Albany Democrat-Herald from Albany, Oregon on April 25, 1936 · Page 12
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Albany Democrat-Herald from Albany, Oregon · Page 12

Albany, Oregon
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Saturday, April 25, 1936
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Farewell to Spotlights They Prefer to Swelter in the GlareThat Produces Suntan and Drives Away Those Ole Debbil Fatigue Lines 1 1 Carole Lombard woos the aun clad In white lastex satin bathing suit with white sandals edged In navy. , f4' Filmland Stars Turn Sun Worshipers When Day's Work At Studio's Done Players Hie Themselves to Beaches, Mountains and Desert, Leaving Hollywood Bereft of Big Names All For Health's Sake Helen Wood wears this smart beach robe, reminiscent of the Arab's burnoose. Stripes are chartreuse green, red and -black on white background. Fabric Is fluffy cotton, resembling wool. i mare (n By Donna Risher HOLLYWOOD is fast becoming a kingdom of sun worshipers, and no sooner docs a picture player finish a job than he (or she) shakes the dust of the studios and hies to the desert or the PICTURES IN PRODUCTION Betty Burgess and Johnny Downs mix tennis with sun bathing at Coronado Beach, California. (jail Cf djudnete DEAR FOLKS: ' Hollywood. For years now, you have watched those gallant daredevils walk on wings and bring down burning planes in order to supply you with movie thrills, but did you ever wonder what became of them? Or do you ever think that way? A survey of the studios reveals that inevitable death as well as the growing-up of aviation has seashore to bask in Old Sol's warm rays. , , So far, none of them has gone so far as to join any of the nudist colonics that flourish in the environs of the screen capital at least as far as is publicly known but their enthusiasm in the pursuit of sunlight knows no bounds. Joan Crawford is a lover of sun tan. She has carried it to the extent of having huge windows of quartz glass, which permits free passage of the ultra-violet rays mm FROM THE STUDIOS Southern California resort. There Betty is often seen on the tennis courts with young Johnny Downs, who likewise goes in for games and exercise under the white glare of Old Sol. JEAN ARTHUR, Irene Hervey, Priscilla Lawson, Madge Evans and Una Merkle prefer the dude ranches where they can go horseback riding, enjoy regular ranch-house meals and dress in rough out-door clothes. The trek to the great out-doors started among studio players, it was said, upon the advice of physicians, who years ago warned them that if they were to overcome the devitalizing and tedious work in motion pictures, they should seek the outdoors in order to- benefit from the curative rays of the sun. . . ; .,"" Many of the players believe they are actually,' avoiding a great deal of illness in the pursuit of their hobby. With the exodus from Hollywood over the summer week-ends, the social activities also have, moved out to Malibu, Santa Monica and the mountain resorts. The colony at Malibu, which rests on the lapping . waves of the Pacific, abounds in out-door cocktail parties, swimming get-togethers and barbecue sprees. There on the strands, the homes of the stars are closely adjoining and a neighborly friendship exists among such colonists as Spencer Tracy, Bob Montgomery, Joan Bennett, Charlie Ruggles, Jean Muir, Sir Guy Standing and hosts of others. , ... ALONG JHE BOULEVARD MS 1 1 Donna Risher A FEW wives received unexpected bouquets of flowers in Hollywood recently and it's rather doubtful if they'll ever know why. of the sun, in every room of her home. She also spends much of her leisure time at Palm Springs or at her own hideaway on the desert. Sunlight gives her strength, she avers. Helen Wood seeks the sun, summer and winter. Helen has a luxurious enclosed patio in the rear of her home where she can warm herself in absolute privacy. She also does a great deal of swimming, so that she can get her exercise "as well as sunning. When Betty Burgess wishes to relax, she jumps in her roadster and heads for Coronado, the reduced the ranks of stunt pilots to just three men. Of that happy-go-lucky crew of the old days, only Dick Grace, Frank To-mick and Frank Clark remain, and Grace has retired for the less harrowing career of a scenario writer. To-mick flies little, and only the veteran Clark is still active. This last of the aerial Mohicans has done so many stunts he has lost track of A whole flower shop filled with fancy blooms was used as a set for the Herbert Marshall-Gertrude Michael picture, "Something to Live For," and after the scenes were shot the question arose as to the disposal of the flowers. "All you fellows gather as many flowers as you want and send them home," Director E. A. Dupont told the assembled company. "A bouquet might help your standing." Quic Loo At the Movie Town Herbert Marshall YOU can get Guy Kibbee into baby-blue clothes, complete to bonnet, but you can't get a picture will wear it on a white pleated chiffon gown. SITTING dolefully in the corner of a set, Slim Summerville stroked his whiskers with a faraway expression. Except for a shave "by accident" of him in it. Guy, seated on a seven-foot highchair, was sucking his thumb and protesting loudly against eating his porridge dished out by Shirley Temple, in a nurse's uniform for a scene in the latter's picture. "Hold it for a still," cried the photographer. "Nothing doing," said