The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on February 7, 1932 · 49
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 49

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Sunday, February 7, 1932
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SUNDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 7, 1932. PART III. 2 1 B-4 VD-J-9-6-3 7-3-2 J-IO-9-6-2 J-9-6-4 9-8-5 s: uetttr SOOTH A-K-Q-7-5 fi-K-Q-IO K-O-IQ 3 10-8-7-51 C-5 (2 7-6-4-2 AN ELIMINATOR ELIMINATED The above hand as played in a iiiladelphla club at r.lne tables of uplicale contract. At mast tables south made the Two-Club Game- pemand bid; his hand appeared al most certain to make REine, pos- ibly slam, in whichever of three leclarationA Spades, Diamonds or o Trump North might prefer. Vfter West's pass North bid two diamonds which, following an riginal Game-Demand Two-Club fid, generally is called the dis- ouraeement bid as it denies pos session of an Ace and a King. East passed and South, abandoning pro em his No Trump thought, bid wo Spades. North then bid three Stmcles. howlngr that he preferred Spades o any other suit; and South showed lis two suiter by calling four Dia- nonde. North, with some help in Diamonds but with more in Spades, ind with a singleton King of Hearts, realized that he and South might Ml hold slam strength in their ombined hands; but he doubted the hxpedier.oy of making the slam-in- Itinj bid of five Spades at this ime. His lack of high honors made tiis conservatively bid four Spades; nit South now was confident that lis hand and .North's would "fit," as looked as if North held five Spades. So South did the slam-in- ing with a five-Spade bid. and North gladly accepted the invitation :y calling six. At one or two tables where the paine-Demand three-bid was used, South bid three Spades, North four fepades, South five Diamonds. North jftve Spades, South six Spades. with this hand at auction bridge South would bid one Spade. West would be Just too weak to call two Heartis, and North's pre-emptive alse to three Spades would end the muctlon. With South the Declarer, trying to fulfill a contract for a small slam Jin Spades, West led the Queen of jHearts. At six tables the Declarers played the hand in what seemed to ithem the obvious manner, and were set one trick. Trick I was won witli the Ace of Hearts, trick 2 with the Ace of Spades, trick 3 with dummy's Jack of Spades. Dummy's Nine of Clubs was led to trick 4, and Souths King was overtaken by West's Ace. West Wl a Diamond, which was won in dummy. A second Club was led from dummy, and Declarer finessed the Ten. West won with the Jack, setting the con tract one trick. At the other three tables Declarer saw the possibility of an elimination play; and at two of the three jihe play succeeded. At these two Declarer won trick l to 4 wnn Spades, and tricks 5 to 7 with the Ace-King-Queen of Diamonds. He then put dummy in with the Jack of Diamonds, which eliminated Hearts and Diamonds from the North-South hands, and Spades and Diamonds from the East-West hands. A Club was led from dummy at trick 9, South playing the King which was won by West's Ace. At this stage West held two Heart and two Clubs and, as Uic cards on trick 1 had made it obvi ous that Declarer could ruff a Heart in either hand and obtain a Club discard from the other. West led a Club. This lead permitted South to fulfill his contract by winning with both Ten and Queen. A Heart led by West would have been equally fatal; but do you see how West set the contract at the remaining table, despite ierfect play by South? THE C ORRECT PLAV At the third table where South attempted to make his slam by the aid of elimination, foiled his effort by careful counting. When South played the Ace of Hearts on dummy's King at trick 1.' it was obvious to West that South had held no more Hearts. When East discarded a Heart on the second round of Spades and another on the third round of Diamonds. West 4 4t 41 4i 41 4i 4i 4i 4i 4i 4i 41 4t 4i 4i 41 4i 41 4i 41 41 41 4i 41 41 4i 41 4i 41 t 41 41 rea'ized that South "s original holding consisted of five Spades, four Diamonds, one Heart and ergo three Clubs. West therefore was certain to win two Club tricks if he could pa-event the Declarer from saddling him with a fatal lead. When a Club was led from dummy at trick 8 and South played the King. West refused to be saddled and permitted the King to win. Declarer then decided that the Ace probably was held by East. One of dummy's Spade honors was used -to put that hand in to lead another Club, and South played the Queen. However, Souths play on this trick did not affect the result in the least; West, with his Ace and Jack of Clubj over Souths Queen-Ten, took two tricks defeating the small s'.am contract by one trick. Distinctly a case of hard luck for the Declarer; had either the Ace or Jack of Clubs been held by East the slam could have been made with ease, and of course the chances were three-to-one that one of these cards would be found in the adverse hand In which Declarer wanted it. (Copyright. 