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DARRIEUX FEB 1938 - And the book is » .series of those the...
And the book is » .series of those the $50,000,000 estate fo a pioneer tlu.m.--P. G. F. , !OLLYWOOD _ with Art " VJL ' ljl " wvy Glamor Gals—With an Accent ' Kilitor's Nf.te: This is the first of six stories on the Hollywood im- j;i rtation of fcreign actresses, who place (lie accent en glamor. By PAUL HARRISON NEA Service Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—There is no mys- j tcry about the motive of moviemakers in hiring so many foreign stars, mostly mostly feminine. All Hollywood knows that Ihe answer is forgotten profits. A good solution to the problem, at home and abroad, is a glamor-gal like Danielle Danielle Darrieux. The foreign market has become increasingly increasingly important to the picture business, partly because the market itself itself has been curtailed by political censr.rship, partly because production costs of pictures has risen sharply. The more expensive features, unle.'is they're exceptional hits, scarcely will more than pay for themselves in the United Stales. The relum from other countries represents the profit. Studios therefore are concerned with making j pictures with stars who'll pack 'em in I from Buenos Aires to Stockholm. "Hi-Ho the Darrieux" Greta Gnrbo causes no box office riots in America, and Marlene Diet- i ich's recent flickers have prompted thousands of families lo stay at home and pop some corn and listen to the radio. Yet both actresses, however creaky thtir vehicles, draw bushels of francs, kopecs, marks and pengos inlo Ihe tills of European theaters. So the dream of every movie company company i.s to find .stars who are known ; and adored by foreign audiences, and who are capable and exotic and fresh'. fresh'. ly appealing enough to captivate Amer; Amer; leans. | And that's the reason why everybody everybody at Universal Studio is going around blithely singing "Hi-Ho the Dai i itux." 1 Envy and Delight Danielle Darrieux is a star in any language. True, at this writing she has not appeared in anything from Hollywood except dozens of maga- i zincs and thousands of newspapers. j Nevertheless she is receiving bushels of fan mail, and her face and architce- I ture are the envy and delight, respec- j lively, of her feminine and male ad; ad; mirers. j Shu is also being seen on the screen. I Miss Darrieux is the only importation ! whose recent foregin-made pictures | arc- of sufficient merit lo win Amer- ! itan showings. One is "Club de Femi Femi incs," which is not being exhibited in all stales because il i.s by no means an Elsie Dinsmore story. 'ihu other is "Maycrling," in which Miss Darrieux co-starred with Charles Boyer. To anybody who doesn't understand understand French, it provides striking 1 evidence of the effectiveness of fine, sensitive acting, because the foreign 1 dialog is supplemented only by some ' remarkably inept subtitles in English. : I'ir.k Roses for Breakfast To interview Miss Darrieux, a corre- _ i spondenl ar-lic-u-lates as distinct-ly as pcs-sible and usually ends up by , posing his questions through a per- scumble interpreter-secretary named Mary Lee Martin. Far from being an ordeal this scheme works out very , eanastl i had a i ot O f i aug hs. Qnc laugh came from a ment i 0 n o to tejnpu . a , ren t. Upon her arrival ii Ncw Yor k, the actress was asked by a i repor ter if she were temperamental i g llt , cou ,,t ere cl indignantly by asking j wr , e ther that was any of his business no ! Trouble- was that "temperamental," b; 1 French connotation, means "sensuous Crossing the continent, Miss Dar -- .-vessel 1 rieux managed to keep adequately ! though oddly, fed by stabbing blmdl ', «t items on the du.mg car menus. Danielle Darrieux is a star m any language and the shapely French girl has answered Universal's prs-vor for » star who is capable, exotic and freshly appealing. I sell facing a baked Alaska for fast. She didn't worry, though, until after ccffee and rolls. A long conversation with somebody downstairs resulted in the delivery of two dozen pink roses. Not a culorie in a carload. Although she doesn't understand very readilly, the actress already speaks English with some fluency and considerable clarity. She also reads. During the Wright trial, she always got the morning paper when she awoke at 9 and translated the sensational .'lory for her husband. "U was terrible," terrible," she said. "I liked il." Wants ti> Play Drums In fact, the actress seems to like everything American, from slang to swing music. Visiting Harlem'en route to Hollywood, she was thrilled by the Ljndy Hop and now she wants to learn the Big Apple. She's full of exuberance exuberance and rhythm; hums and clicks her tongue in ja*/. time when she's not talking; wishes she could play the drums and saxophones. cars. Al::o American radio. "So muclv. bailer here as in France, where all is advertising,'' she .said. Two Ihiny.s frighten her—thu possibilities possibilities of war tiiul earthquake. Somebody Somebody told her that if you were in an uutuir.ohilc 'luring an earthquake, you wouldn't feel anything, .so she keeps cue of her cars always standing in the driveway beside the house. War would ",je worse, occause it would claim her husband, Henri De- coin, who was ii flying ace in the last (,.ie. Dccoiii is u handsome, affable author who has written some of her playy and pic-lures. Miss Darrieux's first American picture picture may or may nol be lilled, "The Itage of Paris." Universal has revamped revamped Ihe story three times. Can't find :• sufficiently pir.inintiil leading mail lor its new High Princes-. 1 ; of Umph. .she'd .spent a night at a hotel in Hoi- ' Other new enthusiasms are chewios lywuod. In the morning she craved gum, ice cream sodas and American NEXT: Annalielk 1 , a girl who iieljxs supply "ui»i>h" uilli ull accent. accent.

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  1. Hope Star,
  2. 25 Feb 1938, Fri,
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