Screen Life in Hollywood
Carmel Myers • , i /v* <• By WADE WEfcNER (Associated Press Staff ^Vl'itor) DOUBLE CAREERS THE SINGING SCREEN By WADE WERNtR Gftl., A«g,» 15—(A) 1 ) very recently the wdrd 'opera' has bepn used In motion picture stti- dJos chiefly as a coWlc synoiiyin fol- the silent film; as in "h o r a e opera" meaning a western pic tare. Now tho Universal rush to Ward sound pic- lures makes it soom likely that rfeal screen op- fcr"as -will become &fi numerous as the kind heretofore presented oil tho stage, and here and there one even notes the blossoming of operatic ambitions aniortg the stars. Carmel Myers, tor dfc&mnte, is eagerly prefcsaririg for a sc're'eh, opera -lc career. She sang ih mu&lcfl comedy in 1918-10, and sln'qe thfe~rt has continued lier voice sludiqs ^foi sheer love of singing, ofteii in thu face of a gitilty tteellHg that she 'was stealing time that belonged tfo her silent screen career. &ow that, the screen offers a medium for musical as well as dramatic talent, she feels she is at the beginning of a new and gicat- er career. She already ha& made a sound-ltlm test singing opei,^ and wants as soon as pos^iblo to &iii s a screen role in light opera, but meanwhile her ukulele ami one ot the syncopated ballads she composes ijre scheduled to feature her first talking picture appearance. Anything in the way of a feature length opera probably will have to wait until sound-film production has leached a more advanced stage of development.