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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California • Page 32

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AUGUST 21, 1932. PART III. 6 SUNDAY MORNING. "CabT went into vaudeville and re cently succeeded Duke Ellington at 'SCAT' NOT MEANT FOR CAT the Cotton Club permanently, FRONT AND BACK YARDS TRADE PLAGES iWorld's Most Modern Home Built Here by Writer HOMES RISE IN SHERMAN OAKS AREA and hourly broadcasts three times a week made him one of the entertainment stars of New York. He and his Mlssourians followed Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club during the three months Duke and his band were on tour. From here, Salonikl, Greece, will noli "Cab" Calloway Originates Type of Singing, Now seventh annual International fslr All the Rage Among Jazz Orchestras in September. Omaha Man Stirs Activity i "Scat" once was a term employed solely for the purpose of effectively informing a member of the feline family that his presence was- unde siraoie. song and dance work. The youth also took vocal lessons from one of Today it also Is a form of sing Baltimore's leading teachers. ing. Trained musicians might not call So Calloway blossomed forth as an actor. He became a member of the Regent Theater stock company In Baltimore, his first work being In it exactly "singing," for it la the novel mode of vocalizing used by "Cab" Calloway, leader of the Mls-sourians of radio and night club -sr. -v WJ Nil -lff fame. It consists of shouts, weird sounds tne musical comedy, "No, No, Nan ette," in which he sang the famil' iar "Tea for Two? song. Next he became a trap-drum play er and joined Johnny Jones's or Si chestra. This took him into the Custom Made Corsets Give Corset Comfort Discriminating women have found that ordinary corsets simply will NOT give the satisfaction demanded by today's styles. Trim, youthful lines, controlled contours and real corset comfort can be had only with a foundation garment designed to your individual figure. Each Garment Custom Made Come in and let us show you how our skillful designers can improve your figure ana mere syllables Instead of words. Others have adopted variations of "scat" singing, but It is a purely Individual mode which Is employed by Calloway, who has signed for a role in Paramount picture of ra-dioland. "The Big Broadcast." with i With $15,000 Mexican Type Residence SHERMAN OAKS, Aug. 20. (Exclusive) Several fine homes are being erected here and in Cahuenga Park, including a $15,000 Mexican type summer home for George T. Nilson, Omaha (Neb.) capitalist. The site is a large lot on Valley Vista Boulevard at South Sherman Way. The dwelling will be of brick and steel construction, built around a large patio, with servant and chauffeur quarters adjoining. Work also Is to start next week on a two-story Monterey type home for Mrs. Nan Ballard on Valley Vista Boulevard, east of Kester avenue. Morey Eaton, local realty dealers, during the week reported they nad sold thirty new home sites within the last two weeks. Sherman Oaks Is the San Fernando Valley foothills section immediately south of the Van Nuys district, and fronts on the Ventura Highway. Sir Henry Coward, who took up music as a profession at 40 and be-ramn fumoua In Eneland. recently show, "Plantation Days," with which he went to Chicago. When the show disbanded, he went to work at the Dreamland Cafe. Here he Blng Crosby, Stuart Erwin, Leila Hyams, Kate Smith, the four Mills brothers, Burns and Allen, the Bos- attracted attention as the orchestra leader. Customers used, to gather in one end of the balcony merely well sisters, Guy Lombardo, Donald Novis and Arthur Tracy, the street 31. 