The Central New Jersey Home News from New Brunswick, New Jersey on May 10, 1936 · 12
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Sunday, May 10, 1936
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PAGE TWELVE THE SUNDAY TIMES, NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., SUNDAY, MAY 10, 1936. ALONG M LOCAL f' RIAITO K v:' 1 New Generation Takes Place in Cinema World Sons and Daughters of Former Stars Are Now Leaders in Films Reviews, Comment On Films By WILL BALTIN Theatre Editor Chaplin Picture Now at Staff SO MANY stories have been told about the time Charlie Chaplin did this, the time he did that, etc., that n aura of mystery has been wound about the life and activities of HOLLYWOOD, May 9-Sui names that have glittered brightly among the past galaxies of the motion picture world are now winning new lustre through the rising escutcheons of the second generation. Coming to prominence now in Hollywood are sons and daughters and other relatives of famous earlier stars, who have chosen motion picture careers. Most recent of the namesakes to cast her lot in the film world is Ali.'c Moore, recently signed to a long-term contract hy a major com- n:tnv sffpr ymnU rnlAs in opvpral icreendom's most popular comedian j rictU!,. Sho js the ' daughter of ... Recently Chaplin granted an in- Alice Joyce, glamorous star of the terview in which he dispelled many I silenl d:J' 3,1,1 Tom More, also a iorniei s'ar. of the myths surrounding his life . . He wants to be just another individual living his own private life In his own way without other folk poking their noses into his business , , , And you can hardly blame him. Not unlike the many other tories which they have linn "built up to a letdown" by his alleged friend is the one they tell of his reasons for making "Modern Times," which Is tur-rently playing to capacity crowds at the RKO State . . . One of these yarns says that Charlie was tormented by the thought cf iinjustices being perpetrated on factory workers so he bas4 k: picture on this idea. Nothing could be further from eorrect, as Charlie recently remarked ... He hadn't the slightest notion about factory injustices When ha planned his story . . . Rather he looked at the funny side Cf the man beside a mammoth machine . He lias alway3 looked at the funny side of things that's why EFfIctures Reaiiy are funny. Edythe Wright Soon to Be America's Leading Feminine Singer , Says Tommy Dorsey Highland Park Girl Rated Highly by Popular Orchestra Pilot; Signs Her for 5 Years Sophisticated Young Songstress Rises to Fame in Two Years; Busy Making Victor Recordings, Singing At Hotel Lincoln and Planning Movie When you see "Modem Timet." and you shouldn't miss it because it Is one of those rare films that are funny from start to finish don't look at it as an indictment against the present social standards but rather as a tale of a little man who finds himself confused by the monstrous machines which he must keep in operation . . . And above all, remember that Charlie Chaplin wants to bs Junny for comedy's take! Just to keep up the merriment after the Chaplin picture is over, the State is also showing the newest wrinkle in film entertainment "Aud- ioscopiks," or third-dimension pictures . . . You'll really be amazed at the ti leks played on the audience in this unusual short subject. ' Concerning Arlis And Mystery Films GEORGE ARLISS is undoubtedly cne of the most versatile characters cn the screen ... As a prince or as a pauper, he portrays either with consummate skill and realism ... He has already been Disraeli, Richelieu and Voltaire . . , Now he takes over the role of, surprising enough, a hobo in the picture "Mr. Hcbo" Which is now at the Opera House. Mr. Arliss., by the mere change of robes to rags. Is able to bring to life a lovable vagabond, who goes merrily on his way, happy in the freedom of the open road. If you've liked him before as a statesman, 5'oull love him now as a man of the road ... It is another credit to his long record of successes. tome gooa mystery pictures are Cften handicapped by poor casting of characters . . . And some good characters are frequently forced to throw away their efforts on trash material . . . The happy medium, however, seems to have been at tained in ' The Moonlight Murder," a good mystery story with an ex-cellent cast . . , This strikingly dif ferent picture opened yesterday at the RKO Rivoli and features Chester Morris and Madge Evans . . , The cast also includes such favorite as Leo Carilla, Frank McHugh, Dcnita Hume and Grant Mitchell. The second Rivoli feature, while bcasting no "marquee" names, tells a good, entertaining story about "Too Many Parents." . . . You'll find the cast Frances Farmer, Lester Matthews, Henry Travers and Billy Lee capable of its task. 