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CINDERELLA OF THE TALKIES ANCIS DEE ROSE FROM EXTRA RANKS TO JOB AS MAURICE CHEVALIER'S LEADING LADY. . EDITOR'S NOTE—This is the •lirst of three stories about, the 'cinderella-lIke success of Frances Frances Dee in the talkies. Less than n year ago she was an "extra girl'! during- college vacation. Now she is a star. By DAN THOMAS NBA Service. Writer. HOLLYWOOD. Calif., Aug. 18.— Once upon a time fairy godmothers used crystal slippers when they wanted to choose their favorite Cin- rellas. ow they give a movie test in- sfbatl. And'so this is a true Cinderella Cinderella story from real life. A cinema star needed a leading- lady. He knew the type that he wanted but nobody else did. So he started to look around. One day he walked Into the cafe on the Paramount Paramount lot. Frances Dee; an extra girl, was eating a sandwich and thinking about tho weather. She glanced up and saw Maurice Chevalier coming towards her. Naturally Naturally her heart missed a beat and thumped a little louder. Maurice Chevalier was one of the adored if the screen's adored! His kisses, his eyes, his acting . . . The handosmc French star who has been such a success In American American films kept coming closer and pretty soon it dawned on Frances that he was going to speak to her. She put the sandwich down and swallowed. Since she. had only been in the movie world for six months, she still had the satisfaction of thrilling now and then. Maurice Chevalier did speak to Frances Deo. If he had been doing :i, version of the first Cinderella story he would have pulled a glass slipper from his pocket, placect It on ! Frances' foot, and informed the; of the sandwich-eating maidens in the Cafe that he had found the girl "ho wanted. i As it was ho gave her something much better than a slipper ... an. opportunity to be his leading lady In his new picture, "The Liltlfi : afe." ..-•'' "Come and rehearse with me this afternoon," Chevalier suggested. Prances • smiled and said she i would. That test showed the French William Mlstely; Leo Otto Herman servant, geant Frances 'and Maurice, Three Lakes T | and baby visited Helen Morgan 1 I her home In Eagle River. at Victor Klemazewskl, who is em- • nloyed in Milwaukee, arrived home to spend the week-end with his fain-1 lhe Mr. and Mrs. George Scanlon, of Milwaukee, and Irving- .Stout, and Helen Stepshinski motored to Eagle River to spend Sunday golfing at ily. Miss Leone Mushinski. who has' teaching out west, arrived in . , . that he had found the girl Tnreo Lakes to spend the rest of whom he needed for his leading lne gumrner w ith her sister, Mrs. lady. So Frances Dee, pretty college girl with only a few months' movie experience, played a role that lots of actresses in Hollywood would like to have. The most popular star on the silver screen made "screen love" to her! And he chose her for tho part! In addition she has a long-term contract with Paramount and a salary salary that would make life worth while even if she coukm't play with Maurice! More than that, her work opposite Chevalier was so excellent that this young girl has been selected selected for the feminine lead for the next production of Buddy Rogers. .About six months ago we met ' Frances working as an extra on the Fox lot and at that time predicted u brilliant future for her. It was a perfectly safe prediction, too. Any girl with her ambition, ability, beauty, personality and .willingness to work couldn't possibly be a fail- F. Hypes. Miss Mushinski spent some time in Milwaukee before coining coining to Three Lakes. The midgets of Camp .Minnc AVonka presented an evening of entertainment entertainment to the public at thej camp Saturday evening. The show | was presented on an outdoor .stage and was well attended. The camp'S minstrel show will be presented free to the public Tuesday evening- at the camp. The Mlpne Wonka camp show is always an event looked forward forward to by all and it means an evening evening of many laughs. Mr. and Mrs... More left for Grand Haven, Mich., to join their children and parents at the More summer home. They expect to spend a time there before returning to their Florida Florida home. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Eplcr spent an evening in Eagle River. Helen Morgan, of Eagle River, motored to Three Lakes to visit Violet Violet Olkowski. Waters course. A large number of baseball fans turned out Sunday to see our team get beaten by the St. Mary's team of Cleanvater Lake. The game was quite thrilling at first but then.-got too one-sided to prove very breath- faking. 1 : ' i Enterprise Presented Play. The play, "Poor Father," was presented presented by the young people of Enterprise Enterprise in the school gymnasium Friday night: An appreciative audience audience of about 300 was in attendance. attendance. The proceeds of the entertain- 7nent •vv.ere" tisfc'cl" to purchase the new curtains which were used on the stage that evening for the first time. AVe now have a. stage which is a credit to our school and our community. The program was as follows: Sailors' Dance, by Ruth Schoeneck, Janet Webster, Gertrude Gertrude Kushmun and Marie Young. room of the Tompkins Act 1, living Mrs. Webster; Louise daughter, French Laramie, The who success. the the presence success who the Frank and and Junction; .Schoeneck, Dorothy August Mr. baby Lake; Hot Dahlin, of Mrs. Pelican. Mr. Jim Saturday Miss bert callers Mr. Miss Mrs. There school Monday purpose for more janitor Mr. son, Antigo. Mr. and business Langlade Mr. here was a recent Mr. business week. Mr.

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  1. The Rhinelander Daily News,
  2. 19 Aug 1930, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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