1 A A i ro wawn mm wield tne baton in his own novel way. "Cab's" fame as a master of ceremonies soared, and he signed with the Music Corporation of America and headed for Harlem. Here, at the Savoy ballroom, he became such a favorite that he was signed for a part In last season's "Hot Chocolates." With Margaret Simms, he sang the hit song of the show, "Ain't Misbehavm'." A contract at the Krazy Kat Club singer. "Cab" Is another "enfant terrible" produced by' modern music, for It Is as recent as 1927 that he received his high school diploma from Douglas school In Baltimore. Calloway, whose real first name is Cabell, began to think seriously of melody when he was captain of his basketball team. His sister was attaining some success on the stage and undertook to instruct "Cab" in Prices? Less than you imagine no more than any good corset. celebrated his eighty-second birth day and is still conducting ana com posing Ar. fni Afm Htrt Bold tAeir new lame, (Ka prtaomnmt use ef itralght line aanmtraitd i tt picture, together tetth en of th largt muranj egectwclg aud throughout the home. t' Dress Codts Emphasize the Bulk-at-the-Top Silhouette Lookins Ahead, Fa'shionwise Original John Frederics 1 OUGH crepe laden with long or short Model dtS haired furs are important in autumn dress coats at Robinsons'. Detachable capes of flat furs are enthusiastically accepted. Volna crepe with Logwood Alaskan Seal collar and cuffs, illustrated, at $195. Prices begin at $89.50 up. THIRD FLOOR Bold iSSIMM Brieni blue mtie felt tambourine toiler trimmti with forest (rem and blue earner hair ribbon. At $22.50 A marineitt tafia of bdfe SchiapertUi material with a two-' lone feather bend of moate frew oni charbrewe. $22.50 A nete type of tporit tailor with Urge drooping brim. It it of two-tone felt, black mi white, with band of black and tfhile suede faith jersey. At $18.75 Galdpin Coats Imported Skins cr7rrT T1.11; wi.ii; IM( ifrMl nit horn. 55 Exterior and Interior Views of Unique Residence TRAVELING SONG SERVES MAMOULIAN IN PICTURE SOFT, thick Galapin accents the smartness of this three-quarter length 1 fur coat with new drop shoulders and full sleeves. Imported skins are used and the coat is luxuriously lined. Colors are ivory, beige. parchment and black. Sizes are 14 to 20. At $55. THIRD FLOOR Robinsons Millinery is widely recosnized for its authoritative Fashion NEW, original and excitingly different is this millinery collection from this well-known American designer. Robinsons selected each hat for its Striking, individual merit. Priced from $18.75 to $32.50. Societe tarn of blael tuede broadcloth, trimmed tcilh mall bow and metal elatp. $18.75 and, as the driver whistles, he begins jotting it down with new words as a waltz. "He gets on a train, where he continues to compose, singing as he goes. A group of soldiers overhear him and adopt It in their Individual manner of rollicking song. As they get off the train, they start away singing It as a march. "A gypsy boy hears It and begins playing it on his violin as a gypsy song. The music travels to the neighboring castle, where Jeanette MacDonald stands on a balcony outside her bedroom. She takes up the song and presents it as a sentimental ballad. She, too, sings of a loverbut this time the sought one Is a charming prince who bows and rescues. "The Idea came from fairy tales I heard when a child. "My grandmother knew hundreds of fairy stories and told them to me. One of the favorite themes was a prince, to whose feet a handkerchief was blown by the wind. He thereupon set forth on horseback to scour the world for the owner. She always was a beautiful princess and he married her. Character establishment of a group of vastly different persons with one single song number has been accomplished In Maurice Chevalier's Paramount starring picture, "Love Me Tonight." This is one of the Innovations made In talking pictures for this production by Director Mamoulian. The song Is "Isn't It Romantic?" written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart It changes In mood and tempo as It progresses through an opening sequence, but the melody remains the same. "The song first Is introduced by Chevalier In his tailor ihop," Mamoulian explains. "He to a customer his song of what he wants In a wife. Some day, he relates, he will find the girl to make him onion soup and sweep out his house. It is a fox-trot here. The customer takes It up and goes outside humming It In his jolly manner as a one-step. He passes a taxi driver, who likes the tune and begins whistling it in a lilting manner. "A composer gets Into' the taxi THIRD FLOOR The world's most modern house, both from an architectural and furnishings standpoint, la located right here In Los Angeles and the finishing touches were put on yesterday alter nearly a year of construction. Its front yard Is Its back yard and the house was built