The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 30, 1937 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 30, 1937
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THURSDAY, DECEMBEK SO, 1937 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS 'ins FIST FILM OF YEflfl Says Spencer Tracy and Barbara Stanwyck Turned In Best Performances BY PAUL HARRISON NBA Service Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Bee. 28.—Figure it any way, yon like—1937 ivas a terrific and in" some ways a colossal year .for the movies. Certainly H was the most expensive 12 months in flicker history. When a studio feels like spending $3,000,000 <as Metro did en "Conquest") to explain the relationship of Napoleon to Ills Polish mistress, you know that the days of Hollywood's fantastic ))ro- llicacy are still with us. It was a year that provided tilfflcient merit, or pelf, to «'in over to one branch or another of the cinema practically all- of Die erstwhile highbrows except those Uvn professional scoffcra, George Bernard Shaw and George Jeer Nathan. It was.(lie year in which Tech nicolor declared a dividend* and David Sclznick and Samuel Gold- U'vn bald (licy'd never make an- ulher black-and-white picture. Tims a bright • (literally bright) future is heralded ton the screen. * * * I.ovr Flew Out the Window Tender, parsicn went out of style in 1937. It was a, year of "Nothing Sacred," in which ric March hauled off and. knocked Carole Lombard as stiff as a poker. This act was the climax of many slnps and' kicks which romance has .been receiving 1 all over \ Hollywood. By and large, it was a year of - better pictures. A few of the good ones haven't been very successful, but the very fact that several were unprofitable lent all the more significance to the willingness of n few companies lo experiment with greater realism, more unhappy endings, casts without box office names, and stories of social fi^nificr.nce. •' The year thus provides some of the toughest problems ever confronted by the critics. A critic is a person who cannot please all of the people even some of the time. Even large groups of experts such as' the Pulitzer Prize play com- ,-mitlecs in New York, and the Academy of 'Motion Picture 'Arts and Sciences, always are.-Jargcts for bitter.:' rccrtminations .-when they picli-'a'"best"'production or a "best" performance. Next Mnrcli the Academy Awards for 1337 will be voted by some 15,000 members Most Beautiful Actress the actors', writers' guilds. directors'" and J Harrison Chooses "Bests" In making a. selection of 1937 "bests," this correspondent will flick out his neck only far enough to- try to guess the Academy prizewinners. For' every selection, I can think of half a dozen alternatives and qualifications: Best. Picture of 1047: "The Life ofi .Emilo Zola" (Warner Brothers?. It tins substance and power. II is so fine, structurally and IccTiiiicaUy, that It likely will draw individual prizes and honorable mentions lo several of the people connected with its production. There will be many voles for "The Good Earth." Before a jury of picturc-makovs, however, its unlimited budget and years of pre 1 - paralicn probably will prevail against, it. Lois of jwonle can nitike a fine picture with enough time, money and retakes. Best Performance by p.n Actor: .Spencer Tracy in "Caplains Courageous." As Pasteur, Paul Muni ; won this award last year, and he is not likely to capture it again with his Zola. Besides, there are many who consider the Zolu role a natural. As Wang Lung in "Tlic Good listth," Muni did an infinitely more difficult piece of acting-. * * * Montgomery Was Good. Too Gmly other performance likely to' figure in tlic balloting is Robert Montgomery's Icsii in "Night Must Fall/ Best Performance by an,Actrcss: Barbara Stanwyck in "Stella Dallas." The story is still the trite old tear-jerker about a mother'; loi'e and sacrifice, but It also is Itic vehicle for Miss Stanwyck' best performance. When you've sairl (hat-, you've said a lot. Most Beautiful Actress: Matle' Isiuc Carrcll in "The Prisoner of unoseu Jor a I.IULC 01 nuuur ni'uiii ii,-ji iivisw ~<Ji ~i~imy\vi]oa"is lin actress Mailcleine Carroll. Her ro!e in -llie Prisoner of zciul.V' in the opinion clinched her raling as "The Most Bcnullfnl Actress," cf Paul Harrison, Hollywood correspondent. Broadway Has A Lot Of Things By Which To Remember Year Oi' 1937 BV GEORGE BOSS '. tcrity by staging a pajama sit-dow.. NEW YORK.