DARRIEUX 1938

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DARRIEUX 1938 - At tlie Sncngcr "Danielle Darricux!" The...
At tlie Sncngcr "Danielle Darricux!" The ivory-inlaid pen which inscribed thiit signature at the bottom of a motion motion picture contract 18 months :igo in Paris, started in motion one of the most elaborate operations in the world of modern enterprise—thu making of u feature film. It put 3000 men and women to work tit Univcr.su! studios, skilled technicians, technicians, carpenters, designers, painters, property men, fashion artists, seam- stresscs, film editors, cameramen, writers, nnd provided jobs for hundreds hundreds of extra players in her debut film, Universal's "The Hiigc of Paris," coming Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to tlie Sucngcr theater! Ama/inj,' Career That signature (very round and bold for such a diminutive signer) placed on the doited line of that lucrative long term contract, marked the pinnacle, pinnacle, to date, of one of the most ama/.ing careers in the rather fabulous history of the cinema. A few years ago. Danielle Darricux was a fourteen year old girl in u quiet Parisian neighborhood, neighborhood, reading her schoolbooks and practicing the violincello. Then, just on the .spur of the inspiration, she answered an nd in a newspaper for a child actress in a film, "Lc Bal," and got the job. From thence proceeded a parade of triumph. One hit film after the other. Star role on star role, culminating with the prize winning "Moyerling." A whirlwind courtship and marriage at seventeen to Henry Decoin, one of France's leading scenarists and dramatists. dramatists. A furor-crentinK debut on the Paris stage. And now, Hollywood stardom stardom at twenty-one. "What is this meteoric young person person like?" it may be asked. "Whin is the secret of her astonishing success?" Modest Beauty The answer is that she is jBbung, vibrantly alive and completely without without affectation. She has put her career ahead of every personal interest, sidestepped all social affairs to - _,,!•-.. .... ., w ^. t ,, duuiio lu LUIJ- centrate upon her work. She has gray- ! green eyes, light, copper-bronze hair j and a delicately formed figure which 1 tips the scales at one hundred and (an pounds. Sbc wa.s born in Bordeaux, France, on May 1st, 1917. In "The Rage of Paris," Daniel! plays the part of a little French gir who jobless and broke in New Yor! lakes a job posing in the nude for famous artist,-goes to the wrong acl dress and starls disrobing in an acl vertising agency. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., is costarre with Mile. • Darrieux. Mischa Aue and Helen Broderick are featured i comedy roles, wilh Louis Hayward al so featured as Fairbanks' rival fo Danielle's favor. Henry Kuster di reeled.

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  1. Hope Star,
  2. 09 Jul 1938, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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