Santa Ana Register from Santa Ana, California on February 12, 1938 · Page 8
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8 SANTA ANA DAILY REGISTER, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 12, 1938 FEATURED SCREEN ATTRACTIONS AT SANTA ANA THEATERS s JE. HISSES' SIS BERN 7'/A OLD-TIMERS TO Swing It PTln ,,| r.. i Jimmie Fidler In Hollywood 1 In New with a championship wrestler and hot- his entourage who get stranded in Walter Wine hell and Pen Berme, those famous feudists who put puns into their punches, will be at it again, along with an a;l-s:ar cast in “Love and Hisses,’* or. Walker's screen tomorrow, while “Navy Blue and Gold. ’ is second feature, with Robert 1 ounc. Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart Floras« Rice, Billie Burke and Tom Brown. “Love and Hisses” brings a galaxy of stars and featured p-aj ors. including Simone Simon. p —‘ Lahr. Joan Davis, Ruth Terry Douglas Fowley. Brand new and-hissing songs by Gordon and j a hill hamlet The wrestler, to get Revel are offered in this musical j them out, has to take on a match laugh-fest i with a local “ground scuffler,” and “Navy Blue and Gold.” authen- j the resultant match is said to be lie story of life at the United ; one of the funniest things thrown States Naval academy, portrays . on the screen in a long time, the piognant devotion of cadets j Actually, the match is staged by pledged to their country's service. >;at Pendleton, actor, and former the heartaches, thrilling gridiron heavyweight Olympic champion, sport and the love of two players an(j pani Boone Savage, hillbilly for the sister of their quarterback j wrestler. ' Karloff doesn't go "gruesome" in his latest, “The Invisible Menace." although it deals with a murder in a government arsenal and the voodooism of Haiti almost In the same breath. "Swing Tour Lady,” a Warner Old-time vaudeville makes its brothers farce comedy dealing with comeback in the most modern of , m .. vjiiKin««- swing musicals, "Everybody Sing,” life among the hillbillies of tno ® ' ___ which opens at the West Coast Ozarks, opens at the Broadway,. beginning Wednesdays along with Wednesday, with Humphrey Bo-j a fast moving story of romance, eart, Frank McHugh, Penny Sing- | rustling and revenge in the New leton and Louise Fazenda. "The | M«*® „»ttie frontier. “Cassidy of Bar 20, starring William Boyd. Invisible Menace,” mystery melo- j Twelve famous teams Gf the drama, with Boris Karloff, is offer- J two-a-dayT era are featured in one ed as the second feature. "Swing Your Lady” has to do paL Color cartoon also is offered. 6 HOLLYWOOD. Feb. 12, *3S—Idol Chater: Jus$ in ease you are interested, lapis lazuli is the latest Jewelry rage of Hollywood's stars. Odd conceits: Fernand Gravet Is inordinately proud of his honorary membership in the Boy Scouts and would much rather talk about woodcraft than acting. The Michael Brook who appears in Paramount Pictures, is, in private life, His Lud’ship, the Earl of Warwick. When more colorful socks are worn, they will probably make their debut on the shapely limbs of Gene Raymond. Things that amaze me: how any' healthy', active adult can exist on the starvation diet which to one that the producer who wins in the competition will announce Mike Bartlett as his "discovery”! of the comedy' sequences of the new production, “Everybody Sing," which boasts of an all-star cast j Joan Crawford Imposes upon her- inoluding Allan Jones, Judy Gar- J self. land, Fannie Brice and Billie | The movie censors In Canada’s Burke. The story concerns a mad family composed of a playwright father and actress mother and their child, Judy Garland, who is expelled from several schools because of her mania for singing swing music. How she saves her family from financial ruin through this mania brings an interesting story. Cattle rustling and efforts of cattlemen to meet this threat to their lives and security forms the background for “Cassidy of Bar 20,” another Hopalong Cassidy special. Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray and John Barrymore head the Walker screen program beginning Thursday, with the showing the comedy-drama, "True Confession,", w'hile almost-grown-up Jackie Cooper heads the cast of the second feature, "Boy of the Streets." “True Confession" gives Miss Lombard the most astounding opportunity' for comedy' characterization ol her career, and Barrymore an equally great opportunity', in the roles of two incurable liars, fighting to claim credit for a murder neither committed. The cast is superb, and includes I na Merkel. Edgar Kennedy, Lynne Overman, Porter Hall and John T. Murray. The story of “Boy of the Streets,” featuring Maureen O’Con­ nor, Kathleen Burke, Gordon Elliott and Robert O'Connor, deals with gangland in New' York, the activities of boy hoodlums who try to emulate their elders and motherless tenement district waifs who are befriended by a policeman. News and a Pete Smith sports short are offered also. Walter Winchell and Ben Bernie, left to right, above, are feuding again, this time, at Walker's beginning tomorrow, in “Love and Hisses,” laugh-riot with an all-star group of comics. “Navy Blue and Gold," second billing features Robert Young, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Florence Rice. CLAUDETTE COLBERT RETURNS IN TORCH SINGER' SUNDAY Starring Claudette Colbert, “Torch Singer," is brought back to the State screen, beginning tomorrow, by popular request, and co- bills W'ith another lively' film, "Fight for Your I.ady,” offering bright comedy', romance and thrills, with Jack Oakie, John Boles, Ida Lupino, Margot Grahame, Gordon Jones and Erik Rhodes. "Torch Singer” offers a character study in which emotion-stirring human interest predominates. It has its heart-throbs as well as its romance and smiles and altogether is a cleverly molded plot. Miss Colbert as the to-be mother deserted by' her lover, ootains the charity of a Catholic hospital, later is forced to give up her baby, then rises to the top if the night club class, later gets on radio programs and loses track of her child. How she finally locates the baby, found adopted by its father, brings a pleasing conclusion to the story. Of "Fight for Your Lady,” critics say “This is excellent fooling, and its high laugh content assures it a hearty reception everywhere. It Is a Gilbertian parody that sparkles with fresh gag lines and packs an hour solidly with chuckles for all.” ‘‘Jungle Menace,” Chapter 8, also screens. various provinces are the "toughest” known. Between pictures, Grace Moore spends one entire day each week in bed. Best off­ screen comedy of the week: Elanor Powell's burlesque of "The Dance of the Dying Swan.” The man doesn’t live who would not thrill to Loretta Young's low­ voiced “darling." It is harder for an unknown to get a hearing from anyone of Hollywood’s top-notch actors’ agents than it is to get a luncheon date with Sam Goldwyn. Today’s consoling thought: after all, the Ritz Brothers might have been quintuplets! It always enrages me to hear a screen star speak of "My public”—and most of them do it on every possible occasion. Erich von Stroheim, Jr., Is a clerk in the mail room of Twentieth Century-Fox. And it is no wonder one of the screen’s most Idolized young actors likes to smile so widely—his teeth cost him $1500. Chatting with Harold Lloyd today and asked him to name the ten comedies which in his estimation are the greatest in screen history. After considerable thought, he named five Chaplin pictures— “Dough and Dynamite,” “The Kid,” “Shoulder Arms.” "The Gold Rush” and “A Dog’s Life”—Buster Keaton’s "Seven Days,” Laurel and Hardy’s “The Battle of the Century,” Mable Normand's “Mickey,” th Marx Brothers* "Cocoanuts” and two ancient Mack Sennett two-reel- ers. I accused him of undue modesty and met a retort that contains a profound truth. "Don’t credit me with modesty,” said Harold. “The fact. Is that I’ve worked too hard on my comedies to regard them as laughing matters.” Consider the amusing case of Michael Bartlett. Some three years ago, he made quite a hit in one of Grace Moore’s film-operas. Unfortunately, the studio which owned his contract left him to idle for several months after the release of that first picture—and Hollywood promptly forgot him. For the next two years, he was shunted around from Hollywood’s pillars to Hollywood’s posts. He played with Marion Talley in an Independent “super” which Just missed clicking: he made a picture in England which was praised by the continental critics but overlooked by America. Any producer could have signed Mike for $400 or $500 a week—a mere pittance as Hollywood’s salaries go. And then, suddenly, he got a break on the stage. Today, three major studios are on the knees to Mr. Bartlett, begging him to put his John Henry on the dotted line and allow them to pay him several thousand dollars every Wednesday. And I will lay you t^n Ret-visitcd with my favorite Southerner, Una Merkel, this afternoon. and found her a-dither