The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on December 24, 1933 · Page 11
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The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana · Page 11

Indianapolis, Indiana
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Sunday, December 24, 1933
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1 J 13 THE IXDTANAPOLIS SUXDAY STAR, EfECEMBEIt 24, 1933. 4 MOST EVERY STAR HAS KNOWN WHAT IT IS TO BE BROKE Romance in the Movies. s' r rv ! ' v. I , . - - Pi -fa & ' J 1 . r ksv i - . .;4 ' f ft' I " if . - v , " "What Actor Hasn't Been? Asks Fields BY HUBBARD HEAVY. HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 23. (ff) HERE is scarcely a star 4S." I noiiywooa who aoesn i know and well remember what It means to be broke and hungry. "Say what actor hasn't been?" says W. C. Fields, who, when he was trying to get on the stage as a juggler, slept on park benches and in box cars and ate "hand- I outs." Even though that was years ago, Fields says he still j gives thanks every night for the "three squares and the clean sheets" he has regularly now. Ruth Chatterton and her mother once lived in Now York on $1 a day was trying to establish Broadway to English 's. MAKIOX DAV1KS AMI BIXG ( KOSIiY in "(ioing Hollywood," at Loew's Palace. Stage and Screen, CONCIA DKI) FROM PACK 11. Kiddie Revue in which Ernpstin Ewing presents thirty talented In dianapolis youngsters. On a large double stage with elau orate settings, "Spices of 19.'!t" in troduces a number of stars including Harriet Cruise, singer of popular songs who is a regular feature over radio station WBBM of the Columbia Broadcasting System. One of her most interesting numbers is the "Ten Cents A Dance'' song which recently gained wide poularity. They weren't their limited to be hungry "SWEETHEART OF STOMA CHI." at the I.yric; screen drama; directed by Edwin I. Martin; produced by Monogram. THE CAST. Vivian Mary Carlisle Bob North Buster Crabbe Morley Chnrlca Slarrett Dizzy Florence Lake V Marv Black .; ainer Tom DuKun rnfessor Burr Mcintosh oach Major Goodsell while Ruth herself as an actress exactly broke, but budget caused them some days. Compare Experiences. The subject of being broke came up the other day on a set where George O'Brien, Mary Brian and Herbert Mundin were making scenes for "Ever Since Eve," the story of a millionaire. "I've been broke and hungry many times in Hollywood," O'Brien admitted. "Several times, I washed dishes for a meal. Another time, when extra work was scarce and I was hungry, I pitched hay on a ranch for $2 and lunch. I must have eaten $1 worth of food every day." Mary Brian said she, too, had known the pangs of hunger and the absence of work. Coming here from Texas a few years ago, Mary and her mother got very near the end of their small bankroll. So they ate grapes, "tons of them," Mary guesses, because they are very filling and very cheap. Will Rogers was broke in South America when he and a chum went down to become gauchos. They pooled their resources in order to get the other fellow back to the states nd Will shipped as stableboy with a ooatload of horses to South Africa, where he got a job. Dancer. I ' ' ' $s.-:-v.--.--. ' ?r. I I MAKGAKET ANGLIX in "Her Master's Voice," opening at English's tonight. DANCES PLAY a prominent part in the "Spices," and these include the "fan dance" made popular at the world's fair in Chicago interpreted by Mile. Caroline; adagio dances deftly presented by Bordine and Carrol, and specialties by Diane and Annette. ' Auauy in uun was one of the unusually attractive dances presented by the company and was well received by the Lyric patrons at early performances. T!obhy (Uke) Henshaw does tricks with the ukelele and with his voice, imitating various sounds that are heard in both the city and country. His imitation of how a traffic jam sounds to him was hilarious. Joe Besser. a comedian, wise cracks his way through a part of the bill with good effect, and teams with Bobby Henshaw as a part of his act to present an "tfpera" which they call "Sampson and Delilah." Bobby Henshaw, who is a heavyweight, if anything, takes the part of Delilah. Paul Sutton, a crooner, gives his fntprnretn f inn nf "Tho T not Pnnnd. t'p" and other numbers, assisted by Count Eerni Vici and his orchestra. The entire bill is built around Count Berni Vici's orchestra, made up