'Flash Gordon' Conies to Strand "THE IRISH IN IS" is the lead film st the Strand theatre today yet, Judging by the excitement shown for another picture on the program, it must invariably move over and give "Flash Gordon" equal ranking . . . This "Flash Gordon" flicker is a serial, but it is so far ahead of other episode-movies, that It certainly deserves more than passing notice. Carl Laemmle Jr., undertook the "Flash Gordon" series with ine purpose In mind to make it the best fterial he has ever produced . , .'And that is said without the usual "ballyhoo" flare , . . It's the type of aerial that appeals to all audience nd Buster Crabbe is at hit best. ... As for "The Irish In UV one can always count on James Cagney and I'at O'Brien for real entertainment. The double-feature program at the Capitol in South River is also y above average . . , "Powder Smoke Range" featuring It cowboy stars and "Her Master's Voice" with Edward Horton art the at tractions. Lon Chaney's son. Creighton Chancy, is fast beeomina: a popular featured piaycr, and bids fair to make the family name a popular one wish thn new generation of film-goers. Few today may remember Anna Lehr, a star in the earliest days of .silent films, but the world knows her daughter. Ann Dvorak. Miss Dvorak only a few years ago was a dancer at a coast studio. She was discovered in a chorus hy Lon Chancy, who delegated her as one cf his leading women and her climb has been a rapid one since then. Von Stroheiin's Son For two decades Kric Von Stro-heim has been one of the most famous figures in the picture industry, both as a dramatic star and a director. Today, his son, Eric Von Stroheim, Jr., is a motion picture scenarist. In the earlic days of the stage one of the best-known actors was William Morris. He had three sons, and now all of them are engaged in pictures. Chester Morris i.q a well-known screen star, Adrian Morris also an actor, and Gordon Morris is a screen writer. A few years ago Francis X. Bushman caused mote feminine hearts to flutter than any other screen Adonis. Following in his footsteps is his rix-foot handsome son, Francis X. Bushman, Jr., a Hollywood contract player. William Desmond's daughter, Mary Jo Desmond, recently made her debut as a screen actress and Pat O'Malley's titian-haired daugh ter, Eileen, expects to carry on the family tradition. She has been act ing as stand-in for Jeanette Mac Donald in "San Francisco." The Barrymore Family With the stars of the past still in mind, one should not forget Maurice Costello, whose name is being perpetuated on the screen by his lovely daughter, Dolores Cos tello Barrymore, recently divorced from John Barrymore. In the same category are found two other fanv ous women of the screen today, Joan Bennett and Constance Ben nett, daughters of Richard Bennett formerly one of the foremost stars of the stage and screen. Many widows of former stars are to be found on the screen today, Among them are Virginia Bruce widow of Jack Gilbert who appears in "The Great Ziegfeld," and Jean Acker, the widow of Rudolph Val entino, who has a small role In "San Francisco." -: Radio Notes :- Many Mother's Day Pro grams Are Listed Four special programs dedicated to the American mother will be heard over NBC network today while the CBS and Mutual chains have also planned appropriat "Mothers Day" presentations. . highlight of the NBC observance will be the presentation of the "Representative American Mother for 1936 under the auspices of th Golden Rule Foundation. The pro gram will be heard over WJZ at 8. "The Significance of Mother' Day" will be the subject of Rev, Louis William Goebel's address during a broadcast over WABC at 10 this morning. . . The "Church of the Air" hour at 1 o'clock will also be devoted to this occasion. Bu WILL B ALT IN, Theatre Editor ''Edythe Wright will be the top-notch vocalist in the United State within a year and a half." is the firm opinion of one of America's youngest ond most talented orchestra pilots Tommy Dorsey.' Speaking with an air of confidence that could not be denied, the popular young maestro, who, during the past year, has risen above the majority of orchestra pilots with his inimitable style of "swing," and who, it has been predicted, will soon exceed in popularity such heralded r.usical geniuses as Paul Whiteman, Vincent Lopez and Guy Lombardo, said he is so confident of Miss Wright's success that he has signed her to sing with him for the next five years. The younger member of the famous Dorsey clan brother Jimmy i3 also a "musical director of prominence was Interviewed in the Blue Room of the. Hotel Lincoln where his orchestra, his trombone and his charmine vocalist thrill hundreds of people weekly. Says Tommy: "I feel Edythe has a better iuture tnan any gin vocalist in the country today. There is no limit to the heights she can attain." Sincerely flattered by the confidence of her employer, Miss Wright. evertheless, has not permitted her rapid rise to enect tne size or ner at. She off-handeaiy remained mat peinaps tne inaesuo was ucmg ind in her presence, but Dorsey