The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 23, 1938 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 23, 1938
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PAGE SIX Exolic Actress Has Proven Ability and Story Book Career EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is the fourth of several stories on the Hollywood Importation of for- t-ign nctivs.'.c;.s who place accent. i>n glamor. HY I'AUl, HAKIHSON NKA Sfrvirc Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 22. — The wholesale buying' of European glamor doesn't represent any particular extravagance on the part of Hollywood. Exotic foreign actresses ure u. mere million dollars a do/en. 'This i.s quite a modest sum, ,'jun- ,sidering that most of the newcomers are bringing with them tlw devotion and support of millions of foreign fans. Franciska Gaal. lor example, wil! attract audiences wherever German-language films have been shown during the 1111*1 jew years, for she starred in nine important pictures. Also she's an idol of the Hungarian stage. It used to be a Hollywood custom to bring over beauties of no great dramatic distinction and spend a lot of money cramming them down the throats of the American public. Saniiiel Coldwyn started it with Ills i hoopla introduction of Anna .Sten. Kettl Gallian received a similarly ill-starred build-up about five years ago. More recently came Sim one Simon. Merely a promising young player in France, she was working there for approximately $85 a week when she was signed bv 20th-Fox. The studio then spent $50.000 on Simon ballyhoo, which seemed scarcely Justified by her subsequent pouly histrionics. Strange, New Modesty Talkletown's foreign policy has been (reversed now. Actresses with eslobllshed European following.*! are being hired. But they are introduced In the United States without fanfare, and even with a strange new modesty and restrain. Miss Gaal (oronounced "Gall") is one wlio will not be a victim of overselling. She came here 15 months ano and settled quietly into an intensive routine of training in English. She had few Interviews, few photographs, Although she ts an actress of such ability that Ferenc Molnar wrote two plays especially for her, the studio chose to bring her out ill the somewhat - less - than - starring rite of the little Dutch cutie in "Buccaneer." It was a good role, though, for providing glimpses o[ the' •varied talents. She is wjnning a lot. of praise for it, anil hereafter she will be starred. Paramount has three pictures for her—"Never Say Die," "Paris Hon- cyrhoon"- (with Bing Crosby), and "Soubrette." "I do not know which will b'e first," said Miss Gaal. "I have learned that in Hollywood all that is certain is that nothing is certain." Can Sinp and Dance She's full of little epigrams like_ that. Speaking of contracts she said,' That Exotic llnrtffai'i'ati Gaal ' ft~rr' •* •'*'" V / «.' '» • ' BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS .1, Steele-Cooter Society—Personal Thomson, Jac Viitson, who lias j ton mnkliii; Ills home wllli her, j is staying with liis mother, Mrs. j Gladys Vfnson in Carulhcrsvllle. j Harold Steele, v::io lias been ill I for two weeks from Infliicnwi at j the home o, his mother, Mrs. II. c, I ! Hleele -jr., lias returned t» his I W M S Mfds '• '" '"™"" City ' "The' Woman's 'Missionary .society i .."'f "™ f \ M11 ". i " s ;-"° lu '' „ ., „/_ ' j fljiy In Sitestun with friri:as. j Dr. •!. W. Uobblns i.s il! M c here. s.-('.-; l.oir-iKi Cn.sUMj'.an, f. WF.DNKSDAV, FKBRUARY 23, 1938 TralliT Is Horn*.* ;il M. 1. T. a trailer parked on the rifle range CAMBRIDGE', Mass. cUI'l — at Massachusetts Institute of Tech"Home on the Ran;," 1 ," lo G'lmrlcs, nology, where he Is a graduate slii- Balloy and Ills wife te'yMal, moans, dent in chemical engineering. mi'l with Mrs. P. F. McCulclien Mrs. O. A. Dunh'niil meeting with prayer.] the "] ttii-.. Ko'oert Lawrence* was the Jeadf-r of the: World Outlook pru- j/ram, assisted by Mr.s, McCutchcn, Mrs, M. A. Masscy. Mrs. 11. C. Sleele, jr.. Mrs. Curl Sliwley, Mix. DiiDlviint u»6 Mr.s, Jack Kelley. fhe social birlluiay im'thm will lie at the diuri-U iiiiiKx next, Monday. .). the week v ;i;h Mfclvin Cl.ul: : AlllOlllJ. ll.OM' ill:l I; lor UK; fll- n«-r:il <il 11. A. KIICIICI: witiv: Mr. and Mm. John P. Morrison jr., and , M ()n ,i n Mr.'