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Harold Lloyd's leading
woman in "Welcome Dan-
ger," wearing one white
and one black fox fur.
This is what press agents
call a "fashion foible"


Gossip of All the Studios


Try your guesser on these. Who's
the fly gent in the swimming suit
doing the pose with Bern ice Cla ire ?
Wrong thrice! It's Lucien Little-
field, the staid character man!

no more attention. Other arrivals of Pola
in Hollywood, during the heyday of her
fame, were attended by pomp and circum-

The star who once made the headlines of
every newspaper in the country was now rel-
egated to a short item sandwiched between

The Polish star wishes to dispose of some
Los Angeles real estate, then she will return
to London where she is under contract to
make pictures.

Her divorce case is scheduled to be heard in
Paris early this winter.

It was not a particularly pleasant return
to the scene of her greatest triumphs.

CALLY O'NEIL is practically ready
'-'for the poorhouse — all washed up and
ready to climb the hill. (As if the poor-
house weren't tough enough without putting
a hill in front of it!)

In the past few weeks our gal Sal only
worked in five dif-
ferent talkies in five
different studios.

Then finding
time heavy on her
hands she began
writing her life
story between
engagements at
the studios.

Oh, gee, what
kind of a break
does a young well-
meaning Holly-
wood girl get, after

JOHN BARRYMORE declares that the
J arrival of the stork may or may not terminate
Dolores CosteUo's starring career.

"It all depends on how she feels about it
at the time," he said.

Another rumor had it that Norma Shearer
would present Irving Thalberg with an heir.

Norma denies the rumor, with some annoy-

'T^HE punch of a theme song is
-1- measured by the number of
parodies it inspires.

Now some Hollywoodenhead has
altered "Singin' in the Rain" to
"Rainin' in the Sink," and Los
Angeles County has offered a
bounty for his pelt.

A N interesting bit of information has come
-'••to old Cal's ears.

Maybe you have always wondered why
directors have such a weakness for playing
bits in their own pictures. No doubt you have
set it down as another example of the boundless
ego of man.

If you saw the "Dance of Life," you may
have noticed that Director Edward Sutherland
wrote himself into the script — and Co-Director
John Cromwell likewise. Eddie played the
drunk and John played the bartender in the
speakeasy scene. In "Marianne," Director
Bob Leonard did a doughboy bit. And we
could go on indefinitely listing similar ex-

Now, here's the punch. Contrary to what
}'0u probably thought, the megaphone boys are
not imbued with a suppressed desire to cavort
before the camera. No indeedy — they have a
much more practical reason than that for don-
ning the grease paint. You see, playing a
bit now and then enables them to place
themselves on Uncle Sam's income tax
archi\'es as actors. And actors are allowed
tidy exemptions for make-up, wardrobe,
transportation and other traditional Thes-
pian expenses ! Wonder it the chap who
tliought up this scheme needs a partner?



Here's a real
sticker. Now
guess the identity
of the overheated
sophomore lead-
ing the football
yells. Not Eddie
Nugent! No — it's
our villainous
friend William
Powell, just

.\nd if you think this is Chester
Conklin, you take another soda
mint. The spectacled fellow be-
hind the gooseberry bushes is
Clive Brook, in his new "Sher-
lock Holmes" picture


Photoplay Magazine for December, 1929


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Gossip of All the Studios


A WELL known Broadway star, never
■'*- noted for his self-effacing qualities, is
achieving new fame in a motion picture musi-
cal comedy. Try and get him away from the
front of the camera.

Recently his wife, who hangs about the set
to help her spouse get all the close-ups, espied
a tiny spot on the back of his coat. She in-
sisted that the spot be removed before the
star went on with the scene.

"Will the camera pick up this spot?" the
star asked the director.

"Don't worry," replied the long-suffering
director, "the camera has never seen your

Happy stars, by two and three,
Face the microphotie with glee.
Spout a little, flunk a test —
Go to Europe "for a resit"

npHERE is a lad, Ward Bond, who plays the
■'- part of a roughneck Annapolis upper class-
man and leads all the devilment of the younger
midshipmen in the new picture "Salute," who
is worth watching.

He is an undergraduate of the University of
Southern California and played this part dur-
ing his summer vacation.

In spite of offers of five hundred dollars
a week he refused to give up his college

f'\LT) Cal hopes there
^^is nothing prophetic
in the announcement, but
Vivian Duncan and Nils
Asther state that they
will be married at sea,
en route to Honolulu.

The Duncans, Vivian
and Rosetta, have always
been inseparable, but no
one thought that they
were quite as inseparable
as they are.

Rosetta is going along.

VWHEN Charles King's
^^ little son was handed
a $7.50 pay check after
appearing in a scene with
his famous father, in
"Road Show," he jumped
up and down with joy.