Kibbee, climbing down with the aid of a ladder. "I don't want to be known as 'baby face' all over Hollywood." But pictures for the - So that's how the wives got their posies. TTO KRUGER and Gloria Holden were mak-ing a closeup scene in a tiny alcove in "Dracula's Daughter." Lamps, microphone and camera were so crowded around the entrance that Director Lambert Hillyer found himself shoved into the background. The 3hort scene completed, Hillyer gave vent to his feelings. "Now I know this is a mystery picture," he said. "I can't even see the actors." AUTHOR WILLIAM FAULKNER, one of Amer-ica's outstanding writers, has made an unusual agreement with Fox studios. Faulkner will write for the screen "as long as he feels like it." His contract stipulates that employment can be terminated at any time by either himself or his employer. His first assignment will be "Banjo on My - - i Knee," which will star Janet Onv- last week, Slim has cultivated a beard for five consecutive months. "Why the long face?" Slim was asked. "Don't don't,!" he pleaded. "Don't remind me of my plight. Here I am contemplating a beautiful vacation, shaving three times a day, when Dave Butler comes up to me and says: " 'Slim, I want you to play the part of Froggy in "White Fang" with whiskers.' Whiskers, whiskers. Always with whiskers! "You know what I told him ? I Guy Kibbee Slim Summervllle Frank Clark them. So far his worst injury was a scratched hand suffered a number of years ago. He doesn't expect any more. I'lanes are more powerful and safe and producers are not calling for stunting in the way they used to. RIGHT now, Clark is at work in "Border Flight," a story about the American Coast Guard service. Clark was the first man ever to change planes without a ladder, climbing up from the top wing of one ship to the lower wing of another. In 1922, he crashed a plane in the ocean and then calmly crawled out to the tail, where he sat until a boat picked him up. One of Clark's specialties was to climb out on the tall of a plane and steer it with ropes attached to the cockpit controls. The longest job Clark ever had was with How ard Hughes' "Hell's Angels." It lasted three years. He recalls that more than half the pilots who worked on that picture have since been killed. CLARK believes that much of the danger has gone out of stunting. "In the old days," he said, "we naturally did a lot of stunts out on the wings. But today the Department of Commerce compels us to wear parachutes, which make a man clumsy if he tries to walk the wings. On the other hand, a powerful plane can get you out of a hole if you make a mistake, whereas, in the old days, a mistake was just too bad." To the layman's viewpoint, the historic upside-down crash made by Dick Grace in "Wings" was lerhaps the most spectacular, but not necessarily the most hazardous. "But," opines Clark with a shrug, "if everything in this life was a sur thing, nobody would be interested." Which, whe yom ms to U-w4 Ml , my drar folks, isjpun&ka)it. AIL. PAGE FOUf-lfcu, a O morgue were necessary. When they were taken, Kibbee carefully turned his face and concealed it behind a screen of cigarette smoke. CLAUDETTE COLBERT gazed thoughtfully into the mirror. "I think this shirtwaist is too long, don't you?" she remarked to no one in par Jr nor- The Mississippi background Tf of tle stor' is Faulkner's home territory, which he used in many . of his own stories. ' MISCELLANY: Loretta Young and Director Eddie Sutherland denying engagement rumors . . . Jack Oakie and Venita Var-den window shopping along Hollywood Boulevard looking for golf equipment . . . Jean Harlow said, 'Dave, why don't you save yourself some trouble ? Why don't you let me double for the dog and let it go at that?" " A ' ; ANOTHER language is springing up in movie-dom. A professional lingo has been developed in the studios to help facilitate production routine, and while it falls oddly upon the layman's ears, it has its meaning to those of the trade. For instance when a director is satisfied with the acting of a scene at the ending of the filming, he cries, "Wrap it up" or "Can it." That means put the film in a can. ' "Save it" means the lights are to be turned off until needed. "Strike the camera" means to . remove the object when it has fulfilled its purpose. "Hit Gable with your arc" means to turn a flood of arc lights upon the actor. "Roll 'em" means to begin shooting a scene, and "Print it" signifies that the director wants the scene sent to the laboratory for development. 113 1 ticular. "I think I'll trim it." So she procured a scissors from the wardrobe girl and was snipping away when Frank Lloyd noted the sacrilege. Lloyd let out a yelp of anguish but the damage was done. Now Claudette wears a broad sash to cover the damaged shirt-tail. ADRIAN, it seems, has given his all for I.,oretta Young. He has designed guess what ? No, (lU'Qa nevnin Vn vmi'r upnn cr Loretta Young ld""nS one i ner ians. Miss Maxine Gates, of Omaha, who has written to the screen star steadily for three years . . . Philip Merivale. English actor, arriving from Broadway to do another picture . . . Ginger Rogers reading a letter from-the editor of the South China Morning Post notifying her she is the most popular screen iSir in Hong Kong. ti u j' v i .i CUudetts Colbert He has made her a bustle out of hand-made silk roses. Ain't that somethin'? She o O O

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