West Coast audition for “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” sees California’s loveliest charmers
GENE MANN, who is known as the Rodgers and Hammerstein of Hollywood, recently held auditions for the California version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. the musical comedy based on the hook by Anita Loos that is still going strong on Broadway.
Portable Talking Picture Exhibition Device Perfected
THESE pictures show the new portable talking picture exhibition equipment, a device observers expect to revolutionize educational methods, in that lectures of the world’s greatest scientists, teachers and preachers can now be exhibited in talking movie form in any size school, church, hospital or home and can be set up in any small hall in less than 15 minutes.
Give a Storybook Mother Goose Party
Four gala parties, planned down to the last festive detail and guaranteed to show the children the time of their young lives.
THE INSTITUTE • Willie Mae Rogers, director
FOODS AND COOKERY • Dorothy B. Marsh, director
Carol Brock, hostess editor Erva Jean Vosburgh, Ellen H. Connelly, associate editors Mary Eckley, Virginia V. Voboril, assistant editors
Letters Rain Down in Movie Title
Amateur cinematographers who wish to inject a touch of originality into their home movie titles will find the following trick quite interesting. Unlike the familiar stunt of having groups of letters suddenly fly into view and arrange themselves in the form of a title, this effect is that of a quantity of letters raining past the view. At intervals certain ones affix themselves at random to the easel to spell out the title.
When I first looked at the doll on the second page I thought that the basket was actually inside her chest cavity, which at least made the article seem a little grotesque. Alas, it is simply a 10 page article about collecting dolls. Please try to contain your excitement.
Dolls Delight Grown-ups, Too
LUCY CUNNINGHAM Photographs by Jacoby’s Photo Service and I. Cunningham
“Whether you have one doll or a hundred, whether you buy for yourself or for others, no matter how you do it— doll collecting is fun,” says Lucy Cunningham.
When did people stop using the term “houseboy” in a non-sexual manner?
Discovered by Director John Ford in the late twenties, Wayne progressed from stagehand to star. His simple formula, “Everybody loves a hero,” has kept him gainfully employed in nearly two hundred movies, with no end in sight.
BY MARTIN SCOTT
John Wayne, a balding and rather homely forty-seven-year-old former football player, is one of Hollywood’s three biggest box-office attractions, and has been for the past four years. Yet according to all the accepted rules for success, John Wayne has no business being a movie star.
AUTOMATIC VIOLIN PLAYER
By EMMETT CAMPBELL HALL
AN automatically operated violin, playing music with all the skill of the most trained human hand, is now an accomplished fact, although musicians and even scientists have declared that such a thing would never be achieved.
If the other gifts were interesting and I posted them, you can find them on the page for this issue.
Make Christmas Gifts in Your Home Workshop
THIS year more than ever before, when pockets don’t contain so many pennies for Santa Glaus, the project of building Christmas presents in the home workshop carries a special appeal. On these pages two interesting gift ideas are presented, and your attention is also called to articles on pages 95, 102, 113, 122, 129, 130 and 137 of this issue, which present a variety of ideas suitable to every type of audience.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S “DIAL M FOR MURDER”
IF A WOMAN ANSWERS… HANG ON FOR DEAR LIFE!
WARNER BROS. PRESENT ‘DIAL M FOR MURDER’ THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE SUCCESS.
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First class used to be in back?
TO ENTERTAIN passengers on their long nonstop international flights, TIA, a French airline, tried to install movies, but could not make them visible simultaneously on both sides of the partition that separates the tourist class from the first-class cabins.