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COMPTON-11B - Jivifny WaJker, Kew Ydrk's former mayor, yields...
Jivifny WaJker, Kew Ydrk's former mayor, yields the limelight to wife Betty Comptoni as she stars In hev first British talkie, ".Top Many Mittions." At left Walker and Miss Compton are uxitching a "take," and the inset shovm JohnGarrick and Miss Compton in a scene from the movie. LONDON (/5^ Betty Compton, comely wife of Squire Jimmy Walker of t>or\i\ng, Surrey, has completed her first starring role in a British movie and she "loves it".- But she has no ambition ot try her hand in Holy wood. "It was grand fun and I enjoyed every minute I was at the Teddlng- ton studio,'declared the wife of New York's former mayor. "But Jimmy and I love our life in England too miucb ytb go to Hollywood or anywhere else." "Miss Compton's first full-length film orlglnaly was titled "The Richest airl in the World.' but the studio wise men have shortened it to "Too Many Millions". TMnperaments at Ease No one around the studio seems quite certain whether the film will be exhibited In America. They will try it out on the British-public first, and If it goes over big Miss Compton' probably wlil bo offered a contract She would like that Working around the Teddlngton studio is among the pleasanter occupations, M)8S Compton found. There's little of the hustle and bustle generally associated with the Hollywood movie Industry. The studio Is on an old estate on the left bank of the Thames. The old manor house has been converted Into the main workshop, walls knocked away to make room for Interior settiags. The spacious grounds filed with flower gardens and spreading trees, provide all the romantic exteriors any director could wish. There they make pictures lazily, with a minimum of( confusion, There seem to be no 'yes men" about. The director coaches his cast briefly before each shot asks theni If they're all sef, then says quite calmly, "Lights—turn 'em over," There art- few re-takes. Nobody ever explodes or tears his hair in the traditiona/ manner, Ralph Ince, the veteran American "heavy," after watching tiiem shoot a couple of scenes one day, re-r marked, "I wish all the pictures of me bad been made that easily. I'd be a lot younger man today," Jimmy Watches Throughout the three weeks Miss Compton was engaged .\n making 'Too Many Millions," her husband, the urbane Jimmy, sat Just behind ' Gqletown Mr. and Mrs. Fred Below and sons of Vlckery spent Sunday evening with C. L. Smith and family- Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Rltter visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Harrison at Mt Pleasant Sunday. Mr. and Mrs.' Leo Kuhn of Detroit called on Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rohde and family Sunoay. Miss Adella Grace Perrln of Tiffin Business University spent the the cameras, conversing with the whole crew, and enjoying himself Immensely. He lowered his voice now and then when the siren sounded for "complete alienee". As a concession to the prominent "no smoking* sign, he and the others about, limited themselves strictly to one package of cigarettes a day. Betty and Jimmy have returned for the time to the quiet life of Surrey's hills, she emerging only upon occasion to opeii a charity fete In the neighborhood or for a shopping excursion ^ London, evening: guests of Mr. and Mrs- W. E. Rltter. Junior Ball returned to the home of his aunt Mrs. Jesse Keppel, Sunday, after a. three week visit with relatives in Tiffin. H's granu-i mother, Mrs, Lawerence of Tiffin is spending several days In the Keppel home. Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Miller and children visited her pau-ents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perrin Sunday afternoon. Harry Rutherford is suffering from an infected finger. Mr. and Mrs. George. H. Bahr, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lamson and sons spent Sunday evening at thff Harry Walter home. MS-, and Mrs. A. A. Schumaker of Bascom were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brooks. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Russell and

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  1. The Sandusky Register,
  2. 30 Oct 1934, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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