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No. 1



The High-Lights of This Issue

Cover Design

Norma TaJmadge-

-Painted from Life

Earl Christy

As We Go to Press

Last Minvite News from East and West

Brief Reviews of Current Pictures 8

A Guide to Your Evening's Entertainment

Brickbats and Bouquets 10

Trie Voice of the Fan

For the Festive Season 13

Photoplay's Famous Cook Book Has the Recipes
You'll Like

Friendly Advice on Girls' Problems

Carolyn \'an W>-ck 16
Photoplay's Personal Ser\-ice Department

Close-Ups and Long Shots James R. Quirk 27
The Editor Tells You What's What and Who With-
out Fear or Favor

The Microphone — The Terror of the Studios

Harry Lang 29
This Demon Is Making and Breaking 'Em

Just a Crazy Kid Janet French 31

He's the Despair of Pueblo and the Sensation of

How to Become a HoUvwood Hostess

Katherine Albert 32

And Keep Peace at the Festi\e Board

Cornering the Sister Market 34

Famous Pairs Who Are Cast in a New Revue

3 Fur Coats Eugene Earle 36

They Started the Story of Sue Carol's Imaginary

She's Dynamite Stanley Burton 37

That's Kay Johnson, Who Drives to Her Openings
in a Taxi

Pickles and Pictures (Fiction Story)

Jerome Beatty 38

A Great Story of Love and Business

Two Aces and a Pair of Queens Cal York

This Winning Hand Is Composed of Irene Bordoni,
William Bakewell, Robert Armstrong and Norma

Oh, It Is, Is It? Charleson Gray

The Masculine Side of a Celebrated Controversy

The New Extra Girl Roland Francis

She's Pretty and Pert

Gossip of All the Studios Cal York

What the Film Folks Are Doing and Saying

The Disliked Girl Grace Thornley

Folks Picked on Alice White, but Her Gameness

The Shadow Stage

Reviews of Latest Sound and Silent Pictures

Olive in Quest of Her Soul Helen Loring

The Story of a Girl Who Learned to Be Natural

The Other Side of the Story Marquis Busby

Tragedy and Mislortune Have Stalked Many Who
"Got "Their Chance with GritBth"

"I Raised My Boy to Be an Actor"

Elaine Ogden
J. C. Nugent Talks About Elliott

You Can't Get Away with It in Hollywood

Basil Woon

Wliat? Oh, Anything

Reeling Around

Leonard Hall


Tidbits Served with a Dash of Spice

Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol! Maurice Fenton

Photoplay's Theme Song Record Department

Photoplay's Style Forecast from Hollywood
Edited by Katherine Albert
The Big Parade of What's Being Worn and How

Questions and Answers The Answer Man

What You Want to Know About Films and Film

Casts of Current Photoplays










A complete list of all ptotoplays reviewed in the

Shadow Staeie this issue w^ill be found on

page 14



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As We Go to Press

Last Minute NEWS from East ^/^^West

You don't have to be Elinor Glyn to
guess that the star of a picture called
"Station S-E-X" is Clara Bow ! Clara
will make two more pictures before vaca-
tioning in Europe.

longs to the small and gilded group at
the top of the motion picture industry.
Under his new contract, which nms until
1933, Dick will make only two pictures a
year and get paid approximately ten thou-
sand dollars a week for doing it.

LON CHANEY has overcome his micro-
phone phobia. One of his first talkies
will be "Cheri-Bibi" by Gaston Leroux.

father, John, have had their contracts
renewed by Christie's for a series of all-
talking pictures. Buster and Virginia
Cherrill are likely to get married any
minute now — if they haven't already.

THE Hays ban on "They Knew What
They Wanted" has apparently been
lifted, for it will be produced by M-G-M,
and Sam Goldwyn has loaned Vilma
Banky for the starring role. Sidney
Howard, author of the play, is writing the

LOOKS as if gray's the popular shade at
First National. Both Lawrence Gray,
who wowed 'em in "Marianne," and Alex-
ander Gray have leading roles in "Spring Is

MARIE DRESSLER plays the old drunk
in "Anna Christie," the eagerly
awaited Garbo talkie.

AFTER sitting around the M-G-M lot for
five months waiting for a suitable role,
Carlotta King has returned temporarily to
vaudeville. Her contract has seven more
months to nm.

FLORENZ ZIEGFELD'S first picture for
Samuel Goldwyn wiU probably be a ver-
sion of his successful "WTioopee."

BACLANOVA returns to the Coast this
month to make a last stand against the
demon microphone. If, in her final picture
for Paramount, she proves that she has
mastered English, her contract may be
taken up.

ERNST LUBITSCH scored a big success
with "The Love Parade" and wUl make
at least one more picture for Paramount.

NOAH BEERY emerges in a new role.
Warner Brothers have placed him under
a two years' contract because of his remark-
able singing voice.

WILL ROGERS' next will be "By the
Way, Bill," by Ben Ames Williams,
said to be the story of Will's life. William
Howard will direct.

WARNERS have signed Alice Gentle,
the grand opera star, for a series of
roles in 1930, due to her outstanding work
in "Golden Dawn." The singer, contrary to
all operatic traditions, is now svelte as a


EGINALD DENNY has been signed by
Sono Art to do a series of four pictures.