. Bessie l,mupkins, ul Law-}' M" w I'LiH'fbintj, Tc'im. Mr. and Mrs. A. ' "' li. HlKKic.'i find sons. Hobble and Hill:' 1 , ol Cai'itlhersvilh', Mr:.. Harry Ciiliiiore and Mr.s, Douijlus Farmer, of Nashville, Tenn., Mr. and Mre. J. w. .Sjic'iiro, of Jack- soii. Tenn., and Mis. lluth Driver tind Mrs. Walter Driver, ol <j:*c- ola. Mr. mid Mr.s. George W. Cool: and children have returned innn :t il will! idatm'.s in Nortli|Kirl, M.i. Mrs. Ivan Ennis has (join.: to •SIN City lor an extended visit dine Jonts and Haxirl Mullins s|)?i!t ir.c week end in Memphis with friends. Mr. iind Mis. Jack Wimp :,tn-m Die week end in .luckson, Mu., a, guests of Mrs. \",'na;/;, pan-nn. Mr. and Mr.;, w C. Held :,p:cu the week i-nd in Kikw.Un wall Mrs. lieid'.s jiaivnts. Hianili.r ChamlJer.s and Jun i (Jhandler, of Hector, V/L'U: here i fs FIRST and ALWAYS at MELBOURNE i.iicndiru; u.i 1 , .Mr...! W l§ her Husband Loses 20 Lhs., Sues and Blames Wife NKW MIILAIJK.I'IHA. O. UJ!', , —Henry C'hini ijitiiiuntj common pleas court for u divot:*: from his wife. Alma. who. I if: charg-d, U'.'d and mkt!t;iu-d him until In- io'.t. L'y ';OUIM|H. Hi' nisi) alleged :.]»• ]I;K ke:l his I box V. r !l:i !(»Gd .she kmiv.' lie ' =3. :tf> 'A night's rest that's peaceful and refresning-oplcasonlotmoi- phere in the lobby-the worm glow thoi good food brings the plwsont reaction that lew prices give - these ore the things that moke the Melbourne the choice of every (•xptrieiKe'J traveler. ROOMS WITH BATH Franciska Can) wax tile youngest of i:< children in Hungary, and everybody ".shushed" her. So she wci:l on the .stage ami found glamor—plus .siiflicbnl acting ability Dial Ferenc Molnnr wrote two I'lnvs for her. paity-of-the-first-part, ivhlch is the KtirJio. An actor has his choice of two Ihlngj;—lie can stick lo his contract or lie can get on an airplane and go home." Miss Gaul's husband, Francis Dajkovlch, Is a lawyer. I ike most of the new glamor 1m- ligrees she has progressed astonishingly with her English. Actresses have a good ear for sounds, a good memory for words, plus the incentive to work hard and long at their lessons. Miss Gaal retains quite 'a lot of accent, but can control it in rehearsed speeches -before the camera. Magyar, the staggeringly difficult language of Hungary, hns no "Hi" or "w" sounds, and Miss Gnat's having a tim» with them. When she first came to America and heard "nnole saying such things "through thick and thin," she thought we were a nation of congenital llspcrs. ane can sing. Some of her stage shows and pictures were musicals. "Here, though, I would be worried to sing," she said. "Aud I would not dare,to dance. In this country everybody seems to be born wearing lap shoes. The whole country seem so happy and sing so beautifully and dance so nicely. In Europe when anybody is gay you say, 'Ah. the poor fellow is trying to forgcl, Ills troubles.'" Deaf to her shrieks of protest, the studio lias bleached her brown hair to a near-blond. Her eyes are hnwl her complexion very fair, and she weighs 115 pounds in a four-ounce play.suit. Fircil From Drama School Franciska Gaal vns the youngest of 13 children. Everybody shushed her. The family's patronizing ntii- mle toivitrd "the baby" was what fixed her (Iclcrmtnnlion lo Ijscome mi nrtress: .slic wanted to Ijc 110- ttretl. listened to. At Ihe nge of 11 she enrolled in (lie State Academy of mama, Her parents thought she wns aUciitllng a girl's school every dny, and llicre was the devil to pay when they finally lenruecl Ihe triilli. They learned the truth because In three months the academy dismissed her as a hopeless piinil without talent. Angrily determined, slic look to hanging around a theater where a piny was In They wouldn't give her an audition, but she was permitted to look on. Just before opening night, Ingenue became ill. In the the German language, but filmed all over Europe. It seemed to be smooth sailing in Hollywood, too. She llke.s il here—the food, Ihe friends she lias made, and especially the game of rummy. House Mice Trained EL I'ASO, Tex. IUP)— How to rid the home of mice Is no problem lo try our NEW SENTRY COAi this time If s prepared in America's Most *.. AA . Modern Preparation Plant We $7.00 lOH Guarantee Every Ton. GAY & BILLINGS PHONE 70 VI. L. Zollars. He trains them and sells them as pets. The gray mouse, Hie common house variety, is much superior in intelligence than the white mouse uncl makes a niucli better pet, Zollars says. Endures GREENLAND. N. 11. (UP)— Harry Hanson is Ilintikful that the old New England custom of honse-rais- iuj still exisls. Neighbors helped him build u new home in five weeks, storybook tradition, Miss Gaal an- and Irimnplinnlly stepped fnto It was smooth sailing after that. after a five had destroyed the orig- Plays in Budapest, pictures, all in ihr nlg-f.s, hut soft •uiui mobile. The di*umTof lUc li|^ from ihr kisr (if ibr nose is fonder thnn the avcr- 3f, r c. 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