on the lot backward but there Is a reason for this. This reason is to utilize all the sunlight and the east and south exposure. The former Betty Noble, writer and protegee of Harold T. McCor-inlck, Chicago millionaire, Is responsible for the building of this unique home, located at 1428 Woodbine avenue. "It Is a dream of many months," aid Miss Noble, the wife of Alberto Bolet, Cuban musician. "I got the Idea to build the house when my little daughter and I used to drive on this hill to look at the lights of the city at night." The house Is built entirely along straight lines and the furnishings are the same. Miss Noble describes the architecture as being primitively modern and not modernistic some may think. "There Is nothing freakish whatever about the house or Its furnishings, nor Is anything about it eccentric or Miss Noble said. "Extreme simplicity was used In designing the furnishings and there Is a new touch In the gray, silver and black combinations for the walls and ceilings." Mirrors are used to a great advantage to give the idea of space and to Increase the light within and Miss Noble employed indirect lighting through the house In, keeping with the design. Miss Noble explained the house was built backward on the lot to take advantage of every Inch of ground which gives a spacious garden. What most people would consider the front of the house Miss Noble considers the back, although the front door Is located there. The house has eleven rooms. Within a very short time, she said yesterday, she will have a formal opening for her friends. Cotton Jump Helps Tulare YISALIA, Aug. 20. (Exclusive) The recent Increase of $5 per bale In the price of cotton will-bring In about $128,000 more on the estimated crop of 23,600 bales expected to be harvested in Tulare county this fan. Student Display Windows GIGANTIC books with views of Southern California school form the interesting background for a series of window displays showing the completeness of Robinsons' departments for outfitting students from kindergarten through college. Rough Crepe Frocks" particularly favored THE reasons for the increasing favor of rough crepes are evident in Robinsons' admirable selection of dresses for street and afternoon wear. High necklines, wide shoulder effects, surplice fastenings and tight cuffs are style notes. Details include hand fagoting, stitchings, flat fur trimming, metal embroidery and heavy bead trimmings. Colors are black, brown, green and wine. Sizes are 14 to 20 and 36 to 40. Prices are $49.50 to $135. THIRD FLOOR In 10 Minutes Yottll Be Astounded! Forehanded Thoushtfulness Here Christmas Cards designed to reflect individuality ANY card will convey a Christmas meuage, but not with ike charm of personal card chosen from Robinsons selection. Lovely colorings on imported papers lend artistic merit. Hand colored views on parchment paper, soft etchings on black or sepia and other pleasing designs are shown. With the sender's nam printed or engraved, they are priced at $3 and np for 100 cards. FIRST FLOOR Vamp Toe Hosiery $f00 I a pr. AMP to hosiery promises longer weir fce- caui of the V-shaped -reinforcement ovr toes and joints where, friction is greatest. These stockings made exclusively 'for J. W. Robinson Co, are beautiful but meant for service. Utility chiffon sell for $1 a pair. Sheer chiffon is $130 a pair or three pairs for $425. FIRST FLOOR, i 1 All over the country, women have beea thrilled by this marvelous discovery. Yo apply it at home in two minute. And yooll be amazed at tha result. One home treatment takes ten yetn from your appearance. Quantity sufficient for 30 days' home treatment, only Jl. CON8CLTATIOH fBCT Another Aid to Womankind- Curls Hair Naturally J. W. Robiitsoa Co. are officisl student outfitters for Sn Diego Amy and Navy Academy. Harvard School (military.) Oneenta Military School. California Military Academy. St. John's Military Academy. manent vara ar heatlnr. Qaaattty aaf-fleteat fur wecka, aol Si. CeBkttl-tation Pre. Another tiUa4ln lotto that rivta a toft, natarU wv tha hair. Aaplltd at bona la mlnatrs. withait per THE GUARANTEED COSMETICS CO. 409 WEST EIGHTH STREET. BETWEEN HILL AND OLIVE MAIL ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION

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