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GABIN - 7 - TUCKER only got 28 days, and that ain't right....
TUCKER only got 28 days, and that ain't right. They gave Aug 31 days, they gave Sept 30 ... And once every four ycara they slil ' in an extra day jllHt t n TYIO Ivn •vrvii + Vt i vt lr vrtiiSro r»*^+ f f»i rr i j | to make you think you're getting i some place." Recently Joe was the star of Georgie Halo's musical comedy, "Lady Comes Across." The writing of this show was dismissed by the critics as of no consequence, and It folded after three days. It was one of the costliest failures of the season. One of the most famous of all Lewis laments is the one about commercials. . .He means commercial advertising- on the radio...Joe says he loves those commercials, especially when Don Wilson talks... What burns him up is the way those comedians interrupt Don, and he has to wait fifteen minutes just to hear another commercial. "I like those commercials,' 'says Joe, "they tell you how you can get $300 in a mnk, and no questions asked... I want to know that...They tell you how you can walk into a clothing- store and come out with everything you need for $12. I want to know that " That's Joe. He goes on, and on. Around here, we sort of crave him. I other day for a scene in "Moon j speaks it hesitantly, works hard on Tide"—striding along the stone j his dialogue. breakwater at a Pacific harbor, his j wheu ho first an . lvodi ho Mkod to meet Ginger Rogers, whose act- dog beside him descending the wooden steps to deposit the sack inside in{? he admlrcd> Ono cvenlnff in a his floating shack. Ida Lupino, not in the scene, watched and said, "He's swell." Director Archie Mayo turned to say, "What a sweet guy! He's swell." Crew members joined in the chorus. The point seemed to be established. M'sleur Gabin (which is pronounced Gah-bahn but will be called Gay- bin Just the same) was France's foremost movie star. Ten months in this country have given him an adequate command of English, of which he knew only a word or two when he arrived. "I speak still very bad," he says. He is apologetic about his English, his new house in tho country north of Paris, when tho Germans broke through at Sedan. He fled south, managed to stay one .jump ahead of them finally itmdo. Marseilles, and America. Nazi agents In Paris invited him to return to make more pictures, but he declined. Ho likes rugged roles, dovs not fancy "great lover" .stuff. Kidded about a possible rivalry with Charles Boycr, Gabin turned it aside. "We do not conflict," he said. "I am At 37, which he looks, Gabin has neithor BUaVo nor debonair." nearly white hair, would not consent to dye it. It was sandy, flecked He is about five fcot 10 ' but ap ' with grey, when he arrived. If there i pears tallcr ln films ' He has the Is anything to the notion that ' Frenchman's reputed fondness for trouble and shock bring on prema- food - likc3 a two-hour dinner. cafe mutual friends introduced them, left Ginger and Jean alone to get acquainted. For 40 minutes they sat Ginger doesn't speak French, either. Tho silence was brilliant. Ho has wanted to make amends, with another date, ever since. He also likes wine with his meals. His first day in the studio commissary, _ _ he ordered wine,, did not understand French "naval'rese'rve when the war i when lt was not forthcoming. The broke, and served on a French I next day he brou P ht his own bottle minesweeper. He was on leave, at ; The hostoss explained that the cafe ture greyness Gabln's is understandable. The star of "Pepe le Moko" "Grand Illusion" was in tho HOLLYWOOD SIGHTS AND SOUNDS By ROBBIN COONS Hollywood, Feb. 4 —tfl?)— Jean Gabin is the sort of actor who can heave a big, heavy sack to his shoulder and stride along before the camera without panting. That's what ho was doing tho EDGAR A. GUEST The Poet of the People KNITTING DUTY My lady knitteth once again The warm, wool socks for soldier men. Her needles and her fingers, too. Are busy all the long day through And I've a task of lesser kind Which ia to hold the wool to wind. Time was when younger both were wo She knitted thus for soldiery; The sock, the sweater and the cap For many- a gallant fighting chap And then, to patient toil resigned, I sat and held her wool to wind. That time — 'twas twenty years ago— We said: "No more of war we'll know! No more will women fill their laps With knitting stuff for soldier chaps. No more will husbands, sleep inclined, Sit up and hold the wool to wind." Now there she sits, her tresses gray, Knitting for soldiers night and day lacked a liquor license. Since then Gabin brings a good-sized bottle of "medicine" to lunch. He also likes beautiful women, who seem to like him too,—on and off the screen. He will be a movie s£ar in America, obviously. "Jean ia earthy," attests admiring Archie Mayo. "Salt-of-the- earthy." Postcard Campaign for Judge Braham And war Is here, and none can see Again when peace on earth shall be. And here am I, my hands entwined With knitting wool she has to wind. (Proteetea oy Fh» Oforg* Matthew Adama Service) Postcards, bearing a Sharon postmark, and urging the nomination of Judgo Walter W» Braham of Law- rencc County for Governor, are be- j ing received by Republican voters. The slgnator is "Brahatn for Governor Committee." Judge Braham is .son-in-law of the late Mr. and Mrs. James P. Whltla, Tho letter B is one in tho alphabet. <jf the oldest

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  1. The Record-Argus,
  2. 04 Feb 1942, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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