PAGEiEIGHT BMTH75VTLL73 (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS ^Silver-Voiced Beauly Seeks Bright Future In Hollywood This is the fittli of several stories about the foreign actresses who Invade Hollywood and place tht accent on glamor. « ' * BY' PAUL HAKRISOX NBA Sorvlee Staff Com'spomlent Krw.vwoOD, Feb. 23.—Foreigners arriving in Hollywood are faced with the ticklish alternative of becoming either stars or fiilhires. Nobody seems to know why there is no middle ground, why a player who falls short of stoll.ii- ranking may not remain to play character roles arid second leads capably uiul profitably. But. that's thy wWil is- they can'l get jobs. Such a situation, thou-^ii, i s the •very reason why studios arc count- j ing on a large proportion of their, imported tjlamorlsts to succeed. Most of them will work hardw than yoiinj American actresses' Would dream cf working. They have company in Vicuna anci-han nn audition. They liked her voice and offered a role in "la Tosca." Of course she knew the role? "Yes, of course," the applicant assured them. Actually she know no part of "La Tosca" and scarcely a word ol Ocr- man. So she rushed home to Budapest and .studied day nnd night for two weeks. During the (list leheai- ' sal the manager said ho wis som but, although the voice iras excellent, nobody could understand the German. More pleading. Finally th<j as- ^ned her a coa'jh for a week, and the. German \vas made understandable. And in the audience on opt-a- inii ni%hi -*T.S the manager of the Vienna Slate Opera House Ht \(nt batk.sfiw vviih a contract for Die blond newcomer. Piisl there were small parts, then leads, Hei -,r< t i'sl triumphs «i'ii' in 'Tin ) np i s Josephine" and "l,a Hflle Helint both light operas. A Metro talent .scout persuaded her lo (.an hi < Won't l.ct HIT Act In Kuropn. aiipc-arinu with the lA'IH: of SilWl.S, MlKS M I M \ \\ ,s asluimcd of hor cosnparutiv Ij sin 11 Nixc. "Over heir," sho Mid t i,l> "llK-y It!! me 'Hccluce. ndnc-i H d'.H'e!' I hnvo lost ek-lit pounds. I weigh l.'iO pmmd-,-. nnd I IIHIM lo.s uli?hl more. 1 ha\e terrible trouble! 1! only 1 dl:l not so mT.-h love •'Only tflduy I V.T'.UI to mv mother and say. 'Now that t Im/c mon<> to bin- nil I u-i'iit lo O.K. ItKv hill not let me ent!' "My voice is n trouble too. I Beauty From Budapest; THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2-1, 1038 . . everj<tiling to win nml everything, have ti Wg voice, wllli Mg power, to lose. I f or opera. But here it knocks over To understand the determination i the microphone, and T nm studying of some of these people you should 1 to make it weak. In -Rcsnlle' I only know, about llona Massey. Miss whispered. Someone said I am a Massey was 'that-shapely, beautifully crooner ROW. What Is this 'croon- Treasure Hunters Seek Gold and Skeletons AMARIUX). Tex. (UP)-.Seekers or treasure, both precious jnctnls anil even more precious fossils, ' • •:- |)l«<uv of simde-work on Hie Texas plains this summer. A group ol treasure hunters have engaged In digging along the Canadian river in i j ottnr county, looking for gold or silver. Tlic most- soiiglit pulcuntologic urine is the >H'lcton of ci p'olsom man, who supposedly inhabited this section nijjtu 14.UJU years axo. Some of his tools have benn inu-nrlbed. but no trace has been round of the man himself. Search for the' Folsom man lias bocn conducted for several years in Eastern New Mexico. Seine rivalry has developed between (lie two groups of treasure- seekers. One wants to find the hideout of the ancient mini because he miiy have had gold ornaments. The other wants to discover the same tiling because the pattern of cidliu-d history in Aineilca is incomplete. OCCASIONS CALL FOX T. W. Samuels; NKVf SPRING VAKNS AND FASHIONS I!y Rcrnat VRKK INSTKUCTIONS Mrs. Leslie Hooper IIM Chtckasawljit ' I'hoiic 1!ti "Infra-red" ray detectors, used for locating objects in fog, or,!"/; night, arc so sensitive that t)«V J i : can detect a man one mile away, through fog by the heat of his body. QUALITY FOODS MEATS GROCERIES We pay highest prices on poultry at alt times. S SAVB C MONEY AT GAINES MKT. 118 W. Main Phone »3 From come one of Hollywood's most peasantry of Hungary comes the lovely, blond creature who looks serenely heavenward i,, - Mic ,s llona Massey. who fought he,- W1 ,y throng), Europe's haul operatic school lo be"•' •jlninoi-ous of Foreign stars. colffcd-nnd-gowncd creature who warbled iti "Rosalie." Also, not so many years ago. Miss-Massey was nh'Hungarian .peasant. She Wanted to Sin* At least she was of peasant slock. Tliere was no farming to be done by the war-shattered father who was brought back from the. front, and they lived, the parents and two. daughters. In one room in the. Budapest slums. The children wtvc little then, and only the mother could work. They were always hungry. After the war. want with the political mess, Ulrica were no better, An association of people In Holland sent word that they would take into their'homes a, certain number of the • most desperately undernourished and underprivileged children of H.ini-orv. iio n a Massey (the name was Hajmassy then) wns one who was'sent. She-spent nearly three years in Holland, important years for her health nnd education. But back hi Budapcst> and old enough to work, she went Into n dressmaking shop—and hated it. She wanted to sing. er' ? This was Miss Massey's first interview. Her studio has kept her in b»s\' isolation, for she soon must take the lead in a musical, "Bula- laikn." maybe with Nelson Kidic, Executives arc* not worrying about her ncliivj. because screen tests show that she can act. Indeed, the naturalness and uiuiei-rjlayinir in American movies are partlculurlv to her taste. She always disliked the extravagant [josturcs of opera. Even the Eurooenn stase and pic- Libby Hoi man, Rich, Scorns E Life To Appear In Musical Show uv <;KOKOI: uoss NEW YORK, Feb. 22, — Ltbby Holmnn is buck In the news. Shunning the leisure her wealth could pivc her, the dark-eyed torch sin<>ei from Cincinnati prefers the choies of a Broadway show. She Is in the cast of n Cole I'or- lures, she said, arc full of people I^OW'M!