—Nineteen hundred strike In an allegedly "smart" \va- >ml thirty-seven Was the Year in tcriiig spot—a maneuver sufflcient- Lynn, ^Pontanne contlnii n.s''th'c' theater's ton-r, Manhattan When: The strip-lease—nnd burlesque with it—went the way of all flesh. Night club casualties- zoomed to -i 'np\y : high. Alfred Lunt and mtiniied 1 to reign top-ranking duo with their'.admirable foollight be- lavior in "Amphitryon 38." One hundred ami eighty motion picture executives with fat bank balances languished over the tabletops at "21" sighing that they were all "so fed up with the tinsel of tlolly wood "—every last one of them boarding Hie first train to the' mldtown s&cwalks. Milton Bcric'ii ly smart to force the loss of the club's liquor license by the state authorities. Al Smith posed atop "the Empire State Building with .bicycle riders from Holland, visiting dignitaries from South Africa, cowboys from the Oaarks, chorus gals, from Times Square and spelling- j bee champions from the hills of New Hampshire. Moss Hart bought a farm, and a brand new set of 14 carat "gold latchkeys. Radio announcers made traffic nuisances of themselves by interviewing the citizenry on the Presenting Roundup Of Glamor Girls From Campus To Palaces «V MARIAN YOUNG NKA Smlce Klaff tlomspondenk NEW YORK.—1037 will be remembered as Ihc year the O-CUrls loidcd tliclr lipsticks, raided every place in .sight, from college campus lo Ihe trainees of kings— and got their man. O-Cllrls—Olnmor Cilrls—of all ages and sizes, from tho '40-odd- year-old Duchess of Windsor to 8- ycai'-oW Shirley Temple, took'the world by storm. During the 12 months we Imve Just lived through, I'lamor lurked In every corner. G-Glrls from Hollywood brought own piuiicular brand ot glam- or lo Broadway, and Broadway returned Ibo favor In kind. A G-Girl got a- son of the President. A G-tjlrl gat it former king. Thousands of words were written and hundreds of lectures delivered on the subject. No one seemed lo figure out exactly what glamor Is, but that didn't deter uny man, or boy or girl, for that matter, from glamoring; (we looked It up In Webster's) around with the \vonl. In fuel, clamoring around with It And as (he year 1337 breathes Us lust, who emerges triuinnh'iut? The G-Giils, of course. And these are our selections for the prfca G-Olrl of the year. Gloria's Glumor Prom the rank nnd file of society's regiment In tha- legion of glamor, Gloria Baker heads the lint Tall, dark and handsome. Miss Baker. daughter of Mrs. Emerson and half-sister "f Gwynne Vanderbilt, Is the Princess of Cafe. Society. She's scon everywhere, does everything, smiles, walks, swims, dances—glaniorouslv. She's one of the most stunning as well a one of the richest little gals in all the ' W-dom.' RadioaoUve Clamor Among Ui eG-Girls whose clamor electrified the ether waves the past year, lovely Mnxlno Mm- lowe. featured vocalist with Phil Snitahiv's all-olrl 1 orchestra, Is tops. The voice of the tall, slcnden. dnrk- haired Moxinc probably sent more quivers along masculine- spinal columns than any other. Miss Marlowe was born 21 yearf ago, In Columbus, O., went f O'Ho Slate University, was active In the, Klce club and- dramatic society •there. She likes professional men, preferably (doctors and lawyers : and white ind Ecjt Supporting Performance by an Actor: Douglas Fairbanks, .ir:, In "Tha Prisoner of : Zenda." This Is a long-shot prediction 'because there were many fine secondary roles In a year of unusually careful and costly casting. coast at the initial call from their cinema superiors. Max.Gordon tailed to attend a single one of his own opening nights. Marlcne Dietrich performed the Big Apple with n red-headed sophomore trom Princeton in a mid-town late spot. Greta Garbo had an East Side smorgasbord salon named for her. The rhumba made a wallflower out of the waltz. John Montague anil Babe Ruth failed to establish their relative skill on the golf links because th c Long Island tee- fanatics overflowed every inch of tho' prescribed rtourse's greensward. An armless and legless swimmer enjoyed momentary fame by swimming from Albany to thc Battery and was immediately swallowed up In Gotham's own obliterating obscurity. George S. Kaufman's weekly income continued to rival that of J. Picrpont Morgan. Ethel Barrymore failed to singe a compelling 1 comeback. Tlic American Legion made Times Square resemble a collegiate campus in the throes of a football bacchanal. Television mad e a flickering debut and was once more relegated !