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wouldn't Mr. Richman sing? Because Mr.
Richman refused to follow ISIr. Jolson on the
program !

Just in passing we might recall the fact that
A\ was up in the big money while Richman
was still singing in a cellar beneath the Earl
Carroll Theater and hadn't yet reached
street level.

EVERY DAY Sue Carol receives
an ardent letter from a young
man she has never seen. He's seen
Susie on the screen, however, and
has decided that he wants to marry
her. If persistency means anything,
as the best movie plots seem to in-
dicate, the young man may win out
eventually. It's been going on now
for a couple of years.

Florence 'Vidor and husband, or
Jascha Heif etz and wife ( take your
choice), resting on the Santa Mon-
ica sands. When tliey're not
swimming they're ping-ponging
— two good ways to keep fit

■n UMOR had it recently that
■'^Mary Philbin would no long-
er decorate Universal films. It
was also rumored that her en-
gagement to Paul Kohner «as
as finished as the last episode of
a serial. But rumor is wrong

Ha\ing completed her work
in the re-issue of "The Phantom
of the Opera" Mary is going into
"Shannons of Broadway" and
she's getting herself seen with
Paul at all the local tiddle-de-
winks contests.

TF you're tired of reading this particular sob
-'■story just skip the paragraph.

But it has been good unipty-umph times
before. James Murray has been given
another chance. He has been cast for the
leading male riMe in the Universal production
of "The Shanghai Lady."

James is the young gentleman who thinks

notliing of departing in the midst of a picture

for some port of missing men. It has

happened again and again. Yet, he has

been given more chances to make good than

there are on a punchboard.

Recently he was cast

for a picture at JI-G-M,

and then he was out of it

again. Good reason, too.

They couldn't iind him.

THE silly sea-
son is on.

Anita Page is
wearing a rouge
ring. The setting
lifts up and in-
side is a mirror.
The base of the
ring holds the

La, how these
movie stars co
carry on!

"yOM MIX may be able
-'- to endure one night
stands on his current tour
with a circus, but it's too
much for Mrs. Tom. She
has returned to the com-
parative peace and quiet
of the Mix "cottage" in
Beverly Hills, where there
are no elephants.

Mrs. Tom also found

Very nearly perfect! Beau-
teous, blonde Josephine
Dunn, in a Nile green
taffeta gown with square
decollete, and reams of
ruffles in back



Read This Before
Asking Questions

You do not have to be a
reader of Photoplay to have
questions answered in this De-
partment. It is only necessary
that you avoid questions that
would call for unduly long an-
swers, such as synopses of plays
or casts. Do not inquire con-
cerning religion, scenario writ-
ing, or studio employment.
Write on only one side of the
paper. Sign your full name and
address: only initials will be
published if requested.

Casts and Addresses

As these often take up much
space and are not always of in-
terest to others than the in-
quirer, we have found it neces-
sary to treat such subjects in a
different way than other ques-
tions. For this kind of informa-
tion, a stamped, addressed
envelope must be sent. It is
imperative that these rules be
complied with in order to insure
your receiving the information
you want. Address all inquiries
to Questions and Answers,
Photoplay Magazine, 221 W.
S7th St., New York City.

Ruth, Houston, Texas. — Lewis
Stone is not only alive but doing
very nicely, thank you! Ramon
Novarro has dark brown hair and
eyes. His ne.xt picture is tentatively
titled "The Battle of the Ladies."
Ralph Forbes was Joltn in "Beau
Geste." Dorothy Janis hails from
Dallas, Te.xas . Richard Arlen is
thirty years old and was christened
Richard Van Mattemore.

E. J. NooNAN, Regina, Sask.,
Canada. — Edmund Burns played
the part of Reggie in "She Goes to
War." You can reach Mr. Corinne
Griffith (Walter Morosco) at the
First National Studios, Burbank,

M. H., Madison, Wis. — So you're crazy for
Rex Bell. On behalf of Rex, we thank you!
Rex was born Oct. 16, 1905, in Chicago, 111.
He is six feet tall, weighs 175 pounds and has
light hair and blue eyes. He would answer if
you called him George Beldam and he's still
single. His latest appearance is in "Salute."

Helen Corbett, Brooklyn, N. Y. — Calm
yourself, m'dear. Mary Pickford was born
April 8, 1893, and Douglas Fairbanks May 23
ten years earlier. Now, how about that
Pontiac roadster?

M. H. and R. H., Cornwells Heights,
Penna. — Don't blame you a bit, girls, for
being confused about Buddy's picture. Pro-
ducers change their minds more often than
women. The original title of the Booth Tark-
ington novel was "Magnolia," and the picture
went into production under that title. When
next heard from it was called '• A Man Must
Fight," but was finally released as the "River
of Romance." William Haines is twenty-nine
and still fancy free — although he maintains
that a man's best pal is Polly Jloran! He did
his own fistic work in "The Duke Steps Out."
Clara Bow's cousin, Williain, wiU be seen in
"The Saturday Night Kid."