™' ^^ " V °" NCVC1 ' who make faces and wild gestures. Worth n million Miss Mnssev once was marrie'.l, Clifton Though the fortune the Sinlth Reynolds left to her late and , , . , . briefly and divorced. She has t,me ,,„„. ch lltl rcpre-sent; II c rchc of exceo hard work for no hhm no,, ambitious, like ID Justify Billy Grndv's predictions. Orady. former Metro cnstins director and now talent supervisor for (he studio's the the Nobody ever had told her she! could sing. In fact,'her parents had told her very''decidedly Uint she couldn't, "YOU know how in Europe some : cM-fashioned people think the theater, is a!sinful place." snid focii'n-slamor le-jlon, believes one time peasant i;irl has brightest future of all. "That Massev girl,",he snvs. "is a sure star. Rl»ht this minute she's worth five million dollars, on the 1 hoof." Miss'Massey. "My father said if I v.-eiit into the theater f would be like dead to them. "But I went. When I was 17 I went to a litUe theater for work and they asked, 'Do you'sing, dance, act or .what?' I said no nnd they said get out. But I argue and beg and snv I am 18, so finally they said "Tomorrcw begins a rehearsal for an operetta, nnd you can be In the chorus'." A Seoul .Sees Her So she danced and made the equivalent of $12 n month. Her father, reconciled, met her at the stage, door each night. After n year Miss Massey went to a small opera (Jrnnip Absent IViil Married JEROME, Ida. (DP) — Austin Boii'rt" Clayton's first. Intimation that he was married wns when he received nl Lima, Peru, a tclcgnun consisting of a sinRle word: "Married." He was wed by proxy to Miss Elva Anderson of this city through a "power of attorney" granted to the Rev. W. P. Wills to stand up for the missing groom. School Grows Artichokes HONOLULU (UP)—Wshlawa. n smrdl rural school 25 miles from here, claims the distinction of bs- ing the first school lo produce its own artichokes for the pupils' lunches. The school authorities arc now encouraging 111 the pupils also of celery, peas and spinach on the a rounds. growiiitr by beans-, RCllOLll a nuiltl-mllllonaire, she Is not a liter. The director surveys her work a.s- critically ns any other nctresp' And rehearsals do not wait for her. In tact, she arrives for them more punctually than her colleagues, | But Ltbby Holnian is back In (lie ! news, only because she has resumed Hie professional life that led to success after a thrilled first night audience heard her warble a ballad iiamed "Moanlif Low." Her private life remains as closely guarded as it has been since the tragedy of Winstoti-Snlem blew over. Her child. f !hrlstonhDr Smllh Reynolds, is under constant protection of faithful bodyguards and lives in the seclusion of a country estate in Connec- "cut. His mother commutes between that Connecticut retreat and Broadway dally and affects smoked glasses to avoid curious gazes. Out, Brief Glamor! It was not Ltbby Holmnn's pcn- chunt to return lo Broadway In a musical show. She tried that once In "Revenge With Music" and with disastrous results. Her new metier K- The uranm and for a long while, she has taken arduous coaching in acting from Jasper Deeter who is the guiding spirit of the aesthetic Hedgerow Theater in !\foylim-Rosc Valley. Pn. She is in "Yon Never Know" in lieu of an opportunity to and "Body and soul" nnd was the belie of the town, are over. The only "stagcdoor Johnny" who \v,iits patiently fo r her to emerge from | the theater those evenings, is her chaffeur. And he is under orders to whisk her quickly away toward Connecticut. Dependable - low-Priced Keiser News Mr. and Mrs. J. II. watts returned he me Friday after attending the funeral of' J. H. Hudson. father of Mrs. Watts, at Pontoloc. Miss. Mr. Hudson had heen in ill health for several months. Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Potter, presiding cider for the Jonesboro district, held the second quarterly conference at the Keiser church Sunday afternoon. He also preached the Sunday jiighl service. Mrs. Nina Oavendcr, the new second grade teacher, was called to Millwood, Ga.. Sunday on account of the Illness of her mother. K. H. Robertson is spending tv.-o weeks In Hoi Springs on his vacation. Miss Prances Nails spent the week end In Forrest City. Lee Williams and Mr. and Mrs Sjpencc Williams attended the Jewish Ladies' bingo benefit at Osceola Monday night, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Michlc of •Steele, Mo., visited Mr. and Mrs Spence Williams over the week end JT'VEKY ilrop of "T. V!." is Uis- tj tilted and bottled at the T. W. Samuels Distillery. For 9,1 years a Samuels has supervised ils distillation. Kcd Label—Full 90 Proof Black I^bel—Full 100 Proof Arkansas Distributor Moon Distributing Coinpaiij— I.iftle Rock. ".W. Samuels ** KENTUCKY. . STRAIGHT BOURBON ' Llbby Holman . . . commutes between Connecticut and Broadway. cmole elsewhere; but oven for this engagement, she consults Deeter dally .and goes over her chnvactcr- i'Otion with him. 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