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Statesville, North Carolina
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Saturday, February 15, 1947
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SO^'JA HILNIE will be seen in tcc-.:.-:.c^:o;- for Uc 1'irst time in "It's a Pleasure," showing at the Crescent Tuesday. She proves to be as excellent a dancer as she is a skater. EKROL FLYNN turns domestic in this scene with Patti Brady and Eleanor Parker from the romantic comedy, "Never Say Goodbye," which opens late show tonight at the Playhouse. ROY ROGERS appears as guest star with Monte Hale in the "tru- color" western, "Out California Way," which will be seen Wednesday and Thursday at the Playhouse theater. BK="Ty BUTTON makes up some ii^ou, -,/c £ in her now Para' mount comedy, "Cross My Heart," which will play at the State Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunny Tufts appears as her lawyer. Behind the Screen DAILY RECORD AMUSEMENT MARKET Saturday, February 15, 1947 P-8--Statesville Daily Record Modern Stars Have Gone Sissy BY ERSKINE JOHNSON _.-HOLLYWOOD. -- (NBA) -Hollywood's current crop of movie heroes are a bunch of sissies when it comes to food. They like sandwiches and cottage cheese and fruit salads and milk for lunch. "They're not the he-men the old-timers were," Pauline Kessinger sighed. Pauline is an old-timer herself. She started 19 years ago as a waitress in the Paramount studio cafe. Now she's the manager. And she yearns for the old days ''when men ate like men." The favorite luncheon dish of Paramount^ male stars 19 years ago, Pauline told us, was tartar steak -- ground sirloin mixed with raw eggs and chopped raw onions. "How did you cook, them?" i "We didn't cook them," Paul- STATE ine said, "We served 'em raw." (With a halter to keep them on the plate, no doubt.) "But now," Pauline said, "I can't interest anybody in tartar steaks--all they want is salads." Well, maybe that, dish explains why those early stars used to make such peculiar faces when they were acting. It wasn't emotion--just stomachaches from raw meat. And the ladies?--"They don't eat anything," Pauline said. "Take Barbara Stanwyck, for example. She just doesn't like food--at least, she never has an appetite when she's working. We never ask what she wants, because she'd say she didn't want anything. "So I just send the most tempting dish o n'the menu over to her dressing-room every day and hope she'll eat it--and then MON. - TUBS. - WED. FEB. 17 - 18 - 19 SHOWS START 2:00 - 4:00 - 7:00 - 9:00 ROSALIND RUSSEL1 ALEXANDER KNOX DEAN JftfiSER · PHILIP MEHIVALE ftlftUXiONDI- CHARLES DINGLE * * * * * * THUR. · FRI. - SAT. FEB. 20 - 21 - 22 IFS. MURDER ... in the mirth degree.' MAKE A DATE NOW TO SEE-- "TILL STARTS FEB. 24-4 BIG DAYS htff p I ',1, ti .it i 'run, M kiwju Itc · A Poromount Picture she doesn't eat It." "People don't eat anymore," Pauline moaned. "They just worry things with a fork and then wipe their chins." What Price Glory? We can report today that wt worked at Columbia studio for Harry Cohn for 20 whole minutes and nobody swore at us and we're not going to sue anybody. But maybe Columbia or Cohn will sue us, after seeing our face in the movie "The Corpse Came C. 0. D." No, we didn't play the corpse. (Could be, though if Frankie boy continues to pack a gun.) We played a character named Johnson for a scene with some other characters who write movie columns. "The Corpse," a mystery thriller, has a Hollywood background and was written by a movie columnist, Jimmy Starr. So it's appropriate, we guess, to open the picture with our muggs leering out at the audience, although the corpse may have been less frightening. The stars of the piece,, Joan Blondell and George Brent, weren't working, but Adele Jergens, who plays a movie queen in the film, was present to pose with us for some publicity pictures. The studio took no chances on not getting the pictures into print--Adele was wearing a filmy negligee and a black lace nightgown. COSTLIEST PICTURE--More than $7,000,000 was spent making and advertising the super western movie, "Duel in