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height and age chart: Gary Cooper, si.x feet,
two inches, twenty-eight years; William Pow-
ell, si.x feet, thirty-seven years; Richard Di.x,
si.x feet, thirty-four years; Nancy Carroll,
five feet, four inches, twenty-three years.
Gary and Richard are bachelors. Bill is
divorced, and Nancy is married to Jack Kirk-
land, playwright and scenario writer.

Chester L. Sheaffer, Camp Hill, Pa. —
David Rollins was born in Kansas City twenty
years ago. He attended the Northeast High
School there and later went to the Glendale
High School in Glendale, Calif., until the
movies grabbed him. His latest picture is
"Why Leave Home?" Letters about David
are coming in by the bale.

Mary Lou of Cuba. — Clive Brook is
thirty-eight years old. Charles Morton's real
name — hold everything! — is Carl kludge. He
is six feet tall and twenty-three years old. He
might be willing to come to Havana — but I'm
afraid he'd bring his wife along. Sorry!
Would I do? Ann Harding will be Ronald
Colman's leading lady in his next picture,
" Condemned."

Connie and Shorty, Superior, Ariz. —
Arthur Lake played the Unlucky One in " Lilac
Time" and Jack Stone played the Kid.
Buddy Rogers is twenty-five years old. I
won't tell him you're crazy about him. Your
secrets are always safe with old Uncle Oscar,
my dears. Doug and Mary's co-starring film
is "The Taming of the Shrew" by a new-
comer named Bill Shakespeare.

Alice B. Campbell, Port Townsend,
Wash. — No, young woman — I'm not George
Ade. I've been accused of being everyone
from Henry the Eighth to Will Rogers. Clara
Bow is twenty-four years old, weighs 115
pounds and has brown eyes. Ken Maynard is
thirty-four years old.

Hopeless, Dallas, Tex. — Colleen Moore
used to answer to the name Kathleen Morrison.
She was born August 19, 1902, and is five
feet, four inches tall. Red-headed Nancy Car-
roll was christened Nancy Lahiff. She is
twenty-three years old and the same height as
Colleen. No, Laura LaPlante is only twenty-
five. Your friend has a genius for being

RosELAN Pada, Menominee, Mich. —
Sounds to me as if you were trying to start
something, young lady. I'm flattered that
you think Herb Howe and I are one and the
same—but I'm not sure Herb would be!
Here's the lowdown on Jascha Heifitz, Florence
Vidor's husband: He is twenty-seven years old
and hails from Vilna, Russia. He was a child
wonder, making his musical debut at the age
of five years. He made his American debut
eleven years ago when he was sixteen.

Jetta's Fondest Admirer. — Please don't
call me "Pop" — I'm sensitive about my age.
Jetta Goudal was born in Versailles, France,
about thirty-one years ago. She is still single.

Martha Corey, Eden Park, R. I. —
Colleen Moore is twenty-seven years old and
is married to John McCormick. Barry Norton
is still single. Nancy Carroll is Buddy's
leading lady in his latest picture, "Illusion."

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C. G., Oklahoma City, Okla, — The "h" in
Nils Asther's name is silent — just like Nils
himself. The Marquise de la Cou — oh, heck ! —
Gloria Swanson — is thirty-one years old.
George Duryea is the attractive lad who
played opposite Lila Lee in "Honky Tonk."

M, B, H,, Athens, Ga. — No, my dear —
Rin-Tin-Tin is still alive and barking. His
latest appearance is vnih Davey Lee in
"Frozen River" and he was eleven on his last

M. M, O., OssiNiNG, N, Y. — John Mack
Brown uses his own name in pictures. He is
married and is boasting about his very new
daughter, Jane Harriet.

