily  at  home  with 
the  hair-ribbon  set.  She’s  strictly  a fun- 
loving  tom-girl  who’d  rather  bowl  than 
beau.  “158  is  my  top  score.  But  I usually 
bowl  around  133.  My  girl  friends  and  I go 
every  week  to  a bowling  alley  in  Burbank.” 
She’d  rather  play  the  French  horn  (as  she 
has  the  past  six  years)  in  the  Burbank 
Youth  Symphony  every  Saturday  night 
than  decorate  the  arm  of  the  dreamiest 
date  in  town. 

Not  that  “fellows”  aren’t  all  right,  too — 
“at  a special  big  party  or  dance,  or  at 
football  or  baseball  games,  something  that 
sounds  like  fun.”  Debbie  likes  big  men, 
“the  bigger  the  better,  six-foot-four  and 
over  200  pounds,  fellows  the  size  of  Howard 
Keel.”  But  they  don’t  have  to  look  like 
Howard — “just  so  they’re  big  and  have  a 
sense  of  humor.  I just  like  to  joke  around 
and  have  fun.” 

Debbie  even  clowns  when  she  has  laryn- 
gitis. Recently  she  arrived  at  the  studio 
with  a big  cardboard  sign  hung  around  her 
neck  which  read,  “I  Can’t  Talk,”  and  in 
smaller  print  underneath:  “Reason — La- 
ryngitis.” All  of  which  accomplished  little 
other  than  inspiring  conversation  all  the 
way  down  the  studio  streets  with  curious 
acquaintances  who  stopped  her  to  ask, 
“What’s  the  matter  with  you?” 

Outside  of  that  time,  Debbie  admittedly 
has  never  been  at  a loss  for  words — ex- 
cept on  the  memorable  occasion  when  she 
won  the  title  “Miss  Burbank  of  1948,”  a 
title  that  led  to  her  movie  contract.  “I 
just  entered  to  get  a free  blouse,”  she  says. 
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Burbank  Recreation  Hall,  “tired  and  hun- 
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have  a chocolate  malt,”  when  the  judge 
announced  she’d  won.  “I  was  leaning 
against  the  piano — and  I almost  fell  flat 
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stood  there.  For  once  I didn’t  know  what 
to  say.” 

Debbie  didn’t  even  want  to  enter  the 
contest,  but  one  of  her  girl  friends  didn’t 
want  to  enter  unless  Debbie  kept  her  com- 
pany “and  she’s  very  cute  and  I thought 
she  might  have  a chance  to  win.”  So  Deb- 
bie wore  her  “Easter  dress”  one  night  “and 
my  old  bathing  suit — so  old  if  I’d  bent  over, 
no  telling  what  would  have  happened” 
— another  night.  She  walked  around,  stood 
in  line,  did  her  impersonation  of  Betty 
Hutton  singing  “I’m  Just  a Square  in  a 
Social  Circle”  and,  in  addition  to  winning 
the  crown  and  the  blouse,  she  won  the  eye 
of  a Warner  Brothers  talent  scout.  He  ar- 
ranged the  screen  test  that  won  her  a 
contract. 

Debbie  was  with  Warners  a year  and 
a half,  during  which  time  she  was  seen  as 
June  Haver’s  sister  in  “The  Daughter  of 
Rosie  O’Grady.”  Then  Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer  picked  her  to  portray  Helen  Kane, 
the  “Boop-doop-a-doop”  singing  star  in 
“Three  Little  Words.” 

SHE’S  a big  movie  fan  and  very  impressed 
still  about  meeting  Clark  Gable,  Lana 
Turner,  Fred  Astaire,  June  Allyson — “She’s 
my  father’s  favorite.  I hope  we  make  a 
movie  together  sometime  so  I can  get  him 
a picture,”  and  she’s  crazy  about  Red 
Skelton.  “I  think  making  people  laugh  is 
so  important,  don’t  you?”  One  columnist, 
struck  by  Debbie’s  gamin  quality,  recently 
commented,  “Looks  like  Metro  has  another 
Judy  Garland  in  Debbie  Reynolds.”  “I  just 
died,”  Debbie  says  if  you  mention  this  to 
her.  “Comparing  me  with  that  great  star. 
She  has  more  talent  than  I’ll  ever  have  in 
my  life!” 

Born  Mary  Frances  Reynolds  in  El  Paso, 
Texas,  Debbie  lives  with  her  mother  and 
father  (a  carpenter  for  the  Southern  Pa- 
cific Railroad)  and  a Persian  cat  named 
“Michael  O’Flaherty”  in  “just  a regular 
house”  in  Burbank.  Her  twenty-year-old 
brother  and  his  bride  “live  in  the  new 
apartment  my  dad  and  uncle  built  out  in 
the  garage — it’s  so  cute.”  Her  brother, 
says  Debbie,  is  her  “worst  and  best”  critic. 
“Other  people  can  tell  you  you’re  wonder- 
ful and  everything — but  not  your  brother — 
not  unless  he  means  it.  Not  my  brother, 
anyway.” 

She  wants  to  do  musical  comedy  “more 
than  anything.”  And  anybody  who  knows 
her — including  her  brother — is  convinced 
she  will  succeed. 

A day  in  her  life  would  indeed  stagger 
a hardier  soul.  She  gets  up  every  morning 
at  7:30  a.m.,  takes  ballet  from  9:30  to  11:00 
at  the  studio,  exercises  until  noon,  ballets 
again  from  1:30  to  3:30,  takes  a drama  les- 
son until  4: 30 — then  dashes  home  in  her 
1947  model  Mercury  club  coupe,  grabs  a 
bite  to  eat,  meets  her  girl  friends  and  at- 
tends dancing  school  from  6:00  to  9:00  at 
night  for  special  instruction  in  tap,  boogie, 
free  style  and  more  ballet.  Then  a night- 
cap hamburger — and  so  to  bed — until  the 
alarm  reminds  her  that  it’s  7:30  a.m. — 
again.  . . 

When  she  will  have  time  for  even  a 
junior-sized  romance  is  the  pay-off  ques- 
tion right  now.  She  has,  it  seems,  “bet 
seven  of  the  boys  in  the  publicity  depart- 
ment five  dollars  apiece  I won’t  get  mar- 
ried before  I’m  twenty-three.  We  have  it 
all  in  writing,”  she  says.  “You  know,  one 
of  these  ‘We  do  hereby  declare’  things,  and 
I signed  it  ‘The  Bachelor  Girl.’  It’s  all 
legal.” 

To  suggest  that  matrimony  might  win 
out  before  she’s  twenty-three  brings  a 
hoot  from  Debbie,  followed  by:  “And  lose 
thirty-five  dollars?” 

The  lucky  lad  undoubtedly  would  have 
to  promise  to  love,  honor,  cherish — and 
pay  off  her  bet. 

The  End 


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Plot  for  a Home 


( Continued  from  page  60)  subdivided 
and  sold,  saving  several  acres  and  the 
original  spot  which  had  caught  his  eye 
for  him  and  Jeanne. 

Originally  the  house  itself  encompassed 
2,400  square  feet,  today  it’s  3,400  square 
feet,  and  when  it  attains  full  growth  will 
have  about  4,500  square  feet.  “I’d  rather 
have  fewer  rooms,”  says  Jeanne,  “and 
have  them  large,  than  have  a lot  of  small 
rooms.”  She’s  entirely  right,  because 
you  can  create  a more  harmonious  room 
if  the  space  is  large.  Better  to  double  up 
the  uses  of  a room,  combining  a living 
room  and  a den,  for  instance,  rather  than 
have  a small  living  room  and  an  even 
smaller  den.  Den-dining  rooms  are  popu- 
lar now,  too,  and  another  recent  trend 
combines  kitchen,  den  and  dining  room. 

Right  from  the  beginning,  Jeanne  and 
Paul  planned  the  house  as  it  eventually 
would  be.  Originally  it  had  just  one  bed- 
room, but  they  knew  where  two  addi- 
tional bedrooms  and  a bath  would  go, 
and  the  doorway  that  would  lead  to  all 
this  was  already  framed  in  the  hall  So 
when  the  Brinkmans  added  their  first 
wing,  all  they  had  to  do  was  knock  out 
the  opening. 

The  second  wing  will  be  added  to  the 
other  side,  so  that  when  finally  completed, 
the  house  will  have  a modified  'X'  shape. 
A large  playroom’s  contemplated  in  this 
new  section — to  relieve  wear  and  tear  on 
the  rest  of  the  rooms  As  Jeanne  says, 
“When  you  have  children,  either  the  house 
s|dfers  or  the  children  suffer,  and  we  think 
our  children  are  more  valuable  than  the 
house.  So,  the  house  suffers. ” 

The  idea  of  having  the  plans  for  a com- 
pleted house  all  ready,  but  building  a 
little  at  a time,  is  a good  one  The  Brink- 


mans  built  when  building  was  difficult, 
right  after  the  war.  In  fact,  they  camped 
out  in  the  house  for  awhile,  during  the 
finishing-up  process.  Carpeting  was  a 
“must”  to  provide  warmth  for  their  first- 
born, Paul,  but  other  than  that,  they  used 
candles  for  illumination,  rented  beds,  ate 
from  card  tables,  and  sat  on  boxes. 

The  Brinkmans’  house,  hidden  from 
view  until  you  round  a curve  on  the  drive- 
way, is  a low,  modern  building  of  field- 
stone  and  redwood,  with  the  windows  set 
high  to  let  in  light  and  guarantee  privacy 

S YOU  enter,  there’s  an  oak  closet  par- 
tition on  the  right  and  a plant  box  in 
front,  which  is  backed  by  panels  of  cor- 
rugated opaque  glass  that  stop  at  the  ceil- 
ing. These  glass  panels  are  about  a foot 
wide,  and  travel  down  each  side  of  the 
plant  box,  about  a foot  apart,  alternating, 
so  that  you  have  the  effect  of  a solid  wall 
Your  vision  of  the  next  room,  the  dining 
area,  is  obscured,  yet  there’s  plenty  of 
light  and  room  for  plants  to  grow 

The  Brinkmans  continued  the  exterior 
feeling  of  the  house  into  the  interior 
through  the  materials  they  used,  but  in- 
stead of  redwood  paneling  inside  they 
chose  %"  oak  planks,  and  gave  them  a 
wonderful  natural  finish.  The  fieldstone 
was  repeated  in  the  fireplace,  but.  this 
posed  an  unexpected  problem.  The  builder 
was  afraid  that  a plaster  ceiling  would  be 
cracked  by  the  weight  of  the  fireplace.  So 
Paul  bought  some  2x8  kiln-dried  fir 
planks  Split  and  left  rough,  these  were 
put  on  the  ceiling.  Linseed  oil  mixed 
with  green  stain  was  applied,  then  wiped 
off,  which  left  the  wood  with  a slight  green 
finish,  toning  in  perfectly  with  the  rest 
of  the  house 


The  fieldstone  fireplace  is  framed  with 
oak.  There  are  floor-to-ceiling  windows 
on  the  fireplace  wall,  high  windows  oppo- 
site and  oak  panels  on  the  walls. 

They  lined  the  wall  under  the  high  win- 
dows with  long  bookshelves  and  under  the 
bookshelves  they  placed  an  enormous  red 
sectional  sofa,  four  pieces,  each  section  the 
size  of  a love  seat,  and  at  one  end,  its  back 
to  the  closet  partition,  is  the  radio  phono- 
graph. At  the  other,  against  the  wall, 
stands  the  piano.  The  long  red  sofa,  plus 
two  curved  green  sofas  that  flank  the  fire- 
place, provide  plenty  of  seating  space  when 
needed,  yet  they  don't  crowd  the  room. 
If  enough  chairs  were  used  to  provide  the 
same  amount  of  seating  space,  the  room 
would  look  like  a hotel  lobby 

Paul  designed  all  the  furniture  except 
the  green  sofas  and  the  dining-room  group, 
and  had  them  made  at  his  furniture  fac- 
tory. Even  though  you  can’t  do  this,  you 
can  be  sure  that  each  piece  you  choose  is 
as  right  for  your  room  as  if  you  had  it 
made  to  order.  Don’t  buy  a table  or  chair 
you  see  in  a store  just  because  it  seems 
exceptionally  attractive  Picture  how  ’t 
will  look  with  your  other  furniture 

Occasional  pieces  finish  off  the  living 
room  A round,  blonde  coffee  table  in 
front  of  the  fireplace,  two  black  lacquered 
end  tables  complete  with  ceramic  lamps 
at  each  end  of  the  sectional  sofa,  two  an- 
tique mirror-topped  tables  with  brass 
lamps  beside  the  fireplace. 

The  dining  area’s  at  one  end  of  the  liv- 
ing room.  The  entire  group  is  of  natural 
wood,  modern  style,  with  pedestals  of 
combed  wood,  dining  seats  in  a lime  and 
yellow  pattern.  The  sideboard  against  the 
waff  matches,  and  has  a separate  glass 
front  top  for  china  and  glasses. 


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a silver-gray  ground,  and  the  ruffle  repeats 
the  yellow.  All  the  floors  are  carpeted 
with  the  same  gray  broadloom,  and  the 
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ground color,  featuring  a bird-of -paradise 
design  in  yellow,  blue  and  coral. 

They  placed  the  shadow  box  fireplace 
against  oak  paneling,  and  the  grouping  in 
front  of  it  includes  a blonde,  free-form 
coffee  table,  together  with  a channel  back 
chartreuse  loveseat. 

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three  separate  pieces.  Since  the  bases — 
bookshelves  on  one  side,  drawers  on  the 
other — are  the  size  of  nightstands,  the 
Brinkmans  can  utilize  them  for  that  pur- 
pose any  time  they  wish.  If  you’ve  been 
wanting  a desk,  why  not  make  one  by 
placing  a wood  panel  across  the  tops  of 
two  night  stands?  The  Brinkmans  curved 
the  top  of  their  desk,  which  is  composed 
of  a thin  real  wood  veneer  combined  with 
a layer  of  formica  and  a layer  of  fiber 


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a modern  home.  “Someday,”  says  Paul, 
“we’re  going  to  have  a dining  table  with 
a top  like  that.” 

Jeanne  and  Paul  put  family  photographs 
in  the  bedroom,  and  that  should  be  the 
rule  in  your  home.  Such  pictures  are  too 
personal  to  add  anything,  decoratively 
speaking,  to  a living  room,  unless  you’ve 
a portrait  that  is  a work  of  art. 

The  headboard  of  the  bed  is  modem,  to 
go  with  the  rest  of  the  furnishings,  and  it 
includes  the  two  nightstands  in  the  one 
unit,  all  of  blonde  wood  with  touches  of 
chartreuse  leather. 

Adjoining  the  bedroom  is  an  enormous 
dressing  room.  Woodwork  and  cabinets 
are  gray  and  the  ceiling  coral.  Wardrobes 
line  the  walls  and  a storage  partition  di- 
vides the  dressing  area  from  the  bath 
area.  Soft  coral  Carrara  glass  surrounds 
the  two  washbasins,  picking  up  the  coral 
from  the  paper  on  the  walls. 

The  dressing  room  is  large  enough  to 
double  as  a nursery,  and  the  newest  baby 
always  sleeps  there  in  his  bassinette.  Right 
now  young  Timothy  has  it. 

Someday  he’ll  graduate  to  the  nursery 
wing,  where  Michael  and  Paul  share  a 
room  which  is  just  right  for  boys,  with  a 
minimum  of  furniture,  natural  finish  bunk 
beds  and  two  matching  chests.  The  floor’s 
yellow  and  brown  linoleum,  and  the  walls 
contrast  with  pale  green.  Whimsical  ani- 
mals decorate  the  sturdy  sailcloth  curtains. 

A small  bar  separates  living  room  and 
master  bedroom,  its  entrance  in  the  hall, 
the  counter  side  in  the  living  room.  The 
inside  of  the  doors  that  close  it  off  wear 
deep  button  tufts  of  green  leather,  and 
cushions  on  the  bar  stools  repeat  the  green 
leather.  It’s  a projection  room  as  well,  for 
Paul  keeps  his  projection  machine  behind 
the  counter  on  the  floor.  It’s  ready  in  a 
jiffy  for  showing  movies,  as  is  the  screen 
which  stands  in  the  dining  area. 

Part  of  the  charm  of  the  house  lies  in 
the  surrounding  landscape,  for  it’s  com- 
pletely casual.  A lawn  frames  the  swim- 
ming pool  on  the  front  terrace,  but  native 
trees  and  shrubs  cover  the  hill. 

Paul  and  Jeanne  knew  what  they  liked. 
They  were  not  afraid  to  try  out  their  ideas 
and  they  were  willing  to  wait  to  get  the 
effect  they  want.  All  this  adds  up  to  a 
home  that’s  completely  delightful  inside 
and  out. 

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Miracle  in  Boston 


( Continued  from,  page  55)  virus.  She  was 
badly  upset — mystery  in  sickness  is  a 
frightening  word.  Dr.  Gardner  consulted 
with  another  neighborhood  doctor,  but 
no  definite  diagnosis  was  made. 

For  a week  I lay  in  bed  in  utter  weak- 
ness. From  the  kitchen  I could  hear  my 
mother’s  sobs  and  my  sister  trying  to 
console  her.  I could  hardly  move.  My 
leg  muscles  were  almost  entirely  without 
power.  I prayed  that  if  I were  to  get  well 
my  legs  would  not  fail  me. 

Many  years  later  my  mother  told  me  I 
was  only  semiconscious  most  of  the  time. 
What  I thought  were  silent  prayers  were 
words  spoken  aloud  in  delirium. 

Dr.  Gardner  came  in  twice  a day. 
Although  I was  a child,  I could  see  he  was 
very  worried  and  seemingly  powerless, 
just  waiting  for  something  to  happen. 

Then  one  night  as  I lay  in  my  sickbed, 
watching  the  flowers  in  the  wallpaper 
designs  revolve  slowly  around  the  room, 
I listened  dreamily.  The  doctor  was  speak- 
ing to  my  mother.  He  had  just  finished  a 
long  consultation  with  the  other  physician. 

I heard  him  say,  “Ruth  is  a sick  girl, 
that’s  true.  But  she’s  well  on  her  way  to 
recovery.  Don’t  be  worried  about  her 
legs,  she’ll  walk  again  and  will  be  per- 
fectly all  right.” 

I was  amazed.  Could  it  be  true?  Yet  if 
Dr.  Gardner  said  it  so  confidently  it  must 
be  so.  It  was  wonderful  news  to  me.  I was 
overjoyed.  For  the  last  few  days  my  legs 
had  been  stiff  and  powerless.  But  now  I 
would  soon  be  well! 

Then  the  fever  broke.  I felt  stronger. 
There  was  a long  period  of  convalescence. 
Then  as  the  weeks  went  by  I could  feel 
the  tingling  senjation  of  “pins  and  needles” 
in  my  legs.  It  s true  that  I couldn’t  stand 


up;  my  legs  wouldn’t  support  me  yet.  But 
always  I remembered  the  doctor’s  words. 
“She’s  well  on  her  way  to  recovery.  She’ll 
walk  again  and  will  be  all  right.”  Dr.  Gard- 
ner had  said  so,  and  I never  doubted  it. 

When  my  legs  hung  limp  from  the  side 
of  the  bed,  when  it  was  impossible  to  move 
a muscle,  I forced  myself  out  into  my 
homemade  wheelchair.  And  then  holding 
on  to  the  chair-backs  and  the  dresser  I 
managed  to  swing  slowly  around  the  room. 

Whenever  the  going  seemed  too  tough 
and  I wanted  to  give  up,  feeling  it  was  all 

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too  hopeless,  I remembered  that  my  doctor 
had  said  I’d  walk  again.  And  I preferred 
that  it  be  sooner  than  later.  Soon,  too,  I 
would  have  to  get  back  to  school  and 
make  up  all  the  time  I had  lost. 

Finally  I was  walking,  slowly  but  with- 
out help.  What  a wonderful  overwhelming 
feeling  of  love  for  the  world  and  every- 
one in  it  I felt  when  I walked  to  the  corner 
bakery  for  the  first  time  in  months! 

Then  I was  able  to  get  around  in  the 
sunshine.  Dr.  Gardner,  beaming,  pro- 
nounced me  completely  cured. 

After  graduation  I almost  forgot  my 
childhood  illness.  Time  caught  me  up  in 
its  rush  forward,  with  jobs  in  “little 
theater”  plays.  Then  a road  show  company. 


The  years  flew,  and  I traveled  far  away 
from  Boston  to  Hollywood.  But  whenever 
there  was  a pause  in  my  hectic  career,  my 
thoughts  would  search  out  Dr.  Gardner. 
I could  never  forget  him. 

Recently  I went  back  to  New  York  for 
a personal  appearance  tour — when,  in- 
cidentally, I met  my  husband  Mortimer 
Hall — and  from  there  I went  to  visit  my 
family  in  Boston. 

As  a very  pleasant  surprise,  my  mother 
held  a little  get-together  of  old  friends. 
Dr.  Charles  Gardner  was  among  the  guests. 

Later  in  the  evening  I found  him  alone 
at  the  punchbowl.  He  was  an  elderly  man 
now,  but  had  lost  none  of  his  dignity. 

“Ruth,”  he  said,  “I  am  very  proud  of 
you  and  your  success.  I never  dreamed  that 
a certain  skinny  little  girl  who  wouldn’t 
let  me  give  her  a booster  shot  without 
getting  a lollipop  first  would  someday  be 
a star  in  motion  pictures.” 

I told  him  gratefully  how  he  was 
responsible — how  his  words  had  served  as 
an  inspiration  for  my  recovery.  I told 
him  honestly  that  if  it  hadn’t  been  for  him, 
I might  never  have  walked  again,  might 
never  have  arisen  from  a sick  bed.  I told 
him  how,  when  I had  felt  during  my  illness 
that  it  was  impossible  I could  ever  use  my 
legs  again,  I had  remembered  his  con- 
fident words  after  consulting  with  another 
doctor,  his  statement  that  I would  be 
completely  cured. 

He  squinted,  thought  a moment,  and 
looked  puzzled. 

“Ruth,”  he  said  oddly,  “I  don’t  remember 
ever  saying  anything  like  that.  I remember 
my  comment,  and  I believe  I said,  ‘She’s 
a very  sick  girl.  She’ll  never  walk  again. 
Only  a miracle  can  save  her.’  ” 

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(Continued  from  page  37)  I hope  it  is 
going  to  be  a successful  one.  It’s  thrilling 
to  see  the  papers  and  magazines  refer  to 
me  as  “promising.”  It’s  comforting  to  get 
those  pay  checks  once  a week,  after  all 
the  insecurity  I’ve  had — and  to  have  my 
own  car  and  my  own  apartment. 

But  let’s  be  honest.  A girl’s  Number  One 
dream  is  to  be  ideally  married.  She  never 
knows  when  or  where  she  may  meet  the 
right  man.  It  might  be  during  this  sum- 
mer’s vacation. 

If  you  think  a Hollywood  girl,  living  in  a 
continual  summer  resort,  has  more  chances 
to  meet  men  than  the  average  girl  in  a small 
town,  you’re  both  wrong  and  right. 

Our  work  allows  us  to  meet  a lot  of 
men.  But  those  men  also  meet  a great 
many  girls.  So  we  have  to  work  just  as 
hard  or  harder  at  the  same  rules  for  sur- 
vival until  we  reach  that  blessed  third- 
ftnger-lett-hand  state.  This  much  is  certain. 
Whoever  you  are,  wherever  you  go,  life 
is  like  a bank.  You  can’t  take  more  out  of 
it  than  you  put  into  it;  except  for  a 
reasonable  amount  of  interest. 

So,  when  you  go  off  to  a summer  resort, 
don’t  expect  the  Big  Catch  of  the  place  to 
spy  you  the  first  time  you  enter  the 
dining  room,  to  swoon,  become  totally 
unaware  that  any  girl  but  you  exists,  marry 
you  and  set  you  up  in  a house  only  slightly 
smaller  than  the  Ritz. 

In  fact,  speaking  of  the  Big  Catch,  it’s 
often  smarter  not  to  concentrate  upon 
him  at  all.  One,  the  competition  in  his 
direction  is  bound  to  be  greater.  Two, 
your  casual  politeness  in  contrast  to  the 
rush  he  is  getting  from  other  quarters 
might  even  intrigue  him. 

VOUR  contribution  to  life  at  a summer 
resort  will  be  less  than  it  should  be  if 
the  resort  is  a place  where  golf  is  the  great 
sport  and  you  don’t  golf,  or  where  sailing 
is  the  order  of  the  day  and  you  know 
nothing  about  sailing. 

Above  all,  go  where  you  belong — not 
only  because  you  can  participate  in  the 
activities  enjoyed  there  but  because,  at 
ease,  you  will  be  relaxed  and  secure. 

Pretense  never  is  any  good.  It’s  a waste 
of  good  time  and  money,  for  instance, 
to  have  a man  attracted  to  you  because 
you  appear  to  be  a gay  good-time  Katie 
when  really  you’re  quiet  and  have  a 
mind  with  a serious  turn.  For  what  you 
are  becomes  evident  all  too  soon — and  then, 
where  are  you?  Or  where  is  he? 

Speaking  of  going  to  a hotel  or  camp 
or  on  a cruise  reminds  me  of  clothes. 

Last  winter  one  of  the  most  attractive 
girls  I know  stopped  at  the  studio  to  lunch 
with  me.  I lunched.  She  sipped  chicken 
broth  and  nibbled  rye  toast.  “I  have  to 
lose  five  pounds,”  she  told  me.  “I’m  going 
to  Palm  Springs  for  a few  weeks  and  my 
tennis  shorts  and  sweaters  are  slightly 
tight.” 

“Buy  new  ones,”  I said. 

“I  wouldn’t  be  seen  in  new  ones.  You 
know  how  men  are  about  sport  clothes. 
They  get  a vague  feeling  you  don’t  belong 
in  clothes  that  look  as  if  they  just  came 
out  of  a store.  And  I want  invitations  to 
play  tennis.” 

I nodded.  “Man-hunting  this  trip?” 
“Sounds  frightful  when  you  say  it,”  she 
laughed.  “But  I am — together  with  a few 
dozen  other  girls  who  will  be  on  the  desert 
at  the  same  time.  So  I may  as  well  take 
advantage  of  anything  I know.” 

She  was  so  right — as  she  proved.  For 
she  got  her  man  the  first  week  she  was 
there.  And  she  got  her  ring  at  Easter. 

Get  a few  new  things  for  the  excite- 
ment they  offer.  A new  cocktail  dress,  for 
instance.  There’s  no  harm  in  looking  chic 
at  the  cocktail  hour.  In  fact,  a girl  should. 


But  the  effect  should  be  achieved  with 
simple  good  taste.  The  comment  you  want 
to  overhear  is  “Isn’t  that  girl  attractive?” 
Not  “She  must  spend  a lot  of  money  on 
her  clothes.” 

Men,  as  my  friend  suggested  that  day  at 
luncheon,  like  to  wear  old,  comfortable 
things  for  sports.  They  don’t  wear  slacks 
or  sports  jackets  fresh  from  the  tailor, 
or  swimming  trunks  that  have  never  been 
wet.  Thus,  they  are,  I think,  unconsciously 
critical  of  a girl  who  lolls  beside  a swim- 
ming pool  in  a glittering  new  lastex. 
They  feel  she’s  a phony  who  never  meant 
to  swim,  even  though  she  might  be  just  a 
lonely  girl  who  doesn’t  know  how. 

It’s  always  a definite  asset  if  you  know 
how  to  dance.  But  the  most  important  rule 
on  the  dance  floor  is:  Don’t  lead  by  so  much 
as  one  little  gesture.  Remember,  the  first 
pursuit  should  be  forthcoming  from  a man. 

Another  thing:  It  definitely  helps  to 
read  the  sports  pages,  not  every  word,  but 
enough  so  that  you  know  that  the  Boston 
Braves  and  the  Cleveland  Indians  are  not 
redmen,  and  that  Ben  Hogan  never  rode  a 
thing  in  the  second. 

“Fellows,”  as  one  of  Hollywood’s  glamour 
girls  puts  it,  “are  always  so  astonished  and 
pleased  when  they  discover  you  read  some- 
thing besides  department  store  ads,  that  they 
begin  to  rattle  on  about  their  pet  interests, 
while  you  listen  almost  silently,  giving  the 
impression  that  you  are  a very  great  con- 
versationalist.” 

Incidentally,  I think  the  listening  act  can 
be  overdone.  It  is  the  intelligent  reply  that 
keeps  the  man  going,  that  makes  his  con- 
versation spark.  If  he  has  felt  stimu- 
lated when  with  you  he’ll  be  back  for  more. 

That  old  rule  of  “Don’t  let  your  brains 
show”  ought  to  be  changed  for  1951  girls. 
The  modern  male  wants  a girl  who  is  an 
intelligent,  independent  human  being — 
without  losing  her  femininity. 

It’s  all  very  well  to  talk  about  making 
a summer  romance  last — but  first  you 
have  to  start  it  going.  . . . 

A camera,  I think,  is  a splendid  ally. 
And  if  you  have  snapshots  of  a man  to 
send  him  after  you  return  home  you  can 
always  write  a charming  letter  to  accom- 
pany them.  Often,  I think,  men  want  to 
continue  with  a vacation  friendship  but 
get  side-tracked  by  other  interests  after 
they  return  to  the  old  routine. 

There’s  a girl  in  Hollywood  who  has  made 
a new  life  for  herself  since  she’s  owned  one 
of  those  cameras  that  print  pictures  within 
a few  minutes  after  they’re  taken.  These 
cameras  are  more  expensive  than  the  ordi- 
nary kind,  as  you’d  expect  them  to  be.  But 
one  of  them  would  be  a sure-fire  passport  to 
popularity  at  any  resort — entree  into  the 
very  group  to  which  you  would  want  to 
belong. 

You  see  what  I mean — the  more  you  put 
into  life,  at  a summer  resort  or  any- 
where else — the  more  you  get  out  of  it.  Of 
course  you  have  to  use  your  head,  too. 

No  use  concentrating  upon  a man  who 
comes  from  a great  distance — so  that  the 
possibility  is  remote  of  seeing  him  after 
the  vacation  is  over.  Because  another  good 
way  to  keep  a resort  Romeo  in  your  life  is 
to  have  a get-together  for  some  of  the 
men  and  girls  with  whom  you  spent  most 
of  your  time. 

No  use  either  in  being  the  easy-to- 
get  girl.  A little  affection,  a little  ro- 
mance, that’s  fine.  But  there’s  always  a 
Big  Lover  Boy  on  a summer  scene — who 
gives  a girl  a big  build-up  for  his  own 
not-good  reasons.  Be  smarter  than  he 
hopes  you’ll  be.  Otherwise  you’ll  become 
the  resort’s  conversational  piece  and  lose 
your  chances  with  the  very  men  with 
whom  a summer  romance  could  develop 
into  a — Happy  Ending. 


It  took  twenty-five 
serious  years  for  Tom 
Ewell’s  special  brand 
of  humor  to  make  its 
way  ‘‘Up  Front” 


By  Beverly  Linet 

IN  FRONT  of  a huge  building  in  mid- 
town New  York  Tom  Ewell  waited  in 
his  car  for  his  wife  to  join  him.  Every  so 
often  he’d  leave  the  car,  walk  into  the 
lobby,  put  his  ear  to  a door,  and  upon  hear- 
ing shrieks  of  laughter  return  to  the  car 
to  “sweat  out”  the  remainder  of  the  ninety- 
three  minutes.  The  occasion  was  the  sneak 
preview  of  “Up  Front”  and,  despite  Mar- 
jorie’s wifely  persuasions,  Tom  refused  to 
budge  beyond  the  lobby.  “You  go — and  let 
me  know  what  happens,”  he  told  her.  “Let 
me  know  if  they  laugh  at  all.”  Laugh? 
The  audience  was  hysterical.  “Hollywood’s 
newest  success  story,”  they  called  Tom. 
“Delayed-action  success  story — ” he  cor- 
rects. “It  took  a mere  twenty-five  years  of 
work  to  get  there.” 

He  was  seventeen — and  a student  at  the 
University  of  Wisconsin — when  he  started 
spending  more  time  with  the  dramatic  club 
than  with  his  law  studies.  During  his  last 
two  years  at  college  he  played  ten  per- 
formances a week  with  a local  theatrical 
group.  This  netted  him  $20  a week.  It 
also  netted  him  a few  D’s  in  political 
science.  A few  months  before  graduation 
he  quit  college  to  go  to  New  York  to  pound 
the  pavements  for  a job  in  the  theater. 
The  only  jobs  he  found  were  in  Macy’s 
basement  and  Bickford’s  cafeteria. 

Three  years  later,  in  ’34  he  finally  got  a 
part  in  “They  Shall  Not  Die”  which  died 
fast  on  Broadway.  And  for  thirteen  years 
after  that — deducting  the  forty-four 
months  he  served  as  an  apprentice  seaman 
in  the  Navy — if  there  was  a play  that  ran 
three  performances  or  less,  you  can  be 
sure  Tom  was  in  it.  Often  between  those 
three-day  engagements  it  was  back  to 
Macy’s  basement  for  him. 

In  1947,  at  last  he  had  a hit  with  “John 
Loves  Mary.”  His  performance  resulted 
in  a couple  of  acting  awards  and  a few 
screen  tests.  “He’s  great,”  said  the  studios, 
but  they  didn’t  sign  him. 

“He’s  terrific,”  said  the  heads  of  Warners 
who  bought  the  play — and  gave  Tom’s  part 
to  Jack  Carson. 

But  when  M-G-M  was  scouting  around 
for  a strictly  off-beat  type  to  play  Judy 
Holliday’s  husband  in  “Adam’s  Rib” — they 
took  one  look  at  Tom’s  old  tests  and  their 
casting  problem  was  a problem  no  longer. 

Tom  followed  that  up  with  “A  Life  of 
Her  Own,”  “An  American  Guerrilla  in  the 
Philippines,”  and  “Mr.  Music”  but  no  one 
dreamed  he’d  be  star  material  until  “Up 
Front.” 

When  Tom  is  working  on  a picture,  he 
and  Marjorie  live  in  a small  house  in  the 
Hollywood  hills.  The  minute  he  finishes 
his  last  line  they  jump  into  their  car  and 
ride  like  the  wind  to  their  Bucks  County, 
Pa.  farm — and  there  they  stay  until  the 
studios  send  out  an  S.O.S.  for  him. 

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The  Gardner-Sinatra  Jigsaw 


(Continued  from  page  48)  and  marriage 
and  kids  I’d  give  up  my  career  like  that!” 
Ava’s  always  said  with  a snap  of  her  fin- 
gers. “Like  that!” 

I,  for  one,  am  sure  she  means  it.  But — 
and  it’s  a large  hut — there’s  a strain  in  her 
which  runs  counter  to  this  simple  instinct. 
Otherwise  she’d  have  stayed  in  North  Caro- 
lina and  married  one  of  the  young  men  of 
her  home  town  or  had  some  fluke  of  fate 
deposited  her  in  the  film  colony  she’d  have 
been  attracted  to  counterparts  of  the  young 
men  she  knew  at  home.  Instead,  she  mar- 
ried first  Mickey  Rooney,  then  Artie  Shaw, 
fascinating  fellows,  it  may  be,  but  neither  of 
them  possesses  even  remotely  the  attrib- 
utes of  a steady  husband. 

And  now  Ava  hankers  to  marry  Frank 
Sinatra.  Now,  even  though  her  career  is  on 
a brilliant  rise,  she  continues  to  say  she 
would  give  it  all  up — gladly.  And  on  more 
than  one  occasion  certainly  she  has  jeopar- 
dized it  for  her  love  of  Frankie. 

I hope  that  under  the  dizzy  influence  of 
love  Ava  will  not  make  this  mistake.  Or- 
dinarily, I’m  quite  old-fashioned  about 
marriage.  But  Frank  Sinatra,  let  Ava  face 
this,  is  no  more  blessed  with  husbandly 
virtues  than  were  Mickey  or  Artie  . . . 
She’ll  do  well,  whatever  happens,  to  keep 
her  career  as  an  anchor  to  windward. 

I’ve  known  Frankie  for  years.  We  met, 
as  I said  last  month,  in  the  first  chapter 
of  “The  Gardner-Sinatra  Jigsaw,”  as  im- 
placable enemies  when,  after  hearing  him 
sing  in  a little  cafe,  I wrote  dreadful  things 
about  him  in  my  syndicated  newspaper 
column.  I criticized  him  because  of  the 
crowds  of  young  girls,  crowded  on  the 
sidewalk  outside  of  the  cafe  and  in  the 
powder  room  inside,  who  were  encouraged 
to  squeal  hysterically  over  him.  Some  of 
these  girls  were  paid  to  squeal:  Two  dol- 
lars a night.  But  what  began  with  com- 
mercialism grew  with  hysteria.  I criticized 
Frankie,  too,  even  more  harshly,  for  the 
vulgar  way  in  which  he  held  the  micro- 
phone. 

So — when  Frankie  opened  at  the  Wedg- 
wood Room  and  I was  a guest  of  Mr. 
Boomer  who  then  owned  the  Waldorf, 
there  was  a great  buzz.  He  has  great 
charm,  has  Frankie.  I still  remember  him 
approaching  the  mike  that  evening.  “If  I 
do  not  sing  well,”  he  told  his  audience,  “I 
ask  your  forgiveness.  There  are  those  here 
who  do  not  like  me.  And  when  I am  nervous 
I am  not  at  my  best.” 

Later,  at  a party  Mr.  Boomer  gave  in 
his  rooms,  Frankie  came  directly  to  me. 
“You  disapprove  of  me,”  he  said.  “And 
my  mother  agrees  with  you.  She  said,  ‘You 
tell  that  Miss  Maxwell  she  is  right!’  ” 

“I  disapprove  of  you,  Frankie,”  I told 
him,  “only  because  I think  it  a pity  for 


anyone  with  your  naturally  lovely  voice 
to  resort  to  such  cheap  tactics.” 

“My  press  agent,  George  Evans,  thought 
up  the  squealing  girls  and  the  way  I hold 
the  mike,”  he  explained.  “I  do  not  like 
any  part  of  it.  But  it  all  has  made  the 
headlines.  And  the  headlines  have  made 
me,  I guess  . . 

He  was  so  eager  in  those  days.  He  sang 
at  a White  Elephant  party  for  the  benefit 
of  Mrs.  Taylor’s  Child  Adoption  Center 
at  the  Hotel  Pierre  at  which  I was  to  in- 
troduce him.  And  driving  home  in  my  car 
he  held  on  his  lap  the  little  white  fur 
jacket  he  had  won  and,  again  and  again, 
picked  it  up  to  examine  it,  to  admire  it. 

“Nancy’s  never  had  a fur,”  he  said.  “Is 
this  real  ermine?” 

“No,”  I laughed,  “but  it’s  a reasonable 
facsimile.” 

I say  again  that  I do  not  doubt  Frankie 
has  associated  with  wrong  people  in  his 
time  and  done  wrong  things.  In  the  night- 
club world  there  is  plenty  of  opportunity 
for  both.  Frankie’s  inherently  tough,  a 
product  of  the  Italian  section  of  Hoboken 
where  he  grew  up.  And,  inclined  to  be 
bitter  about  his  underprivileged  youth,  he 
wants  boys  growing  up  in  similar  neigh- 
borhoods all  over  the  country  to  have  a 
chance  to  become  good  citizens.  But  he 
lacks  the  background  or  the  knowledge  to 
judge  where  liberalism  ends  and  other 
“isms”  begin,  including  those  isms  which 
our  underworld  uses  for  its  own  evil  ends. 

It  would  take  a corps  of  psychologists  to 
understand  Frankie — his  restlessness,  his 
complexes,  his  deep  insecurity  and,  above 
all,  his  rebellion  against  authority.  Arro- 
gant and  hot-headed,  he  hurts  many  asso- 
ciated with  him.  Frequently,  however, 
these  people  remain  staunchly  on  his  side. 

Nancy  has  forgiven  his  romantic  truancy 
so  many  times.  And  her  mother,  even  now, 
will  let  no  one  speak  against  him.  She 
still  thinks  of  Frank  as  the  skinny,  am- 
bition-driven teenager  who,  visiting  Nancy, 
used  to  borrow  money  for  carfare. 

Recently,  when  Frankie  finished  retakes 
on  “It’s  Only  Money”  and  signed  to  appear 
at  the  Copacabana  in  New  York  and 
needed  special  material,  his  first  thought 
was  of  a writer  with  whom  he  had  had  a 
frightful  row.  “Get  in  touch  with  Joe,”  he 
told  his  secretary.  The  secretary  located 
the  writer  in  Palm  Springs  to  find  he  al- 
ready had  the  material  prepared.  “I 
thought  Frankie  might  be  needing  some- 
thing,” he  explained.  “I’ll  be  in  Los  An- 
geles in  four  hours.” 

Maxine  Arnold,  one  of  my  colleagues 
on  Photoplay,  has  her  favorite  Sinatra 
story  too — about  the  time  they  wanted 
Frankie  to  go  to  Phoenix,  Arizona,  and  put 
on  a show  for  the  Junior  Police  kids.  Max- 


MARIO  CAERE’S  LOVE  POEMS  TO  AVA  GARDNER 

Mario  Cabre’s  book  of  verses,  “Dietario  Poetico  a Ava  Gardner,” 
has  just  arrived  from  Spain.  Following  is  a translation  from  the  fore- 
word and  two  poems. 

Do  you  remember,  dearest  one?  I promised  you  a book  of  poems 
where  love  and  the  sea,  the  soul  and  eternity  would  bring  back  the 
memory  of  your  visit.  How  happy  it  makes  me  to  fulfill  my  promise, 
to  dedicate  to  you,  this  expression  of  my  love. 


WE  WALKED 

W'e  walked  and  walked 
Our  lips  directed  our  course 
A night  of  tears  and  kisses 
Of  treasured  glances 

The  sea,  as  close  to  the  land 

As  the  ecstasy  1 embraced 

We  walked  and  walked 

The  route  was  the  secret  of  our  steps 


SOLITUDE 

...  I sink  sadly 

Into  the  depth  of  my  being 

And  try  not  to  remember 

The  light  and  warmth  of  my  love 

Perhaps,  I have  lost  confidence 
In  the  impulsiveness  of  my  courage 
For  all  that  remains  is  the  anguish  of 
my  search  . . . 


94 


ine  took  the  junior  officer  to  the  radio 
studios  where  Frankie,  shuttling  back  and 
forth  between  two  radio  shows  and  re- 
hearsals, was  eating  a fast  sandwich.  He 
could  have  told  them  all  to  get  out.  But  he 
pulled  out  his  little  pocket  calendar  and 
put  a ring  around  a date.  “Let’s  make  it 
then,”  he  said. 

He  explained  to  the  Junior  Police  officer 
that  the  latter  might  not  hear  from  him 
again — but  he’d  be  there.  However,  when 
the  boys  didn’t  hear  they  got  panicky  and 
checked  with  his  press  agent,  who  knew 
nothing.  But,  he  said,  that  date  was 
checked  on  Frank’s  desk  calendar;  so 
Frank,  who  was  in  New  York,  undoubtedly 
knew  all  about  it.  And  sure  enough  a few 
days  before  the  date  came  around  Frankie 
called  from  New  York  to  say  he  was  bring- 
ing a show  with  him. 

“But  we  can’t  pay  for  that  kind  of 
talent,”  the  officer  protested. 

“Who  said  anything  about  paying  for 
it?”  demanded  Frank.  “I’m  bringing  them.” 

And  he  brought  Sid  Caesar  and  The 
Pied  Pipers. 

THESE  are  the  stories  Ava  likes  to  tell 
about  Frank.  She’s  impressed,  too,  with 
his  devotion  to  his  children,  Nancy,  eleven 
— Frank,  seven — and  Christina,  three,  and 
their  great  love  for  him  which  their  mother 
I has  protected  magnificently. 

When  Nancy  went  to  court  for  her  sepa- 
ration agreement  she  turned  away  from 
the  TV  cameras.  “After  all,”  one  of  the 
photographer#  challenged,  “I’ve  got  a wife 
and  kids  to  feed.” 

“I  have  children  too,”  Nancy  replied, 
“and  they  look  at  TV.” 

It  was  about  nine  months  ago  that  Nancy 
sued  for  her  separation.  Since  then  she  has 
said,  repeatedly,  that  she  has  no  intention 
of  asking  for  a divorce.  She  is  not  inter- 
ested in  any  one  other  man,  certainly. 
Her  dates  with  Bob  Sterling  and  other 
Hollywood  gentlemen  have  been  casual. 

However,  recently  she  and  Barbara 
Stanwyck  have  become  good  friends.  It 
could  be  that  Barbara,  who  made  a valiant 
effort  to  hold  her  marriage  with  Bob 
Taylor  together  before  she  admitted  defeat 
in  the  divorce  court,  will  convince  Nancy 
that  when  a marriage  is  over  it  is  wiser 
to  let  a man  go,  even  though  you  do  not 
want  freedom  for  yourself. 

And  now  I come  to  the  two  last  pieces 
in  the  Gardner-Sinatra  Jigsaw.  There 
has  been  talk  Frankie  would  like  to  return 
to  Europe — to  Spain  especially — with  Ava 
as  his  wife.  He  hopes,  I suspect,  to  erase  his 
memories  of  last  summer  when,  a married 
man,  he  could  not  deal  with  the  romantic 
rumors  about  Ava  and  toreador  Mario  Cabre 
— who  appears  with  her  in  “Pandora  and 
the  Flying  Dutchman” — as  he  would  have 
liked  to  do. 

Hearing  this  talk,  I called  Frankie  on 
the  phone.  “I  do  not  mean  to  intrude  upon 
your  private  plans,”  I said,  “but  I under- 
stand you  are  hoping  to  marry  Ava.  And 
if  I could  know  the  time  of  your  honey- 
moon I would  like  to  arrange  a wonderful 
party  for  you — in  Spain.  I know  many  in- 
teresting people  there.  Last  year  my 
Spanish  friends  complained  because  they 
neither  saw  nor  heard  you  . . .” 

“I  would  love  such  a party,”  he  said 
enthusiastically.  “But  it  could  not  be  until 
late  summer  . . .” 

Ava’s  friends  continue  convinced  that 
she  never  will  agree  to  any  irregular 
marriage.  But  an  acquaintance  of  Frank’s, 
who  knows  how  persuasive  he  always  has 
been  with  Nancy,  wouldn’t  be  surprised  to 
see  Frank,  when  the  time  is  right,  con- 
vince Nancy  that  since  they  grow  further 
apart  all  the  time  and  since  he  truly  loves 
Ava,  a divorce  is  in  order. 

When  this  happens  the  last  piece  in  the 
jigsaw  will  fall  into  place. 

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(Continued  from  page  35)  of  Photoplay; 
the  winner,  of  course,  will  remain.  The 
two  runners-up  will,  before  they  return 
home,  appear  on  radio  or  television  pro- 
grams and  be  interviewed  by  the  casting 
directors  of  three  major  studios. 

The  hundred  top  running  contestants — 
those  who  make  a showing  in  the  auditions 
to  be  held  in  August — will  be  called  to  the 
attention  of  major  radio  and  television 
networks,  producers,  directors,  little  thea- 
ter groups,  stock  companies  and  modeling 
agencies. 

The  Pasadena  Playhouse  was  chosen  as 
the  scholarship  college  not  only  because 
it  is  recognized  as  one  of  the  best  dramatic 
schools  in  the  country  but  because  it  also 
has  standing  as  a college.  The  two-year 
course  is  the  prescribed  length  of  the 
Playhouse  plan  and  its  graduates  receive 
a certificate  equal  to  that  given  by  all 
accredited  junior  colleges.  If  you  have 
had  two  or  more  years  of  college  previous 
to  entering  the  Playhouse,  you  will  receive, 
upon  graduation,  a Bachelor  of  Arts 
degree  in  Dramatic  Arts. 

The  winner  of  this  contest  will  live  and 
eat  in  the  college  dormitory.  She  will  re- 
ceive $250  a year  to  cover  those  meals 
not  included  in  the  board  (lunches  every 
day  and  all  three  meals  on  Sunday).  She 
will  also  receive  $5.00  a week  for  spending 
money.  This  extra  money  for  meals  and 
allowance  will  be  given  her  in  monthly 
installments.  Photoplay  cannot,  of  course, 
be  responsible  for  any  medical  expenses 
on  the  part  of  the  scholarship  student. 
But  she  will  receive  $65  the  first  year  and 
$50  the  second  year  for  her  books,  as 
specified  by  the  college,  and  her  room, 
board  and  tuition  will  be  paid  for  by  the 
magazine. 

To  enter  this  contest,  fill  out  the  en- 
rollment blank  (on  page  34)  or  reason- 
able facsimile  thereof,  and  mail  it,  not 
later  than  June  25,  together  with  the 
answers  to  the  questionnaire  on  page  97, 
and  a letter  of  not  more  than  300  words 
telling  why  you  want  to  be  an  actress 
and  why  you  think  you  can  act. 

If  you  pass  this  first  stage  of  the  contest, 
you  will  be  notified  by  July  10.  Only 
those  contestants  who  receive  this  noti- 
fication from  Photoplay  will  be  eligible  to 
submit,  not  later  than  July  25,  a voice 
recording  and  two  snapshots. 

Disc,  wire  or  tape  recordings  are  ac- 
ceptable for  this  recording  which  must 
be  made  up  of  any  two  passages  from: 
“A  Place  in  the  Sun,”  “All  About  Eve,” 
“Wuthering  Heights,”  “Our  Very  Own,”  the 
text  of  which  appears  on  page  98. 

These  passages  were  chosen  because 
they  allow  for  a great  deal  of  flexibility  in 
interpretation  and  because  they  are  gener- 
ally familiar.  However,  do  not  imitate  any 
actresses  you  have  seen  in  these  parts. 
Approach  these  passages  as  if  you  were 
the  first  person  ever  to  create  the  roles. 

Disc  is  the  least  expensive  type  of 
recording  and  a record  of  less  than  four 
minutes  of  recording  time  can  be  cut  for 
under  a dollar  to  two  dollars.  Almost 
every  sizable  town  in  the  country  has  a 
professional  recording  studio  where  such 
a record  can  be  made.  The  only  require- 
ment is  that  these  recordings,  disc,  wire 
or  tape,  be  clear  in  tone  and  free  from 
extraneous  noises.  Across  the  center  of  the 
spool  or  disc,  paste  a sticker  on  which  is 
printed  your  name  and  complete  address. 

The  voice  recording  must  be  submitted 
with  two  clear,  candid  snapshots,  one  full 
length,  one  close-up.  This  is  not  a beauty 
contest;  dramatic  talent  is  the  only  qual- 
ification for  winning.  But  the  judges  want 
to  know  everything  about  you — how  you 
think  and  look  and  act.  So  be  sure  these 
are  candid,  natural  snapshots.  On  the 


back  of  each  picture,  print  your  name  and 
complete  address. 

PHOTOPLAY  SCHOLARSHIP 
RULES 

1.  Entrants  must  have  been  graduated  from 
high  school  or  be  a member  of  a June  1951 
graduating  high  school  class.  They  must 
have  maintained  a grade  average  of  "C" 
or  better  during  their  last  school  year. 

2.  Entrants  must  be  young  women  of  adequate 
physical  health  and  under  25  years  of  age 
on  July  I,  1951.  They  must  reside  within 
the  continental  limits  of  the  United  States. 

3.  All  material  must  be  typewritten,  double 
spaced  on  white  paper  not  larger  than  8 x 
1 1 inches.  The  name  and  address  of  the 
contestant  must  appear  in  upper  right  hand 
corner  of  each  page.  All  material  submitted 
becomes  the  property  of  Macfadden  Publi- 
cations, Inc.,  and  will  not  be  returned. 

4.  All  material  must  be  mailed  to:  Photoplay 
Scholarship  Contest,  Box  1250,  Grand  Cen- 
tral Station,  New  York  17,  N.  Y. 

5.  To  enter  this  contest,  submit  the  following 
items  postmarked  not  later  than  June  25: 

a.  Enrollment  blank,  or  reasonable  fac- 
simile thereof,  found  on  page  34. 

b.  Answers  to  questionnaire  on  page  97. 

c.  A letter  of  not  more  than  300  words 
on:  Why  I want  to  be  an  actress.  Tell  why 
you  think  you  can  act.  State  your  reasons 
simply.  Your  letter  will  be  read  for  con- 
tent, not  literary  style. 

6.  If  you  qualify  for  the  second  stage  of  the 
contest,  you  will  be  notified  by  July  10.  Then 
you  will  be  asked  to  send  postmarked  not 
later  than  July  25: 

a.  Two  snapshots — one  full  length  candid 
snapshot,  one  close-up  snapshot. 

b.  A voice  recording  not  more  than  four 
minutes  in  length,  based  on  the  scenes 
that  appear  on  page  98.  Voice  recordings 
must  be  paid  for  by  the  contestants.  Re- 
cordings vary  in  price  from  thirty-five  cents 
to  two  dollars. 

7.  If  you  are  eligible  for  the  third  stage  of  the 
contest,  you  will  be  notified  by  August  6. 
You  will  be  auditioned  before  a local  board 
of  dramatic  authorities  appointed  by 
Photoplay.  The  auditions  will  be  held  in 
towns  convenient  to  the  greatest  number 
of  contestants  during  the  week  of  August 
13-18.  You  will  be  judged  on  the  basis  of 
a prepared  reading,  an  impromptu  reading 
and  a pantomime.  You  also  will  be  re- 
quired to  submit,  not  later  than  August  25: 

a.  Two  letters  of  character  reference 
from  outstanding  members  of  your  com- 
munity— clergyman,  doctor,  teacher  or 
businessman. 

b.  A photostated  copy  of  your  high  school 
record.  (Since  most  schools  will  be  closed 
at  this  time,  it  is  suggested  that  you  have 
a copy  of  this  record  photostated  when  you 
enter  the  contest.)  If  you  have  had  some 
college  training,  you  will  also  be  asked  to 
submit  a copy  of  your  college  record. 

8.  From  the  auditions,  three  final  candidates 
will  be  chosen.  If  selected,  you  will  be 
notified  by  September  6 that  you  are  in- 
vited, as  the  guest  of  Photoplay,  to  visit 
the  Pasadena  Playhouse  during  the  week  ot 
September  17-22.  Here,  you  will  be  audi- 
tioned by  the  board  of  judges  listed  below. 
And  at  this  time,  the  scholarship  student 
will  be  chosen. 

9.  The  final  judges  of  this  contest  will  be: 

1.  Ethel  Barrymore — actress 

2.  Gregory  Peck — actor 

3.  Stanley  Kramer — producer 

4.  Joseph  Mankiewicz — director 

5.  Thomas  Browne  Henry — Dean,  Paso 
dena  Playhouse 

6.  Lyle  Rooks — Hollywood  editor,  Photo- 
play 


96 


!; 


10.  The  decision  of  the  judges  will  be  final. 

11.  This  contest  is  not  open  to  employees  of 
Macfadden  Publications,  Inc.,  or  to  mem- 
bers of  their  families. 

12.  In  the  event  of  a tie,  duplicate  prizes  will 
be  awarded. 

13.  This  contest  is  subject  to  all  State  and 


Federal  regulations. 

14.  The  winner  of  this  contest  will  be  announced 
in  the  December,  1951,  issue  of  Photoplay. 


QUESTIONNAIRE— PHOTOPLAY 
SCHOLARSHIP  CONTEST 

Answer  the  following  questions  numerically. 
Please  type  your  name  and  address  in  the  up- 
per right  hand  corner  of  each  page. 

1.  List  the  high  schools,  business  schools,  col- 
leges or  universities  you  have  attended, 
with  addresses.  Give  complete  dates,  di- 
plomas granted  or  degrees  conferred. 

2.  List  any  theatrical  experience,  including 
school,  camp,  church,  community  or  pro- 
fessional work. 

3.  Have  you  done  any  writing  outside  of  rou- 
tine class  assignments?  If  so,  list  this  writ- 
ing, together  with  the  name  of  any  publica- 
tion in  which  it  has  appeared. 

4.  Have  you  done  any  art  or  design  work?  If 
so,  list  this  work  together  with  the  name  of 
any  publications  in  which  it  has  appeared. 
Also,  state  the  art  courses  you  have  taken. 

5.  Do  you  sing,  dance  or  play  a musical  in- 
strument? What?  State  your  training. 

6.  Indicate  your  first  and  second  choices 
among: 

a.  motion  picture  actors,  actresses,  films 

b.  radio  male,  female  performers,  pro- 
grams 

c.  television  male,  female  performers, 
programs 

d.  stage  actors,  actresses,  plays 

e.  poems,  poets 

f.  plays,  playwrights 

g.  fiction,  non-fiction,  authors 

h.  classical  music,  popular  compositions, 
composers 

i.  magazines,  other  than  Photoplay 

Contestants,  who  are  notified  by  July  10  that 
they  are  eligible  to  compete  in  the  second  stage 
of  the  contest,  will  choose  any  two  of  the  scenes 
on  page  98  for  the  voice  recording.  These 
recordings  and  two  candid  snapshots  must  be 
postmarked  no  later  than  July  25.  Be  sure 
your  name  and  complete  address  is  securely 
fastened  to  the  recordings. 


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This  scene,  between  Alice  and  George,  fakes 
place  in  a rowboat  in  the  middle  of  a deserted 
mountain  lake.  Alice  has  followed  George,  who 
loves  the  beautiful  and  wealthy  Angela  Vickers, 
to  Angela's  summer  home.  Because  Alice  is 
about  to  have  George's  child,  she  convinces 
him  they  must  marry! 

It's  so  lonely  here.  It's  like  we  were  the  only 
two  people  left  in  the  whole  world. 

Maybe  we  are.  Maybe  when  we  get  back  to 
shore  everybody  else  will  have  disappeared.  I'd 
like  that,  wouldn't  you? 

Then  we  could  go  anywhere  we  wanted.  We 
could  live  in  the  biggest  house  in  the  world  if 
we  wanted. 

Only  I'd  like  to  live  in  a little  house,  just  big 
enough  for  the  two  of  us. 

Only  there's  going  to  be  more  than  two  of 
us,  isn't  there? 

Oh,  George,  look  behind  you! 

Star  light,  star  bright — first  star  I see  tonight 
— wish  me  luck — wish  me  light — Make  my  wish 
come  true  tonight. 

I'll  tell  you  what  I wished,  George. 

I wished  that  you  loved  me  again. 

Oh,  you'll  see  . . . we'll  . . . we'll  make  a go 
of  it  if  we  give  ourselves  the  chance.  We'll  go 
to  another  town  where  nobody  knows  us,  and 
we'll  get  jobs  . . . maybe  together.  We  . . . 
we'll  do  things  together. 

And  go  out  together.  Just  like  any  other  old 
married  couple.  And  George,  you'll  see  after 
awhile  you'll  settle  down  and  you'll  be  happy 
and  content  with  what  you've  got,  instead  of 
working  yourself  up  all  the  time  over  the  things 
you  can't  have. 

After  all,  it's  the  little  things  in  life  that 
count.  Sure,  maybe  we'll  have  to  scrimp  and 
save  . . . but  we'll  have  each  other. 

I . . . I'm  not  afraid  of  bein'  poor. 

You  are  afraid,  aren't  you,  George?  You 
wish  that  you  weren't  here  with  me,  don't  you? 
You  wish  that  I was  someplace  else  where  you'd 
never  have  to  see  me  again  . . . don't  you? 

Or  maybe,  you  wish  that  I was  dead.  Is  that 
it?  Do  you  wish  that  I was  dead? 

(Th  is  scene  from  "A  Place  in  the  Sun"  was  re- 
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WUTHERING  HEIGHTS 

Cathy  Earnshaw,  in  love  with  the  gypsy 
Heathciiff,  hesitates  about  marrying  the  wealthy 
Edgar  Linton.  Ellen,  the  Earnshaw  housekeeper, 
asks  Cathy  why  she  is  reluctant  to  take  her 
place  in  the  "heavenly"  world  of  the  Lintons. 
Cathy  explains: 

I don't  think  I belong  in  heaven,  Ellen. 

I dreamt  once  I was  there.  I dreamt  I went 
to  heaven  and  that  heaven  didn't  seem  to  be 
my  home,  and  I broke  my  heart  with  weeping 
to  come  back  to  earth,  and  the  angels  were  so 
angry,  they  flung  me  out  into  the  middle  of 
the  heath  on  top  of  Wuthering  Heights,  and 
I woke  up  sobbing  with  joy. 

That's  it,  Ellen  . . . I've  no  more  business 
marrying  Edgar  Linton  than  I have  being  in 
heaven  . . . but  Ellen,  Ellen,  what  can  I do? 

Heathciiff  has  sunk  so  low.  He  seems  to  take 
pleasure  in  being  mean  and  brutal. 

And  yet  . . . he's  more  myself  than  I am. 
Whatever  our  souls  are  made  of,  his  and  mine 
are  the  same  . . . and  Linton's  is  as  different 
as  frost  from  fire.  My  one  thought  in  living  is 
Heathciiff.  Ellen!  I am  Heathciiff. 

Everything  he's  suffered,  I've  suffered.  The 
little  happiness  he's  ever  known,  I've  had  too. 
Oh!  Ellen,  if  everything  in  the  world  died  and 
Heathciiff  remained,  life  would  still  be  full  for 
me. 

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Eve,  a stage-struck  girl,  Is  brought  into  the 
dressing  room  of  Margo  Channing,  the  star. 


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ning and  producer  Lloyd  Richards,  and  his  wife. 
Her  speech  is  convincing  although  everything 
she  says  is  untrue.  She  speaks  simply  and  with- 
out self-pity: 

I guess  it  started  back  home.  Wisconsin, 
that  is.  There  was  just  Mum  and  Dad — and  me. 

I was  the  only  child,  and  I made  believe  a lot 
when  I was  a kid — I acted  out  oil  sorts  of 
things  . . . what  they  were  isn't  important.  But 
somehow  acting  and  make-believe  began  to 
fill  up  my  life  more  and  more,  it  got  so  that  I 
couldn’t  tell  the  real  from  the  unreal  except 
that  the  unreal  seemed  more  real  to  me  . . . 

I'm  talking  a lot  of  gibberish,  aren't  I? 

Farmers  were  poor  in  those  days,  that's  what 
Dad  was — a farmer.  I had  to  help  out.  So  I 
quit  school  and  I went  to  Milwaukee.  I became 
a secretary.  In  a brewery.  When  you're  a 
secretary  in  a brewery — it's  pretty  hard  to 
make  believe  you're  anything  else.  Everything 
is  beer. 

It  wasn't  much  fun,  but  it  helped  at  home — 
and  there  was  a little  theater  group  . . . like  a 
drop  of  rain  on  a desert.  That's  where  1 met 
Eddie.  He  was  a radio  technician.  We  played 
"Liliom"  for  three  performances,  I was  awful — 
then  the  war  came,  and  we  got  married. 

Eddie  was  in  the  Air  Force — and  they  sent 
him  to  the  South  Pacific.  You  were  with  the 
O.W.I.,  weren't  you,  Mr.  Richards? 

That's  what  "Who's  Who"  says  . . . 

Well,  with  Eddie  gone,  my  life  went  back  to 
beer.  Except  for  a letter  a week.  One  week, 
Eddie  wrote  he  had  a leave  coming  up.  I'd 
saved  my  money  and  vacation  time.  I went  to 
San  Francisco  to  meet  him. 

Eddie  wasn't  there.  They  forwarded  the  tele- 
gram from  Milwaukee — the  one  that  came  from 
Washington  to  say  that  Eddie  wasn't  coming  at 
all. 

That  Eddie  was  dead  . . . 

...  so  I figured  I'd  stay  in  San  Francisco.’ 
I was  alone,  but  I couldn't  go  back  without 
Eddie. 

I found  a job.  And  his  insurance  helped  . . . 
and  there  were  theaters  in  San  Francisco. 

And  one  night  Margo  Channing  came  to 
play  in  "Remembrance"  . . . and  I went  to  see 
it.  And — well — here  I am  . . . 

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Gail,  discovering  at  eighteen  that  she  is  an 
adopted  child,  is  emotionally  upset.  Finally, 
she  realizes  the  security  of  being  loved  comes 
from  being  loved  whether  parents  are  natural 
or  adopted.  She  reveals  herself  in  a speech  to 
her  graduating  class: 

Most  of  us  here  were  born  in  America,  and 
unthinkingly,  we  take  the  wonderful  privilege 
of  our  citizenship  for  granted. 

Others,  quite  a few,  acquired  that  privilege 
by  adopting  this  land  as  their  own,  and  to 
them,  I know,  that'  privilege  is  a!l  the  more 
hallowed  and  precious  ...  it  should  be. 

There  are  other  things  which  too  many  of 
us  take  for  granted  . . . the  everyday,  priceless 
privilege  of  being  raised  in  a house,  which,  by 
the  magic  of  being  lived  in  by  a family,  ceased 
to  be  just  a house  and  became  a home  ...  a 
home  filled  with  memories  to  treasure — a home 
where  sisters  fought— and  made  up;  where  a 
mother  was  wise,  and  gentle,  and  just  and  un- 
derstanding; where  a father  was  often  indul- 
gent, sometimes  stern — and  slapped  us  down 
when  we  deserved  it;  All  this  we  are  too  apt 
to  take  for  granted,  and  we  never  should,  for, 
next  to  the  great  privilege  of  being  a citizen, 
is  the  simpler,  and,,  in  a sense,  even  greater 
privilege  of  just  belonging  to,  and  being  one 
of,  a family. 

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printed through  the  courtesy  of  Samuel  Gold- 
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The  End 


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Francis  X.  Bushman,  Betty  Blythe,  William 
Farnum,  Helen  Gibson,  Arlene  Pretty,  Cleo 
Ridgely,  Dorothy  Vernon,  Elmo  Lincoln 
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Mann  ( the  Keystone  Kop),  Babe  Kane  and 
“ Baby ” Marie  Osborn — the  greatest  number 
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single  scene.  Betty  Blythe,  once  the  most 
I beautiful  woman  on  the  screen,  gave  new- 
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Richard  Conte  insists  that  the  heel  and 
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stars  of  this  suspense  melodrama  which 
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insure  the  success  of  her  deception  she 
marries  Richard  Basehart,  the  guardian 
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large  San  Francisco  fortune.  In  the  creepy 
; mansion  she  soon  discovers  that  her  hus- 
band is  out  to  murder  her  and  the  boy. 
She  rushes  to  a handsome  young  lawyer 
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boy,  Fay  Baker  his  attractive  governess. 

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known  as  “Julius’s  Castle”— was  converted 
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It  has  been  sixteen  months  since  Italian  born 
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picture.  During  that  time  she  visited  her 
grandmother  in  Italy,  had  an  appendix  re- 
moved and  made  two  European  pictures  . . . 
Handsome  Bill  Lundigan  had  expected  to 
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but  learned  to  his  disgust  he  had  to  learn  to 
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Crawford  and  Irene  Dunne. 

Let  me  quickly  add  that  none  of  them 
comes  within  a flock  of  zeros  of  spending 
$100,000  a year  on  clothes.  But  their  budget 
for  fashion  is  larger  than  the  salaries  of 
many  rising  young  starlets.  The  Claudettes, 
Joans,  etc.,  can  afford  such  money.  And 
it’s  a recognized  business  expense  when 
they  make  out  their  income  tax  report,  too. 

To  me,  the  real  wonder  is  not  that  the 
big  stars  manage  to  dress  so  well,  but  that 
many  of  the  rising  youngsters,  without 
benefit  of  four-figure  paychecks,  high- 
power  press-agentry  or  top-flight  con- 
nections, are  able  to  look  so  lovely. 

There  are  a lot  of  young  stars  in  Holly- 
wood who  get  “oohs”  and  “a hs”  when  they 
walk  into  a restaurant,  attend  a preview, 
or  make  any  kind  of  public  appearance. 
And  they  do  it  on  limited  budgets,  with 
intelligence,  imagination  and  daring.  My 
fanciest  hat  is  off  to  them. 