of fifteen pretty misses. It provides a background for practically all the numbers, and gives its own interpretation of modern melodies. ROMANCE of college life is portrayed in "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," the film division of the week's entertainment bill. Love, intrigue, and humor are blended into an exciting story. The climax comes in a boat race between rival college crews. Supporting the leading charactersMary Carlisle and Buster Crabbe are Charles Rtarrett, Florence Lake, Ted Fio-Rito and his orchestra, Three Midshipmen and Three Blue Keys. Short subjects complete the bill. N. M. B. MONTMARTRE BILLS NEW FLOOR SHOW Montmartre, "The Little Paris of Indianapolis," announces a new floor I show by all-professional talent for Christmas week. The show will be staged by Will Kraemer, nationally-known master of ceremonies from the Cafe de Paris and Lennox Club in New York city. Kraemer made his initial bow to Montmartre patrons last week. The floor show will be In the form of a revue entitled "Spooning and Ballooning," described as a melange of music, fun, songs and dances. Principals will include Sally Hendler, versatile comedienne and vaudeville favorite; Jack and Jill, petite dancing girls offering a repertoire of modern rhythmic stepping; Leonie Meyers, attractive rianseuse, and as a special extra attraction, "Little Esther," diminutive dancing star, who recently returned from Europe, DOI.LY DAMETA, dancer with the Kane brothers in the Colonial burlesque. L .. ... . MOTION PICTURE THEATERS. MOTION I'K'TliiH THKATKKS. NINDAVS AND HOLIDAYS Till 2 V. M. AftT V. M. 20c 25c 25c 40c Hnleoiiy Main I I Itiilcony Main 1'loor STITCH HAS I UGH SPOTS OF -M 1 f LvJLAotJLLJVjLiJ g I AND. ... ARE THY FUNNY?. ...WITH 1 I Based on the story ORE EN DICE' 1 I iv ANNS CAMERON j Sf(si. J Crooned Z 1 ,"..!nJy Li an Croon ! 9 iwiunx DAWS In M('tro-(ioldwyn-Maypr'n Gin morn ti a Musical Romance Gcuiq m, sewW-w BCROSBYI Fifi IVORS AY Ned SPARKS Stuart E R W I N Patsy KELLY j!WJ!im Mttrt-Qoldicyn-Maya's lAtightjfit 'ftyniucliotl with MARIE DRESSLER John BARRYMORE UmI BARRYMORE WALLACE BEERY JEAN HARLOW 12 STAR CAST U Santa. Might Give Stars Parts They Want to Play Hi HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 23. (U.P.). EGARDLESS of their success in other roles, movie stars are victims of suppressed desire when it comes to playing a favorite character. Paradoxically, It seems, those who have scored in classical drama have a yearning to do slapstick. And contrariwise, who has not heard of Charlie Chaplin's long - expressed hope of some day playing Hamlet? There's Lionel Barrymore, for instance, who has played effectively in such widely divergent themes as "Rasputin," "Dinner at Eight" and "Stranger's Return." What he really wants to do before his career ends is to play "The Copperhead" in talkies. Brother John Barrymore, whose recent successes include "Night Flight" and "Counselor at Law," puts in -with Chaplin in his ambition to portray the mad Dane and in talking pictures, mind you. This was John's greatest stage role and it has a warm place in his heart. Jean Harlow wants to play, of all things, Portia in "The Merchant of Venice." She thinks some producer may let her make the picture at some future time. Marie Dressler's favorite role is her latest, that of the faithful old servant in "Christopher Bean." Stuart Edwin, who is a farm boy, would like to see a revival of "The Old Homestead," with himself in a leading role. Mjvna Loy would go in for heavier vehicles such as Ibsen's "The Doll's House," while Jimmy Durante so help us wants to play Uncle Tom. MOTION PICTURE THEATERS. MOTION PICTURE THEATERS. I tl.LUAIVtr Ut-HtlML.Ull ll.ilt- iir mm WUK.LD-J UlrWIONMflP WR-tyTLING MATCi IfJ D HO SATURPAV U FIRST CITY SHOWING NOW! Jack Hoxie "Trouble Buster" and "Ship of Wanted Men" CHRISTMAS DAY GREAT FEATURES 2 BUCK J IN l " . " FIGHTING CODE" timing Romance He Loved fo Fight and Fought for tore rm A irmnitr W. . L4I1 3UMIVUKVILII KZ. WZASU PITTS, s mm urE,EiD::an!i.GABY k'4f STARTS AT 1 P. M. TODAY! GREAT HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT FOR TlLi.NILRfF A M I L Y A TJJIEJLOWEST PRICES !N THIS THEATRE'S HISTDRYt TODAY until 2 P.M. TODAY after 2 P.M. 20c and 25c 25 and CHILDREN (Under 12 Yrs.) ANY SEAT ANY TIME 10c TODAY at 1 :00 2:4.