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ANNABELLA-4a - In Hollywood Editor's note: This is tbe second...
In Hollywood Editor's note: This is tbe second of six stories on the Hollywood importation eJ fore:ga actresses, who place acc«aK oa glaaeor. BY PAUL HAKKI5OX. NEA Service StaS Correspondent. HolIj-AXXKi, Feb. IS--A', the mala gate of the Metro st::i:o pasted a s.gc resd.ns In Frer.c.7 2£i German: "English Spokes Her*." At Paramount a -A-eU-known native actress cracked, "I seenk I for myself wan leetle accent--so? Zen maybe I have better chance get work i~. ze cinema" At 29lh-Fox a foreign player countered an intervie'-ver's Question Question with: "Hollywood is not a good place lo make an opinion of Americans I nteet Hungarian directors. German German producers, British writers, actors and actresses from every country ;n Europe. But I do rerr.ember meeting man;.; America:^-" America:^-" So go the comments, mostly satirical, as movie makers continue continue to bring in from other a supply of that siren quality known in the celluloid trade -Umph." Urnph with an accent. Must Be Tausht. Every studio now has at least one foreign actress slated for eventual stardom. Metro has about dozen tsex-era! of whom will be weeded out) and a special department department to supervise their training. However capable they may be as actresses, these intriguing immigrants immigrants require a lot of training, for they must be taught English. In fact, of the half dozen most promising newcomers -- actresses who were stars in their own countries and who already are definitely definitely launched on Hollywood careers--only careers--only two could speak or understand English when they arrived here. Flays Opposite Powell. The French actress with the single name, Annabella, played leads in three. English pictures before coming here. These were "Under the Red Robe," "Dinner at Ritz," and the very successful production in Technicolor, "Wings the Morning." "It was immediately following the latter hit that she was by 20th-Fox. The studio wasted little time in bowing her into Baroness and the Butler" opposite William Powell as the star. A preview audience found her charming, but often unintelligible in this picture, and was astonished astonished that" she could have had so much English-sneaking experience. In about a month Annabella star in a film based on the life George Sand. She is counted established success and a permanent permanent and popular resident of Hollywood. Loretta Smiled At Her. The colony wasn't always so kind. Annafaella came here four years ago for a role in the version of "Caravan."' Didn't a soul, or any English either. ·was a miserable time,"' she said. "I have never forget--forgotten--

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  1. The News,
  2. 17 Feb 1938, Thu,
  3. Page 11

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