THE  list  I’ve  made  up  has  two  groups. 

The  first  is  my  Top  Ten,  all  of  whom  are 
on  a par.  The  second  list  consists  of  nine 
runners-up,  who  narrowly  miss  the  first 
group.  To  start  with — in  the  Top  Ten — 
let’s  consider  Mona  Freeman: 

“I  was  seventeen,  and  making  $75  a 
week,”  Mona  said,  “when  I realized  that 
it  was  important  to  learn  how  to  dress.  So 
I went  to  see  Edith  Head,  and  asked  for 
help.” 

Edith  Head,  an  Academy  Award  winner, 
is  chief  designer  at  Paramount.  And  her 
hobby  is  showing  young  stars  how  to  dress. 
For  tact  and  patience  Edith  merits  a sec- 
ond Academy  Award.  It  was  for  Mona 
that  Edith  created  her  now  famous  “Dress 
with  Nine  Lives.”  This  is  an  entire  eve- 
ning wardrobe,  with  versions  to  suit  any 
dress-up  occasion,  based  upon  a black 
taffeta  sheath  with  a strapless  bodice.  The 
additions  make  many  separate  dresses — 
four  overskirts,  all  quite  different,  a 
white-violet  bib,  a plaid  taffeta  trim,  that 
runs  from  throat  to  hem,  and  a wide  vel- 
vet sash. 

“I  still  use  the  same  idea  for  all  my 
dress-up  clothes,”  Mona  says.  “I  don’t 
know  what  I’d  do  without  this  idea  because 
I simply  can’t  get  a new  dress  for  every 
appearance — and  I do  have  to  go  out 
often.” 

Then  there’s  Janet  Leigh.  Janet  got  her 
chance  at  M-G-M  when  she  was  in  debt 
and  she  spent  her  paychecks  on  these 
debts,  not  on  clothes.  Her  “evening  wrap” 
was  a reversible  raincoat.  Once,  on  studio 
orders,  Janet  borrowed  clothes  from  the 
wardrobe  department  to  attend  a premiere. 


Hit  Parade 

Shortly  after  midnight,  the  studio  watch- 
man was  amazed  to  see  Janet  at  the  gate. 

“Please  let  me  in,”  she  said,  “so  I can 
put  these  clothes  back  and  get  my  own.” 

“But  you  can  bring  them  back  tomor- 
row just  as  well,”  the  watchman  said. 

“Oh,  no,”  said  Janet,  “suppose  somebody 
stole  them  from  my  house,  or  I tore  them 
or  something.  It  would  take  my  next  three 
paychecks  to  replace  them.” 

So,  in  the  early  hours  of  the  morning, 
Janet  changed  into  her  own  skirt  and 
sweater  and  went  home,  leaving  the 
watchman  with  a story  to  tell.  (I  never 
used  to  return  mine  until  the  next  day. 
Stars  of  that  era  used  to  ask  how  I man- 
aged to  dress  better  than  they  did.  I never 
told  them.) 

Today,  Janet  wears  only  her  own  clothes 
— and  they  look  wonderful  on  her.  She 
dresses  simply,  but  with  the  kind  of  sim- 
plicity that  spells  high  style. 

“It  took  a lot  of  learning,”  she  says. 
“You  see,  when  I went  into  pictures,  I 
didn’t  know  anything  about  clothes  except 
that  they  were  supposed  to  keep  you  warm 
and  decent.  When  I tried  to  dress  up  for 
my  first  studio  interview,  my  agent  made 
me  go  home  and  start  all  over.  He  said  I 
looked  like  a road-company  Sadie  Thomp- 
son who’d  been  caught  in  the  rain.” 

“You’ve  certainly  changed,”  I told  her. 
“How  do  you  do  it?” 

“By  watching  and  learning  and  having 
a good  teacher  in  Amelia  Gray.” 

Amelia  Gray’s  shop  is  to  young  starlets 
what  the  campus  dress  shop  is  to  college 
girls.  Amelia  catches  them  young  and, 
as  others  besides  Janet  have  proved,  teach- 
es them  well. 

From  Amelia,  Janet  learned  to  use 
“separates.”  Actually  separates  are  a top 
secret  of  fashion  success.  One  skirt  with 
five  different  tops — blouses,  sweaters,  vest- 
ees,  etc. — adds  up  to  five  costumes.  “You 
never  get  tired  of  them,  either,”  says 
Janet. 

Nancy  Olson  is  another  of  Edith  Head’s 
grateful  pupils.  Edith  taught  Nancy  to 
recognize  her  type — the  well-scrubbed  col- 
lege girl — and  emphasize  it  with  her 
clothes.  (By  the  way,  Nancy’s  kind  of 
college  girl  has  nothing  in  common  with 
the  sloppy-joe,  runover  shoes,  dirty-neck 
horror  that  was  the  popular  “college  look" 
a short  while  ago — Heaven  forbid  we  ever 
go  back  to  that!) 

To  me,  Nancy  Olson  is  a fine  example  of 
the  casually  tailored  young  woman  of  to- 
day. She  likes  to  play  up  her  honey-blonde 
hair  in  the  colors  she  wears,  and  she  loves 
yellow.  I always  think  of  Nancy  as  “typi- 
cally American.” 

“I  couldn’t  be  more  flattered,  Hedda,” 


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Makes 

3 pounds  ground  beef 
I pound  rice,  cooked 

2 large  onions,  sliced  fine 

3 garlic  cloves,  sliced  fine 

I tablespoon  salt 
l/2  teaspoon  pepper 
2 large  cabbage  heads 
3 tablespoons  chicken  fat 
I large  onion,  chopped 
I (No.  2)  can  tomato  juice 
boiling  water 


bout  30  rolls 


put  first  six  ingredients  in  large  bowl.  Cut 
core  from  cabbage  and  let  stand  in  boiling 
water  until  leaves  are  soft.  Separate  leaves. 
Place  a heaping  tablespoon  of  meat  mix- 
ture on  each  leaf.  Fold,  and  roll  up.  Secure 
with  a toothpick.  Melt  chicken  fat  in  a 
large  pot;  add  chopped  onion  and  cook  5 
minutes  over  low  heat,  stirring  constantly. 
Add  cabbage  rolls;  cook  over  low  heat  15 
minutes.  Pour  tomato  juice  over  rolls;  cover 
and  cook  very  slowly  2I/2  to  3 hours. 


100 


Nancy  said,  when  I told  her  that.  “You 
know  I’m  a ‘suit  girl.’  I spend  most  of  my 
life  in  suits.  Lately,  since  I married  Alan 
(that’s  her  composer  husband,  Alan  Ler- 
ner),  and  spend  half  of  my  time  in  New 
York,  suits  have  become  the  mainstay  of 
my  wardrobe — the  only  answer  to  the 
East-West  problem.  A few  changes  of 
blouses  and  accessories  and  you’re  as  well 
dressed  in  New  York  as  in  California.” 
Even  though  she  has  married  into  the 
wealthy  Lerner  family  Nancy  sticks  to  her 
budget. 

Reid-haired  Arlene  Dahl  is  anything  but 
collegiate.  Quite  the  opposite  of  the 
straight-and-tailored  type,  Arlene  is  in- 
tensely feminine.  A born  mannequin,  she 
has  a true  sense  of  style  and  a flair  that’s 
her  very  own.  Arlene,  tallest  of  my  Top 
Ten,  can  get  away  with  much  that  the 
smaller  girls  are  forced  to  avoid — cart- 
wheel hats,  capes,  pyramid  coats,  and  such. 

WHEN  Arlene  became  Mrs.  Lex  Barker, 
she  chose  for  her  honeymoon  in  Europe 
fabrics  that  would  pack  well — jerseys, 
chiffons,  uncrushable  linens.  For  colors, 
she  used  black,  white,  pink  and  cocoa  for 
the  daytime,  with  outfits  and  accessories — 
plus  some  beautiful  big  hats — in  each  of 
these  colors. 

Her  wedding  gown,  designed  by  Helen 
Rose,  is  the  backbone  of  the  formal  section 
of  her  trousseau.  It  has  a white  Chantilly 
lace  coat,  with  a stand-up  collar,  and  a 
flaring  skirt  that  is  worn  over  a short 
white  satin  sheath.  Without  the  lace  coat, 
the  sheath  becomes  a sophisticated  short 
dinner  dress  By  detaching  the  shoulder 
straps  and  using  different  scarves,  it  looks 
like  still  another  evening  frock.  The  Chan- 
tilly coat  can  be  worn  over  a black,  or  a 
colored,  sheath  for  afternoon  tea,  or  it 
can  be  used  as  a light  coat  with  any  of 
the  other  three  evening  gowns  Arlene  is 
taking  along. 

Recently,  when  Arthur  Loew  Jr.  called 
Debbie  Reynolds  for  a date,  she  said,  “I’m 
sorry,  but  this  is  my  Girl  Scout  night.” 
That’s  just  like  Debbie,  who’s  nineteen, 
looks  fifteen,  and  lives  in  Glendale  and  is 
quite  happy  about  the  whole  thing. 

Yet  Debbie  is  on  my  list  of  best-dressed 
because,  though  she’s  tiny,  she  always 
looks  as  if  she  stepped  out  of  the  pages 
of  a fashion  magazine.  (Except  when  she’s 
wearing  her  merit-badged  Scout  uniform!) 

Debbie’s  lucky  because  she  can  see  a 
style  she  likes  on  a tall  girl  and  her  mother 
will  know  just  how  to  re-create  it,  scaled 
down  to  Debbie’s  size.  And  Debbie  listens 
when  her  mother  tells  her  what  not  to 
wear — like  big  hats,  wide  belts,  long 
jackets,  flowery  prints,  two-piece  dresses, 
horizontal  stripes,  huge  shoulder  bags, 
chunky  jewelry,  and  so  on. 

“I  have  a passion  for  polka  dots,”  Deb- 
bie admitted.  “But  I know  better  than  to 
try  to  wear  them.  So  Mother  bought  some 
polka  dotted  material — and  made  seat- 
covers  for  my  beat-up  Ford.” 

Debbie  has  another  passion — shoes.  She’d 
love  dozens  of  pairs,  but  she’s  learned  that 
it’s  best  to  buy  fewer,  and  better  shoes. 
She  never  wears  platforms,  even  though 
they  might  add  to  her  height,  because  she 
says  they  give  a club-footed  look.  And 
never,  never  would  she  wear  an  ankle- 
strap.  “Ankle  straps  cut  my  legs  in  half— 
and  I can’t  afford  that,”  she  smiled. 

Debbie’s  right  about  that.  And  they  also 
give  a floozy  look,  but  that’s  my  personal 
opinion.  . 

When  you  talk  to  Ann  Blyth  about 
clothes  you  find  another  change-over 
artist  on  your  hands.  She  is  a great  be- 
liever in  getting  an  inexpensive  dressmaker 
and  working  with  her  on  things  that  seem 
too  ambitious  for  her  own  needle. 

“I  clip  out  pictures  from  papers,  and 
magazines,”  Ann  told  me.  “Then  I hunt 
for  bargains  in  fabrics  Then  I work  with 


the  dressmaker  so  she  knows  just  what 
I want — and  presto— I’ve  got  a dress  that 
looks  as  if  it  cost  two  hundred  dollars  at 
a fraction  of  that.” 

That’s  all  right,  say  I,  when  you  are 
able  to  visualize  a dress  from  a sketch 
and  a hunk  of  uncut  fabric,  and  know  that 
it  will  look  like  a knockout  on  you.  But 
if  you  can’t — and  most  girls  can’t — then 
you’d  do  better  sticking  to  ready-mades. 
In  that  way  you’ll  save  yourself  heart- 
aches, wasted  time  and  money! 

Jean  Peters  is  another  star  who  makes 
most  of  her  clothes.  Once  she  gave  a party 
at  Jean  Negulesco’s  house  where  all  the 
girls  had  to  come  in  dresses  they  had  made 
themselves. 

“I  usually  shop  for  inspiration,”  she  said, 
“to  find  ideas  I can  adapt.  Once  in  a 
while  I’ll  see  something  that’s  so  super- 
duper  I can’t  resist  buying  it — and  then 
I gear  the  rest  of  my  wardrobe  around  it. 

“Personally,  I’m  a believer  in  quality, 
not  quantity,  and  I’d  rather  save  until  I 
can  afford  the  very  best  grade  of  fabric 
than  waste  good  handiwork  on  a second- 
rate  piece — that  goes  for  daytime  clothes. 
Because  evening  things  get  much  less 
wear,  you  can  use  cheaper  materials,  and 
make  the  dresses  more  for  effect  than  for 
lasting  qualities.” 

She  doesn’t  care  much  for  accessories, 
saying  they  “date”  too  quickly,  and  she 
would  rather  have  matching  gloves  made 
for  an  evening  gown  than  buy  a piece  of 
“junk”  jewelry  to  show  it  off. 

Aprons,  which  button  on  to  change  a 
costume,  are  a pet  notion  of  Jean’s,  and 
so  I had  her  photographed  in  one.  Other 
aprons,  of  varied  fabrics,  will  change  the 
dress  again  and  again — you  only  run  out 
of  changes  when  you  run  out  of  aprons. 

I’D  RATE  Phyllis  Kirk  a girl  with  re- 
markable chic.  She  wears  her  clothes; 
her  clothes  don’t  wear  her. 

Phyllis  told  me  she  considers  fashion 
straight  arithmetic.  “First  you  have  to 
know  just  how  much  you  can  spend.  Then 
you  have  to  decide  how  much  you  need. 
Then  you  should  go  over  your  present 
wardrobe  to  see  how  much  you  must  add, 
and  how  much  you  should  subtract.  That’s 
wardrobe  arithmetic.” 

Being  still  another  “separates”  girl, 
Phyllis  can  swing  endless  changes  with 
skirts  and  blouses.  She  likes  jersey  blouses 
because  they  don’t  have  to  be  pressed, 
and  cotton  ones  she  can  wash  at  home, 
and  thus  cut  down  on  cleaning  bills. 

Her  tips  on  clothes  care  might  have 
come  from  someone  twice  her  age. 
“Clothes,  like  skin,  respond  to  kind  treat- 
ment,” she  said.  “Don’t  iron  them  to 
death.  Hang  them  in  the  air  after  each 
wearing.  Take  a lesson  from  salesgirls 
who  zip  zippers  and  button  buttons  to 
keep  clothes  balanced  on  the  hangers. 

“Also  in  picking  new  clothes,”  she  said, 
“I  do  my  best  to  know  my  own  potentiali- 
ties. What  looks  good  on  Gloria  Swanson 
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Sally  Forrest  is  just  as  candid  about  her 
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“I  have  to  be  careful  what  I put  on,” 
Sally  told  me  as  seriously  as  if  she  were 
discussing  philosophy.  “If  I’m  not  careful, 
I can  look  as  “busy”  as  closing  night  at 
a country  fair.” 

First  of  all,  Sally  watches  colors,  pre- 
ferring to  use  two  shades  of  the  same 
color,  rather  than  contrasting  tones.  For 
instance,  with  a dark  green  suit,  she’d 
wear  lighter  green  accessories;  and  then 
she’d  plan  it  so  these  same  accessories 
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Her  one  extravagance  is  clusters  of  small 
flowers  which  she  uses  with  great  imagi- 
nation, pinning  them  at  her  throat,  on  the 
cuff  of  a glove,  on  her  small  “clutch” 
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Coleen  Gray,  the  last  of  my  Top  Ten,  is 
also  a small  girl  and  she  has  such  a narrow 
waist  that  she’s  inclined  to  look  hippy — 
that  is,  if  she’s  not  careful.  For  that 
reason,  she  says,  she  prefers  to  wear  full 
skirts  whenever  possible. 

“When  I came  from  the  farm  in  Min- 
nesota to  Hollywood,  I knew  as  much 
about  fashions  as  you  can  learn  by  reading 
a Sears  Roebuck  catalogue.  I bought 
things  for  durability  and  that  ended  the 
matter,”  she  told  me. 

“First  I watched  other  girls,  and  tried 
to  learn  from  them.  After  a few  sad 
experiences  of  copying  other  girls  out- 
right, I found  I had  to  study  my  own 
needs,  and  play  up  my  good  points.  Also 
I discovered  that  suits  didn’t  look  as  well 
on  me  as  coat-dresses,  and  I can  save  on 
blouses  by  having  coat-dresses  that  can 
be  changed  around  with  scarves,  collars, 
and  accessories.” 

Coleen  has  one  trick  other  girls  might 
want  to  try.  She  gets  a moderately-priced 
dress,  of  good  cut  and  material,  and  then 
goes  to  work  on  it  herself.  For  instance, 
she’ll  take  out  the  top-stitching  and 
re-do  it  by  hand,  substitute  better  buttons, 
refinish  the  buttonholes,  alter  the  shoulder- 
pads  and  generally  give  it  a “couturiere 
touch.”  When  she’s  through,  she  has  a 
dress  that  looks  as  if  it  cost  at  least  twice 
its  actual  price. 

So  much  for  my  Top  Ten.  Here  are  the 
runners-up  I promised,  any  one  of  whom 
might  well  reach  the  Top  Ten  at  any 
moment.  Girls  to  watch,  all  nine  of  them, 
bright  girls  with  plenty  of  style  know-how. 

Terry  Moore  begins  this  list.  When  any- 
one asks  Terry  who  designs  her  clothes, 
she  always  answers,  “The  girls.”  Terry 
does  her  own  designing  but  the  team 
which  executes  the  designs  consists  of 
her  talented  mother,  their  next-door 
neighbor,  Mrs.  Heuter,  and  the  woman 
who  lives  across  the  street,  Mrs.  Draviner. 
Terry’s  mother  does  the  dressmaking; 
Mrs.  Heuter  is  an  expert  knitter;  and 
Mrs.  Draviner  makes  jewelry.  You  should 
have  seen  Terry’s  trousseau  when  she 
married  football  star  Glenn  Davis,  and, 
when  the  newlyweds  returned  from  their 
honeymoon,  Terry  was  greeted  with 
five  new  costumes,  which  “The  Girls” 
had  whipped  up  while  she  was  away. 

Mala  Powers  also  has  a gifted  mother, 
who  turns  out  new  and  interesting 
separates  for  Mala  which  keep  her  among 
the  better  dressed  young  stars. 


Jeanne  Crain  is  a member  of  a sewing 
circle.  The  girls  have  different  specialties. 
Lately,  Jeanne  has  been  concentrating 
on  patio  skirts  made  of  felt,  with  appliques 
she  cuts  out  herself  and  sews  on. 

Peggy  Dow,  who  modeled  her  way  into 
films,  believes  in  the  “few  but  good” 
theory  of  dressing.  She  goes  in  for  good 
suits,  which  last  several  seasons,  and 
plain- colored  dresses.  She  lets  herself  go 
with  costume  jewelry  which  is  unusual 
and  striking. 

Faith  Domergue  avoids  the  tailored 
and  plays  up  the  exotically  feminine — 
using  stoles  and  Mexican  rebozos  a great 
deal.  She  says  she  dresses  only  for  men, 
and  finds  peasant  clothes  wonderfully 
attractive  for  informal  wear. 

I IKE  almost  all  the  girls  mentioned, 
Joan  Evans  is  carefully  budgeted,  but 
dresses  very  well  in  spite  of  that  fact. 
A pet  idea  of  hers  is  to  be  sure  to  wear 
bright,  gay  colors  on  a rainy  day. 

Nancy  Davis  sticks  to  sports  clothes 
because  they’re  always  in  style.  Nancy  has 
kept  practically  everything  she  ever  had. 
“Sooner  or  later,”  she  says,  “they  come 
back  in  style.” 

Suits  suit  Piper  Laurie.  Her  big  tip  to 
the  other  girl  is:  “Don’t  buy  something 
just  because  you  want  it,  only  when  you’re 
sure  you  can’t  do  without  it.”  Carried  to 
extremes,  this  advice  might  produce  a 
race  of  Lady  Godivas,  but  it  seems  to 
work  quite  well  for  Piper. 

Diana  Lynn  is  the  only  one  of  these 
girls  who  seems  to  care  about  hats — and 
she  loves  them.  “Well,  blame  yourself, 
Hedda,”  she  said,  when  I faced  her  with 
that  fact.  “It’s  all  your  fault.  When  I was 
first  in  pictures  and  met  you,  I found  my 
eyes — and  the  eyes  of  everyone  else — went 
right  to  your  hats.  And  I never  remem- 
bered what  else  you  were  wearing— except 
it  looked  well. 

“Later  I discovered,  that  you  can  buy 
a very  handsome  hat— an  eye-catcher — 
for  much  less  than  you  have  to  pay  for 
a dress.  So  I buy  one  good  suit,  a couple 
of  dresses  and  I let  myself  go  on  hats. 
Maybe,  if  I work  at  it  hard  enough,  I’ll 
be  able  to  out-hat  you,  Miss  Hopper!” 

Well,  if  it’s  going  to  be  a competition, 
Diana,  no  holds  are  barred — and  I’ll  meet 
you  with  bared  bonnets  at  dawn! 

Here  they  are,  as  well-dressed  a bunch 
of  girls  as  you’ll  ever  want  to  meet,  even 
if  they  do  include^  some  sew-and-sews. 

Mona  Freeman  is  in  “Darling,  How 
Could  You!”;  Arlene  Dahl  in  “No  Questions 
Asked”;  Jean  Peters  in  “Take  Car q,  .0/ 
My  Little  Girl”;  Phyllis  Kirk  in  “ Three 
Guys  Named  Mike”;  Sally  Forrest  in 
“Excuse  My  Dust ” and  Coleen  Gray  in 
“Apache  Drums.” 

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(Continued  from  page  71)  during  a day. 

Everybody  wants  to  be  liked,  hungers 
secretly  for  approval  and  praise  and  for 
thanks  when  these  things  are  coming  to 
him — everybody,  even  parents! 

I can  just  hear  some  of  you  growling, 
“How  about  me?  Maybe  I need  a little 
approval  too.” 

A lot  of  teenagers  I know  are  convinced 
that,  no  matter  what,  their  parents  will 
react  to  confidences  with  harshness  or  dis- 
approval; that  “parents  simply  don’t  un- 
derstand.” 

But,  human  nature  being  what  it  is,  this 
isn’t  true.  Every  one  of  us  creates  his  own 
emotional  environment.  How  our  friends, 
or  our  teachers,  or  our  parents  feel  about 
us  is  up  to  us!  Give  consideration  and  you’ll 
get  it  back  tenfold. 

You  don’t  believe  it?  Try  this  tomorrow 
morning.  When  you  first  wake  up,  instead 
of  treating  the  members  of  your  family 
like  pieces  of  furniture,  show  some  affec- 
tion to  each  and  every  one.  And  then  start 
your  day.  See  if  making  the  people  around 
you  happier  doesn’t  make  you  a happier 
person,  too. 

Beauty  Is  Home-Grotvn,  Too 

Do  you  find  it  depressing — this  notion 
that  your  personality  is  what  you  make  it 
— that  nothing  you  can  buy  in  a drugstore 
or  bone  up  on  in  a book  can  produce 
miraculous  improvements  in  the  way  peo- 
ple feel  about  you? 

Well,  brace  yourself  for  a further  shock 
— your  beauty  is  what  you  make  it,  too. 
Oh,  the  right  cosmetics  will  help  you — and 
a good  hairdresser  can  be  a friend  indeed. 
But  it’s  up  to  you  to  study  your  appearance 
in  its  totality;  decide  what  mistakes  you’ve 
been  making  to  mar  the  total  effect  and 
then  redesign  the  picture. 

For  instance:  I have  a friend  who  should 
be  a beauty.  She  has  a lovely  heart-shaped 
face,  with  hazel  eyes  and  delicate  regular 
features.  She  has  a mass  of  shining,  golden- 
brown  hair,  which  she  wears  long — in  a 
shoulder-length  page  boy.  It’s  lovely, 
healthy  hair  which  she  brushes  daily  with 
a nylon  bristle  brush.  She  has  found  the 
perfect  cream  rinse  preparation  to  over- 
come the  hard  water  which  she  must  use 
for  shampoos. 

Still,  her  mirror  tells  her  that  the  effect 
is  all  wrong — she  isn’t  as  attractive  as  she 
should  be. 

The  secret  is  in  the  way  she  does  her 
hair'.  It’s  beautiful  hair — but  massed 
around  her  face  it  completely  obscures  the 
delicate  beauty  of  her  features. 

“But  my  husband  likes  my  hair  long,” 
she  protested  when  I suggested  this. 

This  friend’s  hair  can  be  long — and  still 
add  to,  not  detract  from  her  beauty,  if  she 
will  wear  it  pulled  softly  back  from  her 
face,  with  a stand  up  coronal  effect  or  braid 
on  top,  perhaps — she  can  stand  the  height, 
she  is  only  5’  5" — and  the  mass  of  her  hair 
in  curls  or  in  a chignon  at  the  nape  of  the 
; ’“ick. 

Simple?  But  it  works.  This  girl  could 
be  lovelier  by  uncovering  her  charms. 


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Do  You  Bite  Your  Nails? 

A surprising  number  of  readers  have 
written  to  me  that  they  are  worried  and 
distracted  over  the  habit  they  have  of 
biting  their  fingernails. 

“How  can  we  stop  this  ‘bad’  habit?”  they 
want  to  know.  “Is  there  anything  we  can 
do?” 

Well,  the  very  first  thing  you  must  do 
is  stop  worrying  about  it.  The  very  strain 
of  trying  too  hard  will  make  you  tense — 
and  then  you  start  biting  your  nails  again. 

Psychologists  have  discovered  that  a 
deep-seated  lack  of  self-confidence  lies  be- 
hind this  nail-biting  problem.  The  first 
thing  you  must  try  to  do,  in  your  efforts  to 
overcome  the  habit,  is  to  believe  the  fol- 
lowing truths: 

Everybody  has  problems.  No  one  is  per- 
fect. No  matter  how  wild  or  “wicked” 
your  secret  thoughts  seem  to  be — other 
people,  nice  people — have  moments  of  just 
such  thinking,  too.  Basically  you  are  just  as 
good  as  anyone  else. 

Once  you  are  convinced,  you  are  ready 
for  Step  Two:  Try  to  note  at  what  times 
the  need  to  bite  your  nails  is  most  urgent. 
Is  it  when  you  are  at  the  movies,  or  in  the 
toughest  class  at  school,  or,  perhaps,  when 
you’ve  been  scolded  by  your  parents  and 
you  are  feeling  sorry  for  yourself? 

You  will  find  that  there  is  “a  method  in 
your  madness” — that  some  particular  strain 
brings  on  the  nail  biting. 

Then,  knowing  when  you’ll  need  help, 
slip  a piece  of  “Silly  Putty”  or  Plasticene 
into  your  pocket  and  when  the  pressure 
points  come,  use  your  hands;  work  away  at 
the  clay. 

If  the  habit  still  persists,  speak  to  your 
school  counselor  or  your  doctor  or  some 
good  friend  with  whom  you  can  be  per- 
fectly frank  about  your  worries. 

And,  finally,  be  patient.  It  will  take  time 
but,  as  you  learn  to  stop  worrying,  your 
worrisome  problem  of  nail-biting  will  melt 
away,  too. 

A reader  has  sent  me  a very  friendly  let- 
ter wishing  me  “the  very  best  in  helping 
persons  with  their  charm  problems.” 

She  has  too  many  problems  of  her  own 
to  bother  me  about,  she  says,  and  besides 
“they  don’t  matter  so  much,  as  I am  now  a 
happy  grandmother — forty-seven,  come 
June!” 

I’m  willing  to  bet,  after  reading  her 
cheerful  letter,  that  she  hasn’t  half  as  many 
problems  as  she  thinks — but  if  she  does 
have  any,  she’s  wrong  to  think  it’s  too  late 
to  care. 

I wish  she  could  have  seen  another  happy 
grandma  — Marlene  Dietrich — steal  the 
show  right  out  from  under  the  pert  turned - 
up  noses  of  the  youngsters  in  our  town  at 
the  Academy  Awards  affair. 

Slim,  blonde  and  beautiful  in  a knockout 
of  a black  Christian  Dior  gown,  Marlene 
stopped  the  show.  The  thunderstruck  audi- 
ence of  supposedly  glamour-sated  profes- 
sionals practically  roared  their  approval. 

“You  killed  the  people,  Grandma,”  Hedda 
Hopper  reported  that  she  told  Marlene 
afterward.  “Come  on  now,  and  tell  me  your 
glamour  secrets.” 

“Glamour?”  this  beautiful  woman  re- 
plied. “I  have  no  glamour.  I don’t  even 
know  the  meaning  of  the  word,  do  you? 
And  I have  no  secrets.  Just  soap,  water — 
and  an  unworried  mind.” 

I’m  passing  this  on  to  other  grandmas 
for  inspiration.  We  can  all  lay  our  hands 
on  soap  and  water,  can’t  we? 

And  that  last  ingredient — an  unworried 
mind?  Well,  that’s  harder,  but  if  we  worry 
a little  about  it,  maybe  we  can  achieve  that 
“secret”  too. 

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This  Jury  Chooses  the  Prettiest  Legs  in  Hollywood 


( Continued  from  page  59)  the  new  girls  in 
town  with  beautiful  gams,  such  utterly 
utter  underpinnings  as  Marilyn  Monroe’s 
or  Mala  Powers’s  or  Vera-Ellen’s. 

All  these  dolls  and  Dietrich,  who  has 
not  been  forgotten,  got  a vote  here  and 
there.  But  the  consensus  went  overwhel- 
mingly to  the  pin-up  pet  of  Twentieth. 

As  Richard  Widmark  said  when  I asked 
him  for  his  first,  second  and  third  choice 
among  the  leg-lovelies,  “Betty  Grable 
comes  first.  For  second,  I choose  Betty 
Grable  and  there  can  be  only  one  possible 
girl  for  third.  That’s  Grable.”  Then  Dick 
pointed  out  the  feminine  beauty  secret  I 
doubt  any  woman  would  have  thought 
of — and  which  I was  to  hear  repeated 
by  Scott  Brady  and  Kirk  Douglas  and 
Farley  Granger,  even  though  they  were 
talking  of  three  other  girls. 

Said  Dick  Widmark,  “Grable’s  legs  are 
wise  legs  that  have  learned  how  to  be 
beautiful.”  Said  Kirk  Douglas,  choosing 
Joan  Crawford’s  as  Hollywood’s  most  beau- 
tiful stems,  “I  pick  them  because  they 
are  the  most  consciously  dramatic  legs. 
You  know,  those  legs  that  have  worked 
for  their  expression.”  Said  Farley  Granger, 
picking  Janet  Leigh,  “It’s  since  she’s  taken 
up  ballet  that  Janet’s  legs  have  caught 
my  eye.  They’re  professional,  you  know.” 
Murmured  Tony  Curtis,  “Janet  is  so 
beautiful,  head  to  foot,  but  since  she’s 
been  studying  ballet,  why — ” and  then  he 
went  off  into  a bunch  of  statistics  about 
thigh,  calf  and  ankles. 

Robert  Mitchum  picked  Jane  Russell’s 
long  stems  as  his  favorites.  “I  may,  of 
course,”  remarked  Robert,  who  has  the 
dramatic  sense  of  always  being  different 
in  his  statements,  “be  the  only  man  who 
ever  got  around  to  noticing  her  legs.” 
But  he  wasn’t.  Jane  came  in  fourth  in  our 
over-all  count,  Esther  Williams  fifth,  and 
Marilyn  Monroe  sixth. 

Bob  was  the  only  man,  incidentally,  who 
didn’t  have  Grable  somewhere  on  his  list. 
(He  chose  Jane  Russell  first,  Janet  Leigh 
second  and  Ava  Gardner  third.) 

Macdonald  Carey  summed  up  the  Grable 
gam  glamour  best.  “Those  legs  are  a 
legend,”  he  announced.  “You  might  as 
well  try  to  forget  the  Taj  Mahal  by  moon- 
light, the  Roman  Colosseum  by  daylight, 
or  Stardust  at  your  first  college  prom.”  He 
gave  his  second  vote  to  Marie  Wilson’s  be- 
cause “they  smiled”  and  his  third  to  Ruth 
Roman’s  because  “they  make  me  think  of 
days  in  the  sun,  playing  tennis  or  swimming 
or  fun  things  like  that.” 

Scott  Brady  didn’t  choose  “fun”  legs. 
That  quality  of  “work”  came  in  again. 
Scott  chose  Moira  Shearer  first  and 


Grable  second,  with  Leigh  third — and  all 
for  the  same  reason:  These  were  legs  that 
were  beautiful  because  they  know  how 
to  do  more  than  wear  nylons — and  did  it 
without  any  tense  muscles  showing. 

That  long-limbed  look  won,  in  Holly- 
wood, even  as  it  has  won,  now  for  years, 
in  Atlantic  City  when  Miss  America  gets 
chosen.  One  very-much-married  star,  who 
supposedly  doesn’t  know  that  any  woman 
other  than  his  wife  exists,  said,  “Lately  I 
have  been  increasingly  conscious  when  that 
Leigh  walks  in  anywhere,  it’s  murder.” 
Another  married  star  reported,  “I  wish  I 
were  as  young  as  Tony  Curtis  when  Leigh 
comes  breezing  into  a room.  Then  I wish  I 
were  younger,  when  Marilyn  Monroe  ap- 
pears. It  has  taken  me  several  meetings  to 
realize  that  Marilyn  has  a face.  But  when 
Ava  Gardner  enters,  I go  home  and  fast. 
There  is  the  beauty  as  far  as  I am  con- 
cerned, legs,  figure  and  face  in  that  order.” 

PROBABLY  it  was  because  her  face  is  so 
attention-arresting  that  Ava’s  limbs  get 
only  third-place  position.  Bob  Mitchum 
said  that  he  felt  it  was  almost  impossible 
for  any  man  to  take  his  eyes  away  from 
her  face  long  enough  to  be  conscious  of 
the  rest  of  her.  Yet  it  also  had  a lot  to  do 
with  a quality  that  Kirk  Douglas  pointed 
out — the  quality  that  is  the  reverse  of 
what  made  Grable  win.  “Ava’s  are  show- 
girl legs,”  Kirk  announced.  “They  are  just 
simply  beautiful — and  I’m  not  knocking 
that — but  I still  claim  that  legs  that 
combine  beauty  and — well,  technique,  the 
technique  of  discipline,  hard  work,  master- 
ing one’s  art — those  are  greater.” 

You  undoubtedly  remember  that  not  so 
long  ago  Howard  Duff  and  Ava  Gardner 
were  a very  real  item.  Now  Ida  Lupino  is 
Howard’s  favorite  date  but  when  it  comes  to 
picking  Hollywood’s  most  beautiful  gams, 
Ava  still  wins  with  bachelor,  Duff.  Dietrich 
comes  second  with  him  and  then — OOPS — 
here  she  is  again,  Miss  Grable. 

Howard’s  reasons  for  his  choice?  He 
won’t  give.  He  grins  and  says,  “It’s 
enough  that  I’ve  given  you  these  pref- 
erences, or  how  unwise  can  a bachelor 
be?  Even  this  statement  may  ruin  some 
enchanted  evening  for  me  in  the  future.” 

If  Photoplay  had  polled  one  mere  woman, 
said  dame  would  undoubtedly  have 
pointed  out  that  under  this  ruling  Esther 
Williams  would  have  rated  very  high 
and  Jane  Russell  wouldn’t  have  come 
in  fourth.  Because,  while  Esther’s  stems 
doing  a flutter-kick  obviously  don’t  work 
as  hard  as  Grable’s  doing  a tap  routine, 
they  still  do  work  and  constantly.  As 
for  Jane,  she  goes  in  for  a few  sports  but 


no,  dancing,  no  professional  swimming. 

1 It’s  that  length,”  sighed  one  of  the  married 
males.  “Those  legs  of  Jane’s  seem  to  go 
straight  up  to  her  armpits.”  “They  have 
glamour,” , retorted  another.  “But  not  like 
Dietrich’s,”  snapped  back  Farley  Granger, 
the  eternal  romantic. 

It  was  Farley,  too,  who  came  up  with 
the  likeliest  expression  of  why  Esther 
probably  didn’t  rate  higher.  “A  fellow 
thinks  of  her  all  in  one  line,”  he  said,  “and 
there  is  something  so  healthy  about  her 
that  while  the  sight  of  her  makes  you 
happy,  it  doesn't  set  you  dreaming.” 

Marilyn  Monroe  explained  her  own 
sixth  place  spot  in  this  poll.  “I’m  thankful 
even  to  have  got  one  foot  in  the  Grable 
class,”  she  said  in  that  small,  perfumed 
voice  of  hers,  “but  confidentially,  I’m 
starting  ballet  lessons  almost  at  once. 
This  poll  just  proves  that  a girl  shouldn’t 
leave  a limb  unturned.” 

So  let  all  this  be  a lesson  to  you  if  you 
want  more  beautiful  legs.  Ballet  lessons 
would  be  ideal.  Swimming  is  enormously 
beneficial.  And  walking  is  a big,  big,  help. 
But  specific  exercises  are  even  better. 

Start  doing  these  exercises  ten  times 
daily,  gradually  work  up  to  twenty-five. 

Exercise  1.  Place  your  telephone  book 
on  the  floor,  and  in  your  bare  feet,  balance 
your  toes  on  the  edge  of  the  book.  Hold 
your  arms  out  straight  ahead  of  you. 
Without  stepping  off  the  phone  book, 
lower  your  heels  as  far  back  as  you  can, 
then — again  without  stepping  off,  rise  to 
tiptoe.  This  is  a wonderful  exercise  for 
strengthening  the  calves  of  the  legs, 
reducing  or  developing  them  as  needed. 
(Don’t  forget  that  exercise  builds  up  or 
takes  off  equally  and  nature  seems  to  know 
which  needs  to  be  done.)  Do  it  slowly  for 
development;  faster  for  reducing. 

Exercise  2.  Slant  your  ironing  board 
against  a sturdy  chair.  Lie  down  and  get 
someone  to  tie  your  legs  to  the  board  with 
a towel,  or  something  firm  but  not  binding 
wrapped  around  your  ankles.  Then  with 
your  heels  higher  than  your  head  (and  the 
ironing  board  fastened  down,  too,  so  that 
it  can’t  slip)  pull  yourself  up  to  sitting 
position,  then  go  back  to  the  lying  position, 
and  with  your  hands  holding  tight  on 
either  side,  give  a good  long  stretch.  This 
is  great  for  the  upper  thigh  muscles. 

Exercise  3.  The  old  familiar  squat — but 
nothing  surpasses  it.  Stretch  arms  before 
you  for  balance,  rise  to  your  fullest  tiptoe 
height,  then  slowly  go  as  deep  to  the  floor  as 
you  can  without  bending  knees. 

Exercise  4.  Another  old  familiar — 
bicycling.  A real  wheel  is  best  but,  if  you 
haven’t  one,  lie  on  your  back  and  pedal 
an  imaginary  one  at  least  twenty-five  times 
a day  for  each  leg.  Fast  pedaling  re- 
duces, slow  pedaling  builds  up. 

Keep  these  up  with  enough  persistence 
and  it  could  be  that  you  can  say  to  your 
boy  friend,  “Grable?  What’s  she  got  that 
I haven’t  got?”  and  all  he’ll  be  able  to  reply 
will  be,  “Harry  James.” 

Farley  Granger  is  in  “Behave  Yourseli,  > 
Richard  Widmark  in  “The  Frogmen,” 
Macdonald  Carey  in  “Meet  Me  After  the 
Show,”  and  “The  Cave,”  Tony  Curtis  in 
“The  Prince  Who  Was  a Thief,”  Bob 
Mitchum  in  “His  Kind  of  Woman,”  Howard 
Duff  in  “Fine  Day,”  Scott  Brady  in  “Mon- 
tana Belle,”  and  Kirk  Douglas  in  “Ace  in 
the  Hole.” 

Betty  Grable  is  in  “Meet  Me  After  the 
Show,”  Janet  Leigh  in  “Two  Tickets  to 
Broadway,”  Ava  Gardner  in  “Show  Boat,” 
Jane  Russell  in  “His  Kind  of  Woman,” 
Esther  Williams  in  “Texas  Carnival,”  and 
Marilyn  Monroe  in  “As  Young  as  You 
Feel.” 


A TREAT  FOR  ROMANTIC  EYES  . . . 
DORIS  DAY’S  TROUSSEAU 

in  full  color 

PLUS : a tender  story  about  Doris  and  her 
love — by  her  mother, 

Mrs.  Alma  Day 
in  August  Photoplay 


104' 


The  End 


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Hair  styles  by  Shirlee  Collins 


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There's  an  ingenue's  fresh  appeal  about 
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When  friends  inquire  about  her  beauty 
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FAVORITE  OF  AMERICA’S  “FIRST  MILLION’’  MOVIE  - GOERS  FOR  39  YEARS 

PHOTOPLAY 

CONTENTS  AUGUST, 1951 


HIGHLIGHTS 


Hollywood  Applauds  Photoplay's  Scholarship  Contest 


No  Sad  Songs  for  Judy  Garland Buddy  Pepper 

For  Sentimental  Reasons  (Doris  Day) Mrs.  Almn  Day 

I Know  the  Truth  About  Liz  as  a Bachelor  Girl  (Elizabeth  Taylor) 

Hedda  Hopper 

The  Life  He  Saved  (Dan  Dailey) Louella  O.  Parsons 

Forever,  Audie  Murphy Pamela  Murphy 

Choose  Your  Star 

The  Princess  Abdicates  (Rita  Hayworth) Elsa  Maxwell 


Their  Love  Is  Like  This  . . . (Farley  Granger,  Shelley  Winters) 

Ida  Zeitlin 


Sis  Is  a Movie  Star  (Debra  Paget) 

Designing  Woman  (Photoplay  Pin  Up  # 7—  Arlene  Dahl)  Liza  Wilson 
Love  Takes  a Holiday  (Kirk  Douglas) 


Encore!  (Mario  Lanza) Joseph  Steele 

Photoplay  Fashions 

If  You  Want  to  Be  Charming Joan  Crawford 


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70 


FEATURES  IN  COLOR 


Doris  Day  

36 

Anthony  Dexter  

44 

Liz  Taylor 

39 

Charlton  Heston  

45 

Audie  and  Pam  Murphy. 

42 

Barbara  Rush  

45 

Carla  Balenda 

44 

Bill  Campbell  

45 

Robert  Sherwood  

44 

Pier  Angeli  

45 

Anne  Francis  

44 

Peter  Hanson 

45 

Mitzi  Gaynor  

44 

Ann  Blyth  

56 

Alex  Nicol  

44 

Gordon  MacRae 

57 

Janice  Rule  

44 

Arlene  Dahl  

59 

Robert  Wagner  

44 

Mario  Lanza 

62 

Monica  Lewis 

44 

Sally  Forrest 

65 

SPECIAL 

EVENTS 

Brief  Reviews  

22 

Party  for  Candy 

24 

Casts  of  Current  Pictures. 

31 

Readers  Inc 

4 

Hollywood  Party  Line — 

Shadow  Stage — Sara  Hamilton.. 

26 

Edith  Gwvnn  

13 

That’s  Hollywood  for  You — 

Impertinent  Interview — 

Sidney  Skolsky  

12 

Aline  Mosby 

15 

What  Hollywood’s  Whispering 

Inside  Stuff — Cal  York.  . . 

10 

About — Herb  Stein 

14 

Laughing  Stock — - 

What  Should  I Do? 

Erskine  Johnson  

18 

Claudette  Colbert  

6 

Your 

Photoplay  Photoplays....  98 

Cover:  Doris  Day,  star  of  “On  Moonlight  Bay” — Miss  Day’s  dress  by  Angovar 
Natural  Color  Portrait  by  John  Engstead 


Adele  Whitely  Fletcher,  Editor 
Edmund  Davenport,  Art  Editor 
Ruby  Boyd,  Managing  Editor 


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Jacqueline  Dempsey,  Fashion  Editor  Esther  Foley,  Home  Service  Director 


Fred  R.  Sammis,  Editor-in-chief 

Lyle  Rooks,  Hollywood  Editor  Hymie  Fink,  Staff  Photographer 

Frances  Morrin,  Hollywood  Managing  Editor  Betty  Jo  Rice,  Ass’t  Photographer 
Ruth  Waterbury,  Contributing  Editor  Maxine  Arnold,  Contributing  Editor 

Cal  York  News  Edited  by  Jerry  Asher 


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Storv  Women’s  Grouo 


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Produced  and  Directed  by 
EDWIN  H.  KNOPF 
An  M-G-M  Picture 


Screen  Play  by 
LEONARD  SPIGELGASS  and  KARL  TUNBERG 
Based  on  the  Play  "The  Last  of  Mrs.  Cheyney”  by  Frederick  Lonsdale 


3 


READERS  INC 


COLGATE  DENTAL  CREAM  CLEANS 
I ' YOUR  BREATH  WHILE  IT  CLEANS  YOUR 
•>  TEETH.  AND  THE  COLGATE  WAY  OF 
W BRUSHING  TEETH  RIGHT  AFTER  EATING 


STOPS  TOOTH  DECAY  BEST! 


READER’S  DIGEST*  Reported  The  Same 


Research  Which  Proves  That  Brushing  Teeth 
Right  After  Eating  with 

COLGATE  DENTAL  CREAM 
STOPS  TOOTH  DECAY  BEST 

Reader’s  Digest  recently  reported  the 
same  research  which  proves  the  Colgate 
way  of  brushing  teeth  right  after  eating 
stops  tooth  decay  best!  The  most  thor- 
oughly proved  and  accepted  home  meth- 
od of  oral  hygiene  known  today! 

Yes,  and  2 years’  research  showed  the 
Colgate  way  stopped  more  decay  for  more 
people  than  ever  before  reported  in  denti- 
frice history!  No  other  dentifrice,  ammo- 
niated  or  not.offerssuch  conclusive  proof' 


*YOU  SHOULD  KNOW!  While  not  mentioned  by  name, 
Colgate’s  was  the  only  toothpaste  used  in  the  research 
on  tooth  decay  recently  reported  In  Reader's  Digest. 


Cheers  and  Jeers: 

I think  Shirley  Temple  should  give 
Susan  a chance  at  pictures.  She  had  her 
chance  and  should  give  her  daughter  the 
same  chance.  She  would  probably  have 
been  vtry  unhappy  if  her  mother  had  said 
no  at  her  chance  in  pictures. 

Delores  Hart 
Bridgeport,  Wash. 

For  a long  time  I’ve  been  faced  with 
this  problem,  “Which  does  Hollywood 
value  most,  looks  or  talent  ?”  It  can’t  be 
talent,  I’ve  often  thought,  because  Eliza- 
beth Taylor  can’t  act  at  all  and  yet  they 
keep  her  in  movies.  They  do  the  same 
thing  with  Farley  Granger  and  Shirley 
Temple.  It  strikes  me  that  if  the  screen 
wants  more  talent  instead  of  pretty  but 
dull  faces,  they’ll  concentrate  on  actors 
like  Dick  Widmark. 

Julia  Pagano 
New  York,  N.  Y. 

All  of  this  moaning  and  groaning 
about  Liz  Taylor  is  getting  to  be  quite 
boring  and  a little  out  of  date.  Liz  is  sup- 
posed to  be  a charming  and  matured 
young  lady  but  it  seems  she  is  very  much 
acting  the  part  of  "a  dying  calf  in  a 
thunderstorm.”  Let’s  have  some  good  ac- 
tresses like  Jane  Powell  or  Judy  Holliday 
instead  of  the  “whimpering  little  pieces  of 
humanity.” 

Mrs.  Thomas  V.  Neal 
Kansas  City,  Mo. 

I do  want  to  offer  all  the  roses  on 
your  June  cover  to  Mr.  Frank  Powolny 
who  took  that  beautiful  picture  of  Betty 
Grable. 

Denise  Courville 
Quebec,  Canada 

Last  week  Debbie  Reynolds  and  Carle- 
ton  Carpenter  were  appearing  in  person 
here  in  Chicago.  After  the  show  we  went 
backstage  hoping  to  meet  them  in  person. 
They  gave  us  their  autographs  and  even 
went  outside  so  we  could  take  some  snap- 
shots of  them.  If  all  of  the  stars  were  this 
cooperative  to  their  fans  they  would  have 
many  more  of  them. 

Sandra  Keane 
Chicago,  111. 

Casting: 

Every  Sunday  the  New  York  Journal- 
American  prints  a wonderful  medieval 
adventure  comic  entitled  "Prince  Valiant.” 
Why  doesn’t  Hollywood  make  it  into  a 
movH?  It’s  the  kind  of  thing  Erro1  Flynn 
would  have  done  well  in  his  younger  days. 
Ty  Power  would  be  good  now — Tony  Cur- 
tis looks  the  part,  but  I don’t  think  he’d  do 
it  justice.  Maybe  John  Derek,  with  good 
direction.  It’s  just  the  kind  of  costume 
adventure  story  we  need  these  days. 

Edna  Birch 
New  York,  N.  Y. 

Readers'  Pets: 

What  have  Monty  Clift  and  Farley 
Granger  got  that  John  Hodiak  hasn’t  got? 
I think  John  is  a great  actor  and  surely 
deserves  more  than  he  gets.  Besides  that, 
he  is  happily  married  air1  has  good  looks. 

Peggy  Gerlock 
Ordway,  Colo. 

Ruth  Roman  has  twice  as  much  sex  ap- 
peal as  Turner  and  Gardner  put  together. 


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Has  twice  the  looks  of  Taylor  and  Dar- 
nell. She  never  gives  a bad  performance. 
Under  these  conditions,  she  undoubtedly 
will  live  to  be  another  Barrymore ! 

Billy  J.  Dorsey 

Cumby,  Tex. 


Question  Box: 

Could  you  give  me  the  name  of  the  boy 
who  played  Conroy  in  “The  Halls  of  Mon- 
tezuma”? He’s  really  some  actor! 

Lynn  Neville 
Monroe,  Wash. 


( He’s  Richard  Hyl- 
ton, bom  in  Collins- 
ville, Okla.,  12/11/24; 
6’  tall,  155  lbs.,  has 
hazel  eyes , dark 
brown  hair,  is  unmar- 
ried. Next,  “The  Se- 
cret of  Convict 
Lake.’’) 


How  about  a picture  (minus  Indian  • 
paint)  of  Susan  Cabot,  the  actress  who 
portrayed  the  part  of  Monaseetali  in 
“Tomahawk.”  I am  an  usher  and  “Toma- 
hawk" ran  four  days  at  our  theatre.  Usu- 
ally, I get  pretty  tired  of  those  four-day 
shows,  but  not  “Tomahawk.” 

George  Herre 
Bloomsburg,  Pa. 

( Susan  zcas  born  in  Boston,  Mass., 

7 19/27 ; has  dark  broivn  eyes  and  hair, 
5’2",  104  lbs.;  married  to  Martin  Sackcr. 
See  “Choose  Your  Star”  for  further  infor- 
mation and  page  46  for  picture  without  In- 
dian paint.) 


“The  Great  Caruso”  was  simply  won- 
derful. I would  like  to  know  if  the  song  by 
Ann  Blyth  was  really  sung  by  her. 

Judith  Hicks 
Fort  Wayne,  Ind. 
(Yes.  Ann  has  a beautiful  voice.  She  sang 
on  the  radio  when  she  zoas  five,  ivas  with 
the  San  Carlo  Opera  Company  in  New 
York  before  she  came  to  Hollywood.) 


Could  you  tell  me  the  name  of  the  tango 
Eleanor  Parker  and  Anthony  Dexter 
danced  to  in  “Valentino”? 

Jon  Johnson  1 
Rockford,  111.  I 

(“Noche  de  Amor”  (Night  of  Love)  pub- 
lished by  Leeds  Music  Publishing  Co.) 

Saw  a sneak  preview  of  “Strangers  on  I 
a Train.”  Who  was  the  girl  who  played 
Farley  Granger’s  wife?  Never  thought 
I’d  notice  anybody  else  in  Farley’s  picture, 
but  this  girl  was  good. 

Lucky  Carroll 
Pasadena,  Calif. 


(That  ivas  Laura  El- 
liott, born  in  Moore- 
house,  Mo.,  is  5’ 5”, 
115  lbs.,  has  light 
brown  hair,  brown 
eyes,  is  single.  Made 
her  debut  in  1948  in 
“Special  Agent.” 
Next,  “When  Worlds 
Collide.”) 


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Dear  Miss  Colbert: 

I am  nineteen  and  have  been  working  at 
a job  I like  for  three  years.  I am  making 
progress  in  my  work,  and  have  earned  four 
pay  raises  so  far.  I need  to  dress  a little 
better  than  I do  and  I need  to  begin  to  save 
a little  money.  I have  met  a fine  man  who 
works  for  the  same  company,  and  eventu- 
ally we  want  to  marry  and  establish  a home 
of  our  own.  We  could  begin  to  see  our 
future  in  a bright  light  if  I didn’t  have 
family  problems. 

I support  my  parents  and  my  twenty- 
four-year-old  brother.  He  has  never 
worked  a day  since  he  came  home  from 
the  Army.  He  has  no  disability,  he  didn’t 
even  go  overseas.  He  is  6'2",  weighs  195 
pounds,  and  is  in  perfect  physical  condition. 
However,  he  won’t  work.  He  will  start  out, 
pick  up  application  blanks,  make  a big 
show  of  going  to  work.  Nothing  happens. 
He  sits  at  home  and  reads.  Or  he  sleeps. 
Then,  at  night,  he  goes  out  with  his  boy 
friends.  I have  to  give  him  money. 

When  I protest  to  my  mother,  she  tells 
me  to  pack  up  and  get  out  if  I don’t  like 
the  way  things  are  going.  She  waits  on  my 
brother  hand  and  foot,  and  adores  him. 
He  can  do  no  wrong,  but  she  picks  at  me 
from  the  time  I get  home  until  I go  to  my 
room  and  close  the  door,  or  go  out  on  a 
date.  She  says  1 don’t  appreciate  the  years 
of  care  she  has  given  me,  and  that  she 
is  head  of  the  family,  and  I have  to  let  her 
manage  the  family  money. 

I love  my  parents,  but  sometimes  I get 
dreadfully  discouraged. 

Svetla  T. 

Certainly  we  should  respect  our  parents, 
but — by  the  same  token — our  parents  owe 
us  simple  justice.  Unless  you  have  not 
told  me  the  full  story,  it  is  obvious  that 
you  are  being  victimized  by  a lazy  brother 
and  a mother  who  is  shoiving  shocking 
favoritism  toward  her  son. 

You  are  of  age ; your  letter  indicates 
that  you  are  a self-reliant,  self-supporting, 
intelligent  adult.  You  have  a right  to  estab- 
lish your  own  home,  a right  which  might 
be  denied  you  if  you  were  to  remain  as  a 
slave  in  your  parents,  household. 

Claudette  Colbert 

Dear  Miss  Colbert: 

I am  twenty-four  years  old,  and  have  a 
four-year-old  son.  I came  from  a very 
poor  family  and  was  put  out  on  my  own 
at  thirteen;  had  a rough  road  to  earn  my 
living,  get  some  education  and  keep  a clean 
life.  I had  to  fight  some  of  the  men  I 
worked  for  to  keep  my  pride  and  decency. 
I married  a serviceman  when  I was  six- 
teen and  spent  three  years  working  and 
saving  every  penny  of  my  allotment. 

My  husband  wanted  to  get  ahead,  so  I 


took  in  washing  for  two  years  to  buy  my 
clothes,  some  of  the  furniture  and  the 
baby’s  things.  We  now  have  a new  home, 
furnished  comfortably,  and  he  has  a new 
car. 

My  husband  is  a salesman,  very  seldom 
home.  He  says  he  loves  me,  but  he  likes 
interesting,  stimulating  people  and  has  to 
get  out  at  night  to  get  a new  viewpoint. 
He  has  never  been  untrue  to  me  because 
he  is  religious,  but  he  is  ashamed  of  me 
and  keeps  me  from  his  friends. 

I told  him  the  other  night  I would  leave 
the  baby  with  him,  he  could  get  a house-  ; 
keeper,  and  I would  go  away  if  that  would 
make  him  happy.  He  didn’t  say  anything, 
just  went  out  as  usual,  leaving  me  alone 
as  I am  day  after  day,  until  I think  I will 
go  crazy.  Tell  me  what  there  is  in  the 
world  for  a woman  like  me. 

Moora  M. 

There  is  a great  deal  in  the  world  for  a 
woman  like  you,  but  there  is  a knack  to 
getting  what  you  want.  It  is  a rare  man 
who  really  understands  or  appreciates  the 
sacrifices  made  for  him  by  any  woman 
except  his  mother.  It  is  human  nature  to 
undervalue  anything  we  get  without  per-  \ 
sonal  effort.  The  free  thing  is  held  cheaply. 
Simply  look  around  you  to  persuade  youri 
self  that  the  most  pampered  of  wives  are 
often  those  women  who  are  least  deserving. 

Your  husband,  I suspect,  doesn't  want 
a slave ; he  wants  a stimulating,  attractive  i 
“ girl  friend ” and  that  is  exactly  what  you 
should  train  yourself  to  be.  Stop  working 
so  hard  about  the  house  and  devote  that 
energy  to  yourself.  Have  your  hair  done 
a new  way;  get  yourself  some  new  clothes, 
a dram  of  some  really  good  perfume. 
Have  an  afternoon  nap  when  you  put  the 
baby  to  sleep  and  take  time  out  to  read 
some  of  the  current  magazines. 

Sometimes  I think  there  should  be  a 
sentence  in  the  wedding  ceremony,  a 
promise  to  keep  oneself  lovable,  worthy 
of  pride,  and  mentally  stimulating. 

Incidentally,  while  you  are  making 
yourself  over,  don’t  forget  for  an  instant 
that  you  are  doing  it  for  yourself,  not  pri- 
marily for  your  husband.  A person  cannot 
be  of  interest  to  another  individual  until 
he  is  interesting  to  himself. 

Claudette  Colbert 

Dear  Miss  Colbert: 

I am  thirteen  years  old  and  I have  a 
mother  who  doesn’t  understand  me  at  all. 
She  calls  me  cheap  and  says  I go  around 
with  the  wrong  group  of  kids.  This  is  be- 
cause I don’t  try  to  make  up  with  a gang 
who  are  richer  than  we  are. 

I had  a date  with  one  of  those  boys  and 
he  tried  to  get  fresh.  I decided  then  that 
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some fun  was  good  enough  for  me.  I don’t 
care  if  I do  have  to  walk  to  school  parties 
instead  of  going  out  with  older  boys  who 
have  the  family  car. 

I have  two  older  brothers  who  are  always 
making  fun  of  my  crooked  teeth  and  my 
chubbiness.  And  this  isn't  the  worst.  I am 
scared,  because  lately  I have  stolen  little 
things  like  a school  notebook  binder,  a box 
of  pencils,  a package  of  envelopes.  When 
my  mother  asked  about  them,  I lied.  I 
said  some  kid  gave  me  the  things. 

I feel  that  I am  all  wrong,  and  I don’t 
know  what  to  do  about  myself. 

Elbe  June  K. 

W lieu  you  say  your  mother  doesn't  un- 
derstand you  I think  I agree  with  you.  But 
then.  I don't  think  you  understand  your- 
self. The  reason  you  have  stolen  is  because 
you  think — as  you  said  in  your  letter — 
that  you  are  “all  wrong."  Unconsciously 
perhaps  you  are  trying  to  prove  it.  Stop 
thinking  along  that  line  at  once.  Think 
instead.  “/  am  all  right.  I am  popular.  I 
have  nice  friends.  I do  the  right  thing." 

There  is  an  old.  old  rule  which  was  once 
stated  in  this  way,  “As  a man  thinketh  in 
his  heart,  so  is  he."  Translated,  that  can 
mean:  “A  girl  can  be  pretty,  popular, 
happy,  and  successful  because  she  expects 
to  he.  She  knows  in  her  own  heart  that  she 
can  make  her  dreams  come  true." 

Change  your  thoughts  about  yourself. 
You’ll  be  surprised  to  discover  that  it 
will  begin  to  work  for  you  at  once. 

Claudette  Colbert 

Dear  Miss  Colbert: 

I am  sixteen  and  a junior  in  high  school. 
I have  had  this  one  girl  friend  for  six 
years,  but  about  three  years  ago  she  moved 
into  another  neighborhood.  We  continued 
to  write  to  each  other  faithfully  but  lately 
her  letters  have  been,  well,  not  too  nice. 
She  seems  to  have  joined  the  wrong  crowd 
and  become  “fast.”  About  two  weeks  ago, 
after  reading  one  of  her  letters,  I was  so 
disgusted  that  I showed  it  and  several 
others  to  some  of  my  friends,  just  to  find 
out  whether  I was  imagining  things.  My 
friends  thought  it  was  insulting  for  her  to 
write  such  off-color  letters. 

I became  angry  and  wrote  to  her  about 
it.  Now  I am  sorry.  She  wrote  back  that 
an  apology  was  in  order  from  me.  She  said 
she  had  told  me  those  things  in  confidence. 
I telephoned  her  and  she  said  she  didn’t 
care  to  meet  me  to  talk  things  over,  that  I 
was  meddling  in  her  private  business. 

I didn’t  realize  until  now  how  much  one 
misses  a friend.  What  can  I do? 

Sara  B. 

Remember  the  old  rhyme  about 
Humpty-Dumpty?  Well,  there  are  a lot  of 
things  which,  like  Humpty-Dumpty,  can’t 
be  put  together  again.  Your  friendship 
with  this  girl.  I'm  afraid,  is  similarly  be- 
yond repair. 

It  was  a serious  violation  of  confidence 
for  you  to  show  this  girl’s  letters  to  others. 
Now  is  a good  time  for  you  to  learn  that 
it  is  the  worst  possible  manners  for  the 
recipient  of  a letter  to  pass  it  on.  unless 
it  be  a family  letter  mailed  round-robin 
fashion.  It  is  quite  all  right  to  read  aloud 
to  trusted  friends  certain  portions  of  an 
interesting  letter,  but  even  then,  the  reader 
must  be  positive  that  the  portion  of  a 
letter  read  is  entirely  impersonal. 

You  violated  another  tenet  of  friend- 
ship: you  criticized  your  friend  to  others 
when  she  was  in  no  position  to  defend  her- 
self. Also,  you  rcrote  her  a critical  letter. 
Probably  the  most  easily  misunderstood 
means  of  communication  is  a letter.  You 
remember,  I am  sure,  the  habit  of  Abra- 
ham Lincoln  to  ivrite  a bitter  letter  at 
night,  and  then  to  destroy  it  the  next 


morning.  A good  policy  to  follow. 

Finally,  there  is  one  final  rule  of  friend- 
ship which  you  ignored:  You  planned, 
originally,  to  terminate  your  friendship  on 
grounds  which  made  you  seem  superior  to 
your  friend.  If  you  are  to  have  a friend, 
you  must  accept  that  friend  as  she  is;  if 
you  intend  to  terminate  a friendship,  you 
must  do  it  as  gently  as  possible,  as  gradu- 
ally as  possible,  so  you  avoid  hurt  to  some- 
one who  has  been  important  in  your  life. 

Claudette  Colbert 

Dear  Miss  Colbert: 

I am  in  an  Army  general  hospital,  recov- 
ering from  pneumonia  which  I picked  up 
in  Korea.  My  question  is  an  important 
one.  I am  twenty.  When  I left  the  States  I 
wanted  to  marry  my  girl,  Barbara,  who  is 
sixteen.  Her  folks  consented,  but  my  folks 
said  the  old-fashioned  phrases  that  I was 
too  young,  too  unsettled,  without  a trade 
or  profession,  etc.  They  thought  I should 
wait  until  I came  home  after  the  war. 
Now  I know  this  girl  very  well.  I have 
gone  with  her  for  three  years.  She  would 
make  any  man  a swell  wife. 

Do  you  think  it  was  a fair  decision  given 
by  my  parents?  All  the  boys  over  here 
are  bitter  about  this.  We’re  too  young  to 
marry,  too  young  to  vote,  but  not  too 
young  to  fight  for  this  country.  I don’t 
get  it.  The  nurse  says  I’m  recuperating — 
I’m  getting  quarrelsome. 

Jack 

Probably  you’re  going  to  hate  me  for 
my  modest  and  apologetic  opinion,  but  I 
feel  that  what  I am  about  to  say  should 
have  been  said  long  ago.  All  things  con- 
sidered. a man  sometimes  is  too  young  to 
vote,  is  too  young  to  marry,  yet  is  just 
right  to  fight.  Sadly  enough,  war  is  a young 
man’s  business  in  this  complicated  world. 
You.  yourself,  have  seen  the  soldiers  from 
other  ivars  serving  beside  you.  You  have 
seen  how  important  stamina  teas,  and  how 
your  youth  stood  you  in  good  stead.  The 
chief  qualities  of  war  are,  in  the  words  of 
Mr.  Churchill,  “blood,  sweat,  and  tears” 
combined  ivith  fear,  boredom  and  sudden 
death.  A serviceman’s  responsibilities,  at 
least  in  part,  are  to  obey  orders,  to  be 
ready  to  exercise  both  courage  and  ingenu- 
ity and  to  stay  alive.  A young  man  does 
these  things  most  easily. 

Marriage  is  something  else  again.  You 
can’t  get  transferred  to  another  outfit  if 
you  don’t  like  the  mess  sergeant.  When 
you  don’t  get  leave,  to  live  a life  of  your 
own  for  ten  or  twenty  days,  you  can’t  blame 
it  on  “channels."  And  when  you  are  on 
sentry  go,  you  don’t  get  relieved  every  four 
hours,  particularly  when  junior  is  teeth- 
ing. Of  course,  there  is  one  advantage : In 
marriage  you  can  yell  at  your  command- 
ing officer  without  getting  court-martialed. 

Better  wait  until  you’re  twenty-two. 

Claudette  Colbert 


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Welcome  vision  on  the 
Twentieth  lot  is  pretty  June 
Haver,  who  returned  from 
trip  abroad  to  acquire  a new 
and  role  with 
handsome  Bill  Lundigan 
in  “ A Wac  in  His  Life ” 


Beauty  amt'Jhr,  press:  Photoplay  photog- 
rapher Hymie  Fink,  with  Marlene 
Dietrich  and  her  daughter  Maria,  was 
one  of  many  guests  who  cele- 
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luncheon  twenty-one  years  ago. 

Maria  was  flown  from  New  York  as  a 
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• It  Occurs  to  Cal:  That  Twentieth  Cen- 
tury’s loss  is  Paul  Douglas’s  gain.  Now 
that  he’s  free-lancing  (the  studio  failed  to 
renew  his  option  when  he  refused  to  forfeit 
his  raise)  the  rugged  Romeo  is  making- 
more  per  picture  than  he  made  in  a year. 

. . . That  the  great-aunt  who  inspired 
Maureen  O’Hara  to  reveal  exercises  that 
develop  a firm  bust  never  dreamed  her  big 
secret  would  be  publicized  . . . That  Holly- 
wood is  being  her  usual  fickle  self  in 
wasting  the  talents  of  Mercedes  McCam- 
bridge,  who  merely  won  an  Oscar  for  her 
first  screen  performance. 

