Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 1, 1938 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 1, 1938
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HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS, TOGO Here Are Luise Rainer's Reactions to Winning Academy Award for 2nd Time By LOUISE RA1NER When you are the winner of an Academy award, Hollywood anticipates that now you are going to be different. But it is so silly to imagine that a little gold statuette is going o make you a different person. It is silly to think that because an actress has attained stardom she is not going to be a normal human being anymore. Yes, certainly, T was very happy to be honored for the second time. It was inspiring to know that my fellow actors thought so much of my work. . But that statuette is a fine thing only so long as it points to an accomplishment. It marks merely a stepping stone. You have achieved something with a role you played and now you go on to your next goal. And then your next and your next. It does not change>'you inside. I think of myself as a very normal person who loves people and who likes to be with them, who loves to go out to dances and enjoy herself. But I can understand perfectly how Garbo feels. It is so difficult to be yourself when others anticipate that you will be somethingfelseTTHen 'you become self- conscious. "'•';.: I have been asked if I have, any system of working. No.' Whea,.J, first came to films I was bothered',a lot by external things. A curl must Jbe •just so in place. Or. I must 1 stand exactly here, under the' light. Now to a certain extent I do those things me- chanically but it is still not so simple and straight-forward as a stage part where you step right out and do it. The English language bothers me just a little yet, because I learned it by ear and not by spelling, and sometimes Isay things which sound right to me but which do not make sense. But English is very musical and I love it. For music itself docs very good things for me. One melody in a symphony may give me the idea .for an entire role. I hear a melody and 1 think to myself: I would like to play a part like that. The music tells me a story. I hear an orchestra and I like to think of the instruments as characters. I have still much .to learn, as we al lave. Every day I try to learn new .hings by observing everything I car around me, absorbing them and ther eventually giving them back on the screen. Often it is very difficult for me to observe and study as much as [ would like because people stare at an actress. They try to guess what she is like and what she is thinking, anc attribute to her all sorts of precon- -eived notions which are not like her at all. The film is now showing at th Saenger. • THU. • FRI. • Westward the 'course' of empire takes its way marching, fighting . . . building with the steel of pioneer courage, the - iron? oE pioneer will, the greatest empire in. . the whole history of man. 'WELLS FARGO BOB BURNS JOEL McCREA FRANCES'DEE Saenger Soon Movie Industry Gives Pat on Back to Police for Move Against Vour4Gliild-Can-Be-a-Shirley Temple Promoters Ginger Rogers and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., are pictured in a scene from their co-starring vehicle, "Having Wonderful Time," the story of two young lovers who find happiness in a vacation camp. The RKO Radio picture is based on the famous Broadway success of the same name. it* At the Rialto Bob Burns; the Arkansas drawler who has made millions laugh in pictures and on the radio with his droll stories about the. folks back home, goes serious for the first time in "Wells Fargo," Paramount's brilliant story of empire building which opens Thurday at the Riato theater. Cast with Joel McCrea and Frances Dec in the leading roles, Bums plays the part of a philosophical frontier character who helps McCrea break the first trail from St. Louis to Can Francisco in the early days of the Gold Rush. It's a new Burns—in "coonskin" hat and leather jacket and, according to reports from Hollywood, a greater Burns. Burns' entry into the august ranks of the screen's great players comes a little more than a year after his entry into pictures. For years a vaudeville and carnival actor, Burns was discovered in New York by Bing Crosby when the latter was casting for "Rythm .on the Range." Burns was given a comedy role in that picture and "clicked" immediately. There followed "The Big Broadcast of 1937," "Mountain Music" and "Wai-, kiki Wedding," and Burns was on top as a funny man. His fame was augmented on the radio where he appears with Bing Crosby and on his own and he stands now one of the big names of the air and celluloid. Hawaii's Jobless Growing HONOLULU.