E. T. M. B., Seattle, Wash. — John David-
son is an American, is forty-three years old, and
has been accused, among other things, of look-
ing like Ronald Colman. Yes, he appeared as
Hassim in "The Rescue." His latest pictures
are "Queen of the Night Clubs," "Skin Deep"
and "The Time, the Place and the Girl."

G. L., Chicago, III.— Ruth Roland is
thirty-six years old, five feet, five and one-half
inches tall and has auburn hair and dark
blue eyes. She was wedded to Ben Bard not
so long ago at a ceremony as spectacular as
"Noah's Ark," and has now retired from the
screen. Jacqueline Logan uses her own name
in pictures. Betty Bronson was born Nov. 17,
1906. She has brown hair and blue eyes.

■pHOTOPLAY is printing a list of studio
■*- addresses with the names of the stars
located at each one.

Don't forget to read over the list on page 74
before writing to this department.

In writing to the stars for photographs
Photoplay advises you to enclose twenty-
five cents, to cover the cost of the picture and
postage. The stars, who receive hundreds of
such requests, cannot afford to comply with
them unless you do your share.

LvQuisiTi\'E, Norman, Okla. —
I've been wondering about Madge
Bellamy m3'self. Her latest picture
is "Tonight at Twelve." Madge is
divorced from Logan Metcalf. Nils
.Esther comes from the land of the
Garbo, — Nils calls Malmo, Sweden,
home. He played the part of George
Shelby in "Topsy and Eva." Anita
Page was born in Flushing, Long
Island, N. Y., Aug. 4, 1910.

.\\Ti:RY C. TowLE, Santa Bar-
bara, Calif. — No. Richard Arlen
was not in "The Flying Fleet."
It was two other fellows — Ramon
X'ovarro and Ralph Graves.

C. M,ve, Rockford, III. — "Mr. Informa-
tion" will do nicely. I've been called lots worse
things! Basil Rathbone is a well-known stage
favorite, although he was making pictures back
in 1924. One of them was "Trouping with
Ellen" in which he appeared with Helene
Chadwick. Remember her? His next picture
will be "The Bishop Murder Case" in which he
plays old Philo Vance himself. You can com-
pare his portrayal with that of William Powell
who had the Viuuc role in "The Canary Mur-
der Case" and "The (Jreene Murder Case."

Francisco Erro, Portlant), Ore. — Youcan
obtain back issues by writing to Photoplay
Magazine, 750 No. Michigan Ave., Chicago,
111. Lois Wilson played with Richard Dix in
"The Vanishing American." Lois and Rich-
ard used to be seen about together off the
screen, too. Ricardo Cortez was born in
Alsace-Lorraine, France, Sept. 19, 1899. He is
six feet, one inch tall. Richard Barthelmess
was born May 9, 1897, in New York City and is
six inches shorter than Ricardo. Rod La-
Rocque was born Nov. 29, 1898, and hails from
Chicago, 111. He is six feet, three inches tall.

Jos. P. KiKER, Breckenridge, Texas. —
There's no more convenient place for an argu-
ment than a funeral parlor! Richard Barthel-
mess was born !May 9, 1897. "War Brides,"
which also brought Nazimova to the screen,
was his first picture.

B. G., Albany, N. Y. — Ralph Graves played
the part of John Fairchild in "The Glad Rag
Doll. " Charles Morton is twenty-three years
old — and — alas! — married. He came to the
screen via vaudeville in 1927. New York state
claims as native sons — and daughters: May
Mc.Avoy, Lilyan Tashman, Norma and Con-
stance Talmadge, Billie Dove, Richard Barth-
elmess, Jean Arthur, Emil Jannings and Anita

E. E. Fisher, Clearw.ater, Fla. — House
Peters is living in Beverly Hills in retirement.
And a very pleasant place it is to retire to!

Marjorie Williams, San Diego,
Calif. — Can't ha\e you and the
girl friend fighting. Lupino Lane was born in
London, England, June 17. 1895. He is five
feet, two and one half inches tall; weighs 130
pounds, has dark brown hair and eyes and is
vera, vera funny off the screen, too. You can
reach him at the Educational Studios, 7250
Santa Monica Blvd., Holly^vood, Calif.
Constance Talmadge is a regular glutton for
matrimony, this being her third attempt.

Sis, Ply-MOUth, Penna. — Nancy Carroll
will be twenty-three years old No\-. 19th. She
is married to Jack Kirkland, playwright, and
has a small daughter. How did you like our
September cover?

Foxy, Milwaukee, Wis. — The deluge has
begun! Now that Rudy Vallee has gone into
the talkies I suppose I'll have to work Sun-
days, too. Rudy, whose real name is Hubert
Prior Vallee, was born in Westbrook, Maine,
twenty-six years ago. He has blond hair and
blue eyes and can have a framed diploma from
Yale hanging on his wall if he wants to. He
is soon to start work on a new picture appro-
priately named "The \'agabond Lover," and
you can reach him at the RKO Studios, 780
Gower Street, Holly%vood, Calif.

