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Armida - Unknown Mexican Girl Wins Difficult Role...
Unknown Mexican Girl Wins Difficult Role Armida, Discovered by Gus Edwards in Small Spanish Theater, Plays Important Part in John Barrymore's New Picture. Hollywood, Jan. 4. (Special to The Free Press.) Armida, unknown unknown little Mexican girl, won a coveted role with John Barrymore in "General Crack," the special all-talking all-talking all-talking production Just finished by this youngest prince of the royal house of Barrymore. Eorn in Son- Son- ora, Mexico, Armida, whose last nam or is It her first name? remains a mystery, comes of an old Spanish family, her father having having been born in Barcelona. Until a year ago, although she has been singing and dancing from childhood, Armida Armida had never appeared in an gllsh speak- speak- ing theater, al Armida. though she speaks English fluently. fluently. Gus Edwards, discoverer of child talent, found the girl in a small Spanish theater in Los Angeles Angeles and added her to one of hl3 revues, touring vaudeville. It was Edwards, too, who Introduced Introduced her to the movies, for he !niit.).l,ii i ' I placed her In "The International Revue," and later In "La Mexl-cana" Mexl-cana" Mexl-cana" two all color, talking, and singing revues which he made for Mctro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Mctro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Mctro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Mctro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Mctro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Warner Brothers had been searching far and wide for a girl to play the gypsy princess role In "General Crack," and after seeing the Edwards' revue films decided to try Armida. In the new Barrymore Barrymore picture she sings and dances as well as acts. FILM COWPUNCHERS REGAIN POPULARITY Hollywood, Jan. 4 (Special to The Free Press) Hollywood's hard-riding hard-riding hard-riding movie cowpunchers, stampeded out of the spotlight of popularity by the onslaught of talking pictures, are coming Into their own. The old-timers old-timers old-timers who used to gallop through the sagebrush with Bill Hart, Tom Tyler, Bob Steele and other western heroes, are about to make their beput In the talkies. Nine of the men formerly known as the F. B. O. cowboys will have roles in Rod La Rocque's new starring picture, "Strictly Business." For the next three weeks Rod and his band of ten-gallon-hat ten-gallon-hat ten-gallon-hat ten-gallon-hat ten-gallon-hat riders will make their headquarters on the Mo-Jave Mo-Jave

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  1. Detroit Free Press,
  2. 05 Jan 1930, Sun,
  3. Page 53

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