"Stars Greater In `Talkie' Film Is Lasky View"

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CHEV-OCT-9-A - BY JESSE L. LASKY First Vice President...
BY JESSE L. LASKY First Vice President Paramount Famous Lnsky Corporation. (Written Especially for I. N. S.) HOLLYWOOD, Cal., Se"pt. 21—The positions, occupied by the loading stars of the screen have been made even more secured' rather than endangered endangered by the coming of souml pictures. pictures. s I 'base this belief on the fact that .stardom is the result of a compelling personality, a magnetism that iu felt even on the screen. Heretofore this quality has bctn expressed only pictorially. pictorially. The other great and integral part of. personality—the voice.—has been absent; tiro player's character has been glimpsed only in'pantoimine. Spoken dialogue brings the player into a new, more intimate contact with the- audience. 1 bclicvo sound will .make present-day stars of even greater magnitude than they are now, for it is ro-asonr.'blc to assume that if they achieved stardom by the sheer force af their silent personalities personalities they Avill vittain still further reights of appeal when their natural voites accentuate character. 'For this reason in particular I do lot took for a now school of stars a result of sound on the screen. Naturally, the voice will be na now nullification for every .player ulti- nately to rneet 'but it will never 'be of rcatcr importance than the other rc-

Clipped from The Indiana Gazette21 Sep 1928, FriPage 21

The Indiana Gazette (Indiana, Pennsylvania)21 Sep 1928, FriPage 21
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