1932. John F. Dillf.i Founders' Day and Washington Fetes Combined Combining its Founders' Day program with the Washington bicentennial celebration, Cabrillo chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will entertain with a colonial costume tea Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. at the Women's University Club. Mrs. W. W. Stilson, founder, will speak on the Yorktown celebration, and a musical program has been planned for the afternoon, including Liborius Hauptmann, pianist of Vienna, and Mrs. J. Beach Rhodes, soloist. Miss Virginia Slaughter, accompanied by Mrs. L. H. Burke, will give a group of colonial dances. Guests of honor for the occasion are Mrs. Frank P. Toms, State Regent; Mrs. Emmctt H. Wilson, Mrs. William E. Lucas, Beverly Hills; Mrs. William A. Ban-ta. El Camino Real; Mrs. John W. H. Hodge, Hollywood; Mrs. E. D. Llndley, Long Beach; Mrs. Wilbur Labrey and Dr. L. L. George, Long Beach. Preceding the tea, delegates will be elected for the State and national conferences. Honor Guests oi Luncheon Made Known Among the honor guests at the February luncheon of the Schubert-Wa Wan Club next Wednesday, in the conference room (Of the Bilt-more Hotel will be Judge,, White of the Superior Court; Lulu Sanford Tettt, chairman of the musical Americanization department of the club and founder of the Society for the Advancement of American Music, and Mr. and Mrs. Nipo Strong-heart. Mrs. Strongheart, is founder-president of the National League of Justice to American Indians and her husband is secretary of the league. Frances Stults Campbell, president, will preside at the luncheon and Mrs. Cora Hogan Is chairman. Decorations will be in keeping with Washington's and Lincoln's birthday celebrations and talks will be of a patriotic nature. Artists appearing on the program to be given in the afternoon in the music room are Flora Myers Engel, soprano; Luther Hoobyar, tenor, and Marguerite Bitter, pianist. Hcobyar was one of the leading singers in Mary Carr Moore's opera, "Los Rubios," presented at the Greek Theater last summer. Hostesses for the social hour will be Mmes. Blackstone Smith, W. Stanley Hurley, J. P. Friesen, Orren M. Dmmmond and Edward F. Freeman. STARS' QUEER COMPLEXES BOW TO PSYCHOANALYSIS School Offers Modern X-Ray Study Course The practical use of the X-ray, once limited to the surgery, is rapidly being extended to commercial practice. The California School of X-ray, 6331 Hollywood Boulevard, now includes in its course of radiography instruction in the most recent appliances of the science, it is announced. Some of trie new uses to which radiography is being put include testing of metals and machinery materials to assure their strength and structural dependability. The school's midwinter classes are now organizing, according to the director. BICENTENNIAL HALL SET BY LYRIC CLUB Circus Freaks Invade Field of Film Work People of the stage, coming into pictures, find many perplexities, but view the entire matter from the standpoint of the theater which, after all. has its similarities in work before the camera. But now a group from a far different stratum in the field of entertainment has grappled with the intricacies of "I alkie" delineations. Sideshow freaks, garnered from circuses and museums all over the world, learned the technique of the screen at the Metro-Goldwyn-May-er studio". These arc the strange performers who will appear in Freaks," Tod Browning's production, a story of circus and sideshow life, which opens Friday at the Criterion. Each of the freaks has a definite part to play, and has lines, business and "close-ups " an experience unlike anything in their regular calling. One of the promising social events of the season Is the Washington bicentennial ball to be given the 19th inst. at the Salon Celeste by the Woman's Lyric Club. The lyric trio, composed of Mary Teitswlrth, Nellie Walker and Cornelia Glover, will sing a group of songs in colonial costume, and six young women who call themselves dancing sunbeams, will appear on the program. DAUGHTERS OF THE I'MON Kenesaw Mountain Chapter, Daughters of the Union. 1861-1865, will conduct a reciprocity meeting next Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Clark Stull Smith, 1717 Virginia Road, with Mrs. Smith. Mrs. T. Dwight Brigden and Mrs. Robert T. Hoyt as hostesses. Judge Benjamin F. Bledsoe will be the speaker and a reception and tea will be given honoring guests of other organizations. BANCROFT PLAV NAMED Red Harvest" has been decided uin as the name for the George Bancroft vehicle tentatively titled "On the Black Sea," In which the star will be supported by Miriam Hopkins and directed by John Cromwell. BY ALMA WHITAKER Constance Bennett's chief complex is her hair. Until she is absolutely satisfied that every golden strand, every tiny undulation and escaped tendril is in its appointed place, nothing eL-.e Ls right. John Earrymore has a passionate desire for a climax in every scene. Embellishment is his weakness. Barbara Stanwyck has a Frank Fay complex. He is the perfect husband and everything in a Stanwyck picture has got to please him. And the only way for a director to get along with any of these stars is to psychoanalyze them and study their weaknesses. Then the most rampant temperament becomes docile, says Archie Mayo, who has used the recipe on such other diverse temperaments as Lew Ayres and Chic Sale. Right now he is lurking about the set upon which Kay Francis is working and subjecting the poor girl to a searching psychoanalysis, because she is the next star he Is to direct. "Take Constance Bennett, for instance." brags Archie. "She Is supposed to be difficult, but when I directed her in 'Bought,' I found her the sweetest and most reasonable of beings. Her hair had to be my basis of operations. Onco we had that settled to her satisfaction, sh would fight about the construction of a story; but she was open to reason and once I had her convinced, she was docile as a dove. But if I had dismissed the hair as unimportant, I never could hava convinced her with my views on any story construction." Archie Mayo insists he isn't tactful or diplomatic, merely psychically analytical. He wishes us to understand