Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 28, 1938 · Page 6
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, November 28, 1938
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PAGE SIX I MfcMafcJMB^^^^——^^^.,.... r . ( ., ^ Paul Harrison in Hollywood Scarlett Shearer, Rhett Gable? Hollywood Doesn't Believe It! HOPE SME, HOPE, ARKANSAS HOLLYWOOD-Short takes: Con tcrring with his writing staff, a pro ditcer said: "I think maybe we oiigh ;to get in on the cycle of archer} v pictures. like 'Robin Hood' and 'Wil liam Tell'. How about us doing 'Ar rowsniith'?" A chorus girl in "Artists and model Abroad' refused to pose for a picture with the star, Jack Benny. Didn't want to be in any movie closeups. either Said that if her ex-husband recognizec her, and knew she was working, he might stop paying her alimony. . . Male actors will appear in the "screen version of "The Women," which hac an all-woman cast on stage. But onlj one man will play in "Fillies on Horseback," a western muscila written around a lady dude ranch. This is the next production of Jerd Buell. who dreamed up the all-Negro western and the all-midget western. Late Bulletin—If You Care—on GWTW Now that the Scarlet O'Hara and Rhett Butler roles have been announced, Hollywood refuses to believe them. There was ,in fact, somthing def- inately offkey about the Selznick organization's half-hearted confirmation of the assignments, and at this writing the deal actually hasn't been settled by contracts. Publicity-scenting skeptics also point QUt that the announcement involving Norma Shearer closely preceded the opeining of "Marie Antoinette." In spite of all that their press agents say about them, few screen players are creditable artists. (I mean pra- puhic, not dramatic.) Now, through, an artist may turn actress. She's' Azadia Newman, who has been having a solo show of her portraits here. She went visiting at 20th-Fox the other day and Director Alfred Werker exclamed: "Why you're as pretty as the pictures you paint!" Result—a screen test The level-floored projection room of a local hotel was jammed for preview of the new Gene Autry picture, "Gold Mine in the Sky." Just before the film began, an executive made a request. "We'll all be able to see", he said, 'if the women will remove their hats and if Jim Tully will comb his hair. " Hollywood Is Like This, But Don't Ask Why The stock market boom brought a crisis to Hollywood's gamgling fever. Bookmarkers were ordered to buy shares in various horses, and one brok- . er swears that Harpo Marx telephoned that he wanted to play S1500 on U.S. Steel across the board. . . One studio has a listener-in on office telephone lines, and has promised to fire anybody, office boy or bigshot, heard placing a bet or playing the market on company time. . . . Universal had ashelf full of stories, but few players, so it traded a lot of scripts to Metro for the services of James Stewart and the Roberts, Montgomery and Young. And now it .cant' find suitable stories for those actors. . . .Universal also -rented Joel McRea, Andrea Leeds and Director Archie Mayo from Samuel Goldwwyn. And the story, called "Youth Takes a Fling." was bought from M.G.M. Hollywood is like that. Also like this. A 20th-Fo.\ talent scout spotted a girl called Linda Carter in a little theater play and offered her a screen test. It turned out thaf'Linda Carter" really is Louise Brooks( whos' aiming at a screen comback under a different name. She began her picture career at Fox. Janette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy playing sweethearts in "Sweathearts." have been squabbling between scenes.! Franchot Tone is a stag-at-eve, or with ' Robert Montgomery. . .. The colons- is buzzing with the report that Director William Wyler. just arrived in Europe, will volunteer with the lova- lists forces in Spain. .Monday, November 28,1938 A Book a Day By Bruc« Catton Study of Franklin Boscd on Letlers Because most of us read the sober penny-pinching maxims of Poor Rich- ird while in grade schoool, we grow up with the idea that Benjamin Franklin vas the essence of the bourgeois virues: a safe and sane man. cautious and jrudent, who smoehow became famous but who must have been just a litttle lull and unexciting. Never was a picture more fantas- ically out of focus. Franklin person- Uy wac far 'nVore frugal and the prudence of a man who. at 70, goes into a revolution and thereby risks both his ! property and his