the Sun." Jennifer Jones and Gregory Peck are shown here in a scene from the picture. Fred Astaire's Last Dance Seen As Dramatic Failure At The Theaters PLAYHOUSE TODAY "SHADOWS OVER CHINATOWN 1 ' With Charlie Chan Also Robin Hood Serial No. 2 * * * STATE NOW. PLAYING "SING WHILE YOU DANCE" with Ellen Drew - Robert Stanton * * * CRESCENT LAST TIMES TODAY "RED RIVER RENEGADE" with Sunset Carson HOLLYWOOD -- Fred Astaire's last dance was a dramatic failure-- insofar as history's record of his retirement is concerned. \ Listen in at the final of a Hollywood "super-colossal" movie as Astaire, among the greatest hoofers of them all, winds Up 41 years of dancing on the stage and screen. Director Stuart, Heisler nods a "let's go" and the playback record machine starts grinding out the music of "Puttin 1 on the Kit?." for Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies." The camera rolls and Fred, in top lint and tails, dances out of the stage wings in a fast-stepping, cane-twirling routine. It's the swan dance in the career of the one and only Astaire. He comes to a quick knee bend, doffs his hat with a flour- Actress Recalls Goldrush Days HOLLYWOOD-- Fay Bainter, veteran character actress in Warner Bros.' "Deep Valley," remembers when Alaskan miners, on holiday, threw nuggets around her twinkling feet while she danced for a roadshow in Seattle, Wash. "Had I prehensile toes," says Miss Bainter, "I could have retired long, long ago as the wealthiest woman in show business!" ish and straightens up as the director intones the final "Cut and print it!" of the picture. The big moment calls for big words, you think, but this is what you hear: Astaire: "Gosh, I almost loused up that last one." The camerman: "0. K. here." The sound mixer: "0. K. for sound." The assistant director: "Wrap 'cm up boys and go home." Then there is a bedlam as the carpenters start to dismantle the set, the electricians douse the lights, the camera crew wheels the big boom off the set and the prop man slams shut his Pandora box of stage treasures. Above the din, Astaire calls to Heisler: "I'll sec you at 10 in the morning at Lakeside Country dub." And so, with those few simple word's ends another Hollywood career. MULTI-TALENTED Between acting assignments at Warner Bros., Ida Lupine manages to find time to try her hand at song writing. Snatches from her latest number. "Rain Go Away," will be sung by Miss Lupino in "Deep Valley," which is now in production. Star Aging First Shown By Artist BY PATRICIA CLARY HOLLYWOOD. _U.R_ Makeup designer Nick Volpe, the prophet of 20th Century-Fox, has shown Betty Grable how she's going to look with wrinkles. Betty didn't take it too hard. Volpe's sketch of her at 64 made her graying but still sparkle-eyed. She even drew couple of hints on keeping young from the sketch the artist made to guide her makeup for the ''mother' 'scenes in "Mother Wore Tights." "She said that now that she knew where the wrinkles were going to be in 35 years she would start right to work with anti-wrinkle creams ai\d things," Volpe said. The artist does his work without ever touching a makeup jar, but most producers couldn't cast their pictures without him. His tools are a pencil and a lively imagination that enables him to see Miss Grable at 64 or Tyrone Power with six different kinds of beard. Volpe's conception is the final word to makeup executive Ben Nye, who puts his men to work with grease paint and putty following every wrinkle and crease in are artist's sketches. Volpe has the high-sounding title of makeup designer, and a three-figure weekly salary to go with it. "But I came to Hollywood to be an actor," he complained,. "and I'd still rather act." As director of the Jacksonville, Fla., art institute, Volpe appeared in a little theater presentation of "A Bell for Adano," and was spotted by a movie producer who offered him a job. Volpe took the next train for the coast after the show closed. Then he couldn't find the producer. "1 had a letter of introduction to Lamar Trotti, over here at Fox," Volpe said. "While I was telling him how I wanted to be an actor he