In  Case  You  Care:  According  to  Lili  St. 
Cyr,  of  all  the  Hollywood  stars,  Bette 
Davis  would  have  the  best  chance  to  make 
the  grade  as  a stripteaser.  Says  the  lady 
who  takes  ’em  off  herself:  “Bette  moves 
her  body  with  rhythm  and  thought  the  way 
a dancer  does”  . . . Margaret  O’Brien  has 
started  a new  fad  amongst  Hollywood 
teenagers.  Maggie  collects  bits  and  pieces 
of  material,  cuts  them  into  strips  and 
braids  them,  the  final  result — a rag-rug 
shortie  coat  . . . His  sensational  smash  per- 
sonal appearance  tour  was  all  Mario  Lanza 
needed  to  inspire  his  temperament.  Now 
he  isn’t  returning  studio  phone  calls  or 
opening  their  letters  . . . According  to  set 
snoopers,  Mel  Ferrer  is  worried  that 
Arthur  Kennedy  will  steal  all  their  scenes 
in  “Chuck-a-Luck.”  We’ve  got  news  for 
Mel.  Not  only  will  Arthur  steal  ’em,  but 
that  great  actor  will  do  it  without  trying! 
. . . David  Brian,  who  started  out  sensa- 
tionally as  a hot  and  handsome  heavy,  now 


It  was  a milk  toast  for  Katie 
Hepburn,  shown  with  Humphrey  Bogart 
at  press  reception  at  the 
Claridge  Hotel,  London.  Bogey  and  Katie 
are  in  England  for 
their  new  picture,  “African  Queen ” 


Four  familiar  faces  at  the  Ice- 
Capades  opening — Janie  Powell,  husband 
Geary  Steffen,  A.  C.  Lyles  and 
pert  date,  Vera- Ellen 


W edding  bells  will  soon  be 
ringing— jfar  Sally  Forrest  and 
^UkV'rrank.  Long-engaged 
couple  announce  they'll  be 
married  in  August 


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BY  SIDNEY  SKOLSKY 


Jot  this  down  for  future 
reference:  “A  Place  in  the 
Sun”  and  ‘‘A  Streetcar 
Named  Desire”  are  the  en- 
tries to  beat  in  the  Oscar  derby 

reminded  me  more  of  Don  Ameche  than  he  did  Rudolph  Valentino 
. . . June  Haver  is  underrated  as  a box-office  attraction  . . . I’m 
darned  tired  of  those  bedroom  scenes  in  movies  which  show  an 
electric  light  from  across  the  street  blinking  on  and  off  . . . While 
attending  a premiere,  Tony  Curtis  remarked  to  Janet  Leigh:  “I  won- 
der if  those  people  in  the  stands  realize  that  the  main  reason  we 
came  was  to  see  them.”  True  words,  for  a change,  from  an  actor  . . . 
A bra  company  is  advertising  a “three-way  bra”  and  Tom  Jenk  asks  me  if  that  will 
make  Jane  Russell  obsolete  . . . Ethel  Barrymore  never  sent  me,  on  stage  or  screen, 
but  Judith  Anderson  can  do  things  to  me. 


Sidney  Skolskv 


. I must  admit  that  Tony  Dexter 


What  a build-up  Howard  Hughes  could  give  Marilyn  Monroe,  who  has  the  build 
for  it  . . . No  matter  how  empty  a theatre  is,  a tall  person  always  takes  the  seat  in 
front  of  me  . . . Have  you  noticed  how  polite  theatre  managers  and  ushers  are  be- 
coming? ...  I think  Jerry  Lewis  would  he  even  funnier  if  he  mugged  less  ...  I 
can’t  imagine  Shelley  Winters  and  Farley  Granger  really  married  . . . Mickey 
Rooney’s  personality  appears  to  be  hindering  his  career.  He’s  a great  talent  . . . 
Maurice  Chevalier  is  the  only  actor  I can  recall  wearing  a straw  hat  in  the  movies. 

Mitzi  Gay  nor  and  Janet  Gay  nor  have  never  met  ...  I wish  they’d  let  Ann  Blyth 
sing  more  in  pictures,  and  also  give  George  Sanders  a singing  role  in  a film  . . . 
Whenever  I see  actresses  wearing  a lot  of  jewelry,  I think  it  is  from  the  prop  de- 
partment or  for  a publicity  story  ...  If  I had  to  name  them,  I’d  say  that  “Vivacious 
Lady”  and  “Twentieth  Century”  are  the  comedy  and  farce  movies  I’ve  enjoyed  most. 
My  favorite  gangster  film  is  “The  Public  Enemy”  and  my  choice 
of  a musical  is  “Forty-Second  Street.”  All  right,  so  you  have  dif- 
ferent favorites.  You’re  entitled  . . . Mike  Curtiz,  watching  a girl 
during  a dance  audition,  remarked,  “She  has  the  makings  of  an- 
other Gene  Kelly”  . . . The  latest  women’s  fad  in  Hollywood  is 
wearing  men’s  shirts.  It’s  the  first  time  I haven’t  objected  to  being 
with  stuffed  shirts. 

Glenn  Ford  is  actually  a better  golfer  since  playing  the  role 
of  Ben  Hogan  ...  It  sure  would  be  a money  picture:  Ava  Gardner 
and  Frank  Sinatra  teamed  in  a film  . . . Why  do  the  movies  make 
newspapermen  villains?  The  heels  in  "Follow  the  Sun,”  “Valen- 
tino” and  “Aee  in  the  Hole,”  to  mention  a few,  are  Fourth 
Estaters  . . . Whenever  I see  Alfred  Hitchcock  I think  he  is 
dreaming  up  a new  locale  for  a chase  sequence  . . . Francis,  the 
mule  star,  is  also  feeling  the  pinch  of  soaring  food  prices.  The  hay  purchased  for 
his  daily  diet  has  gone  up  over  sixty  cents  a bale,  and  that’s  money  . . . Tom  Lang 
knows  an  actor  who’s  disappointed  in  love — he  finds  himself  admiring  others  . . . 
Virginia  Mayo  has  as  good  a figure  as  anyone  in  pictures. 


Ford 


I go  along  with  Thelma  Ritter,  who  hates  more  than  anything  else,  “having  non- 
actors tell  me  about  my  job.  They  don't  do  that  to  plumbers  and  typesetters”  . . . 

Patricia  Neal,  who  is  about  the  tallest  actress  in  pictures,  and  Deb- 
bie Reynolds,  who  is  about  the  shortest,  never  have  any  trouble 
getting  dates.  So  I guess  a female  any  size  is  appealing  . . . Whole- 
some is  the  word  to  describe  Doris  Day,  although  she  has  been 
married  three  times  . . Girls  who  live  on  the  wrong  side  of  the 
tracks  always  meet  a wealthy  man — in  the  movies,  that  is  . . . 
June  Allvson  is  the  only  actress  I know  who  can  wrinkle  her  nose 
and  not  annoy  me. 

Jean  Simmons  is  almost  as  beautiful  as  Liz  Taylor,  but  without 
all  the  publicity  ...  I think  Hollywood  is  very  nice  to  people  con- 
sidering what  people  have  done  to  Hollywood  . . . Marjorie  Main 
and  Percy  Kilbride  disprove  the  theory  that  audiences  go  to  the 
movies  to  see  only  handsome  heroes  and  heroines  ...  I have  yet 
to  meet  a person  coming  from  a drive-in  theatre  who  can  tell  me 
what  the  picture  was  about  . . . According  to  trailers,  the  greatest  movie  ever  made  is 
always  the  next  attraction.  It  makes  you  feel  like  a dope  for  having  come  to  see  the 
film  playing  . . . Most  of  “The  Cave”  was  filmed  on  location  at  Carlsbad  Caverns  and 
the  studio  sent  the  special  effects  department  to  improve  the  set.  Even  when  nature 
gives  her  greatest  performance,  Hollywood  wants  it  better.  That’s  Hollywood  for  you. 


Simmons 


INSIDE 

prefers  leading  roles.  By  refusing  to 
snarl  and  sneer  in  a Ray  Milland  picture, 
David  further  provoked  his  studio’s  wan- 
ing interest. 

Chuckle  of  the  Month:  ’Way  back  when 
Cal  was  callow,  we  interviewed  Marlene 
Dietrich.  In  those  days  she  had  quite  a 
crush  on— herself ! Instead  of  looking  at 
us,  she  faced  herself  in  the  mirror  when 
she  answered  our  questions.  Well,  today 
she  has  wonderful  humor,  she’s  the  most 
glamorous  gal  in  town.  Recently  we  met 
Marlene  again— this  time  face  to  face.  At 
a luncheon  in  the  same  room  where  she 
was  first  introduced  to  Hollywood  re- 
porters twenty-one  years  ago,  La  Diet- 
rich  offered  a prize  to  the  one  who 
guessed  her  lucky  number.  Why  not 
forty-six  (her  age)  Cal  thought?  Cer- 
tainly those  forty-six  years  have  been 
lucky  for  her.  Suddenly  she  was  stand- 
ing before  us!  In  her  hand  she  held  an 
autographed  black  and  pink  garter  that 
she  wears  in  “Chuck-a-Luck,”  her  first 
Technicolor  picture.  “I  don’t  know  who 
thought  this  one  up,”  she  grinned,  “but 
it’s  nice  meeting  you.”  Cal  accepted  his 
prize.  “We’ve  always  wanted  to  meet  you 
too,”  we  said  with  a sigh. 

Paging  Papa:  It  was  just  a week  be- 
fore Jimmy  Stewart’s  beautiful  twin 
daughters  were  born.  We  were  talking 
between  scenes  on  “The  Greatest  Show 
on  Earth”  and  in  true  tradition,  he 
wasn’t  a very  happy  “clown.”  “I’m  so 
afraid  Gloria  will  have  to  go  to  the  hos- 
pital while  I’m  working,”  despaired  Jim. 
“It  takes  two  hours  to  remove  this  make- 
up. Can’t  you  just  see  me  sitting  there 
with  all  the  expectant  fathers  in  this 
get-up!”  Fortunately,  the  twins  cooper- 
ated and  Jimmy  made  a respectable  ap- 
pearance in  the  fathers’  waiting  room. 
Because  Gloria  Stewart  is  RH  negative 
(the  babies  were  delivered  by  Caesarean 
section)  she  required  a transfusion.  Mrs. 
Ray  Milland,  who  has  the  same  type 
blood,  never  left  her  house  without  leav- 
ing word  where  she  could  be  reached 
when  they  needed  her. 


Hollywood  Is  a Place  Where:  Eliza- 
beth Taylor  adores  pickled  herring  while 
Humphrey  Bogart  goes  for  French  pas- 


Betty  Grable — on  suspension  for  refusing 
to  do  another  picture  because  she  felt  she 


was  ivorking  too  hard — relaxes  at  races 


STUFF 

try  . . . Debra  Paget’s  stand-in  holds 
her  school  books  while  Louis  Jourdan 
makes  love  to  her  . . . Debbie  Reynolds 
can’t  wait  to  play  older  parts,  while  Jane 
Wyman  keeps  getting  younger  and 
younger  . . . Robert  Taylor’s  bed  sold  at 
public  auction  for  three  times  the  amount 
paid  for  a leather-bound  set  of  World 
History  . . . Piper  Laurie  at  nineteen 
talks  about  the  mistakes  made  by  ac- 
tresses, while  Ethel  Barrymore  at 
seventy-two  says:  “I’ve  never  stopped 
making  them!” 

Miss  Worry-Wart:  Cal  was  that 
amused  over  the  plight  of  Jeanne  Crain, 
the  day  we  lunched  with  her  at  Twentieth. 
“I  did  a terrible  thing,”  she  confessed 
seriously.  “The  publicity  department 
wanted  to  take  pictures  of  the  actual  cut- 
ting, when  they  shortened  my  hair  for 
‘People  Will  Talk.’  I promised  to  tele- 
phone them  but  I was  so  nervous  over 
what  my  husband  would  say,  I com- 
pletely forgot.”  Being  a publicity-wise 
old  owl.  Cal  assured  her  the  super-scoop- 
ers  would  think  of  something.  The  fol- 
lowing week  we  ran  into  Jeanne  on  the 
lot.  Her  hair  was  long  again!  “You  were 
so  right,”  she  laughed.  ‘ This  is  false  hair 
and  now  they’re  going  to  get  their  pic- 
tures after  all!”  In  Hollywood  they  can 
do  anything— and  usually  do. 

Laughter  and  Tears:  For  his  role  in 
“Mr.  Belvedere  Rings  His  Bell,”  Clif- 
, ton  Webb  had  to  know  how  to  knit.  When 
the  studio  offered  to  give  him  lessons,  he 
arched  an  indignant  brow:  “Please!”  bel- 
lowed Mr.  B.  “I  haven’t  known  Joan 
Crawford  all  these  years  for  nothing!” 
. . . She  asked  us  not  to  print  it  but  we 
still  think  Ruth  Roman  should  be  given 
credit  for  having  one  of  the  kindest 
hearts  in  Hollywood.  Recently  Tom 
Plant,  a studio  messenger  boy,  was  the 
victim  of  an  accidental  shooting.  Ruth 
remembered  Tom  who  delivered  her  first 
fan  letter  when  she  came  to  the  Warner 
I lot.  Not  only  did  she  contribute,  but  she 
■ canvassed  the  studio  and  collected  enough 
money  for  the  surgery  that  saved  the 
boy’s  life  . . . The  studio’s  attempt  to 
establish  a publicity  romance  between 
I Cornel  Wilde  and  Betty  Hutton  fell 
flatter  than  a bride’s  biscuit. 


Bob  Stack  and  Claudette  Thornton  make 


it  a date  for  some  fun.  Bachelor  Bob 
gets  around — but  never  to  the  altar! 


Hollywood 

party 

line 


BY  BDITH  GWYNN 

Nationally  Syndicated  Hollywood 
Columnist 


The  past  month  has  been  a virtual  madhouse  of  premieres,  smart  cafe  openings  and 
big  charity  events,  but  very  few  private  parties — even  the  local  caterers  were  com- 
plaining. There  were  two  nice  smallish  soirees,  though.  Marie  McDonald  and  Harry 
Karl  spread  a sumptuous  buffet  for  about  fifteen  pals,  most  of  whom  are  still  raving 
about  the  delish  dishes  that  were  whipped  up  by  Marie.  The  John  Irelands  (Joanne 
Dru),  the  Van  Johnsons,  Lucille  Ball  and  Desi  Arnaz,  Scott  Brady  with  RKO  con- 
tractee  Barbara  Darrow,  Greta  Peck  (without  Greg,  who  was  home  with  his  flu  bugs), 
Ann  Sheridan  with  Jeff  Chandler,  were  there.  Annie  wore  a short  cocoa  crepe  dinner 
dress  with  tiny  sleeves,  a long  accordion-pleated  tunic — the  bodice  cut  very  low  in 

front  and  high  in  back.  Evie  Johnson  and  Joanne 
Dru  were  stunning  in  sweater-type  dressy  sepa- 
rates. 

Sonja  Henie  and  Winnie  Gardiner  threw  a 
black-tie  sit-down  dinner  for  twenty,  with  quite  a 
few  late  dropper-inners  after  the  feast.  Gene 
Tierney,  gorgeous  in  white  lace  (minus  Oleg, 
who  hail  gone  East)  was  escorted  by  Gilbert  Ro- 
land. Janie  Powell,  very  much  expecting,  was 
more  than  “deceiving”  in  her  box-jacket  of  light 
blue  faille  worn  over  a slim  skirt  of  the  same 
material. 

You’ve  never  seen  a group  work  harder  than  the 
bunch  of  stars  who  turned  out  to  help  Father  Pat- 
rick Peyton  raise  money  by  autographing  his  book, 
“The  Ear  of  God,”  for  most  of  the  5,000  people  who 
attended  the  charity  fiesta  given  on  the  famous 
McCarthy  estate  in  Beverly  Hills.  Jeanne  Crain, 
Charles  Coburn,  Roddy  McDowall,  Louella  Par- 
sons, Betty  Lynn,  Charles  Boyer,  June  Haver,  Ri- 
cardo Montalban,  Jeff  Chandler  were  just  some  of 
them  who  must  have  wound  up  with  writer’s 
cramp.  Loretta  Young  and  Roz  Russell  were  literally  “all  over  the  place,”  not  just 
signing  books,  but  interestedly  talking  with  just  about  everyone  who  purchased  one. 
And  here’s  a “fashion  note”:  Van  Johnson  came  by  our  house  later,  wearing  a navy 
blue  suit  plus  a fireman’s  red  vest  of  flannel  v/ith  brass  buttons  and  flaming  red  wool 
socks!  P.  S.  On  him  it  looked  good. 

Big  star-studded  crowds  suddenly  found  themselves  deserting  the  famed  Sunset 
Strip  cafes  in  favor  of  trekking  to  the  Cocoanut  Grove  during  Lena  Horne’s  sensa- 
tional engagement.  There’s  just  no  one  like  Lena  when  it  comes  to  sexy  song-sing- 
ing— but  delivered  minus  vulgarity  and  with  a vitality  that  spells  perfection  and 
plenty  of  glamour.  On  hand  to  greet  her  were  Wanda  Hendrix  with  Boh  Boyle,  Liz 
Taylor  (in  a decollete  white  lacy  short  evening  gown  over  many  sheer  skirts  of  vary- 
ing blues)  with  Stanley  Donen,  Paula  Raymond  with  Harry  Crocker,  Hollywood’s 
most  eligible  and  sought-after  beau.  Frankie  Sinatra  was  there  too  with  Ava  Gard- 
ner stunning  in  an  off-shoulder  short  dancing  frock  of  black  starched  chiffon  with 
soft  flattering  ruching  all  across  the  bodice  fop. 

Edgar  Bergen  gave  a little  shindig  at  the  mountain-top  home  he  and  his  Frances 
share.  It  was  to  show  off  his  latest  TV  show'  and  also  turned  out  to  be  a real  (though 
unintended)  showing-off  of  the  Bergens’  newly  re-done  bedroom.  Esther  Williams 
and  Ben  Gage,  Joan  Bennett,  the  Ray  Millands,  Connie  Moore,  June  Allyson  are  just 
a handful  of  their  pals  still  raving  about  the  color  scheme  that  ranges  from  light  violet 
walls  to  deep  purple  carpet,  with  bedspread  and  drapes  of  quilted  chintz  combining 
shades  of  lilac,  grays,  violet  and  dead  white.  Enormous  white  and  gray  striped  lamps 
as  well  as  chairs  in  these  colors  decorate  the  room  and  the  same  color  scheme  carries 
over  into  their  large  almost  entirely  mirrored  dressing-room  where  Frances  had  a big 
bunch  of  artificial  violets  attached  to  the  tops  of  the  two  tiny  violet  and  gray  striped 
chairs.  June  Allyson  sent  Frances  pale  lavender  chiffon  nighties,  appliqued  in  violet; 
Benita  Colman  sent  a bed  jacket  of  almost  sheer  lilac  (quilted)  velvet  and  Lauren 
Bacall  added  clear  plastic  mules,  trimmed  with  lilac  maribou  and  violets.  Well,  it’s 
really  a room  that  would  inspire  your  chums  to  make  with  the  matching  accessories. 

Piper  Laurie  looks  darling  in  an  outfit  she  used  touring  with  Tony  Curtis  in  be- 
half of  “The  Prince  Who  Was  a Thief’’ — and  still  wears  around  town.  The  dress  is 
of  pale  pink  linen,  made  quite  simply  with  almost  a shirt-waist  top  and  tiny 
sleeves.  But  the  skirt  is  very  full,  falling  in  unpressed  pleats  to  calf-length.  Over 
it  goes  a duster  that’s  a deeper  shade  of  polished  pink  cotton  satin.  It  has  full, 
widely  cuffed  elbow-length  sleeves  and  falls  in  deep  folds  down  the  back.  Piper 
wears  just  a narrow  little  veil  that  covers  only  her  eyes,  drawn  back  and  fastened 
with  a big  pink  cabbage  rose  and  this,  kiddies,  is  the  hat! 


Loretta  Young,  Jeff  Chandler — 
their  autographs  aided  charity 


WHAT  HOLLYWOOD’S 

WHISPERING  ABOUT 


BY  HERB  STEIN 


How-modest-can-you-get  department:  Shelley  Win- 
ters telling  Leonard  Lyons  she’d  been  offered  a job  as 
a radio  columnist  but  had  to  turn  it  down  “because  I’m 
toe  busy  making  news  and  don’t  have  time  to  write 
it!’’  Sam  Goldwyn  furious  with  Farley  Granger  for 
going  on  that  New  York  trip  with  Shelley.  Tried  to 
get  Universal’s  boss,  Bill  Goetz,  to  talk  Shelley  out  of 
it — and  what  the  Winters  gal  told  Goetz  isn’t  printable 
. . . Betty  Hutton’s  boy  friend  Pete  Rugolo — a great 
talent — signed  by  Paramount  to  do  the  musical  ar- 
rangements for  De  Mille’s  “Greatest  Show  on  Earth,” 
which  kept  him  near  Betty  almost  around  the  clock  . . Jane  Powell,  who  never 
buys  anything  new  for  a home,  is  decorating  her  current  house  via  auction  sales  and 
secondhand  furniture  stores. 

The  elaborate  wardrobe  and  snazzy  car  for  Howard  Keel  in  “Callaway  Went 
Thataway,”  a picture  ribbing  Westerns:  His  petrol  wagon  in  the  flicker  will  be 
snow-white  with  black  trimmings  and  loaded  with  every  kind  of  Western  ornament 
imaginable  . . . Esther  Williams,  who’ll  be  the  first  actress  to  swim  the  English 
Channel  in  M-G-M’s  “Everybody  Swims”  . . . Debbie  Reynolds,  despite  her  suc- 
cess at  Culver  City,  still  playing  the  second  French  horn  in  the  Burbank  Youth 
Symphony. 

Joan  Fontaine,  looking  and  yearning  for  the  right  man  . . . Clark  Gable’s  claim 
that  he’ll  go  it  alone  from  this  writing  out  and  duck  all  future  matrimonial  ventures 
. . . The  Hopalong  Cassidys  doing  the  New  York  niteries,  with  Hoppy  in  “civvies” 
. . . The  town’s  most  eligible  bachelor:  Carleton  Carpenter,  twenty-five,  Vermont’s 
gift  to  Hollywood,  dating  the  younger  set  . . . June  Allyson,  whom  M-G-M  had 
trouble  “aging”  for  years,  is  being  made  younger  in  “Too  Young  to  Kiss,”  in  which 
she’ll  play  not  only  herself,  but  her  twelve-year-old  kid  sister. 

Mercedes  MeCambridge  arriving  in  town  with  a haircut  that  made  her  a dead 
ringer  for  Ruth  Roman  . . . Tony  Dexter,  who  almost  believes  he’s  Rudolph 
Valentino  . . . “Strictly  Dishonorable,”  musical  film  version,  which  will  put  Janet 
Leigh  in  the  same  “forward  class”  as  Jane  Russell  and  Marie  Wilson  . . . Jack 
Benny’s  line:  “Phil  Harris  would  like  to  be  the  kind  of  lover  Vic  Mature  thinks 
Errol  Flynn  is”  . . . Dan  Dailey  looks  sensational  these  days  and  his  frequent 
date  Barbara  Whiting  looks  even  better  . . . Shirley  Temple’s  oldie,  “The  Little 
Colonel,”  making  the  rounds  of  neighborhoods  for  Saturday  kiddie  matinees. 


Betty  Hutton,  Pete  Rugolo 


INSIDE 

Pouting  Pigeons:  It’s  the  same  old 
story  and  as  usual,  there  are  two  sides  to 
the  situation.  When  U-I  brought  Tony 
Curtis  to  Hollywood,  he  was  completely 
unknown  and  inexperienced.  It  was  a 
gamble,  but  they  paid  him  so  little,  even 
his  agent  didn’t  ask  a commission!  Jeff 
Chandler,  who  came  straight  from  radio, 
was  unknown  to  movie  audiences  too.  His 
own  studio  put  him  in  mediocre  pictures, 
but  he  soared  to  success  on  loanout  at 
Twentieth.  Now  both  boys  have  been  of- 
fered new  contracts  which  they  aren’t 
about  to  sign!  Being  as  how  their  pic- 
tures bolster  the  box  office,  Jeff  and  Tony 
would  like  to  share  more  than  the  glory. 
The  studio’s  stipulated  raise  in  salary 
(according  to  Hollywood  standards) 
could  best  be  viewed  through  a magnify- 
ing glass! 

A Stitch  in  Time:  This  probably  won’t 
endear  us  to  the  glamour  kiddies,  but  the 
best  place  to  see  them  these  days  is  Ohr- 
'oach’s  on  Wilshire  Boulevard.  Now  that 
the  economy  wave’s  hit  Hollywood,  cus- 
tom-made clothes  are  considered  a 
luxury.  So  such  budget-minded  beauties 
as  Ann  Sothern,  Loretta  Young,  Merle 
Oberon  and  Rosalind  Russell  grab  their 
gowns  in  the  popular  apparel  house. 
There  they  sell  those  wonderful  copies  of 
original  French  models— but  not  at  those 
original  French  prices!  Like  women 
everywhere,  the  movie  stars  get  a big 
boot  out  of  their  bargains. 

Snake  in  the  Class:  “Don’t  print  it  un- 
til we’re  ready  to  break  the  news,”  cau- 
tioned Cal’s  good  friends,  Annelle  and 
Mark  Stevens,  “then  it’s  your  scoop  that 
we  are  expecting  a baby!”  Cal  kept  his 
word,  but  so  help  us— we  were  double- 
crossed  by  their  four-year-old  son!  It 
happened  in  school  when  each  child  was 
asked  to  tell  the  class  about  his  parents. 
“My  father  takes  the  bus  each  morning 
and  my  mother  cleans  the  house,”  said 
one.  “My  father  works  in  an  office  and 
my  mother  sells  dresses,”  said  another. 


Two  Pecks  share  in  a bushel  of  fun  at  Ciro’s,  where  Sophie  Tucker  Errol  Flynn  appeared  with  a cane — and  wife  Pat  W y- 
rnade  her  Hollywood  debut.  Greg’s  a busy  man  these  days.  Besides  more  at  Ice-Capades  opening.  He  s still  limping  from 
his  film  work,  he’s  in  the  midst  of  play  production  at  La  Jolla  his  accident.  And  sore  about  those  parting  Illinois! 


14 


STUFF 


IMPERTINENT 


When  it  came  Mark  Richard’s  turn,  the 
little  villain  came  out  with  this:  “My 
daddy  goes  to  the  studio  each  morning 
and  my  mother  throws  up!”  The  hyster- 
ical teacher  ran  out  of  the  room,  called 
the  Stevenses  to  tip  them  off  that  their 
secret  was  out!  And  now  you  know  why 
poor  ol’  Cal  is  sobbing  in  his  suds! 

It’s  the  Truth  That:  Jane  Wyman’s 
| friends  believe  she’s  lost  whatever  inter- 
est she  had  in  attorney  Greg  Bautzer  . . . 
Errol  Flynn’s  face  (he’s  still  walking 
with  a cane)  reflects  the  agony  he’s  suf- 
fered from  his  back  injury  . . . Howard 
Duff,  who  recently  recovered  from  a 
broken  leg,  just  discovered  that  he  also 
had  three  cracked  ribs  . . . There  are 
eighty-six  pages  of  copy  in  Alan  Ladd’s 
new  Warner  contract  which,  according 
to  the  popular  star,  “are  ten  pages  more 
than  there  were  in  my  first  script!” 

Studio  Shorts:  “Who  was  that  pretty 
young  girl  who  just  spoke  to  me?”  asked 
a puzzled  Richard  Hylton.  “She’s  Barbara 
Bates,”  laughed  a publicity  man,  “the 
girl  you  tried  to  rape  in  ‘The  Secret  of 
! Convict  Lake.’  ” Poor  Richard  had  never 
j seen  Barbara  out  of  the  1850  costumes 
and  make-up  she  wore  in  the  picture! 
...  In  this  case,  one  man’s  poison  turns 
out  to  be  rare  roast  beef  for  Gig  Young. 

: Many  of  his  important  scenes  in 
“Slaughter  Trail”  were  played  with  How- 
! ard  Da  Silva,  who  won’t  appear  in  the 
! picture.  Since  he  was  termed  an  un- 
friendly witness  by  the  House  Un-Ameri- 
can Activities  Committee,  the  studio  de- 
cided to  reshoot  Howard’s  scenes  with 
another  actor.  So  Gig  gets  paid  all  over 
again  to  repeat  his  performance. 

Brief  Cases:  Van  Heflin  is  even  more 
worried  than  his  friends  over  his  wife’s 
health.  The  beautiful  Frances  is  suffering 
I from  an  internal  disorder  . . . The  very 
| rough  and  very  private  showing  of  “Be- 
have Yourself”  (the  picture  Shelley  Win- 
ters and  Farley  Granger  made  together) 


INTERVIEW 


BY  ALINE  MOSBY 

U.  P.  Hollywood  Correspondent 

Patricia  Neal  was  a very  embarrassed  lady 
when  the  story  of  the  Gary  Coopers’  break-up 
splashed  all  over  the  front  pages.  Leading  lady 
Neal  was  cast  as  the  other  woman  in  a real-life 
drama. 

For  the  first  time  what  the  gossip  columns  had 
been  buzzing  about  for  many  months  leaked 
into  official  print. 

The  news  stories  reported  that,  “Cooper  and 
Miss  Neal  were  that  way  about  each  other,  ac- 
cording to  columnists  . . .”  The  public  prints 
quoted  the  beauteous  actress  as  telling  friends, 

“Am  I in  love  with  him?  Could  be.  But  I’d  be 
silly  to  go  around  advertising  it,  wouldn’t  I? 

After  all,  he’s  a married  man.” 

On  the  set  of  “The  Day  the  Earth  Stood  Still” 
at  Twentieth  Centurv-Fox  Studio,  Pat  couldn’t 
stand  still  for  any  interviews.  But  after  the 
shouting  died  down,  I staked  out  a watch  by  her 

kidney-shaped  swimming  pool  and  finally  caught  her  with  her  previous  “no  com- 
ment” down. 

“Are  you  in  love  with  Gary  or  are  you  just  old  friends?”  I inquired. 

“Oh,  this  is  such  a touchy  subject,”  said  Patricia  Neal,  who  is  known  around  the 
plaster  city  as  a charming,  well-mannered  and  proper  young  lady. 

“I’m  very  fond  of  him.  He’s  quite  wonderful  and  I’ve  known  him  for  three  years, 
ever  since  we  acted  in  ‘The  Fountainhead.’  But  I absolutely  had  nothing  to  do 
with  the  breaking  up  of  their  marriage. 

“We’re  very  good  friends.  He’s  a wonderful  guy  and  I love  working  with  him. 
But  I had  nothing  to  do  with  his  marriage  trouble.  I’m  sure  most  intelligent  people 
agree  with  me  that  no  such  thing  could  happen — that  no  one  could  break  up  a 
happy  marriage.” 

Pat  admitted  she  was  unhappy  about  her  being  linked  with  the  lanky,  curt  actor. 

“Yes,  I was  upset,”  she  said.  “I’m  from  a pretty  conventional  family  background 
and  I don’t  like  this  kind  of  thing  at  all. 

“Actually  only  one  columnist  has  been  unkind  to  me.  I hope  this  talk  will  die 
down,  that  people  will  find  something  else  to  talk  about.  I wish  everyone  would 
just  ignore  this.” 

Now  that  the  Coopers  are  publicly  separated  and  Gary’s  more  or  less  free,  will 
she  go  out  on  a date  with  him? 

“I  don’t  know,”  the  husky-voiced  movie  queen  said,  “whether  I will  or  not.” 

Has  he  asked  her  yet?  “No,”  she  said  firmly. 


Kathryn  Grayson,  hack  from  New  York  where  she  saw 
ex-husband  Johnny  Johnston  in  his  play  “A  Tree 
Grows  in  Brooklyn ” with  Oilman  Glenn  McCarthy 


Attending  a war  benefit  at  Ciro’s  are  Charlie  Chaplin  and  Gene 
Tierney.  Charlie,  whose  wife,  Oona,  recently  presented  him  ivith 
third  daughter,  is  planning  to  produce  another  film  “ Footlights' ’ 


Accepted  for  Advertising 
by  the  Journal  of  the  American  Medical  Association 


Also  at  Romanoff’s : The  Earl  of  Dalkeith,  Princess  Margaret’ s favorite  escort, 
and  his  hostess  Merle  Oberon.  The  Earl  escorted  Ava  Gaidner  to  the  Ribbon  Ball 


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What  a pity  it  is  to  let  fear  of  embarrass- 
ment keep  you  out  of  the  water  on 
“those  certain  days  of  the  month.” 
Hasn’t  anyone  ever  told  you 
about  Tampax  for  swimming? 

With  Tampax  monthly  sanitary 
protection,  you  can  throw  to  the 
winds  all  the  nagging  worry  that  some- 
thing may  possibly  betray  the  situation. 

Tampax  is  simply  ideal  for  bathing 
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Tampax  is  made  of  extremely  absorbent 
surgical  cotton  compressed  into  slim 
applicators.  Easy  to  insert.  Quick  to 
change.  No  trouble  to  dispose  of. 


Sharman  Douglas,  Bob  Patton,  Mrs.  James  S.  Douglas,  Peter  Laivford  were  among 
guests  who  wished  Mike  Romanoff  luck  at  opening  of  new  Beverly  Hills  restaurant 


disclosed  that  retakes  and  added  scenes 
may  be  necessary  . . . When  Sylvia  went 
on  location  with  Clark  Gable  before  the 
break-up,  she  wore  leopardskin  shorts 
which  are  now  being-  copied  by  all  the 
Hollywood  glamour  girls  . . . Six-feet- 
four-and-a-half  Howard  Keel  and  six-feet- 
three  Fred  MacMurray  can’t  close  then- 
dressing  room  doors  on  “Callaway  Went 
Thataway”  on  account  of  because  there 
isn’t  room  enough  to  stretch  out  inside! 

News,  Good,  Bad,  Indifferent:  Deborah 
Kerr’s  dated  the  stork  again,  which  gives 
her  two  reasons  for  rejoicing.  Now  she 
won’t  have  to  make  “Ivanhoe”  in  Eng- 
land and  she  will  be  able  to  get  ac- 
quainted with  that  new  home  in  Santa 
Monica  . . . Viveca  Lindfors  is  the  proud 
possessor  of  her  American  citizenship 
papers  . . . Audie  Murphy  exercising  a 
new  husband’s  prerogative  by  refusing  to 


allow  his  bride  to  accept  film  offers  . . . 
Red  (Money  Bags)  Skelton  signing  a 
new  TV  contract  which  ups  his  earnings 
to  ten  million  dollars  seven  years  from 
now  . . . Shirley  Temple  with  an  emer- 
gency appendectomy,  convalescing  in  a 
Tulsa,  Oklahoma,  hospital  . . . Wanda 
Hendrix  deciding  against  a New  York 
address.  The  rumored  reason?  Art  Di- 
rector Bob  Boyle  . . . The  Tyrone  Powers 
home  in  Hollywood  again  and  happily 
awaiting  the  stork  . . . Farley  Granger 
and  Shelley  Winters  allowing  one  week 
to  go  by  without  making  front  page  copy 
—which  proves  it  can  happen  here! 

Love  Match:  The  morning  that  local 
columns  carried  the  story  of  the  Ava 
Gardner-Frank  Sinatra  break-up,  Cal  had 
a luncheon  date  with  the  luscious  lady. 
“Do  you  mind  if  I bring  along  a very 
dear  friend  of  mine?”  was  Ava’s  message. 
He  turned  out  to  be— Frank  Sinatra! 
Uncertain  though  their  future  plans 
may  be,  to  ( Continued  on  page  19) 


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(See  Erskine  Johnson's  “ Hollywood  Reel ” 
on  your  local  TV  station.) 

During  his  stage  tour  with  “Apple  of  His 
Eye,”  Edward  Arnold  attended  a White 
House  reception  and  President  Truman 
asked  him  how  it  was  going.  Arnold  re- 
ported fine  except  for  a couple  of  nasty 
notices  by  two  critics.  Truman’s  eyes 
danced  as  he  said:  “Would  you  like  me 
to  write  them  a letter?” 

* * * 

Gig  Young  played  a hectic  love  scene 
with  Virginia  Grey  and  then  retired  to  his 
dressing-room.  Before  shutting  the  door 
he  put  up  a sign  which  read:  “Temporarily 
Out  of  Ardor.” 

* * * 

Someone  asked  a Hollywoodsman  now 
in  TV  just  what  he  did.  He  replied,  “I 
manipulate  strings.” 

“Do  you  hold  up  Cyclone  Malone  or 
Howdy  Doody?”  he  was  asked. 

“Neither,”  he  replied.  “I  hold  up  Frank 
Sinatra.” 

Billy  De  Wolfe,  explaining  in  “Lullaby 
of  Broadway”  why  he’s  a butler:  “I  had  a 
mad,  impulsive  desire  to  keep  from 

starving.” 

* * * 

Irene  Ryan’s  switch  on  Dorothy  Park- 
er’s famous  words  about  men  seldom 
making  passes  at  girls  who  wear  glasses: 
“Men  always  make  passes  at  girls  who 
drain  glasses.” 

* * * 

Walter  O'Keefe,  on  Bing  Crosby’s  oper- 
ation: “I  understand  the  doctor  had  to 
remove  a clot  from  his  wallet.” 

* * * 

Overheard  at  Ciro’s:  “She  was  perfectly 
willing  to  live  on  his  income  but  that 
didn’t  leave  anything  for  him  to  live  on.” 

% % :js 

Rudd  Weatherwax,  trainer  of  Lassie,  ex- 
plaining how  he  keeps  his  dog  actors  from 
being  gun  shy:  “I  bring  them  into  the 
living-room  and  tune  my  TV  set  in  on  a 
Western.  After  a couple  of  sessions,  they 
yawn  at  gunfire.” 

* * ❖ 

The  RKO  studio  menu  features  a sixty- 
cent  special,  “The  Thing.”  It’s  a meat  loaf. 

* * * 

Definition  of  the  new  1951  bathing  suits: 
The  little  bit  that  isn’t  bare. 

* % # 

Red  Skelton  says  he  saw  a very  unusual 
French  movie — the  boy  and  the  girl  were 
married. 

* ❖ * 

Overheard  at  Mocambo:  “They  de- 
cided they  were  seeing  too  much  of  each 
other — so  they  got  married.” 

* * * 

Credit  Jackie  Coogan  with:  “The  only 
thing  wrong  with  some  smart  children  is 
that  they  don’t  smart  in  the  right  place.” 

* * * 

Ray  Heindorf,  the  musical  director,  was 
rehearsing  the  studio  orchestra  when  a 
cat  meowed  on  the  set.  Ray  tapped  on  his 
stand  for  silence  and  then  deadpanned: 
“Would  someone  please  take  the  cat  down 
to  the  music  department  and  have  it 
tuned.” 


INSIDE 

STUFF 


Nancy  Sinatra,  as  Elsa 
predicted,  has  agreed  to  give  Frank 
his  divorce  so  he  can  marry 
Ava  Gardner.  However,  there  was 
great  excitement  when  Nancy 
arrived  at  the  Ribbon  Cabaret 


Benefit  Dance  with  Arthur  Loew,  Jr. 
— and  there  was  Ava,  just  back 
from  New  York,  with  Lana  Turner! 


New  finer 

MUM 


( Continued  from  page  16) 
watch  these  two  together  is  to  fully 
realize  their  deep  devotion  for  each  other. 
Following  lunch  we  sat  on  the  “Lone 
Star”  set  and  watched  Frankie  boy’s  best 
beautiful  girl  being  made  love  to  by- 
Clark  Gable!  “Any  suggestions?”  called 
out  the  “King”  to  the  crooner.  “Just  do 
it  in  one  take!”  was  the  kidding  answer. 

Set  of  the  Month:  The  first  lady  of  the 
theatre,  who  is  making  her  first  movie  in 
eighteen  years,  was  in  jail.  “I’m  just 
visiting  ‘My  Son,  John,’  ” Helen  Hayes 
called  through  the  bars.  “I’ll  visit  with 
you  as  soon  as  they  get  this  shot.”  We 
sat  in  the  sun  outside  the  sound  stage, 
while  she  worked  on  a needlepoint  repro- 
duction of  a castle  she  once  visited  in 
Ireland.  “It  helps  me  to  relax  if  I keep 
my  hands  busy,”  said  Helen.  Then  we 
talked  about  her  exciting  return  to  pic- 
tures, her  treasured  friendship  with  Joan 
Crawford,  how  she  likes  the  old  Tarzan 
; movies  on  TV  and  the  big  impression 
she  made  on  son  Jamie,  when  she  intro- 
duced him  to  Bob  Hope.  “I  think  I scared 
my  friends  when  I arrived  in  Hollywood,” 
she  mused.  “They  thought  I was  here  to 
i stay.  You  see,  I spend  so  much  time  in 
hotels,  I travel  with  my  favorite  Renoir 
painting  and  a portrait  of  Mary  (her 
daughter  who  was  so  tragically  taken  by 
polio)  to  remind  me  of  home.”  Cal  needed 
no  reminder  that  great  people  like  Helen 
Hayes  always  have  the  greatest  sim- 
plicity when  you  meet  them. 

Wedding  bells,  phone  bells:  “Well,  we 
did  it  and  we  wanted  you  to  know  before 
the  news  hit  the  papers.”  It  was  Tony 
Curtis,  exuberant  with  happiness,  shout- 
ing over  long  distance  wire  from  New 
York.  “Did  what?”  Cal  asked.  “Got 
married,  of  course,”  answered  Tony,  and 
Cal  couldn’t  have  been  more  surprised. 


The  wedding,  Tony  told  us,  took  place  at 
the  Pickwick  Arms  Hotel  in  Greenwich, 
Connecticut,  with  Jerry  and  Patti  Lewis 
serving  as  best  man  and  matron  of  honor. 
Tony  and  Janet  had  only  a five-day 
honeymoon  in  New  York.  Then  Tony  had 
to  continue  his  nation-wide  tour  with 
“The  Prince  Who  Was  a Thief.”  And 
Janet  had  to  return  to  Hollywood  to 
make  “Just  This  Once.”  But  Cal  expects 
to  toast  the  bride  and  groom  personally 
when  they’re  reunited  at  Malibu  later 
this  month. 

Private  Preview:  Cal  doesn’t  review 
pictures,  but  Producer  Charles  Feldman’s 
special  showing  of  “A  Streetcar  Named 
Desire”  compels  us  to  share  our  experi- 
ence. We  sat  there  with  the  most  star- 
studded  audience  in  Hollywood  history. 
In  contrast,  Marlon  Brando’s  guests  were 
his  grandmother  from  Eagle  Rock  (near 
Los  Angeles),  his  two  great  aunts  and 
two  cousins.  The  mighty  Marlon  (he’s 
now  making  “Viva  Zapata”  at  Twen- 
tieth) didn’t  bring  Movita,  the  Mexican 
actress  who  dated  Steve  Cochran  south 
of  the  border.  Supposedly  in  the  States 
to  see  Steve,  she  suddenly  switched  to 
the  Brando  brand  of  romance.  Such 
grateful  guests  as  Ethel  Barrymore, 
Helen  Hayes,  Claudette  Colbert  and 
Olivia  de  Havilland  were  visibly  shaken 
when  the  lights  went  on  in  the  movie 
projection  room.  In  their  own  words— 
“Streetcar  is  the  most  lustful,  exciting 
picture  of  the  year.  The  performances  of 
Vivien  Leigh,  Marlon  Brando  and  Kim 
Hunter  will  tear  you  apart!” 

Brief  Cases:  If  Elizabeth  Taylor  is 
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Mitch  Leisen  . . . Gordon  MacRae,  who 
loves  to  give  presents,  would  love  to  give 
his  contract  back  to  Warners  . . . Lana 
Turner  is  hurt  and  should  be,  over  those 
published  pictures  of  her  appearance  on 
the  “American  Day”  program  in  the  Hol- 
lywood Bowl.  Lovely  Lana,  who  has  never 
been  more  slender,  was  “framed”  to  look 
like  Kate  Smith’s  baby  sister! 

Song  and  Dance  Man:  Garbo  doing  a 
Charleston  couldn’t  have  surprised  Cal 
more.  Literally  exuding  friendship  and 
enthusiasm,  George  Sanders  regaled  us 
with  his  future  plans.  “I’m  going  to 
make  my  first  musical  at  Twentieth.  You 
see,  when  you  reach  my  old  age  (he’s  in 
his  early  forties)  you  have  to  figure  out 
how  long  you  can  last.  Last  year  I tried 
out  for  the  Pinza  role  in  ‘South  Pacific.’ 
Everyone  was  so  pleased,  I signed  for 
fifteen  months  in  London.  Then  I began 
thinking  of  the  life  I’d  have  to  live  and  I 
fell  apart!  They  kindly  let  me  off  the 
hook.  When  Hedda  Hopper  asked  me  to 
sing  on  her  program,  Hollywood  pro- 
ducers got  interested.  Now  I only  have 
one  problem.  Should  I become  a singer 
who  can  act,  or  remain  an  actor  who  can 
sing?”  Just  keep  on  being  this  charm- 
ing, we  wanted  to  tell  him.  Of  course— 
we  didn’t. 

Rural  Rookery : “Are  there  any  movie 
stars  living  around  here?”  A weather- 
beaten car  filled  with  tourists  addressed 
a laborer  who  was  building  a fence  in 
front  of  a ranch  at  Chatsworth.  With 
hammers  and  saws  clanging  from  the 
belt  that  held  up  his  old  dungarees,  Fred 
Astaire  walked  over  and  leaned  on  the 
rickety  fender.  “Yep,  there  shore  are,”  he 
said.  “Just  drive  on  one  mile  and  turn 
to  the  right.  You’ll  see  a white  house 
and  if  you’re  lucky,  maybe  you’ll  also  see 
Lucille  Ball  and  Desi  Arnaz!” 

Perennial  Performer:  In  the  midst  of 
the  most  insecure,  unproductive  period  in 
Hollywood,  get  a gander  at  Ray  Milland’s 
commitments.  At  Paramount  he’s  signed 
for  one  picture  a year  for  seven  years. 


At  Warners,  where  he’s  under  contract 
for  three  pictures,  they’ve  already  signed 
him  to  do  an  extra  one.  Ray  still  owes 
M-G-M  two  pictures  on  an  old  contract 
and  now  Twentieth  wants  to  sign  him! 
This  kid  is  really  asking  for  it. 

Happy  Ending:  Cal’s  crystal  ball  was 
right!  Richard  Basehart  was  secretly 
married  to  Valentina  Cortesa,  when  we 
said  as  much  last  month.  “I’m  sorry  I 
couldn’t  tell  you  the  truth  then,”  said  our 
friend  when  we  called  to  congratulate 
him.  “But  Val’s  eighty-year-old  grand- 
mother lives  in  Stresa,  Italy,  where  she 
raised  my  wife.  Because  she  is  very 
sentimental,  Val  wanted  to  break  the 
news  in  person.  So  she  had  to  keep  it  a 
secret  until  she  finished  her  London  pic- 
ture. We  were  married  last  March  when 
I took  a suspension  and  flew  over  to  pop 
the  question.”  The  happiness  in  Dick’s 
voice  was  heartwarming  to  Cal,  who  hap- 
pens to  know  the  details  of  his  devotion 
that  preceded  the  loss  of  his  first  wife. 
The  lonely  guy  met  the  famous  Italian 
actress  when  they  were  cast  in  “The 
House  on  Telegraph  Hill.”  Valentina, 
who  had  never  seen  her  husband  on  the 
screen,  asked  Twentieth  to  run  They 
Walk  by  Night.”  “No  thanks,”  Dick 
answered  her  invitation  to  see  the  pic- 
ture with  her,  “I  can’t  stand  to  watch 
myself,  but  may  I take  you  to  dinner 
first?”  Something  happened  to  the  film 
that  night,  so  they  spent  the  entire  eve- 
ning becoming  fast  friends.  And  triads 
how  their  romance  began.  “Grandma  s 
coming-  over  with  Val,”  Dick  enthused. 
“We  want  her  to  be  happy  here,  so  I’m 
learning  to  speak  Italian  and  I ve  hired 
an  Italian  housekeeper.  We’ll  get  a 
larger  place  when  Val  can  pick  it  out. 
In  the  meantime,  I’m  having  all  the  fur- 
niture re-covered  and  the  garden  filled 
with  flowering  plants.  I can  hardly  wait 
—I’m  so  happy.”  Their  plans  for  the  fu- 
ture include  the  children  that  both  want 
so  much.  “But  first,”  laughed  Dick,  II 
have  to  buy  my  wife  a wedding  ring.  Wt 
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Brief  Reviews 


(A)  ACE  IN  THE  HOLE — Paramount:  A 
ruthless  drama  in  which  Kirk  Douglas,  an  unprin- 
cipled reporter,  holds  up  rescue  of  cave*in  victim 
Richard  Benedict,  in  order  to  get  a better  story.  With 
Jan  Sterling,  Bob  Arthur.  (May) 
t/V  (F)  ALONG  THE  GREAT  DIVIDE— War- 
ners: Kirk  Douglas  plays  a marshal  who  tries  to 
save  Walter  Brennan’s  life  in  this  blood-and-thunder 
epic.  With  Virginia  Mayo,  John  Agar.  (June) 

1/1/  (F)  APACHE  DRUMS— U-I:  A non-sympa- 
thetic  Indian  story  for  a change  about  the  siege  of 
a frontier  town  inhabited  by  Stephen  McNally,  Lo- 
leen  Gray  and  Willard  Parker.  In  Technicolor.  (June) 
l/l/K  (F)  APPOINTMENT  WITH  DANGER — 
Paramount:  Alan  Ladd,  sent  to  solve  the  murder  of 
a fellow  post  office  detective,  discovers  plot  tor  mi  1- 
lion-dollar  robbery.  An  exciting  crime  story.  With 
Phyllis  Calvert,  Jan  Sterling,  Paul  Stewart.  (May) 
1/1/  (F)  BIRD  OF  PARADISE— 20th  Century- 
Fox:  Picturesque  South  Sea  Island  story  centered 
about  love  affair  between  Frenchman  Louis  Jourdan 
and  native  girl  Debra  Paget.  Gorgeous  Technicolor 
and  Jeff  Chandler  make  this  worth  seeing.  (May) 

1//  (A)  BRAVE  BULLS,  THE— Columbia:  If  you 
like  bull-fighting  you’ll  go  for  this  story  of  a matador, 
Mel  Ferrer,  who  loses  his  nerve  in  the  bull  ring  and 
his  heart  to  Miroslava.  With  Anthony  Quinn, 

1//J4  (F)  CAPTAIN  HORATIO  HORNBLOWER 
— Warners:  Gregory  Peck,  Virginia  Mayo  find  ro- 
mance and  adventure  during  the  Napoleonic  War 
against  England  in  this  Technicolor  classic.  (July) 
l///  (F)  FATHER'S  LITTLE  DIVIDEND— 
M-G-M:  A hilarious  sequel  to  “Father  of  the  Bride 
concerning  Spencer  Tracy’s  trials  when  Liz  Taylor 
announces  a blessed  event.  With  Don  Taylor,  Joan 
Bennett,  Billie  Burke.  (May) 

1/1/  (F)  FIRST  LEGION,  THE — Sedif-U.A. : A 
warm  story  about  Jesuit  Fathers  and  their  reactions 
to  what  appears  to  be  a modern  miracle.  With  Charles 
Boyer,  Barbara  Rush,  Lyle  Bettger.  (July) 
l/i/  (F)  FOLLOW  THE  SUN— 20th  Century-Fox: 
C.lenn  Ford  stars  in  the  life  of  golf  champion  Ben 
Hogan  from  his  caddy  days  to  his  comeback  after  a 
near-fatal  accident.  With  Anne  Baxter.  (June) 
l/l/l/  (A)  FOURTEEN  HOURS— 20th  Century- 
Fox:  Many  lives  are  influenced  as  Paul  Douglas  and 
Barbara  Bel  Geddes  try  to  dissuade  Richard  Base- 
hart  from  jumping  off  a hotel  ledge  in  this  suspenseful 
story  With  Debra  Paget.  Agnes  Moorehead.  (June) 
/l/l/  (F)  GO  FOR  BROKE — M-G-M : Van  John- 
son is  a strict  young  lieutenant  whose  disappointment 
at  being  assigned  to  a Nisei  platoon  is  changed  to 
respect  when  he  sees  the  boys  in  action.  (June) 
l/t/  (A)  GOODBYE,  MY  FANCY — Warners:  Con- 
gresswoman Joan  Crawford  returns  to  the  university, 
from  which  she  was  once  expelled,  for  an  honorary 
degree,  and  gets  involved  in  some  romantic  compli- 
cations with  college  president  Robert  Young.  With 
Frank  Loveioy,  Eve  Arden,  Janice  Rule.  (June) 
£///  (F)  GREAT  CARUSO,  THE — M-G-M : 

Mario  Lanza’s  thrilling  voice  is  heard  in  excerpts 
from  famed  operas  in  this  Technicolor  version  of  life 
of  the  world’s  greatest  tenor.  With  Ann  Blyth.  (June) 
7a)  HOLLYWOOD  STORY,  THE- U-I: 
Richard  Conte,  as  a movie  producer,  sets  out  to  solve 
a twenty-year-old  Hollywood  murder.  With  Julia 
Adams,  Richard  Egan  and  many  yesteryear  screen 

l/^HOUSE  ON  TELEGRAPH  HILL,  THE— 
20th  Century-Fox:  A suspenseful  melodrama  with 
Valentina  Cortesa  as  a Polish  D.P.  who  comes  to 
America  marries  Richard  Basehart,  and  discovers 
she’s  marked  for  murder.  With  Bill  Lundigan.  (July) 
fsJ  ?A)  / CAN  GET  IT  FOR  YOU  WHOLE - 
SALE— 20th  Century- Fox:  Interesting  drama  of  the 
garment  district  with  Susan  Hayward  as  an  aggres- 
sive dress  designer  who  wants  to  get  to  the  top  even 
if  it  means  stepping  over  partners  Dan  Dailey,  Sam 
Toffee  With  George  Sanders.  (June) 

JJw  (F)  / WAS  A COMMUNIST  FOR  THE 
p B I. Warners:  Exciting  true  story  of  a man  re- 

jected by  friends  and  family  when  he  becomes  an 
undercover  agent  to  expose  the  Red  menace  in  Amer- 
ica With  Frank  Lovejoy,  Dorothy  Hart.  (July) 
1/1/  (F)  KATIE  DID  IT — U-I:  Cute  comedy  in 
which  illustrator  Mark  Stevens  breaks  down  the 
reserve  of  ultra-conservative  Ann  Blyth  and  breaks 
up  her  engagement  to  Craig  Stevens  (June) 
v/l/  (F)  KON-TIKI— Art-Film— Sol  Lesser— RKO: 
Documentary  films  of  actual  4,300-mile  sea  voyage 
taken  by  raft  by  Thor  Heyerdahl  and  five  compan- 
ions. Not  for  the  easily  sea-sick.  (July) 


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1/1/  (F)  LAST  OUTPOST,  T HE — Pine-Thomas-  : 
Paramount:  Still  another  Civil  War  era  Western  with 
Yankees,  rebels  and  Injuns  shootin’  it  up.  With 
Ronald  Reagan,  Rhonda  Fleming.  (July) 

V'V’  (F)  LEMON  DROP  KID,  THE— Paramount  I 
Gay  comedy  with  Bob  Hope  playing  Santa  Claus  in 
order  to  raise  $10,000  owed  to  Fred  Clark.  Marilyn 
Maxwell’s  the  doll  in  Bob’s  life.  (June) 
l/i//  (F)  LULLABY  OF  BROADWAY— War- 
ners: Delightfully  entertaining  Technicolor  musical 
starring  Doris  Day  and  Gene  Nelson  as  a couple  of 
talented  youngsters  who  get  their  break  in  a musical 
backed  by  S.  Z.  Sakall.  With  Billy  De  Wolfe.  (May) 

1/  (F)  MA  AND  PA  KETTLE  BACK  ON  THE 
FARM — U-I:  This  time  Marjorie  Main  and  Percy 
Kilbride  tangle  with  the  snobbish  parents  of  daughter- 
in-law  Meg  Randall.  With  Dick  Long.  (June) 

1//  (F)  MAN  WITH  MY  FACE,  THE — Gardner- 
U.A. : Barry  Nelson  is  forced  to  prove  his  own 
identity  after  he  returns  home  one  night  to  find  a 
double  in  possession  of  his  wife,  his  home  and  hi* 
dog.  With  Carole  Matthews.  (July) 

1/  (F)  NEW  MEXICO — Allen-U.A.:  A scenically 
beautiful  Western  with  Lew  Ayres  as  a Union  cap- 
tain, who,  after  attempting  to  defend  _ maltreated 
Indians,  is  forced  to  track  them  down.  With  Marilyn 
Maxwell.  (July) 

//  (A)  ON  THE  RIVIERA— 20th  Century-Fox: 
There  are  cliches  and  confusion  in  this  lavish  Techni- 
color musical  which  stars  Danny  Kaye  in  the  dual 
roles  of  playboy  Frenchman  and  American  enter- 
tainer. With  Gene  Tierney,  Corinne  Calvet.  (May) 

1/  (F)  PAINTED  HILLS,  THE — M-G-M:  Lassie 
deserves  better  than  this  dull  story  which  has  her 
avenging  her  master’s  death.  With  Paul  Kelly.  (June) 
I///2  (A)  PANDORA  AND  THE  FLYING 
DUTCHMAN — Romulus-M-G-M : A beautiful  and 
tragic  love  story  with  Ava  Gardner  as  a restless  1930 
playgirl;  James  Mason,  the  17th  Century  Dutchman 
doomed  to  sail  the  seven  seas  until  he  finds  a woman 
who'd  die  for  him.  (June) 

1//J4  (A)  PAYMENT  ON  DEMAND — RKO: 

After  twenty  years,  Bette  Davis  is  asked  for  a di- 
vorce by  Barry  Sullivan  in  this  adult  case  history  of 
a marriage.  With  Betty  Lynn.  (May) 

1/  (F)  PRINCE  WHO  WAS  A THIEF,  THE— 
U-I : Tony  Curtis  comes  into  his  own  as  a star  in 
this  Technicolor  Arabian  Nights  tale  about  a royal 
infant  reared  by  renegades,  who  finally  claims  hi* 
birthright.  With  Piper  Laurie.  (July) 
l//  (F)  QUEEN  FOR  A DAY — Stillman-U. A. : 
The  popular  radio  show  is  the  springboard  for  drama- 
tization of  short  stories:  “Gossamer  World,”  “High 
Diver”  and  “Horsie”  featuring  Phyllis  Avery,  Adam 
Williams,  Edith  Meiser  and  cast  of  unknowns.  (June) 
/"/  (F)  SEALED  CARGO — RKO:  When  Dana 
Andrews,  owner  of  a small  Canadian  fishing  boat 
during  World  War  II  sights  a wrecked  Danish 
schooner,  he  becomes  involved  in  intrigue  and  mur- 
der. With  Carla  Balenda,  Claude  Rains.  (July) 

»/  (F)  SOLDIERS  THREE— M-G-M:  A rather  dull 
and  much  too  British  version  of  the  Kipling  story 
despite  the  presence  of  Stewart  Granger,  Robert 
Newton,  Walter  Pidgeon,  David  Niven.  (June) 
l//  (F)  TAKE  CARE  OF  MY  LITTLE  GIRL— 

20th  Century-Fox:  A controversial  but  straightfor- 
ward expose  of  cruelties  of  college  sorority  snobbish- 
ness. With  Jeanne  Crain,  Dale  Robertson,  Mitzi 
Gaynor,  Jean  Peters.  (July) 

(A)  THING,  THE — RKO:  A chilling  science- 
fiction  adventure  about  a “thing”  from  another  planet 
that  lands  at  North  Pole  in  a flying  saucer  with  the 
intention  of  destroying  the  earth.  With  Ken  Tobey, 
Dewey  Martin,  Margaret  Sheridan.  (July) 

(F)  UP  FRONT— U-I:  An  entertaining  com- 
edy based  on  misadventures  in  Italy  of  World  War 
II’s  famous  cartoon  characters  Willie  and  Joe.  Tom 
Ewell  and  David  Wayne  bring  the  hilarious  "dog- 
faces” to  life.  With  Jeffrey  Lynn.  (May) 

(F)  VALENTINO  — Columbia:  Intriguing, 
fictional  treatment  of  life  of  Hollywood’s  “Great 
Lover”  with  Tony  Dexter  as  Valentino.  Eleanor 
Parker,  Richard  Carlson,  Patricia  Medina.  (May) 
/ (F)  WHIRLWIND — Columbia:  Gene  Autry  rides 
the  old  trail  as  a government  agent  out  to  get  a nasty 
thieving  rancher.  With  Smiley  Burnette.  (July) 
l/l/l/  (F)  YOU’RE  IN  THE  NAVY  NOW  (U.S.S. 
Teakettle) — 20th  Century-Fox:  When  Gary  Cooper 
enlists  in  the  Navy,  he  doesn’t  reckon  with  being  as- 
signed to  an  experimental  ship  that  won’t  behave.  A 
funny  comedy  with  Jane  Greer,  Eddie  Albert.  (May) 


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On  old  man  river:  Kathryn  Grayson , Howard  Keel  in  third 
screen  version  of  the  Jerome  Kern-Edna  Ferher  love  story 


(F)  Show  Boat  (M-G-M) 

BIG,  beautiful,  musically  wonderful,  “Show  Boat”  comes 
to  the  screen  for  the  third  time  to  establish  itself  as 
a beloved  bit  of  American  folklore,  to  be  told  and  sung 
over  and  over. 

However,  the  news  of  this  version  is  Ava  Gardner 
who,  as  Julie,  literally  runs  away  with  the  show.  And 
her  competition  is  really  something  in  a cast  highlighted 
with  such  names  as  Kathryn  Grayson  as  Magnolia 
(and  very  excellent  she  is,  too),  Howard  Keel  as  the 
handsome  gambler,  Gaylord  Ravenal,  Joe  E.  Brown  as 
Captain  Andy  Hawks  and  Agnes  Moorehead  as  Mrs. 
Hawks.  For  extra  measure  we  are  given  the  dancing 
Champions,  Marge  and  Gower,  who  bring  a young,  viva- 
cious freshness  to  the  screen  and  William  Warfield  whose 
singing  of  "01'  Man  River”  literally  brings  down  the 
house.  Robert  Sterling  plays  Julie’s  husband  who  even- 
tually deserts  her.  And  Ava’s  singing  of  “Can’t  Help 
Lovin’  That  Man”  and  “My  Bill”  has  a tender,  appealing 
quality  that  reaches  out  and  beyond  the  movie  screen. 
And  the  duets  between  Miss  Grayson  and  Keel  are  just 
as  effective.  In  fact,  everything  about  it — the  drama,  color 
and  direction- — make  it  a picture  you  won’t  want  to  miss. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  A spectacular  movie  with  great  heart. 

Program  Notes:  One  of  the  sights  to  which  M-G-M  should  really 
have  run  excursions  was  the  life-size  Cotton  Blossom  show  boat 
erected  on  their  back  lot  and  designed  to  move  under  its  own 
power  propelled  by  a paddle  wheel,  feet  in  diameter  and 

driven  by  tivo  225-horsepower  airplane  motors  . . . Joe  E.  Brown 
cut  short  his  Australian  tour  of  “ Harvey ” to  play  Captain  Andy 
. . . William  W arfield  hurried  home  from  an  Australian  concert 
tour  to  play  Joe  and  prove  himself  one  of  the  finest  Negro  bari- 
tones since  Paul  Robeson,  who  played  Joe  in  the  Broadway 
production  . . . The  Champions,  who  high-stepped  from  the  floors 
of  smart  supper  clubs  to  make  their  screen  debut  in  “Show  Boat,” 
proved  themselves  actors  as  well  as  dancers  and  will  stay  on  to 
make  more  movies  . . . Kathryn  Grayson  retdized  a cherished 
ambition  in  the  role  of  Magnolia  and  temporarily  forgot  her  legal 
troubles  with  her  estranged  husband , Johnny  Johnston. 


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Story  of  a champ:  Rise  and  fall  of  the  great  Indian  athlete 
starring  Burt  Lancaster,  Phyllis  Thaxter,  Charles  Bickford  ] 

AKK  (F)  Jim  Thorpe — All  American  (Warners) 

A GRIPPING  human  interest  story  of  the  rise,  the  fall 
and  the  regeneration  of  one  of  the  greatest  American 
athletes,  Jim  Thorpe.  And  no  one  could  have  portrayed  the 
stoic  Indian  to  better  advantage  than  Burt  Lancaster  in 
both  the  physical  and  emotional  elements  of  the  story.  The 
thrilling  athletic  achievements  that  led  Thorpe  to  be  ac- 
claimed by  the  King  of  Sweden  as  the  greatest  athlete  in 
the  world  are  skillfully  interwoven  into  the  human  interest 
story  of  the  man;  as  a student  at  Carlisle,  his  love  for 
Margaret  Miller,  also  a student  there;  of  his  fabulous 
accomplishments  in  the  1912  Olympics  in  Stockholm  and 
the  sudden  turn  of  events  that  stripped  him  of  all  honors. 
As  his  wife,  Phyllis  Thaxter  is  excellent,  as  are  Charles 
Bickford  as  the  famous  coach  “Pop"  Warner  and  Steve 
Cochran,  Dick  Wesson  and  Jack  Bighead  as  classmates. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  A sports  epic,  made  touchingly  human. 

Program  Notes:  Jim  Thorpe,  now  sixty-two,  working  with 
the  writers,  insisted  the  darker  phases  of  his  life  be  honestly 
uncovered.  Lancaster,  his  hair  dyed  black  for  the  role,  underwent  j 
strenuous  physical  training  with  Thorpe  himself  as  one  of  his 
several  coaches.  Scenes  centering  around  Carlisle,  the  famous 
Indian  school  no  longer  in  existence,  were  shot  in  and  around 
Bacone  College,  only  college  exclusively  for  Indians  and  situated 
near  Muskogee,  Oklahoma.  Over  400  Indians  were  employed  ; 
throughout  the  making  of  the  film,  many  of  tvhom  had  never 
donned  a feather  in  their  lives  . . . Jack  Bighead,  a powerful  lot  - 
of  Indian  of  the  Lite  tribe,  is  a football  hero  at  Pepperdine  Col- 
lege in  Los  Angeles.  Dick  W esson  is  non-Indian  and  comes  to 
movies  fresh  from  the  carnival  circuit  . . . Steve  Cochran  had 
to  find  shelter  in  a motel  while  on  his  four  weeks’  location  slay 
in  Muskogee  because  the  hotel  that  housed  the  rest  of  the  cast 
refused  to  take  in  Steve’s  dog,  T schaikowsky. 


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BY  SARA  IIAMILTOY 


F — FOR  THE  WHOLE  FAMILY 
A — FOR  ADULTS 


Bid  for  hearts:  Bobby  Driscoll,  Bob  Preston  in  saga  of 
three  generations  and  the  problem  two  faced  in  their  youth 


Best  Performances  See  Page  29.  For  Brief  Reviews  of  Current  Pictures  See  Page  22 


Second  chance:  Football  and  a brunette  come  between  Joan 
Bennett  and  Paul  Douglas  in  comedy  of  marital  errors 

v'v'  (A)  The  Guy  Who  Came  Back 
(20th  Century -Fox) 

T;HIS  guy  who  came  back  took  a detour  through  every 
corn  patch  known  to  movies  and  still  emerged  a pretty 
good  guy.  This,  we  suspect,  is  mainly  due  to  the  ability  of 
Paul  Douglas  to  put  over  a character  with  the  rugged 
sincerity  that  seems  a part  of  the  man. 

Briefly,  the  story  has  Paul  a professional  football  star 
unable  to  adjust  to  the  fact  his  hour  of  glory  is  over. 
Enters  then  the  other  woman,  Linda  Darnell,  who  per- 
suades Douglas  to  try  a night  club  act  which  flops  dis- 
mally. Having  separated  from  his  wife,  Joan  Bennett,  who 
is  loved  by  Paul’s  best  friend,  Don  DeFore,  Douglas 
makes  one  last  heroic  effort  to  re-win  his  lost  glory.  Billy 
Gray  plays  his  young  son  and  Zero  Mostel  his  friend. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Cut  to  standard  pattern. 