shoved aside any doubt by reamrm- ng his faun m nis pretty singer wn.n me smicurau. vs oi6ucu Edythe to sing for me for five years. Rapid Kise to Fame Mis Wright's rise to a rank of importance among popular vocal- sts has been little short of phenomenal. Less than two years ago she as comparatively obscure, yet today she stands on the threshold of bein" crowned with the title: "Americas nest Known ieminine vocausi. It was Frank Crumm, who first gave the Highland Park girl a chance to appear as a vocalist witn an orcnestra. one was eminently successful. Appearances with Joe Haymes and 1 rank Dailey Drought her into contact with a nationwide radio audience, and before the end of her first year in the "national eye", Edythe was winning the attention of radio moguls. Dorsey took a liking to her-style of singing about eignt months ago and after she had appeared with him lor aDout a montn, ne signea her for five years. Thus Edythe finds herself on a pedestal, nreatniessiy surveying her admiring hundreds and thrilled by the dream-hke rocket to fame. She is not only known throughout this country, but Great Britain as well, as a result of her Victor recordings which she makes several times a month with the Dorsey crew. Dorsey Excited, Too Tommy is just as excited as Edythe over her success. He has en couraged her work and is confident that "within a year-and-a-half" she will be the top-notch star among feminine singers. Watching Edythe before the microphone one senses her complete ease and growing self-assurance. Beneath the subdued blueish lights of the Blue Room, Miss Wright made a picture of sophistication. She was garbed In a green lace-trimmed gown that clung to her tall, well-defined form. With a rhythmic background of soft music that flowed in mellow strains from the well-balanced Dorsey orchestra, Edythe sang in low, husky tones into the microphone. Her voice, enriched by the "mike" flowed out of the speakers and blended perfectly with the music. Little wonder, then, that the many dancers on the floor that evening stopped in their tracks to thrill to the combination of perfect rhythm and vocalizing. Tommy Dorsey himself is an individual, whose sparkling person- ability and geniality have won for him a wide following. Unlike most of today's "maestros , Tommy is as much a member of his orchestra as are the musicians. In fact, his trombone solos have even won the commendation of his contemporaries. Covered 30,000 Miles The popularity of both Edythe Wright and Dorsey was Increased considerably with a recent 30,000 mile tour of the eastern section of the United States. The trip, made by bus, took six months. An average of 1,000 miles a week was covered by the musicians with stops at leading cities, including New Brunswick where the unit played at a Rutgers dance. Although the trip is over, the Dorsey-Wright schedule is as crammed with activity today as it was during the trek over the country. Making Victor recordings is by no means an easy task. Rehearsals nightly after Lincoln Blue Room appearances are necessary before the company goes to the recording studios for its work. Once at the studio other rehearsals are held until everything is in readiness. Edythe points out that as many as four records, two sides each, are made in one day. Remembering lyrics and musical arrangements Is one of her big tasks. While all the foregoing activity is enough to fill up a day Miss Wright and the orchestra are now making plans to appear in a two-reel short subject to be made at Warner Brothers Long Island studios during the next six weeks. It's 'Swing' Music Today "Swing" music is today replacing the old type of jazz and it is only natural that Dorsey with his knack for "swing" rhythms should lead the parade. Thus with the rise of "swing" music the Dorsey orchestra should rise into greater prominence. Sales of Victor recordings made by this popular unit indicate that the public is "taking" to Tommy Dorsey, his orchestra, his trombone and his charming vocalist, Edythe Wright, in a "great big way." sit " ) Tommy Dorsey, above, one of the country's most popular "swing" music maestros, predicts that Edythe W right shown at the left, will be the country's leading singer in less than two years. She's a sensation now at the Hotel Lincoln in New York. MOVIE BRIEFS Doing at the Film Studios ami Sets After finishing a stunt flying as signment for Paramount's "Border Flight," Paul Mantz, noted aviator, broke a propellor when his ship nosed over on the beach nine miles north of Malibu. Fred MacMurray, young star who is working with Carole Lombard in "The Princess Comes Across," believes that the hands are the biggest problem for a screen beginner. He spent weeks studying poses that would aid a natural use of' the hands. To add to the sea atmosphere of "Our Relations," the Hal Roach-M-G-M feature comedy starring Laurel and Hardy now in its sixth week of filming, officers and enlisted men of His