—</P)—Of Hawaii's 411,000 residents, approximately 8,601 are unemployed, says Sanford L. Pratt, director, territorial unemployment service. Those unemployed are chiefly laborers who, he said, face a steadily diminishing field for employment. By PAUL HARRISON NEA Service Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—A police squad delivered a staggering consignment of disillusionment and heartbreak at National Talent Pictures studio the other day. They rushed in with a warrant for the corporation's president, I. C. Overdorff, a benign-looking promoter with .silver hair and tongue. There were wails from the crowd of mothers and child actors assembled, .at their own expense, from all over the United States. But there was a sigh of relief from the legitimate motion picture industry. The industry is worried and embarrassed by the existence of various acting schools, companies that sell screen tests, agencies for the discovery of new talent, film-producing groups of questionable soundness and similar enterprises, preying on the vanity of aspirants or on the ambitions of mothers, who think their children are second Shirley Temples or Freddie Bar- tholomews. Most of these talen concerns arc vithin the law, authorities agree, 'and nothing can be done about them. :They ire within the law because they dc- iver precisely what they promise in he way of a motion picture ^ career. They promise nothing. A customer pays for instruction, or for his" pic- ure in a magazine, or for a few- minutes of making faces in. front 'of a whirring camera. And that's what he gets. He has no recourse if no studio executive will view the test or if no casting director sees the magazine or f no talent scout comes to be spcll- jound by his histrionics. "Few of these suckers ever make formal complaints," said a representative of the Producers Association, 'and in many cases, of course,' their egos have been nurished and'they've probably got their money's worth. Yet, there are thousands of people all over the country who pay into i'these schemes, and when nothing comes of them they develop a resentment toward Hollywood. Tlie legitimate industry doesn't like to take the rap, especially when it's doing everything-it f can to -Big Ones Brought Back at Rialto- Where EntertairtTn^rif Is Supreme '?'/•?' ? '' Mrs. .1. C. ,Overdorff seemed a hit displeased as 11 policeman escorted .her ,away from National Talent Pictures studio in Hollywood after her husband had hcon charged with false advertising and petty theft. disco'ufage amateurs from trying to buck trie-tremendous odds out here." , v . Facing .Two Charges. Occasionally, as in the case of Overdorff^ arid his corporation, an enterprise is so enthusiastically promoted it makes claims- a district attorney maj* consider actionable. At this writing , Overdorff is charged with false advertising and petty theft. The complaint is- signed by a Wichita Falls, 'Texas,- dance teacher, one of a reported -1200 operators of dance schools which have subscribed at a 5100 minimum-to-the company's franchise plan. This "^Hollywood reporter recently received several inquiries from eastern and (midw'estern cities about the company's standing. Before Overdorff ; was 1 arrested, I had examined John P. Cox Drug Co, ¥ll_-~ t\ A ' • fa'.)'..: mmm *: —»'fc'--'-' ^ • . •_ SAVE THIS Present at Saenger September 29 or Good on Some Future. Date. CALENDAR 30 and Receive FREE 35c Ticket SUN-MON-TUES—SEPT. 5-6 Tyrone Powers—Don. Amache—Alice Faye "Alexanders Ragtime Band" WEDNESDAY, SEPT 7 ROBT. YOUNG.in "RICH MAN POOR GIRL" THUR. & FRI.—SEPT. 8-9 MARGARET SULLA VAN-JAMES STEWART "The Shopworn Angel" SATURDAY, SEPT. 10 "Stranger From Arizona" and "SAFETY IN NUMBERS" Sun-Mon-Tues—Sept 11-12-13 BING CROSBY—FRED McMURRAY "SING YOU SINNERS" WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14 Joe E. Brown in "GLADIATOR" THUR. & FRI.—SEPT. 15-16 Richard Dix in "SKY GIANT" SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 "SOUTH OF ARIZONA" and "SPEED TO BURN" Sun-Mon-Tues—Sept. 18-19-20 SONJA HENIE and RICHARD GREENE "MY LUCKY STAR" WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21 Laurel & Hardy in "Blockheads" Thur. & Fri.—Sept. 22-23 JAMES CAGNEY and PAT O'BRIEN "BOY MEETS GIRL" SATURDAY, SEPT. 24 GEO. O'BRIEN in "PAINTED DESERT" and "ARMY GIRL" Sun-Mon-Tues—Sept. 25-26-27,, FRED ASTA1RE and GINGER ROGERS in''CAREFREE" WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28 "KEEP SMILING" with JANE WITHERS 'THUR. & FRI.—SEPT. 29-30 RANDOLPH SCOTT—JOAN BENNETT in "THE TEXAN" SATURDAY, OCT. 1 THREE MESQUITEERS in "HEROES OF HILLS" and "TIME OUT FOR MURDER" SUN-MON—SEPT. 4-5 MICKEY ROONEY in "You're Only Young Once" TUES-WED—SEPT. 6-7 VICTOR McLAGLEN-CRACIE FIELDS in "We're Going to Be Rich" THUR-FRI—SEPT. 8-9 A DOZEN BIG STARS In "HELLS ANGELS" SATURDAY, Double Feature Ken Maynard "Pocatello Kid" Buck Jones "Left Handed Law" SUN-MON—SEPT. 11-12 GARY COOPER—FRANCHOT TONE "Lives of Bengal Lancer" TUES-WED—SEPT. 13-14 A New Thriller "DOWN THE STRETCH" THUR-FRI—SEPT. 15-16 GINGER ROGERS-KATHRINE HEPBURN "STAGE DOOR" SATURDAY Double Feature "TWO GUN CABALLERO" and "BORDER WOLVES" SUN-MON—SEPT. 18-19 EDWARD G. ROBINSON in "1 AM THE LAW" TUES-WED—SEPT. 20-21 BING CROSBY in "DOUBLE OR NOTHING" THUR-FRI—SEPT. 22-23 CLAUDETTE COLBERT in "I Cover the Waterfront" SATURDAY Double Feature IIOPALONG CASSEDY "HEART OF WEST" BOB STEELE in "HEADED NORTH" SUN-MON—SEPT. 25-26 FREDRIC MARCH in "SIGN OF THE CROSS" TUES-WED—SEPT. 27-28 Fredric March in "Buccaneer" THUR-FRI—SEPT. 29-30 ROBERT DONAT in "Count of Monte Cristo" SATURDAY, Double Feature "Thunder Trail" and "Barrier" Phone 84 ;il - We Give Eagle Stamps 5EXruq. citare / Ntw Flavor! Orlls TOOTH PASTE Entirely different! 