BOYER-8

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BOYER-8 - Screen Llf* In Hollywood Hollywood—Pat Peterson...
Screen Llf* In Hollywood Hollywood—Pat Peterson is coming coming out of "retirement." For two years she has been slm ply Mrs. Charles Boyer, wife of the films' romantic Frenchman, and very happy about it too. Pat is still happy, but she says being being the wife of one of the screen's greatest lovers isn't a. full-time job. She hasn't enough to do to keep her busy and, moreover, she is just as ambitious as ever. The Boyers met in Hollywood. He had just come here from France and she had just arrived from England. England. Two weeks after they met, they eloped and were married. Skeptical Skeptical Hollywood dragged out adage about hasty marriages and fully expected the Boyers to repent at leisure. "I completed a picture I .was working on," Pat recalls, "and then I made one more because my: contract contract called for dne.' I had: been working since I was 10 years old and I felt'that it was; time I' took a good, long rest. Charles didn't want me to work, either. Used To Be Gadabout "For the last two years I have loafed. I went to France with Charles, where he makes two films a year, and for quite a while I enjoyed enjoyed the freedom of having nothing more to think about than looking after Charles. "When we returned to Hollywood. I began wondering- what I'd do kill time. 1 used to be a terrible gadabout, running here and there to see people, but really doing nothing. Charles is 'settled,* and I learned from him the worth of relaxing and taking It easy. But he's - so busy when he's here. that I'd be home alone most of the time. "So I'm going back to work." Miss Peterson has signed a two- picture-a-year contract with the independent independent Wagner company. Her pictures must. be made during the six months she is here with her hus band. Boyer is Under contract to the same producer for the same length of time,'although during that period he may make as-many as four films. ... Mall Box Disguised The Boyers, when in Hollywood, live in a large,' rambling house sur rounded by several acres of in formal garden. They do not accept many social engagements and their entertaining consists of one or two small dinner parties a week. In France, where Boyer owns a home, Miss Paterson says she and Charles travel whenever they are free. They particularly like the south of France and the gaming tables of the casinos there. They both like to gamble at chemin-de-fer and baccarat. They seldom visit the Hollywood gaming houses because they don't like "that awful roulette game." The mail box at the gate of the Boyer home here still has on it the name of Director Eric Pommer, the former occupant. Miss Paterson explains: explains: "I don't like to have women coming coming up here to get a peek at my husband. husband. If they saw his name on the mail box. they'd come in droves." '

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  1. Bluefield Daily Telegraph,
  2. 05 May 1936, Tue,
  3. Page 6

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