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FEMALE MENACE (Feb, 1951)

Because using an actress who was actually Chinese would be ridiculous.

FEMALE MENACE

A South Carolina girl of French-Indian descent is a Chinese temptress on TV

GLORIA SAUNDERS, one of the most talked-about girls in Hollywood, is the dramatic star of “Mysteries of Chinatown,” a television show on the ABC network. Playing the part of a beautiful Chinese girl, Ah Toy, she gets involved in a constant mess of crime and murder each week to the delight of her fans.

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GENTLEMEN BEWARE! (Feb, 1951)

GENTLEMEN BEWARE!

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.

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ONE OF LARGEST ARENAS (May, 1929)

ONE OF LARGEST ARENAS

Hollywood bowl, where thousands of Californians enjoy outdoor entertainments, is one of the largest arenas of this type in the world.

Nine pianos were used at one time in a recent concert, filling the air with entrancing melody. Loud speakers relay the music.

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Beverly Hills (Oct, 1952)

Irving Stone was a prolific and successful novelist who wrote Lust for Life and The Agony and the Ecstasy.

Slim Aarons was known as the “king” of Hollywood photography and described his job as “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” He has nice spread of Marilyn Monroe on pages 8 and 9.

I don’t know much about present day Beverly Hills, but I’m guessing it makes the one described here seem downright quaint and pedestrian. Well, maybe not pedestrian, since no one in town went anywhere on foot even in 1952.

Towards the end of the piece Irving uses the term “option stomach“, which I’d never heard before. According to Google, this article is the only place it’s ever been used, so I guess that makes sense.

Beverly Hills

You’ll be fascinated by this full and intimate story of what it’s like to live in the movie stars’ home town

by IRVING STONE
PHOTOGRAPHS BY SLIM AARONS

BEVERLY HILLS is the place where the man with the three-day beard next to you at the delicatessen counter is Robert Taylor; where the rear half of the horse on the stage of the grammar school during a Cub Scout show is Keenan Wynn; where the Cub Scout den meetings have a rule that no food may be served to the boys by butlers; where the daughter of the M-G-M attorney came home from her first day of school crying, “I’m underprivileged: the other kids in my class have four parents and I only have two.”

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HOLLYWOOD’S MISSING LINK (Dec, 1952)

HOLLYWOOD’S MISSING LINK
NEED a blind date for your mother-in-law? Steve Calvert, Hollywood’s gorilla man, is your answer because he’s really handsome when he’s all dressed up in his $1,500 hirsute suit. Actually he makes a nice living using it in horror and jungle movies. And it’s a work of art. Each hair, human and yak, is sewed and tied individually. Gorilla curves are achieved by rubber padding. Hands, feet and face are molded rubber. Wires, levers and rods enable him to make his brows beetle, his lips curl, snarl and talk, and can even make his nostrils dilate when he’s real mad.

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When Hollywood STARS TURN To HOBBIES (May, 1936)

When Hollywood STARS TURN To HOBBIES

By HOWARD SHARPE

WHILE their images are engaged in entertaining millions of people in theaters all over the world, Hollywood stars can be found entertaining themselves—in their workshops. And while their images flash across the screen, garbed in sophisticated evening apparel, gay costumes of former periods, or flashy uniforms, the stars are hard at work in grease stained coveralls, dungarees and sweat shirts, or the first old garments to come to hand.

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Miniature Racing Cars Are Latest Fad in Hollywood (Feb, 1934)

I think that accident is staged, if not, that girl would be pretty messed up.

Miniature Racing Cars Are Latest Fad in Hollywood

“PUTT-PUTTING” in miniature racing cars, Hollywood’s latest fad, is making a hit with the fair young ladies of our film capital.

Tiny one-lung gasoline engines give more than enough speed to the tiny cars, and even the wisest of feminine drivers have been known to take spills on the curves.

Races are held on the city streets, with starters, movie cameras to catch the spills, and of course mechanics to tinker with the motors when trouble threatens.

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