asked me to sketch Betty as she might look at 36 and at 64. "I was still telling him I wanted a job as an actor when he announced he was giving me a job as designer of makeups." Trotti wrote and is producing "Mother Wore Tights," in which Miss Grable ages 46 years. Directors Discover Falls For Chandler HOLLYWOOD -- Hollywood's champion "fall guy" is George Chandler, who has been picking himself up off sound stage floors ever since 1929. He's the little comedian you've seen on the screen a hundred times, usually being knocked over by the leading man. "Leading mui ?re always in a hurry," reports George, "and I'm generally in their way." Latest to manhandle Chandler is Fred MacMurray, who stands six feet, three inches tall, weighs, close to 200 pounds and who knocked over Chandler six times before Director Mitchell Leisen was satisfied with the scene, in Paramount's "Suddenly It's Spring." As usual, Chandler was unhurt. Although he has taken more than 1,000 falls before the camera, he has never suffered as much as a scratch. "If I'm going to get hurt, I don't do it," says George. I'm an actor, not .1 stunt man." Directors knew Chandler's specialty so well that when he turns up in the cast, they'll write in a fall for him even if the script doesn't call for it. A fugitive from" vaudeville, the 44-year-old actor was headlined for years as "George Chandler, the Musical Nut," the music being intermittent fiddling to break up his comedy chatter. Chandler was born in Waukegan. 111., also birthplace of Jack Benny, and he claims two things in common with Benny. "We're both from Waukegan." points out Chandler, "and neither of ns can play the violin." THIS CHANGING WORLD Matthew Boulton, former London playwright, has a featured role in Warner Bros.' mystery- drama, "The Woman in White." He is being directed by Peter Godfrey, who used to direct the Boulton plays. SPEAKS SINGHALESE Sydney Greenstreet is the only star in Hollywood who speaks Singhalese (not to be confused with Senegalese). INTERNATIONAL HIT "Humoresque," the celebrated Fanny Hurst story recently- filmed by Warner Bros., with Joan Crawford, John Garfield and Oscar Levan.t, has been translated into 14 languages. Meet the Missus _ In one of the first pictures since their recent marriage, Artie Shaw and his new wife are pictured at a New York night club. She is the former Kathleen Winsor, author of the best-selling STARTS 10:30 P. M. OPENS LATE SHOW TO-NITE IT'S GAY IN A BIG WAY! THE RAVED-ABOUT . . . LOVIN'EST HIT OF THE SEASON!- ANY SEAT 40c --Starring-- With LUCILLE WATSON ·CVKBftW^i lfc^^*^r~ ^T^^M fl^^ FLYNN PARKER _ S. Z. SAKALL (The Year's M - m - aw clous Team) WED, fc THUR, | "OUT CALIFORNIA WAY" In Natural Color --Starring-MONTE HALE And Guest Stars ROY ROGERS ALLEN LANE PATH BRADY- COMING HITS I "Nocturne" "Till End Of Time" "Mighty McGurk" "Lady In the Lake" "Blue Skies" FRIDAY "ALONE CAME JONES" --Starring-- · GARY COOPER LORETTA YOUNG SATURDAY 'BOSTON BLACKIE| AND THE LAW' Although he left Waukegan as an infant, and was rai$ed in Hinsdale, just outside of Chicago, Waukegan occasionally claims Chandler as its own. He remembers with satisfaction the Waukegan engagement of "The Virginian," 1929 Can' Cooper film in which George performed one of his earliest falls. Th billing was "Waukegan's Own George Chandler with Gary Cooper in The Virginian.'" Chandler takes considerable pride in his reputation as 'Hollywood's outstanding pratfall specialist, and finds only one disadvantage in his livelihood. He has three youngsters and all of them want to be "like Daddy." "Whenever they see me In a picture," Chandler says ruefully "I come horns a-.d find them falling all over the house." MONDAY ONLY THE GANG IS HERE AGAIN . . . WACKY! SCREWY! i^AST SiDE KIDS _With-LEO GORCEV HUNTZ HALL j BOBBY JORDAN 5 --Also-COLOR CARTOON "NORTHWEST HOUNDED POLICE" TUESDAY ONLY WILLS BEYOND MEASURE/ 1 """ BEAUTY ' YOU'LL / LTREASURE Ad MUlEMcNINAU WEDNESDAY ONLY GUNS! GALS! THRILLS! Prices Always 9c · 20c · 25c FIRST CHAPTER OF NEW SERIAL 'SECRET AGENT X-9' CRESCENT

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