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DUVIVIER-6 - H 'ARRISON in OLLYWOOD Miliza Korjus Rolls...
H 'ARRISON in OLLYWOOD Miliza Korjus Rolls Voice And Eyes Making "The Great Waltz" Hers Alone She Whoops Loudtr Than Lombard and Lo\es t« Bincc With a Man By PAUL H \RIUSON M.A Scnlce Staff Correspondent Holljwood, Jso 21 -- Miliza Konus is grateful to those cus tomers w h o are deciding that like her on the screen Miss Ivoi jus also declares that she w i l l readi, next time, if the fans admi ration reaches such ii pitch that (hey mob her m public places and trj to tear oft souvenir swatches of her gown 'I -would fix especlallj a d ' that would come into m a n / pieces' whooped the mo\ies new singing star ' All in little squares, mabe, and on each one my auto graph 1 " But she is cominced that that Isn't llkelv to hapoen of»" ' E^»n Bnould people learn to know Korjus on the screen the will not know Ko-jus in the -- ah -- flesh, ' she said, w ith a gesture tiat seemed to include her beam- Ing, undecorated face and Juno- ssque figure SHE A1 4S LATE UN AMbTERDiM "People have ne\ei recognized me off the stage Once at the border of Holland I was arrested That night I was to sing in Amsterdam Amsterdam Our train stop, a man =,ay, Passports' 'Ja' said my hus- iand and showed him the passports passports The man look at me and aaybe vou ha\e steal this pass port lou are not Miliza Korjus We get off, and I am worrying Lat my husband will explode AH Tver the station are large pictures jf me and sajmg I am to sing ·hat night in Amsterdam Look' jcream my husband, waMng in his 'ace one of these pictures les said the man this woman must aave steal the passport of Miliza Korjus''" She stopped to laugh and laugh, -ocking in a big chair in the big 'iving room of her big house She can whoop more loudly than Carole Lombard And longer There is nothing prim about this prima donna STRONG MAN STUFF No one who knew her as an opera and concert star of ^Europe would be likely to recognize her now One day during the filming filming of The Great Waltz at Metro, a property man struggled to move a large antique cabinet beside irfiich Miss Korjus was to pose for a publicity still ' I think it is better over here," she said after watching him a minute She laid hold of the furniture, lifted it, turned, and put it down gently "My God' ' murmured remand Gravel, the leading man No wonder she can pick up this whole Dicture and walk away with it That's what finally happened, anyway, according to the critics although Miss Korjus never had been in front of a movie cameia before She laughed and worked ind laughed again She laughed off the rages of Julien Duvivier, the original dir»c Lor Finally she was mo-ved to remark quietly that if he yelled at her again she would lea^e the set He diflnt, but it was he w finally left the set when Victor Fleming was assigned to take over The Great W-altz ' and make or 'emake most of It.

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  1. The Independent-Record,
  2. 22 Nov 1938, Tue,
  3. Page 9

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