Program  Notes:  Paul  Douglas  had  little  trouble  catching  the 
feel  of  his  role  of  a professional  football  star,  having  been  one 
himself  for  the  Philadelphia  Yellow  Jackets.  Unlike  his  screen 
self,  however,  Paul  quit  the  game  before  it  quit  him  and  became 
a radio  sports  announcer.  During  this  picture,  Douglas  tore  a 
cartilage  loose  from  two  ribs  and  went  through  most  of  the 
movie  in  considerable  pain  and  yards  of  adhesive  tape  . . . Joan 
Bennett  used  her  dressing-room  as  an  office,  carrying  on  the  busi- 
ness of  her  own  movie  company,  Diana  Productions  . . . Linda 
Darnell  refused  to  go  blonde  for  her  role.  Too  many  memories 
of  Amber  and  those  endless  hours  at  the  hairdressers’ . The  mink 
worn  by  Linda  in  the  film  was  insured  for  $25,000  which  so 
stunned  Linda  she  teas  afraid  to  sit  down,  stand  up  or  even  ivalk 
around  in  it  ..  . Zero  Mostel  began  his  career  as  a night  club 
performer  but  was  so  good  in  “Panic  in  the  Streets”  and  “The 
Guy  Who  Came  Back,”  he  hopes  to  stay  in  Hollywood. 


(F)  When  j Grow  Up  (U.A.) 

IF  YOU  have  tears,  prepare  to  shed  ’em  by  the  bucketful, 
for  this  is  a real  little  heartwringer  of  a story.  The 
premise — that  of  a boy  who  thinks  he  isn’t  wanted  and 
then  in  adversity  discovers  the  real  depth  of  a parent’s 
love — is  sure  fire  and  the  performance  of  Bobby  Driscoll  as 
the  boy  adds  to  the  tender  poignancy  of  the  tale.  Bobby, 
in  fact,  plays  two  roles.  He  plays  his  grandfather  as  a lad 
in  the  flashback  scenes  and  himself  in  the  modern  se- 
quences. And  of  course  Charley  Grapewin  as  Granpa  is 
the  final  straw  that  breaks  the  floodgates  of  the  heart. 

Robert  Preston  and  Martha  Scott  play  the  first  set  of 
parents  (and  very  good  they  are,  too)  and  Henry  Morgan 
and  Rutb  Lee  the  modern  parents.  Johnny  McGovern  is 
“Duckface”  Kelly  and  Poodles  Hanneford,  one  of  the  most 
famous  clowns  in  the  world,  plays  himself.  Garson  Kanin 
directed  and  what  a fine  job  he  turned  out! 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Fathers  and  mothers,  see  this  and  think 
upon  it. 

Program  Notes:  “Location — World  Jungle  Compound.”  When 
Bobby  Driscoll  and  Johnny  McGovern  found  this  notice  on  their 
morning  call  sheet , they  were  two  of  the  happiest  kids  in  movies, 
for  the  Compound  in  Thousand  Oaks,  California,  is  the  most 
complete  private  jungle  in  the  world.  Nine  hundred  and  seventy- 
tivo  animals  of  all  kinds  roam  this  jungle  and  105  were  used  in 
the  circus  sequences.  When  it  came  to  setting  up  the  circus 
tent,  the  Compound  furnished  its  own  tent  crew  who  can  put 
up  and  take  down  the  canvas  like  experts  . . . Poodles  Hanneford 
entertained  the  cast  with  tales  of  his  real  circus  days  and  taught 
Bobby  hoiv  to  take  a real  “buster,”  meaning  a fall  that  brings  no 
injuries.  Poodles  made  the  picture  tvhile  his  circus  ivas  in  winter 
quarters  . . . Charley  Grapeivin  celebrated  his  eighty-first  birth- 
day on  the  set  and  what  a party  they  gave  him  . . . The  only 
thing  Bobby  Driscoll  didn’t  like  about  the  film  were  the  tight 
pants  he  wore  in  the  “grandpa-boy”  scene.  Hoiv  kids  managed  to 
keep  from  splitting  out  of  those  pants  is  a mystery  to  him. 


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V'V'V'  (A)  Strangers  on  a Train 
(Warners) 

HITCHCOCK,  at  his  eerie,  frightening, 
frenzied  best,  has  all  but  outdone  him- 
self in  a story  of  maniacal  murder  against 
a background  of  Championship  Forest  Hills 
tennis  matches  and  the  home  of  a digni- 
fied United  States  Senator.  It  is  this  am- 
biguity of  setting,  in  fact,  plus  cleverly 
devised  camera  work,  that  startles  the 
living  wits  out  of  a body.  How  scared  can 
you  get  and  still  keep  your  hair  on? 

The  performances  of  Farley  Granger,  the 
tennis  champ,  Robert  Walker  as  the  neu- 
rotic but  genteel  murderer,  Ruth  Roman 
as  Granger’s  sweetheart,  Patricia  Hitch- 
cock as  her  sister  and  Laura  Elliott  as 
Granger’s  evil  young  wife  and  the  victim, 
all  add  up  to  more  devastating  suspense. 
The  interspersing  of  the  normal  with  the 
“awful,”  of  tennis  matches,  for  example, 
with  out-of-control  merry-go-rounds,  of 
quiet  home  receptions  with  active  mur- 
derous impulses,  are  enough  to  send  cus- 
tomers out  of  the  theatre  with  large  econ- 
omy-sized breakdowns. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Go  away!  I’m  still 
shaking. 

Program  Notes:  “Strangers  on  a Train”  is 
a true  example  of  the  new  traveling  Holly- 
wood  with  the  cast  and  crew  taking  off  to 
New  York,  W ashington  D.C.,  Chatsworth, 
California  and  Darien,  Conn.,  for  on-the-spot 
locales  . . . Robert  Walker,  who  wears  glasses 
off  screen,  and  Laura  Elliott,  who  doesn’t, 
had  a heck  of  a time  seeing  their  way 
around  when  the  director  required  Walker 
to  take  off  his  glasses  for  the  picture  and 
Laura  to  don  thick  lens  spectacles.  Neither 
could  see  beyond  their  own  noses  half  the 
time  . . . Patricia  Hitchcock,  the  director  s 
daughter,  is  a graduate  of  London  s Royal 
Academy  of  Dramatic  Art  and  claims  she 
got  the  job  of  the  younger  sister  through  an 
agent — influence  had  nothing  to  do  with  it 
. . . Tommy  Farrell,  Glenda’s  handsome  son, 
plays  one  of  Laura’s  escorts  to  the  amuse- 
ment park  . . . As  usual,  Director  Hitchcock 
spots  himself  in  the  picture.  This  time  the 
director  is  glimpsed  carrying  a bull  fiddle 
( same  size,  same  shape  as  “Hitchy”)  on  the 
train  from  which  Granger  alights.  How  Far- 
ley kept  a straight  face  is  beyond  us. 

V'V'  (F)  Coinin’  Round  the 
Mountain  (U-I) 

JUST  when  a body  thinks  Abbott  and 
Costello  have  exhausted  every  possible 
plot  situation  known  to  man,  woman  or 
billy-goat,  up  they  pop  in  a hillbilly  feud 
that  certainly  takes  the  cornmeal  cake. 
And,  oddly  enough,  it  all  begins  in  a New 
York  night  club  when  the  celebrated  Park 
Avenue  hillbilly  singer,  Miss  Dorothy 
Shay,  in  person,  discovers  Lou,  an  escape 
artist  who  couldn’t  escape  his  shadow,  is 
actually  a McCoy  from  the  old  Kentucky 
hills.  So  back  they  go,  along  with  Bud 
Abbott,  a theatrical  agent,  to  find  the 
secret  hiding  place  of  buried  gold  that  only 
old  Granny  McCoy  knows.  A detour  to 
a County  Fair  provides  the  surprise  end- 
ing! Riot!  Riot! 

Kirby  Grant  plays  the  band  leader  and 
Miss  Shay’s  romantic  interest.  Joe  Sawyer, 
Glenn  Strange,  Ida  Moore  and  Shay  Cogan 
mess  around  the  place  for  dear  life. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Monkeyshines  in  them 
thar  hills. 

Program  Notes:  Dorothy  Shay  ivas  born 
in  Jacksonville,  Florida,  and  never  even 
climbed  to  the  top  of  a hill,  let  alone  lived 
among  them.  The  song  “Feudin’,  Fussin 
and  A-Fightin’  ” shot  her  into  hillbilly  fame 
. . . Little  Shay  Cogan,  who  gets  a terrific 
crush  on  Lou  in  the  film,  was  spotted  by  Bud 
and  Lou  on  a Vaughn  Monroe  TV  show  and 


signed  for  the  part  . . . The  demand  for 
realism  on  the  set  resulted  in  a ramshackle 
cabin  collapsing  in  the  middle  of  a scene 
with  Bud  and  Lou  trapped  inside  . . . Escape 
artist  Erskine  Arco  was  hired  to  teach  Lou 
how  not  to  escape  his  bonds.  Lou  said  he 
couldn’t  anyway,  so  why  bother. 

I'V  (F)  Fort  Worth  (Warners) 

BIG  grown-up  men  like  David  Brian 
hadn’t  oughta  be  so  nasty  minded  as 
to  inveigle  an  upstanding  citizen  like 
Randy  Scott  into  publishing  his  newspaper 
in  Fort  Worth  just  so  he,  Brian,  could  use 
it  for  his  own  varminty  purposes.  Anyway, 
the  ruckus,  that  thank  heavens  happened 
‘way  back  in  1876,  gets  awfully  all  fired  1 
hot,  once  it  gets  going,  with  cattle  stam- 
peding, a train  getting  itself  held  up,  ro- 
mance getting  all  messed  up  with  the 
different  flavors  of  shooting,  killin’,  chasin’, 
in  fact  with  everything  that  goes  to  make  ( 
up  a roaring,  tearing,  howling  Western.  I 
Pnyllis  Thaxter  is  the  good  little  girl,  j 
Helena  Carter  the  naughty  one,  Ray  Teal 
an  ornery  cuss  if  ever  there  was  one. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Did  nobody  ever  go  to 
Sunday  School  in  “them”  days? 

Program  Notes:  They  came  from  every- 
where but  Texas.  Randy  Scott  was  bred  in  i 
old  V irginny,  Phyllis  Thaxter  in  Maine  and 
both  Miss  Carter  and  David  Brian  are  New 
Yorkers  . . . Every  Texan  in  the  state  of 
California  tried  at  sometime  or  other  during 
the  shooting  to  visit  the  “Fort  Worth”  set 
on  the  Warner  ranch.  They  all  wanted  to 
make  sure  their  city  and  state  got  done  right 
by  . . . Phyllis  Thaxter  became  the  ideal 
mother  of  the  neighborhood  when  she  dem- 
onstrated her  shooting  ability  with  the  Hop- 
along  Cassidy  pistol  of  her  five-year-old 
daughter  Susan.  Susan  brought  in  all  the 
kids  around  to  see  Mommy  shoot. 

PV'  (F)  Francis  Goes  to  the  Races 

(U-I) 

FRANCIS  the  talking  mule  returns  to  the 
screen  with  his  old  Army  buddy,  Donald  i 
O’Connor,  in  tow  and  still  talking  for  dear 
life.  Unfortunately,  what  “Frannie”  has  to 
say  this  time  is  not  nearly  so  clever  as  his 
former  conversational  piece  but  frankly, 
you  can’t  blame  that  on  this  particular 
jackass.  He  didn’t  write  the  script,  you 
know.  Well,  anyway,  there  are  moments 
of  fun  and  frolic  in  the  story  that  get 
Francis  and  Donald  into  all  sorts  of  mix- 
ups  with  race  track  touts,  the  police,  a 
pretty  girl  such  as  Piper  Laurie  and  her 
charming  uncle,  Cecil  Kellaway.  Donald 
O’Connor  is  clever  in  his  role  of  the  ex- 
Army  lad  who  loves  his  independent,  take- 
life-as-it-comes  mule  friend.  Jesse  White 
is  the  track  detective,  Hayden  Rorke  and 
Barry  Kelley  the  crooks. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Fun  straight  from  the 
mule’s  mouth. 

Program  Notes:  The  beautiful  Santa  Anita 
racetrack  was  used  for  many  of  the  scenes  . . . 
Cecil  Kellaway  hopes  he  can  play  only  with 
humans  in  his  next  film.  He  went  straight 
from  “Harvey,”  the  story  of  a six-foot  rabbit, 
to  a talking  mule  and,  after  all,  Cecil  feels 
one  can  get  terribly  pixilated  that  way  . . . 
Jesse  fVhite,  who  also  played  in  both  films, 
feels  exactly  the  same  way  . . . O’Connor,  who 
actually  rode  that  horse  for  a track  sequence, 
knew  nothing  about  riding  and  after  that  ; 
experience  doesn’t  want  to,  either  ...  The 
voice  of  Francis  is  supplied  by  actor  Chill 
Wills. 

P'14  (F)  Fighting  Coast  Guard 
(Republic) 

ICQUAINTING  civilians  with  knowledge 
/I  of  how  each  branch  of  the  service  oper- 
ates is  a fine  thing  and  while  the  personal 


r 

side  of  this  story  is  overly  stressed  and 
a bit  too  long,  the  work  and  purpose  of 
our  Coast  Guard  is  clearly  set  forth.  The 
action  shots,  effectively  achieved,  are  also 
on  the  prolonged  side  but  the  work  of 
each  cast  member  stands  out  like  a beacon. 

Richard  Jaeckel,  an  assured  actor  these 
days,  Brian  Donlevy,  always  tops  in  per- 
formance, Forrest  Tucker,  Ella  Raines, 
John  Russell  and  William  Murphy  are 
performers  who  know  how  to  carry  along  a 
story  to  its  ultimate  goal  and  in  this  in- 
stance, they  do. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  A fine  tribute  to  a fine 
service  branch. 

Program  Notes:  Story  action  carried  the 
“Coast  Guard”  actors  from  the  huge  amphib- 
ious bases  at  Coronado  and  San  Diego,  Cali- 
fornia, to  the  United  States  Coast  Guard 
Academy  at  New  London,  Connecticut. 
While  none  of  the  participants  teas  in  this 
branch  of  the  service,  each,  had  seen  action 
in  other  fields.  In  World  War  I,  Brian  Don- 
levy was  a member  of  the  famous  Lafayette 
Escadrille  in  France.  In  World  War  II, 
Tucker  was  an  army  lieutenant;  Russell,  for 
two  and  a half  years  was  a Marine,  Jaeckel 
a Merchant  Marine  and  Murphy  was  with 
the  Navy.  Miss  Raines  claims  she  did  her 
stint,  too,  not  only  as  a camp  entertainer  but 
by  following  her  husband,  Lt.  Col.  Robin 
Olds,  an  Army  flyer,  to  his  various  stations 
. . . While  visiting  Republic  Studios  where 
certain  scenes  for  the  film  were  being  shot, 
four  young  Navy  recruits  became  so  frus- 
trated they  almost  went  AWOL.  Wonder- 
ing how  and  why  so  many  Navy  officers 
were  constantly  popping  up,  and  with  their 
saluting  arm  ready  to  drop  off,  the  lads  sud- 
1 denly  recognized  the  Commander  they  had 
just  saluted  as  Brian  Donlevy  when  he  said, 
“Okay,  men.  As  you  were.”  It  was  then 
the  young  recruits  discovered  they’d  been 
saluting  extras  and  character  actors  all  day. 

kV  (F)  Excuse  My  Dust  (M-G-M) 

IIOT  nearly  broad  nor  slapsticky  enough 
if  for  the  wonderful  pantomimist  ability  of 
Red  Skelton.  However,  as  the  small-town 
inventor  who  manages  to  perfect  a horse- 
less carriage  (this  is  back  in  Grandma’s 
days,  kiddies),  the  story  has  its  moments, 
especially  in  the  gas-buggy  race.  Its  tunes 
are  pretty  and  catchy  but,  hang  it  all,  we 
want  more  than  that  from  funny-man  Skel- 
ton. There’s  a surprise  ballet  scene  with 
Sally  Forrest,  cleverly  executed  through 
the  wolfish  imaginings  of  Macdonald 
Carey,  the  small-town  college  hot  shot,  and 
some  cute  little  Parisian  malapropisms 
uttered  by  Monica  Lewis  who  also  sings 
a mean  song,  “Lorelei  Brown.”  There’s 
even  a romantic  duet  between  Red  and 
Miss  Forrest  but  for  all  that  if  you  find 
you  just  can’t  get  up  the  steam  to  take  it 
in,  don’t  fret.  A better  Skelton  film  is  bound 
to  come  along. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Oh  well,  it’s  relaxing. 


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Strangers  on  a Train 

Best  Performances  of  the  Month 

Ava  Gardner  in  "Show  Boat” 

Burt  Lancaster  in 
" Jim  Thorpe — All  American” 

Farley  Granger  in  "Strangers  on  a Train” 
Robert  Walker  in  "Strangers  on  a Train” 


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Program  Notes:  The  attempts  of  Red  Skel- 
ton and  Macdonald  Carey  to  drive  those 
early  horseless  carriages  had  everyone  on 
the  M-G-M  back  lot  in  stitches.  Neither  Red 
nor  Mac  thought  it  too  funny  after  the  first 
dozen  breakdowns — their  own  as  well  as  the 
cars’.  In  the  burning  barn  scene  Red  singed 
his  russet  hair  into  a fringe  of  toasty  broivn 
that  on  him  somehow  looked  good  . . . Sally 
Forrest  surprised  everyone  on  the  set  with 
her  dancing  ability,  but  Sally  teas  originally 
signed  as  a dancer  and  spent  her  early 
days  at  the  studio  training  other  dancers 
in  M-G-M  musicals  . . . Macdonald  Carey 
sings  for  the  first  time  on  the  screen 
— his  first  vocal  effort  since  Broadway’s 
“Lady  in  the  Dark”  with  Gertrude  Lawrence 
. . . Red  practised  his  “Spring  Has  Sprung” 
song  around  the  house  until  Mrs.  Skelton 
finally  drove  him  to  the  seclusion  of  his 
den.  It  didn’t  work.  Red  sprung  spring 
louder  than  ever  . . . Monica  Leivis  stepped 
from  the  floor  of  a Hollywood  supper  club 
into  the  singing  vamp  role. 

1^14  (A)  The  Long  Dark  Hall 
(U.  A.) 

REX  HARRISON  and  Lilli  Palmer — names 
of  theatrical  import — lift  an  all  too 
familiar  story  into  the  something  special 
class.  Their  quiet  underplaying  and  com- 
plete sureness  capture  the  imagination  and 
hold  fast  the  interest  albeit  there  are  mo- 
ments when  the  story  wanders  too  darned 
far  down  that  long  dark  hall. 

The  English  filmed  movie  has  Harrison, 
a staid,  average  sort  of  married  man  with 
two  children,  becoming  involved  in  a 
“mad  thing”  with  a show  girl  who  gets 
herself  murdered.  All  evidence  points  to 
Harrison,  who  is  tried,  found  guilty  and,  at 
the  last  moment,  reprieved.  Anthony  Daw- 
son plays  the  maniacal  killer  and  Patricia 
Wayne  the  show  girl. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Stranger  things  have 
happened. 

Program  Notes:  It  has  been  five  years  since 
Rex  and  his  wife,  Lilli  Palmer,  appeared 
together  in  a film,  “The  Notorious  Gentle- 
man,” but  this  season  on  Broadway  the  pair 
have  co-starred  in  the  successful  play.  “Bell, 
Book  and  Candle.”  Anthony  Bushell,  who 
plays  Harrison’s  defense  attorney,  also  acted 
as  co-director,  leaping  from  behind  camera 
to  in  front  with  complete  ease  . . . Handsome 
Anthony  Dawson  almost  missed  the  role  of 
the  mad  killer  for  being  too  handsome. 
W hen  approval  finally  came  through  at  the 
early  screech  of  dawn,  Dawson,  forgetful  of 
the  hour,  enthusiastically  telephoned  his 
friends.  “ I’m  the  maniac,”  he  shouted.  “You 
must  be,”  they  agreed,  which  left  Dawson 
slightly  puzzled. 

W (F)  As  Young  As  You  Feel 
(20th  Century-Fox) 

YOU  can’t  keep  a good  man  down  or  fire 
him  from  his  job,  either.  Not  if  that 
man  is  Monty  Woolley  romping  around  in 
a light-hearted  little  skit  such  as  this.  In 
fact  there  are  no  lengths  to  which  Monty 
does  not  go  to  get  back  the  job  from  which 
he  was  retired  at  sixty-five,  even — with  the 
aid  of  dyed  beard  and  locks — to  imperson- 
ating the  president  of  a large  steel  company. 
He  cuts  quite  a few  didos  with  his  boss’s 
wife,  as  well. 

Far  fetched  it  is  indeed,  but  for  all  that 
it’s  a homey,  amusing,  chuckle-laden 
story,  that  will  delight.  For  good  measure 
it  has  Thelma  Ritter  playing  Monty’s 
daughter-in-law,  Alan  Joslyn  as  his  son, 
Jean  Peters  as  his  granddaughter  with 
David  Wayne  her  suitor.  Constance  Ben- 
nett plays  the  frustrated  wife  of  boss  Al- 
bert Dekker.  And,  oh,  yes  (or  should  it 
be  oh,  wow!)  that  blonde  secretary  is 
Marilyn  Monroe  who  must  spend  all  her 


time  looking  at  Lana  Turner  movies,  she 
has  so  many  of  her  mannerisms. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Cute  as  an  old  bug’s 
ear. 

Program  Notes:  The  first  day  of  shooting, 
W oolley  received  a telegram  from  his  Yale 
classmate,  Cole  Porter.  It  said:  “Remem- 
ber my  prophecy  of  college  days.  You’ll 
never  be  a success  as  long  as  you  wear  a 
beard.”  Incidentally,  if  Monty  fulfilled  all 
the  requests  received  for  a snip  of  his  beard, 
he’d  be  smoother  faced  than  a baby  . . . 
Thelma  Ritter  of  “All  About  Eve”  and  “The 
Mating  Season”  goes  from  one  movie  to  an- 
other so  rapidly  she  has  little  time  to  visit 
her  New  York  home  and  husband,  Joseph 
Moran,  an  advertising  executive  . . . David 
W avne  made  just  one  movie  between  his 
Broadway  hits,  “Finian’s  Rainbow”  and 
“Mr.  Roberts,”  and  has  been  on  a con- 
stant movie  binge  ever  since  . . . From  her 
home  in  W eisbaden,  Germany,  where  her 
husband,  Lt.  Col.  John  Coulter  is  stationed, 
Constance  Bennett  made  her  eighth  Atlantic 
crossing  in  two  years  to  play  in  this.  Miss 
Bennett  has  organized  her  own  film  com- 
pany in  W eisbaden  and  will  make  films  from 
there  for  the  next  year  or  two  . . . The  editor 
of  “Stars  and  Stripes”  recently  acclaimed 
blonde  Marilyn  Monroe  “Miss  Cheesecake 
of  1951”  and  Miss  Monroe  claims  she’s  re- 
ceived hundreds  of  proposals  from  service- 
men since  that  great  “cheesecake”  day.  But 
she  isn’t  accepting  any.  Career,  you  know. 

v'l/o  (F)  Best  of  the  Bad  Men 

(RKO) 

THEY  rounded  ’em  all  up,  the  four  no- 
torious Younger  brothers,  the  two  James 
boys,  Jesse  and  Frank,  and  with  a couple 
of  other  mean  hombres,  launched  the  out- 
laws on  still  another  shootin’,  robbin’,  kill- 
in’ spree.  This  time  the  boys  ride  under 
the  command  of  Robert  Ryan,  an  ex-Army 
major  fleeing  an  unfair  murder  charge  and 
seeking  to  avenge  himself.  The  man 
Ryan  is  out  to  destroy  is  Robert  Preston, 
one  of  the  money-and-power-grabbing 
vultures  who  infested  our  country  after 
the  Civil  War.  The  woman  Ryan  loves, 
to  complicate  matters,  is  Claire  Trevor, 
Preston’s  wife.  Finding  himself  wading 
deeper  into  outlawry  than  he  figured, 
Ryan  eventually  extricates  himself  and 
Claire  but  not  before  tarnation  itself  cuts 
loose  and  darn  near  blows  up  everyone 
in  the  Old  West.  Bruce  Cabot,  Bob  Wilke, 
John  Cliff  and  Jack  Buetel  play  the 
Younger  boys  and  Lawrence  Tierney  and 
Tom  Tyler  the  James  lads.  Walter  Bren- 
nan is  excellent  as  Doc  Butcher,  a combi- 
nation veterinarian,  horse  thief  and  outlaw. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Famous  bad  men  come 
in  bunches  in  this  one. 

Program  Notes:  Although  the  story  action 
centers  around  the  Kansas-Missouri  border 
and  a strip  of  land  between  Oklahoma  and 
Texas,  known  then  as  “Badman’s  Territory,” 
the  actual  shooting  took  place  in  Kanab, 
Utah,  which  boasts  some  of  the  most  spec- 
tacular mountain  and  desert  scenery  in 
America  . . . Claire  Trevor  took  to  location 
like  a homing  pigeon,  working  in  heat,  dust 
and  all  the  discomforts  of  a desert  location 
with  uncomplaining  good  will,  winning  the 
admiration  of  the  heartier  male  actors  . . . 
Jack  Buetel,  the  former  Billy  the  Kid,  makes 
his  first  movie  in  ten  years  with  four  years 
in  the  Navy  in  between  . . . Ryan  was  anx- 
ious to  tackle  the  rugged,  outdoor  role  but 
after  headlong  falls  from  his  horse,  rough- 
and-tumble  brawls  and  the  hazards  of  stage- 
coach driving,  he  limped  home  a chastened 
and  badly  bruised  man.  Walter  Brennan 
was  particularly  happy  with  his  role  and 
for  a unique  reason:  He  ivas  allowed  to 
keep  his  teeth  in  throughout  the  entire  film. 


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Current  Pictures 


AS  YOUNG  AS  YOU  FEEL — 20th  Century-Fox: 
John  Hodges,  Monty  Woolley;  Della  Hodges,  Thelma 
Ritter;  Joe,  David  Wayne;  Alice  Hodges,  Jean 
Peters;  Lucille  McKinley,  Constance  Bennett;  Har- 
riet, Marilyn  Monroe;  George  Hodges,  Allyn  Joslyn; 
Louis  McKinley,  Albert  Dekker;  Frank  Erickson, 
Clinton.  Sundberg,  Cleveland,  Minor  Watson;  Con- 
ductor, Ludwig  Stossel;  Harpist,  Renie  Riano;  Gal- 
lagher, Wally  Brown;  Willie,  Rusty  Tamblyn. 

BEST  OF  THE  BAD  MEN — RKO : Jeff  Clanton, 
Robert  Ryan;  Lily  Fowler,  Claire  Trevor;  Bob 
Younger,  Jack  Buetel;  Matthew  Fowler,  Robert 
Preston;  Doc  Butcher,  Walter  Brennan;  Joad,  Bar- 
ton MacLane;  Cole  Younger,  Bruce  Cabot;  Jim 
Younger,  Bob  Wilke;  John  Younger,  John  Cliff; 
Jesse  James,  Lawrence  Tierney;  Frank  James,  Tom 
Tyler:  Curley  Ringo,  John  Archer. 

1 COM  IN'  ROUND  THE  MOUNTAIN — U-I : Al 
Stezoart,  Bud  Abbott;  Wilbert,  Lou  Costello;  Doro- 
thy McCoy,  Dorothy  Shay;  Clark  Winfield,  Kirby 
Grant;  Kalcm  McCoy,  Joe  Sawyer;  Devil  Dan  Win- 
field, Glenn  Strange;  Granny  McCoy,  Ida  Moore; 
C/ora  McCoy,  Shay  Cogan;  Uncle  Clem  McCoy, 
(iuy  Wilkerson;  Luke  McCoy,  Bob  Easton;  Jasper 
Winfield,  Slats  Taylor;  Aunt  Huddy,  Marg  Hamil- 
ton; Judoe,  Russell  Simpson. 

EXCUSE  MY  DUST — M-G-M : Joel  Belden,  Red 
i Skelton;  Liz  Bullitt,  Sally  Forrest;  Cyrus  Random 
Jr.,  Macdonald  Carey;  Harvey  Bullitt,  William 
Demarest;  Daisy  Lou  Shultzer,  Monica  Lewis;  Mayor 
Fred  Haskell,  Raymond  Walburn;  Ma  Belden,  Jane 
Darwell. 

FIGHTING  COAST  GUARD — Republic:  Com- 
imander  McFarland,  Brian  Donlevy;  Bill  Rourk, 
Forrest  Tucker;  Louise  Ryan,  Ella  Raines;  Barney 
Walker,  John  Russell;  Tony  Jessup,  Richard 
i Jaeckel;  Sandy  Jessup,  William  Murphy;  Al  Prescott, 
Martin  Milner;  Red  Toon,  Steve  Brodie;  Tom  Peter- 
son, Hugh  O’ Brian;  Admiral  Ryan,  Tom  Powers; 
Coast  Guardsman,  Jack  Pennick;  Desk  Clerk,  Olin 
Howlin;  Captain  Adair,  Damian  O’Flynn;  Navy 
Captain,  Morris  Ankrum;  Commander  Rogers,  James 
Flavin;  Capt.  Gibbs,  Roy  Roberts;  Muriel,  Sandra 
i Spence;  Civilian  Wrestler,  Eric  Pedersen. 

! FORT  WORTH — Warners:  Ned  Britt,  Randolph 
jScott;  Blair  Lunsford,  David  Brian;  Flora  Talbot, 
Phyllis  Thaxter;  Amy  Brooks,  Helena  Carter;  Luther 
Wick,  Dick  Jones;  Gabe  Clevenger,  Ray  Teal;  Mort, 
Lawrence  Tolan;  Castro,  Paul  Picerni;  Ben  Garvin, 
Emerson  Treacy;  “Shorty,”  Bob  Steele;  Waller, 
[Walter  Sande;  The  Sheriff,  Chubby  Johnson. 
FRANCIS  GOES  TO  THE  RACES— U-I:  Peter 
Stirling,  Donald  O’Connor;  Miss  Frances  Travers, 
Piper  Laurie;  Col.  Travers,  Cecil  Kellaway;  Frank 
\ Darner , Jesse  White;  Harrington,  Vaughn  Taylor; 
Mallory,  Barry  Kelley;  Rogers,  Hayden  Rorke; 
Francis,  The  Talking  Mule. 

GUY  WHO  CAME  BACK,  THE — 20th  Century- 
Fox:  Harry  Joplin,  Paul  Douglas;  Kathy,  Joan  Ben- 
nett; Dee,  Linda  Darnell;  Gordon  Towne,  Don  De- 
Fore;  Willy,  Billy  Gray;  Boots  Mullins,  Zero  Mostel; 
Joe  Deniarcus,  Edition  Ryan;  Grandma,  Ruth  Mc- 
Devitt;  O’ Mara,  Walter  Burke;  Wizard,  Henry 
Kulky;  Station  Master,  Dick  Ryan;  Postmaster , 
Robert  B.  Williams;  Tom,  Ted  Pearson;  Captain  of 
Waiters,  Mack  Williams;  Waiter,  Garnett  Marks; 
Hat  Check  Girl,  Shirley  Tegge;  Secretary,  Barbara 
Wooddell;  Clerk,  Charles  Conrad;  Captain  Shallock, 
Grandon  Rhodes;  Cab  Driver,  Mack  Gray. 

JIM  THORPE— ALL  AMERICAN — Warners : Jim 
Thorpe,  Burt  Lancaster;  “Pop”  Warner,  Charles 
Bickford;  Peter  Allendine,  Steve  Cochran;  Mar- 
garet Miller,  Phyllis  Thaxter;  Ed  Guyac,  Dick  Wes- 
son; Little  Boy,  Jack  Big  Head;  W ally  Denny,  Suni 
Warcloud;  Louis  Tcwanema,  Al  Mejia;  Ashen- 
bru liner,  Hubie  Kerns;  Hiram  Thorpe,  Nestor  Paiva; 
Jim  Thorpe  Jr.,  Jimmy  Moss. 

LONG  DARK  HALL,  THE  — U.A.:  Arthur 
Groome,  Rex  Harrison;  Mary  Groome,  Lilli  Palmer; 
Sheila  Groome,  Tania  Held;  Rosemary  Groome, 
Henrietta  Barry;  Mary’s  Mother,  Dora  Sevening; 
Mary’s  Father,  Ronald  Simpson;  Chief  Inspector 
Sullivan,  Raymond  Huntley;  Sergeant  Cochran, 
William  Squires;  Superintendent  Maxey,  Ballard 
Berkeley;  The  Man,  Anthony  Dawson;  Sir  Charles 
Morton,  Denis  O’Dea;  Clive  Bedford,  Anthony  Bu- 
shed; Judge,  Henry  Longhurst;  Rose  Mallory,  Pa- 
tricia Wayne;  Marjorie  Danns,  Meriel  Forbes;  Mrs. 
Rogers,  Brenda  de  Banzie. 

SHOW  BOAT — M-G-M:  Magnolia  Hawks,  Kathryn 
Grayson;  Julie  Laver  ne,  Ava  Gardner;  Gaylord 
Ravenal,  Howard  Keel;  Capt.  Andy  Hawks,  Joe  E. 
Brown;  Ellie  May  Shipley,  Marge  Champion;  Frank 
Schultz,  Gower  Champion;  Stephen  Baker,  Robert 
Sterling;  Parthy  Hawks,  Agnes  Moorehead;  Joe, 
William  Warfield. 

STRANGERS  ON  A TRAIN— Warners : Guy 
Haines,  Farley  Granger;  Anne  Morton,  Ruth  Ro- 
man; Bruno  Anthony,  Robert  Walker;  Senator  Mor- 
ton, Leo  G.  Carroll;  Barbara  Morton,  Patricia 
Hitchcock;  Miriam,  Laura  Elliott;  Mrs.  Anthony 
Marion  Lome;  Mr.  Anthony,  Jonathan  Hale;  Capt. 
Turley,  Howard  St.  John;  Prof.  Collins,  John  Brown; 
Mrs.  Cunningham,  Norma  Varden;  Hcnncssy,  Robert 
Gist;  Hammond,  John  Doucette. 

WHEN  I GROW  UP— U.A.: 

1890  Sequence:  Josh  Reed,  Bobby  Driscoll;  Father 
Reed,  Robert  Preston;  Mother  Reed,  Martha  Scott; 
Ruthie  Reed,  Sherry  Jackson;  Duckface  Kelly, 
Johnny  McGovern;  Mrs.  Kelly,  Frances  Cheney; 
Bobo,  Poodles  Hanneford;  Carp,  Ralph  Dumke; 
Doc,  Paul  Guilfoyle;  Carp’s  Assistant,  Paul  Levitt; 
Dr.  Bailey,  Griff  Barnett. 

Modern  Sequence:  Denny  Reed,  Bobby  Driscoll; 
Grandpa  Reed,  Charley  Grapewin;  Father  Reed, 
Henry  Morgan;  Binks,  Bobby  Hyatt;  Bully,  Robin 
Camp;  Bully’s  Mother,  Ruth  Lee;  Volunteer  Nurse, 
Margaret  Lloyd;  Harmonica  Boy,  Donald  Gordon; 
Mother  Reed,  Elizabeth  Fraser. 


Are  you  in  the  know? 


If  you  and  your  pal  are  smitten  by  the  same  Sigh  Man,  should  you  — 

n Date  him  Q Bow  out  nobly  L]  Suggest  a double  date 


Let’s  say  you  and  your  best  pal  are  vacation- 
ing at  a Dude  Ranch.  Gals  meet  cowboy  — 
and  you’re  both  "gone”  dogies!  If  you  are 
the  one  he  favors,  why  bow  out?  Suggest  a 
double  date;  your  femme  friend  may  have 
a pleasant  change  of  heart.  Whatever  the 


plans,  you  needn’t  cower  in  a corner  just 
because  it’s  that  time.  Come  slacks,  jeans  or 
datin’  duds,  no  one  will  know,  with  Kotex 
— for  those  flat  pressed  ends  prevent  reveal- 
ing outlines — shore  ’nuff!  And  that  special 
safety  center  gives  extra  protection. 


With  sleeveless  dresses, 
which  goes  best? 

I I A stole 

j | A razor 

| j Long  gloves 

Daintiness— and  sleeveless  frocks— call  for 
underarm  contact  with  the  razor's  edge. 
Keeps  you  out  of  the  untidy  bracket. 
Promotes  poise.  Self-assurance  at  calendar 
time  calls  for  just  the  right  answer  to  your 
sanitary  protection  needs.  So  Kotex  gives 
you  3 absorbencies  to  choose  from  (different 
sizes,  for  different  days).  By  trying  all  3 
you'll  learn  which  one’s  exactly  right  for  you. 


When  hickeys  heckle  you, 
what  helps? 

I I Change  your  makeup 
I I Court  “old  Sol" 

I I Shun  the  sun 

If  your  complexion’s  an  oil  gusher  — it’s 
boom  time  for  hickeys!  To  dry  ’em  out,  sun 
bathing’s  good,  but  don’t  get  sizzled.  Change 
your  makeup  to  calamine:  a flesh-tinted 
lotion  that  helps  conceal  and  heal  break- 
outs. Fine  for  problem  day  blemishes,  too. 
Kotex  helps  keep  you  confident,  at  ease^ 
because  Kotex  is  made  to  stay  soft  while 
you  wear  it;  has  softness  that  holds  its  shape. 


More  women  cAoose  /CO TEX 
f/ian  a//  of/er  san/fary  na/?/c/ns 

3 ABSORBE/VC/ES ; REGULAR.  UU/V/OR.  SUPER 


M REG . U . S PAT  OFF. 


Have  you  tried  Delsey*?  It’s  the  new  bathroom  tissue 
that’s  safer  because  it’s  softer.  A product  as  superior 
as  Kotex.  A tissue  as  soft  and  absorbent  as  Kleenex.* 
(We  think  that’s  the  nicest  compliment  there  is.) 


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HOLLYWOOD  APPLAUDS 


photoplay 9s 
scholarship 
contest 


To  understand  the  students’  love  for  the 
Playhouse  and  their  enthusiasm,  one  only 
has  to  walk  across  the  campus  or  watch  a rehearsal. 

Right,  students  Stephen  Terrell, 
Patti  Ritter  on  porch  of  girls’  dorm 


South  and  Ornitz 


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The  response  to  the  Photo- 
play Scholarship  Contest  has 
been  overwhelming — with 
many  writing  to  tell  us  of  their 
dreams  and  plans  for  an  acting 
career. 

Because  this  contest  is  a new 
idea  to  the  acting  profession 
and  presented  many  problems, 
we  limited  it  to  women.  The 
many  letters  of  protest  we  re- 
ceived from  men  has  decided 
us,  however,  to  reconsider  this 
point  for  next  year’s  contest. 

If  anyone  could  be  more 
enthusiastic  about  this  scholar- 
ship than  our  contestants,  it 
| is  those  who  have  studied  at 
the  Pasadena  Playhouse  in  the 
past.  Such  Playhouse  students 
as  Eleanor  Parker,  Dana  An- 
drews, Robert  Preston,  Ran- 
dolph Scott,  Robert  Young  and 
others  say:  “My  training  there 
was  invaluable  ...  I feel  im- 
measurable gratitude  to  the 
Playhouse  for  what  it  did  for 
me  ...  I only  regret  that  I 
didn’t  spend  more  time  study- 
ing there.” 

To  understand  this  love  for 
the  Playhouse  and  the  profes- 
sion it  represents,  you  have 
only  to  walk  across  the  Pasa- 
dena campus  or  watch  a re- 
hearsal. The  intensity  with 
which  these  student-actors 
approach  their  work  puts  this 
school  in  a class  all  its  own. 

Robert  Young,  who  was  dis- 
covered there,  calls  this  the 
spirit  that  makes — or  breaks — 
an  actor.  “When  I was  just  an- 
other unknown,”  Bob  says,  “I 
was  given  a book  called,  ‘How 
to  Be  an  Actor.’  It  wasn’t 
much  more  interesting  than 
the  title  but  it  made  one  point 
worth  remembering.  ‘The 
prime  requisite  of  an  actor  is 
enthusiasm.’  ” And  then,  Bob 
went  on,  “To  my  surprise,  it 
said  nothing  about  height  or 
weight  or  good  looks  or  any- 
thing else,  but  a willingness  to 
accept  disappointments  and  an 
eagerness  to  go  on.” 

If  enthusiasm  alone  could 
make  an  actor,  the  Playhouse 
students  should  all  make  the 
high  ( Continued  on  page  79) 


Famous  stars  who  graduated  from  Pasadena 
Playhouse  tell  of  the  exciting  course  that 


lies  ahead  for  Photoplay's  contest  winner 


A talent  scout  saw 
him  in  a Playhouse  play 
and  young  Bill  Holden,  above, 
was  launched  on  a 
brilliant  career 


Eleanor  Parker,  leaving  Cleve- 
land for  Hollywood. 

She  was  still  studying  when 
a talent  scout  spotted 
her  in  a Playhouse  audience 

Says  Robert  Young,  “ My 
only  regret  is  that  l didn’t 
spend  more  time  at  Pasadena 
Playhouse.”  Below, 
soon  after  being  graduated 


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WITH 

EVERETT  SLOANE  • GERALD  MOHR  • ZERO  MOSTEL 

Stceen  Play  by  A.  I.  8EZZERI0ES  and  HANS  JACOBY  • Based  upon  (he  novel. 

• Coup  de  Grace",  by  loseph  Kassel  ■ A SANTANA  PRODUCTION 

Produced  by  ROBERT  LORD  ' Directed  by  CURTIS  BERNHARDT 


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no  sad  songs 


The  night  Judy  Garland  opened  at 
the  Palladium  both  of  us  sat  in  our 
dressing-rooms,  scared  to  death.  She 
was  aware  of  how  much  this  night 
meant.  She  knew  there  were  people 
positive  she  wouldn’t  make  it.  Just  as 
there  were  others  hoping  and  crossing 
fingers  for  her  success — all  those  people 
who  had  greeted  her  with  placards  at 
the  stage  door,  all  those  people  who 
had  sent  cables,  friends  like  Bing 
Crosby  and  Danny  Kaye  and,  literally, 
hundreds  of  others. 

I wondered,  waiting  to  hear  our 
standby  call,  why  I had  come.  . . 

I remembered  the  telephone  call  I’d 
received  one  afternoon  back  in  Bev- 
erly Hills  from  an  old  friend  of  Judy’s 
and  mine  who  had  heard  me  say  I 
hoped  to  get  to  Europe  this  summer. 

“So,  would  you  like  to  go  abroad  to 
work  with  Judy?”  this  friend  had 
asked.  Without  a moment’s  hesitation, 

I had  answered  with  a very  loud  yes. 

Then  I had  begun  to  have  doubts. 

People  said  Judy  was  unpredictable, 
undependable,  ill,  temperamental.  I 
hadn’t  seen  her  for  some  time  but  we’d 
known  each  other  for  a long  stretch.  . . 

She  was  the  only  star  I’d  ever  written 
a fan  letter  to.  We’d  attended  a school 
that  specialized  in  educating  theater 
kids.  After  that  we’d  had  a quick 
three-  or  four-week  hand-holding  ro- 
mance, teen-age  style.  And  when  that 
blew  up — a tremendous  tragedy  to  me 
^we  remained  good  friends. 

I’d  watched  ( Continued  on  page  80) 

When  London  raved,  Judy  grinned.  “Not  bad 
for  a kid  from  Lancaster,  California,  hmm?” 


for  Judy 

BY  BUDDY  PEPPER 


The  old  heartaches  were  forgotten  when  Judy 
Garland  faced  that  London  audience — and  found  her  old  bright  magic 

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sentimental 


For  summer  eve- 
nings: Angovars 
“ Bermuda  Hon- 
eymoon” dress 
in  organdy,  with 
a matching  stole 


PHOTOPLAY 


— 


by  Mrs.  Alma  Day 

Photographs  by  Engstead 


For  her  ideal  trousseau,  Doris  chose  Juel 
Parks’s  lovely  negligee  in  chiffon,  with  ecru  lace. 


IF ith  men’s  shirting  blouse,  corduroy  sports  skirt, 
Doris  wears  jaunty  polka  dot  scarf  tucked  in  belt 


Robe  ties  in  soft  bow  at  front.  Beneath  it  is  matching  nightgown  in  blue  satin. 
Doris  finished  “ On  Moonlight  Bay ” in  time  to  be  married  on  her  birthday 


“/  married  a beautiful  package Marty  said. 

And  Doris  Day’s  mother  knew  he  meant  all  the 
happy  things  she , too , loves  in  her  daughter 

I couldn’t  have  ordered  a more  wonderful  life  for  my  daughter 
Doris;  especially  now  that  she  is,  among  other  happy  things,  Mrs. 
Marty  Melcher.  Like  other  mothers,  I’ve  always  thought  myself 
very  quick  to  know  about  any  emotion  my  child  might  be  expe- 
riencing. But  I wasn’t,  it  seems,  too  bright  about  Marty. 

It  was  our  old  family  friend  Dr.  Giles  De  Courcy  who  opened 
my  eyes.  Dr.  De  Courcy,  who  tended  Doris  through  whooping 
cough  and  other  childhood  diseases,  was  visiting  us  one  evening 
when  Marty  dropped  in  with  some  papers  for  Doris  to  sign. 

Doris  introduced  the  doctor  to  him  before  they  went  on  into  the 
den  for  their  business  discussion.  “Cardiac  condition  there,”  the 
doctor  said  almost  before  they  were  out  of  earshot.  “And  he’s 
the  kind  of  man  she  should  marry.”  ( Continued  on  page  76) 


For  morning  strolls,  a Claire  Mc- 
Cardell  cotton  with  black  suede  tie 

For  tea  and  cocktails,  Angovar  s 
jacket  dress  with  eyelet  embroidery 


I know  the  truth  about 


LIZ  AS  A BACHELOR  GIRL 

BY  HEDDA  HOPPER 


Liz  shares  apartment  with 
Peggy  Rutledge , who  acts 
as  companion  and  secretary. 
Girls  cook  breakfast — the 
only  meal  they  have  at  home 


She  always  has  had  someone  to 
pick  up  after  her.  Now  Liz  has 
to  learn  to  take  care  of  herself. 
Liz  appears  next  in  M-G-M's 
“ Love  Is  Better  Than  Ever' ’ 


“Right  now  Pm  on  a strictly  no-spending  campaign she  says.  “For  the 
first  time  I know  the  value  of  money — and  realize  I haven't  got  much ” 


Elizabeth  TAYLOR  had  been  a 
bachelor  girl  only  a little  while 
when  I dropped  by  her  new  apart- 
ment on  Wilshire  Boulevard.  I was 
her  first  guest.  It  was  Sunday 
morning,  she  was  wearing  an  ex- 
quisite negligee  left  over  from  her 
trousseau,  and  feeling  mighty  low. 
A touch  of  virus,  she  said. 

“How  do  you  like  being  a bachelor 
girl?”  I asked. 

“I  don’t  know,”  Elizabeth  replied. 
“I  haven’t  gotten  used  to  it  yet.  But 
I thought  if  I ever  was  to  stand  on 
my  two  feet,  this  was  the  time  to 
do  it.” 

“The  main  thing  is — are  you 
happy?” 

“Yes,”  said  Elizabeth  quickly  and 
defiantly. 

“This  is  your  Aunt  Hedda  asking,” 
I reminded  her. 

“Well,”  she  backtracked  in  a sad 
little  voice,  “I  am  happy.  But  I am 
not  nineteen  happy,  Hedda.” 

I’ve  known  Elizabeth  ever  since 
she  was  a beautiful  child  of  six  and 
her  movie-minded  mother  brought 
her  to  my  ( Continued  on  page  83) 


Liz  is  standing  on  her  own  two  feet , in  a second-  story -rear  apartment.  And  because  of 
what  Hedda  learned  in  this  new  home,  she  doesn’t  blame  Liz  for  not  going  back  to  mother 


de  Gennaro 


“This  bachelor  apartment  is  my  first  move  in  getting  reorganized .”  Liz  doesn’t  want  to  live  on  an  emotional 
plane  any  longer — it’s  been  too  hysterical.  She  knew  a month  after  marriage  she’d  made  a dreadful  mistake 


Hollywood  raised  its 
eyebrows  when  Dan 
Dailey  disappeared. 
Only  now  can  the  true 
story  be  told 


Seldom  if  ever  have  I written  a 
story  I consider  as  important  as 
that  which  I have  just  heard  from 
Dan  Dailey.  It  is  a story  sure  to  help, 
and  perhaps  save,  many  people 
faced  with  the  same  experience  Dan 
has  just  weathered — a nervous 
breakdown. 

“Why  are  so  many  people  afraid 
or  ashamed  to  admit  they  need  psy- 
chiatric help?”  Dan,  the  young  cru- 
sader, asked  me.  “A  man  is  not 
ashamed  of  having  pneumonia  or 
some  other  physical  illness.  The 
mind,  particularly  in  these  restless 
and  unsettled  times,  can  become  as 
ill  as  the  body. 

“Louella,  I tell  you  in  all  sincerity 
that  the  four  months  I spent  in  the 
Menninger  Clinic  are  the  most  im- 
portant in  my  life.  I want  to  talk 
about  it.  ( Continued  on  page  81) 


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His  own  man:  Dan 
Dailey  appears  next 
in  “ Mabel  and  Me” 


rots 


LIFE  HE  SAVED 

BY  LOUELLA  0.  PARSONS 


He  fills  their  apartment  with  time-savers  she  doesn't  know  hoiv  to  work 


— but  to 


Pamela  Murphy  they  mean  7 Love  You  ’ 


forever, 

A udie 


By  Pamela  Murphy 


M RS.  AUDIE  MURPHY.  . . 

I can  hardly  believe  it.  Even  now. 

“Think  I’ll  marry  up  with  you,”  Audie  used  to  say 
in  his  teasing  Western  vernacular  when  we  first  began 
dating.  But  I didn’t  believe  this  would  ever  happen.  Not 
even  when,  in  conversation,  he  was  saying,  “We’ll  do  this — ” 
or  “We’ll  have  that — ” and  he  didn’t  seem  to  be  kidding 
any  more. 

I was  so  surprised  when  Audie  gave  me  my  engagement 
ring.  He  had  called  and  said  he  was  flying  back  to  Dallas 
and  I’d  met  his  early  morning  plane.  We’d  driven  out  to  the 
house  I shared  with  five  other  hostesses  for  Braniff  Air- 
ways and  I’d  cooked  breakfast  for  him.  Then  he’d  said 
suddenly,  “Close  your  eyes.  I have  something  for  you.” 
And  he’d  put  the  ring  on  my  engagement  finger.  I just 
stood  there  laughing  and  crying.  “But  it’s  so  expensive! 
You  didn’t  have  to  buy  me  a diamond,”  I said.  “Expensive?” 
said  Audie.  “It’s  downright  economy.  With  all  this  trans- 
continental commuting  I’ve  been  doing  between  California 
and  Texas,  it’s  cheaper  to  get  married.  A wedding  license 
only  costs  two  dollars,”  he  added  teasingly. 

You’ve  read  in  Photoplay  how  we  met,  how  in  1947  a 
pilot  who  knew  how  much  I admired  Audie  had  promised 
to  introduce  me  to  him  at  a big  square  dance  at  Ray  Woods’s 
dude  ranch.  And  how,  by  the  ( Continued  on  page  86) 


Audie  and  Pamela  spent  brief 
honeymoon  at  friend  Ray  Woods’s 
Dallas  ranch.  Above,  with 
Rusty  Woods.  Below,  with  Ray 
at  Audie  Murphy  Arena 


Photographs  by  Sterling  Smith 


Hv  a Talent  Seoul! 


Vote! 


H.  Janice  Rule 
7.  Robert  Wagner 
8.  Monica  Lewis 
8.  Anthony  Dexter 


1.  Carla  Balenda 
2.  Robert  Sherwood 
8.  Anne  Francis 
4.  Mitzi  Gaynor 
i>.  Alex  Nicol 


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will  succeed. 


choose  your  star 


ir  inner! 


T’S  that  glittering,  exciting  time  again.  It’s  that  time  when  you  will 
choose  from  more  than  one  hundred  newcomers  currently  in  Holly- 
wood, those  whom  you  will  help  to  make  the  stars  of  tomorrow. 

You  readers  of  Photoplay  have  hit  a remarkable  average  in  picking 
personalities.  In  this  poll  which  began  in  1948  and  has  run  since  then 
every  year,  you’ve  picked  better  than  45  per  cent  of  those  who  have 
hit  the  really  big  time.  No  casting  director  in  all  Hollywood  ever  has 
equaled  this  record. 

Last  year,  for  example,  five  of  your  chosen  eleven  males — there  was 


Support  your  favorites! 


1 0.  Charlton  Heston 

11.  Barbara  Rush 

12.  Bill  Campbell 
111.  Pier  Angeli 

14.  Peter  Hanson 


All  are  talented  but  not  all 
Boost  your  favorites  with  your  votes 


i. 


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15.  Lucille  Norman 
IB.  Alan  IF  ells 
1 7.  Jody  Lawrance 
18.  JFilliam  Phipps 


18.  Julia  Adams 

20.  Brett  King 

21.  Maria  Elena  Marques 

22.  Aldo  Da  Re 

23.  Polly  Bergen 

24.  Martin  Milner 


25.  A nna  Maria  Alberghetti 

26.  Bruce  Cowling 

27.  Aileen  Stanley  Jr. 

28.  Susan  Cabot 

29.  Richard  Stapley 

30.  Joyce  H 

31.  Jeffrey  Hunter 


Get  behind  i/our  favorites  1 


choose  your  star 


a tie  for  tenth  place — have  become  mightily  important.  They  are,  Howard 
Keel,  your  winner,  plus  Anthony  Curtis,  Gene  Nelson,  Jeff  Chandler  and 
Marlon  Brando,  listed  in  the  order  of  your  original  interest  in  them.  Your 
other  six  pets  (again  in  your  preferred  order),  Craig  Hill,  Keefe  Brasselle, 
David  Wayne,  Rock  Hudson,  Robert  Patton  and  Ben  Johnson,  may  yet  score 
vividly. 

The  girls?  Well,  your  last  year’s  choice,  Judy  Holliday,  worked  out  well 
with  the  general  public  and  won  the  Academy  Award.  Your  top  favorite, 
Sally  Forrest,  has  had  an  active  year.  She  has  appeared  in  “Vengeance 
Valley,”  “Excuse  My  Dust”  and  “Hard,  Fast  and  Beautiful.”  Peggy  Dow, 


40.  Robert  Clarke 

41.  Gianna  Canale 
42.  Philip  Carey 


32.  John  Hudson 

33.  Leslie  Caron 

34.  Peter  Thompson 

35.  Virginia  Gibson 
30.  John  Mallory 

37.  Gower  Champion 

38.  Marge  Champion 

39.  Darren  McGavin 


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ihumt  your  favorite* 


Be  a talent  booster 


43.  Gene  Evans 
44.  Barbara  Payton 
45.  John  Ericson 
46.  Fernando  Lamas 


47.  Eugene  Iglesias 
48.  Grace  Kelly 
40.  Scott  Forbes 
50.  Constance  Smith 
51.  Bill  Andrews 
52.  Patricia  Wymore 

53.  Dewey  Martin 

54.  Pat  Hitchcock 

55.  Richard  Egan 


56.  Mario  Cabre 

57.  Diana  Douglas 

58.  Adam  Williams 
50.  Peggie  Castle 


60.  Richard  Anderson 
61.  Phyllis  Avery 
62.  Michael  Rennie 
63.  Margaret  Sheridan 
64.  Kenneth  Tobey 


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choose  your  star 


Piper  Laurie  and  Nancy  Olson,  to  whom  you  also 
gave  the  nod,  have  done  extraordinarily  well,  too. 

Your  other  dreamboats,  Mercedes  McCam- 
bridge,  Nancy  Davis,  Jean  Hagen,  Barbara  Bates 
and  Micheline  Prelle,  didn’t  get  the  best  chances. 
Yet  they  all  have  advanced,  insofar  as  casting 
would  let  them — proving  plainly  that  you  readers 
do  definitely  recognize  talent. 

Thus,  this  midsummer  of  1951,  cast  your  bright 
eyes  over  the  new  supertroupers  added  to  Holly- 
wood’s contract  lists.  To  be  alphabetical  about  it, 
we  start  with  Columbia,  warmly  cordial  to  new- 
comers since  Bill  Holden  and  John  Derek.  Colum- 
bia is  giving  the  works  to  three  special  dazzlers 
(Anthony  Dexter,  Aldo  Da  Re,  Jody  Lawrance), 
plus  keeping  a watching  eye  on  your  reaction  of 
four  others. 

Anthony  Dexter:  His  first  picture  “Valentino”  is 
not  exactly  a riot,  but  hot  enough.  His  next  will 
be  “Brigande”  in  which  he’ll  be  himself. 

Aldo  Da  Re  (pronounced  Ray):  He’s  blond, 
rugged,  a football  hero  from  Northern  California, 
unmarried,  twenty-two,  of  Italian  ancestry.  Debut, 
“Saturday’s  Hero.” 

Jody  Lawrance:  As  unconventional  in  appear- 
ance as  Lauren  Bacall,  she  has  the  figure,  the  fire 
of  distinction.  First,  “Mask  of  the  Avenger.”  Next, 
“The  Family  Secret.”  Burt  Lancaster,  after  one 
meeting,  cast  her  as  his  leading  lady  in  “Ten  Tall 
Men.” 

Peter  Thompson:  Tall,  dark,  handsome,  also  a 
fugitive  from  M-G-M.  With  the  right  casting, 
Pete  can  make  it.  Current,  ( Continued  on  page  72) 


You’ve  read  the  story 
You’ve  seen  them  on  the  screen 

what  is  your  verdict? 

Vote  for  the  actor  and  actress  you 
- think  most  likely  to  achieve  stardom 

and  mail  it  to  Photoplay,  205  E.  42  St.,  N.  Y.  17,  N.  Y. 

I choose: 

actor  actress 


name  o.ge 


address 


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Above , with  daughters  Rebecca,  Princess  Yasmin.  Aly  demands  the  little  prin- 
cess spend  specific  periods  of  time  with  him  after  she  is  seven  years  old 

Valeska 


rincess  abdicates 

BY  ELSA  MAXWELL 


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Rita,  with  Jackson  Leighter 
who  accompanied  her  on  motor 
trip  to  Lake  Tahoe,  Nev. 
He  was  formerly  Orson  Welles’s 
manager — is  now  Rita’s  adviser 


With  former  husband  Orson  Welles,  Rita  lived 
the  kind  of  Bohemian  existence  she  still  prefers 


The  formality,  idleness  and 
intrigue  of  her  life  as  Princess 
palled  on  Rita  much  sooner 
than  she  was  willing  to  admit 


W HEN  Rita  Hayworth  came  home 
this  spring  the  reporters  had  a wonder- 
ful time  writing  about  her  British  accent 
and  her  wish  for  a “hawt  dawg”— other- 
wise, a good  old  American  frankfurter. 

Actually,  it  was  natural  Rita  should 
have  had  a British  accent — which  soon 
disappeared,  incidentally.  For  two  years 
she  has  been  surrounded  by  those,  in- 
cluding her  husband,  who  speak  in  such 
clipped  British  tones.  Many  who  visit 
London  only  briefly  come  home  sound- 
ing slightly  Oxfordian. 

It  was  natural,  too,  that  Rita  should 
be  hungry  for  a hot  dog.  Our  appetites 
grow  on  what  they  feed  on  and  Rita,  all 
her  life,  has  eaten  hot  dogs  and  chili 
and — when  she  could  afford  it — roast 
beef  with  potatoes  browned  in  the  pan 
and  rice  pudding  or  chocolate  cake.  As 
Princess  Margarita  Khan,  the  fare — of 
every  phase  of  her  life — has  been  more 
lavish,  but  also,  to  her,  less  satisfying. 

Rita,  by  upbringing  and  inclination, 
was  less  equipped  than  anyone  I know 
to  adjust  to  or  enjoy  her  fabulous  life 
with  Aly  Khan.  Let  it  be  said  in  her 
favor  that  I found  her  at  all  times  simple 
and  modest.  And  sometimes,  too,  I found 
her  most  inadequate  to  the  demands  of 
her  position.  I believe  the  idleness  of  her 
life,  as  well  as  the  formality  and  proto- 
col, palled  upon  her  much  sooner  than 
she  was  willing  to  admit,  even  to  her- 
self. For  in  Rita  there  is  not  an  ounce 
of  the  gold  digger  or  the  social  climber. 

She  asked  for  that  life,  true.  Within 
the  same  hour  I introduced  her  to 
Prince  Aly  Khan  it  was  evident  that 
she  was  utterly  dazzled  by  him.  Under- 
standably! Aly  has  a great  flair  for  liv- 
ing. He  has  an  unbelievable  energy.  He 
dances  divinely.  ( Continued  on  page  88) 


Elsa  brought  Rita  and  Aly  together,  remained 

close  to  them  during  the  two  years  that  followed. 

And  always  knew  it  must  end  this  way 


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“ 


BY  IDA  ZEITLIN 


The  ring  that  started  the 
rumors.  Shelley  thought  it  was 
jor  the  script  girl! 

Farley  and  Shelley  star 
in  “ Behave  Yourself” 


V ale  ska 


What  doughnuts  do  for  Shelley,  sports  shirts  do  for  Farley — soothe  jangled 
nerves.  When  he’s  disturbed  about  something  he  goes  out  and  buys  another 


Prepare  your- 
self for  something 
different!  With 
Farley  Granger 
and  Shelley 
Winters , love  is  a 
very  funny  thing 


ShELLEY,  looking  harassed  but  as  if 
she  liked  it,  bounced  into  Farley’s 
dressing-room  on  the  set  of  “Behave 
Yourself.”  “What’ll  I say?”  she  wailed. 

Farley  looked  amused.  “How’s  about 
keeping  your  rosebud  mouth  buttoned?” 

The  papers  had  just  blossomed 
with  engagement  stories.  Not  maybe, 
or  it  looks  like,  or  you  never  can  tell, 
but  positively  Shelley  and  Farley  were 
engaged,  he’d  given  her  the  ring,  they 
planned  to  honeymoon  in  Europe, 
hail  the  bridegroom,  hail  the  bride, 
and  don’t  forget  who  scooped  whom 
when  the  credits  go  ’round. 

Of  all  the  calls  clogging  RKO’s 
switchboard,  only  a few  leaked  through 
to  the  principals.  Farley  took  his  and 
remained  unperturbed.  Shelley’s  boiling 
point  is  lower.  “What’ll  I say?” 
she  cried  in  mock  despair. 

“Read  a good  book,”  advised  her 
alleged  fiance,  ( Continued  on  page  90) 


Her  mother  buys  all  her  clothes.  Debra  bought  her- 
self a dress  once,  decided  Mama  s taste  was  better 


Debra  paget’s  mother,  an  ex- 
vaudevillian,  is  bringing  up  her 
family  of  five  to  be  movie  stars.  The 
fact  that  Debra  made  it  first  gives  her 
no  privileges.  Debra’s  career  began 
really  when,  at  the  age  of  eleven,  she 
took  to  preening  before  a mirror 
“All  right,”  said  her  mother,  “let’s 
go  to  work!”  And  to  Debra  as  well 
as  to  her  brother  and  sisters,  Mom’s 
word  is  law.  Even  Pop,  a painter  at 
the  Santa  Fe  Railroad  Hospital,  says 
Mother  knows  best — about  bringing 
up  her  talented  family. 


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movie  star 


The  modest  rented  home  in  Los  Angeles  where  Debra 
( real  name  is  Debralee  Griffin)  lives  with  family 


Even  baby  sister  Meg  has  had  screen  test!  Lezlie 
(*ae,  right , looks  like  Deb,  goes  to  studio  school 


Olivia  de  Havilland,  Debra  replied,  ‘7  want  to  be  both!” 


But  that  doesn  ’t  get  her  out  of  washing 


Debra  and  brother  Frank,  who's  married  now , have 


dishes!  For  in  Debra  Paget' s home , she's  just  one 
of  a talented  brood  Mama  is  boosting  to  success 

Married  sister  Teala  does  free-lance  work  in  movies , 
still  finds  lime  to  coach  younger  sister  Debra 


always  been  close.  He  plays  in  Western  pictures 


n blyth 


A purple  pansy  . . . youth  in  control  of  its  dreams 
a cameo  framed  in  pearls  . . . a deer  startled  by  a hunter’s 


call  ...  a Victorian  with  bells  on  her  toes 


Photograph  by  Engstead:  Aim’s  n ext  is 


l 

Thunder  on  the  Hil!” 


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gordon  macrae 


College  letters  on  an  old  sweater  . . . 
friendliness  without  fear  . . . the  tang  of  a crisp  apple  . . . 

harmony  in  tweeds  . . . Romeo  beneath  a penthouse  balcony 


Photograph  by  Dirone : Gordon  is  in  "On  Moonlight  Bay’ 


and  you  re  so  right . 

you  re  so  wrong— about  Arlene  Dahl 


If  you  were'as  gorgeously  beautiful  as 
Arlene  Dahl,  I bet  you  wouldn’t  lift  a 
finger.  I wouldn’t.JYJ«^ust  sit  and  let  the 
world  admire  me.  But  not  Arlene  of  the 
Minnesota  Dahls,  now  Mrs.  Lex  Barker 
of  the  New  York  Social  Register. 

She  isn’t.content  just  to  be  a luscious- 
looking  movie  star  whom  Joel  McCrea 
calls  “the  girl  for  whom  Technicolor 
was  invented.”  And  whom  Sir  Charles 
Mendl,  the  beau  of  famous  beauties 
since  the  turn  of  the  century,  calls  “the 
most  beautiful  girl  I’ve  ever  met  on  any 
continent.”  No,  Arlene’s  got  to  be  an 
ambitious  business  woman  too.  Practi- 
cal, witty  and  shrewd,  she’ll  end  up 
being  a Hetty  Green  with  tons  of  that 
green  stuff. 

A daily  column  is  a full-time  job.  As 
any  poor  hack  knows.  Arlene  writes  a 
daily  beauty  column  for  the  Chicago 
Tribune.  Several  times  a week,  with  a 
photographer  in  tow,  she  whips  around 
studio  sets  interviewing  stars  about 
their  beauty  secrets.  They  should  be  a 
bit  shy  about  telling  her  about  beauty, 
sort  of  carrying  coals  to  Newcastle,  but 
being  movie  (Continued  on  page  74) 


designing 

woman 

BY  LIZA  WILSON 


Call  her  beautiful 
Call  her  dumb  and 
]/_ 


Lex  Barker  vails  her  < 'hat 


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color  by  Apger 


LOVE  TAKES  A 


Contented  hour:  The  warmth  of  the  sun,  the  tang  of  ocean-swept  air!  For  Kirk  and  Irene  the  present  is  too  perfect  to 
feel  they  must  rush  into  marriage.  They  have  made  no  plans,  but  both  Kirk  and  Irene  have  been  known  to  act  on  impulse! 


60 


Surf  casting  is  fun — besides  it’s  a good  way  to  show  off  your 
muscles  to  your  best  girl!  Kirk’s  latest  film  is  “ Ace  in  the  Hole ” 


Just  a pose — but  they  make  a romantic 
picture  beneath  Irene’s  sun  parasol 


r 


Our  photographer  trails 
Kirk  Douglas  and  Irene 
Wrightsman  to  a Palm 
Beach  paradise  to  prove 
there's  nothing 
so  wonderful  as  a vacation 
with  someone  you  love 


Mornings,  Kirk  and  Irene  cycled  along  romantic,  palm-fringed  Lake  Trail , 
bordered  on  one- side  by  Lake  Worth,  the  Atlantic  Ocean  on  the  other 


It  OLID  A Y 


air  exchange:  Irene’s  pet  poodle  and  Kirk 
et  acquainted — and  decide  to  be  friend's 


When  Kirk  was  houseguest  at  Wrightsman  home,  Hollywood 
prised.  Irene’s  dad  always  has  disapproved  of  actors  i 


was  sur- 
as beaus 


MARIO 

LANZA 

whose  lyrical 
tenor  scores  in 
“ The  Great  Ca- 
rusoloves 
hillbilly  songs 

Smith 


ENCORE1 


ENCORE  1 


ENCORE1 


ENCORE! 