Majesty's Ships Skeena and TODAY'S FILM CALENDAR RKO STATE "Modern Times" and "Audioscopiks." RKO RIVOLI "Moonlight Murder" and "Too Many Parents." OPERA HOUSE "Mister Hobo." STRAND "The Irish In Us" and New Serial "Flash Gordon." CAPITOL Powder Smoke Range" and "Her Masters Voice." Vancouver were invited guests on the elaborate pirate ship cafe set Stan Laurel happened to pass the boats while on a fishing cruise in his "Ruth L." and was given such a fine welcome that he issued the invitation to visit the Roach Studios and watch him and his partner, Oliver Hardy, in action before the cameras. It was a real treat for the British seamen. Charles King has been added to the cast of "We Went to College," in which Edmund Lowe and Edith Atwater have leading roles. Famous Radio Pair, hi City Decade Ago, Stage Comeback The famous "Interwoven Pair," in whom this city felt a certain proprietary interest during their three-and-a-half year period of broadcasting for the Interwoven Stocking Company, were welcome voices on the air again twice during the past week, almost ten years from the time they made a publtc appearance here in May, 1926. Billy Jones and Ernest Hare, known as the original radio duo, maintained a wide popularity for more than ten years among the vast and quickly shifting population of the studios. Last Sunday they appeared on Robert Ripley's "Believe It Or Not" program, in a dramatization of one of the most unusual incidents of their own lives. It occurred during one of their broadcasts when the program was suddenly cut off the air to make way for the SOS of the Robert E. Lee, in distress. And the song the boys were singing when the switch was pulled was "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee." On Thursday evening they appeared as guest stars on the Show Boat program. Their genial voices and gay humor were reminders of the program which they presented here a decade ago, as part of one of the Lions Club benefit affairs. Now the Happiness Boys, as they are perhaps best known, are touring the country on a vaudeville circuit. OPERA HOUSE Today and Tomorrow Only Continuous Today 1 to 11 P. M, Mo) fcWnM i j in i ""a sr r 'j . jV .y.'.v.v.v.v.:. ,;r : TTV a&ajcwaile Jaqaiond 8r SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS and WEEK DAYS TODAY, MONDAY and TUESDAY Continuous Today from 1 P. M. He Stands alone as the greatest entertainer of Modern Times! heres:aNEW ARUSS VorIyou 9 A completefy'new personality as a happy-go-lucky rolling stone.;... Directed' by Milton Roimer PROOUCrON Short Subjects 25c Evening Adult Prices Till 7 :30 P. M. All Seats Beg. Tues., ANN SOTHERN in "YOU MAY BE NEXT" Carole Gets More Than 250 Proposals Weekly Carole Lombard gets 250 proposals for marriage every week in the mail. And they are enly a small percentage of the number of letters which she receives. This blonde actress, who is starring with Fred MacMurray in "The Princess Comes Across," finds time to answer all of her mail. No letter to Miss Lombard, no matter how trivial it may seem, goes unanswered. p2hoT PARK THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK Admission 25c Children 10c TODAY, TOMORROW & TUESDAY, MAY 10-11-13 "PETTICOAT FEVER" With ROBERT MONTGOMERY, MYRNA LOY" ALSO "BRIDGE OF SIGHS" With Onslow Stevens, Dorothy Tree, Jack La Rue, Mary Doran, Walter Bryon The Fatnilv Theatre TODAY AND TOMORROW THE BEST SHOW IN TOWN jJ James CAGNEY Pt O'BRIEN fTHE mm FRANK MeHUGH . ALLEN JENKINS "BUSTER" CRABBE in "FLASH GORDON" The Serial Sensation THE THREE STOOGES in "ANTS IN THE PANTRY" A BIG HOWL MICKEY MOUSE LATEST CARTOON NEWS THE BEST SHOW IN TOWN TUESDAY Two Big Features III & V- ' 31M JJjflUif inf icl! WEDNESDAY Si THURSDAY STiOVE BEFORE BREAKFAST' n MHJTFTPfrft ( mil u ii r vs CfJ ITU DI7PD JJ-J Two Features TODAY Two Features A BIO SHOW I II IT"- J 1 5 nfeA ni Jin gyxV" ! II if If i i If , ? V i ' I "JWwV ; Wed., Thurs., Frt ,sy ANN dx&A HARDING ' J "THE . rvK"' tl WITNESS JiUr?&J CHAIR" TT:. 1 T,, iiiiiiiimiiiiirl" mmjF III Ill h as. Will KMJ J H 1-4 HI III! ERn TDTIES -ADDED ATTRACTION!-THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING ABOUT AUDIOSCOPIKS 3RD DIMENSION PICTURES IN SOUND AND COLOR! Explanatory Remarks By PETE SMITH P. S.: DON'T FORGET TO DUCK! 4 Day Starting Saturday! "UNDER TWO FLAGS" RONALD COLMAN CLAUD ETTE COLBERT VICTOR McLAGLEN TODAY, MONDAY and TUESDAY Continuous Today from 1 P. M. EXTRA! Exclusive Shotting CANZONERIMcLARNIN FIGHT PICTURES! Official Blow by Blow TT HARRY CAREY HOOT GIBSON GUINN WILLIAMS BOB STEELE . FRANCIS FORD SAM HARDY - TOM TYLER BOOTS MALLORY TOMORROW AND TUESDAY TP in inira w I Hi a? KIM' starring LIONEL A MYSTERY YOU CANT GUESS! CHESTER MORRIS MADGE EVANS IN "fSJM i Ul A ill 111 Mi, 4 wmrm rr LE0 CARILL0 FRANK MeHUGH fW If t0000- mMMiM fc-w - 1 II 1 1 WED., THURS., FRI : "TWO IN REVOLT jjj & GEORGE BRENT in "Snowed Under" i

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