with apprehension. Seems that the company worked on location for several hours this morning. At five-fifteen A. Jr.. a studio car was sent for Una—and somebody blundered. The driver, supplied with the wrong street number, spent the better part of an hour ringing doorbells in her neighborhood and being roundly cursed by the indignant citizenry. “What you need,” I suggested, “Is your name In neon lights—a la Tom Mix—over our doorway.” “What I really need now,” answered Una, gloomily, “is a public relations counsel and a hotel rom where I can give until my neighbors learn to forget and forgive!” “Bazookan” Bob Burns, above, beads the all-comedy cast in "Radio City Revels,” at the Broadway beginning today. The Jury's Secret,” with Kent Taylor and Fay Wray, is second feature. TRACY, JOAN CRAWFORD LEAD BILLING AT WEST COAST NOW COMICS RIOT HT Having heard Victor Moore do a bit of extemporaneous singing which always sounded good to my untrained ears, I asked him the other day when he never sings professionally. Laughingly, he took a wmrn newspaper clipping from his billfold. “Here’s why,” he said. "When a critic wrote that, years ago, about my solo in a vaudeville act. I swore I would never sing again.” The clippings reads: “A Mr. Moore mistook for applause the noise made by people in the back of the theatre who were trying to escape, and bored the audience with a second chorus. . . Joan Davis reports that she heard her five-year-old Beverly discussing Christmas with a skeptical playmate who announced loudly that "There is no Santa Claus!” "Sh-h-h!” cautioned Beverly. "I know it— but mama might hear you. she still believes in him!” Copyright, 1938, McNaught Syn., Inc. C*audette Colbert, above, appears beginning tomorrow on the State tcreen in “Torch Singer,” stirring screen story of a woman, left stranded by her lover, who fights her way back to success and happiness. "Fight For Your Lady,” second feature, brings Jack Oakie, John Boles, Ida Lupino, Margot Grahame. T Thief Steals As Funeral Sen ice h Held In Home While friends cf the late A. P. Larsen, 506 South Parton street, were attending funeral services in Lis home, prior to other last rites elsewhere, someone entered the home, Detective Lieutenant Charles Wolford reported, and stole $S from purses belonging to Mr. Larsen’s daughters. According to Investigation, the theif asserted!y removed $5 from the purse of Mabel Larsen, leaving $3 untouched, and $3 from the purse of Lyda Swantz, leaving $1 untouched. Officers will contact those who vsited the home, to ascertain if they also were victimized. YOUTHS ARE ARRAIGNED Richard Ross, 19, 728 East Chestnut street, and bis 16-year-old | i-ompaiion, who yesterday con- j fussed to the $30 burglary of the home of J. A. Fitzgerald, 1607 South Fycamore street, according to police, appeared for arraignment yesterday afternoon before Judge Kenneth E. Morrison in justice court. Ross waa held for preliminary hearing Feb. 16 and his companion was certified to juvenile court. Authentic war pictures, showing the American Expeditionary Force in action during the World war, will be shown at Capistrano high school Sunday evening at 8 o’clock, it waa announced today by Harry Edwards, county veteran’s welfare officer, who said that seven reels of film will be shown. These are official war department pictures, four of the seven reels showing actual warfare, and will give Orange county people an opportunity to see what modern war is like, said Edwards. No admission charge will be made Local Motorists Scarce In Court Yern Wilson Wins Aremak Club Prize Vern Wilson won first prize last night in the print contest conducted by the Santa Ana Aremak club, recently formed organization of camera enthusiasts. Second prize went to Norman Daschner. The subject for the competition was "Roads.” Neil Adams, president of the club, announced that "Tx'ees” would be the subject for the next competition to be held when the club meets March 4. During the business meeting of the club, held at the home of Norman Daschner, 103 West Edinger street, the following new members were accepted in the club: Kenneth Forenson, Armand Hanson, Sid Messenger, R. K. Dunning and Ira Winner. Santa A nans are learning that speeding doe» not pay. This was the indication of Judge J. G. Mitchell's police court records yesterday when eight speeders appeared in court and not one was from Santa Ana. Those fined were: Ernest P. Bill jr., Huntington Park, $6; Ross H. Boyd jr., Tustin, $8; Marshall