BY  JOSEPH  STEELE 


Mario  wants  six  children,  now  has  two,  baby  Elissa 
and  Colleen.  Latter  got  her  name  because  Mario  . . . 


• . . was  only  member  of  his  family  who  didn’t  marry 
an  Italian.  Wife  Betty  Hicks  is  sister  of  an  Army  pal 


He  can  milk  a cow. 

He  has  an  uncanny  memory  for  faces  and  facts 
but  experiences  great  difficulty  in  remembering 
names. 

His  highest  note  is  a D Natural  above  a High  C. 
He  is  innately  a gay  spirit,  weighs  180  pounds  and 
believes  that  women  in  general  are  much  happier 
today  than  they  were  fifty  years  ago  despite  the 
seeming  contradiction  of  the  divorce  rate. 

He  wears  no  garters. 

His  legal  name  is  Mario  Lanza. 

He  has  never  played  solitaire,  has  never  worn  a 
Palm  Beach  suit  and  invariably  eats  vanilla  ice 
cream  for  dessert. 

He  would  like  to  have  six  children.  He  prefers 
his  oysters  on  the  half-shell,  never  goes  to  a 
Turkish  bath  and  finds  it  impossible  to  be  on  time 
for  any  appointment  except  for  business. 

He  is  afflicted  with  an  insatiable  appetite  and  con- 
sequently is  on  a perpetual  diet.  He  was  christened 
Alfred  Arnold  Cocozza — the  surname  meaning 
squash  in  Italian.  ( Continued  on  page  95) 


He’s  crazy  about  gay  people  and 
wild  patterned  ties.  He 

has  an  Irish  wife,  weeps  at 
sad  movies  and  finds 
excitement  in  the  crowds  that 
keep  calling  for — Mario  Lanza 


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PHOTOPLAY 


Photographs  by  Engstead 


• When  one  and  one 
makes  three!  A fashion  total 
that  makes  budget  sense 
when  it  adds  up  to  a 
versatile  weskit  and  skirt  like 
the  rayon  ensemble  worn  by 
Sally  Forrest,  left.  Reversible 
weskit  is  gray  on  one  side,  plaid  on  the  other. 
Matching  gray  flannel  skirt  has  center  pleat,  hip  pockets. 
Double-breasted  weskit  comes  in  gray  with  Black 
Watch  or  Margaret  Rose  plaid.  Skirt  and  weskit, 
around  $17.95.  Add  a white  pique  blouse  with  tucked 
front,  $5.95.  All  in  sizes  10-18,  by  McArthur, 
at  B.  Altman,  New  York,  N.  Y. 

For  store  nearest  you  ivritc  direct  to  manufacturer  listed  on  page  67 


Right , Sally  Forrest  in  scene  from  M-G-M’s  “ The  Strip,”  with  Bill  Demarest , 
wears  original  Helen  Rose  design  for  separates  from  which  adaptation , opposite,  was  made. 


• The  Shirley  Lee  adaptation  modelled  by  Sally,  opposite, 

combines  a corduroy  Tattersall  check  vest,  trimly  buttoned  in  front,  with  slim 
all-wool  flannel  skirt  with  stitched  pleat  front.  Vest,  around  $6.00  in 

natural,  green  and  brown;  natural,  black  and  royal;  natural,  red 
and  black.  Skirt,  around  $6.00  in  green,  gray  and  brown.  Both  in 
sizes  7-15  at  Franklin  Simon,  New  York,  N.  Y.  Wear  Right  Gloves 


Fashioned  for  the  girl 

who  likes  variety — matchmaking 
separates  with  individual  appeal 


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PHOTOPLAY  FASHIONS 


Jan  Sterling  of  Paramount’s  “Ace  in 

the  Hole”  models  clothes  shown  on  this  page. 

• As  fresh  as  a late-summer 
breeze  is  the  sheer  voile  dress,  right.  ^ 
Attractively  feminine  are  the  full, 
three-quarter  push-up  sleeves,  soft 

rolled  collar  and  tucked  skirt.  For  a 
wisp  of  a waist,  let  the  skirt 
billow  over  one  of  the  new 

crinoline  underskirts.  Dress  by  R&K  in 
navy,  green,  gray,  10-16,  9-15.  Around 
$20.00  at  H.  P.  Wasson,  Indianapolis,  Ind., 

F&R  Lazarus,  Columbus,  O. 

Photographed  by  Dirone  at  Rockefeller  Center  Roof  Carden 


• For  that  late  season  look  in  town — dark  sheer 
dresses.  Left,  a shadow  check  sheer  with 
crisp  finish.  Tucked  front  has  jewel  buttons, 

detachable  white  collar.  By  Pat  Hartley  in  navy, 
black,  brown,  sizes  10-18,  9-17.  Around 
$14.95  at  Crowley  Milner,  Detroit,  Mich.  To 
< complement  your  sheers,  picture  hats  by  Brandt. 

For  store  nearest  you  write  direct  to  manufacturer  listed  on  page  67 


ER  ENCHANTMENT 


• BY  RENA  FIRTH 


• Dark-haired, 
eyed  Helen  Rose, 
ented  M-G-M  designer, 
has  a flair  for  young, 
smart  clothes  — like  the 
jumper  dress  used  on  our 
pattern  page  and  which 
Liz  Taylor  wore  in  “Love 
Is  Better  Than  Ever.”  The 
designs  Helen  creates  for 
Liz,  June  Allyson.  Jane 
Powell,  Diana  Lynn  and 
others  are  so  popular, 
she  receives  almost  as  much  fan  mail  as  they  do. 

Discussing  fall  fashions  with  Helen,  we  learned  a lot 
of  things  you’ll  want  to  know.  And  some  tips  for 
the  girls  who  make  their  own  clothes.  Right  now, 
we’re  warning  you  to  watch  those  figure  lines — for. 
in  Helen’s  opinion,  waists  will  he  nipped  more  than 
ever,  which  means  accent  on  hips  and  bosoms!  Skirts 
will  have  more  of  a bell-shaped  look — peg  tops  will  he 
prominent.  “Weskits.”  predicts  Helen,  “will  he  popu- 
lar because  they  accent  the  waistline.  Shoulders  will 
be  sloped  with  just  enough  padding  to  look  natural.” 

About  the  important  question  of  hem  lines.  Helen 
says  they  will  remain  short,  somewhere  between 
fourteen  and  fifteen  inches.  However,  she  feels  the 
most  becoming  length  to  any  woman  is  at  the  broad 
part  of  the  calf  of  the  leg — and  that  differs  with  the 
individual.  “In  making  screen  clothes,”  says  Helen, 
“we  try  to  keep  up  with  fashion  and  yet  design  clothes 
becoming  to  the  star.  And  that  goes  for  the  hem 
length,  too!” 

Helen,  personally,  deplores  man-tailored  suits,  re- 
vived this  spring,  thinks  they  make  women  look  old 
and  too  masculine..  This  fall,  however,  she  believes 


they  will  be  replaced  by  softer,  more  feminine  suits — 
suits  with  shorter  jackets  and  rounder  hiplines,  fitted 
snugly  at  the  waistline.  Short  boxy  jackets  for  the 
young  girls  will  be  even  shorter  than  usual. 

As  for  colors,  watch  for  something  new  in  the 
“caviar  range — from  purple  through  gray  and  teal 
into  black,  having  an  over-all  iridescent  effect.  Green 
will  be  popular,  also  brown  worn  with  a soft  pink. 

Designer  Helen  was  only  fifteen  when  she  went  to 
work  for  a costume  company  in  Chicago.  Two  months 
later  she  was  designing  gay  dance  costumes  for  a 
big  producer  in  the  East.  Three  years  later  she  was 
in  Hollywood,  designing  period  clothes.  Marriage 
and  a baby  temporarily  halted  her  career,  but  in 
1942.  M-G-M  signed  her  to  a contract  and  she’s  been 
going ’ahead  steadily  ever  since. 

For  the  women  who  make  their  own  clothes.  Helen 
has  this  advice.  To  avoid  that  home-made  look,  she 
believes  one  of  the  most  important  items  to  have  is  a 
dressmaker  figure,  padded  to  measurements.  “Even  if 
it  costs  a fair  amount,  it’s  worth  it,”  Helen  declares, 
“because  you  can  give  your  clothes  a much  better  fit." 

And.  “Beware  of  that  hemline!”  she  warns.  That’s 
the  place  that  reveals  whether  a dress  is  home-made 
or  not,  if  it  isn’t  done  well.  “Even  though  it  takes 
more  time,  it’s  worth  it  to  measure  and  mark  the 
skirt  with  pins  or  chalk,  then  baste  the  hem  in.  Then, 
try  the  dress  on  again  to  make  certain  it  is  right 
before  stitching.  Use  a small  needle  and  pick  up  just 
a thread  of  the  cloth.”  Because  buttonholes  can  be 
tricky,  it’s  best  to  take  them  to  a professional. 

And  for  that  final  touch.  “Taking  a home-made 
dress  to  a good  cleaner  and  having  it  thoroughly 
pressed  after  it  is  made  is  often  the  difference  be- 
tween the  professional  and  non-professional  look,” 
says  Helen.  And  she  ought  to  know! 


Helen  Rose.  M-G-M  designer 


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if  you  want 

to  be  charming 


by  Joan  Crawford 

Star  of  “Goodbye,  My  Fancy ” 


Balance  the  man-shortage. 

Give  yourself  a chance  to  stand 
out  in  a crowd 


You  can  have  your 
baby  and  your  figure,  too, 
if  you  take  some 
Hollywood  mothers’  advice 


Hit  by  the  Manpower  Shortage? 


"They're  either  too  young 
or  too  old,"  is  again  becom- 
ing the  national  anthem' 

and  the  wails  that  trail  in 
from  around  the  country  sound 
grim  and  resigned.  "Why 
should  I bother  looking  pret- 
ty?" these  girls  ask.  "Why 
should  I try  to  be  charming? 
There  aren't  any  men  around 
to  notice  me  anyway." 

But  look!  You're  neither 
a polar  bear  nor  a sleeping 
beauty,  so  curling  into  a 
deep  doze  for  the  duration 
won't  bring  Mr.  Special 
around  one  day  sooner.  And 
when  he  does  come , he ' s likely 
to  miss  you...  So  face  the 
current  man-shortage  realis- 
tically. 

You've  time  on  your  hands. 
Well,  use  it to  turn  your- 
self into  the  kind  of  girl 
worth  coming  home  to. 

One  young  wife  whose  hus- 
band is  in  the  armed  services 
has  written  saying  she  is 
using  every  minute  of  her 
free  time  while  her  man's 
away  to  make  herself  more 
attractive.  She's  exercis- 
ing faithfully  to  streamline 
her  figure.  She's  working 
towards  improving  her  skin, 
too.  She's  all  set  to  sur- 
prise him  when  he  comes  home. 

This  is  a good  idea,  for 
with  effort  we  all  can  im- 
prove our  .looks.  But  this 
should  be  done  in  moderation. 


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Every  bit  of  your  spare  time 
is  too  much  time  to  spend  con- 
centrating on  yourself.  In 
fact,  such  preoccupation  with 
self  isn't  good. 

A less  lonely  and  more 
profitable  plan  would  be  to 
get  out  and  do  things,  meet 
new  people  and  gather  new 
ideas  so  you'll  emerge  from 
your  experiences  a more  in- 
teresting person. 

If  you  struggle  with  words 
over  a typewriter  all  day, 
hie  yourself  over  to  the  golf 
links  or  the  tennis  courts. 
There's  nothing  a man  likes 
more  than  a good  competitive 
game.  And  there's  nothing  he 
likes  less  than  finding  him- 
self in  a game  of  doubles  with 
a gal  who  doesn't  know  a serve 
from  her  backhand.  If  you 
know  the  rudiments  of  the 
sport  and  only  need  practice, 
he '1.1  love  teaching  you  the 
fine  points. 

Men,  after  all,  are  the  more 
active  sex  and  when  they  do 
come  back  you're  certain  to 
find  them  out. playing  tennis 
or  skating,  sailing  or  bowl- 
ing  anyplace  but  at  home 

with  an  emery  board  and  a pair 
of  cuticle  clippers. 

This  doesn't  mean  that  if 
you're  a fireside  sitter  you 
should  rush  to  the  nearest 
ski  slope  and  learn  a slalom 
from  a schuss.  If  you  like  the 
book-in-hand  and  the  fire- 
side glow,  the  man  for  you 
probably  will  like  that,  too. 
So  take  a course  in  litera- 
ture. The  people  you  meet 
taking  such  a course  will  'be 
just  the  kind  of  people  you'll 
like and  who  will  like  you. 

Whatever  you  do,  once  you 
really  get  interested  in 
something,  you'll  never  com- 
plain again  as  some  girls  do 
that  men  scare  you  to  death, 
or  that  you  don't  know  what 
you  could  ever  say  to  them. 
Men  are  people,  too,  you 
know.  And  if  you  discover, 
on  the  dance  floor,  that  ten- 
nis is  his  pet  passion,  all 
you  have  to  do  is  ask  him 
which  technique  he  thinks 
best.  That ' 11  keep  him  going 
for  at  least  a half  hour  and 
by  that  (Continued  on  page  87) 


If  you  run  when  a boy  comes  near  you  it's 
because  you  haven’t  stopped — to  think 


Put  yourself  in  mothballs 
for  the  duration  and  he’ll  come 
home — to  somebody  else 


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choose 
your  star 


Shirley  Ballard 


Ralph  Meeker 


Sally  Parr 


Lawrence  Tolan 


( Continued  jrom  page  49)  “Santa  Fe.” 
Next,  “The  Family  Secret.” 

Eugene  Iglesias:  Not  handsome  but  very 
male,  young.  A Puerto  Rican  of  Spanish- 
French  descent,  his  accent  may  hinder  him. 
Current,  “The  Brave  Bulls.”  Next,  “Mask 
of  the  Avenger.” 

Miroslava:  Blondely  “femme  fatale.”  A 
Mexican  star  of  many  pictures,  nothing  is 
immediately  planned  for  her  in  this  coun- 
try. American  debut  in  “The  Brave  Bulls.” 

The  scoop  on  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer  is 
that  they  have  always  loved  stars  and  they 
still  love  them  as  passionately  as  a junior 
high  crowd  loves  thick  malts.  Metro  has: 

The  Champions,  Marge  and  Gower: 
Really  sensational  on  their  feet,  young,  de- 
lightful, different,  happily  married  to  each 
other.  Puzzle:  Will  you  accept  them  as 
anything  but  occasional  show-stoppers  or 
love  them  as  themselves?  Debut  as  a team, 
“Mr.  Music.”  Current,  “Show  Boat.” 

Fernando  Lamas:  He  not  only  has  youth, 
looks  and  dream-sending  qualities,  but 
much  film  experience  in  his  native  Argen- 
tina, plus  a voice  that  has  sung  opera, 
musical  comedy  and  radio.  First  Holly- 
wood picture,  “Rich,  Young  and  Pretty.” 
Next,  “The  Law  and  Lady  Loverly.” 

Richard  Anderson:  Dark,  handsome,  6'2", 
he  is  not  expected  to  skyrocket  but  to 
build  steadily  like  a junior  Hodiak.  Cur- 
rent, “Go  for  Broke.”  Next,  “Rich,  Young 
and  Pretty.” 

Mario  Cabre:  Not  under  contract  but 
“committed”  to  Metro  if  he  ever  makes 
another  film.  This  smooth,  passionate 
Spaniard  may  be  able  to  jump  the  barriers 
of  language,  “foreignness”  and  the  rest  of 
it,  due  to  his  fiery  appeal.  Debut,  “Pan- 
dora and  the  Flying  Dutchman.” 

William  Campbell:  Tall,  thin,  not  too 
handsome  but  with  considerable  appeal. 
Started  with  Warners,  now  under  contract 
to  M-G-M.  Debut,  “The  Breaking  Point.” 
“Breakthrough.”  Next,  “The  People 
Against  O’Hara.” 

Monica  Lewis:  Gets  an  excellent  start 
because,  as  a recording  and  radio  star,  she 
starts  with  a “name.”  Has  a face  and  fig- • 
ure  to  match  her  sexy  voice.  Current,  “Ex- 
cuse My  Dust.”  Next,  “The  Strip.” 

Pier  Angeli:  Discovered  in  Italy,  she  is 
only  eighteen,  looks  younger,  has  the 
spiritual  appeal  of  a young  Bergman. 
American  debut,  “Teresa.”  Next,  “The 
Light  Touch.” 

Leslie  Caron:  A ballerina  from  Paris,  she 
debuts  as  exactly  that  in  “An  American  in 
Paris.”  Unusual  looking,  unusual  in  her 
appeal,  her  studio  strength  comes  from 
Gene  Kelly’s  powerful  espousal  of  her 
future.  Next,  “The  Man  with  a Cloak.” 

Eileen  Christy:  Pretty,  young,  appeal- 
ing, but  no  more  so  than  a dozen  other  kids 
in  Hollywood  and  right  there  is  the  trouble. 
Unless  some  lucky,  spectacular  break  hap- 
pens, she  might  be  lost  in  the  shuffle. 
Current,  “Father’s  Little  Dividend.” 

Paramount  is  building  youngsters  in 
their  Golden  Circle  of  eleven  bright  new- 


comers. Of  this  particular  group,  however, 
only  two  (Peter  Hanson  and  Barbara  Rush) 
will  have  been  seen  sufficiently  to  be 
eligible  for  the  voting  this  year. 

Charlton  Heston:  Under  personal  con- 
tract to  Paramount’s  most  high-pressure 
producer,  Hal  Wallis,  Charlton  is  poten- 
tially the  biggest  he-man  on  the  lot.  Debut, 
“Dark  City.”  Next,  “The  Greatest  Show 
on  Earth,”  produced  and  directed  by  that 
old  star-creator,  Cecil  B.  De  Mille. 

Richard  Stapley:  Wallis  also  owns  this 
one.  An  Englishman,  he  has  refinement 
rather  than  ruggedness;  charm  rather  than 
sex  socko.  You  probably  remember  him  as 
Janet  Leigh’s  husband  in  “Little  Women.” 
Next,  “The  Door.” 

Polly  Bergen:  Flaming  hair,  flaming 
personality,  Mrs.  Jerome  Courtland  in 
private  life,  she  ought  to  flash  to  the  top. 
Current,  “That’s  My  Boy”  and  “Warpath.” 

Peter  Hanson:  Distinctively  different,  he 
scored  in  his  first  picture,  “Branded,”  even 
against  the  competition  of  Alan  Ladd. 
Next,  “When  Worlds  Collide.” 

Barbara  Rush:  Starry-eyed  brunette, 
5'4'',  has  deep,  quiet  charm.  Might  be  a 
mite  too  quiet.  Current,  “The  First 
Legion.”  Next,  “When  Worlds  Collide.” 

RKO,  owned  and  operated  by  a whim- 
sical multi-millionaire  (Howard  Hughes), 
has  six  signatures  on  its  dotted  line.  A 
seventh  earnest  aspirant  (Dewey  Martin) 
is  partly  owned  by  Hughes,  partly  by  How- 
ard Hawks,  and  this  very  division  makes 
his  possibilities  strongest,  since  Hawks  is 
a man  much  more  definite  in  his  plans  than 
the  highly  impulsive  Hughes. 

Dewey  Martin:  Dark  and  interesting,  he 
has  debuted  in  “Golden  Gloves  Story.” 
Current,  “The  Thing.”  Next,  “Flame  of 
Araby.” 

Kenneth  Tobey:  This  freckle-faced, 
rugged,  solid  actor  has  had  many  bit  parts, 
also  extensive  stage  experience,  is  socially 
sought  after  in  Hollywood  and  is  unmar- 
ried besides!  Current,  “The  Thing.” 

Carla  Balenda:  She  has  the  only  femi- 
nine role  opposite  Dana  Andrews  in 
“Sealed  Cargo,”  which  should  do  it — plus 
the  unusual  appeal  of  her  tiny  stature,  dark 
hair  and  eyes.  Next,  “The  Man  He  Found.” 

Margaret  Sheridan:  Glamorous,  tall, 
dark,  she  lacks  experience  but  since  red- 
carpet  orders  have  been  given  by  Howard 
Hughes  for  her,  she  will  probably  get  in 
the  best  productions.  Debut,  “The  Thing.” 

John  Mallory:  His  plus  quality  is  that 
he’s  Bob  Mitchum’s  brother — same  type, 
too.  Current,  “Crackdown.”  Next,  “Fly- 
ing Leathernecks.” 

Robert  Clarke:  A nice  boy,  discovered 
by  Ida  Lupino,  with  a nice  personality.  And 
nice  is  a nice  word  meaning  not  too  ter- 
rific in  movieland.  Current,  “The  Man 
from  Planet  X.”  Next,  “Hard,  Fast  and 
Beautiful.” 

Republic,  a studio  so  small  that'  it  has 
only  managed  to  have  the  top  box-office 
personality  of  them  all,  John  Wayne,  as  its 
bright  particular  star. 


Muriel  Lawrence:  A coloratura  soprano 
from  the  Chicago  Light  Opera  Company, 
quite  beautiful  and  only  twenty-one.  Cur- 
rent, “Belle  LeGrande.” 

Mary  Ellen  Kay:  A petite  brunette  with 
a crooning  voice,  plays  Rex  Allen’s  leading 
lady,  but  has  potentialities.  Current,  “The 
Rodeo  King  and  the  Senorita.” 

Twentieth  Century-Fox  did  wonderfully 
with  their  newcomers  of  last  year,  as  wit- 
ness the  careers  of  Debra  Paget,  Marilyn 
Monroe,  Gary  Merrill,  Dale  Robertson, 
David  Wayne  and  Hugh  Marlowe. 

Mitzi  Gaynor:  Mentioned  last  year,  but 
“My  Blue  Heaven,”  in  which  she  scored, 
was  held  up.  Vivacious,  talented, ' she  will 
probably  be  a star  with  the  release  of 
“Golden  Girl.”  Current,  “Take  Care  of  My 
Little  Girl.”  Next,  “Friendly  Island.” 

Michael  * Rennie : Twentieth’s  answer  to 
M-G-M’s  Stewart  Granger.  He’s  English 
with  long  British  experience  like  Granger. 
Also  a fine  actor — but  what  Mr.  Granger 
has  is  quite  different  from  fine  acting,  yup! 
Hollywood  debut,  “The  13th  Letter.”  Next, 
“The  Day  the  Earth  Stood  Still.” 

Anne  Francis:  Blonde  baby-faced  type, 
excellent  actress.  Debut,  “So  Young,  So 
Bad.”  Next,  “The  Whistle  at  Eaton  Falls.” 

Constance  Smith:  A beautiful  Irish  girl, 
tall  and  distinctive.  Scored  in  “The  Mud- 
lark” and  “The  13th  Letter”  but  illness 
forced  her  out  of  “The  House  on  the 
Square”  and  temporarily  stopped  her 
career. 

Walter  Palance:  Bogieman  from  “Panic 
in  the  Streets,”  is  probably  too  scarey- 
looking  for  big  popularity.  After  “Halls 
of  Montezuma,”  went  to  Broadway  for 
stage  hit  “Darkness  at  Noon.” 

Jack  Elam:  Absolutely  wdld  face  but  has 
the  plus  quality  of  humor  and  sex  which 
Palance  lacks.  Debut,  “Bird  of  Paradise,” 
then  “Rawhide.” 

Jeffrey  Hunter:  Mighty  handsome  athlete 
from  UCLA,  it  remains  to  be  seen  if  he  has 
more  than  profile  and  muscles.  Current, 
“Take  Care  of  My  Little  Girl.”  Next,  “The 
Frogmen.” 

Robert  Wagner:  A new  Robert  Stack 
type  in  that  he’s  young,  handsome  and  bom 
rich.  Debut,  “Halls  of  Montezuma.”  Next, 
“The  Frogmen.” 

Universal-International  proved  last  year 
that  it  was  a talent  snarer  of  major  pro- 
portions, as  witness  Jeff  Chandler,  Tony 
Curtis,  Peggy  Dow  and  Piper  Laurie.  They 
hope  to  repeat  this  year  with: 

Alex  Nicol:  Big,  blond  menace  of  “Toma- 
hawk” and  charmer  of  “Air  Cadet.”  In 
“The  Raging  Tide”  he’s  romantic. 

Joyce  Holden:  Goldenly  beautiful.  Cur- 
rent, “Iron  Man.”  Next,  “One  Never 
Knows.” 

John  Hudson:  Director  Mark  Robson  is 
personally  interested  in  this  tall,  dark 
young  man.  Current,  “Bright  Victory.” 
Next,  “The  Cimarron  Kid.” 

Richard  Egan:  Interesting  and  good- 
enough  looking,  his  greatest  handicap  is 
that  he  has  been  around  too  long  in  too 


Miroslava 


Vincent  Edwards 


Jessie  Cavitt 


Paul  Picerni 


Eileen  Christy 


Philip  Shawn 


Walter  Palance  Muriel  Lawrence  Bill  Regnolds 


James  Arness 


many  small  roles.  Current,  “Bright  Vic- 
tory.” Next,  “The  Golden  Horde.” 

Susan  Cabot:  Dark,  young,  her  individ- 
uality may  let  her  score.  Current,  “Toma- 
hawk.” Next,  “Flame  of  Araby.” 

Julia  Adams:  Very  charming  with  a gen- 
uine dramatic  capacity.  Debut,  “Bright 
Victory.”  Current,  “Hollywood  Story.” 

This  year  Warner  Bros,  have  seven  new 
personalities  under  contract. 

Janice  Rule:  A former  Broadway  dancer, 
she  is  no  cutie,  but  dark,  with  an  intense 
young  dignity.  Debut,  “Goodbye,  My 
Fancy.”  Next,  “Starlift.” 

Lucille  Norman:  Beautiful,  already  a 
radio,  recording,  opera  star.  Debut, 
“Painting  the  Clouds  with  Sunshine.” 

Virginia  Gibson:  Red-headed  and 
shapely,  she,  too,  is  a singer  and  dancer. 
Current,  “Goodbye,  My  Fancy.”  Next, 
“Painting  the  Clouds  with  Sunshine.” 

Paul  Picerni:  An  ex-Loyola  College 
drama  student,  he  is  the  young  character 
type.  Current,  “I  Was  a Communist  for 
the  F.B.I.”  Next,  “Force  of  Arms.” 

Philip  Carey:  Handsome  and  young,  but 
without  much  acting  experience.  Debut, 
“Operation  Pacific.”  Current,  “Inside  the 
Walls  of  Folsom  Prison.” 

Patrice  Wymore:  She  sings,  dances  and 
is  married  to  Errol  Flynn,  so  she  will  un- 
doubtedly do  pictures  only  when  they  suit 
Errol’s  convenience.  Debut,  “Tea  for  Two.” 

Gene  Evans:  A terrific  actor  but  no  vis- 
ible romantic  force.  Scored  in  “The  Steel 
Helmet.”  Next,  “Force  of  Arms.” 

There  end  the  contract  lists  but  this  year 
the  Free-lance  list  of  talented  newcomers 
is  bigger  than  evet.  Many  of  them  have 
already  been  dropped  from  brief  studio 
pacts.  Among  the  most  talented  are: 

Barbara  Payton:  Under  contract  to  Wil- 
liam Cagney,  engaged  to  Franchot  Tone, 
she  will  undoubtedly  be  used  in  future 
independents.  Current,  “Only  the  Valiant.” 

Aileen  Stanley  Jr.:  Singing  ingenue  with 
stage  experience  and  a theatrical  ancestry. 
Debut,  “Something  to  Live  For.” 

Jim  Arness:  Menacing,  tall.  Current, 
“The  Thing.”  Next,  “Iron  Man.” 

Shirley  Ballard:  Beautiful  but  dropped 
by  RKO.  Current,  “Second  Woman.” 

Alan  Wells:  Young,  tall,  dark,  hand- 
some, but  there  are  so  many  young,  tall, 
dark,  handsome  boys  about  town.  Current, 
“The  Man  Who  Cheated  Himself-” 

William  Regnolds:  Young,  pleasant,  teen- 
age type.  Current,  “Dear  Brat.”  Next,  “The 
Desert  Fox.” 

Philip  Shawn:  Has  contract  with  Mrs. 
Helen  Rathvon,  who  put  him  in  “Sun  Sets 
at  Dawn.”  Darkly  talented. 

Sally  Parr:  Good  emotional  young  ac- 
tress. Also  under  contract  to  Mrs.  Rath- 
von and  in  the  same  picture. 

Vincent  Edwards:  Tall,  blond,  muscular. 
Was  Mr.  Universe  in  “Mr.  Universe.” 

Phyllis  Avery:  Small,  blonde,  sincere, 
with  stage  experience.  In  private  life, 
Mrs.  Don  Taylor,  mother  of  two  toddlers. 
Debut,  “Queen  for  a Day.” 


Darren  McGavin:  Handsome.  Has  done 
a few  forgotten  bits  previously  but  scores 
in  his  first  lead  in  “Queen  for  a Day.” 

Jessie  Cavitt:  Dark,  pretty,  “spoiled  dar- 
ling” type.  Graduated  from  Pasadena 
Playhouse.  Debut,  “Queen  for  a Day.” 

Adam  Williams:  Rather  handsome, 

though  may  lack  the  important  spark. 
Debut,  “Queen  for  a Day.” 

Maria  Elena  Marques:  A dark,  beautiful, 
fiery  Mexican  girl,  a star  in  Mexico  but 
probably  too  typed  for  success  with  us. 
Current,  “Across  the  Wide  Missouri.” 

Gianna  Canale:  Another  M-G-M  import 
of  the  dark,  fiery  type — from  Italy.  M-G-M 
did  not  excercise  their  option.  Current, 
“Go  for  Broke.” 

Robert  Sherwood:  M-G-M  contract  for 
a year.  His  youthful  charm  may  get  him 
signed  somewhere  else.  Scored  as  How- 
ard Keel’s  co-pilot  in  “Three  Guys  Named 
Mike.”  Next,  “The  Two-Dollar  Bettor.” 

John  Ericson:  He  was  the  lead  in 
“Teresa”  and  yet  you  remember  Pier  An- 
geli  and  that’s  all,  isn’t  it? 

Bruce  Cowling:  Handsome,  versatile, 
there’s  hope  for  him.  Next,  “Lone  Star.” 

Ralph  Meeker:  He  played  the  tall,  effec- 
tive sergeant  in  “Teresa.”  Probably  stands 
a chance.  Next,  “Rain,  Rain,  Go  Away.” 

Pat  Hitchcock:  Nice,  intelligent,  hard- 
working girl  but  unfortunately  plain.  Cur- 
rent, her  father  Alfred  Hitchcock’s  “Stran- 
gers on  a Train.” 

Peggie  Castle:  Long-legged,  pretty  but 
U-I  dropped  her  option.  Current,  “The 
Prince  Who  Was  a Thief.”  Next,  “The 
Golden  Horde.” 

Martin  Milner:  Fair-haired  boy,  may  be 
doomed  to  “sensitive”  types  too  long. 
Scored  in  “Operation  Pacific.” 

Scott  Forbes:  An  Englishman  Warners 
had  and  dropped.  Next,  “The  Highway- 
man,” may  get  him  going  again. 

Lawrence  Tolan:  Young  gangster  type, 
for  which  there  is  always  some  demand. 
Debut,  “The  Enforcer.”  Current,  “Inside 
the  Walls  of  Folsom  Prison.” 

Bill  Andrews:  Dana  Andrews’s  brother, 
rather  like  Dana  though  blond.  Current, 
“Sealed  Cargo.” 

Grace  Kelly:  A beautiful  blonde,  the 
right  picture  might  very  well  put  her  over. 
Current,  “Fourteen  Hours.” 

Diana  Douglas:  Kirk’s  ex-wife,  beautiful, 
accomplished.  She’ll  bear  watching.  Next, 
“The  Whistle  at  Eaton  Falls.” 

Brett  King:  Handsome  kid  with  socko 
personality.  Scored  in  “Payment  on  De- 
mand.” Current,  “A  Yank  in  Korea.” 

Susan  Douglas:  Was  daughter  in  “Lost 
Boundaries.”  Appealing,  but  probably  too 
quiet.  Current,  “Five.” 

Bill  Phipps:  Good  looking  with  good 
voice.  Current,  “Five.” 

James  Anderson:  Handsome.  The  villain 
in  “Five.”  Next,  “The  Blue  Veil.” 

Anna  Maria  Alberghetti:  Italian  girl  who 
sings  like  an  angel.  Debut,  “The  Medium.” 
Next,  “Here  Comes  the  Groom.” 

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(Continued  from  page  58)  stars  they  prob- 
ably aren’t. 

Also,  among  other  things,  Arlene  has 
invented  and  marketed  the  “Dahl  Beauty 
Cap.”  It’s  a cap  of  nylon  net  ruffles  with 
tiny  rosebuds  embroidered  between  the 
ruffles  and  a ribbon  chin-strap  finished  off 
with  a ribbon  bow.  It’s  to  wear  in  bed  to 
cover  those  very  un- glamorous  pin  curls. 
A feminist  of  the  button-and-bows  school, 
Arlene  believes  that  women  should  look 
their  best  even  at  their  worst.  The  Dahl 
Cap,  she  is  certain,  will  reduce  the  num- 
ber of  divorces  the  country  over.  Arlene 
herself  wears  the  cap  at  night,  in  colors 
to  match  the  pink  or  black  sheer  night- 
gowns she  favors.  She  thinks  the  old- 
fashioned  negligee  (and  she  loaded  up  on 
them  for  her  honeymoon)  is  far  more 
feminine  and  “sexy”  than  the  tailored  robe 
most  women  wear  today.  With  her  negli- 
gees she  wears  mules  she  designed,  satin 
with  toes  of  nylon  ruffles.  She  sleeps 
between  pink  sheets  which  smell  not  of 
the  laundry,  but  of  her  favorite  perfume. 

1’OT  only  does  she  design  all  her  own 
ll  clothes.  She  also  designs  clothes  for 
friends  and  relatives.  And  it  is  her  ambi- 
tion to  own,  when,  her  bank  account  per- 
mits, an  Arlene  Dahl  Dress  Shop  fcr  which 
she  will  design  the  clothes.  Since  she 
dresses  for  men,  and  not  for  other  women, 
her  trademark  will  undoubtedly  be  “The 
more  feminine  the  better.”  And  the  hus- 
bands of  Hollywood  no  doubt  will  push 
their  severely-suited  mates  right  into  her 
frilly  dressing-rooms. 

According  to  her  father,  Rudolph  Dahl, 
who  lives  in  Santa  Monica  and  works  for 
an  automobile  agency,  Arlene  was  mental- 
ly alert  as  a child.  “She  liked  outdoor 
sports,  but  only  in  a mild  way,”  he  says. 
“She  seemed  to  be  happiest  when  she  was 
sitting  at  her  little  table  drawing  and 
sketching.  When  she  was  six  her  mother 
and  I took  her  with  us  to  the  Builders 
Show  at  the  auditorium  in  Minneapolis.  In 
one  of  the  booths  there  was  a blackboard 
and  chalk.  Arlene  settled  herself  at  the 
blackboard  and  started  drawing  different 
characters’ who  were  standing  around.  Soon 
she  had  all  the  people  in  the  place  watch- 
ing her.  Didn’t  faze  her  at  all. 

“Even  as  a child  she  could  sketch  clothes. 
She  and  her  mother  would  go  downtown, 
window  shop  until  they  saw  a dress  they 
liked,  then  Arlene  would  take  out  pencil 
and  paper  and  sketch  it.  Back  home  she’d 
cut  a pattern  of  it  out  of  newspapers, 
and  make  herself  a dress  much  prettier 
than  the  one  she  originally  copied.” 

The  pride  of  the  Rudolph  Dahls — Arlene 
was  an  only  child — also  exhibited  a flair 
for  acting  at  quite  an  early  age.  She  made 
her  first  public  appearance  at  four  at  a 
summer  resort.  Mr.  Dahl’s  parents  were 
celebrating  their  Golden  Anniversary  and 
took  over  an  entire  summer  resort  so  that 
all  the  Dahls,  hundreds  of  them,  could 
gather.  The  Dahls  are  a hearty  race  of 
Scandinavians,  and  there  are  more  of  them 
in  Minnesota  than  there  are  descendants 
of  the  Mayflower  passenger  list  in  New 
England.  They  all  seem  to  be  rugged  in- 
dividuals who  live  to  be  ninety.  Anyway, 
Arlene’s  grandmother,  who  lived  to  be 
ninety-six,  hoisted  her  up  on  a picnic 
table  and  said,  “Sing,  Arlene.”  Whereupon 
dainty  little  Arlene  tossed  back  her  red- 
gold  curls  and  sang  “Alice  Blue  Gown” 
with  “Polly  Put  the  Kettle  On,”  for  an 
encore.  The  applause  was  flattering.  And 
Arlene  got  ideas  which  her  family,  pre- 
dominately Lutheran  ministers,  did  not 
care  for.  They  frowned  when  Arlene 
started  taking  part  in  amateur  plays  in 
Minneapolis.  They  shuddered  when  she 
went  on  the  radio  on  a child’s  program. 


But  her  mother,  up  until  the  time  of  her 
death  when  Arlene  was  fifteen,  always 
encouraged  her. 

When  she  first  came  to  Hollywood  on  a 
Warner  Brothers  contract  the  studio 
wanted  to  change  her  name.  It  lent  itself 
to  pans,  they  said.  Arlene  can’t  stand  puns 
about  her  name,  either.  The  best  way  to 
bring  on  a deep  freeze  is  to  call  her 
“Dahl-face.”  But  Arlene  Dahl  was  her  real 
name  and  she  liked  it.  So  she  called  on 
Jack  Warner  in  his  inner  sanctum,  put  on 
her  Norwegian  accent  which  intrigued  him 
mightily,  and  said  politely,  “Mr.  Warner, 
I thought  you’d  like  to  know  that  there 
are  thousands  of  Dahls  in  Minnesota,  all  of 
them  my  relatives.  If  you  change  my 
name  you’ll  lose  a lot  of  ticket  buyers.” 

Arlene  kept  her  name.  And  speaking  of 
names,  she  doesn’t  like  nicknames.  The 
kids  at  school  used  to  call  her  “Carrots.” 
And  Lex  Barker  calls  her  “Chat”  which 
is  French  for  cat.  But  come  now,  it’s  a 
compliment.  Lex  likes  cats,  and  so  does 
Arlene.  One  of  his  first  presents  to  her 
after  they  became  engaged  was  a Persian 
kitten  named  Tigger.  Tigger  and  a neu- 
rotic love  bird  with  a Harriet  Craig  com- 
plex are  her  only  pets. 

Arlene  has  the  usual  temper  that  goes 
with  red  hair.  But  very  few  times  has  she 
been  known  to  lose  her  temper.  Her  mother 
taught  her  that  it  wasn’t  “ladylike”  to 
show  her  emotions  in  public.  It  may  be 
old-fashioned,  but  Arlene  likes  to  be  a 
lady.  She  doesn’t  smoke  because  it  isn’t 
ladylike  and  she  drinks  nothing  but  wine 
— and  that  only  occasionally.  A friend  tells 
about  the  time  in  Washington  when  Arlene 
danced  with  a South  American  diplomat. 
He  evidently  hadn’t  held  so  much  sheer 
gorgeousness  in  his  arms  before  and  he 
was  making  the  most  of  it.  Instead  of 
pasting  him  one  Arlene  finished  the  dance, 
said  pleasantly,  “It  was  a lovely  dance,” 
and  made  for  the  powder-room,  muttering 
under  her  breath,  “I’ll  kill  that  guy.” 

Arlene  is  5'7”  tall  and  weighs  118 
pounds.  Her  waist  measures  22V2".  Her 
bust  33”.  She  loves  candy,  but  only  allows 
herself  a candy  spree  occasionally.  Between 
pictures  she  usually  gains  about  four 
pounds.  She  is  an  enthusiastic  salad  eater 
and  collects  salad  recipes.  Her  favorite 
non-fattening  salad  is  a slice  of  tomato, 
two  hard  boiled  eggs  and  green  peppers 
on  lettuce — no  salt,  dressing  or  mayon- 
naise. She  is  a pretty  good  cook  and  quite 
adept  at  making  such  Norwegian  dishes 
as  lutefish,  rice  soup,  julekake  and  lefse. 

Ever  since  Sir  Charles  and  the  late 
Elsie  Mendl,  attracted  by  her  beauty  and 
refinement,  “adopted”  her  soon  after  she 
came  to  Hollywood  (she  was  living  in  a 


motel  at  the  time)  Arlene  has  been  a pop- 
ular party  girl.  “I  was  the  only  girl  Sir 
Charles  ever  took  out  who  didn’t  have  a 
mink  coat,”  she  says  with  a laugh.  She 
couldn’t  afford  one  then.  Now  she  can 
afford  one,  but  she  prefers  a black  broad- 
tail which  she  designed  herself.  It’s  her 
only  fur  coat. 

SHE  gives  one  big  party  a year,  in  the 
Minnesota  Dahl  tradition.  On  about  the 
20th  of  December  she  takes  over  the 
Scandia  (a  restaurant  which  features 
Scandinavian  foods)  and  invites  all  her 
friends  in  for  a fine  old  smorgasbord — com- 
plete to  boar’s  head  with  apple  in  its  mouth. 
At  her  last  party  she  announced  her  en- 
gagement to  handsome  “Tarzan”  Barker. 

When  the  Barkers  return  from  their 
honeymoon  they  will  live  in  Arlene’s  fur- 
nished apartment  until  they  get  around  to 
buying  a home.  The  apartment  has  a liv- 
ing-room, dining-room,  kitchen  downstairs, 
and  two  bedrooms  upstairs. 

Arlene  keeps  a recording  machine  (and 
a telephone)  near  her  bed,  as  she  likes  to 
wake  up  to  Debussy  and  Grieg.  A roman- 
ticist of  the  worst  sort,  she  confesses  she 
rented  her  apartment  because  of  the 
Normandy  turrets  on  the  building.  She 
wishes  she  had  lived  in  eighteenth  century 
France.  Or  maybe  in  New  Orleans  before 
the  Civil  War.  Practical  and  shrewd  most 
of  the  time,  our  little  Arlene  can  go  off  into 
a dream  world  all  her  own  at  a moment’s 
notice.  Lex,  who  is  definitely  of  this  world 
(there  is  nothing  Old  World  about  Tarzan 
except  his  great  grandparents  who  were 
playmates  of  the  Czar  of  Russia),  will 
have  a bit  of  coping  to  do  when  his  bride’s 
mind  wanders  off  on  a romantic  binge. 

High  on  her  list  of  prerequisites  for 
beauty,  Arlene  lists  eight  hours  of  sleep 
nightly.  She  doesn’t  always  get  them  her- 
self, but  she  makes  up  for  it  by  taking 
a nap  every  afternoon,  working  or  not. 
“I’m  a drooper,”  says  Arlene.  “I  have  to 
have  an  hour's  rest  or  I drop  in  my  tracks.” 

Birthmarks  to  most  women  are  a holy 
horror.  But  Arlene  has  two  of  them, 
heart-shaped,  and  plays  them  up  when- 
ever possible.  One  hovers  just  above  the 
corner  of  her  mouth  and  the  other  is  on 
her  shoulder.  The  one  reputedly  adorning 
her  just  at  the  neckline — a very  low  neck- 
line— she  claims  is  a fraud.  It  was  placed 
there  without  her  knowledge  by  a photo- 
graphic retoucher  on  a widely  printed  pic- 
ture of  her  last  year. 

During  production  of  Arlene’s  last  pic- 
ture, “No  Questions  Asked,”  she  said  that 
above  all,  she  wanted  marriage,  a home 
and  four  children.  Now,  Arlene? 

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Mary  Dell  Martin’s  engagement  to 
William  E.  Gill  (now  in  the  Army) 
is  exciting  news  to  her  many  friends 
in  Michigan  and  Florida.  A beautiful 
diamond  shines  on  Mary’s  finger — 
stars  shine  in  her  eyes.  At  her  wed- 
ding in  Grace  Episcopal  Church,  four 
bridesmaids  will  walk  down  the  aisle 
with  Mary — a gloriously  happy  bride. 


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Mary’s  sunny  hair  falls  in  soft  waves 
to  her  shoulders.  Her  wonderful 
complexion  has  a satin  smoothness. 
A charming  smile  twinkles  in  her 
eyes,  about  her  lips.  Her  face  gives 
out  a bright  picture  of  her  captivat- 
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Mary  Dell  Martin — her  complexion  is 
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you  when  you  know  you 
are  looking  your  sweetest 
Mary's  Ring  and  prettiest. 

Mary  thinks  every  girl’s  most  important 
beauty  asset  is  sparkling-clean,  soft  skin. 
"I  wouldn’t  miss  my  nightly  cream-cleans- 
ings with  Pond’s  Cold  Cream,”  she  says. 
"It’s  simply  tops  for  keeping  my  skin 
smooth  and  soft.” 

Cream-cleansing  with  Pond’s  can  help 
your  skin,  too — it’s  beautifully  thorough 
and  never  drying.  Every  night  (and  for  day 


cleansings)  cream  your  face  with  Pond’s  as 
Mary  does.  This  is  the  way: 

Hot  Stimulation — a good  hot  water  splashing. 
Cream  Cleanse — swirl  Pond’s  Cold  Cream  over 
k face  and  throat  to  soften  dirt  and  make-up,  sweep 
them  from  pore  openings.  Tissue  off. 

Cream  Rinse — more  Pond’s  to  rinse  off  last 
traces  of  dirt,  leave  skin  immaculate.  Tissue  off. 
Cold  Stimulation — a tonic  cold  water  splash. 

Now — doesn’t  your  mirror  say  happy 
things  about  your  face?  It’s  so  alive,  rosy ! 

It’s  not  vanity  to  help  your  face  look 
lovely.  When  you  look  your  nicest,  a 
bright  confidence  flashes  out  from  the  real 
you  within — wins  others  to  you  on  sight! 


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For  Sentimental  Reasons 


( Continued  from  page  37)  I explained 
very  earnestly  that  Doris  and  Marty  were 
only  business  acquaintances,  that  there 
really  wasn’t  anything  personal  in  their 
relationship.  “Maybe  so,”  said  Dr.  De 
Courcy,  unconvinced,  “but  there’s  a look 
of  love  in  his  eyes.”  You  really  can’t  fool 
the  family  doctor.  And  although  neither 
Doris  nor  Marty  were  aware  of  it  at  that 
time,  it  turned  out  that  Doc’s  diagnosis 
was  accurate. 

“Everything  happens  for  the  best,”  al- 
ways has  served  as  Doris’s  trustful  philos- 
ophy. Although  she  has  had  her  share  of 
tragedy  and  discouragement,  she  has  hung 
onto  that  trust.  Even  the  accident  that 
threatened  to  cripple  her  for  life  didn’t 
depress  her  too  much.  One  morning  dur- 
ing the  period  of  her  convalescence  I 
heard  a peculiar  rhythmic  thump-thump- 
ing in  the  living-room  and  hurried  in  to 
find  the  record  player  beating  out  “Tea  for 
Two”  and  Doris,  on  her  crutches,  working 
out  a tap  routine. 

“Watch  out!  Don’t  fall,”  I cautioned.  But 
I couldn’t  help  feeling  happy  and  proud. 
If  this  sixteen-year-old  girl  of  mine,  who’d 
always  been  so  active,  could  be  tap  danc- 
ing on  crutches  instead  of  moping  because 
she  was  missing  proms  and  basketball 
games,  she  would  surely,  I felt,  be  able  to 
weather  whatever  life  held  for  her. 


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LITTLE  did  we  know  then  that  life  would 
be  so  generous,  and  then,  on  top  of 
everything  else,  bring  the  tall,  dark-haired 
Marty  Melcher  from  North  Adams,  Massa- 
chusetts, with  his  easy-going  humor  and 
thoughtfulness,  into  her  life. 

As  for  Doris’s  eight-year-old  son,  Terry 
—my  grandson — one  would  think  the  whole 
affiliation  his  inspired  idea.  Since  he  was 
a towhead  of  two,  when  I held  him  up  in 
the  wings  of  theatres  and  ballrooms  so  he 
could  watch  his  mother  on  stage,  Terry’s 
has  been  an  all-important  vote.  So,  one 
day,  Doris  settled  down  with  him  for  a 
heart-to-heart  talk,  to  discover  how  he 
would  feel  about  acquiring  a new  father. 

He  was  a little  awed  at  first,  then  just 
plain  delighted.  “I’ll  have  somebody  to 
go  fishing  with,”  was  his  first  comment. 
Then,  very  seriously,  “Besides,  Mom,  a 
fellow  needs  another  guy  around.”  That 
evening,  when  Marty  arrived  for  dinner, 
Terry  opened  the  door  for  him  with, 
“Come  in,  my  intended  father.” 

However,  had  Doris  been  marrying 
someone  whose  occupation  threatened  to 
remove  her  from  Hollywood,  I doubt  if 
Terry  would  have  been  enthusiastic.  For, 
as  he  points  out  to  her,  the  fact  that  she’s 
a star  augments  his  own  prestige. 

“I’m  going  to  quit  this  business,”  Doris 
announced  one  evening  when  she  came  in 
completely  exhausted  from  the  studio.  “I’m 
tired  of  this  getting  up  at  6: 30  in  the  morn- 
ing and  working  until  6:00  at  night.” 

Terry  was  aghast  at  the  mere  suggestion. 
He  talked  about  it  for  days,  pleading  with 
her  not  to  turn  in  her  Warners’  contract. 
“I  think  you  have  a wonderful  job,  Moth- 
er,” he  said,  really  selling  her.  “You  can 
sit  on  a couch  or  lie  down  between  scenes. 
Suppose  you  had  a job  in  a store,  and  had 
to  stand  on  your  feet  all  day.” 

Doris,  who  of  course  had  actually  no 
intention  of  quitting,  was  amused.  “Well, 
maybe  you’re  right,”  she  finally  agreed. 
“And,”  Terry  added,  “think  about  me.” 
“You?  Why,  you’d  be  all  right.  You 
would  be  taken  care  of,”  said  his  mother. 

“But  I’m  very  popular  because  of  you. 
All  the  kids  at  school  would  love  to  have 
you  for  their  mother.  Whenever  they  see 
you  in  a picture,  I rate  great!” 

When  Doris  was  growing  up,  she  was 
always  pirouetting  and  humming  around 


the  house,  but  I never  pushed  her  or  enter- 
tained any  thought  of  her  having  a career. 
I just  let  her  take  singing  and  dancing 
lessons  because  she  loved  them  so.  She  was 
always  play-acting,  too,  but  like  all  kids 
do,  putting  on  shows  with  other  neighbor- 
hood children  in  our  garage. 

When  she  was  ten,  she  was  more  ex- 
cited about  the  pair  of  black  patent  pumps 
with  “shaped”  heels  her  grandmother  got 
for  her,  than  the  applause  that  greeted  her 
first  professional  appearance  — doing  a 
dance  routine  with  a small  boy  friend, 
Jerry  Doherty,  at  a private  club. 

It  was  a few  years  later  when  she  was 
auditioning  for  a little  morning  show  on  a 
local  radio  station  that  she  got  the  chance 
to  sing  with  Barney  Rapp’s  band.  That 
and  the  band  engagements  that  followed 
with  Bob  Crosby,  Fred  Waring  and  Les 
Brown  were  for  Doris  no  feverish  pursuit 
of  a career,  but  rather  exciting  adventures 
and  work  that  she  loved. 


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When  she  was  sixteen,  she  had  turned 
down  an  opportunity  offered  by  Paramount. 
We  were  staying  in  California  awhile  so 
that  Doris  and  Jerry,  who  had  been  play- 
ing clubs  across  the  country,  could  study 
with  Fanchon  and  Marco.  Paramount 
seemed  excited  about  Doris.  “She’s  a 
natural,”  they  said.  But  they  weren’t  in- 
terested in  her  dancing  partner  and  Doris 
wouldn’t  break  up  the  team. 

“Don’t  you  want  to  be  an  actress?”  they 
asked,  amazed. 

“Not  that  much,”  she  said.  “Not  if  it 
might  hurt  someone  else.” 

She  was  singing  on  “Your  Hit  Parade”  a 
few  years  later,  when  she  was  chosen  for 
“Romance  on  the  High  Seas.”  In  one 
letter  home  she’d  mentioned  casually  that 
she  was  going  to  take  a screen  test  at 
Warner  Brothers.  “I  don’t  know  what  will 
happen,  but  I’m  not  going  to  worry,”  Doris 
wrote.  “If  it’s  meant  to  be,  it  will  be.” 

A few  nights  later  she  called  me  and 
was  about  to  hang  up  when  I asked  about 
the  outcome  of  her  test.  “Oh,  I almost 
forgot  to  tell  you,”  she  said.  “I  signed  a 
seven-year  contract.” 

That  Doris  can  be  so  well  paid  for  just 
being  herself,  for  singing  and  dancing  and 
doing  what  has  always  come  naturally, 
still  surprises  her.  If  she’s  working  with 
a good  gang,  if  the  cast  and  crew  are 
relaxed  and  have  a few  laughs  along — 
then  it’s  a good  job.  She  never  sees  her 
own  pictures.  Close-ups  of  her  face  make 
Doris  uncomfortable.  “They  magnify  fea- 
ture faults  too  much,”  she  says.  If  I put 
her  photograph  up  on  the  wall,  she 
promptly  takes  it  down.  And  she  never 
hesitates  to  tell  interviewers  who  ask 
about  her  favorite  singers,  “Well — I don’t 
like  girl  singers — including  me.” 

The  fact  that  Doris  isn’t  overly  career- 
conscious seems  happily  to  eliminate  any 
conflicts  in  this  direction  for  Doris  and 
Marty.  As  she  says,  “I  am  very  happy 
with  my  work.  I like  the  people  I work 
with,  and  it’s  fun  making  pictures,  doing 
different  roles.  But  I would  never  put 


my  career  before  my  husband  or  family.” 

Doris  has  absolute  faith  in  Marty’s 
judgment  and  is  happy  to  relax  and  let 
him  supervise  her  career.  Theirs  is,  they 
feel,  and  I heartily  concur,  an  ideal  double 
relationship — that  of  husband  and  wife 
and  manager  and  star.  Marty  alway: 
picks  out  songs  for  her  and  on  this  they 
occasionally  disagree.  For,  as  Doris  point: 
out,  “I  am  an  artist — and  you  know  artists 
— they  like  to  sing  a song  they  enjoy,  one 
that  appeals  to  them  personally.”  Bui 
Marty  knows  the  commercial  angles  anc 
he’s  always  there  to  remind  her,  “Yoi 
have  to  give  the  people  what  they  like. 

“In  fact,  Marty’s  just  perfect  for  me,” 
overheard  her  telling  a friend  the  othei 
day.  “He  understands  all  my  little  peculi 
arities.  I’m  a fanatic  on  keeping  house, 
can’t  stand  crooked  pictures,  dirty  ash 
trays,  clothes  lying  around.  I’m  a difficul 
character  to  live  with,  I imagine.” 

Hardly  that,  and  certainly  with  Marty 
own  innate  neatness  and  understanding 
have  no  worries  regarding  such  domestic1' 
details.  My  good  feeling  about  their  mar 
riage  is  based  on  more  than  that.  I fel 
instinctively  from  the  first,  as  mother 
will,  that  they  were  right  for  each  other 
They’re  basically  the  same.  They  believ 
in  paying  their  taxes  first  and  then  liv 
ing  within  their  income.  They  both  prefe 
living  simply.  Doris  realizes  now  tha 
love  isn’t  just  moonlight  and  orange  bios 
soms,  but  something  steady  and  serene. 


BOTH  she  and  Marty  are  on  the  inform; 

side.  They  wanted  their  wedding  to  b 
fast,  sweet  and  simple.  And  since  Dori 
was  working  in  “On  Moonlight  Bay”  al 
most  up  to  the  very  date,  this  followe 
automatically.  For  sentimental  reason: 
Marty  hoped  their  work  would  perm 
them  to  be  married  on  April  3,  Doris 
birthday.  And  they  were  married  on  th 
date  before  a Justice  of  the  Peace  at  Bur 
bank,  with  only  close  relatives  present. 

They  wanted  to  jump  in  the  car  after  th 
ceremony  and  take  off  for  destinations  un 
known — without  a too-planned  itinerar; 
Doris  did  hope  they’d  get  time  to  go 
New  Orleans.  Once,  while  touring  wil 
the  Bob  Hope  troupe,  she’d  spent  two  da 
there  and  she  was  enchanted  with  tl 
colorful  old-world  charm  of  the  city,  wil 
the  “Old  French  Quarter”  and  especial  ; 
the  “Court  of  the  Two  Sisters”  where  she 
lunched.  “The  food  is  out  of  this  world 
she  told  Marty,  forgetting  for  the  momei 
that  she  was  on  a Yami  Yogurt  kic 
“Everything  is  so  old.  It’s  been  there  sue 
a long  time,”  she  enthused,  leading  up 
the  antique  shops  that  abound  there. 

While  it  might  seem  odd  to  some  th 
the  newlyweds  would  route  their  hone; 
moon  to  some  place  where  they  might  fii 
an  old  English  sea  captain’s  table  or 
inside  hutch — to  Doris  and  Marty,  bo 
engrossed  in  completing  the  furnishing 
their  home,  it  seemed  only  natural. 

Doris  is  antique-happy  and  nothi 
that’s  plantable  is  safe,  with  her  aroun 
She  even  planted  an  old  bed  chamb 
and  made  it  into  a lamp  for  my  boudo 
Her  favorite  pastime  is  changing  furnitu 
from  room  to  room.  She  decides  that  t 
200-year-old  table  she  inherited  from  h 
grandmother  should  be  moved  into  the  h; 
to  serve  as  a telephone  stand.  Does) 
Marty  think  the  divan  would  be  betl 
between  the  windows  against  the  wa' 
Mm-mmm?  And  poor  Marty  patienl 
walks  around  with  a hammer  and  nails 
his  hand,  saying  hopefully,  “Now,  is  tl 
where  you  really  want  this?” 

They’re  both  homebodies  at  heart.  < 
Sundays,  if  they’re  not  switching  furi 
ture,  they’re  working  in  the  flowerbe' 


• playing  volley  ball  with  Terry.  Doris, 
ho’s  always  been  sports  minded,  will  play 
jlley  until  everybody  else  drops. 

For  Sunday  night  suppers,  we  usually 
nd  out  and  get  hamburgers,  French 
ies  and  thick  milk  shakes,  set  up  the 
ble  in  the  den  and  watch  television. 
When  it  comes  to  television,  Doris,  as 
arty  teases,  “has  all  the  normal  recep- 
m of  America’s  most  gullible  house- 
ife.”  She  loves  all  audience  participa- 
3n  shows.  She  also  loves  the  bubble 
un,  giant  pretzels  and  chocolate  ice  cream 
jrry  provides  for  refreshments. 

Yes,  Hollywood,  I’m  afraid,  has  wrought 
> sophisticated  changes  in  my  daughter 
in  her  demeanor.  Unless  she’s  very  tired, 
ie  hits  the  door  with  the  same  buoyancy 
seven  p.m.  now,  as  she  did  coming  in 
om  school  back  in  Cincinnati.  She’s  like 
i injection  of  vitamins,  fairly  picking  up 
e whole  house  when  she  comes  home. 
Marty’s  eagerness  to  catch  up  is  equally 
>parent,  his  relationship  with  Terry  a 
y to  see.  “Mart’s  my  manager,  too,” 
erry  is  always  quick  to  tell  everyone.  A 
;ry  enterprising  young  man,  he’s  periodi- 
illy  involved  in  any  number  of  business 
ejects,  from  selling  fruit  from  the  tree 
the  backyard  to  setting  up  a shoeshine 
>oth  out  on  the  front  lawn.  His  life’s 
nbition  is  to  be  a cop  “or  I might  be  a 
iiauffeur  for  Marty.  I don’t  just  know. 
|n  still  a little  young,”  he  concedes. 

fARNER  Brothers  were  considering  Terry 
i for  the  role  of  Doris’s  pestering  kid 
•other  in  “On  Moonlight  Bay,”  and  Terry, 
ter  consulting  Marty,  was  all  for  it.  In 
jet,  he  borrowed  his  mother’s  script  and 
id  Marty  rehearsing  with  him.  But  Doris 
icided  she  didn’t  want  him  in  pictures, 
iat  he’s  too  young.  Furthermore,  she 
Jould  have  been  a nervous  wreck  wor- 
'ing  about  Terry’s  performance  and. 
•uldn’t  have  even  thought  of  her  own. 

At  present  Terry’s  engrossed  in  taking 
ano  lessons  so  he  can  accompany  his 
other.  “Looks  like  it  won’t  be  long  now,” 
? announced,  after  his  sixth.  Marty  pro- 
des  the  vocal  relief.  He  loves  to  sing  and 
n’t  at  all  discouraged  by  Doris’s  opinion 
fliat  he  has  “the  funniest-sounding  voice 
/e  ever  heard — and  I’ve  heard  some 
ighty  funny  voices  too.” 

Dinnertime,  I think,  when  my  brood 
1 gather  in  relating  news  of  their  various 
itivities,  is  our  happiest  hour,  usually 
pped  off  by  Terry  delivering  an  after - 
nner  speech.  When  we’re  almost  through 
iting,  Terry  will  suddenly  rise  to  his  feet 
id  come  out  stirringly  with  something 
ke,  “Stephen  O’Sullivan  is  not  a very  nice 
iy!”  We  all  look  at  each  other,  and 
>mebody  asks,  “And  who  is  Stephen 
’Sullivan?”  But  Terry  is  already  into 
is  theme.  “The  more  I think  of  it, 
iother,  I should  tell  what  I know  about 
iw  he  bullies  everyone.  He’s  always 
eking  on  little  kids,  then  I have  to  go  in 
id  break  it  up.”  Then,  man-to-man,  “You 
'flow,  Mart,  I’m  getting  tired  of  it  too!” 
i hen,  having  gotten  it  all  off  his  chest, 

1 erry  adjourns  to  the  den,  leaving  us  still 
tting  there  unenlightened  as  to  whom  or 
hat  he’s  been  talking  about. 

The  other  evening  I noticed  Marty 
atching  Doris  and  Terry  laughing  to- 
other. With  a husky  note  in  his  voice  he 
lid,  “I  married  a beautiful  package.” 
hen  in  the  direction  of  Terry,  “I  could 
ave  had  a son  his  age.  And  now,  Nana, 
od  has  given  him  to  me.” 

I couldn’t  help  feeling  Marty  was  speak- 
|ig  for  both  of  us.  For  he  was  echoing  my 
wn  sentiments.  God  has  been  good  to 
pil  of  us;  He’s  given  me  another  wonderful 
>n.  And  everything  has  happened  for  the 
est  of  bests  for  Doris.  I couldn’t  have 
rdered  a more  wonderful  life  for  her. 

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( Continued  from  page  33)  grade.  Many 
of  them  work  their  way;  washing  dishes, 
waiting  on  tables,  greasing  cars,  watering 
lawns — anything  to  help  pay  for  tuition 
and  board  so  that  nightly  they  may  appear 
in  one  of  the  plays  presented  on  the 
college’s  four  stages.  Daytime,  they  learn 
about  what  goes  into  a stage  production. 
Gilmor  Brown,  Director  of  the  Playhouse, 
believes  an  actor  must  understand  every- 
thing about  his  profession.  And  though 
a student  may  never  write  a play  or 
design  a set,  all  must  study  designing  and 
playwriting,  the  history  of  the  theatre  and 
costumes.  At  the  same  time,  slowly  they 
discover  themselves. 

They  discover  the  art  of  body  control 
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operative project.  And  they  learn  to  act — 
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by  getting  out  on  a stage  and  acting. 

OFTEN,  too,  the  Playhouse  proves  the  an- 
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variety  of  experience  than  all  the  char- 
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William  Holden,  seen  by  a talent  scout 
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Marilyn  Maxwell  was  a singer  in  a 
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No  Sad  Songs  for  Judy 


(Continued  from  page  35)  Judy  grow 
up  while  I was  doing  likewise.  It  had 
been  Judy  and  her  first  husband  Dave 
Rose  who  had  encouraged  me  to  forget 
vaudeville  and  write  songs.  Dave  had  in- 
troduced my  first  song  just  before  I had 
become  another  G.I.  Joe.  It  was  not  until 
after  I discarded  khaki  that  I had  started 
writing  songs  for  the  movies. 

Judy  and  I met  at  lunch  to  discuss  our 
European  trek.  We  were  both  nervous 
over  seeing  each  other  for  the  first  time 
in  so  many  years,  wondered  if  we’d  hit  it 
off.  But  after  the  first  five  minutes  we 
were  yakking  it  up  all  over  the  place. 

When  it  broke  in  the  papers  that  I was 
to  accompany  Judy,  my  phone  rang  con- 
tinually. Friends  of  hers  calling  to  in- 
struct me  how  to  “handle”  her — friends 
of  mine,  skeptical  that  I should  take  a 
chance  with  Garland,  fearing  she  might 
not  hold  up  or  blow  up  the  whole  thing. 

Before  we  knew  it,  the  night  before  our 
departure  was  upon  us  and  Ruth  Water- 
bury,  whose  name  should  be  familiar  to 
all  you  readers,  gave  us  a party.  Here 
we  nervously  tried  out  our  act  before 
an  audience  of  friends  and  such  tough 
critics  as  Louella  Parsons,  Cobina  Wright, 
Maggie  Whiting,  Jack  Smith,  Gertrude 
Neisen,  Burt  Lancaster  and  so  on.  They 
all  seemed  to  like  what  they  heard  and 
this  encouraged  Judy. 

Then  came  the  day  we  sailed.  Judy 
called  me  that  morning  with  cracks  that 
the  gloomy  weather  seemed  more  suitable 
for  a murder  than  a bon  voyage. 

The  first  big  laugh  of  the  sailing  came 
almost  at  once  when  Judy  entered  her 
stateroom  and,  in  sweeping  through  the 
door  to  her  bedroom,  tripped  over  a ledge 
and  fell  flat  on  her  face — as  a beginning  to 
her  publicized  “falling-down”  journey. 

Reporters  who  boarded  the  ship  at 
Plymouth  seemed  shocked  at  the  weight 
Judy  had  gained.  Undoubtedly  they  had 
expected  to  see  a frail,  ailing  individual. 
Judy  has  put  on  poundage,  but  for  the 
first  time  in  years  she  has  regained  her 
health.  And  isn’t  that  of  utmost  impor- 
tance? When  Judy  read  the  reporters’ 
comments  the  next  day,  she  remarked, 
“From  what  I’ve  read,  I feel  like  the  fat 
lady  from  Barnum  & Bailey’s—”  and 
roared  with  laughter. 

As  our  tender  moved  from  the  ship,  it 
seemed  as  if  the  crew  and  entire  passenger 
list  remaining  aboard  were  on  deck  or 
hanging  out  of  portholes  to  wave  Judy 
farewell.  Ships  in  the  harbor  flashed  sig- 
nals, spelling  out  her  name.  The  lie  gave 
a long  special  blast  on  the  horn,  which  we 


were  told  was  for  Judy.  She  turned  to 
me,  saying,  “Golly,  can  you  believe  all 
this?  I can’t.” 

Which  brings  me  back  to  my  first  para- 
graph— opening  night  at  the  Palladium. 