RUTH CHATTERTON has finished film-
ing "The Laughing Lady," at the
Paramount Long Island Studio and will
return to Hollywood.

Last Minute Reviews

"Glorifying the American Girl" —
Paramount. — This long fussed-over
picture about the little girl who
breaks into the Ziegfeld "Follies" is
an anti-climax to all the back stage
stories. Mary Eaton tries hard, but
the only punch is a brief comedy bit
by Eddie Cantor.

"His Glorious Night"— M-G-M.—
John Gilbert does well in his first
talkie love story — one of these
mythical kingdom romances. Watch
for Catherine Dale Owen, as a cold
young princess, and Nance O'Neil, as
a merry old queen.

"General Crack" — Warners. —
John Barrymore is debonair as usual
in his uniforms in this tale of 18th
Century romance. A beautiful Techni-
color sequence and John's first all-
talking picture push him up the
ladder again.

"Paris" — First National. — Irene
Bordoni and accent are a success in
the talkies. The oo-la-la girl is
beautifully photographed, and sings
in French and English. Her imita-
tion of Al Jolson is amusing. Jack
Buchanan, English, is her leading

"Applause" — Paramount. — Helen
Morgan, the toast of New York
musical comedy and night club life,
debuts in a dramatic role in her first
talkie — another back stage tear-
jerker. Simply elegant in spots.

"Lilies of the Field" — First Na-
tional. — Corinne Grifiith, the Orchid
Lady of the Screen, dances on the
piano with a champagne glass in her
hand, and she wears tights. My
dear, you have no idea! A pleasing
combination of comedy and drama.

"Love, Live and Laugh" — Fox. — ■
The fine directorial hand of William
K. Howard shows here. It is a
tender, rueful little story about a
hurdy-gurdy man. The keynote is
pathos, but never maudlin. George
Jessel plays the Italian boy and LUa
Lee is the sweetheart.

"The Long, Long Trail"— Uni-
versal. — Hoot Gibson hits another
bull's-eye by the charm of his smile
and his indifference to women — even
such lovely girls as Sally Filers and
Kathryn McGuire.

IT is probable that Richard Dix's first star-
ring vehicle for Radio Pictures wiU be the
famousi George M. Cohan play, "Seven
Keys to Baldpate." Joseph Allen, who
played the hermit in the original Broadway
production, will repeat for the talkies.

MARION DAVIES is soon to make "Fair
and Warmer." The sUent version will
be recalled as one of May Allison's moE.t
popular pictures.

TDASIL RATHBONE, one of the first
■t-'Broadwayites to do a covered wagon
when talkies came in, has just had a new
contract signed by M-G-M.

THE Mary Brian-Rudy Vallee flareup
seems to have been but a flash in the
pan. Mary is going places with Matty
Kemp and Rudy is seen about with a youth-
ful and unknown vamp.

npHE Lenore Ukics (Sidney Blackmer)
-^ have finished their picture engagements
and left for New York to do a new play,
"The Sandy Hookers." Blackmer has
already been signed by First National to
return to the phonoplay.

AS a nice sugar plum for being a good
girl in "The Devil May Care," Dorothy
Jordan draws the feminine lead in Novarro's
next phonoplay. It's to be an original by
Josephine Lovett, titled "Song of India."

GET a load of this — Ruth Roland's first
aU-talkie will be a big special for Sono
Art called "Reno," based on Cornelius Van-
derbilt, Jr.'s, book. Wotta combination!

■pATHE is grooming Eddie Quillan for
-'• stardom — which means no more minor
parts. The title of his next story has been
changed from "Romeo's Juliet" to "Breezy."

New York, and if she doesn't marry her
manager while in the big town the rumor
hounds are going to be that disapernted!

PATHE'S "International Television Re-
vue" is being done in five languages. A
platoon of directors and a regiment of stars
are working on and in it.

ARTHUR LAKE may go to M-G-M to
make "Billy the Kid."

THE last word in titles is "Vagabond"—
no really chic title is complete without it.
Harry Richman's picture for United Artists
has been definitely monikered "Broadway
Vagabond" (a hangover from last season's
"Broadway" rage) ; Rudy VaUee is making
"The Vagabond Lover" for Radio; and
Dennis King has just completed "The Vaga-
bond King" for Paramount.

GRETA GARBO may star in "Ex-wife,"
sensational novel of adventures after
divorce, published anonymously, but writ-
ten by Ursula Parrott, former New York
advertising woman. M-G-M has bought
it for filming.

GLORIA SWANSON has taken a pent
house apartment in New York and
seems to be settling down in the East for
a spell.

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Brief Reviews of

Current Pictures

•^Indicates that photoplay was named as one
of the six best upon its month of review

ALOHA HAWAII— AI! Star.— Unusual produc-
tion based on Hawaiian legend. With native cast in
Hawaiian settings. Silent. (Aug.)


Story of the terrible life of a misunderstood musical
comedy queen. Terrible is right. Silent. (June.)

• ARGYLE CASE, THE— Warners.- Fascinat-
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Tliomas Meighan. All Talkie. {Aug.)

• AWFUL TRUTH, THE — Pathe. — Delight-
ful Ina Claire in a sopliisticated drama. Ex-
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BACHELOR GIRL, THE— Columbia.— Dull love

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