"Gee," he exclaimed,
"now we're all making
money for mama, ain't

^— 'was posed just a few
feet beneath the sizzling
white studio lights. It was
a very hot day, anyhow.

First authentic photograph of a moo cow wired for
sound. Mr. James Gleason, noted tragedian, is re-
cording the milking of Bossy, while his missus listens
carefully to the fatal playback


Mary, Doug and the purp, of course.
But the chief reason for handing you
this picture is because it gives a good
bird's-eye- view of Gwynne Pickford,
Mary's much beloved niece — Lottie's
daughter — who accompanied the stars
on their European travels

Beneath her a group of chorus girls in her production
of "Lilies of the Field" were going through a series
of cartwheels.

Corinne sighed.

"I may not spin, but I certainly toil."

You'll see a cut on Ramon Novarro's
lily white hand in "The Battle of the

It isn't a fake and a phoney. He got it
during one of the fencing scenes in the

"KTOW Bebe Daniels is a Victor recording star.
•'-^ She has just signed a contract with Victor to
make records of her "Rio Rita" solos as well as
several new songs.

It isn't the first time that a motion picture star
has had her voice "canned," but Bebe will probably
emerge mth the most success to date.

nPHE children out Hollywood way have a game that
■*■ has post office and London bridge is falling down
backed off the map. It is their delight to imagine
themselves film stars. One week Barbara becomes
Lupe Velez, and Betty (although a blonde with blue
eyes) is Jetta Goudal. The ne.xt week Barbara may
be answering only to the name of Leila Hyams.

They go even further than this and acquire families.
Even if Helen is Corinne Grifiith she may still have
Ramon Novarro for her [ please turn to page 941

Photoplay Magazine for December, 1929


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Gossip of All the Studios



The three pretty ladies leaping at the defenseless cameraman are

members of the famous Albertina Rasch Ballet, who will be seen

in the next Ramon Novarro picture

brother and William Haines for her husband.
Corinne is not consulted in the matter.

Last week Helen was Anita Page. She was
taken to see the "Hollywood Revue" and the
game had become such a definite part of her
that when Conrad Nagel kissed Anita (who
was, you see, really Helen) she giggled so
loudly that her mother had to take her out of
the theater.

JACK BENNY, the vaudeville comic
you saw-heard in "The Hollywood
Revue," says he was always a master
of ceremonies.

"Why," says Jacques, "when I was
ushered into the world I introduced
my mother to the doctor !"

"D ENEE ADOREE took a trip on one of
■••^-HoUywood's sight seeing buses the other

She wore dark glasses, pulled her hat over
her eyes and nobody recognized her.

Renee, you know, lives in a modest little
house in Brentwood.

What was her amazement to hear the spieler
say, when he passed a gorgeous white mansion
in Beverly:

"On your right is the luxurious palace of
Renee Adoree, star of a hundred fihns!"

"D IFLES," in studio parlance, are the big
•*-Mncandescent lights perfected for talking

A "nigger," in the same language, is a large
frame with black canvas stretched over it.
This is used to shield light from the lens of the

To "kill" anything simply means to do
away with it.

Preparations were being made at Warners
to film a scene for "Second Choice," starring
Dolores Costello.

"Shoot those rifles over to the other side
and kill that nigger," was the order shouted by
the camera boss.

Two visiting schoohna'ams hastened from
the set, not wishing to witness anything crude.


("CHARLES MORTOX said the only way to
^^-"reduce was through exercise.

Mary Astor said the only way to become
sylph-like was by dieting.

Charles wagered he could lose twcnlv
pounds in two weeks just by exercising, and
eating whatever he jolly well liked. Jlary
staked fifty bucks that he couldn't.

Every night the Fox white hope trained at
the Y. M. C. A., and whenever possible he
swam and played tennis.

In two weeks his weight dropped from 190
pounds to 168 net.

Mary anted with the fifty.

■p OOR old Will Rogers ! The gum-
^ chewing wise-cracker, you Imow,
is just an old shoe. Homely, quiet
body. Will is. All he wants are the
simple things of life — home, kids,
bosses, the missus, hymn tunes on
the melodion, carpet slippers. Spear-

And, this season, $10,000 for a
week's work in a vaudeville or movie

TLKA CHASE, former member of the New
-•■York Theater Guild company, and now in
HollyAvood for talking pictures, has leased
Eddie Sutherland's manse in Laurel Canyon.

The piece dc resistauce of the Sutherland
menage is a swimming pool atop the hill back
of the house.

Ilka opened her house with a swanky tea,
attended by many of the film elite.