When  stand-by  call  came,  Judy  and  I 
walked  arm  in  arm  to  the  wings  of  the 
stage.  Laughing,  she  said  it  felt  as  if  we 
were  walking  “the  last  mile.”  And  it  did. 
We  gave  each  other  a kiss  for  luck  and 
agreed  if  anything  out  of  the  ordinary 
happened,  such  as  her  forgetting  a lyric 
or  my  hitting  a clinker,  we’d  simply  laugh 
it  up  and  have  fun.  At  that  moment,  the 
orchestra  broke  into  the  entrance  music 
and  I rushed  on  stage.  Judy  looked  at  me 
from  the  wings,  terrified — and  with  a 
feeble  “Oh,  no.”  Then  she  walked  on 
stage  and  it  seemed  as  though  the  walls 
would  come  in  with  the  applause. 

Her  performance  went  smoothly  until 
she  finished  the  fourth  number.  At  this 
time,  we  were  both  supposed  to  exit.  Sud- 
denly the  audience  fell  silent  and  looking 
toward  the  mike,  I saw  no  Judy.  However, 
right  behind  it,  there  was  our  girl — sitting 
flat  on  her  you-know-what,  stage  center. 

I let  out  a howl  as  did  she,  walked  overto 
her  and  helped  her  to  her  feet.  The 
audience  started  yelling  and  laughing  with 
us,  with  which  Judy  threw  her  arms 
around  me,  gave  me  a big  smack. 

It  wasn’t  until  Judy  started  to  sing  her 
final  number,  “Over  the  Rainbow,  that  I 
really  realized  what  had  happened.  We 
were  on  at  the  Palladium.  A baby  spot 
was  on  Judy — and  she’d  done  it.  They 
started  to  roar  before  she’d  even  sung  the 
last  lyric — and  as  the  curtains  folded  in  on 
the  final  words:  “Why,  oh  why,  can  t I? 
it  was  bedlam. 

We  were  a bit  bewildered  by  some  of 
the  newspaper  reviews.  They  lauded 
Judy’s  performance,  yet  they  commented 
on  her  weight,  her  gown,  her  vocal  volume 
and,  naturally,  all  mentioned  her  fall.  But 
we  knew,  above  all,  she’d  been  a hit.  By 
noon  that  day,  her  four  weeks’  engage- 
ment was  sold  out. 

In  summing  up,  I’d  like  to  quote  a 
remark  Ju.dy  made  as  the  curtains  fell 
on  the  Palladium’s  final  show.  The 
audience’s  response  had  warmed  her 
heart,  and  just  before  she  had  made  her 
final  curtain  call  she  had  grabbed  my 
hand.  “Not  bad  for  a kid  from  Lancaster, 
California,  hmm?”  I say  now,  not  bad  for 
anyone,  Judy,  who  is  willing  to  knock  her- 
self out  to  please  others,  as  you  have  done. 
The  papers  called  this  your  comeback.  I ob- 
ject. I don’t  think  you’ve  ever  been  away. 

The  End 


The  Life  He  Saved 


( Continued,  from  page  40)  Through  you — I 
want  everyone  who  needs  help  now  or  may 
need  help  in  the  future — to  know  that  the 
sick  and  the  heartsick  can  find  Utopia  in 
Menninger’s — or  in  some  other  good  sani- 
tarium— just  as  I did.” 

Looking  at  my  husky,  vital  guest  I could 
hardly  believe  he  had  ever  been  on  the 
verge  of  a complete  breakdown.  He  had 
breezed  in  to  see  me  straight  from  the 
tennis  courts,  wearing  a sports  shirt,  a cap 
on  the  back  of  his  head  and  looking  as 
brown  as  a berry. 

What  a different  person  he  was  from  the 
man  I had  talked  to  in  his  studio  dressing- 
room  just  a few  weeks  after  his  marriage 
to  Liz  Dailey  hit  the  rocks  for  the  second 
and  final  time. 

Then  Dan  literally  had  looked  and  acted 
like  a man  who  had  just  gone  through  a 
crash.  He  had  been  too  nervous  to  sit 
down.  As  we  talked,  he  had  paced  the 
floor,  clasping  and  unclasping'  his  hands. 
His  voice  had  been  strained  and  jittery. 

THAT  was  just  a short  five  months  ago. 

The  other  day,  looking  at  him  sipping  a 
soft  drink  across  the  card  table  from  me,  I 
asked  impulsively,  “Dan,  how  did  you 
happen  to  make  up  your  mind  to  go  to 
Menninger’s?  How  did  you  have  the  cour- 
age to  take  such  a drastic  step?” 

He  answered  without  hesitation.  “I  sud- 
denly  took  stock  of  myself,”  he  said  eagerly, 

1 “I  realized  I could  not  go  on  faced  with  the 
threat  of  a complete  breakdown.  I couldn’t 
do  it  to  my  little  boy,  Dan,  the  third.  I 
I couldn’t  do  it  to  my  studio. 

“My  days  and  nights — before  I made  up 
my  mind — were  a nightmare.  Every 
morning  when  I woke  up  my  troubles 
mounted  and  mounted. 

“Then  someone  who  had  been  at  Men- 
ninger’s— not  Robert  Walker,  but  a girl 
I know  whose  name  I can’t  tell  you  be- 
cause she’s  very  well  known — told  me  what 
had  been  done  for  her  at  this  famous  Clinic. 

“So  out  of  the  blue,  I called  my  agent, 
A1  Melnick,  who  is  also  my  close  friend 
(Dan  is  now  living  with  the  Melnicks) 
and  said,  ‘I  want  to  go  to  Menninger’s.’ 

“A1  didn’t  say,  ‘You’ll  be  ruined.  They’ll 
think  something  is  wrong  with  you  men- 
tally.’ He  said,  ‘Okay,  boy.  If  you  want 
to — that’s  it.’  Other  friends  were  not  as 
understanding,”  Dan  laughed.  “Well,  I 
never  was  out  of  my  mind.  If  I had  been 
I wouldn’t  have  had  the  sense  to  want  to 
get  myself  well  again. 

“I  wish  I could  describe  Menninger’s  to 
you,”  he  went  on  eagerly,  “not  just  the 
appearance  of  the  place — but  the  feeling 
there.  It’s  near  Topeka,  Kansas — not  a large 
place — in  fact,  they  can  only  take  sixty-five 
people  at  a time  and  they  have  a long 
l waiting  list. 

“It’s  the  complete  wholesomeness  and 
normality  of  the  place  that  first  hits  you. 
It’s  like  a fraternity  house.  It  has  the 
i warmth  and  intimacy  of  a friendly  family 
! — and  yet,  if  you  don’t  want  to  associate 
with  other  people  you  do  not  have  to.” 

For  many  years  I have  known  of  the 
Menninger  Clinic  and  of  the  fine  work  be- 
ing done  by  the  famed  psychiatrist,  Dr. 
Carl  Menninger,  who  heads  it.  His  book, 
“The  Human  Mind,”  has  been  a best  seller 
for  a long  time.  But  never  before  had  I 
talked  with  anyone  who  had  been  a pa- 
tient there  and  I found  myself  hanging  on 
Dan’s  words. 

“The  word  ‘mental’  is  never  mentioned 
there,”  he  continued,  “nor  is  anyone  made 
to  feel  like  a ‘patient.’  Not  for  a moment 
do  you  lose  your  identity.  A banker  is 
treated  as  a banker,  an  artist  as  an  artist, 
an  actor  as  an  actor.  Even  down  to  the  little 
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Or,”  he  laughed  again,  “if  you’ll  take  yours 
vanilla — you  get  that,  too. 

“You  may  wear  sports  clothes,  or  dress 
clothes — it’s  up  to  you.  Nothing  is  ever 
made  to  seem  unusual! 

“From  the  beginning  they  made  it  plain 
that  I was  to  do  the  things  I enjoyed  doing. 
I like  tennis,  basketball  and  horseback  rid- 
ing. But  most  of  all,  I like  to  play  the 
drums — did  you  know  that?  I used  to  feel 
guilty  about  that,  sort  of  silly.  But  at 
Menninger’s  they  made  me  feel  this  was 
not  out  of  the  ordinary  at  all.  Someday, 
when  I’m  bored,  I’m  going  to  join  an  or- 
chestra and  play  the  drums!” 

He  smiled,  but  he  wasn’t  kidding.  “That 
wouldn’t  have  been  dignified  in  the  old 
days — but  in  my  new  scheme  of  doing 
things  I’m  going  to  have  the  fun  and  the 
release  of  doing  things  I want  to  do  just 
because  I want  to  do  them.” 

I suspected  that  a psychiatrist  at  Men- 
ninger’s had  given  Dan  that  bit  of  advice. 

As  to  the  medical  and  psychiatric  treat- 
ment he  underwent  at  the  Clinic — I knew 
he  could  not  and  would  not  talk  about  a 
subject  that  can  only  be  discussed  by  ex- 
perts, not  amateurs,  and  is  subject  to 
change  with  the  individual  involved. 

But  Dan  wants  the  world  to  know  that 
people  who  need  help  should  not  be  afraid 
to  seek  it.  “I  am  telling  you  this  because 
I know  other  people  who  are  troubled  as 
I was  can  find  solace  and  comfort  and  get 
back  on  their  feet  again,”  he  said,  quietly. 

Dan  is  one  of  the  lucky  ones  who  re- 
sponded very  fast.  He  came  along  so 
beautifully  that,  at  the  end  of  three  months, 
he  asked  for  and  received  permission  to 
return  to  Los  Angeles  and  work  out  a 
divorce  property  settlement  with  Liz. 

A great  many  people  thought  Dan  looked 
and  acted  so  well  he  should  not  go  back. 
But  he  had  received  so  much  help,  he 
wanted  to  go  back  and  stay  until  he  and 
his  doctors  were  perfectly  satisfied  about 
his  condition. 

“They  don’t  police  you  at  Menninger’s,” 
he  went  on,  “When  I went  back  the  second 
time  I asked  if  I might  enroll  in  the  Wash- 
burn University  and  study  writing  and 
political  philosophy. 

“I  went  to  school  three  days  a week — 
loving  every  minute  of  it.  Finally,  they 
said  to  me,  ‘There’s  nothing  more  we  can 
do  for  you  here.  You’d  better  move  on 
and  make  room  for  someone  else.’  I tell 
you  truthfully  I was  loath  to  leave.” 

He  chuckled,  “After  I left,  I even  missed 
the  old  movies  they  used  to  show.  You 
should  have  seen  those  pictures.  I saw  an 
old  one  of  Douglas  Fairbanks  Jr.’s — made 
before  he  spoke  with  a British  accent!” 

He  was  so  glowingly  healthy  and  his 
sense  of  humor  was  so  completely  re- 
stored that  I ventured  to  ask  what  he 
thought  had  brought  about  his  breakdown 


in  the  first  place.  The  crack-up  of  his 
marriage,  perhaps? 

“No,”  he  replied  positively,  “Oh,  no. 
You  know,  I really  hadn’t  been  myself  since 
I came  out  of  the  Army.  And  yet,  I tried 
to  keep  going,  tied  up  in  knots — never 
stopping  to  take  stock  of  myself  until  I 
was  face  to  face  with  the  breaking  point. 

“Even  making  a picture  was  drudgery — 
and  I love  my  work.  I’m  a born  song-and- 
dance  man.  I’m  happiest  when  working. 

“But  it  isn’t  fair  to  blame  the  condition 
I was  in  either  on  my  work  or  on  the  end 
of  my  marriage  to  Liz.  We  were  not  happy 
together  and  we  could  not  work  out  our 
marriage.  But  other  people  have  weathered 
divorces  without  going  to  pieces.  That’s 
all  in  the  past,  anyway. 

“Let’s  just  say — and  it’s  pretty  close  to 
the  truth — that  I nearly  cracked  up  because 
I was  straining  my  nerves  to  the  breaking 
point.  I pushed  myself  beyond  the  point 
that  I could  go.  But,  luckily,  I stopped  in 
time — I stopped  when  I had  the  courage  to 
admit  to  myself  that  I was  ill.” 

Dan  talked  so  sincerely  that  I can  only 
hope  I have  put  it  down  on  paper  as 
graphically  as  he  said  it. 

“People  who  are  not  of  the  theatre,”  he 
said,  “fail  to  grasp  the  problem  of  an  actor, 
an  artist — whatever  you  wish  to  call  us. 
They  have  little  conception  of  the  de- 
mands on  our  nerves  and  the  tension  under 
which  we  live  and  work.  Actors — to  be 
actors — are  sensitive  creatures.  That’s  the 
way  we  are  made.” 

“They  are  very  nice  creatures,”  I said, 
“who  give  great  happiness  to  other  people 
and  to  the  world.” 

“And  I,  for  one,  intend  to  find  and  keep 
some  happiness  for  myself  now  that  I am 
well  again,”  Dan  told  me.  “My  greatest 
happiness,  of  course,  comes  through  my 
little  boy.  I won’t  have  my  son  with  me 
all  the  time.  That  is  my  real  regret  over 
the  break-up  of  my  marriage,”  he  said, 
“but  I will  see  him  often. 

“You  ought  to  see  that  kid.  He  can  do  a 
split,  a turn  and  any  dance  routine.  He’s 
only  three-and-a-half  and  is  a dead  ringer 
for  me — not  saying  that  with  conceit,  either. 

“Yes,  I think  he  will  probably  grow  up 
wanting  to  go  on  the  stage  and  I won’t 
block  him.  I’ll  give  him  all  the  help  I can. 
There’s  lots  of  happiness  in  show  business. 
It’s  just  that  some  of  us  show  people  get 
off  the  trolley  now  and  then.” 

Thank  heavens — Dan  Dailey  is  back  on 
the  trolley  again.  He  is  a fine  man — and 
someday,  somewhere,  with  someone,  he  is 
going  to  find  that  happiness  and  under- 
standing he  has  sought  for  so  long. 

He  is  well  and  wise  and  strong  again. 
And  when  love  comes  along  again  for  him, 
he  will  value  it  all  the  more  for  the  dark 
days  of  loneliness  he  has  gone  through. 

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Liz  as  a Bachelor  Girl 


(Continued  from  page  38)  home  one  after- 
noon, and  said,  “Elizabeth,  sing  for  Miss 
Hopper.”  (After  which  I said,  “Elizabeth, 
sing  for  Mr.  Mayer.”) 

I know  that  Elizabeth  has  been  severe- 
ly criticized  for  moving  into  her  own 
apartment,  and  not  running  home  to 
Mamma,  following  her  divorce  from  Nicky 
Hilton.  I don’t  blame  Elizabeth.  I think  it 
is  high  time  she  broke  the  umbilical  cord. 
But  I haven’t  approved  of  some  of  the 
things  that  young  lady  has  been  up  to 
lately.  I was  all  set  to  give  her  a verbal 
slugging.  But  when  she  said,  “Just  not 
nineteen  happy,  Hedda,”  in  a voice  loaded 
with  emotion,  I was  trapped. 

“Show  me  your  apartment,”  I said.  “Let 
me  see  how  the  world’s  most  famous  bach- 
elor girl  lives.” 

I once  wrote  in  my  column,  “Liz  Taylor 
has  very  little  temperament  and  almost  no 
side.”  I was  as  right  as  rain.  Elizabeth 
has  just  about  as  much  side  as  a barn 
swallow.  Her  apartment  proves  that.  To 
begin  with,  it’s  a furnished  apartment, 
second-story  rear,  with  back  staircase  con- 
veniently near  by,  in  one  of  those  brand 
new  two-story  apartments  in  Westwood. 
Modernistic  both  inside  and  out.  The  liv- 
ing-room is  painted  in  soft  sea  green  with 
darker  wall-to-wall  carpeting.  A two- 
piece  sectional  sofa  covered  in  gold-brown 
nubby  material  is  separated  with  a two- 
layer  end  table.  On  the  end  table  is  a 
handsome  gold  clock,  one  of  Elizabeth’s 
wedding  presents.  Also  on  the  end  table 
are  two  pieces  of  wood  with  fancy  metal 
tops  in  a slinking  design.  Elizabeth  said 
she  didn’t  have  the  slightest  idea  what 
they  were,  but  she  liked  them. 

4LSO  in  the  living  room  are  a pink-gray 
ft  chair,  a pink  armchair,  a modernistic 
desk  and  chair,  and  a very  attractive  end 
table  of  glass.  I dragged  out  a chartreuse 
chair  from  one  of  the  bedrooms,  and  Eliza- 
beth agreed  it  helped  to  give  the  room 
something.  The  drapes,  of  a heavy  white 
and  gold  check  material,  are  always  drawn. 
It’s  a room  without  a view.  On  the  desk 
and  the  tables  are  cigarette  boxes  (Liz  is 
a moderate  smoker)  and  silver  dishes  full 
of  peanuts  and  candies — of  which  she  is 
very  fond.  When  you’re  nineteen  and 
weigh  112,  that’s  all  right. 

As  nothing  in  the  room  belongs  to 
Elizabeth,  except  the  gold  clock  and  silver 
knickknacks,  it  doesn’t  reflect  her  at  all. 
The  paintings  are  dreadful. 

“And  you  the  daughter  and  the  niece 
of  international  art  dealers,”  I chided. 

From  a closet  she  hauled  out  a painting 
of  a girl  by  Angna  Enters  and  paintings 
of  a windmill  and  flowers  by  Benton  Scott. 

I helped  her  hang  them. 

“You’re  my  first  company,  Hedda,”  she 
complained.  “Most  of  my  things  are  in 
storage  at  Bekins.  The  silver  tea  service 
in  the  dining-room  is  mine,  and  I have 
some  of  my  own  silver  in  that  box  in 
the  corner.  (Elizabeth  was  given  a silver 
service  for  forty-five  by  Gorham  for  a 
wedding  present  because  she  posed  for 
them.)  I have  some  of  my  china,  not  much, 
in  the  kitchen  cabinets,  and,”  she  added 
with  a giggle,  “I  have  cups  without  saucers. 
Before  I have  any  more  company  I’ll  have 
to  make  a trip  to  the  warehouse. 

I plan  to  do  the  whole  place  over  in 
time,”  she  continued.  “I  shall  start  with 
my  bedroom.  It’s  dusty  rose  and  it’s  dreary. 

I keep  my  eyes  closed  until  I get  out  of 
the  room  in  the  mornings  so  I won’t  have 
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value  of  money.  And  I haven’t  got  any 
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pulled  back  the  gold  and  white  drapes 
and  pointed  at  as  bleak  a telephone  pole 
as  I have  ever  seen.  “I  get  twenty-five 
dollars  a month  off  the  rent  because  of  that 
pole,”  she  said  proudly.  “I  haggled  with 
the  landlady.” 

This  was  indeed  a new  Elizabeth.  I have 
never  known  her  to  count  the  cost  of 
anything.  She  has  been  working  in  pic- 
tures for  nine  years,  and  is  now  making 
$1,500  a week.  But  what  with  being  on 
layoff  (and  she  was  also  on  layoff  during 
her  honeymoon)  the  bank  balance  pre- 
sumably is  getting  low.  She  asked  for  no 
alimony  when  she  divorced  Nicky.  When 
I asked  her  why  she  said,  “I  don’t  feel  I 
deserve  a bonus  for  getting  a divorce.” 

She  said,  ‘‘I  had  a nervous  breakdown 
brought  on  by  tension  during  ‘Love  Is 
Better  Than  Ever.’  And  I had  to  spend 
thousands  of  dollars  on  doctors’  bills  to  be 
able  to  finish  the  picture.  I even  had  to 
have  a nurse  with  me  on  the  set.  And 
now,”  she  added  gloomily,  “it  probably 
never  will  be  released  because  of  Larry 
Parks.  He’s  my  co-star,  as  you  know.” 

“But  you  can’t  be  broke,”  I insisted. 
“What  about  that  block  of  stock  in  the 
Waldorf  Astoria  your  father-in-law  gave 
you.  You’ve  still  got  that,  haven’t  you?” 

Elizabeth  said  she  hadn’t  thought  about 
it,  she  guessed  she  still  had  it. 

DURING  our  conversation  Elizabeth  pad- 
died  to  the  bedroom  three  times  to  an- 
swer the  phone,  whispered  something  I 
couldn’t  hear  (undoubtedly  “She’s  still 
here”)  and  paddled  back.  I say  “paddled” 
because  she  was  barefooted.  Something  I’ve 
been  lecturing  her  about  for  years.  The 
minute  she  gets  inside  a house,  theatre, 
restaurant,  off  come  her  shoes. 

Elizabeth  shares  her  five-room  bachelor 
apartment  with  an  attractive  young  girl 
named  Peggy  Rutledge.  Peggy  acts  as  her 
companion  and  secretary.  The  two  girls 
seem  to  agree  on  everything  except  Eliza- 
beth’s passion  for  lavender — Peggy’s  trying 
to  talk  her  out  of  having  her  bedroom  done 
in  lavender.  Each  girl  has  her  own  bed- 
room, one  on  each  side  of  the  living-room, 
which  makes  for  privacy.  They  share  a 
bathroom. 

A maid  named  Irene  comes  in  every 
other  day  to  wash  dishes,  make  beds,  and 
clean.  There  were  no  dirty  dishes  in  the 
sink — Irene  had  just  left. 

“We  cook  our  own  breakfasts,”  said 
Elizabeth  proudly.  Peggy  makes  the  coffee 
in  a dime-store  coffee  pot.  And  Elizabeth 
makes  the  toast  on  a brand  new  toaster— 
sometimes  if  it’s  a late  breakfast  and  she 
isn’t  planning  to  go  out  to  lunch  she 
splurges  with  bacon  and  eggs. 

Judging  by  the  bareness  of  the  cabinets 
in  the  kitchen  and  the  general  emptiness 


of  the  refrigerator  (the  spotlight  was  held 
by  a jar  of  peanut  butter  braced  by  a 
couple  of  bottles  of  a soft  drink)  the  girls 
never  eat  at  home — except  for  breakfast. 
One  of  these  days,  Elizabeth  assured  me, 
she  expects  to  do  a spot  of  entertaining — 
something  she  has  never  done  in  her  life, 
except  for  a few  kid  parties.  She  fancies 
buffet  dinners  for  six  or  eight.  But  right 
now  she  goes  out  to  dinner  every  night. 
And  the  lucky  man,  of  course,  is  Stanley 
Donen.  Liz  started  going  steady  with  Stan- 
ley when  he  was  directing  her  in  “Love  Is 
Better  Than  Ever.”  When  she  was  sick  and 
in  the  hospital  during  the  production,  Stan- 
ley was  the  only  one  allowed  to  visit  her. 
Which  irked  her  mother  considerably. 
When  I asked  Elizabeth  if  she  was  in  love 
with  Stanley  she  said,  “No,  I am  not  in 
love.  We  enjoy  each  other’s  company  very 
much.”  A very  cold  statement  for  the 
mighty  warm  hand-holding  I have  seen. 

Elizabeth  adores  previews  almost  as 
much  as  she  does  ice  cream  sodas.  She  and 
Stanley  attend  most  of  the  previews  and 
premieres  of  the  town.  They  like  to  dance, 
and  they  like  to  go  riding  along  the  ocean 
with  the  top  down  in  Elizabeth’s  Cadillac. 
Stanley  certainly  is  the  man  of  the  hour. 

Elizabeth’s  girl  friends,  with  the  excep- 
tion of  Barbara  Thompson,  are  non- 
professional. Now  that  she’s  a bachelor 
girl,  with  no  strings  tied,  she  has  discov- 
ered the  fun  of  lunching  leisurely  with 
her  pals.  She  is  thinking  about  taking  up 
tennis  and  golf  this  summer.  But  right 
now  she’s  only  thinking  about  it.  Her 
favorite  exercise  is  swimming,  which  she 
has  been  doing  at  Palm  Springs.  She  is 
devoted  to  her  sun  tan. 

Elizabeth,  I noticed,  is  a very  untidy 
teenager.  Her  belongings  are  strewn  around 
the  room.  The  built-in  wardrobe  showed 
dresses  sometimes  on  the  hangers,  and 
sometimes  the  hangers  on  the  dresses.  In 
the  bottom  of  the  wardrobe  was  a con- 
fusion of  shoes.  A drawer  filled  with 
pastel  shade  sweaters  was  half  open. 

“I  know,”  said  Elizabeth  sadly,  “you’re 
going  to  say  I’m  not  neat.  And  I’m  not. 
But  honestly  I’m  getting  much  better.” 

And  why  should  she  be!  She’s  always 
had  people  picking  up  for  her  at  home  and 
the  studio.  Too  many  people.  Naturally 
she’s  untidy.  Give  her  three  months  of 
being  a bachelor  girl.  You’ll  see  a change. 

Elizabeth’s  sewing  is  like  her  cooking. 
Only  in  cases  of  necessity.  “I  can  sew  up  a 
hem  if  it’s  absolutely  necessary.”  But  not 
if  she  can  find  a safety  pin,  I bet. 

Elizabeth  has  never  cared  much  for 
books  and  there  are  no  books  in  her  apart- 
ment. Several  magazines  were  on  the 
coffee  table  with  one  of  them  turned  down 
on  an  article  titled,  “Are  Frenchmen  Bet- 
ter Lovers  than  Americans?”  When  I 


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teased  her  about  this  she  said  with  a laugh, 
“Well,  I wouldn’t  know,  Hedda.  I was  in 
France  only  once.  On  my  honeymoon.” 

Most  teenagers  wouldn’t  think  of  spend- 
ing five  minutes  in  an  apartment  that 
didn’t  have  some  sort  of  a recording  ma- 
chine. But  Liz  doesn’t  even  have  a portable 
one.  When  I asked  her  her  favorite  song 
(surely  she  and  Stan  must  have  “our 
song”)  she  said  she  didn’t  have  a favorite. 

This  is  the  first  time  Elizabeth  has  ever 
been  on  her  own.  I told  her  doting  mother 
long  ago  that  she  should  stop  running  her 
daughter’s  life.  Elizabeth  grew  up  phys- 
ically several  years  ago.  But  she  has  never 
had  a chance  to  grow  up  mentally.  Mrs. 
Taylor  told  me,  “Elizabeth  and  I are  so 
close  we  think  as  one  person.”  It  was  on 
the  set  of  “Julia  Misbehaves”  in  which 
picture  Elizabeth  got  her  first  screen  kiss. 
I thought  then  that  a certain  filly  was 
about  ready  to  kick  over  the  traces. 

“I’m  trying  to  reorganize  myself,”  Eliz- 
abeth told  me.  “1  don’t  want  my  life  to 
be  on  an  emotional  plane  any  longer.  So 
far  it’s  been  much  too  hysterical.  I want 
to  find  out  for  myself  what’s  right  and 
what’s  wrong,  and  take  full  responsibility. 
I’ve  been  married  and  divorced,  and  I 
think  it  is  time  I knew  the  value  of  things. 

“My  first  move  in  getting  myself  re- 
organized is  this  bachelor  apartment.  I 
love  my  mother  dearly.  I guess  people 
think  1 am  pretty  snooty,  moving  out  of 
my  mother’s  home.  But  I think  it  is  the 
best  way  for  both  of  us  to  be  happy. 

“I  was  certainly  a mixed-up  eighteen,” 
she  continued,  dipping  into  the  candy 
bowl.  “Eighteen  seemed  to  last  forever.  It 
got  me  in  such  a tension  that  even  now 
I can’t  relax.  For  the  last  year  I’ve  been 
like  a person  trying  to  catch  a train.” 

Elizabeth  knew  a month  after  her  mar- 
riage that  she  had  made  a dreadful  mistake. 
“I  tried  everything  I could  not  to  have 


a break-up,’  she  told  me.  I know  she  tried 
hard.  And  denied  a marital  rift  as  long  as 
she  could.  I recall  a telephone  conversa- 
tion I had  with  her  late  last  August  when 
she  was  at  the  Stevens  Hotel  in  Chicago. 
Here  is  the  verbatim  record  of  our  chat. 

“Are  you  and  Nicky  separating?” 

“No,  where  did  you  hear  that?” 

I said,  “Rumors  are  flying  everywhere, 
on  the  air  and  in  the  papers.” 

“You  can  deny  them,”  she  said.  “I  am 
happy  now.” 

“You  mean  you  weren’t  happy,  but  are 
happy  now?”  I asked. 

“I  am  especially  happy  now.” 

“But  you  were  having  trouble.  I un- 
derstand you  were  trying  everything  to 
keep  your  marriage  from  cracking  up.  I 
heard  from  a reliable  source  in  Europe  that 
Nicky  was  being  a very  bad  boy,  and  that 
he  seemed  to  think  he  was  another  Aly 
Khan  and  doing  a lot  of  gambling  in 
France.” 

“Doesn’t  everyone?”  she  asked. 

“I  heard  he  gambled  day  and  night  and 
threw  poker  chips  in  your  face.” 

“That’s  false.  They  don’t  play  poker  in 
France.” 

“I  hear  that  you  are  so  anxious  to  get 
home  that  you  want  to  fly.  But  Nicky 
insisted  upon  driving.  Did  you  know  that 
you  have  a new  Cadillac  in  your  garage?” 

“No.  What  color?” 

“Blue,  like  your  eyes,”  I told  her. 

“It  should  be  red.” 

“Why?  Have  you  been  crying?” 

“No,  my  eyes  are  just  bloodshot.” 

“I  understand  that  Nicky’s  friends 
wanted  you  to  come  back  by  boat  and 
leave  him  in  Europe.” 

“That’s  not  true,  Hedda.” 

“But  you  have  quarreled?” 

“Sure,  that  happens  to  every  young 
couple.  But  we  didn’t  have  our  misunder- 
standings in  public  and  we  are  not  sepa- 


rating. We  don’t  take  marriage  that  lightly. 
Every  young  couple  has  to  make  adjust- 
ments.” 

When  I called  her  on  December  14,  1950, 
she  did  no  hedging.  “I  will  file  suit  for 
divorce  when  I complete  my  present  pic- 
ture,” she  said.  “I  am  sorry  that  Nick  and 
I have  not  been  able  to  adjust  our  differ- 
ences. After  personal  discussion  we  realize 
there  is  no  possibility  of  reconciliation.” 

At  the  moment  Elizabeth  is  going 
through  a phase  of  being  sensitive  to 
public  opinion.  “I  know  I have  been 
spoiled,”  she  said.  “But  I think  people  are 
unfairly  severe.  There  are  too  many  un- 
truths printed  about  me.  I try  not  to  read 
about  myself  any  more.  (I  suspect  she 
reads  every  line  written.)  It  only  makes 
me  unhappy.” 

I told  her,  “You  can  avoid  being  hurt 
by  bad  publicity  by  not  doing  things  that 
get  you  in  the  headlines.” 

“I  don’t  feel,”  claimed  Elizabeth  de- 
fensively, “that  1 did  anything  wrong. 
Most  girls  get  engaged  several  times  in 
their  teens.  A lot  of  girls  marry  in  their 
teens.  I feel  I was  being  very  normal.  I 
didn’t  want  to  be  in  the  limelight.  I wanted 
just  to  be  a girl.” 

“But  you  aren’t  just  a girl,”  I said, 
“you're  a movie  star.  Honey,  you’re 
trapped.” 

If  Elizabeth  had  married  Bill  Pawley,  I 
don’t  think  she  would  be  a bachelor  girl 
today.  Nicky  and  Elizabeth  were  babes  in 
the  woods.  But  Bill  was  an  adult  of  twenty- 
nine,  a real  man  of  the  world,  and  he 
simply  adored  Elizabeth.  If  Mamma  hadn’t 
interfered  Liz  might  be  a happy  young 
matron  today.  Well,  who  knows.  But  one 
thing  I do  know.  Elizabeth  will  not  be  a 
bachelor  girl  for  long.  Maybe  until  next 
May  6th  when  her  divorce  is  final.  Maybe 
not  so  long.  There’s  always  Mexico,  perish 
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( Continued  from  page  43)  time  I finally 
found  the  pilot,  Audie  had  gone  and  how  it 
was  last  summer  before  we  really  met 
when  another  air  hostess  and  I spent  our 
vacation  in  Hollywood. 

Day-dreaming  can  be  very  dangerous — 
and  disappointing.  But  as  I knew  Audie 
better,  I liked  him  even  more.  His  admir- 
able qualities,  I soon  found,  far  out- 
weighed any  with  which  I imaginatively 
had  endowed  him.  So  many  people  in 
Texas  loved  him  and  I began  to  under- 
stand why.  He’s  the  kindest,  most  gener- 
ous person  I’ve  ever  known. 

“Now  that  I’m  a married  man,  I’m  going 
to  have  to  start  saving,”  he  says  very 
seriously  now.  But  somehow  I can’t  quite 
foresee  this.  Audie  would  rob  his  own 
penny  jug  any  time  to  buy  a gift  for  a 
friend.  Typical  of  his  thoughtful  selection 
is  the  gold  choker,  the  matching  bracelet 
and  earrings  he  had  made  up  specially  for 
me.  The  bracelet  has  a large  gold  ornament 
made  in  the  shape  of  Texas  and  set  with 
a diamond  denoting  Dallas’s  locale. 

I WAS  impressed  when  I read  about  Au- 
die, just  out  of  the  Army,  buying  his 
sister  a home  in  Farmersville  and  taking 
his  younger  sisters  and  brother  out  of  the 
orphanage  to  share  it  with  her.  More  re- 
cently he  bought  them  a car.  And  little 
four-year-old  niece  Charlene  has  the  dis- 
tinction of  owning  the  first  sixteen-inch 
television  set  in  Farmersville.  And  for 
some  time  he  has  been  corresponding  with 
a little  boy  in  Austin,  Texas,  who  is  seri- 
ously ill.  He’s  always  sending  him  things — 
cowboy  suits,  guns,  clothing.  He  never 
talks  about  anything  he  does. 

Which  reminds  me,  a few  days  before 
we  were  married,  Audie  was  officially  hon- 
ored by  Texas  by  having  his  portrait  hung 
in  the  state  capitol  building  in  Austin.  It 
was  quite  a ceremony,  with  the  Governor 
and  many  notables  present.  Audie  ad- 
dressed the  Senate  and  the  House  and  was 
very  well  received — so  a friend  of  his  who 
was  present  told  me.  Audie’s  only  com- 
ment was:  “My  mother  always  said  I’d  be 
hung  someday,  but  I wish  they  could  have 
waited  until  after  my  wedding.” 

I really  think  he  was  glad  that  his 
“hanging”  allowed  him  to  escape  the  confu- 
sion of  my  wedding  preparations.  We  were 
giving  up  our  house  too.  And  what  with 
my  getting  married  and  packing  and  all  the 
other  hostesses  packing  and  moving,  it  was 
pretty  mad  around  there.  That  morning 
Audie  walked  in,  gave  a furtive  look 
around  and  rushed  out  the  door  without 
even  saying  goodbye.  I was  ironing  a skirt 
and  didn’t  realize  for  a minute  that  he’d 
gone.  When  he  reached  the  safety  of  a 
phone  booth  he  called  me.  “Where  on  earth 
are  you?”  I asked.  “I  just  couldn’t  stand 
all  that  chatter  and  confusion,”  he  said. 

Since  Audie  had  to  report  back  to 
Hollywood  within  a few  days  for  “The 
Cimarron  Kid,”  our  wedding  arrangements 
were  hurried  and  quite  informal. 

A good  friend  of  Audie’s,  S.  H.  Lynch, 
a Dallas  businessman,  gave  a beautiful 
dinner  for  us  at  the  “Cipango  Club,” 
topped  off  with  a dessert  course  of  indi- 
vidual Baked  Alaska  decorated  with  “Pam 
and  Audie — Happy  Years.”  We  received  so 
many  letters  and  telegrams,  none  of  which 
I valued  more  than  the  letter  from  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  T.  E.  Braniff  (my  former  boss),  ex- 
pressing their  happiness.  They  have  a 
genuine  investment  in  our  marriage.  I’ll 
never  forget  how  much  I owe  them.  If  my 
boss  hadn’t  given  me  the  free  plane  trip  to 
Hollywood  for  my  vacation — I would  prob- 
ably never  have  met  Audie  Murphy. 

We  were  married  at  seven-thirty  in  the 
evening  in  the  beautiful  Cox  Chapel  of  the 
Highland  Park  Methodist  Church,  with  the 


Assistant  Pastor,  William  Dickinson,  who 
is  also  the  Chaplain  in  Audie’s  36th  Divi- 
sion, officiating.  Annabel  Schiesher,  an- 
other air  hostess  and  my  dear  friend, 
wearing  a toast-colored  shantung  suit  with 
white  accessories,  was  my  attendant. 
“Skipper”  James  O.  Cherry,  city  manager 
for  Interstate  Theatres  and  an  old  friend 
of  Audie’s,  was  best  man. 

Everything  went  beautifully,  but  for  a 
moment  there  I was  a little  worried.  The 
groom  and  best  man  had  come  out  of  their 
room,  and  my  attendant  and  I had  emerged 
from  the  other.  We  were  all  walking  slow- 
ly towards  the  altar  when  I saw  Audie 
suddenly  hesitate.  I couldn’t  imagine  what 
had  happened.  Had  he  forgotten  the  ring? 
Was  he  thinking  it  over?  Was  he  about  to 
say,  “Look,  Little  Squaw  (his  nickname 
for  my  Cherokee  heritage) , let’s  not  rush 
this  thing”?  Then  in  a moment,  he  was 
moving  forward  again.  His  little  niece 
Charlene,  watching  wide-eyed  from  the 
front  pew,  had  recognized  her  uncle  and 
waved  two  little  gloved  fingers  at  him  and 
Audie  had  paused  to  wink  at  her. 

I received  one  note  from  a girl  warning 
me  not  to  marry  Audie.  She’d  clipped  the 
letters  out  of  a magazine  and  pasted  them 
together  so  her  handwriting  wouldn’t  be 
revealed.  “Pamela:  ” it  read,  “If  you  mar- 
ry Audie,  you  will  live  in  fear.  I love  him,” 
and  signed,  “Tigress.”  But  I was  not  to  be 
discouraged  even  by  “Tigress” — not  after 
six  years  of  dreaming. 

Most  of  our  honeymoon  we  spent  at  Ray 
Woods’s  dude  ranch,  which  always  will 
have  many  sentimental  memories  for  me. 

For  the  present  we’re  living  in  Audie’s 
two-bedroom  duplex  in  a bungalow  court 
just  off  the  Sunset  Strip.  It’s  very  spacious 
and  homey  and  charmingly  furnished.  I 
couldn’t  handle  a more  pretentious  place. 

In  our  bedroom  closet  is  Audie’s  wed- 
ding gift  to  me.  A set  of  three  handsome 
leather  travelling  cases  bearing  the  gold 
initials  “P.A.M.” — for  Pamela  Archer 
Murphy,  my  married  monogram. 

Also  in  the  closet  is  an  off-white  raw  silk 
suit  with  sequinned  collar  and  cuffs — 
my  wedding  dress.  Mutely  evident,  a flock 
of  rice  in  one  of  my  toast- colored  slippers. 
Funny,  I don’t  even  remember  them  throw- 
ing rice  at  us.  I was  too  excited  to  be  con- 
scious of  much  of  anything. 

In  a bureau  drawer  is  a pair  of  gold 
cuff  links  in  the  form  of  tiny  pearl-handled 
revolvers — my  gift  to  the  groom.  “Shall  I 
put  them  in  my  gun  case?  Or  wait  until 
I find  a Western  shirt  with  French  cuffs?” 
Audie  asked  when  I gave  them  to  him, 
simulating  a puzzled  expression. 

When  Audie  has  a day  off  while  working 
on  a picture,  I like  to  give  him  his  break- 
fast in  bed.  The  first  time  he  was  a little 
shocked  at  the  idea.  The  second  morning 
he’d  weakened.  “You  know  I might  get  to 
like  this.”  And  confidentially,  he  does. 

Audie’s  always  coming  in  with  some  new 
equipment  he’s  sure  will  be  of  help  to  me. 
The  latest  is  the  ultra  in  electric  ovens  in 
which  I could  cook  a whole  meal  in  one 
painless  operation.  “This  will  save  you 
work,”  he  says,  “and  we  will  have  more 
time  together.” 

“It’s  lovely,”  I said.  “But  it  will  take  me 
forever  to  learn  to  work  it.” 

We’re  studying  house  plans  all  along, 
and  “designing”  the  ranch  home  we  hope 
to  build  north  of  Los  Angeles  someday. 
Audie  brought  back  some  horns  from  Texas 
which  we  plan  to  mount  over  the  “future” 
fireplace.  Someday  too,  we  dream  about 
building  another  ranch  back  in  Texas  and 
raising  Brangus  cattle.  (This  is  a cross 
breed  of  Brahma  and  Angus.) 

I don’t  care  where  I live — so  long  as  it’s 
with  Audie. 

The  End 


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Continued  from  page  71)  time  you’ll  find 
omething  with  which  to  disagree — or 
igree.  Never  fear,  your  conversation  will 
ie  animated  and  he’ll  find  you  interesting 
lecause  you’re  truly  interested. 

Does  Baby  Leave  You  Bulging? 

Recently,  I received  an  all  too  typical 
omplaint  from  a young  mother  who  says 
laving  her  second  baby  left  her  figure 
permanently”  impaired.  She  says  that 
hough  she  dieted  and  lost  all  the  weight 
he  had  gained  during  pregnancy,  her 
ummy  bulges  hopelessly  and  her  bust — 
veil,  in  her  words,  “I  just  look  matronly, 
hat’s  all.” 

I may  not  be  an  authority  on  this  sub- 
ect  but  I’ve  lived  in  Hollywood  too  long 
nd  know  too  many  young  mothers  who 
ave  had  their  babies  and  kept  their  figures, 
o accept  any  such  lament. 

Esther  Williams  and  Jeanne  Crain  are 
he  two  recent  screen  mothers  who  came 
iack  to  work  after  their  babies,  more 
adiant  and  figure-beautiful  than  ever. 
“Diet  alone  won’t  do  it,”  Esther  says. 
Those  post-maternity  bulges  are  the  re- 
ult  of  lack  of  muscle  tone  and  nothing  but 
xercises — the  right  exercises,  done  faith- 
ally  every  day — can  faze  them.  Nearly 
very  obstetrician  recommends  this  simple 
outine  which  helped  me  back  into  shape, 
'here  are  three  basic  steps  and  the  trick 
5 to  do  them  every  day,  just  a few  min- 
tes  at  first,  and  for  longer  times  as  your 
trength  returns.” 

1.  Lie  flat  on  your  back  on  the  floor  and 
aise  the  right  foot  a few  inches  off  the 
oor,  keeping  the  leg  stiff;  lower  it  slowly. 
>o  the  same  with  the  left  leg.  Repeat 
ight  times.  Each  day  or  two  endeavor  to 
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If  You  Want  to  be  Charming 

possible,  without  tiring,  to  raise  each  leg 
eight  times  to  a perpendicular  position. 
When  this  can  be  accomplished  with  ease, 
raise  legs  several  inches  off  the  floor,  keep- 
ing them  stiff  and  together,  increasing  each 
day  until  you  can  touch  your  toes  to  the 
floor  directly  over  your  head. 

2.  Lie  flat  on  your  back  with  arms  folded 
across  the  chest.  Raise  your  head  off  the 
pillow  a few  inches.  Repeat  eight  times. 
Gradually  increase  the  height  to  which  the 
head  is  raised  until  you  are  able  to  rise  to 
a sitting  position  with  arms  still  folded. 

3.  Lie  flat  on  your  back  and  raise  the 


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hips  off  the  floor  a few  inches;  with  the 
hips  thus  elevated  contract  the  muscles 
across  the  lower  abdomen.  Now  return  to 
the  lying  posture.  As  time  goes  on,  in- 
crease the  height  to  which  the  hips  are 
raised  and  the  force  with  which  the  ab- 
dominal muscles  are  contracted. 

There  is  nothing  better  for  toning  and 
restoring  the  muscles  which  control  the 
contour  of  the  breasts  (or  for  developing  a 
beautiful  bust  in  the  first  place)  than  swim- 
ming, particularly  the  breast  stroke. 

For  those  of  you  who  are  more  com- 
fortable on  dry  land,  however,  there  is 
an  exercise  which  John  Robert  Powers 
recommends  to  his  models  which,  if  you 
remember  that  “every  day,  no  matter 
what”  rule,  is  said  to  work  wonders: 

Cross  your  wrists  and  grasp  the  upper 
side  of  your  forearms  midway  between 


the  elbows  and  the  wrists.  Now,  raise 
your  arms  to  the  shoulder  level.  Grip  hard 
and  push  your  hands  toward  your  elbows. 
(Don’t  let  your  hands  slide  upward!)  Hold 
for  a count  of  five,  release  and  repeat. 

Jeanne  Crain,  too,  warns  that  you  have 
to  do  your  exercises  every  day  if  you  want 
to  have  your  baby  and  beauty  too. 

“There’s  nothing  more  dull  or  boring 
than  calisthenics,  but — after  a baby— noth- 
ing more  essential.  When  you  have  to  go 
back  to  work  before  a camera,  as  we  do, 
you  have  a deadline  and  that  helps.” 

Another  thing  that  helped,  for  Jeanne, 
was  combining  the  basic  exercises  with 
a physical  workout  every  day. 

“I  have  loved  ballet  since  I studied 
it  when  I was  in  high  school,”  she  says. 
On  the  set  of  “Take  Care  of  My  Little 
Girl,”  the  first  picture  Jeanne  made  after 
the  birth  of  her  new  baby,  she  and  Jean 
Peters  and  Betty  Lynn  persuaded  Mitzi 
Gaynor,  who  is  a professional  ballet  danc- 
er, to  put  them  through  a fifteen-minute 
“warm  up”  at  the  bar  every  morning. 

“Steam  baths  and  massages  are  fun,  too,” 
she  added,  “but,  unfortunately,  useless  if 
you  skip  your  exercises.  And  Paul  and 
I love  to  take  long  walks  after  the  children 
are  bedded  down  in  the  evening.  There 
is  nothing  like  walking  to  melt  away  any 
ugly  bulges  which  pile  up  during  preg- 
nancy on  your  hips  and  thighs.” 

It  occurs  to  me,  as  I pass  on  all  this  good 
advice,  that  the  mothers  with  new  babies 
aren't  the  only  ones  who  could  profitably 
take  a leaf  from  the  exercise  book  of  these 
two  lovely  stars. 

Bulging — but  too  tired? 

Sagging — but  too  lazy? 

Well,  bulge  ahead  then,  girls.  But  don’t 
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( Continued  from  page  51)  He  drives  his 
motor  cars  at  one  hundred  kilos  an  hour 
and  sometimes  his  feet,  not  his  hands, 
guide  the  steering  wheel.  He  goes  flying 
off  in  his  airplane  at  midnight. 

Lovely  women  he  finds  irresistible. 
Money  he  spends  like  water.  He  is  the  most 
fascinating  and  charming  of  men.  But  as 
far  as  being  married  to  him — my  sym- 
pathy goes  to  Rita. 

Rita  met  Aly  at  the  time  she  was  being 
divorced  from  Orson  Welles.  She  came  to 
Cannes,  I was  convinced,  because  it  was 
Orson’s  stamping  ground.  And  he  did  visit 
her  there  for  a few  days.  It  was  after  he 
had  left,  and  she  was  lonely,  that  I put 
her  next  to  Aly,  at  my  dinner  party. 

The  next  thing  I knew  Aly  had  reserved 
a suite  for  Rita  at  the  Hotel  Reserve 
near  Monte  Carlo,  so  they  might  meet 
without  publicity.  It  was  an  unbelievable 
apartment,  draped  in  pink  satin  like  the 
boudoir  of  a French  princess. 

No  need  to  go  over  the  courtship  or 
the  wedding  on  May  27th,  1949.  Or  the 
birth  of  Yasmin  at  Lausanne,  Switzerland, 
on  December  28th,  1949.  All  of  these  things, 
in  their  time,  crowded  other  far  more  vital 
if  less  titillating  events  off  the  front  pages. 
Just  as  Rita’s  return  to  America,  now,  two 
years  later,  proceeded  to  do. 

Curious  that  Rita  should  have  Jackson 
Leighter  advising  her.  He  used  to  manage 
Orson  Welles  with  no  great  financial  suc- 
cess to  Orson,  certainly.  But  then  it  well 
may  be  no  one  could  accomplish  that. 

However,  I do  not  think  Leighter  is 
managing  Rita  well  at  all.  The  wildly  flow- 
ing hair  and  shirt-tails  and  old  dungarees 
that  marked  the  news  pictures  taken  of 
her  as  she  motored  across  the  country  to 
Lake  Tahoe,  where  she  sued  for  divorce, 
were  ill-advised. 

It  was  last  summer  at  Longchamps  that 
I saw  the  flaws  in  her  marriage  structure. 

The  year  before  at  Longchamps,  Aly’s 
father,  the  Aga  Khan  and  his  wife,  the 
Begum,  had  occupied  a box  on  the  other 
side  of  the  stands  from  Rita  and  Aly.  When 
the  ovation  Rita  received  drew  all  attention 
from  the  Aga  and  the  Begum,  a very 
beautiful  woman,  I thought  the  Begum 
had  not  liked  it  very  well. 

Last  summer  the  Aga  and  his  Begum  had 
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The  Begum,  I think,  never  liked  Rita. 
Not  that  anything  ever  was  said.  But  those 
of  us  who  saw  the  two  women  together 
were  conscious  of  a strained  undercurrent. 

Besides,  the  Begum,  who  knows  very 
well  how  to  get  on  with  Orientals,  looks 
after  the  Aga  devotedly;  runs  his  domestic 
establishment  beautifully. 

Rita  expected  Aly  to  look  after  her. 

SOON  enough,  Aly  gave  up  expecting  Rita 
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Darling,”  he  would  tell  her.  And  by  the 
time  they  had  been  married  a year  had 
she  been  a guest  she  would  have  known  as 
much  about  what  was  being  served. 

“I  never  could  run  a house,  you  know 
that,”  she  told  me  one  day,  laughing. 
“No  one  I marry  should  try  to  make  a 
housekeeper  out  of  me.” 

Indeed  I did  know.  She  could  not  even 
manage  the  little  house  she  had  with 
Orson.  Dinner  there,  invariably  one  to  two 
hours  late,  was  likely  to  be  uneatable. 
Such  things  were  not  important  to  her 
or  to  Orson — or  to  you  when  you  were 
with  them.  For  everyone  had  fun. 

As  the  Princess  Margarita  Aly  Khan, 
Rita  was  out  of  her  element.  She  had  no 
understanding  of  a Moslem.  And,  soon 
enough,  I think,  the  lack  of  money  in  the 
purse,  even  while  she  was  surrounded  by 
;very  evidence  of  great  wealth,  reminded 
rer  of  the  great  money-maker  she  was.  So 
with  time  flying,  she  began  to  think  about 
returning  to  Hollywood. 

I think  the  Aly  did  not  give  her  much 
money  because  he  did  not  have  it  to  give. 
The  five  million  dollars  which  the  Aga 
gave  him  before  he  married  Rita  was  sup- 
posed to  keep  him  as  long  as  his  father 
ived.  An  unbelievable  fortune,  until  you 


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jdl  ways,  generous  beyond  belief. 

I remember  lunching  with  Aly  at  the 
Chateau  de  l’Horizon  last  summer. 

On  tables,  on  chairs,  were  checks  wait- 
ng  for  Aly’s  signature.  He  frowned  at 
‘them.  “Expenses  are  frightful,”  he  corn- 
blamed.  “They  eat  up  one’s  life.” 

Rita  was  disturbed,  too,  about  Aly’s 
•ecklessness,  not  only  with  money, 
vith  everything.  The  rumors,  before  Yas- 
nin  was  born,  which  linked  his  name  with 
Catherine  Dunham  . . . More  recent 

■umors  about  him  and  Heidi  Beer,  wife  of 
t European  band  leader  and  Nancy  Mas- 
;eroni,  a Boston  society  divorcee. 

. “.  . . Your  wishes  are  my  law,”  Aly  wrote 

n reply  to  Rita’s  request  for  a divorce. 
That  is  Aly,  the  Continental  gentleman. 

"...  Prince  Aly  Khan  wishes  Princess 
fasmin  to  spend  specific  periods  of  time 
vith  him  after  she  is  seven  years  old.” 
That  is  Aly,  heir-apparent  to  the  spiritual 
eadership  of  twelve  million  Moslems. 

Rita,  asking  that  Aly  settle  the  same 
um — three  million  dollars — upon  Princess 
fasmin  that  he  settled  upon  his  two  sons 
>y  his  former  wife,  Joan  Yarde-Buller 
Juinness,  asked  no  money  for  herself. 

It  was  inevitable  that  it  all  should  end 
jhis  way.  For  it  never  was  a marriage  in 
Ihe  true  sense.  Marriage  means  a house 
md  maybe  a garden,  children,  a man  and  a 
voman  planning  and  sacrificing,  if  need  be, 
o the  unit  of  society  they  have  created 
nay  survive,  and  loving  each  other  more 
leeply,  if  less  excitedly,  in  the  process. 

Should  Rita  find  her  way  back  to  Orson, 

won’t  be  surprised. 

As  for  Aly,  whom  I always  shall  love, 
le  will,  I am  sure,  go  on,  as  he  always  has, 
iving  right  up  to  the  hilt. 

It  just  isn’t  in  the  cards  for  two  such 
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“Just  beautiful,  but  I still  think  you’re 
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“Keep  it?!  You  mean  it’s  for  me — ?” 

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of  me.  It’s  a lovely  feeling.  Nobody’s  ever 
done  it  before.” 


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care  of.  I’m  the  average  normal  male.  I like 
that  sort  of  dependency.  It’s  a relationship 
I’ve  never  known  before.  I’m  just  happy,” 
he  grins,  “that  she  doesn’t  think  I’m  her 
father.” 

“Behave  Yourself”  was  no  accident.  For 
a long  time,  they’d  been  crazy  to  do  a 
picture  together,  preferably  comedy.  Jerry 
Wald  and  Norman  Krasna,  who  produced 
“Behave  Yourself,”  sent  Farley  the  script 
while  Shelley  was  in  New  York.  He  liked 
it.  “What  about  Shelley?”  asked  Wald.  “I 
hear  she’s  temperamental.  Can  you  handle 
her?” 

“She’d  be  great,”  said  Farley,  blandly 
ducking  the  last  part.  “If  you  can  get  her. 
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Shelley.  She’ll  blow  up  in  your  face.” 

“We  have  a director,  remember?”  he 
pointed  out.  “He’s  in  charge.  We  both  take 
orders  from  him.” 

“Behave  Yourself,”  his  first  comedy,  was 
a big  challenge.  He  bought  a tape  recorder 
and  rehearsed  for  two  weeks  before  start- 
ing. Worked  every  night  rehearsing  the 
next  day’s  stuff.  He’s  hopeful  but  philo- 
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or  bad,  I’ve  learned  something  about 
comedy.  And  that’s  progress.” 

“He’s  like  Cary  Grant,”  chirped  Shelley. 
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right  and  wrong  for  him  to  play  and 
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pension. Instead  of  brooding  around  Holly- 
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lived  like  a tourist.” 

HE  returned  for  “Strangers  on  a Train.” 

The  next  script  they  sent  him  featured 
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and  affection  for  Samuel  Goldwyn,  who 
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“That’s  fine,”  said  Farley,  picking  up 
the  phone.  “I’ll  stay  home.” 

Most  of  his  friends  are  older  than  he  is 
— professional  writers  and  musicians 
whose  intelligence  he  respects.  Like  many 
people  who’ve  missed  college,  he  exag- 
gerates its  importance.  The  fact  that  he’s 
educated  himself  more  thoroughly  than 
lots  of  B.A.s  doesn’t  register  with  Farley. 
There’s  so  much  more  to  learn.  He  learns 
by  listening  though  he’s  now  realizing 
that  his  opinions  also  bear  some  weight. 

They  gather  often  at  the  home  of  Saul 
Chaplin,  the  musician.  Both  Chaplin  and 
his  wife  play,  and  everyone  sings.  Every- 
one, that  is,  but  Farley,  who’s  restrained 
by  force  if  necessary,  and  sits  around 
looking  wistful.  They  suspect  him  of 
singing  under  his  breath,  but  a dirty  look 
throws  him.  If  they’re  feeling  indulgent, 
.(key’ll  let  him  take  one  note  alone  in 
'Porgy  and  Bess.”  That’s  his  big  solo. 
His  warmest  admirers  (including  his 
mother)  will  tell  you  that  Farley  sings  like 
a frog.  Shelley  considers  this  harsh.  “He’s 
just  off  key  all  the  time,”  she  explains 
reasonably.  To  Farley,  who  loves  music 
only  second  to  acting,  his  vocal  defects 
loom  as  a lesser  tragedy.  He’s  a frustrated 
song-and-dance  man.  “Someday,”  he 
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sical.” 

Partly  because  of  the  roles  he’s  played, 
you  think  of  him  as  intensely  serious- 
minded.  He  can  be  as  wacky  as  the  next 
one,  with  an  offbeat  humor  that  he  turns 
against  himself.  When  there’s  nonsense 
afoot,  he’s  semi-the-life-of-the-party. 
Does  hilarious  takeoffs  on  Granger,  the 
man  of  doom.  Or  grabs  Shelley,  and  they 
shove  each  other  around  in  some  nutty 
improvisation  of  the  modern  dance.  As  a 
ballroom  dancer,  he’s  been  called  a dia- 
mond in  the  rough.  “Very  rough,”  he 
stresses.  What  he  lacks  in  skill,  he  makes 
up  in  exuberance.  A friend  considered  the 
matter  and  put  it  this  way.  “He  doesn’t 
look  the  way  he  thinks,  but  try  to  keep 
him  off  the  floor!”  Even  Shelley  will  go 
no  further  than  to  say,  “He’s  brave.” 

TO  his  friends,  he’s  loyal  almost  to  a 
fault  and  hotly  defends  the  absent  against 
criticism.  Knifing  infuriates  him.  Once  he 
said  to  Shelley:  “Don’t  sit  around  with 
people  who  dish.  What  they  do  to  others, 
they’ll  do  to  you.”  By  the  same  token, 
he  finds  it  hard  to  forgive  a friend  who 
lets  him  down,  being  young  enough  for 
the  deep  hurts  of  disillusion.  He’s  readier 
than  not  to  like  people.  If  he  does,  he’ll 
go  all  out  for  you.  If  he  doesn’t,  you’ll 
know  it  by  his  formal  civility.  Loathing 
all  forms  of  affectation,  it  was  Shelley’s 
inability  to  be  anything  but  her  honest  self 
that  first  drew  him  toward  her. 

When  he  feels  strongly,  it’s  hard  to 
budge  him.  But  he’s  not  bullheaded.  Con- 
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to  admit  it.  Far  from  being  a moody 
youth,  he’s  exceptionally  sunny  and  good- 
humored.  On  those  rare  occasions  when 
he  lets  fly,  it’s  in  privacy  with  a friend  or 
two  and  over  something  important.  Trifles 
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less, but  the  price  he  pays  isn’t  worth  it. 
Working  late  one  night,  he  forgot  a dinner 
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Some  of  his  friends,  including  Shelley, 
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pictures  as  she  could  afford.  “But  who,” 
she  demands,  “can  keep  up  with  that  guy? 
Not  me.”  And  not  most  of  his  art-loving 
chums,  who  crawl  out  of  the  galleries 
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astrologists.  He  would  like  to  own  a yacht 
someday  and  reads  himself  to  sleep  no 
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He  never  wears  a hat. 

His  mother  calls  him  Freddy,  he  takes 
vitamins  all  day  long,  and  believes  good 
taste  is  more  instinctive  than  cultivated. 

He  takes  lukewarm  showers,  has  never 
been  served  a traffic  ticket  and  cites  the 
Chateau  Laurier  in  Ottawa,  Canada,  as  the 
most  beautiful  building  he  has  ever  seen. 
He  has  a cocker  spaniel  named  “Tenor.” 

He  has  an  aversion  to  manual  labor  and 
his  wife  laments  his  “horrible  taste”  in 
neckties  of  wild,  crazy  patterns. 

HIS  first  job — at  twenty-one — was  mov- 
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Koussevitsky  was  to  conduct  a concert  that 
evening.  Standing  in  a room  across  the  hall 
from  the  conductor’s  dressing-room,  he 
gave  forth  with  unbridled  voice  to  “Vesti 
La  Giubba”  and  at  that  moment  lost  his 
job.  Koussevitsky  demanded  the  identity 
of  this  singer  and  not  long  afterwards 
Mario  Lanza  was  the  conductor’s  guest  at 
Berkshire,  well  on  his  way  to  becoming 
one  of  the  world’s  great  tenors. 

He  never  carries  a money-clip  and  his 
guiding  philosophy  has  always  been  his 
father’s  admonition:  “Think  of  the  art  and 
to  hell  with  the  money.” 

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He  has  no  superstitions,  dislikes  cats  and 
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He  has  a canary  and  a parakeet,  and  is 
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He  served  three  years  in  the  Army  Air 
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He  plays  no  tennis,  no  golf,  has  never 
been  seasick  and  was  born  in  a two-story 
brick  house  with  marble  steps:  “You  know, 
there  are  whole  rows  of  them,  like  you  see 
in  Baltimore  and  Philadelphia.” 

He  married  Betty  Hicks,  sister  of  an 
Army  pal,  April  13,  1945.  He  cannot  re- 
member telephone  numbers  and  every 
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manager  what  the  number  is. 

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California.  His  beard  is  very  heavy,  so  he 
has  to  shave  often. 

He  adopted  his  mother’s  maiden  name 
for  professional  purposes.  He  was  born  on 
January  31,  and  his  grandfather’s  was  the 
one  dissenting  voice — “Let  them  rave  about 
Mario’s  voice.  His  muscles  must  be  put 
to  work.  . .”  And  that’s  how  he  went  to 
work  moving  pianos. 

He  carries  no  good  luck  charm,  rides 
horseback  fairly,  hopes  someday  to  build 
a home  in  Beverly  Hills  or  Bel-Air  and 
eagerly  looks  forward  to  seeing  Italy  for 
the  first  time  next  October. 

His  breakfast,  when  not  dieting,  consists 
of  a steak  and  three  eggs,  sunny  side  up. 
When  he’s  on  a diet  he  takes  only  black 
coffee,  Italian  style,  for  breakfast. 

He  has  never  gone  in  for  winter  sports, 
speaks  Spanish,  Italian  and,  of  course, 
English.  His  daughter  Colleen  was  born 
December  9,  1948;  Elissa,  December  3,  1950. 

He  prefers  mild  climates,  hates  winters 
and  is  an  excellent  swimmer  though  he 
cannot  go  in  the  water  due  to  an  ear  con- 
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the  Army.  He  is  a devoted  John  Garfield 
and  Tyrone  Power  fan. 

He  has  a complete  disregard  of  time,  is 
constantly  postponing  things  and  thinks 
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He  enjoys  hillbilly  singing.  “But  it  has 
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PHOTOPLAY 


SEPTEMBER,  1951 


HIGHLIGHTS 


Announcing  the  Winners / , 31 

Talent — on  the  March 33 

Should  Young  Girls  Marry  Older  Men? Linda  Darnell  35 

The  Mario  Lanza  Story Ida  Zeitlin  36 

Ii  They  Hadn’t  Said  No Sheilah  Graham  42 

Twenty  Minutes  Past  Five  (June  Haver). Diane  Scott  44 

A Mother’s  View  of  Liz  Taylor  (Photoplay  Pin  Up  #8) Sara  Taylor  46 

Love— and  Kisses... 48 

I Love  Janie  Powell. Geary  Steffen  50 

I Was  There  (Dale  Robertson) Maxine  Arnold  52 

Esther  Williams— R.F.D Lyle  Wheeler  54 

Double  Life  (Tony  Dexter) Ruth  Waterbury  56 

Bachelors’  Quarters  (Jeff  Chandler  and  Howard  Duff) 58 

Be  a Changed  Woman. Vicky  Riley  60 

If  You  Want  to  Be  Charming — Joan  Crawford  62 

Photoplay  Fashions 64 


FEATURES  IN  COLOR 


Mario  Lanza. 

Esther  Williams 

55 

Tony  Curtis  and 

Tony  Dexter 

57 

Janet  Leigh 

40 

Cyd  Chari6se 

60 

Farley  Granger  and 

Patrice  Wymore 

60 

Shelley  Winters 

41 

Jane  Greer 

61 

June  Haver 

44 

Peggy  Dow.  

61 

Elizabeth  Taylor 

46 

Marion  Marshall 

64 

SPECIAL 

EVENTS 

Brief  Reviews 

24 

Laughing  Stock — 

Casts  of  Current  Pictures. 

80 

Erskine  Johnson 

18 

For  Variety’s  Sake 

78 

Readers  Inc 

4 

Here  Comes  the  Graduate 70 

Shadow  Stage — Sara  Hamilton. . 

26 

Hollywood  Party  Line — 

That’s  Hollywood  for  You — 

Edith  Gwynn 

13 

Sidney  Skolsky 

12 

Impertinent  Interview— 

What  Hollywood’s  Whispering 

Aline  Mosby 

15 

About— Herb  Stein 

14 

Inside  Stuff — Cal  York.. 

10 

What  Should  I Do? 

Oueen  Ethel  Barrymore . . 

32 

Claudette  Colbert 

6 

Your  Photoplay  Photoplays 88 

Cover:  Jane  "Powell,  star  of 

“Rich,  Young  and  Pretty” 

Natural  Color  Portrait  by  Paul  Hesse 


Adele  Whitely  Fletcher,  Editor 
Edmund  Davenport,  Art  Editor 
Ruby  Boyd,  Managing  Editor 

Rena  Firth,  Assistant  Editor  Beverly  Linet,  Editorial  Assistant 

Jacqueline  Dempsey,  Fashion  Editor  Esther  Foley,  Home  Service  Director 

Fred  R.  Sammis,  Editor-in-Chief 


Lyle  Rooks,  Hollywood  Editor  Hymie  Fink,  Staff  Photographer 

Frances  Morrill,  Hollywood  Managing  Editor  Betty  Jo  Rice,  Ass't  Photographer 
Ruth  Waterbury,  Contributing  Editor  Maxine  Arnold,  Contributing  Editor 

Cal  York  News  Edited  by  Jerry  Asher 


SEPTEMBER.  1951 

PHOTOPLAY  PUBLISHED  MONTHLY  by  Macfadtien  pub- 
lications. Inc.,  New  York,  N.  Y.,  average  net  paid  clrcu- 
Lation  1.200.163  for  6 mouths  ending!  June  30,  1950. 
EXECUTIVE,  AD V E RT»S I NG  AND  EDITORIAL  OFFICES 
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Cheers  and  Jeers: 

Farley  Granger  gives  me  a pain.  Who 
does  he  think  he  is?  In  all  of  the  articles 
I have  read  about  him,  he  tells  all  of  the 
virtues  a girl  must  have  to  become  his 
wife.  That  makes  me  sick.  Does  he  ever 
think  that  a girl  with  all  that  would  prob- 
ably never  think  of  marrying  him? 

Joan  Morris 
Portland,  Me. 

After  the  manliness  of  Stewart  Granger 
in  “King  Solomon’s  Mines”  (which  shook 
the  entire  feminine  population  more  pro- 
foundly than  an  atom  bomb),  what  does 
Hollywood  do  but  cast  him  in  an  all-time- 
low  floperoo  called  “Soldiers  Three” ! 
When  they  take  a handsome  man  like 
Stewart  Granger  and  cast  him  in  a role 
where  he  has  to  depend  on  silly  grimaces, 
popping  eyes,  twitching  eyebrows  and 
plain  mugging  to  get  laughs,  then  they 
would  do  anything.  After  this,  I wouldn’t 
be  surprised  to  see  Mario  Lanza,  with  a 
wig,  play  Camille  or  Frank  Sinatra,  with 
his  usual  poor  performance,  play  a musi- 
cal version  of  “Hamlet.” 

How  tragic  that  M-G-M  has  dealt 
Stewart  Granger  such  a blow  and  how 
glad  Kipling  must  be  that  he  is  dead ! 

Eleanor  R.  Wallace 
Havertown.  Pa. 