'CleaniandbrightenMhry _ teeth — sweetens ..the breath. Pint .A'tlK of Magnesia >° ^M PO-DO M *'*' •rMk* Nifwtki, Jr. FOOTBALL .:. v^^.'} • ~~— ~-^i — Comet la you ready for the kickoff in I A colorful bei With the Bronk's history. woooooc- oooooooc--. 89886?* oobooooc ftgoooooe Ptau-Doux (Po-Dol GOLF BALLS OOc * *° r A«3 1.29 The low priced ball tlmt canbedriven300yards. copies of National Talent's prospectus and its contract form and had talked with ntic of the mothers who decided to complain to the district attorney. The handsomely printed prospectus identified I. C. Overdorff as "America's foremost director of juvenile talent." He once held a state license as a talent agent. This license was taken up. and its reissuancc refused. "The National Talent Pictures Corporation," says the prospectus, "has hccn organized by a group of men prominent in the motion picture industry for the purpose of co-operating with educational institutions interested in the development of juvenile talent. It is a producing unit committed to a schedule of one or more pictures each year to be exhibited throughout the .United States and Canada." The franchise guarantees the schools that at least one pupil from each school year will be selected and used for a personal appearance in a motion picture to be produced in Hollywood. The "prominent men" are not identified. On one page i.s a reproduction of a letter from Carl Laemmle, Sr. wishing Overdorff success. But Laemmle is not claimed as a member of the concern. Incidentally, he is retiree and i.s not associated with any studio. Declines to Explain • Overdorff has declined to explain low he proposed to distribute for ex- u'bition any pictures he might make. Reputable independent studios, with established stars such as Republic with ts Gene Autry, find themselves un- FOOTBALL HELMET Avoid + jg Profe»»ional type lielmet. moulded.to. 'he. head «hape.- r.y* m, 100 5-Grain Aspirin THUR. & FRI. n, '" e fla/ *• anrt I .J' U ST **IO2]* '•£(*»•' *»U /./ll/«» *^§S5s8? —*fe*»Cii» .!•"• "•••/ -;# § Box of 500 This is a courtesy of the Saenger Theater to our Patrons. Due to difficulty of booking a whole month in advance this program is subject to change* Tyson Rubber Gloves 24 Pint Heavy Gradt Mineral Oil 33 Blade* » • »T; New 1939 Zenith Radios Just received .. . Biggest values In Radio History. Table model, 5 tube, Bakclite CBS45 —• „-.-..--»-•- ^«*»*** Automatic tuning, 5 tube, beautiful case '•••• ? 19 ; 95 Modernistic Wood case, auto' malic tuning, 5 tube . : - ?29- 9 ' With standard and short wave dial, automatic tuning, 6-lnch speaker, 5 tube,..- #4.95 Console model, 6 tube, automatic tuning. $50.0W value ¥3*"" 100 Hinkle Pills 16 A Fresh Shipment K. K. NUTS Cashews Ib. G9c The new game Chinese Checkers Complete SOc Pint Rubbing Alcohol < «fc. ?:**i ft '7^t^' **%%•$** iHte«-->. '"^A THEATRE ,*?* COMING SUNDAY An American Cavalcqclt TYRONE ALICE DON PO^WYE^AjjjgHI 1 Many iictlng school;-, tnlcut agencies nnil the like prey on doling |iar- cnts who «rc just sure litllc Ethclrcdn is culcr llinn Sliirlcy Temple, aliove, or thill wee Willie is nnollicr Freddie Bartholomew, shown below. At the Saenger Sunday Here Sunday Tyrone Power, Alice Faye and Don Amcclu-, who head the superb cast in Irving BcrHiVs 20th Century-Fox production, "Alexander's Rast.me Band." able to sell their best product to leading theaters having block booking commitments with major studios. Yet National Talent Pictures pnimiscs Ike reader of its prospectus its pictures would be shown "in one of the leading theaters of your city." Five provisions are listed under which the company claims the right to cancel a dancing school's franchise. One of these is failure of a school to "obtain a reasonable amount of publicity in local publications." Cancellation calls for forfeiture of payments "as liquidated damages." Where Are the Pictures'.' Official publication of National Talent Pictures is a magazine called "Screen Juveniles," to which franchise holders are pledged to subscribe as well as to "diligently and continuously" solicit subscriptions. This nationally circulated magazine con- tains.articles about and apparently by various players, with a department called "Browsing Around the Studios." ME THUR. & FRI. CLARK GABLE MYRNA I A m " PARNELL With a Brilliant Supporting Cast Usual Prices Singing star lilhcl Menu; dances as well as vocalizes inj Irving Berlin's 20th Century-FoxI production, "Alexander's Ragtime'] Band." The Producers Association, hoV ever, declares that no represcnlativ of this publication ever lias hef credentials permitting admission any major studio. The picture announced lor this aulun is "Juvenile Follies of 1939," and it w| for this that scores of contest-winnis children, together with parents guardians, paid their way to HoL wood.

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