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BRADNA OCT 1939 - Film Celebrities 'In Person' to Utah Come Civic...
Film Celebrities 'In Person' to Utah Come Civic and educational organizations organizations are uniting with everyday movie fans to welcome to Salt Lake City four Hollywood film players, who are arriving Friday. On behalf behalf of the city, Gus P. Backman, secretary o£ the chamber of commerce, commerce, will welcome the quartet— Patricia Morison, J. Carroll Naish, Olympe Bradna and Susan Hayward—when Hayward—when their train pulls intc the station at 9:30 a. m. Marie Folsom, freshman queea at the University of Utah, with hei- attendants, Barbara Groo and Rose Wallace, will present the visiting celebrities with bouquets. Joseph P. Dyer, University of Utah student body president, will also take part in the welcome, with the following student body officers officers and class presidents: Ada Rock, Richard P. Ensign, Mona Snelgrovc, James Cannon, Muriel R. Jones, Wendell R. Jones, Wendell Wendell Paxton and Val Sheffield. Officers of the Utah Education association attending the biennial convention will be honor guests, together with the movie stars, at the Hollywood style opening of "What a Life" at the 'Utah theater Friday evening. It's the "What a Life" premiere that brings the film stars to town and the occasion is to be celebrated with all the fanfare fanfare of such events in Hollywood— lights, red carpets, microphones, cro\Vds of autograph hunters. All four players hail from the Paramount Paramount studio, where the film was produced. Friday will be a strenuous day for the quartet from their arrival until the wind-up of the premiere ]ale at night. The reception at'the station will be in Hollywood style also, with Arnold Bergner's Junior band on hand to serenade the visitors, visitors, special police assigned to handle handle the crowds and a radio microphone microphone set up to carry the event city-wide. As a special feature Tribune school reporters will "cover" the stars' arrival as their first "professional" newspaper assignment. assignment. Patricia Morison is the only one of the group of stars who has visited visited Salt Lake City before. She was among a number here last spring with the "Union Pacific" troupe, taking part in the Golden Spike day parade and festivities. She hails from the New York stage; was taken to Hollywood to play the enigmatic heroine of the J. Edgar Hoover story, "Persons in Hiding," and has since appeared in important roles in several other pictures. J. Carroll Naish, popular movie "heavy," who appeared opposite Miss Morison in her film debut, is to have a ride in a fire truck as one of the novel features of his visit. Fire Chief Walter' S. Knight's invitation, invitation, .extended hi, advance, was gladly accepted. -Olyrnpe Bradna is the petite ..French beauty, who, after after two minor roles, was launched ns a full-fledged star in "Stolen Heaven," and ' Susan Hayward, whose Titian tresses have made her a featured beauty of the current current magazine covers, recently ap- peared opposite Gary Cooper In "Beau Geste." First appearance of the group on the stage at the Utah will be Friday Friday at 3 p. m. ( and they will appear again at 6:40 p. m. The formal premiere has been set for 8:30 p. m., when the bright lights, microphones, microphones, red carpet, a winged entrance, entrance, flags and photographers' flashlights, that are a part of every Hollywood event, will give the Utah the appearance of a Carthay Circle or Grauman's Chinese theater theater in best premiere form. The stars on arrival will be called to the microphone -to give their greetings by amplifiers to the crowds outside. The Tribune News- 1 boys' band will provide music. Student Student reporters from the Utah Chronicle will assist in interviewing interviewing the movie players for the crowds. Both the university and The Tribune's reporters' cooperation cooperation is prompted by the fact that "What a Life," the story of Henry Aldrich, radio's > hard-luck youngster, has its setting in a high school. Jackie Cooper, Betty Field, John Howard and Janice Logan play leading roles. Now Playing PARAMOUNT—"Four Feathers," with C. Aubrey Smith, Ralph Richardson, John Clements and June Duprez. CENTRE — "Hollywood Cavalcade," Cavalcade," with Alice Faye, Don Ameche, J. Edward Bromberg, Alan Curtis and Stuart Erwin; also "Set 'Em Up." CAPITOL — "Hawaiian Nights," with Johnny Downs, Mary Carlisle, Carlisle, Eddie Quillen; also "Chicken Wagon Family," with Jane Withers Withers and Leo Carrillo. RJALTO—"My Man Godfrey," with William Powell and Carole Lombard; Lombard; also "The Gorilla," with the Ritz Brothers. SOUTH-EAST (Sugarhouse) — "Daughters Courageous," with the Lane Sisters, John Garfield, Geoffrey Lynn, Fay Bainter and Claude Rains; also "The Last Warning," with Preston Foster. GEM—"Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever," with Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker and Fay Holden; also "The March Time." VICTORY—"Adventures of Robin Hood," with Errol Flynn and Olivia De Havilland; also "Frontier Pony Express, with Roy Rogers. STUDIO—"The Star Maker," with Bing Crosby, Linda Ware, Louise Campbell, -Ned Sparks, Waiter Damrosch and the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra. STATE — "Dark Rapture"; also Jane Withers in "Boy Friend." MURRAY—Xane Grey's "The Heritage Heritage of the Desert," with Don

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 13 Oct 1939, Fri,
  3. Page 13

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