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CHEV-OCT-5 - A New Yorker at Large By O. D. SEYMOUR NEW...
A New Yorker at Large By O. D. SEYMOUR NEW YORK-rWhen Maurice Chevalier, Trench son? and dance man, come down the gangplank of an ocean liner a few days ago on his first visit to America, his most precious cargo waa Mlmi, his pet turtle. Muni is an aristocrat among pets, and among turtles. Small enough to fit handily into her master's coat pocket, she ambles daintily about his suite totoing a shell studded with rhlnestones. She thrives on two leaves of lettuce ft day, and Chevalier delights to demonstrate her devotion. Ha has but to call her by name and she turns in her tracks. The turtle waa presented to the actor by Paris friends when he departed for the United SUtes, where he U to make a talking and singing motion picture. The pet U a special favorite of the comedian's wile, who as Yvonne Vallee was his dancing partner for four years in Paris music halls. Chevalier is called sometimes "the Al Jolson of France." It 1* a. title he Is proud of and one Jolson Is glad to lend. Jolson had seen Chevalier sing and dance In Parts, but Chevalier had never heard the mammy linger in action, so his first act on reaching New York was to go to * tbeaUr to s«e Jolson in his newest sound

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 30 Oct 1928, Tue,
  3. Page 21

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