I’ve  just  read  Barbara  Stanwyck’s  ar- 
ticle, “Look  Ahead !”  and  all  I have  to 
say  is,  “If  I can  look  as  good  as  Stan- 
wyck does,  I’ll  be  glad  to  be  forty.” 

Margaret  Stein, 
Ecorse,  Mich. 

Why  are  Hollywood  gossip-mongers 
making  Liz  Taylor  out  to  be  such  a bad 
girl?  I believe  with  so  many  others  that 
she  is  just  emotionally  immature  and 
when  she  finds  herself  she  will  make  some 
man  a fine  wife. 

Anita  J.  Pratt 
Liverpool,  N.  Y. 

Shapes  and  Figures: 

If  Vera-Ellen  fits  the  description  Liza 
Wilson  gave  of  her  in  the  May  issue  of 
Photoplay,  oh  brother ! My  height  is  the 
same  as  hers.  I weigh  nine  pounds  more, 
my  waistline  is  4"  larger,  my  hips  3" 
larger,  my  bust  1"  larger — and  my  friends 
call  me  “Skinny.” 

Claudine  K. 

Pell  City,  Ala. 

{We  gave  the  following  measurements 
for  Vera-Ellen:  height,  5'41/ 2";  weight 
108-111;  bust  33";  hips  32";  waist  20” 
Are  your  friends  kidding?) 

In  the  July  issue  1 was  infuriated  to 
see  that  Betty  Grable  has  again  obtained 
the  distinction  of  having  the  most  beauti- 
ful legs  in  Hollywood.  It  is  my  opinion 
that  Betty  Grable’s  legs  are  overrated. 
They  are  entirely  too  skinny.  Anyone  who 
isn’t  half-blind  could  see  that  Ava  Gard- 
ner possesses  the  most  beautiful  gams  in 
Hollywood  or,  for  that  matter,  anywhere 
else. 

Carroll  King, 

Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Casting: 

How  about  matching  Elizabeth  Taylor 
and  John  Derek  in  a movie?  Since  she  is 
supposed  to  be  the  most  beautiful  woman 
in  Hollywood  and  he  the  handsomest  man, 


they  ought  to  be  a real  hit  together. 

Linda  Liles, 
Temple,  Tex. 

Lately  all  I ever  see  is  Betty  Grable 
with  Dan  Dailey  and  Doris  Day  with 
Gordon  MacRae.  Why  don’t  their  studios 
team  them  up  with  their  old  co-stars,  such 
as  Dan  Dailey  with  Anne  Baxter,  who 
were  wonderful  in  “Ticket  to  Tomahawk” 
and  June  Haver  with  Gordon  MacRae, 
who  were  likewise  in  “The  Daughter  of 
Rosie  O’Grady.” 

Jo  Woods, 
Biloxi,  Miss. 

Question  Box: 

Would  you  please  give  me  the  name  and 
some  information  about  the  person  who  : 
played  Frank  Lovejoy’s  son  in  “I  Was  a , 
Communist  for  the  F.B.I.” 

Shirley  Blasenak 
Norwood,  Mass. 

{His  name  is 
Ron  Hagerthy.  Un- 
married; born  in 
Aberdeen,  So.  Dak., 

19  years  ago ; 5'10" ; 
160  lbs.;  brown  eyes 
and  dark  brown 
hair,  which  gets  a 
henna  rinse  for  his  I 
role  in  “Starlift,” 
his  next  for  War- 
ners. ) 

In  “Valentino”  were  Lila  and  Joan  real 
people?  If  so,  what  happened  to  them?  If 
not,  who  were  the  women  prominent  in 
Valentino’s  life? 

Helena  Addams, 
New  Bedford,  Mass. 

(Lila  and  Joan  were  fictional  and  with 
no  real  life  counterparts.  Natacha  Ram-  ! 
bova,  divorced  by  Rudy  a few  months 
before  his  death,  and  Pola  Negri,  to  whom  | 
he  was  engaged  at  the  time  of  his  death,  l| 
were  the  great  loves  of  his  life.) 

Who  is  that  little  boy  who  sang  with 
Mario  Lanza  in  “The  Great  Caruso”  in 
the  “Ave  Maria”  scene?  He  was  wonder- 
ful, if  that  was  really  his  voice. 

Betty  Gettler 
Oreland,  Pa. 

{That  was  Michael  Collins,  son  of  a 
Los  Angeles  attorney  and  that  was  his 
voice  you  heard.) 

How  about  some  information  about  the 
young  man  who  played  in  “Sealed  Cargo” 
with  Dana  Andrews.  His  name  was  Steve. 

Jane  Avona, 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 


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Homeier,  former 
boy  star.  He  is  now 
6’1",  158  lbs,  has 
blond  hair,  green 
eyes.  Born  in  Chi- 
cago 10/5/30.) 


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«EAR  MISS  COLBERT: 

I am  twenty-three  and  I have  been 
married  five  years.  Our  boy  is  three.  We 
make  a nice  little  family  and  would  be 
ideally  happy  if  it  weren’t  for  a meddling 
mother-in-law. 

The  trouble  is,  she  is  really,  truly  good, 
generous  to  a fault.  She  is  always  baking  a 
cake  or  a pie  and  sending  them  over  to 
our  house.  She  frequently  makes  little  suits 
for  my  son;  once  a month  she  invites  us 
over  for  dinner.  It  is  these  dinners  that 
ruin  me.  She  spends  all  the  time  squeezing 
my  mind.  She  wants  to  know  what  time  I 
put  the  boy  to  bed.  When  I say  “eight,”  she 
says  it  should  be  six.  She  thinks  he  should 
be  fed  spinach,  which  he  loathes,  and 
prunes,  which  he  can’t  stand.  When  I try 
to  explain  that  even  children  have  tastes, 
she  says  it  is  a matter  of  training. 

When  I wear  a new  dress,  she  asks 
whether  my  husband  has  a new  shirt  and 
says  families  should  share  alike.  Yet, 
when  I had  to  have  an  operation,  she  vol- 
unteered to  loan  us  a small  amount  of 
money  to  tide  us  over.  She  lives  by  a set 
of  ideas  that  were  fine  for  her  day,  but 
which  seem  old-fashioned  to  me.  And  I 
think  I could  stand  anything  if  she  wouldn’t 
telephone  me  three  or  four  times  a week 
for  a report  of  all  our  activities. 

So  far  I have  never  said  one  cross  word 
to  her;  but  sometimes  I think  I will  burst. 

Althea  Van  N. 

Two  things  should  come  to  your  rescue 
in  C>is  situation:  absolute  honesty  and 
a sense  of  humor.  The  next  time  you 
visit  your  mother-in-law.  you  should  make 
a special  effort  to  remember  every  ques- 
tion she  asks,  every  suggestion  she  makes. 
When  you  return  home,  you  should  write 
out  these  questions  and  suggestions.  Be- 
ing brutally  honest  with  yourself,  you 
should  ask  ivhether  you  have  a right  to 
be  irked.  You  should  think  over  her  con- 
versation to  find  out  whether  some  of  her 
ideas  have  real  merit.  At  twenty-three  it  is 
easy  to  regard  anyone  over  thirty  as  ec- 
centric. 

You  may  find  that  some  of  your  moth- 
er-in-law's ideas  would  help  you  do  your 
housework  more  quickly  and  efficiently, 
if  put  into  effect.  And.  since  you  must 
think  she  did  a good  job  in  rearing  your 
husband,  you  might  take  some  of  her 
notions  about  rearing  your  son  seriously. 
Once  yon  have  tried  to  be  fair,  you  should 
try  to  find  humor  in  the  situation.  Try  to 
be  objective  and  think  of  your  mother- 
in-law  as  an  interesting  character  in  a 
novel  and  I believe  you  will  bring  a fresh 
and  tolerant  attitude  to  your  difficulty, 
don't  you? 

Claudette  Colbert 


Dear  Miss  Colbert: 

I am  a sophomore  in  high  school,  and 
I am  having  a very  unhappy  time.  You 
see,  we  have  two  sororities  in  our  school, 
and  anybody  who  is  anybody  has  been 
invited  to  join  by  the  end  of  the  freshman 
year.  I was  not  invited.  I have  a cousin  the 
same  age  as  I am,  and  she  has  joined. 
When  I sort  of  hinted  that  perhaps  she 


would  do  something  for  me,  she  just 
laughed  and  said  I wouldn’t  fit  in.  I don’t 
think  there  is  anything  wrong  with  me.  I 
am  just  average.  I have  straight  brown 
hair,  and  plain  blue  eyes.  People  are  al- 
ways telling  me  I remind  them  of  Cousin 
Nellie,  or  the  girl  next  door.  I just  don’t 
make  an  impression  as  me. 

What  can  I do  to  get  the  girls  to  like 
me  and  consider  me  for  membership? 

Hilda  T. 

Why  don't  you  look  around  at  your 
fellow  students  and  select  those  who,  you 
think,  would  be  good  sorority  material. 
Speak  to  a few  and  arrange  a meeting. 
Form  your  own  sorority.  Decide  upon  a 
secret  name  and  a secret  password. 

I remember  that  when  I was  in  school 
some  of  the  girls  belonged  to  an  organi- 
zation, the  badge  of  which  t vas  a small, 
ivory  elephant  worn  on  a black  velvet 
ribbon  around  the  wrist.  I was  terribly 
impressed.  (I  ivasn't  asked  to  join,  in- 
cidentally.) 

All  through  life  you  will  find  that  peo- 
ple join  together  in  little  groups.  It  is 
one  of  the  natural  inclinations  of  human- 
kind and  is  known  as  an  exhibition  of  the 
herd  instinct.  Don't  let  it  bother  you.  If 
you  are  included,  fine.  If  you  aren't, 
form  your  own  little  group.  As  you  grow 
older,  you  will  find  that  no  one  indi- 
vidual group  has  a corner  on  fun,  com- 
radeship, or  secret  ritual. 

What  others  have  done,  you  can  do. 
Perhaps  belter. 

Claudette  Colbert 


Dear  Miss  Colbert: 

I am  seventeen  and  I am  very  fond  of  a 
boy  named  George.  We  aren’t  engaged,  but 
we  do  go  steady  and  eventually  we  might 
get  married.  However,  we  have  one  prob- 
lem to  straighten. 

George  had  a rough  boyhood.  His  father 
was  a drunkard.  One  night  about  a year 
ago,  George’s  father  came  home,  tight,  and 
got  into  an  argument  with  George’s  mother. 
Mr.  G.  finally  grabbed  his  wife  and  was 
going  to  strike  her,  so  George  stepped  be- 
tween them.  Mr.  G.  knocked  George  out. 
Mrs.  G.  came  running  to  our  house,  so  my 
mother  and  I took  George  to  the  hospital. 
The  doctor  had  to  take  stitches  in  the  back 
of  his  head,  but  there  was  no  skull  frac- 
ture, just  a slight  concussion. 

Since  that  happened  Mr.  G.  has  become 
a member  of  “Alcoholics  Anonymous”  and 
is  the  best  father  in  the  world.  He  has 
been  wonderful  to  me  and  has  bought  me 
a shortie  coat  and  a dress.  George  says 
he  will  never  forgive  his  father.  It  makes 
George  angry  because  I say  that  I think 
his  father  has  reformed  and  that  he  should 
be  forgiven.  He  hinted  at  one  time  that 
Mr.  G.  bought  my  affection  with  gifts. 

This  is  silly,  of  course.  However,  I would 
like  to  bring  about  a reconciliation  between 


George  and  his  father.  Whenever  I discuss 


this  with  George,  he  says  that  I am  med- 
dling. I’m  sure  there  is  some  way  to  bring 
these  two  together,  but  how? 

Mariane  E. 

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I’m  convinced,  from  your  letter,  that 
you  are  sincere  in  your  eagerness  to  be 
of  help  in  adjusting  this  situation. 

However,  I feel  that  this  whole  problem 
is  outside  your  province.  You  aren’t  go- 
ing to  change  George’s  mind  about  his 
father  by  arguing  with  George.  You  must 
assume  that  he  is  quite  as  much  a think- 
ing individual  as  you  are,  and  that  he  has 
a right  to  his  own  viewpoint,  particularly 
where  his  own  family  relationships  are 
concerned.  I’m  afraid  nothing  said  to 
George  could  alter  this  attitude  at  this 
time.  Only  time  and  his  father’s  continued 
good  behavior  will  accomplish  that.  If 
you  value  George’s  comradeship,  you  had 
better  withdraw  at  once  from  all  partici- 
pation in  the  conflict. 

Claudette  Colbert 

Dear  Miss  Colbert: 

I was  drafted  out  of  high  school  into  the 
Army.  A lot  of  men  in  my  barracks  make 
fun  of  me  because  I don’t  smoke,  drink, 
gamble,  or  chase  after  women.  I don’t 
want  to  gamble  because  I want  to  send  my 
money  home  to  the  bank,  then  when  I get 
out  of  service  I will  be  able  to  go  to  col- 
lege. Also,  I like  to  help  my  family  a little 
bit.  I have  a nice  girl  friend  at  home  who 
writes  to  me  almost  every  day.  I want 
to  be  as  decent  a boy  as  she  is  a girl. 

How  can  I get  along  pleasantly  with 
these  older  men  yet  keep  away  from 
doing  what  they  want  me  to  do.  They 
tease  me  until  I think  I can’t  stand  it  and 
pester  me  to  come  on  and  be  a man. 

PFC  John  A. 

What  you  are  going  through  is  part  of 
growing  up.  l\ow  is  a fine  time  to  learn 
to  resist  people  who  want  you  to  do  things 
that  you  don’t  want  to  do.  Obviously  you 
have  been  given  a fine  set  of  principles 
by  your  parents;  also,  it  seems  to  me 
that  your  own  instincts  are  clean  and 
decent.  Be  content  to  remain  as  you  are. 

I gather  that  your  fellow  soldiers  at- 
tempt to  make  you  feel  inferior  or  less 
manly  than  they,  simply  because  you 
don’t  share  their  tastes.  This  is  silly.  You 
have  as  much  right  to  spend  your  leisure 
doing  things  that  interest  you,  as  they 
have  to  follow  their  inclinations. 

You  will  learn  in  your  military  tactics 
course  that  the  best  defense  is  always  a 
strong  offense.  That  being  the  case,  take 
the  line  that  you  are  right  about  leisure 
hour  activities  and  the  other  element  is 
all  wrong  and  you’ll  get  along  fine.  Es- 
pecially if  you  are  good-natured  about  it. 

Claudette  Colbert 

Dear  Miss  Colbert: 

I have  been  married  only  six  months. 
Five  weeks  after  we  were  married  my 
husband  was  laid  off  and  couldn’t  find  a 
job  for  six  weeks.  I had  kept  my  job  when 
we  were  married.  Before  we  were  mar- 
ried my  husband  came  to  meet  me  every 
night  after  work.  However,  as  soon  as  he 
went  to  work  the  second  time,  he  would 
meet  me  only  about  twice  a week. 

When  he  was  out  of  work  he  did  our 
shopping  and  he  used  to  tell  me  about  all 
the  women  who  made  passes  at  him.  Now 
there  is  a girl  in  his  office  who  is  a widow, 
and  he  is  always  telling  me  about  the  com- 
pliments this  girl  pays  him  and  how  easy 
it  would  be  for  him  to  step  out  with  her. 

This  makes  me  miserable  and  jealous. 

Adele  J. 

There  is  an  old  “ personality ” laic 
which  makes  it  impossible  for  us  to  love 
another  person  deeply  until  we  like  our- 
selves. We  must  feel  that  we  are  worthy 
of  love  before  we  can  love  and  expect  to 
be  loved.  Your  husband’s  ego  suffered  a 
wound  when  he  lost  his  job.  Probably  he 


began  to  wonder  if  you  weren’t  disgusted 
i vith  him ; it  is  likely  that  he  was  a little 
disgusted  i vith  himself.  In  order  to  make 
himself  seem  important  and  to  keep  you 
interested,  he  had  to  tell  you  about  his 
potential  success  as  a Don  Juan. 

When  he  tells  you  about  compliments 
he  has  received,  it  ivould  be  smart  policy 
for  you  to  agree  with  the  compliments. 
Tell  him  that  he  is  attractive  and  that  any 
girl  should  notice  it.  Praise  him.  Assure 
him  that  you  love  him  and  that  you  know 
he’s  going  to  be  a business  success.  Give 
him  the  con fidence  he  must  have,  if  he  is 
going  to  give  you  the  love  you  covet. 

And  be  gay  about  it.  A weepy,  jealous 
wife  adds  to  a man’s  subconscious  con- 
viction that  he  is  not  a complete  success. 

Claudette  Colbert 

Dear  Miss  Colbert: 

When  I was  in  my  teens,  my  mother 
proposed  my  name  for  membership  in  her 
club,  which  consists  mostly  of  older  wom- 
en. I joined  to  please  my  mother.  Now 
I am  holding  a minor  office  which  would 
ordinarily  lead  to  holding  more  important 
offices.  I have  been  married  for  five  months 
and  my  husband  has  been  wonderful  about 
the  fact  that  I have  to  attend  club  meet- 
ings once  a week.  However,  I would 
rather  stay  at  home  with  my  husband,  or 
do  something  with  a group  of  his  friends. 
Tentatively  I have  mentioned  this  to  my 
mother,  but  she  has  said  that  this  one 
evening  is  her  only  chance  to  be  with 
me  and  for  us  to  confide  in  one  another.  I 
don’t  “confide”  and  what  she  says  to  me  is 
simply  gossip  which  bores  me. 

I want  to  give  up  this  club  now.  You 
see,  holding  more  important  office  would 
mean  that  I would  have  to  devote  two 
evenings  a week  to  the  club  during  the 
winter. 

How  can  I explain  this  to  my  mother  so 
that  she  won’t  be  too  disappointed? 

Evita  N. 

Although  you  haven’t  said  so,  I have 
the  feeling  that  you  are  an  only  child 
and  that  your  mother  is  clinging  to  you. 
If  this  is  the  case,  you  might  make  ar- 
rangements to  have  dinner  with  her  twice 
a month,  or  to  have  luncheon  and  go 
shopping  several  times  each  month.  If 
she  is  lonely,  you  should  be  as  com- 
panionable as  possible. 

However,  now — meaning  today — would 
be  as  good  a time  as  any  to  explain  that 
your  mother’s  club  holds  little  interest 
for  you  and  that  you  wish  to  tender  your 
resignation  from  office  and  from  the  club. 
Think  up  some  nice  little  excuse,  such  as 
taking  a course  at  a school,  or  joining  a 
younger  group,  or  baby-sitting  while  a 
friend  makes  regular  trips  to  her  doctor, 
so  that  your  mother  will  have  a reason- 
able story  to  tell  her  friends. 

Claudette  Colbert 


Have  you  a problem  which  seems 
to  have  no  solution?  Would 
you  like  the  thoughtful  advice  of 
CLAUDETTE  COLBERT? 
If  you  would,  write  to  her  in  care 
of  Photoplay,  321  S.  Beverly 
Drive,  Beverly  Hills,  Cal.,  and  if 
Miss  Colbert  feels  that  your 
problem  is  of  general  interest, 
she'll  consider  answering  it  here. 
Names  and  addresses  will  be 
held  confidential  for  your  pro- 
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They’re  Saying  That:  His  studio  feels  his  marriage  to 
Janet  Leigh  may  affect  the  popularity  of  Tony  Curtis 

and  wish  he  had  taken  front  office  advice  and 
waited  . . . Stewart  Granger  is  the  original  worry-wart 

and  if  he  isn’t  unhappy  because  another  actor  has 
a larger  dressing-room  he  is  unhappy  because  another 
actor  seems  to  be  getting  more  close-ups  with  better 
dialogue  . . . Steve  Cochran,  the  rugged  individualist, 
is  now  too  big  a name  to  take  chances  of  jeopardizing  his 
career  with  his  current  design  for  living  . . .Jeff  Chandler 
insists  on  keeping  his  graying  hair  uncovered 
because  he  believes  his  fans  find  it  very  attractive. 

Impressions:  Doris  Day’s  inimitable  way  of  cocking 
her  head  like  a cocker  spaniel  when  something  puzzles 

her  . . . Cesar  Romero’s  unpublicized  devotion  during 
the  prolonged  illness  of  his  father  who  passed 
away  recently  . . . Peter  Lawford’s  studied  indifference  as 
he  dances  with  Mrs.  Gary  Cooper  . . . Lana  Turner’s 
magnificent  tolerance  in  face  of  another  ridiculous  rumor 
that  threatens  her  personal  happiness  . . . Ruth 
Roman’s  dark  sparkling  eyes  and  plunging  necklines,  which 
are  the  best  double-features  turned  out  in  Hollywood! 


® Ringside  seat:  Mrs.  Tony  Curtis  {Janet  Leigh)  shows  wedding 
ring  to  director  Don  Weiss,  Don  O’Connor,  Debbie  Reynolds 


INSIDE 


® Burt  Lancaster  and  producer  Harold  Hecht 
have  more  than  a working  interest  in  “Ten 
Tall  Men.”  They’re  producing  it  together 


Torrid  Two:  Quixotic,  impulsive,  unpredictable  Hedy 
Lamarr’s  sudden,  unexpected  marriage  to  the  internationally 
known  Ted  Stauffer  climaxes  the  famous  beauty’s 
fourth  attempt  to  find  “peace”  and  “happiness.”  Holly- 
wood, to  put  it  mildly,  gasped  and  grinned  over 


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® Margaret  O'Brien  shows 
off  her  first  grown- 
up hair-do  while  lunching 
at  Chasen  s ivith  her  mother 


cal  york’s  gossip 
of  Hollywood 


STUFF 


• He's  in  the  Army  now:  Sally  Forrest 
says  goodbye  to  Vic  Damone  on  “Rich, 
Young  and  Pretty ” set,  his  last  film 


• If  the  shoe  fits: 

Keenan  W ynn,  Esther 
Williams  and  Red 
Skelton  go  Western 
for  roles  in  Techni- 
color “ Texas  Carnival" 


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BY  SIDNEY  SKOLSKY 


Calvel 


Sidney  Skolsky 


I realize  that  it  may  be 
disillusioning  to  tell  you 
this  about  the  great  Lanza, 
but  Mario  snores  . . . Marilyn 

Monroe,  whom  the  boys  go  to  the  movies  to  see,  has  been  known 
to  go  to  the  movies  alone  . . . Movie  cashiers  don’t  seem  as  pretty 
as  they  used  to  ...  I often  wonder  if  many  movie  producers  would 
have  accepted  “South  Pacific”  if  it  had  been  presented  as  a 
scenario.  I doubt  it  . . . Lana  Turner’s  broken  toe  was  decorated 
with  a bandage  covered  with  cherry-colored  sequins.  I swear  on 
the  production  code  it’s  true  . . . Monica  Lewis  has  the  equipment 
to  make  the  largest  sweater  appear  snug  . . . Only  in  the  movies 


can  a group  of  strangers  get  together  and,  at  the  drop  of  a chord,  harmonize  per- 
fectly any  song  written  . . . When  a scene  of  Corinne  Calvet’s  was  deleted  from  a 
picture  by  the  Breen  office,  her  only  comment  was,  “Don’t  they  want  the  people  to 
know  I’m  a girl?”  ...  I still  get  a thrill  standing  on  the  Sunset  Strip  and  looking 
down  on  the  lights  of  Hollywood  . . . Much  as  I like  Jane  Russell,  I wouldn’t  want 
to  be  alone  on  a desert  island  with  her. 


Farley  Granger  often  eooks  for  Shelley  Winters,  so  you  know  who  wears  the 
pants,  as  the  expression  has  it,  in  that  combination  . . . Movie  ushers  never  want 
to  seat  me  in  the  section  of  the  theatre  I prefer,  but  always  take  me  where  they 
would  sit  . . . Howard  Duff  told  me  he  wants  to  play  in  a Western.  “An  actor  can’t 
go  wrong  in  a Western,”  said  Duff.  “You  make  them  while  you’re  young  and 
watch  them  on  television  when  you’re  old”  ...  1 often  think  Martin  and  Lewis 
have  more  fun  doing  their  act  than  even  their  audience  has  watching  it,  which  may 
be  their  secret  weapon.  I still  believe  Jerry  should  tone  down  the  mugging,  though. 

Jean  Peters  was  doing  a sexy  scene  for  ‘Anne  of  the  Indies”  wearing  a transparent 
nightgown.  The  make-up  man  interrupted  the  scene  because  Jean’s 
nose  was  shiny.  “If  anyone  notices  Jean’s  nose  in  this  scene,” 
cracked  Louis  Jourdan,  “the  picture  won’t  make  a nickel!”  ... 

Marlene  Dietrich  goes  to  the  movies  and  behaves  as  if  she  weren’t 
in  the  movies  . . . Despite  the  article  Hedy  Lamarr  wrote  about 
the  curse  of  beauty,  her  beauty  was  no  handicap  in  acquiring 
another  husband  ...  I thought  you  might  like  to  know 
how  much  extras  in  pictures  get  paid.  A day’s  minimum  salary  is 
$15.56.  A dress  extra  gets  $22.23  a day.  If  the  extra  is  given  lines 
to  speak,  even  if  it’s  only  “Yes,  sir,”  the  salary  is  $55  a day  . . 

Maureen  O’Hara  will  turn  in  the  acting  gem  of  the  season  if  she 
convinces  audiences  she  is  a boy  in  a sequence  in  “Tale  of  Araby 
. . . Jeanne  Crain  is  sexier  since  marriage  and  babies  . . . Descrip- 
tion of  Hollywood  climate  by  a friend  who  is  not  a member  of  the 
Chamber  of  Commerce:  If  you  can  see  the  mountains,  it  looks  like 
rain.  If  you  can’t  see  the  mountains,  it  is  rain  . . . Alan  Young,  when  asked,  “Do  you 
sing?”  answered,  “No — but  I do  four  songs  in  ‘Aaron  Slick  from  Punkin  Crick.’” 

Greg  Bautzer,  the  Hollywood  lawyer,  attracts  more  actresses  than  any  movie 
hero  . . . Doris  Day  has  this  advice  for  ambitious  newcomers:  “Take  it  easy  and 
don’t  try  so  hard.  Success  will  come  when  it’s  ready”  . . . Charades  is  a game 
invented  by  Hollywood  people  so  they  can  avoid  knowing  each  other  at  parties  . . . 

A starlet  whose  Pekinese  had  a misalliance  with  a mongrel  wanted 
to  know  the  name  of  “an  unethical  veterinarian”  . . . My  favorite 
character,  Mike  Curtiz,  after  being  greeted  by  a stranger,  re- 
marked, “I  know  people  I don’t  even  know”  ...  I have  yet  to 
see  a private  eye  in  the  movies  who  didn’t  wear  a trench  coat. 

So  far  as  I’m  concerned,  there  has  never  been  a face  on  celluloid 
as  interesting  as  Garbo’s  ...  If  this  be  treason,  make  the  most 
of  it,  but  Rita  Hayworth  is  not  my  idea  of  a princess— and  I like 
her  personally  . . . Denise  Darcel  clicked  with  fewer  lines  than 
any  other  actress  and  yet,  as  Tom  Jenk  remarked,  “Her  role  was 
stacked”  . . . An  independent  producer  was  so  poor  that  he  couldn’t 
afford  to  buy  “prop”  money  for  one  of  his  pictures  and  had  to  use 
the  real  thing  ...  I might  reconsider  and  go  on  that  desert  island 
with  Jane  Russell  after  all  . . . Tony  Curtis  has  no  inhibitions.  If  you  want  to  know 
^ anything  about  him,  all  you  have  to  do  is  ask  him  . . . Dick  Powell  asked  M-G-M 
for  permission  to  borrow  his  wife,  June  Allyson,  for  a picture  he  intends  produc- 
ing. In  this  town  a husband  doesn’t  have  much  to  say  about  what  his  wife  can  and 
12  can’t  do.  That’s  Hollywood  for  you! 


Garbo 


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INSIDE 


this  union.  For  romance,  intrigue  and  ad- 
venture, the  combined  real-life  experience 
of  this  tempestuous  twosome  would  out- 
fiction  fiction!  During-  his  precarious  past 
life,  Hedy’s  tall,  blond  forty-two-year-old 
husband  was  a soothing  source  to  several 
sighing  Hollywood  ladies.  His  marriage 
to  Faith  Domergue  ended  in  1947.  Once, 
during  an  Atlantic  crossing,  Rita  Hay- 
worth, who  was  traveling  first  class,  and 
Ted,  who  wasn’t,  knew  each  other.  Vari- 
ous Hollywoodians  attempted  to  untangle 
the  network  of  red  tape  that  once  pre- 
vented Ted’s  entering  this  country.  Hedy 
says,  and  it’s  happened  before,  that  this 
time  she  is  retiring  to  devote  her  life  to 
the  fascinating  fellow  she  originally  met 
down  Mexico  way.  Vive  la  romance! 

Tender  Tootsies:  Cal  swears  he’ll  never 
touch  another  one!  Emerging  from  the 
Polo  Lounge  in  the  Beverly  Hills  Hotel, 
we  saw  Elizabeth  Taylor,  just  before  she 
left  for  England,  talking  over  a phone  in 
the  lobby.  So  help  us,  we  also  saw  that 
she  was  standing  there  barefooted!  A bit 
of  super-sleuthing  and  we  were  convinced 
that  lovely  Liz  hadn’t  lost  her  lovely  head. 
It  seems  that  along  with  Jeanne  Crain, 
Barbara  Stanwyck  and  Ava  Gardner, 
Elizabeth  had  been  selected  to  present  an 
award  at  the  Screen  Directors  Guild  an- 
nual banquet.  Detained  at  the  studio,  the 
famous  beauty  arranged  to  change  her 
clothes  in  a hotel  room.  The  phone  call 
came  in  just  as  she  was  dashing  through 
the  lobby  and  had  removed  her  shoes 
from  those  tired,  aching  feet.  It  could 
have  happened  to  anyone. 

Hollywood  Headlines:  Clark  Gable  has 
every  reason  to  feel  discouraged  if  it’s 
true  that  “Across  the  Wide  Missouri”  is 
so  inferior  it  may  never  be  released  . . . 
All  Hollywood  sympathizes  with  Tony 
Curtis,  who  was  called  home  from  a per- 
sonal appearance  tour  when  the  father  he 
worships  was  stricken  with  a heart  at- 
tack ...  Now  that  Angela  Lansbury  and 
Peter  Shaw  have  a new  home,  all  they’re 
shopping  for  is  six  rooms  of  furniture 
and  a baby  . . . According  to  an  inside 
source,  the  dove  of  peace  is  no  longer  the 
pet  bird  in  the  Rory  Calhoun  household 


r ennifer  Jones,  back  from  entertaining 
roops  in  Korea,  attends  UCLA  music 
estival  with  husband  David  Selznicl 

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Cal  Wishes:  That  someone  would  in- 
troduce Scott  Brady  to  Marilyn  Monroe, 
who  he  thinks  is  the  greatest  discovery 
since  the  wall  telephone  . . . That  John 
Hodiak’s  public  could  hear  his  hysterical 
rendition  of  “Little  Red  Riding  Hood”  in 
Ukranian!  . . . That  handsome  Bob  Wag- 
ner, who  is  -really  going  places  and  ac- 
complishing things,  would  stop  acting  as 
if  the  Beverly  Gourmet  (where  he  was 
discovered)  keeps  open  in  his  honor  . . . 
That  Marlon  Brando  (who  recoils  against 
going  Hollywood)  wouldn’t  drive  around 
in  that  yellow  convertible  looking  as  if  he 
just  had  a mayonnaise  massage!  . . . That 
producers  could  see  the  avalanche  of  fan 
mail  Gig  Young  receives  monthly  . . . 
That  more  young  actors  had  the  enthusi- 
asm of  Bill  Campbell  (Spencer  Tracy’s 
plugging  got  him  an  M-G-M  contract) 
who  organized  Ricardo  Montalban,  Phyl- 
lis Kirk  and  others  into  a weekly  group 
who  see  old  movies  and  discuss  acting. 

Farewell  Frolic:  There  wasn’t  time  for 
the  Van  Johnsons  to  call  on  all  their 
friends  to  say  goodbye.  “Why  not  invite 
them  here  and  tell  ’em  all  at  once,”  he 
grinned.  Evie  thought  it  was  an  excel- 
lent idea.  An  excellent  party  it  was! 
When  Cal  took  inventory  he  discovered 
there  were  exactly  three  eligible  bache- 
lors (Peter  Lawford,  Cesar  Romero  and 
writer  Cy  Howard)  and  at  least  two 
'extra  girls  for  each.  Barbara  Stanwyck 
'and  Nancy  Sinatra,  close  Hollywood 
friends  these  days,  arrived  together  and 
left,  unescorted.  While  in  Rome  making 
“When  in  Rome,”  Van  Johnson  gets  a 
lucky  break.  Arranged  by  Ann  Sothern, 
he  will  meet  Father  Willis  Egan,  the 
humorous,  kindly,  warm  and  intelligent 
brother  of  Richard  Egan,  who  is  studying 
at  the  Gregorian  College.  “Just  copy 
Father  Egan,”  mused  Ann  to  Van,  “and 
your  role  of  the  priest  will  be  perfect!” 

Many  Hoppy  Returns:  Proud  parents 
now  have  one  more  reason  for  being 
grateful  to  “Hopalong  Cassidy.”  Re- 
cently, the  famous  Western  star  opened 
his  own  “Hoppy  Land”  and  he  was  right 
there  to  greet  the  kids  who  swarmed  the 
place.  It’s  situated  on  Washington  Bou- 


The  Gene  Nelsons,  at  the  Ice  Capades. 


Gene  doubles  as  singer  as  well  as 
dancer  in  star-studded  film,  “ Starlift ” 


Hollywood 

party 

line 


BY  EDITH  GWYNN 


With  so  many  stars  hopping  back  and  forth  from 
Filmville  to  Manhattan,  from  Hollywood  to  Europe, 
the  fashion-minded  gabbers  wanted  to  know  what 
the  traveling  gals  bought.  We  can  tell  you  a few 
style  gasps.  Judy  Garland  was  never  a gal  who 
cared  too  much  about  clothes.  But  Judy  sure 
splurged  on  creations  by  Pierre  Balmain  and  Chris- 
tian Dior.  One  is  a breathtaking  gown  of  gossamer 
black  lace  mounted  over  ivory  tulle  and  satin.  The 
strapless  bodice  of  lace  seems  to  be  “painted  on” 
the  ivory  satin;  but  the  tremendously  full  lace 
skirt  is  over  many  layers  of  ivory  tulle,  with  its 
satin  skirt  beneath  all  that  . . . Arlene  Dahl  picked 
up  some  divine  duds  in  Paris.  One  was  an  ankle- 
length  dancing  dress  of  black  lace,  very  full  skirted 
and  tight-bodiced  with  a long  black  lace  stole, 
brightened  with  splashes  of  bright  blue  sequins.  . . 
There’s  no  doubt  the  most  popular  evening  style 
with  the  movie  glamour  gals  is  the  bouffant  look — 
with  bodices  as  decollete  as  “the  law  will  allow.” 
A dress  Janet  Leigh  bought  in  New  York  has  a 
skirt  consisting  of  six  layers  of  pastel  marquisette, 
each  a different  color — mauve,  pink,  pale  chartreuse, 
baby  blue,  gray  and  lavender — creating  a truly  rain- 
bow-like  over-all  effect.  The  almost  no-bodice  is 
of  pale  gray  marquisette  and  this  dreamy  thing 
makes  that  gorgeous  blonde  even  more  so. 

The  mess  jacket  and  ruffled-front  evening  shirt 
(see  cut)  that’s  startling  the  natives,  is  worn  by 
Tyrone  Power  for  a definite  purpose.  “When  we 
were  robbed  in  Europe,”  he  explains,  “they  even 
took  my  shirt  studs.  I don’t  want  to  buy  new  ones  because  I don’t  want  to  worry 
about  losing  them  again”  . . . And  one  more  male  fashion  note:  Errol  Flynn 
showed  up  at  a cocktail  party  wearing  red  plaid  wool  trousers! 

Of  all  the  big  movie  premieres  of  the  month,  there’s  no  doubt  that  “Caruso” 
took  the  cake.  It  brought  a host  of  celebrities  from  both  the  film  and  musical 
worlds  and  all  acclaimed  Mario  Lanza,  who  is  getting  the  full  bobby-sox  treat- 
ment a la  Sinatra  in  Hollywood.  Deborah  Kerr,  who’s  expecting,  was  there  in  a 
black  gown  topped  by  a three-tiered  stole  of  silver  fox.  Joan  Evans  looked  so 
pretty  in  her  floor-length  satin  formal  of  pale  blue.  The  tight  bodice  was  cut  very 
low  and,  even  though  strapless,  was  dented  into  a deep  V center  front.  Mario’s  wife 
was  stunning  in  white  satin  with  a long  white  ermine  cape.  The  Keefe  Brasselles, 
Leslie  Caron  with  Bill  Campbell,  Debbie  Reynolds  with  Jeff  Richards,  the  Johnny 
Greens,  the  Artur  Rubinsteins,  Bob  Stack  with  Claudette  Thornton,  the  Marshall 
Thompsons,  Monica  Lewis  on  the  arm  of  Arthur  Loew  Jr.  (who  used  to  beau  Janet 
Leigh),  the  Howard  Keels  and  Pier  Angeli  with  another  Metro  newcomer,  Richard 
Anderson,  were  just  some  at  the  premiere  who  cavorted  at  the  late  spots  after- 
wards. 

Faye  Emerson  and  Skitch  Henderson  were  in  Hollywood  for  just  two  days  but, 
with  all  the  things  and  people  they  had  to  attend  to,  managed  to  give  a lovely 
cocktail  soiree  in  the  new  outdoor  addition  to  the  Polo  Lounge  at  the  Beverly 
Hills  Hotel.  Faye,  in  a short  dinner  dress  of  dead-white  lace  over  bright  blue,  was 
more  dressed  up  than  most  and  looked  radiant.  She  spread  her  charm  to  over  a 
hundred  guests  among  whom  were  Ann  Sheridan  with  Steve  Hannagan,  Hedy 
Lamarr  (in  sports  clothes)  with  Ted  Stauffer,  Jane  Wyman  (in  a black  street 
dress  and  tiny  white  mink  stole)  with  Milo  Anderson,  Dan  Dailey,  stag.  Later  at 
the  Cocoanut  Grove,  where  Lena  Horne  was  “standing  ’em  in  the  aisles”  with  her 
songs  and  beauty  (and  her  Dior-Fath-Loper  gowns)  we  saw  Peggy  Dow  in  a good 
looking  white  halter-dress  of  silk  jersey  that  had  a softly  gathered  skirt  and  a 
gold  contour  belt.  Her  sandals  were  of  gold  kid.  But  the  gadget  that  particularly 
struck  us  as  ey'e-eatching  was  a wide,  rigid  gold  bracelet  monogrammed  with  her 
initials  in  little  brilliants — worn  above  the  elbow. 

Walter  Florell,  who  always  comes  up  with  the  quite  new  or  quite  mad  in  hats — 
and  other  things — has  invented  something  lovely.  It’s  a long-stemmed  artificial 
rose  that  can  be  worn  on  the  head  (as  a wreath-type  hat)  or  twined  about  the 
throat  as  a necklace;  or  twined  around  the  arm  even  more  times  as  a bracelet. 
It  can  even  be  worn  as  a belt — and  very  effectively,  too,  most  especially  on  a 
simple  black  one-  or  two-piece  dress. 


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WHAT  HOLLYWOOD’S 


INSIDE 


WHISPERING  ABOUT 


BY  HERB  STEIN 


The  story  the  columnists  missed  on  Errol 
Flynn  playing  host  one  evening  to  his  wife 
Pat  Wymore  and  his  two  ex-wives,  Lili  Damita 
and  Nora  Eddington  Flynn  Haymes.  Happened 
Flynn  was  birthday -partying  for  his  and  Lili  s 
son  when  Nora  and  Dick  Haymes  blew  in  to  see 
her  sprouts— and  they  all  had  a merry  time 
after  the  kiddies  were  tucked  in.  . . . The 
merry-go-round  of  Joan  Crawford  having  quiet 
dinners  at  her  home  with  Jeff  Chandler,  who 
dates  Anne  Sheridan  at  the  night  spots  and  big 
parties.  But  Chandler  is  lonely  when  Steve  Hannagan  is  here,  admitted  he  wasn’t 
with  Annie  during  a recent  Hannagan  Hollywood  visit,  because,  “I  can’t  be — the  top 
man’s  in  town”  . . . Alan  Ladd  selling  the  pups  of  his  prize  Boxer  to  chums  at  fifty 
dollars  a crack — worth  a mint  more. 

Doris  Day  planning  a disk  jockey  radio  show  to  be  taped  from  her  home  . . . Dan 
Dailey  acting  as  a non-professional  “psychiatrist”  for  pals  who  crave  the  help  he 
got  at  the  Menninger  clinic  but  who  can’t  afford  it  . . . Marion  Marshall,  who  went 
through  a long-term  contract  at  Twentieth  without  making  a dent,  crashing  through 
for  Paramount  in  “That's  My  Boy”  and  “The  Stooge” — a new  star  . . . Linda 
Darnell’s  top  man:  Agent  Charlie  Feldman,  who’s  romped  with  the  town’s  best. 

The  slick  chick  teaming  of  Debbie  Reynolds  and  Carleton  Carpenter  in  “Two 
Weeks  with  Love,”  which  has  brought  three  successive  pictures  in  a row  for  the 
couple  to  make  before  1952  checks  in  . . . The  “denial”  that  John  Agar  had  proposed 
to  another  girl  who  turned  him  down  before  he  took  off  for  a Nevada  splicing  with 
Loretta  Barnett.  They  were  all  at  John’s  mother’s  home  for  dinner  before  the 
wedding  dash  . . . Ellen  Drew’s  marriage  to  heavily  loaded  socialite  Bill  Walker, 
which  will  probably  halt  her  picture-making. 

Eve  Arden’s  report,  following  a tour  of  Army  camps,  that  the  boys  aren’t  nearly 
so  interested  in  pin-up  art  as  they  are  in  pictures  of  “back  home” — but  it  doesn’t 
stack  up  with  the  swarm  of  G.I.  requests  for  pin-up  stuff  at  the  studios  . . . Charlie 
Laughton  going  right  from  the  role  of  a deranged,  bloodthirsty  French  nobleman  in 
U-I’s  horror  picture,  “The  Door,”  to  recording  an  album  of  Christmas  carols  for 
kiddies!  . . . Liz  Scott,  who’s  torn  between  columnist  Herb  Caen  and  United  Artists 
prexy  Arthur  Krim  . . . Angela  Greene  says  her  home  is  done  in  Louis  XIY  and 
Louis  XVI — and  the  nursery  in  Hopalong  Cassidy  I. 


levard  outside  of  Culver  City.  Like 
gay  midway  “Hoppy  Land”  has  everj 
thing  to  delight  the  heart  of  a chile 
There’s  a miniature  train,  games,  slide: 
all  kinds  of  contraptions  for  the  kids  t 
ride— and  they’re  safe.  Hoppy  himsel 
supervises  everything— especially  the  he 
dogs  and  other  edibles.  “Hoppy  Land”  i 
a delightful  place  where  any  child  need 
but  a dime  or  two  to  enjoy  himself.  1 
keeps  the  kids  off  the  streets.  It  keep 
them  happy.  Cal  wishes  Bill  Boyd  “Cas 
sidy”  the  happiness  he’s  brought  to  ou 
town. 

A Little  from  Lots:  In  the  old  day 
an  important  picture  like  “Old  Soldier 
Never  Die”  rated  three-months’  earner 
work.  Twentieth  Century-Fox  has  give 
it  a fourteen-day  schedule!  . . . Charlto 
Heston,  who  learned  to  ride  bareback  fc 
his  role  in  “War  Bonnet,”  is  so  used  t 
eating  his  dinner  off  the  mantel,  he  can 
break  himself  of  the  habit!  . . . Directc 
Walter  Lang  proved  his  genius  all  ove 
again,  in  persuading  Susan  Hayward  t 
give  up  that  huge  head  of  hair  for  he 
role  in  “With  a Song  in  My  Heart. 
Now,  even  sexy  Susan  loves  it!  . . 
Jimmy  Stewart,  who  took  a cut  i 
salary  because  he  really  wanted  ths 
small  clown  role  in  “The  Greatest  Sho- 
on  Earth,”  never  once  removes  h 
make-up  in  the  picture.  Studio  scutth 
butt  has  it  that  James  still  wraps  up  th 
production.  This,  we  could  have  told  ’en 

Heart  Song:  They  talked  about  not] 
ing  personal,  but  because  Cal  knows  th 
depth  of  their  feeling  for  each  other,  1 
could  appreciate  the  quiet  evening  spei 
with  Frank  Sinatra  and  Ava  Gardne 
Along  with  such  good  friends  as  tl 
James  Masons  and  the  Paul  Clemense 
we  dined  at  La  Rue’s.  Front  pages  a 
over  the  country  had  just  chronicled  tl 
news  that  Nancy  Sinatra  had  decided  1 
divorce  her  famous  husband.  Frar 
spoke  glowingly  of  the  music  from  “Tl 
King  and  I.”  There  were  no  unkir 


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Sonja  Henie,  lovely  in  white  lace  and  emeralds,  chats  with  Gordon  Irene  McEvoy  and  Kirk  Douglas  were  among  gwe.!;) 
* MacRae  at  fabulous  party  she  and  husband  Winthrop  Gardiner  gave  who  listened  to  the  romantic  Hawaiian  music  ai  , 

before  they  left  for  New  York.  Dinner  was  served  in  the  garden  watched  native  girls  do  graceful  hula  danc 


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words  in  him.  And  the  whole  evening, 
;oo,  glamorous  Ava,  whose  heart  and 
mind  must  have  been  all  but  consumed 
with  conflicting  emotions,  was  warm 
md  considerate  of  everyone’s  wel- 
fare. She  was  also  exhausted— too  ex- 
lausted  to  eat  after  a long  hard  day  on 
;he  set  with  Clark  Gable  in  “Lone  Star.” 
I“I  just  want  a glass  of  milk  and  some 
:offee  beans,”  she  smiled  at  the  sur- 
prised waiter,  “they  really  are  wonderful 
'or  giving  energy.”  Ava  wasn’t  kidding. 
For  the  balance  of  the  evening  she  sat 
.here  nibbling  from  the  jar  of  coffee 
peans  in  front  of  her.  “Guess  how  many 
;here  are,”  Frank  mused,  “and  you  win  a 
:ur-lined  brown  derby!”  We  wished  we 
:ould  have  guessed  how  much  happiness 
| the  future  holds  for  them. 

Happy  Warrior:  No,  the  Bob  Hopes 
[aren’t  facing  bankruptcy.  Mr.  Ski-Snoot 
lidn’t  follow  the  wrong  pony,  or  lose  his 
shimmy  shirt  on  Wall  Street.  But  it  is 
;rue  that  Hope  and  all  the  little  Hope- 
:uls  are  living  in  an  inexpensive  five- 
ifoom  frame  house.  Here’s  how  it 
happened.  Just  before  he  took  off  for 
Sorea,  the  Lemon  Drop  Kiddo  (plug!) 
(bought  the  lot  in  back  of  his  estate.  A 
ittle  house  on  the  lot  went  with  the  deal. 
3is  own  magnificent  manse  was  under- 
going alterations,  so  the  Hopes  had  to 
: Inove  out  during  the  process.  Need  we 
r go  on?  Actually,  he  loves  living  in  the 
ittle  house,  which  will  be  moved  away 
ater. 

! “There’s  something  about  six  in  a 
jathtub  that’s  so  cozy!”  burbles  Bobby. 


Short  and  Sour:  Rock  Hudson’s  dates 
with  beautiful  belles  like  Ann  Sheridan, 
;trengthen  the  rumor  that  Vera-Ellen 
von’t  be  walking  down  the  aisle  with 
lim  . . . June  Allyson’s  rumored  retire- 
nent  is  causing  front  office  silver  threads 
imongst  the  gold  . . . Mild-mannered 
Doris  Day  would  like  to  take  the  person 
vho’s  spreading  those  “separation” 
stories  and  dunk  him  in  her  Bendix! 


IMPERTINENT 

INTERVIEW 


BY  ALINE  MOSBY 

U.  P Hollywood  Correspondent 


Peace  reigned  generally 
around  the  often  warring  house- 
holds of  Hollywood  last  spring, 
but  not  in  the  Bel-Air  battle- 
ground of  the  Victor  Matures. 

The  beautiful  hunk  of  man  and 
his  beautiful  blonde  wife  were 
dug  into  their  trenches  again. 

At  that  time  Mrs.  M.  denied 
they  were  separated  for  keeps 
and  added,  “We  had  a little 
argument,  that’s  all.”  They’d 
had  one  skirmish  before  in 
which  Vic  was  shot  down  in 
flames  in  a divorce  suit,  in  No- 
vember 1949.  They  called  a 
truce  the  next  February,  though, 
and  peace  held  again. 

After  the  smoke  had  cleared  from  this  latest  tactical  maneuver,  I hotfooted  over  to 
the  “Las  Vegas  Story”  set  at  RKO  to  find  out  who  won.  The  broad-shouldered  actor, 
who  usually  has  5,890  well-chosen  words  to  say  in  any  communique  to  the  press,  was 
practically  silent  this  time.  After  some  hemming  and  much  hawing,  he  admitted  that 
his  wife  always  comes  out  the  winner  in  their  family  discussions. 

“Sure,  I admit  I was  wrong,”  he  finally  said.  “The  woman  in  this  case  has  been 
right  in  every  instance.  I’ve  been  wrong  so  consistently.  This  is  great,”  he  laughed. 
“I  can  see  some  future  lawyer  holding  out  this  interview  to  me  and  saying,  ‘Here, 
see,  he  admits  he  was  wrong.’ 

“Gee,  seriously,  Honey,  it’s  hard  to  say  anything.  I don’t  want  to  hurt  her.  I really 
don’t  want  to  talk  about  it.  Oh,  I’m  no  gem,  I admit  that.  We  had  some  type  of  argu- 
ment which  is  pretty  par  for  the  course.  If  anything’s  printed  in  the  gossip  columns 
that  you’ve  had  an  argument  with  your  wife,  though,  people  know  it.” 

Does  Mature  mind  the  gold-fish  bowl  of  Movieland? 

“Some  of  my  greatest  friends  are  gossip  columnists,”  he  shrugged.  “It’s  their  job 
to  report  what  they  feel  is  going  on  in  town.  But  it  still  doesn’t  help,  if  you’ve  had 
an  argument,  to  have  Joe,  Pete  and  Harry  know  it.  We  just  had  a simple  little 
problem  that  comes  up  in  everyday  life.  My  wife  really  is  very  charming,  great  sense 
of  humor,  you  know,  all  that.  . . .” 

I wanted  to  know  what  he  thought  about  couples  airing  their  disputes  instead  of 
bottling  them  up  for  future  serious  explosions. 

“I’m  no  authority  on  that,”  he  said  firmly.  “If  I give  you  any  advice  it’s  liable  to 
upset  the  whole  universe.” 


The  Victor  Matures 


Even  Jane  Powell,  expecting  her  baby  when  this 
oicture  was  taken,  couldn’t  stay  away  from  the 
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Sitting  in  a corner,  but  far  from  blue,  were  those  new  friends,  Bar- 
bara Stanwyck  and  Nancy  Sinatra.  Barbara’s  reported  reconciliation 
with  Bob  is  still  a rumor.  Nancy  recently  agreed  to  divorce  Frankie 


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People,  Places,  Things:  This  really 
was  party  month  for  Cal  and  one  of  the 
nicest  was  held  in  Zachary  Scott’s  bache- 
lor apartment.  Guests  crowded  the  small 
quarters,  but  typical  of  the  charming 
host,  everyone  was  made  comfortable 
with  individual  folding  tables  and  the 
best  curried  food  in  town.  Daughter 
Waverly  and  her  friend  Kitty  Murray 
were  the  most  dignified,  well-poised  six- 
teen-year-olds  Cal  has  ever  seen.  They 
too  were  fascinated  by  Anne  Baxter’s 
amusing  story  of  the  exhibitors’  luncheon 
at  Twentieth. 

“Expecting”  momentarily,  Anne  tried 
to  remain  inconspicuous  in  a secluded 
corner.  However,  an  exhibitor  sought  her 
out  and  inquired  solicitously:  “And  what 
is  your  next  production,  Miss  Baxter?” 
Anne  played  it  straight.  “Oh  it’s  a 
Hodiak  production,”  she  dead-panned. 
“I’ll  look  forward  to  seeing  it,”  the 


exhibitor  said  seriously.  “And  so  will  I 
Anne  managed  to  mutter! 

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morning  ritual  in  the  Mark  Stevenst 
household.  While  daddy  shaves  ai 
drinks  his  orange  juice,  his  son  has 
small  glass  too  and  watches.  “Cheers 
says  big  Mark  to  little  Mark,  as  thi 
clink  glasses.  Now  the  scene  changes 
the  schoolroom.  It’s  mid-morning  ai 
milk-drinking  time  for  the  kiddies.  Su 
denly  Mark  Richard  Stevens  leaps  to  h 
feet,  faces  the  class  and  with  glass  u 
held,  yells— “Cheers!” 

Stork  Stuff : Jane  Russell,  celebratii 
her  birthday  at  Sportsman’s  Lodg 
thought  the  phone  call  was  anoth 
friendly  congratulation.  Instead,  she  r 
turned  to  the  table  looking  as  if  she  h: 
just  taken  a terrific  swig  of  stardu; 
Word  had  just  reached  her  that  the  bal 
she  and  Bob  Waterfield  (after  eig 
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DOROTHY  LAMOUR’S  son,  five-year- 
old  Ridge,  wore  a cowboy  suit  to  a 
movie.  On  his  way  home  in  the  family 
car  he  wrestled  a boot  off  and  lifted  out  his 
foot.  “What’s  the  matter?”  asked  Dottie. 

“I  gotta  empty  the  popcorn  out,”  ex- 
plained Ridge. 

* * * 

Sign  on  the  rear  of  a ribbon-bedecked 
honeymoon  auto: 

“Till  Draft  Us  Do  Part.” 

* * * 

Hypochondriac:  A person  who  winters 
in  California  and  then  worries  because 

he’s  pale  underneath  his  tan. 

* * * 

Hollywood  producer  to  a young  starlet 
he  had  just  met  for  the  first  time:  “Tell 
me  all  about  yourself — your  struggles, 
your  dreams,  your  telephone  number.” 

* * * 

Overheard:  “Why  don’t  they  let  you 
play  Francis  the  mule?” 

* * * 

Susan  Peters  read  her  young  son,  Tim, 
a book  about  animals  and  then  decided  to  . 
test  his  new  knowledge.  She  asked:  “Tell 
me,  Tim,  about  some  things  that  are  very  i 
dangerous  to  get  near  to  and  have  horns.” 

“Automobiles,”  Tim  immediately  an- 
swered. 

* * * 

Eve  Arden  on  her  wisecracking  film 
portrayals: 

“I  was  a flop  till  I was  flip.” 

* * * 

Marquee  sign:  “Pardon  My  Sarong.” — 

“It  Ain’t  Hay.” 

* * * 

Maureen  O’Hara  masquerades  as  a boy  I 
in  U-I’s  “Flame  of  Araby.”  When  movie 
producers  ask  Maureen  to  impersonate  a 
male,  they’re  overlooking  a thing  or  two. 

* * * 

RKO  inserted  a page  ad  in  a magazine 
asking  for  applicants  for  roles  in  a new 
movie.  One  gagsteress  sent  in  her  picture 
and  wrote: 

“I’m  not  beautiful,  but  I could  certainly 
be  the  first  female  Humphrey  Bogart.” 

* * * 

Walter  O’Keefe’s  theory: 

“A  wife  is  someone  who  helps  her  hus- 
band through  troubles,  trials  and  aggra- 
vation that  he  never  would  have  gotten 
into  if  he  hadn’t  married  her  in  the  first 
place.” 

* * * 

Frank  Fontaine  after  the  wedding  of  a 

Hollywood  ham: 

“They  should  be  very  happy  together. 
They’re  both  so  in  love  with  him.” 

* * * 

Definition  of  anatomy:  What  everyone 
has  but  looks  better  on  Jane  Russell. 

* * * 

Young  autograph  hound,  after  getting 

Howard  Duff’s  scrawl: 

“Gosh,  he’s  the  most  illegible  bachelor 
in  Hollywood.” 

* * * 

Did  you  hear  about  the  couple  who 

co-starred  in  one  of  those  interplanetary 
science-fiction  thrillers.  Asked  if  they 
were  planning  to  be  married,  they  cho- 
rused: “No  comet.” 

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(Continued  from  page  16) 
years  of  marriage)  plan  to  adopt  had 
just  come  into  the  world.  They’ll  name 
the  lucky  little  lady  Tracey  . . . Even 
more  welcome  than  last  year’s  Oscar,  is 
Mercedes  McCambridge’s  announcement 
that  she  and  director  Fletcher  Markle 
will  celebrate  the  new  year  with  a new 
baby.  Mercy  has  a son  by  a former  mar- 
riage, who’s  equally  happy  . . . Valentino 
really  has  a good  reason  for  dancing  a 
mad  tango.  Tony  Dexter  hopes  it  will  be 
a boy. 

It  Happened  in  Hollywood:  Ray  Mil- 
land,  lunching  with  his  good  friend,  direc- 
tor Walter  Lang,  in  the  Twentieth 
Commissary,  couldn’t  believe  his  eyes. 
Across  from  him  at  another  table  sat 
young  Sue  Weber,  the  daughter  of  his 
wife’s  brother. 

“Oh,  I wanted  to  surprise  you,”  ex- 
claimed the  disappointed  young  lovely. 
‘Bob  Wagner  is  rehearsing  with  me  and 
f my  test  is  good,  they’re  going  to  sign 
ne  to  a contract.  Right  now  I feel  so 
oolish  trying  to  act.” 

Poor  Ray,  who’s  watched  Sue  grow  up 
Tom  the  cradle,  could  only  groan— “Me, 
.00!” 

Around  the  Town:  Up  the  Pacific 
Coast  Highway  to  celebrate  the  opening 
)f  the  new  Surf  Room  at  “Holiday 
louse”:  Guy  Madison  and  Gail  Russell 
till  acting  like  a bride  and  groom  . . . 
■ane  Powell  and  Geary  Steffen  definitely 
lot  crabbing  about  the  cracked  crab  . . . 
Parley  Granger  and  Shelley  Winters  eat- 
ng  as  if  the  Reds  were  in  Pasadena  . . . 
Celebrating  the  new  Beverly  Gourmet 
locktail  Lounge:  Linda  Darnell  and  Jeff 
^handler  . . . Jeanne  Crain  swigging 
[own  a Coke  with  Paul  Brinkman  . . . 
Csther  Williams  and  Ben  Gage  trying 
ut  their  rival’s  recipes  . . . Gordon  Mac- 
iae  looking  longingly  at  the  piano,  but 
efraining  from  giving  a free  concert  . . . 
mau  Night  in  the  Ambassador’s  famous 
locoanut  Grove:  Leis  of  baby  orchids 
or  the  ladies— a five-foot  one  for  Dorothy 
-amour,  the  Queen  of  Hollywood  Island 


. . . Mangos,  spiced  watermelon,  crystal- 
lized ginger  and  endless  tropical  tasties 
for  June  Haver,  with  an  unknown  escort; 
the  John  Dereks;  Richard  Egan  with 
Ann  Sothern;  Gene  Nelson  and  his  lovely 
wife  Miriam— all  hula-happy,  all  loving 
it. 

Opening  Night:  The  nurses  at  St. 
John’s  Hospital  in  Santa  Monica  are 
grateful  that  Red  Skelton  only  has  one 
appendix!  No,  he  wasn’t  a bad  patient 
when  they  rushed  him  in  for  an  emer- 
gency operation.  To  the  contrary,  he  kept 
the  nurses  in  such  stitches,  he  almost 
popped  his  own.  Just  when  they  thought 
he  was  out  cold,  Red  raised  himself  on 
the  operating  table.  “After  you  get  your 
opening,”  he  wisecracked,  “make  sure 
that  I get  mine  next  month  at  the  Palla- 
dium.” 

Talent  Scout:  It  can  happen  here,  but 
take  it  from  an  old-timer,  it  doesn’t  hap- 
pen often.  “I  want  you  to  meet  a wonder- 
ful girl,”  enthused  Ruth  Roman.  “She’s 
going  to  be  a big  star  and  you  might  as 
well  start  writing  wonderful  things  about 
her  now.”  We  were  on  the  set  of 
“Starlift,”  the  picture  that  revolves  itself 
around  the  Travis  Air  Base  and  Hospital. 
Ruth  was  right.  Janice  Rule  (She  first 
appeared  with  Joan  Crawford  in  “Good- 
bye, My  Fancy”)  is  a beautiful  lass  of 
nineteen,  mellowed  and  mature  beyond 
her  years.  She’s  still  a bit  bewildered  by 
Hollywood  and  her  first  experience  be- 
fore the  camera,  but  she  can’t  miss. 
“When  the  local  wolves  ask  for  my 
telephone  number,”  laughed  Janice,  “I 
tell  them  I live  with  my  agent.  You 
should  see  the  expression  on  their  faces!” 
P.S.  Her  agent  is  Lillie  Messenger,  one  of 
the  best  gal  agents  in  the  business. 

Did  You  Know  That:  Scott  Brady,  who 
couldn’t  live  under  more  modest  circum- 
stances, surprised  Hollywood  by  filing  a 
petition  of  bankruptcy  to  the  tune  of 
debts  totaling  $34,220.11— with  assets 
listed  less  than  a thousand  . . . John  Bar- 
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Rings  on  her  fingers,  wedding  bells  in  their  hearts.  Sally  Forrest, 
Milo  Frank,  ring  shopping,  expect  to  be  newlyweds  when  you  read  this 


home  with  Aunt  Ethel,  as  publicized. 
While  shooting-  on  his  current  produc- 
tion, the  youngster  registered  at  the 
Chateau  Marmont  where  his  director 
could  keep  an  interested  eye  on  him  . . . 
Ann  Blyth  pressed  good-luck  shamrocks 
in  Ireland  and  brought  them  back  to  her 
friends  in  Hollywood  . . . Alan  Ladd  pay- 
ing a personal  call  on  every  member  of 
the  Wafner  publicity  department,  intro- 
duced himself  (?)  and  said:  “If  you  need 
me,  call  me.”  Hollywood  hams  who  want 
to  get  away  from  the  pain  of  it  all, 
please  note!  . . . Patricia  Neal,  who  re- 
fused to  take  a salary  cut  at  Warners,  is 
back  on  the  lot— back  to  visit  Gary 
Cooper,  who  still  works  there  . . . Since 
John  Lund  took  the  front  office  by  the 
horns  and  secured  his  release  from  Para- 
mount, he’s  had  wonderful  offers  from 
three  other  studios. 

Show  Business:  Hectically  happy,  Sally 
Forrest  and  Milo  Frank  dropped  by  for  a 
cocktail.  “Here,  we  wanted  to  give  you 
yours  in  person,”  they  exclaimed  as  they 
handed  Cal  an  engraved  invitation  to 
their  August  wedding.  Even  dishearten- 
ing change  of  plans  failed  to  dampen 
their  spirits. 

“Milo  had  already  booked  passage  and 
made  reservations  for  us  at  the  Royal 
Hawaiian,”  sighed  Sally,  “then  the  studio 
put  me  in  ‘Skirts  Ahoy’  and  it’s  such  a 
wondei’ful  part  we  just  had  to  postpone 
our  honeymoon.” 

Grinned  Milo,  “We  couldn’t  postpone 
the  wedding,  however.  Sally  has  to  make 
an  honest  man  of  me  because  i have  al- 
ready made  the  down  payment  on  our 
house!” 


papa,  who  is  almost  a stranger  to  them. 
The  Fontaine-Khan  reunion  in  Paris  was 
important  to  headline-happy  reporters 
only  . . . Minor  surgery  on  Betty  Hut- 
ton’s vocal  chords  silenced  her  for  a week. 
“It  was  tougher  than  learning  to  hang 
by  my  knees  from  a trapeze,”  whispered 
the  blonde  bombshell  . . . For  a change, 
Errol  Flynn  is  doing  the  suing.  The  suit 
is  based  on  an  alleged  altercation  be- 
tween the  star  and  a Nassau  hotel  owner 
...  At  the  last  minute  Mrs.  Dan  Dailey 
changed  her  mind,  dropped  her  California 
divorce  action  and  got  it  in  Las  Vegas. 
Now  that  she’s  free,  her  friends  expect 
her  to  marry  oilman  Bob  Neal  . . . Bing 
Crosby,  the  world’s  wealthiest  “bum” 
(a  Vancouver  hotel  clerk  refused  him 
admission  upon  his  return  from  a fish- 
ing trip.  No  one  would  have  recognized 
the  bearded  groaner)  anxiously  stood 
by  when  young  Gary  Crosby  underwent 
shoulder  surgery,  the  result  of  a foot- 
ball injury  . . . Investigation  proceed- 
ing for  Betty  Grable,  a reported  victim 
of  an  oil  promotion  swindle. 

Beverly  Hills  Beach-Head : While  they’re 
waiting  to  welcome  the  stork,  the  Tyrone 
Powerses  add  welcome  color  to  the  local 
scene.  A photograph  of  Linda  in  a French 
newspaper  recently  arrived  in  town.  She 
was  posed  standing  next  to  a nude-to- 
the-waist  statue  of  herself  which  she 
presented  to  her  famous  husband.  Cur- 
rently Ty’s  on  suspension  at  Twentieth 
Century-Fox— for  the  first  time  in  fifteen 
years.  He  didn’t  want  to  play  the  lead  in 
“Lydia  Bailey”  and  he’s  so  right.  In  this 
case,  too  many  costume  pictures  are  too 
many ! 


Names  and  News:  Thieves  who  broke 
into  the  Laguna  Beach  home  of  Bette 
Davis,  won’t  have  a second  opportunity. 
Bette’s  back  from  making  a picture  in 
England  and  all  she  can  say  is— “God 
Bless  America!”  . . . The  reported  per- 
mission of  Joan  Fontaine’s  father,  for  his 
daughter  to  marry  Aly  Khan,  even  em- 
barrassed Hollywood.  Joan  and  sister 
i Olivia  were  never  exactly  cozy  with 


Lady  in  the  Dark:  Cal’s  decided  some 
legends  live  forever.  At  one  of  Producer 
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“A  Streetcar  Named  Desire,”  just  before 
the  film  rolled  the  projectionist  had  a re- 
quest to  lower  the  lights.  “There’s  a lady 
outside  who  doesn’t  like  to  enter  bright- 
ly-lit rooms,”  was  the  explanation.  The 
lady  was— Garbo! 

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Musical  Moppet:  Doris  Day  no  longer 
wonders  how  her  son  Terry  is  going  to 
make  his  living!  “First  he  wanted  to  be 
a fireman,”  she  laughs,  “then  he  decided 
that  he  either  wanted  to  run  a shoe-shine 
stand— or  be  a millionaire.  However,  last 
week  when  my  accompanist  came  over  to 
try  out  some  new  songs,  Terry  came  in 
from  the  next  room  and  asked  him  to  play 
softer.  When  I wanted  to  know  why,  my 
son  explained  that  he  was  making  a new 
musical  arrangement  of  ‘Swanee  River’ 
and  he  couldn’t  concentrate!”  When  Doris, 
who  is  a very  happy  Mrs.  Marty  Melcher 
these  days,  wanted  to  know  what  was 
wrong  with  the  old  “Swanee  River,”  Terry 
replied:  “I  think  I can  make  it  better!” 

