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MORGAN-4 - Vance a t j Hollywood Rounup By JIMMY F1D1ER-...
Vance a t j Hollywood Rounup By JIMMY F1D1ER- Evening Standard Hollywood Reporter HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 29--Looks like those George Sanders secret- marriage rumors were a false alarm; lie's ringing Julie Warren's doorbell doorbell almost nightly....Wot a jaunt around the Carribean bases that must have been for Oliver (oh-so-fat) Hardy. During one hop in a i too-small plane he had to stand for seven hours because he didn't the seats and there was no room on the floor! Jon Hall, a two-yacht man, Is about to lose the big one he in Florida; Uncle Sam wants it Prom this pillar several weeks ago: ';Joyce Matthews must make up her mind before Xmas wneiner or not she'll marry Milton Berle--or call it quits for good." Wai--sne made up her mind... .Alex D'Arcy and Arleen Whelan are making ! go of the man-and-wife business. Rudy Vallee's latest listener is a' California peach named Vivian Mason That Gene Autry imposter lias bobbed up in town again-the again-the one who claims to be Gene's brother--"Parties Unlimited, Incv' by phyllis Brooks, Claire Trevor and others to entertain 150 n d j ^^ at a clipj gi ves i te first shindig Saturday night at the West Side Tenn is club wjtil a host of g i ani0 ur gals and Cee Pee Johnson's band on hand to help. NO one connected with ''Shanghai Gesture'' can riddle out how the picture (hot stuff) got by Papa Hays--RKO biggies will give odds-on that June (Broadway's darling) Havoc will be their next Dig star Ha! Bing Crosby, no-kiddinely called Hollywood's worst-dressed man, changes his clothes twenty times in "Holiday Inn" and emerges a fashion plate. the to LAUGH OP THE WEEK: Martha Raye T s account (she swears it's true) of a local judge's "evening out" in a Hollywood nite spot that to j famous for the deadly potency of its drinks. The bistro's xious to ingratiate himself with civic authority, hovered around a n d j magistrate's table, urging him to try the specialities of the Finally as "Hiz Honor" started to leave, the proprietor stopped him suggestion. ·'Judge, you mustn't go yet," he protested, haven't tried our West Indies Punch." "True," retorted the judge. a y j ^ i haven't--but I've tried many men for trying it." Mrs. MUTTERINGS: To the concentration camp with Hollywood coyotes congregate on Vine Street and make X-Ray lab wisecracks aboup ; I passers-by Ode to Mayhem: "After reading about your re! R. -. solve to go on the water-wagon. Mr. Fields, your house-boy Stella] an the fine liquor in your cellar" Nervous itch: To inveigle "run out of gas" on LA's busiest intersection.... pay; if the rubber shortage becomes serious. Hollywood nite clubs Fox of j, a bl e 10 cash some of their bounced checks Silly notion: Constance Hubbard. washing dishes Growl: How about case: a -class A- break for Lew ("Dr. Kildare") Ayres, who's earned it in ^B's"? Screen ambition: To be a jively youth or stand arrearages case a again and cut a rug-with Jane Withers. At Columbia. Director Gregory Ratoff was shooting mob scenes for "Trinidad." Before-the cameras were 200 extras, almost all foreigners, and the stage was filled with a babble of dialects. ''Quiet!" shouted the assistantr-and got no results. -QUIET" shrieked Ratoff personally--without personally--without success. The great man threw up his hands, clutched temples. "The trooble weeth thees beezness,*' he groaned, "iss too Sun- damned foreigners!" Radio ---- Station Veryj NINE YEARS AGO IN HOLLYWOOD: Janet Gaynor and JLydeil Alii Peck parted and she sailed for Honolulu to escape divorce He will on to the this English producers offered Greta Garbo a record salary to blue- pencil her MGM contract and make pictures in London Freciric March was elected president of the May fair Club Movietown gossips insisted that Katherine Hepnurn would altar-trek with Joel Lady-- Joan Crawford donated her famous doll collection to a chorus | pital.... Ginger Rogers was selected as a Wampas Baby under j Dunne's husband, Dr. JHomer Griffin; dashed to Hollywood organ-1f u te reports that he and Ireen were rifting....Al Joison signed a new sing the; contract giving him the biggest salary m snow business--515,003 MacDonald, tiffing with studio bosses, sailed for a Euro----' pean concert tour. economy are the. waitress anxious i y j for] In view of the copious publicity about Michele Morgan's periecc English (and she has learned it wtih phenomenal rapidity), I chuckle the other day in the R.KO cafe. At the next table sat Morgan, dubiously regarding something brand new to her experience in cuisine--an abalone steak. ''Is it alright. Miss Morgan," asked "I don't know," answered Michele dubiously, "it sounds good at first sight." ' (Distributed by The McNaught Syndicate, Inc.)

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  1. The Evening Standard,
  2. 29 Nov 1941, Sat,
  3. Page 9

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