Mary Surb, Farrell, Penna. — Nick
Stuart was born in Roumania, ."^pril 10, 1906,
and promptly qualified for the talkies by yell-
ing "Waaah!" Nick is five feet, eleven inches
tall; weighs 155 pounds and has black curly
hair, brown eyes and a case on Sue Carol.
Eddie Nugent was born in New York City,
Feb. 7, 1904. He is six feet, one inch tall;
weighs 155 pounds and has dark brown hair
and green eyes. He entered pictures in March,
1928, and rivals Bill Haines as Hollywood's
pet wisecracker.

Helen Noble, Jackson, Mich. — Someone
has been kidding your girl friend. It was
really Tom Mix and Tony that you saw with
the Sells Floto Circus. The one \rithout the
diamond belt buckle is Tony.

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Amateur Movie Contest Prizes


millimeters. Third prize in the non-dramatic
division was given to Hiram Percy iSIaxim, of
276 North Whitley Street, Hartford, Conn.,
for his beautiful scenic, "The Sea." Mr.
Maxim submitted four 16 millimeter films in
the contest and another of these, "Simimer,"
was awarded an honorable mention. Mr.
Maxim is the pioneer president of the Amateur
Cinema League and a national leader in ama-
teur cinematography.

TAG TH.\LL, of 957 77th Street, Brooklyn,
*' N. Y., a publicity man for a theatrical circuit,
captured the fourth prize in the dramatic divi-
sion for his little serio-comedy of the tribula-
tions of a Poverty Row movie company. This
was called " .\ Quickie" and was marked by
some unusual amateur acting by Helen John-
son. The photography of Mario D'Giovanni,
45 Carmine Street, New York, was admirable,

"A Quickie" was shot with a Bell and Howell
on 35 millimeter film and was made chiefly
on Staten Island.

PDWARD E. JACOBSEN, of 9 East 41st
-'—'Street, New York City, won the fourth prize
in the non-dramatic division for his short study
of New York City, "Our Metropohs." Mr.
Jacobsen also submitted a drama, "What Does
It Matter?," which was given an honorable

His study of Manhattan was deemed of
greater merit, -presenting some fine photog-
raphy and excellent choice of subject. Both
films were in 16 millimeter width, Mr. Jacobsen
using a Bell and Howell Filmo.

Mr. Jacobsen, by the way, is an art director
of an advertising agency.

ASIDE from the honorable mentions already
noted, another was given to Koji Tsuka-
moto,of Tokio, Japan, for his lovely 9 millimeter
entry, "The Inland Sea of Japan." This con-
testant achie\'ed some astonishing results with
a difficult medium.

.'Vnother honorable mention goes to Leonard
Clairmont, of 6247 Banner Place, Hollywood,
Calif., for his tragedy, "Nemesis." Mr. Clair-

mont is an amateur cinematographer, although
he is employed as a retoucher in a professional
movie studio.

"Nemesis" cost exactly $92.50. This entry
was in 35 millimeters.

"COPHISTIC.A.TION," submitted by Jack
'-'Nevin, 1111 Yorkshire Road, Crosse Pointe
Port, Detroit, Mich., is given an honorable men-
tion purely as a striking juvenile contribution.
Thisdrama,somethingof a satire upon life as re-
flected by the tabloids, was written, acted and
filmed by a group of youngsters.

nPHE awards were made by a jury of judges
•^ numbering Stephen F. Voorhees, the dis-
tinguished New York architect; Colonel Roy
Winton, managing director of the Amateur
Cinema League; Wilton A. Barrett, executive
secretary of the National Board of RcNiew;
Philip K. Wrigley, the well known amateur
enthusiast; Professor George Pierce Baker, of
Yale University; King Yidor, the famous
motion picture director; James R. Quirk, pub-
lisher and editor of Photoplay, and Frederick
James Smith.

Professor Baker was unable to be present
at the final voting.

The many contest entries were put through a
careful and searchingexamination and analysis.
Slowly the large number of entries were sifted
down to seventeen films.

From these seventeen films, the final awards
were made.

PHOTOPLAY mshes to acknowledge the
•'- splendid co-operationof the Amateur Cinema
League in its handUng of this contest, as in its
first competition. Particularly, Photoplay
extends its thanks to Colonel Winton, Stephen
\oorhees, Arthur Gale and to the other
executives who gave so much of their time
and thought to the successful consummation of
this competition.

Photoplay, too, wishes to extend its thanks
to the many amateur competitors.

To the contestants who failed to capture an
award, Photoplay says: "Better luck next

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to build a railroad at Yuma, Arizona, while the mercury broke all
altitude records. Santell, who is directing "Romance of Rio
Grande," featuring Warner Baxter, Mary Duncan and Mona Maris,
feels that he is now qualified to lay a direct line to any place short
of — and including — Hades

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