Kirby, Laguna Beach, $6; Alex Rotkin. Los Angeles, $8; Harold B. Miser, Anaheim; $8; James AI. Hill, Huntington Beach, $6; Allen Grimwood, Pasadena, $7; and Guy B. Chandler, Los Angeles, $5: Forrest Newcomb, Orange, was fined $2 for boulevard stop viola- Smoke-Eaters Hold Annual Beach Ball Joan Crawford, above, appears today on the program at the West Coast with Spencer Tracy in "Mannequin,” romantic story of a love that almost escapes. Melvyn Douglas, Warren William and Virginia Bruce appear in the second feature, “Arsene Lupin Returns.” Robert Taylor Is Cast As Athlete Robert Taylor, Maureen O’Sul­ livan and Lionel Barrymore head the brilliant east #of "A Yank at Oxford,” story of a two-fisted athlete from a fresh-water college who goes to England to further his education and gets it along with romance. The picture screens at the Broadway beginning February 20. Second feature offered Is “Love on a Budget,” a Jones family laugh-special. Taylor is ca«t as the American college athlete who wins a scholarship at Oxford and is forced to face customs and traditions in sharp contrast to those he has known at home. Barrymore plays the part of his father with the usual power of his characterizations. Some police forces are nowr using a camera which takes a picture of a car passing, only if the car is exceeding the speed limit. A short wave radio warns police officers down the road that a speeder is approaching. When a poor girl marries a rich man out of pity, learns to love him, on their honeymoon, and then has to prove her love when he goes broke, it evolves into one of the season’s most highly entertaining motion pictures. Particularly, that Is, when Joan Crawford Is the girl and Spencer Tracy the man, and the picture is “Mannequin,” now on the West Coast screen. Second feature of an interesting double bill brings Melvyn Douglas, Virginia Bruce, Warren Wil­ liam, Nat Pendleton and many other well-known and popular film players, in “Arsene Lupin Return;.” From an original story by Katharine Brush, the picture has New York’s drab tenement d’striot and sumptuous millionaire penthouses as colorful, exciting background. “Arsene Lupin Returns” is a mystery-drama featuring the life of the world’s famous crook who comes back reformed. The plot is smartly handled and direction, clever. Modern • Poets BY BEULAH MAY In the Christmas mail came a brochure, Personal Sentiments, by Tessa Swazy Webb, editor of Voices and Echoes in the Columbus Dispatch, one of the oldest poetry columns in the country. Here are a few of the poems that you may enjoy them too: Old-Fashioned Things I am not wearied by old-fashioned words: There is a strange way that their tones assume, A charming lilt. An old rag-carpet loom Or ancient hills where cattle graze in herds Can grip the heart. And, too, can clinging girds Of vine that twine old houses; and the bloom Of lilacs at the gate with deep perfume To greet, at springtime, the returning birds. Old-fashioned things hold much of loveliness: A picture album where quaint beauty lies. A plaid wool shawl and bonnet worn by one Whose face is seamed with years, incashmere dress. An old stone oven where rich odors rise, A Scripture reading when the day is done. —Ohio Schools. Contemplation I watched him, but yesterday, in this room, Read his old books and »moke his briar pipe; And everything he touched took on new bloom From rediscovered hopes, now sagely ripe With faith and love. I watched him slowly stir Low ashes in the grate; and half unsung He left an old tune; rich and lovelier Than I had know it when we two were young. Unheeding he would wipe his One of the largest crowds that ever has attended a dance in Huntington Beach Memorial hall was present last night at the annua! benefit dance sponsored by the Huntington Beach fire department. Music for the affair was by Lee Mann and His Sunny Californians, one of Orange county’s recently organized dance bands. Proceeds from the dance will be turned over to the fire department insurance fund. tion, and $2 for signal jumping. Twelve illegal parkers completed the traffic offenses. Moving in the proper lane of traffic exedites traffic and assures a greater degree of safety. WATCH and CLOCK REPAIRING FACTORY EXPERIENCED H. R. TROTT JEWELER 422 N. Sycamore St. LEARN BEAUTY CULTURE 5 Students Wanted We have a surprise for you. Enroll now. Enter school any time within 30 days. Special limited time offer. Call iii person. We have a position for you after graduation Largest and