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16 B ROOKtYN EASH, THUrt, WAR. Ct 1944 SCREEN By Jan Corby Marjori Reynolds Has Madt-to-Order Role in Coming 'Up in Mabel's Room' The colorful personality of Marjorie Reynolds, Hollywood actress and soldier's wife, keeps popping Into the movie spotlight. Directors and producers beat a path to her doorstep with clock-like regularity, no matter how many times Mar jorie retires from the screen. Not the least of these was Edward Small's march to sign her for a leading part in his latest United Artists release, "Up in Mabel's Room." The film will have its K. Y. nremiere at the Gotham Theater. Not too bad for an actress who has retired three times in a career that "xtends back to the time she was four years old I It is something of Hollywood record. For most, one retirement can be fatal. Any one seeing Marjorie Reyn-'lds for the first time and not nowlng her identity would know 'he is an actress. In appearance and manners she is a blonde bomb-rhell. In the past six years her talent has skyrocketed her into starring roles. Marjorie began her movie career as a child ballet dancer at the age of five. Between five and eight she studied more dancing, diction and dramatic art, and continued her versatile screen career, playing with such cinema stars as Violet Dana, Joseph Schildkraut, Norma Tal-madge and Ramon Navarro. On her picture list during these years ar "Revelation," "Scaramouch," "Svengali," "Hell's Angels" and "Broken Wings." She "retired at the ripe old age of eight years. The law declared that she needed some academic education. In-between classes and homework she managed to get in a few radio dates. Also, the ballerina part in "Wine, Women and Song," starring Lilyan Tashman and Lew Cody. She then "retired" some more. This time to polish her three R's at Los Angeles High School. High school finished. Paramount gave her several good dancing roles in "College Humor," "Collegiate" and "The Big Broadcast of 1935." By this time Marjorie had an agent who convinced her that her forte was not dancing, that the screen held no future for her If she persisted In that sphere. Thinking it over, she decided he was right. She tossed her dancing-slippers over her shoulder and retired again to get in some heavy licks at dramatic coaching. This "retirement" lasted a year. Then began the round of waiting in casting-offices. There were plenty of dramatic actresses but a dearth of good ballerinas. She sturdily turned down all dancing parts. Eventually, she was given a dram tic bit in "Murder in Greenwich Village." Then Monogram hired her for a series of Westerns. Rather than be typed as a "Western," Marjorie "retired" for another whole year. She was wiling to gamble her time for her one big chance. At the end of that time the same company offered her the feminine lead in four "Tailsptn Tommies" and a Boris Karloff production. Her "retirements" have begun ' j pay off in acting-dividends. 2c! )g an untyped actress, she is oper. to any kind of role. In "Holiday Inn" Marjorie Reynolds became an established star. "Up in Mabel's Room" shows her in a role almost made to order for her. As the explosive wife who gets all mixed up about her newly-wedded husband and other women, she does a part that abounds with comedy and a dash of tears. Probably it will be a long time before Marjorie Reynolds retires again. 'Fighting Seabees' Get 3d Globe Week "The Fighting Seabees," the Republic picture honoring the battling builders of the U. S. Navy, Is to be held over at the Globe Theater for a third week beginning Saturday. The picture, the first to honor these gallant fighters, stars John Wayne, Susan Hayward and Dennis O'Keefe, with a large supporting cast. New Yiddish Musical Paul Bursteln and Lillie Lux will be co-starred In "Shomke's Wedding," a new Yiddish musical comedy by Louis Freiman, which will have its premiere at the Hopklnson Theater in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, April 8. The new play, featuring Florence Weiss, is scheduled to continue every night thereafter, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. CIRCUS MANHATTAN MADISON SQ. GARDEN Tariet Daily-Z:15 1 B:30 WED. Night, A pa PR. 2) Magnificent NEWSuperSpectades, Fabulous Features and Amazinvlv Ar.raimnlkherl arte and Artists in Amplitudinous Abundance! Ticket! Admitting to ewerrthinc (incl. Seats) $1.20 to $4.80, incl. tmi. Children under 12 Half Price Evarv Aft'n P.nvnf S. . TICKETS NOWit Garden i Agencies STAGE PLATS STAGE FLATS

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 30 Mar 1944, Thu,
  3. Page 16

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