•> palenl-aUorneys' files. Mrs. S. Stanwood Mencken graced at least two social functions In gowns that would have dnzzlcd the eyes of tha most blase Indian potentate. More Minutac "Cafe society" became a new addition to the Gotham glossary. Skis began to replace golfsticks in thc subway trains on Sunday mornings. Tammany Hall was reduced to political impotence. Tour blue-blood socialites made their bed tor pos- ,o film and little original creation. As a creator who made a pretty ;ccd picture from almost no story at all, Waller Lang deserves a ipccial award for "Wife, Doctor and Nurse." mother continued to be the city's ace applaudcr—of Milton Eerie. Tallulah Bankhead .surprised even her closest companions by entering 1 the stat? of matrimony— and staying there. George M. Cohan essayed the difficult task of taking off the President of these United Stales in a musical corned}", and succeeded in captivating even the members of F. D: R.'s family themselves. Rudy Vallee journeyed four thousand miles to England to croon Into a- microphone for American radio listeners. Gangsters, thanks to Thomas E. Dewcy, became museum pieces in the Manhattan daily scene. Tunnel plans for molcrists lo cross New York City completely —without so much ne even glimpsing the Gotham traffic-snarls. Katharine Hepburn, though fully equipped with a competent script, failed to make a scheduled footlights appearance for the Theater Guild. Louisiana Farm Income Up, Buying Power Lower! usually ,._.-,. i -,— - •lovcs-.garde;iins. She never has had with a rich naturalness which Is— well—ah! cr—slamerous. Garden Variety Glamor Dorothy Lamour is a G-Girl oiv two counts—radio and motion nic- turesi And she says she'd rather not be a glamor girl if hsine one m<v>ns "breathing rarifled air and dining on nectar and caviar." Scorns Miss Lamour prefers "goo;! oltl garden variety sunshine, ham and cg?s and beefsteak." But what Dorothy thinks is beside tho point. A G-Glrl she was and is on Ihc radio. And' a G-Girl she Is in Hollywood. Her. fans stretch trom coast to coast. Her fanmail is terrific, she's been domz very well right along, but with "Hurricane" she's doing betlcr than verv well. She's doing glamorously well. , Glamor in Adversity Probably the most Interesting G- Girl story of the year is that of Jessie Simpson, the former tcle- . phone operator who lost both logs when she slipped and fell in (\f pntli of a commuter's train, l)«t who, during 1037, became a soushl- after model in spite of the accident. The beautiful Miss .Simpson (she won a New Jersey beaut yconlest . about a year before she fell under(n™th the train) now walks on ar- i tificial legs. Early last summer a : famous watch firm hired Jessie to wrisl. watches and pose Glamor! Glamor! Glamor! G-Glfl—Dorothy Lamour lie lust quarter century; ono marriage In e\ery 83 now tnds In a break. A phoobc quilt an apartment tow of seven Interlaced nests at Norwich. Conn, v By putting an cai to the steel tail, a railroad train may be heard from a great distance OUR COMPLETE SERVICE Insures Your Satisfactiw* PRESNM RADIOS HEATERS DEFROSTERS TIRE OWNS tillomilst does hot throw hlfe voice, bul modulates It .so iu> to rrialce It nccin to proceed fiom tho to which lie dlrecta tho nlidietice's PROTECT -YOUR CAR AGAINST WINTER 24 Hoar Service attention through clever acUnr OffiVROLET CO. Call 633 knees, with 11 blouse fastening up Best Supporting Performance by an Actress: Andrea Leeds in "Stage Door." This choice seems a< certainty. Yet in the feminine NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 31 —Louisiana (his year will record: one of the finest agricultural years on record but business men are. apprehensive over the outlook because of national conditions. Record yields in cotton, cane and rice—the state's three principal crops—are predicted and at present all of thc available farm manpower is being used in harvesting cr;>i>s. But the farmer's buying power will be smaller because of the prevailing high prices for industrial products and also declining prices for farm products. The cash yield to Ihc farmer this year is estimated around $115,- C'00,000 about double that of depression years. ...