-. See Joe mimmmmummmimmmm" Jiiii'.)'B.iiiiiwiiiiwwwBaiwy :40 JC . . tnke conimanil of a sliip the fleet is using for target practice! . . show a dame how he runn the navy before lie finils out she's tho ad-mii Hl's iliuiKliter ! . . . and llfty ollwr hiliirlous Hiliiations. with THELMA TODD--FPANK McHUGH JEAN MUIR--JOHNNY MACK BROWN 2 fJEW And the Whole Pacific Fleet! I v:Us I "V W GOBS 0F G,RLS! AtE"VT"S ; GOBS OF GAGS! Voice Transcends Looks in This Day of BY ALAXSON EDWARDS. HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 23. (U.P.). HE voice transcends the il looks in this day of talk-d ing pictures, with stars J wlnnlne DODularitv more by the' way they speak rather than the way they photograph. All actors, of course, must photograph well, but they must go far beyond that and possess rich, deep low tones and crisp, intelligible high tones. John P. Livadary, sound chief at Columbia, who has listened to most Hollywood stars as their voices come through the mixing boxes, be- lives Walter Connolly has the most amazing register of all. Can Change Voice. Connolly has the faculty of completely changing his voice for each characterization. As a swash-buckler in "The Bitter Tea of General Yen," he had a devil-may-care basso voice totally unlike the tired old man's voice he used in "Washington Merry-Go-Round." In a gangster film, his articulation was cold and cynical. Jack Holt, says Livadary, has a completely masculine voice and has trouble only when talking through clenched teeth, a frequent necessity because of his he-man roles. Well Pitched. ' Jean Harlow's soft, light voice is well pitched for the "mike," and she has completely banished a tendency to grow shrill when she gets excited. This same tendency was overcome by Fay Wray, who has what sound men call a 100 per cent microphone voice. The most normal voice in pictures, Livadary says, is that of Leslie Howard calm, quiet but distinct. Donald Cook's voice, while low, has an "edge" that occasionally results in metallic harshness. Consequently Talking Film. the microphone is kept farther away when he speaks. , , Seen around Holywood: Warner Baxter .playing tennis, on the courts of his new Bel-Air home. . . . with Clive Brook, Prof. Hub-bell of the Mt. Wilson observatory and Reginald Berkeley. . . . Lil lian Harvey breaking in a pair of new shoes . . . fancy brown suede . . . with low heels for hiking and bicycle riding. . . . Hugh Williams reading a long letter , . . from his mother in London. . . . Lionel Barrymore autbgraphing his photo graph for an attractive waitress in the Cafe de Paris at Fox Movietone City . . . Sally Kilers taking off for Truckee. -. ' . . Victor Jory and Rosemary Ames in a clinch on the "Disillusion" set at the studio. AMUSEMENTS. AMUSEMENTS. IC3MK first Time Shown BASED ON ACTUAL FACTS ! Names are withheld of course but every incident in this great story is taken from secret and authentic records. 2 P.M. afler 2 15c till FIRST SHOWING S GALA DAYS WILL JAMES THKIU1NG KOJIANCE1 The One IMrture Every Man, W oman and Child should See The most HUMAN AUAM I.IJ M 1 Wl W ICWKIT IDID YJ with VIIIUK JUK7 15c to t p.m. Irene Bentley and WILL JAMES LAUREL & HARDY COMEDY MICKEY MOUSE XMAS PARTY NOW! 'm nunuueii aGararmmlQtowt w TODAY at 1:053:155:30 7:40 and 9:50 iSheaave 0 l DOORS OPEN 12:30 her life: IN ONE MAN'S ARMS WAS ONLY HALFCOMPLETE! ... So this splendid woman did what women since Eve have wanted to do . . . She gave all her heart TO TWO MEN . . . MIRIAM HOPKINS FREDRIC MARCH GARY COOPER j V IGM FOR LIVIM6", A story about three people' who loved one another very much . . with EDWARD EVERETT HORTON Added Featured BING CROSBY In "PLEASE" "Yuletide Greetings" CARTOON AH OCn I'ntll AH Aft After SeaU AUG P.M. Seats HUb 2 P.M. II tETHEBlGPtCTURESPLAYI They couldn't go on alone, so all THREE tettled down to-gether. mi Low is"? jr Girl Symphonic ( nnOtT r.Rulit . vou Crazy' 1 B" th FoUes Bergere ro1" nUNV&MMHi- I PMH. bUUU ' --ewx9 Dancer. , Tmous Crooner ...u H DCER ilL ML OH THE GIANT OOUBUl A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS SHOW ON STAGE AND SCREEN i On The Screen Hi ' tollfKB Romane Alive With Youth m DDED FMl" ERNESTINE .KIDDIE REVUE 30 TAI.ENTEB- INIHANAPOLI k -. . nUl V .Jc'iL I VRIP DAI i onnu cnuAutmLni bi iiiu UHLLriUUItl Miller Welch and His PURDUE UNIVERSITY DANCE nRmiTD HOTTEST COLLEGE BAND EXTANT! PJ Br'- FREE a PATRONS R J

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