Here  to  Stay:  Although  he  has  had 
more  play  offers  than  any  other  young 
actor  in  town,  Arthur  Kennedy  has  final- 
ly made  up  his  mind  to  remain  in  Holly- 
wood for  good.  Sold  his  Connecticut  home 
and  moved  his  family  back  to  California. 
Arthur  may  be  abandoning  New  York, 
but  he  isn’t  giving  up  live  theatre.  He  has 
organized  a theatrical  group  of  his  own 
to  put  on  plays  for  friends  and  invited 
guests.  If  the  idea  clicks,  Arthur  intends 
to  play  to  public  audiences.  And,  knowing 
the  boy  as  we  do,  we’re  willing  to  bet  his 
project  will  be  the  answer  to  top-notch 
live  theatre  in  Hollywood  that  everyone 
is  clamoring  for— but  does  so  little  about. 

Bright  Star:  Faye  Emerson,  at  her  gay 
cocktail  party,  entered  the  race  to  vie 
with  other  glamour  gals  in  dreaming  up 
new  ways  to  decorate  chignons.  Faye’s 
“bun”  was  encircled  with  a silver  brace- 
let-like thing,  studded  with  tiny  fake 
gems— tres  chic.  Like  everyone  else  who 
succumbs  to  the  personal  warmth  of  the 
TV  queen,  Cal  was  thrilled  over  her  great 
personal  progress.  “When  you  knew  me 
at  Warners,”  Faye  confided,  “I  was  lost. 
After  those  bad  B pictures,  I couldn’t  get 
a job.  When  I went  into  television,  I 
didn’t  have  a hundred  dollars  to  my 
name.”  Today  she  has  a chic  apartment 
on  Park  Avenue  and  her  weekly  salary 
is  ’way  up  in  the  thousands. 


Fun  on  the  side:  Dick  Wesson,  Paul 
Picerni  gag  on  set  of  “ Force  of  Arms’ 

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“If  sweeping  floors  is  rough  on  your  hands,  imagine  mine  after  retakes  of  this  ship- 
wreck scene  for  ‘SMUGGLER’S  ISLAND.’  The  heavy  oars  made  my  hands  sting. 


Learning  the  ropes  on  a sloop  But  between  scenes,  I used  It  kept  my  hands  lovely  for 

left  my  hands  raw  again  . . . soothing  Jergens  Lotion  . , . romantic  closeups!” 


To  soften,  a lotion  or  cream 
should  be  absorbed  by  upper 
layers  of  skin.  Water  won't 
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Jergens  Lotion.  It  contains 
quickly- absorbed  ingredients 
that  doctors  recommend,  no 
heavy  oils  that  merely  coat 
the  skin  with  oily  film. 


Being  a liquid,  Jergens  is  Prove  it  with  this  simple  You  II  see  why  Jergens 
absorbed  by  thirsty  skin.  test  described  above  . . . Lotion  is  my  beauty  secret. 


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Brief  Reviews 

yy  (F)  ALONG  THE  GREAT  DIVIDE — War- 
ners: Kirk  Douglas  plays  a marshal  who  tries  to 
save  Walter  Brennan’s  life  in  this  blood-and-thunder 
epic.  With  Virginia  Mayo,  John  Agar.  (June) 
l/t/  (F)  APACHE  DRUMS— U-I : A non-sympa- 
thetic  Indian  story  for  a change  about  the  siege  of 
a frontier  town  inhabited  by  Stephen  McNally,  Co- 
leen  Gray  and  Willard  Parker.  In  Technicolor. 
(June) 

L/l/  (F)  AS  YOUNG  AS  YOU  FEEL— 20th  Cen- 
tury-Fox: Monty  Woolley,  automatically  retired  at 
sixty-five,  dyes  his  beard  and  cuts  up  with  Constance 
Bennett — ex-boss  Albert  Dekker’s  wife — to  prove 
that  there’s  life  in  the  old  boy  yet.  A cute  comedy 
with  Jean  Peters,  Marilyn  Monroe.  (Aug.) 

\ZV2  (F)  BEST  OF  THE  BAD  MEN— RKO:  The 
Younger  Brothers  and  the  James  boys  are  riding  and 
shooting  again — this  time  along  with  Robert  Ryan, 
out  to  avenge  a false  murder  charge.  With  Bob  Pres- 
ton, Claire  Trevor,  Jack  Buetel.  (Aug.) 

✓✓  (A)  BRAVE  BULLS,  THE— Columbia : If  you 
like  bull-fighting  you’ll  go  for  this  story  of  a matador, 
Mel  Ferrer,  who  loses  his  nerve  in  the  bull  ring  and 
his  heart  to  Miroslava.  With  Anthony  Quinn.  (June) 
yyV*  (F)  CAP  IAIN  HORATIO  HORNBLOWER 
— Warners:  Gregory  Peck,  Virginia  Mayo  find  ro- 
mance and  adventure  during  the  Napoleonic  War 
against  England  in  this  Technicolor  classic.  (July) 
l/k/  (F)  C0M1N ’ ROUND  THE  MOUNTAIN— 
UT : Bud  Abbott  and  Lou  Costello  take  to  the  hills 
to  find  some  buried  gold  when  night-club  singer 
Dorothy  Shay  discovers  that  Lou's  a long  lost  mem- 
ber of  the  feudin’  McCoys.  (Aug.) 
t/l/  (F)  EXCUSE  MY  DUST — M-G-M:  Fairly 
entertaining  Technicolor  musical  with  Red  Skelton, 
as  an  inventor  who  tries  to  perfect  the  horseless 
carriage,  providing  the  laughs;  Sally  Forrest,  the 
dances  and  romance;  Monica  Lewis,  the  songs  and 
Macdonald  Carey  some  plot  complications.  (Aug.) 
l/54  (F)  FIGHTING  COAST  GUARD— Republic: 
An  oft-told  plot  involving  Ella  Raines,  Brian  Don- 
levy,  Forrest  Tucker,  bogs  down  the  worthy  effort 
of  showing  the  work  and  purpose  of  the  Coast  Guard. 
But  the  action  shots  are  exciting.  (Aug.) 
l/V  (F)  FIRST  LEGION,  THE — Sedif-U.A. : A 
warm  story  about  Jesuit  Fathers  and  their  reactions 
to  what  appears  to  be  a modern  miracle.  With  Charles 
Boyer,  Barbara  Rush,  Lyle  Bettger.  (July) 
yy  (F)  FOLLOW  THE  SUN— 20th  Century-Fox: 
Glenn  Ford  stars  in  the  life  of  golf  champion  Ben 
Hogan  from  his  caddy  days  to  his  comeback  after  a 
near-fatal  accident.  With  Anne  Baxter.  (June) 
yy  FORT  WORTH — Warners:  Plenty  of  shooting 
and  fighting  in  this  epic  of  old  Texas  after  Randolph 
Scott  discovers  that  David  Brian  hired  him  to  run 
his  newspaper  for  strictly  varminty  purposes.  With 
Phyllis  Thaxter,  Helena  Carter.  (Aug.) 

✓l/l/  (A)  FOURTEEN  HOURS— 20th  Century- 
Fox:  Many  lives  are  influenced  as  Paul  Douglas  and 
Barbara  Bel  Geddes  try  to  dissuade  Richard  Base- 
hart  trom  jumping  off  a hotel  ledge  in  this  suspenseful 
story.  With  Debra  Paget,  Agnes  Moorehead.  (June) 
t/l/  (F)  FRANCIS  GOES  TO  THE  RACES— 
U-I:  Francis,  the  mule,  and  Donald  O’Connor  get 
back  into  civilian  life  and  become  involved  with  turf 
racketeers  and  pretty  Piper  Laurie  in  this  not  quite 
so  funny  sequel.  (Aug.) 

yyy  (F)  GO  FOR  BROKE— M-G-M:  Van  John- 
son is  a strict  young  lieutenant  whose  disappointment 
at  being  assigned  to  a Nisei  platoon  is  changed  to 
respect  when  he  sees  the  boys  in  action.  (June) 
yy  (A)  GOODBYE,  MY  FANCY— Warners: 
Congresswoman  Joan  Crawford  returns  to  the  univer- 
sity, from  which  she  was  once  expelled,  for  an  hon- 
orary degree,  and  gets  involved  in  some  romantic 
complications  with  dean  Robert  Young.  With  Frank 
Lovejoy,  Eve  Arden,  Janice  Rule.  (June) 
yyy  (F)  GREAT  CARUSO,  THE— M-G-M: 
Mario  Lanza’s  thrilling  voice  is  heard  in  excerpts 
from  famed  operas  in  this  Technicolor  version  of  life 
of  the  world’s  greatest  tenor.  With  Ann  Blyth.  (June) 
l/l/  (A)  GUY  WHO  CAME  BACK,  THE— 20th 
Century-Fox:  Amusing  screen  fare  in  which  Paul 
Douglas,  an  ex-football  star,  is  persuaded  by  siren 
Linda  Darnell  that  his  days  as  a champ  and  a Great 
Lover  are  not  over — much  to  the  distress  of  wife 
Joan  Bennett.  (Aug.) 

yy  (A)  HOLLYWOOD  STORY,  THE— U-I: 
Richard  Conte,  as  a movie  producer,  sets  out  to  solve 
a twenty-year-old  Hollywood  murder.  With  Julia 
Adams,  Richard  Egan  and  many  yesteryear  screen 
favorites.  (July) 

yyt  HOUSE  ON  TELEGRAPH  HILL,  THE— 
20th  Century-Fox:  A suspenseful  melodrama  wit! 
Valentina  Cortesa  as  a Polish  D.P.  who  comes  tc 
America,  marries  Richard  Basehart,  and  discovert 
she’s  marked  for  murder.  With  Bill  Lundigan.  (July) 
yy  (A)  / CAN  GET  IT  FOR  YOU  WHOLE 
SALE — 20th  Century-Fox:  Interesting  drama  of  the 
garment  district  with  Susan  Hayward  as  an  aggres- 
sive dress  designer  who  wants  to  get  to  the  top  evet 
if  it  means  stepping  over  partners  Dan  Dailey,  Satr 
Jaffee.  With  George  Sanders.  (June) 
yyy  (F)  I WAS  A COMMUNIST  FOR  THl 
F.B.I. — Warners:  Exciting  true  story  of  a man  re 
jected  by  friends  and  family  when  he  becomes  at 
undercover  agent  to  expose  the  Red  menace  in  Amer 
ica.  With  Frank  Lovejoy,  Dorothy  Hart.  (July) 
yyy  (F)  JIM  THORPE— ALL  AMERICAN 
Warners:  Story  of  the  great  Indian  athlete  whicl 
covers  his  early  days  in  college,  his  rise  and  fall  a: 
a champion  and  his  eventual  rehabilitation.  Bur 
Lancaster’s  in  top  form.  With  Steve  Cochran 
Phyllis  Thaxter,  Charles  Bickford.  (Aug.) 
yy  (F)  KATIE  DID  IT — U-I:  Cute  comedy  it 
which  illustrator  Mark  Stevens  breaks  down  th- 
reserve  of  ultra-conservative  Ann  Blyth  and  break 
up  her  engagement  to  Craig  Stevens.  (June) 




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/V  (F)  K0N-T1K1 — Art-Film — Sol  Lesser— RKO: 
Documentary  films  of  actual  4,300-mile  sea  voyage 
taken  by  raft  by  Thor  Heyerdahl  and  five  compan- 
ions. Not  for  the  easily  sea-sick.  (July) 

/l/  (F)  LAST  OUTPOST , THE — Pine-Thomas- 
3aramount:  Still  another  Civil  War  era  Western 
with  Yankees,  rebels  and  Injuns  shootin’  it  up.  With 
Ronald  Reagan,  Rhonda  Fleming.  (July) 

'/)/  (F)  LEMON  DROP  KID,  THE— Paramount : 
Jay  comedy  with  Bob  Hope  playing  Santa  Claus  in 
>rder  to  raise  $10,000  owed  to  Fred  Clark.  Marilyn 
Maxwell’s  the  doll  in  Bob’s  life.  (June) 

(A)  LONG  DARK  HALL,  THE — U.A. : A 
British  import  with  plenty  of  suspense  revolving 
Lround  trial  and  conviction  of  Rex  Harrison  for  the 
aurder  of  Patricia  Wayne.  Lilli  Palmer,  Mrs.  Har- 
rison off-screen,  plays  his  faithful  wife.  (Aug.) 
yV  (F)  MAN  WITH  MY  FACE,  THE—G ardner- 
J.A.:  Barry  Nelson  is  forced  to  prove  his  own 
dentity  after  he  returns  home  one  night  to  find  a 
iouble  in  possession  of  his  wife,  his  home  and  his 
i log.  With  Carole  Matthews.  (July) 

/ (F)  NEW  MEXICO — Allen-U.A. : A scenically 
eautiful  Western  with  Lew  Ayres  as  a Union  cap- 
ain,  who,  after  attempting  to  defend  maltreated 
ndians,  is  forced  to  track  them  down.  With  Marilyn 
Maxwell.  (July) 

✓V/2  (A)  PANDORA  AND  THE  FLYING 

DUTCHMAN — Romulus-M-G-M:  A beautiful  and 
ragic  love  story  with  Ava  Gardner  as  a restless  1930 
ilaygirl;  James  Mason,  the  17th  Century  Dutchman 
|(oomed  to  sail  the  seven  seas  until  he  finds  a woman 
vho’d  die  for  him.  (June) 

/ (F)  PRINCE  WHO  WAS  A THIEF,  THE — 
J-I:  Tony  Curtis  comes  into  his  own  as  a star  in 
his  Technicolor  Arabian  Nights  tale  about  a royal 
nfant  reared  by  renegades,  who  finally  claims  his 
irthright.  With  Piper  Laurie.  (July) 

V\S  (F)  QUEEN  FOR  A DA  Y — Stillman-U.A. : 
'he  popular  radio  show  is  the  springboard  for  drama- 
tization of  short  stories:  “Gossamer  World,”  “High 
i liver”  and  “Horsie”  featuring  Phyllis  Avery,  Adam 
Villiams,  Edith  Meiser  and  cast  of  unknowns.  (June) 
(F)  SEALED  CARGO— RKO:  When  Dana 
Andrews,  owner  of  a small  Canadian  fishing  boat 
uring  World  War  II  sights  a wrecked  Danish 
chooner,  he  becomes  involved  in  intrigue  and  mur- 
er.  With  Carla  Balenda,  Claude  Rains.  (July) 
VV  (F)  SHOW  BOAT—  M-G-M:  The  third  and 
'echnicolor  screen  version  of  immortal  Jerome  Kern- 
kina  Ferber  operetta  starring  Kathryn  Grayson  as 
lagnolia,  Howard  Keel  as  Gay,  Ava  Gardner  as 
ulie.  With  Joe  E.  Brown,  Agnes  Moorehead  and 
iat  sensational  dance  team  Marge  and  Gower 
Champion.  (Aug.) 

V (F)  SOLDIERS  THREE— M-G-M:  A rather  dull 
ind  much  too  British  version  of  the  Kipling  story 
espite  the  presence  of  Stewart  Granger,  Robert 
fewton,  Walter  Pidgeon,  David  Niven.  (June) 
w (A)  STRANGERS  ON  A TRAIN — War- 
'ers:  Neurotic  Robert  Walker  meets  tennis  champ 
arley  Granger  in  a club  car,  discusses  a diabolical 
|:heme  for  a double  murder  and  then,  without  Far- 
e's knowledge,  carries  out  his  end  of  it.  What 
ippens  next  makes  this  a chilling,  thrilling  adven- 
Jre.  With  Ruth  Roman,  Pat  Hitchcock.  (Aug.) 

j Vx/5  (F)  TAKE  CARE  OF  MY  LITTLE  GIRL— 
Oth  Century-Fox:  A controversial  but  straight- 
>rward  expose  of  cruelties  of  college  sorority  snob- 
bishness. With  Jeanne  Crain,  Dale  Robertson,  Mitzi 
;aynor,  Jean  Peters.  (July) 

V (A)  THING,  THE — RKO : A chilling  science- 
btion  adventure  about  a “thing”  from  another  planet 
jiat  lands  at  North  Pole  in  a flying  saucer  with  the 
Mention  of  destroying  the  earth.  With  Ken  Tobey, 

, j'ewey  Martin,  Margaret  Sheridan.  (July) 

; \yy*  (F)  WHEN  I GROW  UP — U.A. : Bobby 
„ riscoll  plays  a dual  role  in  this  tender  family 
jrtrait  concerning  a boy,  his  dad,  and  grand-dad 
'id  the  problem  two  of  them  faced  in  their  youth. 

\t  rith  Martha  Scott,  Bob  Preston.  (Aug.) 
rJ  ' (F)  W HIRL WIND — Columbia : Gene  Autry 

|jj  des  the  old  trail  as  a government  agent  out  to  get 
thieving  rancher.  With  Smiley  Burnette.  (July) 


going  thataway!  Dean  Stock- 
ell  is  in  Joel  McCrea’s  “ Cattle  Drive ” 


Tragedy  in  the  tenements  of  New  Orleans:  Kim  Hunter, 
Vivien  Leigh,  Marlon  Brando  in  screen  version  of  hit  play 

v'yr*  (A)  A Streetcar  Named  Desire  (Warners) 

«N  occasion  Hollywood  rises  to  heights  of  artistic 
achievement,  sometimes  even  pulling  itself  right  out 
of  the  old  box-office  appeal.  In  “Streetcar,”  a long 
stretch  of  feverish  morbidity,  there  are  no  concessions 
made  to  happy  endings.  The  story  deals  with  the  moral 
and  mental  degradation  of  two  Southern  girls  at  the 
hands  of  a brutish  Polish-American.  And  right  here 
let  me  say  Marlon  Brando  wins  our  personal  Oscar  for 
his  playing  of  Stanley  Kowalski.  Kim  Hunter,  his  wife, 
held  captive  by  sheer  physical  attraction,  gives  a per- 
formance that  for  shading  and  fine  line-drawing  cannot 
be  surpassed.  Showier,  of  course,  is  the  role  of  Kim’s 
sister  Blanche  who  arrives  at  her  sister’s  home  an  emo- 
tionally shaken  woman  in  need  of  love  and  understanding 
but  who,  instead,  is  literally  trampled  into  insanity  by 
the  boorish  Kowalski.  Vivien  Leigh  gives  to  the  role  of 
Blanche  that  wonderful,  fragile,  pitiful  appeal  that  chalks 
up  another  difficult-to-surpass  characterization.  Karl 
Malden  is  excellent  as  Blanche’s  suitor.  Rudy  Bond,  Nick 
Dennis,  and  Peg  Hillias  complete  the  cast. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Brutal  but  fascinating. 

Program  Notes:  Vivien  Leigh  starred  in  the  London  stage  pro- 
duction of  “Streetcar”  for  nine  months  before  coming  to  Holly- 
wood for  the  movie  version.  Laurence  Olivier,  her  husband, 
made  a picture  in  movietown  at  the  same  time.  Weary  from  long 
weeks  of  work  before  the  camera,  the  pair  boarded  a freighter  for 
a long,  restful  ride  back  to  England  . . . Brando  announced  he 
was  through,  professionally,  for  1951.  Dissatisfied  with  his  speak- 
ing voice  ( perfect , however,  for  the  role  of  Kowalski)  Brando 
planned  to  study  diction  and  voice  at  the  Actors  Studio,  headed 
by  Elia  Kazan,  who  directed  this  film  . . . Five  years  had  elapsed 
since  Kim  Hunter  had  made  a film  in  Hollywood.  Kim  played 
her  same  role  in  the  stage  version  . . . Another  member  of  the 
original  stage  cast  is  Karl  Malden  who  has  made  several  success- 
ful movies  in  the  past  year  . . . Miss  Leigh  and  a few  members 
of  the  cast  made  a location  jaunt  to  New  Orleans  to  film  scenes  in 
and  around  that  streetcar  named  Desire  which  has  since  been  re- 
placed by  a bus  of  the  same  name. 


For  Complete  Casts  of  Current  Pictures  See 


/W  (F)  Alice  in  Wonderland  (Disney-RKO) 

THE  mythical  magic  of  Disney  is  again  displayed  in  the 
beautifully  colored  cartooned  exploits  of  Alice  in  her 
wonderful  Wonderland.  All  the  characters  so  dearly 
loved  by  children  and  adults  as  well,  are  faithfully  re- 
produced— the  White  Rabbit  that  causes  Alice  to  plunge 
down  the  hole  to  Wonderland,  the  Walrus  and  the  Car- 
penter who  so  ungraciously  dine  upon  the  baby  oysters, 
TweedleDum  and  TweedleDee  (borrowed  from  the 
“Looking  Glass”  sequel),  the  Cheshire  Cat,  the  Caterpil- 
lar, the  King  and  Queen  of  Hearts  with  their  ridiculous 
croquet  game  and  trial.  Especially  comical  is  the  tea  party 
with  the  Mad  Hatter,  the  March  Hare,  and  the  Dormouse 
The  scenic  backgrounds  are  exquisitely  detailed  and  em- 
bellished with  several  objects  new  to  the  original  story. 
The  music,  soothing  and  lullaby-ish,  is  still  not  up  to  the 
“Snow  White”  score  but  Alice  proves  to  be  every  little 
girl’s  dream  of  the  heroine  she  loves  to  read  about. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Fantastical  fantasy  of  beauty  and  fun. 

Program  Notes:  For  well  over  a year  the  Disney  artists  labored 
over  their  drawing  boards  penciling  and  coloring  the  characters 
of  Alice.  The  research  and  story  plan  had  previously  occupied 
another  year  and  the  voice  dubbing  required  many,  many  months 
of  work.  The  voice  of  Alice  was  supplied  by  Kathy  Beaumont. 
The  famous  comic  Ed  Wynn  talked  for  the  Mad  Hatter  and  Rich- 
ard Haydn  for  the  Caterpillar.  Sterling  Holloway  gave  voice  to 
the  Cheshire  Cat,  Jerry  Colonna  to  the  March  Hare  and  Pat 
O’Malley  to  both  the  Walrus  and  the  Tweedle  Twins,  Dee  and 
Dum.  Bill  Thompson  chatted  for  the  White  Rabbit,  Heather 
Angel  for  Alice’s  grown-up  sister,  James  MacDonald  for  the  Dor- 
mouse and  the  fearsome  off -with-their -heads  threats  were  shouted 
by  Verna  Felton  as  the  Queen  of  Hearts.  The  AEIOU  song  that 
accompanied  the  Caterpillar  scene  was  the  cleverest  of  all. 


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BY  SARA  HAMILTON 


STAG 


F— FOR  THE  WHOLE  FAMILY 
A— FOR  ADULTS 


Richard  Widmark,  Dana  Andrews,  Jeffrey  Hunter  in  spine- 
tingling  tale  of  men  who  waged  war  in  the  ocean  s depths 


(A)  The  Frogmen  (20th  Century-Fox) 

FROGMEN  were  members  of  the  Navy’s  daring  Under- 
water Demolition  Teams  during  World  War  II  and  the 
history  of  their  exploits,  revealed  here  for  the  first  time, 
is  something  we  urge  you  not  to  miss.  The  hazardous, 
daring  bravery  of  these  men  is  wrapped  up  in  the  so 
familiar  story  of  the  unpopular  officer  who,  through  his 
own  bravery,  becomes  a hero  to  his  men,  but  for  all 
that,  none  of  the  power  or  spine-tingling  suspense  is  lost. 
In  the  all-male  cast,  Richard  Widmark  is  every  inch  the 
unyielding  Lt.  Commander  whose  matter-of-fact  manner 
irks  chief  petty  officer  Dana  Andrews  and  the  crew,  in- 
cluding Jeffrey  Hunter,  Warren  Stevens,  Harvey  Lem- 
beck,  Henry  Slate  and  other  stalwart  lads.  Gary  Merrill 
plays  the  ship’s  officer  who  understands  Widmark’s  per- 
sonality problems.  But  surpassing  the  story  by  far  are 
the  scenes  of  these  daring  men  in  action. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Terrific! 

Program  Notes:  A seasick,  water-logged  and  travel-weary  group 
of  men  ploughed  the  treacherous  waters  of}  Cape  Hatteras  and 
wondered  why,  in  heaven  s name,  they  ever  ivanted  to  be  actors 
in  the  first  place.  From  seven  weeks’  shooting  in  the  waters  off 
Norfolk,  Virginia,  and  thence  to  Key  W est,  Florida,  and  on  to 
Bovini  Bay  of}  the  Virgin  Islands,  this  group  of  men  spent  over 
half  their  time  submerged  in  the  briny  deep.  More  than  eighty- 
five  members  of  the  movie  company  became  victims  of  cold,  in- 
fluenza or  near  pneumonia  from  overexposure.  In  fact,  so  much 
sea-going  prompted  Dana  Andrews  to  sell  his  own  fifty-foot  cutter 
upon  his  return  home,  keeping  the  less-expensive-to-run  ketch  . . . 
Gary  Merrill  recovered  from  his  heavy  cold  in  time  to  fly  to  Lon- 
don with  his  wife,  Bette  Davis,  with  whom  he  co-stars  in  the 
British  film,  “Another  Man’s  Poison.”  The  Richard  Widmarks 
plan  to  meet  Bette  and  Gary  later  on  in  Rome  . . . Jeffrey  Hunter 
was  recruited  from  a college  play  at  UCLA  for  the  role  that  kept 
him  flat  on  his  back  ivith  a supposed  spinal  injury  throughout 
most  of  the  action,  thereby  escaping  most  of  the  dunkings. 


v'W  (A)  A Place  in  the  Sun  (Paramount) 

THE  finest  human  interest  story  to  come  out  of  Holly- 
wood in  many  a day!  Montgomery  Clift,  Elizabeth  Tay- 
lor and  Shelley  Winters  illumine  their  roles  with  an 
intensity  of  emotion,  constantly  in  character,  that  never 
lets  down  to  the  fateful  end.  Beautifully  adapted  and 
modernized,  the  story  tells  of  the  poor  cousin  of  a 
wealthy  and  social  family,  condescendingly  placed  in  the 
family  factory  and  then  forgotten.  Too  late  they  remem- 
ber. His  hunger  for  love  and  companionship  has  led  him 
into  an  intimacy  with  a factory  girl  and  the  tragic  con- 
sequences ruthlessly  snatch  him  from  his  new  world  and 
his  consuming  love  for  Elizabeth  Taylor.  This  role  be- 
longs to  Montgomery  Clift  and  none  other.  He’s  that 
good.  Without  make-up,  without  tricks  or  forceful  ef- 
forts, Shelley  Winters  manages  to  make  of  Alice  Tripp, 
the  factory  girl,  a pathetic  figure  that  cannot  be  over- 
shadowed by  the  youth  and  beauty  of  Elizabeth  Taylor. 


Your  Reviewer  Says:  It  will  bankrupt  the  emotions. 

Program  Notes:  The  Lake  Tahoe  country  in  the  High  Sierras 
was  covered  with  unexpected  snow  the  day  they  were  scheduled  to 
shoot  outdoor  summer  scenes.  So,  before  Elizabeth  Taylor  could 
cavort  about  the  lake  in  a bathing  suit,  the  crew  carefully  hosed 
away  the  snow  from  trees  and  landscape  within  camera  range  . . . 
The  girls’  wardrobes  touched  two  extremes.  Shelley’s  costliest 
outfit  ran  around  four  dollars.  One  of  Elizabeth’s  party  gowns 
cost  one  hundred  times  that  amount.  Clift,  who  boasts  two  suits  in 
real  life,  felt  overdressed  with  a wardrobe  consisting  of  a gray 
tweed  and  blue  serge,  poorly  cut,  a tuxedo  and  a sports  coat  with 
slacks.  He  preferred  his  factory  outfit  of  T-shirt  and  worn  leather 
jacket  which  he  ivears  most  of  the  time  off  screen  . . . Shelley  had 
her  blonde  hair  dyed  a lusterless  brown  for  her  role. 


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Love  vs.  ambition:  Monty  Clift,  Shelley  Winters  in  a new 
version  of  famous  drama  and  novel,“An  AmericanT ragedy” 


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Wi  (F)  Mark  of  the  Renegade 

(U-I) 

HERE  we  go  again,  folks,  to  i825,  with 
Ricardo  Montalban,  a Mexican  patriot 
banished  from  his  country,  and  wearing 
on  his  forehead  the  branded  letter  “R”  for 
renegade.  Joining  a band  of  pirates,  Mon- 
talban comes  to  California,  then  a province 
of  Mexico,  is  taken  captive  by  rascally  Gil- 
bert Roland.  Our  renegade  is  ordered  by 
Roland  to  kill  off  the  fiance  of  the  beau- 
tiful Cyd  Charisse  and  marry  her  himself, 
a task  not  at  all  repellent  to  Montalban 
but  without  murder,  please  now.  You  see, 
Roland  figures  that  with  his  vassal  mar- 
ried to  Cyd,  her  powerful  father  Antonio 
Moreno  will  come  under  his  dominion. 
But  before  the  villain’s  plans  can  be  ac- 
complished there  are  duels,  fiestas,  broken 
heads  and  a surprise  ending. 


Your  Reviewer  Says:  “R”  for  romantic. 


Program  Notes:  Ricardo  Montalban  is 
right  at  home  in  his  role  of  the  handsome 
Mexican  mainly  because  he  is  one.  And, 
after  a Technicolor  glimpse  of  the  actor  in 
his  colorful  outfits,  the  fans  may  insist  he 
play  nothing  else  . . . Cyd  Charisse , who  is 
Mrs.  Tony  Martin  in  private  life,  spent  most 
of  her  time  between  scenes  telephoning 
home  about  their  new  son,  Tony  ]r.  This 
was  Cyd.’ s first  role  since  the  baby’s  arrival 
. . . Silent  star  Antonio  Moreno  kept  the 
cast  spellbound  ivith  his  reminiscences. 
“There  aren’t  any  real  lovers  in  the  movies 
any  more,”  he  insisted.  “ Male  stars  just  talk 
about  it;  they  don’t  do  anything  about  it.” 
{Hi  y a,  Gable,  hello  Peck,  good  morning, 
Flynn.) 


kV  (F)  Happy  Go  Lovely  (RKO) 

II ADE  in  England  with  David  Niven, 
1*1  Cesar  Romero  and  Vera-Ellen  to  give 
it  that  Hollywood  flavor,  this  Technicolor 
movie  is  a happy  little  thing  almost  over- 
come at  times  with  too  much  of  the  old 
mistaken  identity  theme  but  always  res- 
cued from  complete  involvement  by  the 
clever  dancing  of  Vera-Ellen,  the  slap- 
dash of  Cesar  Romero  as  an  American 
theatrical  producer  of  the  shoe-string  va- 
riety and  David  Niven  as  a Scottish  greet- 
ing-card  tycoon. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  It  tries  so  hard  to  please. 

Program  Notes:  Vera-Ellen  is  newest  can- 
didate for  Queen  of  Technicolor.  With  the 
exception  of  “Love  Happy,”  her  pictures 
have  all  been  tinted.  M-G-M  signed  her  to 
a contract  after  “ff  ords  and  Music”  but 
let  her  go  to  London  for  the  independent 
“ Happy  Go  Lovely”  since  her  next  for  them, 
“Belle  of  New  York,”  wasn’t  ready  for  com- 
pletion. Vera  jumped  at  the  opportunity  to 
have  a European  vacation — and  get  paid  for 
it  to  boot  . . . This  picture  was  a homecoming 
for  British-born  David  Niven,  who  showed 
Cesar  Romero — making  his  first  London 
movie — all  around  Piccadilly. 


(A)  Kind  Lady  (M-G-M) 

SHOCKING  tale,  so  plausible  and  likely 
1 to  happen,  the  customer  is  torn  between 


outrage,  anxiety  and  admiration  for  the  j 
ingenuity  of  storyteller  and  story  actors.  1 
Occasionally  there  are  moments  when  one 
wishes  everyone  concerned  would  get  on 
with  the  story,  but  on  the  whole  it’s  un- 
usual and  clever.  Maurice  Evans  is  the 
charming  but  evil  ringleader  in  a plot  to 
take  over  the  home  of  Ethel  Barrymore, 
a “kind  lady,”  living  alone  with  one  maid, 
Doris  Lloyd.  Evans  uses  his  wife,  Betsy 
Blair,  as  foil  to  obtain  entrance  and,  once 
in,  brings  in  Keenan  Wynn  and  Angela 
Lansbury,  a pair  of  schemers,  who  pose  as 
cook  and  butler.  They  almost  succeed 
in  convincing  everyone  of  Miss  Bar- 


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rymore’s  insanity,  keeping  her  out  of 
sight  while  they  sell  her  beautiful  furnish- 
ings. Evans  and  Miss  Barrymore  are  mar- 
velous, Keenan  Wynn  and  Angela  Lans- 
bury  outstanding. 

four  Reviewer  Says:  An  aristocrat  among 
movies. 

Program  Notes:  Two  of  the  greatest  theat- 
rical stars,  Ethel  Barrymore  and  Maurice 
Evans,  talked  away  the  many  pauses  be- 
ween  scenes.  Mr.  Evans  was  humbly  defer- 
mtial  to  the  star  who  began  her  career  many 
seasons  before  his  debut.  The  conversation 
U times  was  so  good  both  Keenan  Wynn 
aid  Angela  Latisbury  did  as  much  listening 
n as  they  could  . . . Keenan  was  jubilant 
iver  his  part,  having  waited  a long  time  for 
i meaty,  dramatic  role  . . . Angela  Lans- 
mry’s  husband,  Peter  Shaw,  who  gave  up 
lis  acting  cureer  to  join  a decorating  and 
urniture  designing  company,  paid  many 
tisits  to  the  set  to  take  in  the  authentic 
leauty  of  the  furniture  . . . Mr.  Evans,  who 
node  his  first  appearance  before  a camera 
n “Kind  Lady,”  was  so  impressed  with  the 
Iramatic  ability  of  Betsy  Blair,  he  signed 
ler  for  a role  in  his  New  York  production 
>f  “Richard  II.” 

"V  (F)  Whistle  at  Eaton  Falls,  The 
(Columbia) 

IF  YOU’RE  interested  in  a lecture  on 
l labor  problems,  this  picture  is  made  to 
irder.  But  if  you’re  looking  forward  to  an 
ntertaining  evening  after  a hard  day  at 
vork — you  might  find  this  just  a little 
||ieavy.  Produced  in  semi-documentary 
tyle  against  authentic  backgrounds,  it  tells 
if  the  townspeople  of  Eaton  Falls,  New 
lampshire,  who  gauge  their  daily  routine 
>y  the  whistle  perched  on  top  of  Doubleday 
'lastics  Company — the  town’s  sole  support. 
Vhen  Mr.  Doubleday  is  killed  in  an  air 
rash,  his  widow  (Dorothy  Gish)  appoints 
inion  leader  Lloyd  Bridges  president  of 
he  company,  hoping  this  move  will  bring 
bout  harmony  between  the  union  and 
nanagement.  Things  reach  a climax  when 
doyd  discovers  he  must  make  the  very 
love  against  which  he  had  once  fought 
ooth  and  nail  in  order  to  save  the  com- 
any  from  disaster  and  the  town  from 
ankruptcy.  Aside  from  Miss  Gish,  Bridges 
nd  Carpenter,  Louis  deRochemont  uses  a 
ast  of  New  York  stage  players  and  native 
lew  Hampshire-ites  to  add  to  the  realism. 

our  Reviewer  Says:  If  you’re  serious- 
linded. 

rogram  Notes:  Eaton  Falls  is  a fictional 
town — but  its  physical  counterpart  was  the 
own  of  Dover,  New  Hampshire — and  it  was 
’lere  that  crew  and  cast  worked.  The  towns- 
people who  worked  as  extras  in  the  mob 
cenes  were  paid  $7.50  a day  plus  $1.25 
or  lunch — and  they  didn’t  even  have  to  be- 
come members  of  the  Screen  Extras  Guild, 
’he  Rev.  Robert  Dunn  of  St.  John’s 
piscopal  Church,  however,  did  have  to  join 
creen  Actors  Guild,  since  this  was  his  sec- 
nd  film.  He  also  was  a rector  in  “Lost 
boundaries”  . . . “Ev’ry  Other  Day”  which 
arleton  Carpenter  sings,  is  his  own  composi- 
on  . . . Anne  Francis,  who  had  appeared  in 
undreds  of  radio  and  TV  shows,  was  signed 
) a Twentieth  contract  when  she  returned  to 
' few  York.  She  was  whisked  out  to  Holly- 
ood,  given  the  lead  in  “Lydia  Bailey,”  and  is 
it  for  the  big  build-up.  Diana  Douglas,  ivho 
lays  Lloyd  Bridges’s  wife,  is  the  ex-Mrs. 
.irk  Douglas. 

V-j  (A)  Two  of  a Kind  (Columbia) 

l|  HAT  a scheme!  And  what  an  upset 
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f Alexander  Knox,  Lizabeth  Scott  and  Ed- 
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Griff  Barnett,  outsmarted  them  all.  The 
shady  deal,  thought  up  by  Knox  and  Liza- 
beth,  called  for  O’Brien  to  pose  as  the 
long-lost  son  of  Barnett  and  his  wife, 
Virginia  Brissac.  When  the  deal  called 
for  O’Brien  to  lose  part  of  a finger  as  an 
identity  mark,  O’Brien  didn’t  hesitate  to 
lose  it — the  hard  way,  too.  Ouch,  please! 
Pretty  Terry  Moore  was  used  as  the  dupe 
to  drag  O’Brien  into  the  Barnett  house- 
hold. But  Lizabeth  got  him.  Knox  got  the 
gate.  We  got  the  jitters. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Naughty  but  novel. 

Program  Notes:  It  ivasn’t  enough  that  the 
O’Briens  moved  into  their  new  home — hag, 
baggage  and  children — while  in  production, 
but  Eddie  had  to  maintain  a 1,000-calorie 
diet  all  through  the  picture  to  keep  down 
his  weight  . . . The  happiest  member  of  the 
cast  was  Terry  Moore  when  the  cast  moved 
to  Balboa  and  Laguna  Beach  for  seaside 
location  scenes.  Terry,  who  loves  to  swim, 
spent  half  her  time  in  the  Pacific  . . . Liza- 
beth Scott  reveled  in  the  beautiful  clothes 
whipped  up  for  her  by  Jean  Louis.  Liz 
claims  Crawford,  Shearer  and  Dietrich  be- 
came box  office  sensations  by  setting  the 
styles,  so  why  shouldn’t  she? 

VVz  (A)  Sirocco  (Columbia) 

THE  year — 1925.  The  place — Damascus. 

The  action — gun  running,  knavery, 
bravery,  rascality  and  stolen  love.  And  in 
the  midst  of  these  unsavory  shenanigans 
we  find  Humphrey  Bogart  running  guns 
and  ammunition  through  the  French  occu- 
pation troops  to  Onslow  Stevens,  head  of 
an  army  composed  of  Syrian  citizenry. 

Designed  as  a sort  of  poor  relation 
“Casablanca,”  the  story  has  some  of  the 
same  atmosphere  but  little  of  its  charm. 
But  the  cast  is  strong,  sure  and  solid; 
Bogart  a strong,  sure  and  solid  hero-heel. 
The  action  is  rapid-paced  and  nasty,  so 
on  the  whole  the  movie  emerges  pretty 
good  fare.  Marta  Toren  is  beautiful  as  the 
girl  who  throws  over  Lee  Cobb  for  Bo- 
gey, and  gets  no  thanks  for  it.  Cobb,  of 
course,  is  wonderful.  Zero  Mostel  as  a 
rascally  Armenian,  Everett  Sloane  as  a 
French  General  and  Nick  Dennis  as 
Bogey’s  henchman,  revolve  in  and  around 
the  political  and  amorous  intrigue. 

Your  Reviewer  Says:  Double  dealing  all  over 
the  blooming  place. 

Program  Notes:  “The  honest  way  to  play 
a heel,”  Humphrey  Bogart  tells  us,  “is  to 
show  all  sides  of  his  character.  The  good 
as  i veil  as  the  bad.”  W'ith  this  in  mind. 
Bogey  began  his  fourth  in  a series  of  his 
Santana  Productions.  He  carefully  hand- 
picked his  own  cast.  Lee  J.  Cobb  left  the 
cast  of  the  Broadtvay  hit  “Death  of  a Sales- 
man” to  play  Colonel  Feroud.  Marta  Toren, 
a graduate  of  the  Swedish  Royal  Academy, 
was  chosen  not  only  for  her  ability  but  for 
the  Oriental  lift  to  her  dark  expressive  eyes 
. . . The  city  of  Damascus  rose  almost  over- 
night on  the  Columbia  Ranch  in  the  San 
Fernando  Valley  with  the  streets  repro- 
duced in  smallest  detail  for  close-up  shoot- 
ing. And,  oh  yes,  set  designer  Robert  Peter- 
son knows  very  well  the  catacombs  under 
Damascus  were  not  discovered  prior  to  the 
time  of  this  story,  so  please  don’t  write  and 
scold  him  about  it.  Poetic  license,  you  know. 

VXA  (F)  Warpath  (Paramount) 

A ROUGH  and  vigorous  Western  which 
takes  place  in  the  years  following  the 
Civil  War.  Edmond  O’Brien  is  searching 
for  the  three  bandits  responsible  for  his 
fiancee’s  death.  At  last  he  recognizes  one 
and  a gun  duel  ensues.  But  before  the 
bandit  dies  he  confides  that  one  of  his  out- 
law partners  is  now  a member  of  the 
( Continued  on  page  98) 


The  “Tissue  Test”  convinced  Alexis  Smith 
that  there  really  is  a difference  in  cleans- 
ing creams.  Alexis  is  co-starring  in  the 
Paramount  production,  “Here  Comes  the 
Groom.” 

We  asked  her  to  cleanse  her  face  with 
her  regular  cleansing  cream.  Then  to  try 
Woodbury  Cold  Cream  on  her  “immacu- 
lately clean”  face  and  handed  her  a tissue. 

The  tissue  told  a startling  story!  Wood- 
bury Cold  Cream  floated  out  hidden  dirt! 


Why  is  Woodbury  so  different?  Because 
it  has  Penaten,  a new  miracle  ingredient 
that  actually  penetrates  deeper  into  your 
pore  openings  . . . lets  Woodbury’s  won- 
derful cleansing  oils  loosen  every  trace 
of  grime  and  make-up. 

It’s  wonder-working  Penaten,  too,  that 
helps  Woodbury  to  smooth  your  skin  more 
effectively.  Tiny  dry-skin  lines,  little  rough 
flakes  just  melt  away. 

Buy  a jar  today  — 25tf  to  97<t,  plus  tax. 


Woodbury 
Cold  Cream 

floats  out  hidden  dirt. . . 

penetrates  deeper  because  it  contains  Penaten 


The  "tissue  test"  proved  to  Alexis. .. 


that  Woodbury  floats  out  hidden  dirt! 


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Announcing 


The  results  are  in — the  prizes 
are  ready  for  the  lucky  leaders  in 
our  Hollywood  Travel  Contest 


HOTOPLAY  congratulates  the  three  winners  of  the  ‘"Win  A 
Hollywood  Holiday”  Contest.  Each  finalist  and  her  favorite 
traveling  companion  soon  will  be  Hollywood  bound 
as  Photoplay’s  guests. 

Mrs.  Mary  Priestley  of  Chicago,  Illinois,  wins  the  trip  of  her 
dreams  on  the  Happiness  Three  Nations  Tour  which  includes, 
besides  exciting  Los  Angeles  excursions,  trips  to  the  Grand 
Canyon;  Catalina  Island;  San  Diego;  Tia  Juana  in 
Mexico;  San  Francisco;  Seattle;  Portland;  and  Victoria, 

Lake  Louise  and  Banff  in  Canada. 

Mrs.  Martha  Wade  of  Fort  Worth,  Texas,  wins  Photoplay’s 
exciting  Hollywood  trip  on  the  Sante  Fe  Railroad’s  streamliner, 
The  Super  Chief,  returning  via  the  Grand  Canyon. 

Mrs.  Margaret  Allen  of  Nashville,  Tennessee,  will  take  the 
open  highway  route  through  Indian  country,  returning 
via  her  choice  of  scenic  routes  on  a luxurious 
SuperCoach  Greyhound  Bus. 

Reservations  will  be  made  for  all  winners  and  their  companions 
at  a famous  Hollywood  hotel.  While  they  are  in  Hollywood, 
they  will  meet  the  stars,  appear  on  a.  radio  or  TV  show,  tour  a 
motion  picture  studio  and  take  sightseeing  trips  arranged 
by  the  famous  Tanner  Company. 

All  three  winners  also  will  receive  a complete  vacation 
wardrobe  selected  by  Photoplay’s  fashion  editor;  sportswear  by 
Korday;  dresses  by  Doris  Dodson  and  Minx  Modes;  swim 
suits  by  Sea  Nymph,  Brilliant  and  Sea  Goddess;  jewelry  by 
Deltah;  blouses  by  Nancy  Tucker;  Holeproof  hosiery;  Lady 
Berkleigh  pajamas;  Accent  shoes;  Honeybug  slippers;  Honeydeb 
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Maid,  United  Mills  and  Powers  Model;  brassieres  by 
Maidenform  and  Exquisite  Form;  girdles  by  Playtex; 
foundations  by  Formfit. 

The  entries  containing  the  last  line  to  the  jingle  poured 
into  the  Photoplay  offices  by  the  thousands.  A special  staff 
handling  this  mail  alone  spent  weeks  reading  the  lines, 
making  the  selections. 

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At  72,  Ethel 
Barrymore  looks  back 
on  fifty  years 
of  stardom 


ueen 


Ethel 


• She  was  only  fifteen,  but  as  she  stood 
there  behind  the  footlights  a voice  inside 
her  repeated  again  and  again:  “This  is 
the  greatest  moment  of  my  life.”  Today, 
at  seventy-two,  Ethel  Barrymore  looks 
back  on  the  greatest  moments  the  theatre 
has  ever  known.  She  was  an  actress  for 
seven  years  when  Fate  cast  her  to  play  in 
“Captain  Jinks  of  the  Horse  Marines.” 
On  opening  night,  by  final  curtain  time 
Broadway  had  proclaimed  her  a star.  The 
Barrymores — she  and  her  illustrious  broth- 
ers, Lionel  and  John — created  a constella- 
tion that  emblazoned  theatrical  skies. 

“The  Secret  of  Convict  Lake”  marks 
Ethel  Barrymore’s  fiftieth  anniversary  as  a 
star.  Since  “retiring”  from  M-G-M,  playing 
the  grand  old  matriarch  of  a mountain  com- 
munity is  her  first  role  under  her  new 
free-lance  regime.  “The  beginning  of 
picking-the-plum-parts  of  my  career,”  she 
refers  to  it  with  amusement. 

Ethel  Barrymore  today  is  a handsome 
woman  with  clear  blue  eyes  and  a voice 
that  fills  the  room  with  velvet.  During  the 
baseball  season  she  defies  you  to  pry  her 
away  from  the  radio.  She  knows  the 
names  of  every  congressman  in  the  coun- 
try; no  matter  where  she  goes  or  who  is 
with  her,  when  it’s  time  to  listen  to  the 
newscasts — she  listens! 

“Work  hard  and  use  your  head”  is  advice 
she  could  give,  but  she  believes  that  every- 
one must  learn  through  his  own  experience. 
In  every  stage  of  her  career  Ethel  Barry- 
more has  considered  herself  a perfectionist. 
There  was  that  time  when  a reporter  asked 
her  to  name  her  all-time  favorite  scene. 

“There  are  no  favorites,”  she  snapped 
humorously.  “All  of  them  could  have  been 
better!” 


Ithel  Barrymore  begins  new  career  as 
ree-lancer  in  “ The  Secret  of  Convict 
lake ” with  Gene  Tierney,  Glenn  Ford 


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TALENT-on 


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the  march 


In  sixty -four  of  the 
largest  cities  throughout 
the  nation , audition 
boards  are  listening  to 
eager  contestants.  Photo- 
play's Pasadena  Play- 
house Contest  is  reach- 
ing its  exciting  climax 


IT 

XHE  auditions  of  the  Photoplay 
Scholarship  Contest  are  now  under 
way.  As  you  read  this  hundreds 
of  young  actresses  in  sixty -four 
cities  throughout  the  nation  are 
appearing  before  local  boards  of 
theatrical  experts  for  the  semi-finals 
of  the  most  exhaustive  talent  search 
ever  conducted  by  a magazine. 

Those  who  have  come  so  far  in 
the  competition  for  the  two-year 
study  prize  to  the  Pasadena 
Playhouse  already  have  proven 
their  talent  to  be  of  considerable 
worth.  Through  letters  and 
applications,  voice  recordings  and 
pictures,  those  standing  at  the 
three-quarter  mark  may  well  be 
proud  of  themselves.  Come 
September,  the  three  finalists  chosen  i 
from  these  auditions  will  visit  the 
Pasadena  Playhouse  as  the  guests  of 
Photoplay.  ( Continued  on  page  86) 

if  . - 

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Where  Photoplay's  prize  winner  will  be  looking  for  letters  from  home, 
school  notices,  etc.  All  students  have  mailboxes  in  the  Playhouse 


Playhouse  entrance:  Up  these  steps,  come  September,  will  walk  the 
three  finalists  for  the  audition  that  will  give  one  the  grand  prize 


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Are  you  in  the  know  ? 


Which  helps  slim  down 
"jumbo"  stems? 

I I Exer-circling 
I I Hoofing 
l ~1  Flat  footwear 

Whether  you’re  fairway-trotter  or  hiking 
fan  — don’t  expect  mere  mileage  to  unfatten 
ankles.  Better  do  this  exercise:  Lying  on 
floor,  hold  leg  up  straight  (and  still)  as  you 
circle  foot  outward  20  times;  then  inward. 
Repeat  with  other  leg.  Foot  circling’s  fine 
for  slender  ankles,  as  well.  Helps  keep  their 
shape.  Just  as  on  calendar- circling  days  — 
the  softness  of  Kotex  keeps  its  shape;  keeps 
you  oh-so-comfortable.  After  all,  isn’t 
Kotex  made  to  stay  soft  while  you  wear  it? 


To  revive  that  vacation-time 
romance,  try  — 

I I A long  distance  call 
I I A torchy  letter 
CD  A short  note 

Has  distance  made  your  summer-resort 
Romeo  forgetful?  Don’t  phone!  To  recall 
those  happy  days,  try  a short  note  — about  a 
book,  movie  or  platter  he’d  be  interested  in. 
A light  approach  is  the  safest  "reminder.” 
So  too,  when  your  calendar  reminds  you 
it’s  that  day,  there’s  no  chance  of  embarrass- 
ment—with  Kotex.  For  that  special  safety 
center  and  soft,  moisture -resistant  edges 
give  you  extra  protection.  What’s  more, 
Kotex  can  be  worn  on  either  side,  safely ! 


Think  she’s  searching  for  a snack?  Guess 
again!  She’s  retrieving  her  best  angora 
sweater.  If  your  sweater’s  a fuzz  shedder, 
wrap  in  a hand  towel  and  pop  it  into  the 
"cooler,”  overnight.  Makes  angora  fuzz 
stay  put.  And  here’s  another  tip:  At  certain 
times,  you  needn’t  be  befuzzled  as  to  which 
Kotex  absorbency  to  choose.  Just  try  all  3 
(different  sizes,  for  different  days) —instead 
of  just  guessing  whether  Regular,  Junior  or 
Super  is  the  one  strictly  perfect  for  you! 


Three  guesses  what's  in  this 
refrigerator? 

I I Apple  pan  dowdy 
I I An  angora  sweater 
fj  A sweet  treat 


At  this  theatre  party,  should  one  of  the  gals  be  seated  — 

1 I Beside  the  other  CD  On  the  aisle  [_j  Farthest  from  the  aisle 


Getting  into  a hassel  over  who’s  to  sit  where 
— won’t  get  you  an  early  dating  encore. 
Learn  your  eti-cues.  Even-numbered  groups 
should  start  and  end  with  a man;  so  here, 
one  lad  should  take  the  farthest  seat, 
followed  by  you  two  gals  — then  your  squire. 


See?  You  can  travel  the  play-going  circuit 
smoothly,  even  at  trying  times.  Just  mention 
"Kotex’*  at  your  favorite  store.  You’ll  find 
that  magic  word  props  your  poise  — because 
you  know  those  flat  pressed  ends  mean 
"curtains”  for  telltale  outlines! 


How  to  prepare 
for 


"certain"  days? 


□ Circle  your  calendar 
CD  Perk  up  your  wardrobe 
CD  Buy  a new  belt 


Before  that  time,  be  ready! 
All  3 answers  above  can  help. 
But  to  assure  extra  comfort,  buy 
a new  Kotex  sanitary  belt.  Made 
with  soft-stretch  elastic -this 
strong,  lightweight  Kotex  belt’s 
non-twisting  . . . non-curling. 
Stays  flat  even  after  many  wash- 
ings. Dries  pronto!  So  don’t  wait 
till  the  last  minute:  buy  a new 
Kotex  belt  now.  (Why  not  buy 
two  for  a change?) 


Have  you  tried  Delsey? 

Delsey  is  the  new  bathroom  tissue 
that’s  safer  because  it’s  softer. 
A product  as  superior  as  Kotex  . . . 
a tissue  as  soft  and  absorbent  as 
Kleenex.  (We  think  that’s  the 
nicest  compliment  there  is.) 


More  H/o/ve/?  cAoose  ACOTEX 
f/ia/7  a//  o/Aer  sa/i/Yary  na/?A/r?s 

3 ABSORBENCtES  : REGULAR.  JUA//OR.  SURER 


KOTE  X.  KLE  E N EX  AND  DELSEY  ARE  REGISTERED  TRADE  MARKS  OF  THE  INTERNATIONAL  CELLUCOTTON  PRODUCTS  COMPANY 


34 


Linda  Darnell  knows  what  she's  talking  about. 


Recently  I’ve  given  seri- 
ous thought  to  this  question. 
When  you  start  out  on  an  en- 
tirely new  life,  you  can’t  help 
thinking  about  the  past — the 
mistakes  that  colored  it,  the 
lessons  that  made  it  full.  And 
while  you’re  thinking — in  your 
own  particular  kind  of  lone- 
liness— all  the  things  that  once 
confused  you  seem  to  fall  into 
focus. 

The  happiest  time  in  my  life, 
I know  now,  was  when  I was 
eighteen.  I had  left  home,  was 
on  my  own.  Earlier,  I’d  been 
confused  and  full  of  fear.  I 
guess  the  freedom  I felt  was 
the  big  thing;  the  right,  at  last, 
to  make  my  own  decisions. 

I was  sure  I loved  Peverell 
Marley.  I was  dating  other 
men  but  somehow  I knew  Pev 
would  be  the  man  I eventually 
would  marry.  . . 

I’d  been  advised  not  to  marry 
him.  Most  of  my  friends  were 
convinced  it  was  wrong  be- 
cause Pev  was  considerably 
older  than  I.  Even  he  thought 
the  difference  in  our  years  was 
too  great.  However,  advice  and 
sound  ideas  somehow  fall  by 
the  wayside  when  love  is  in- 
volved. 

I had  had  a life  of  disappoint- 

Iments  and  hurts;  been  forced 
to  assume  all  kinds  of  responsi- 
bilities, yet  never  had  sufficient 
experience  (Cont’d  on  page  79) 
• 


When  she  was  nineteen  she  married 


a man  twenty  years  her  / senior 


“ Girls  marry  older  men 

for  a feeling  of  protection — then 

find  it  is  difficult  for 

older  men  to  share  the  interests 

of  their  wives.”  Below, 

Linda  with  ex-husband  Pev  Marley 


Pev  and  Linda  at 
third  birthday  party  for 
adopted  daughter  Lola, 
lower  right.  Linda,  cur- 
rently in  “ The  Guy 
Who  Came  Bach,”  re- 
tained custody  of  Lola 


should  young  girls 

murry  older  men? 


By  LINDA  DARNELL 

[I 


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ur~> i 

kjing  for  the  people,”  they  told 
Caruso,  when  the  Met’s  Diamond 
Horseshoe  sat  on  its  upper-crust 
hands,  but  the  galleries  went  wild.  He 
took  their  counsel  to  heart.  Though 
the  toughest  diamond  was  soon  re- 
duced to  pulp,  he  continued  to  lift  the 
glory  of  his  voice  to  the  people. 

Now  another  voice  sings  for  them 
and,  times  being  what  they  are,  sings 
for  more  millions  than  the  great  En- 
rico ever  dreamed  of.  As  Caruso,  the 
name  of  Mario  Lanza  works  magic, 
packs  the  half-empty  theatres  of  an 
ailing  industry,  sends  box-office  rec- 
ords toppling  to  bite  the  dust.  Here  and 
abroad  he’s  taken  the  public  by  storm 
in  such  a triumph  as  leaves  Hollywood 
stripped  of  adjectives,  pop-eyed  and 
gasping. 

At  this  writing  his  Caruso  album 
heads  the  best-sellers.  Along  with  “Be 
My  Love”  and  “The  Loveliest  Night  of 
the  Year,”  his  “Vesti  la  Giubba”  ranks 
among  the  top  ten.  Opera  was  a word 
to  scare  short-hairs  with,  till  this 
laughing -eyed  young  man  produced 
a miracle.  Singing  the  incomparable 
melodies  as  they  were  meant  to  be 
sung,  he’s  brought  mass  audiences 
shouting  to  their  feet  and  landed  opera 
on  the  hit  parade. 

He’s  broken  all  patterns  and  shat- 
tered all  precedents.  But  we’re  going 
to  leave  statistics  to  others  and  tell  the 
story  as  we  heard  it  from  the  four 
people  who  know  it  best.  One  is  a quiet 
gracious  lady  with  Mario’s  liquid  eyes, 
who  looks  as  though  she  might  be  his 
older  sister.  One  is  a man  who  came 
out  of  the  Argonne  totally  disabled, 
but  kept  his  humor  and  his  love  of  life. 
One  is  a girl,  her  spirit  as  sunny  as 
her  face,  whose  brother  was  Mario’s 
best  friend  in  the  service.  The  fourth 
is  Lanza  himself. 

It’s  the  kind  of  thing  that  can’t  hap- 
pen but  does — a wonder  tale  both 
simple  and  fabulous,  and  steeped  in 
the  warmth  of  those  who  lived  it.  So, 
without  more  preamble,  here  is  the 
story  of  Mario — 

As  His  Parents  Began  It 

Sixteen-year-old  Maria  Lanza  mar- 
ried Antonio  Cocozza,  recently  home 
from  the  wars.  They  named  their  only 


This  is  the  kind  of 
thing  that  can't  happen 


but  does — a wonder  tale  steeped  in  the 
warmth  of  the  four  people  who 


lived  it — and  tell  it 


THE 

By  IDA  ZEITLI1S 


Photoplay  Feature  Attractii 

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Mario  at  six  months  and  when  he  was  two.  “Not 
spoiled  says  Pop,  “ but  to  us  he  was  everything ” 

child  Alfredo  Arnaldo,  and  Maria  thanked  heaven 
that  he  wasn’t  a girl.  Antonio  had  been  gassed  at 
Verdun,  his  spine  bayoneted,  his  right  arm 
mangled  by  dumdums.  “If  it’s  a girl,  call  her 
Verdun,”  his  mother  pleaded,  and  the  young  peo- 
ple promised.  She  died  a month  before  the  baby 
was  born,  which  made  the  promise  sacred.  Maria 
drew  a breath  of  relief  when  they  said,  “It’s  a 
boy — ” 

Alfredo,  of  course,  didn’t  stick  in  South  Phila- 
delphia. “Is  A1  in?”  his  ( Continued  on  page  89) 

Mario,  at  fifteen,  shone  in  sports, 
practiced  weightlifting  in  his  room 

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When  he  was  a little  boy,  here 
with  Uncle  Robert  Lanza,  the 
family  lived  with  Grandpop, 
who  ran  a grocery  business 


THE 

Mario  lanza 
story 


Four  years  ago  Mario,  above  with 
wife  Betty,  was  little  known  as 
a concert  and  recording  artist 


Today . he  is  hailed  as  Hollywood’s 
greatest  singing  sensation.  Above, 
at  triumphant  “ Caruso ” premiere 


His  parents  also  shared  premiere  tri- 
umph. Says  Mario,  “I  watched  Mom  and 
Pop.  For  me,  it  was  their  evening” 


Copyright  Look  Magas 


Copyright  Look  Magazine 

Mario,  baby  Elissa  and  Betty,  at  home.  They  have  another  daughter,  Colleen.  Naturally  gay  and  good  humored, 
“sourpusses”  depress  Mario,  so  when  Betty  hires  help,  she  looks  for  cheerfulness  first,  efficiency  second 


Engstead 


Elopement  to  Greenwich  . . . honeymoon  at  the 
Waldorf  . . . lips,  speeding  silent  kisses  across  a 
room  . . . blintzes  and  angel 
cake  . . . dreams  come  true 


Tony  is  in  “The  Prince  Who  Was  a Thief” 
Janet’s  in  “Angels  in  the  Outfield” 


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Love  on  a Ferris  wheel  . . . popcorn  and  Puccini 
engagement  for  laughter  . . . steel  and 

quicksilver  . . . romance,  with  an  option 

Shelley  and  Farley  co-star  in  “ Behave  Yourself ’ 


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Judy  Garland  backed  out 
with  a breakdown  and 
Betty  Hutton  grabbed  the 
Photoplay  Gold  Medal  as 
the  most  popular  actress 
of  the  year  in  the  musical 
“ Annie  Get  Your  Gun ” 


BY  SHEILAH  GRAHAM 

It's  the  parts  they 
didn't  play  that  are  giving 
some  stars  a headache! 


Maybe  Monty  Clift  thinks  twice  since  he  turned  down 
“ Sunset  Boulevard Bill  Holden,  in  making  it,  was 
nominated  for  an  Oscar.  Below,  with  Gloria  Swanson 


CLAUDETTE  COLBERT  was  chosen  first 
for  the  part  in  “All  About  Eve”  that  brought 
Jette  Davis  back  to  high  favor.  . . . 

“I’m  the  guy,”  says  Paul  Douglas,  “who 
burned  down  ‘Father  of  the  Bride.’  ”... 

Judy  Garland — and  June  Allyson  before 
ler — were  set  for  “Royal  Wedding”  which 
lally  proved  a royal  flush  for  little  Jane 
5owell.  . . . 

So  it  goes!  Sometimes  illness,  an  accident 
Dr  a baby  is  responsible  for  such  changes  in 
casting.  But  just  as  often  a star  decides  a 
role  isn’t  all  it  should  be,  or  a picture  never 
/ill  be  box  office,  and  this  gives  another  star 
chance,  even  an  Oscar. 

Claudette  wanted  to  play  Margo  in  “All 
^bout  Eve.”  But  she  slipped  into  her 
sunken  living-room  and  cracked  a vertebra 
her  spine.  Whereupon  Bette  not  only  got 
ithe  best  role  of  her  career  but  also  her  best 
lusband  to  date — Gary  Merrill,  who  worked 
nth  her  in  this  picture  and  who  loves  to 
ake  his  work  home  with  him. 

On  the  other  hand  Paul  Douglas  said  “No! 
fo!  No!”  violently  and  voluntarily — to 
|‘Father  of  the  Bride,”  which  brought  Spen- 
per  Tracy  an  Academy  Award  nomination 
to  the  role  of  ( Continued  on  page  74) 


,i  Liz  Taylor  would  have  had  a different  “ Father  of  the  Bride ” 
n and  Spencer  Tracy  might  not  have  won  that  Gold  Medal  Cita- 
n \tion  if  Paul  Douglas  hadn’t  decided  against  being  a parent 


Claudette  Colbert  slipped — 
and  Bette  Davis  fell  right 
into  her  place,  to  make  “All 
About  Eve”  screen  history! 


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minutes 


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now  they  were  flying  over 
Rio  de  Janeiro  and  everyone’s 
eyes  were  on  the  tall  white 
figure  on  the  mount  — with 
outstretched  arms,  waiting 

Color  portrait  by  Six 


Only  the  ticking  of  her  watch 
broke  the  silence . June  Haver  and  the  others 


but  prayers  travel  faster  than  a pla 


Many  things  are  being  said  about  her.  But  only 


the  woman  who  watched  her  grow  up  can  understand  what  is 
happening  to  Hollywood’s  most  bewildering  young  star 


-P  EOPLE  think  there  has 
been  a breach  between  Eliza- 
beth and  me.  There  has  never 
been  a breach  and  there  never 
will  be. 

My  husband  and  I have 
been  away  from  home  since 
last  March.  I had  a persistent 
virus  and  needed  the  Florida 
sun,  and  then  as  our  children 
— Elizabeth  in  her  own  apart- 
ment, Howard  in  the  Army — 
had  no  immediate  need  of  us, 
we  came  on  to  New  York. 

Wherever  Elizabeth  and  I 
are — in  Florida,  in  New  York 
— she  telephones  to  me  and  I 
to  her.  In  New  York  I did  miss 
Elizabeth.  We’ve  always  had 
so  much  fun  together  shopping 
there;  in  London,  too,  and 
Paris.  Liz  loves  shopping,  is  so 
eager  about  it,  so  enthusiastic. 
We  had  so  many  laughs  to- 
gether— and  never  any  strain 
of  the  mother -daughter  rela- 
tionship. 

Which  reminds  me  of  a let- 
ter Elizabeth  sent  me,  from 
Paris,  while  she  was  on  her 
honeymoon! 

“Now,  I realize  how  much  I 
miss  you,  Mother,”  she  wrote. 
“When  you  are  with  someone 
all  the  time,  I guess  you  just 
don’t  know.  Mother,  I miss  you 
all  day  long.  Paris  doesn’t 
seem  the  same  without  you.  I 
miss  shopping  with  you.  Miss 
our  hot  chocolate  “klatsches” 
at  Rumpelmayers.  Miss  the 
laughs  we  always  had.  Miss 
home,  too.  Miss  sitting  on  the 
red  couch  at  home  watching 
TV.  Miss  Howard  and  his 
friends,  coming  and  going. 
And  the  gaiety  of  our  house.” 
And  at  the  end  of  the  letter 
she  wrote:  “Mother,  remem- 
ber ( Continued  on  page  73) 


BY  SARA  TAYLOR 


Turn  to  the  next  pages  for  a preview  of  the 
love  scenes  all  Hollywood  is  talking  about — 

Liz  Taylor  and  Monty  Clift  in  “A  Place  in  the  Sun ’ 


A 

Mother’s 

Mew  Of 

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SPECIAL!  Three  great  love  scenes , clipped 


The  lake  shimmers  in  the  moonlight.  “How  long  will  you  be  gone?”  asks  Liz,  desolately.  Monty’s 


are  in  each  other’s  arms,  lost  in  their  first  kiss 


BTOT  for  a long  time  has  the  screen  shown  love 
||  scenes  like  these.  When  “A  Place  in  the  Sun” 
was  shown  to  the  press — as  pictures  are  before 
release — the  scenes  between  Monty  Clift  and  Liz 
Taylor  became  the  talk  of  Hollywood.  Mood 
music,  played  off-stage,  inspired  these  two  stars 


to  give  what  many  rate  their  greatest  perform- 
ances. To  bring  readers  a preview  of  these  much 
discussed  love  scenes,  Photoplay’s  editors  had  the 
picture  run  off  in  the  Paramount  projection  room 
and  chose  these  “frames”  which  were  cut  from 
the  film  itself. 


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See  page  27  for  review  of  " A Place  in  the  Sun ” 


from  the  reels  of  rrA  Place  in  the  Sun ” 


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• Janie’s  a woman,  that’s  a sure  thing.  You  can  tell  that 
from  your  seat  in  the  theatre,  or  if  she  s walking  along  the 
street  in  Beverly  Hills,  or  just  standing  knee-deep  in  our 
backyard  swimming  pool.  From  any  angle  she’s  definitely 
female.  And  definitely  gorgeous. 

That’s  obvious.  And  it’s  one  of  the  important  reasons 
why  I fell  in  love  with  her  and  married  her.  When  I first 
saw  her  I said  to  myself,  Geary,  I said,  she  s cute.  Then  I 
lOoorj'  -ytj'l  got  a dictionary  to  look  up  some  words  that