neck, is open to considerable question One of the greatest' of Americans. Franklin has also been the least understood The job of portraying the man as he relly was has been undertaken by Carl Van Doren; and in his new biography, "Benjamin Franklin" (Viking: J375) he succeeds magnificently. Beting on this book to win the Pulitzer prize next winter would beno more risky than was a bet on the Yankees in the last world series. Mr Van Doren reveals Franklin by leting the man speak for himself.! through his autobiography and his! letters. What emerges is a man on the' order of Leonardo da Vinci, who was! interested in everything and whose' genius seemed capable of anything.' Inventor, scientist, editor, writer, stat-' csma. diplomat, promoter—was ther 'ever a man who fileled so 'many roles so notably? j Not only was Franklin one of the' most completely interesting of all Americans; the story of his life is also the stry of the birth of the American nation, for which Franklin was largely responsible. As biography, as history,' and as pure human-inteest character study, then, this bok is as absorbing a work as you are apt to encounter this fall. American's first insurance company was orgainzed in 1735 at Charleston, S. C. In 1740, a fre destroyed half of Charleston and ruined the co- mapany. ^SNAPSHOT CUIL A LOCAL CAMERA CLUB Exchange of ideas on picture-taking leads to better pictures and more snapshot fun. Every town should have a camera club. JN EVERY town where there are several thousand have organized in *• several camera fans, there should be a local camera club. Such clubs are of value to anyone who takes pictures and wants to improve his picture-taking. The camera club brings snap- ehooters together. It enables them to exchange ideas, and swap experiences. They can wo.k together on problems, hear useful discussions, and organize special events such as picture parties, hikes or excursions. Contact with other camera fans belps each member, for there is al- something new to be learned. • In the club, one member may know a great deal about taking snapshots at night. lie can advise others on lighting, film and exposure for night snapshots. Another member may own a miniature camera, and specialize in "off-guard" snaps or human-interest pictures of children at play. Still another may know something about sports pictures, or flower pictures. Thus, each member can contribute some knowledge •which will help all the others make Jbetter snapshots. , So popular and practical are eam- TH clubs that, in the past tew years, the Unkfid States. Some clubs have hundreds of members; others, only four or five. But no matter how small, the club is of value. In many instances, the camera club is part of a larger group, such as a Boy Scout troop or woman's club. Often, the club is ably to have regular meeting rooms, and members "chip in" tp fit out a darkroom with better equipment than each could afford by himself. _ Organization of the club is quite simple. Camera fans simply get together, arrange for regular meetings, and ,,i uri a se .,. ieii u{ pl . ogram3- Literature and su^estions for program material are Stained from various soui-res-often from manufacturers of cameras ami film, who have special departments to supply such material without charge for club use. Picture exhibitions or "criticism nights" usually planned, and whenever possible, lours, hikes. or other special picture jaunts are arranged. Under these activities the stimulus of is SIIiail wonder that pictures improve, and the snap- shooter gets more fun and benefit from his camera hobby! John van Guilder. $ 2000 $2000 ]& CLOTHES AND OVERCOATS GOES ON A $ m '- EVERY SUIT ON OUR RACKS JNCLUD- . SENSATIONAL PRICES YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS. 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The finest fabrics, most careful tailoring, and the newest styles... A sensationally low price on these fine CURLEE coats just as winter is turning it's worst. Boy's Prep SUITS $19.35 Values Bargains galore for the young man. Our^entire stock of boys prep s.uits from oyr regular $19.85 stock included in this one big group. The newest styles for young men, fine hard finished woolens, and a wide selection of patterns. An outstanding low price on toys fine suits. Buy now while the stock is complete. son We. Give, Eayle Stamp* Hope Prescott Nashville The Leadiny Deiturlment Store

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