that he is frank, truthful to a fault, a scientific student of character. And, ahem, by discovering the weaknesses of the stars he has to handle oh, well, knowledge Is power. What else about John Barry-more?" I wanted to know. WHAT ABOUT JOHN? "His traditions of the stage are both his weakness and his strength," replied Archie. "I have to cach him by showing no fear of hi traditions. John can easily give a director an inferiority complex if the director will lot him and with a diabolical t winkle in his eye. I beat him to the punch. He's spoiled, but he knows he's ixiled and so hates sycophant. Curiously enough, I discovered that John will fight over trifles and make splendid concessions in more vital matters. "In the case of Constance Bennett, who is always very positive, I have to take her background into consideration. On that basis she will listen, and finally acquiesce gracefully. Connie is nobody's fool. She will admit her limitations and stand ready to make the most of herself within them. Hence I will psychoanalyze her first and mold her to the character she must portray afterward. I'm the editor, as it were." "And Barbara Stanwyck? I prompted, as I noted he had swung back to Connie a Mayo complex I had to defeat throughout the interview. That girl has certainly made an impression on him. "Barbara is fine to work with, once you understand that the dominating factor is Frank Fay," grinned Mayo. "He is the perfect husband; and since a girl like Barbara so obviously loves him. there must be a lot to' him. But in any direction of Barbara, one must first settle the subject of Frank Fay. his opinions, reactions, etc. You have to reach Barbara's brain through her heart. After that there is no trouble whatever . . . and -Illicit was one of her best pictures. "In the case of Lew Ayres in 'The Doorway to Hell,' in which he was a killer. I was up against Lew's own idea that he was too young for the role, not the type, unsuited to it In every way.. We overcame that by making his gang all youthful, giving him a real feeling of authority. We had Cagney in that, too" "As one of that gang." I pointed out, "although James Cagney is 29 and Lew only 22 now." "Oh, Lew ls so intelligent," explained Mayo, "that he and Cagney were really the same mental age. When I psyched Cagney I found he had been raised In an atmosphere of conflict. We had to allow for that and now, believe me, he knows Cagney. He knows all his limitations and how to make the best of his talents within them . . . CHIC'S BAG OF TRICKS "My difficulty with Chic Sale was that he had made a success In vaudeville, in one definite line for thirty years, and has a set bag of tricks. So if the dialogue of a picture dldnt fit this particular character of Chic's , we just had to change the dialogue. It isn't always such a good idefc for an actor to follow that 'be yourself dictum unless it fits the role he is playing. As an actor and a man Chic Sale is a peach, but he certainly calls for some scientific thinking on the part of a director. Charlie Chaplin is one of the few actors who can afford to insist upon the character he has identified himself with all the time." The result of the Sale-Mayo collaboration is currently to be inspected at Warners' Hollywood Theater, where "The Expert" is showing. The only time Archie Mayo failed in psyching a star to the point where, the picture was produced and made a profit at the box office was in the case of Ted Lewis. Archie walked out on Ted's picture. "He was a band-master!" snorted Mayo, as if that explained everything. While he talks Mayo w:alks around the room waggling a stick. He almost struts. He is a big fellow, who does his cook vast credit, with a jolly, fat face and figure to match. And he calls the ladies "darling" indiscriminately, in a nice, impersonal way. I asked him whether he had psyched himself. He grinned and said perhaps his complex is liking to make impressions! Music and Art Foundation to Give Programs Two major events on the calendar of the Music and Art Foundation are scheduled for this week at the clubhouse. Tonight at 8:30 o'clock the monthly dinner and program will be given, and Mary Carr Moore, nationally known composer, will present a number of her own compositions in concert Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. James Madison, writer, will be master of ceremonies tonight, presenting Fred Curtis, theatrical producer, who will offer a vaudeville program. Assisting Mrs. Moore Wednesday night will be Luther Hoobyar, tenor; Cyril Smith, violinist, and Clara Robles, lyric soprano., Mrs. Moore will review her opera, "Narcissa." Alexander MacFadyen, composer, will be an honor guest. Mrs. Louis I. Levlnson, president of the foundation, will preside at both affairs. M ASTEKPIECES" TO ORDER Copied of Every Picture In the Louvre Produced for Barrymore Film Turning out "old masters' by wholesale was the staggering order ou which a dozen artists worked day and night for a week to provide authentic copies of every painting in the Louvre at Paris for a motlon-plctuve t .setting. The paintings, about 1000 In all. were painted from scale photographs of the it originals for the Louvre sct-1 ting in "Arsene Lupin," In J ahlch John and Lionel Barrymore arc apivarlng together at the Metro-Gold-$ wyn-Mayer studios. The set f Is used In a thrilling episode I In which John, as "Lupin," steals the famous Mona Lisa it from the Paris gallery. Photographs of the actual J paintings, made on a known I scale, were used and from these the proiwrtlons of the J painted copies computed J mathematically. 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