Just as things were going good the pesky
pool overflowed, and a wall of water swept
down toward the house. The remainder of
the afternoon the guests went wading around,
trying to find a place to shut off the water

VXTE are sorry to record that Paul Leni, who
** directed "The Cat and the Canary,"
"The Man Who Laughed" and other un-
usual pictures, is dead.

""THOSE bold, bad Los Angeles policemen
■•• just walked right on the stage where "Bad
Babies" was being presented and arrested
the entire cast, including our own baby-faced
Jobyna Ralston.

Now Joby's fingerprints are registered in
the Los Angeles jail.

She's out on bail.

A L JOLSON is turning off the tear faucets

*-for "Mammy," the picture he is now
making for Warners.

There's not a sob in it.

No little children die while pappy sings
about little pals.

And mama doesn't run off with a handsome
saxophone player.

Al doesn't even do any crying over his

The famous star is an astute showman.
He thought the public has had enough of the
weeps as far as he is concerned.

TDELIE'VE it or not, there's a
-'-'director on the film coast tagged
Eric Waschneck.

But that doesn't mean that he
can't turn out big, clean pictures.

A LTHOUGH Eddie Brandstatter, the chief
■' *-high mogid of the Montmartre, may shed
buckets of tears at the business the recently
opened Brown Derby has been doing, he is
not inactive.

Very soon, now, HoUy^vood will see the
opening of the Embassy Club, which Eddie
will manage.

The membership is limited to three

Rupert Hughes is president, Charlie Chaplin
first vice-president, and Tony Moreno, second

Marion Davies, Evelyn Brent, Gloria Swan-


Cute little goal? Oh, all right-
let it pass. Helen Kane's next
lisper is called "Sweetie" and
you'll admit it's an appropriate


Photoplay Magazine for December, 1929


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H. R. D. D., P.\TERSON, X. J.—
Are those initials or college degrees?
Lila Lee and Joan Crawford weigh
220 pounds — wait a minute — to-
gether, but separately each weighs
only half of that. Lila is twenty-
seven years old and Sue Carol is
twenty-one. Doug, Jr., is Joan's
first matrimonial risk. New reports
come in every day, but at the
moment Miss Jean Rickey, two
weeks old, is the screen's youngest
actress. Miss Rickey does a crying
bit in " Lummox."

■*■ addresses with

Blondy, Ithaca, N. Y. — Richard

Barthehness was born in New York
City and we couldn't locate a single
ISIexican branch on his family tree.
Shure an' Virginia Valli's an Irish-
AiTierican colleen. (I haven't been the same
since I saw "Smiling Irish Eyes.") Georgie
Stone played Monkey Face in "The Re-
deeming Sin." He was born in Poland on
May 25, 1903, and is still single.

Audrey D.\ws, St. Petersburg, Fla. —
All those questions about John Boles simply
boled me over. (Well, somebody would have
made that pun sooner or later, anyway.) Mr.
Boles is twenty-nine years old. The John
Boles whom you saw a few years ago is the
self-same young man, only no one had dis-
covered that he had sex appeal in those days.
He was scheduled to baritone opposite Farrar
at one time, but didn't.

F. Kenneth Mayer, Columbus, Ohio. —
Judging by the length of time it must have
taken you to think up all those questions
you're an old man by now. Norma Shearer
was born in Montreal, Canada, on August 10,
1904. She has medium brown hair and blue
eyes. Her next epic is titled "Their Own
Desire." Basil Rathbone is six feet, one and
a half inches tall and was born in Johannes-
burg, South Africa. Charles Farrell was born
in 1902.

Anita Pemberton, Wichita, Kans. — You
and your mother can kiss and make up because
you're both wrong — NeU Hamilton is thirty
years old. Helen Kane did iwl do the poo-poo-
pah-dooing in the "Dance of Life." Unfor-
tunately for me John Boles was born on
October 27, 1899.

printing a list of studio
the names of the stars
located at each one.

Don't forget to read over the list on page 140
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 7our share.

Bill Lee, Bufpalo N. Y. — Joan Bennett,
youngest, blondest, and in our humble opinion,
loveliest, of the sisters Bennett, is five feet,
five inches tall, weighs 108 pounds and has
blue eyes. Her next picture is "The Mississippi
Gambler." Although only eighteen she has been
married — to John Martin Fox — and divorced.
Leila Hyams is also five feet, five inches tall,
weighs 118 pounds and has blonde hair and
gray eyes. Ronald Colman is separated from
his wife.


J. P. R., Shreveport, La. — You win the
diamond-studded microphone. It was Dor-
othy Janis and not Raquel Torres in "The

Angelina Serio, McComb, Miss. — No,
Clara Bow is not married. She announced her
engagement to Harry Richman, popular
Broadway entertainer. You can get excited

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