Best Equipped School in Orange County The Beauty School That Gets Results Santa Ana University OF BEAUTY 409l/2 N. Main CULTURE Santa Ana Last Times Tonight feY:/Awj;M¿3 'w*». Dolores Del Rio Both Features After 9:30 Until After STARTS SUNDAY—FOR FOUR DAYS All the lads and lassies are at it Again1 t Walter WINCHELL^ BEN BERNIE^ Simone SIMON zW I I • AND // I LHisses! p . .................... . "X, \: 'A1 j T ] ■1 > J II 1 1 1 8 i Continuous From 1:00 P. M. ©STATE © LAST TIMES TONIGHT Complete Show After 9:30 3FWBIKK JONES ADDED NEWS EVENTS Three Stooges Comedy POPEYE CARTOON “WILD WEST DAYS,” Chap 6 Starting Sunday Continuous from 12:45 Back By Request! CLAUDETTE COLBERT RICARDO CORTEZ in TORCH SINGER With DAVID MANNERS LYDA ROBERTI AND GAIETY! “JUNGLE MENACE,” Chap. 8 moistened brow With fingers strangely limp. And all the while I, chained to earth, was still and wondering how This room would seem without his step, his smile— But that was yesterday. Today the sting Of barren hours keeps me remembering. ...! Extension Magazine Autumn Mystery I am intrigued with autumn’s crimson call, And stand amazed at its deep mystery : The ripe fruit burning on the leafless tree Reveals again a certain miracle. How well I know that leaves must fade and fall, And crystal snowflakes shroud the secrecy Of barren limb and icy agony Till April comes with emerald interval. The vivid autumn always brings to me A lifted hill against a sunset sky: Upon its breast a cross wrought of a tree, And hanging there—The Christ! And if to die Is but to know, awhile the loam’s caress, I glorify the autumn’s loneliness. Columbus Dispatch One of the "top-flight” comedies of the year, “Radio City Revels,” with Bazooka Bob Bums, Jack Oakie, Benny Baker, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, • Milton Berle, Jane Froman and Hal Kemp with orchestra, screens beginning today at the Broadway. Any one of half a dozen of the comedians featuring, could star in a film by himself or herself. The Jury’s Secret,” a poignant, emotional drama which tears at the heart-strings, is offered as second feature, with Kent Taylor and Fay Wray. The plot of “Radio City Revels” hinges upon the fact that Bob Burns, song composer, can compose only during his sleep. When Oakie, seeking to produce a hit so his sweetheart can get ahead as a dancer, he calls upon Burns for songs for the show. Trouble brews when Burns gets insomnia. Th3 film is cleverly spotted with songs and comedy and has a fast tempo; the actors turn in fine performances. Two Intriguing romances are woven into “The Jury’s Secret,” a searing indictment of methods employed in many murder trials. When a friend is accused, the dilemma the real killer finds himself in, reveals some fine drama. Hillculture Goes to College BERKELEY, Cal. (UP) — The University of California has addec* a new course to its curriculum. It is called hillculture and is expected to develop means for preventing soil erosion on hillsides and increasing the fertility of the soil. Tn a most elaborately staged film, "Confession,” Kay Franci3, the star, presents one of the most highly emotional characterizations of her brilliant career, beginning at the State Wednesday, along with "Life Begins With Love,” a delightful, fast-mowing romantic comedy. "Confesision” concerns a famous opera star who kills her betrayer in order to save from ruination, her young daughter whom he is leading toward the fate of h«c mother. Basil Rathbone, Jane Bryan, Ian Hunter, Ronald Crisp, Robert Barrat and Dorothy Peterson feature the cast. Edith Fellows, Jean Parker and Douglass Montgomery head the cast of “Life Begins With Love.” It is the story of a wastrel son of a millionaire, w'ho goe« on a spree along with a bottle of liquor and his St. Bernard dog, ends up. sober and hungry at the door cf a nursery. Meeting a naughty Inmate and the nursery’s pretty manager brings comedy and love, in a clever plot. "Adventures of a Newsreel Cameraman” also screens. Rains Delay Work* On C. of C. Edifice ganization will not move into its ganization wil not move into Its new building on Church street for approximately three weeks, according to Howard I. Wood, secretary- of the organization. Delay in occupying the new quarters is caused by the recent rains that have prevented workmen from completing construction of the building. Wood said that interior carpentering, plastering and painting all have been delayed by the weather. 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