„, I'for various advertisements. One .I commercial photographer tcld an- Best Camera Work Best Photography: Karl Freund, "Hie Good Earth." His presentation, with interpretations of meed and feeling through lighting and composttiin, probably was more important than Ihe acting In making the story seem real. Best Screen Play: Norman class, too. there were many finejRatne, Hctnz Herald and Geza secondary characterizations, some Herzeg, "The Life of Emile Zola." almost us unforgettable as Claire olhcr how lovely her hands and QUALITY FOODS MEATS GROCERIES We pay hight-st prices on poultry at all times. $ 8AVE C MONEY AT V GAMES MKT. 1(8 W. Main Thone S» Trevor's revolting Francey in "Dead End." Beat Direction: William Wylcr, "Dead End." Tills is another long- shot. Maybe William Dieterle will Ever since the picture was released, most of Hollywood has raved over the brilliance of this script. Best Musical: "On the Avenue." partly because of Its Irving Berlin tunes, paltly because the few creditable year tune BOl the prize for "Zola." Or Sid- |brought /iciy Franklin, for "The Good shows. Earth." Best Scene: Spencer Tracy play- Direction Is a difficult thing to Ing his pacullar first-cousin-to-a- Judge. Some pictures almost, fall zither and- telling 'Freddie Bar- Into place by themselves, rcquir- tholomew about the special fishing only transcription from script ermcn's heaven.' Dancing Every Night-from 9 'lil 2 AI AD ARFFN and His nLHK UltlLCll Orchestra Plan your New Year's eve party now and come to the Crescent, Dance the old year out and the New Year in. Floor Show New Year's Eve Cover Charge 40c per couple Try nne of our Hot Pit Barbecue Tasty Sandwiches, Electric Cooked Steaks and Fried Chicken at all houi'rf Highway 61 at Holland, Mo. :" . . For Reservations Call Holland 17 Mode arms are, and several promised 4o rave hen poso for them frequently as sooft as she noitld wnlk lliey kept'thoir word. OK the cover of a popular magazine,, you'll see, .little Miss fjliiijison—yv'gii>l' with tyi'inn?^ illamor;,fhat.evcn Hie loss of'tiei egs couldn't prevent li'pr from mak- niT a. definite nlchCjfoi hinsalt in ,he world: Glumor This On Broadway, .lay Hedge', h thr "-cilrl of-tlic hour. .Recruited-from :Io!ly\vood lo star In the current \l$ , "I'd Rather Be .Right", Mlb-s lodges Is knocking em dead iilbng he, Rialto; ' • 'riie green-eyed,- m own-linlrcd 'oung actress dunces, sings, .plays he piano, rldcs,;;swim5, shoots and s, In .-general, nn. all-around girl— vilh glamor, plus. Youll-hear more if Miss Hodges later, in dispatches Vom Hollywood and New York-^ glamorous dispatches, of csurse. WelJ, Glamorous New Ycarl Manhattan contains more than 000 office buildings. ROXY Admission Always lOr. & Z6o Sliow every night. Mattnccs frJ. <lay, Saturday A Sunday Only. Friday & Sunday Matinees atari -:1S p.m. Saturday Co Ulnuous \\lng from 1 In 11:(0 p.m. Night shows sfarl 6:45 ji.m; Last Time Today PAL NIGHT! ! Adults Admitted for 1'rlce of 1 The Perfect Specimen with Enrol Fiynn & ,(o;in IHomlcll Also Selected Shorls. Friday - Saturday boclctj's Sugar-cane fields commonly arc ct ntlro Defora -harvesting It; it, he easiest method of stripping the cnvc:; from tho talks. Being very dry, tho leaves >um easily: without damaging the talks. - : As In magic, thc basis of ven- rlloqulsm Is Illusion. The ven- The mittiber of.divorces in -..„ land has Increased BOO per cent 1n Everything ^for your enter iainment and comfort. Thursday - Friday '»! >.; Altc Cartoon & Serial, Palrol" "Kaiio &*% **/\ EDDY POWELL ^ FRANK°'(TORGAK Edna May OLIVER RAY BOLGER tLONA MASSEV BILLY GILBERT REGINALD OWEN Also'Paramount News & Coni«ly Admission Matinee lOc & 26o Admission Night 16o & 38o Coming Soon: VOGUES OK 1038 DAMSEL IN MISTRESS TOVARJClf TARZAN'S KEVEXGE ,, . Join the' crowd; and have good time with us. Letrn about new machines',, new method?'and new ways of cqjting cost^.< . ' ASK FOR TKKCTS r' Admission is by ticket only. If you don't hate tickets, or need more, ask 05 for them rwfoce the day of tie show. •> They are FREE. _ "~ SHOW STARTS 9 A.M. SPONSORED BY ELLIS IMPLEMENT CO. "THE JOHN DEERE FULL LINE"

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