E. R,, Northampton, Mass. — Ramon
Novarro was born in Durango, Mexico, Feb.
6, 1899. He is five feet, ten inches tall;
weighs 160 pounds and has dark brown hair
and eyes. He entered the movies in 1917 as
an e.xtra. Prior to that he appeared on the

Robert — John Gilbert's first wife was
Olivia BurweU. They were married in 1918
and divorced in 1922, Leatrice Joy was his
second wife. They were married in August,
1923, and divorced in March, 1924. They had
a daughter who is now four years old, and
living with her mother. Ina Claire is John's
third wife and at the present moment they are
very much married and threatening to stay
that way.

A Girl from Paris — Your Enghsh is lots
better than my French, Mademoiselle. Mme.
Maurice Chevalier is known both as Suzanne
Vallee and Yvonne Vallee, but we are told
that the latter is really her name. Does that
clear up the difficulty?

Polly R., Montreal, Que. — -You're ^vrong,
Polly. It wouldn't do me any good to go to the
mountains because I can't yodel-o-le-o-la-
heeee. George Lewis is married to Mary Louise
Lohman, a non-professional,

Erin Janzig, Helena, Montana. — And
you come from Gary Cooper's hometown,
Lillian Rich played the dtle role in "The
Golden Bed."

MalynVassour. — DorothyBurgess.Warner
Baxter and Edmund Lowe are ",\mericans,"
but they never confided in me their parents'
nationality. Girls, you mustn't quarrel. If a
star claims to be an American that settles the

Mary Baker, Chicago, III. — Sorry, but
there are no studios active in Chicago at this
writing. You want to get into the movies?
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ticket at the box office. All joking aside, I
think you should wait until you finish High
School and then decide which profession you
are best suited for.

R. G., Kingston, N, Y, — Shhh! the mystery
is solved. William Haines and Mary Philbin
played the hero and heroine in "The Gaiety

W. M., Jr., Grantwood, N, J. — Lya De
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respectively. Lowell Sherman was Kitig Louis
XV, and Doris Kenyon was Lady Mary in
"Monsieur Beaucaire." Claire Windsor,
Adolphe Menjou and Robert Ellis headed the
cast of "For Sale."

M. M, M., Petoskey, Mich. — Really, I
don't know whether Richard Dix has a weak-
ness for blondes, brunettes or redheads, and
if I knew I wouldn't print it here for it would
probably cause many broken hearts. Charles
FarreU is twenty-six years old and is still
single. Barry Norton is twenty-three and
claims Buenos Aires, South America, as his
home town. He is five feet, eleven and one-
half inches tall, weighs 168 pounds and has
brown hair and brown eyes. Buck Jones is
thirty-nine years old and married. His latest
picture is "The Big Hop."

E. R. M., Brooklyn, N. Y. — Your friend is
quite mistaken. John Gilbert was married
to Olivia BurweU in 1918 and cUvorced in
1922. He married Leatrice Joy in 1923
and was divorced from her in 1924. He and
Leatrice have a httle daughter about four
years old,

W, H., Union, N, J. — Ramon Novarro hails
from Durango, Me.xico, and is of Spanish
descent. He entered pictures in 1917, His
latest is "The Pagan,"

Catherine A, Jackson, Easton, Pa. —
Your sweet words have me all aflutter. So
you fall for big he-men every time. Well,
Ivan Linow is one of them all right, having
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Richard Arlen
Jean Arthur
William Austin
Olga Baclanova
George Bancroft
Clara Bow
Evelyn Brent
Mary Brian
Clive Brook
Nancy Carroll
Kathryn Carver
Robert Castle
Lane Chandler
Ruth Chatterton
Maurice Chevalier
Chester Conklin
Gary Cooper
Richard Dix
Paul Guertzman
James Hall

At Metro-Goldwyn
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George K. Arthur
Nils Asther
Lionel Barrymore
Wallace Beery
John Mack Brown
Lon Chaney
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Karl Dane
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O. P. Heggie
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Phillips Holmes
Emil Jannings
Jack Luden
Paul Lukas
John Loder
Frederic March
Adolphe Menjou
David Newell
Jack Oakie
Warner Oland
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William Powell
Esther Ralston
Charles Rogers
Ruth Taylor
Florence Vidor
Fay Wray

Eddie Phillips
Joseph Schildkraut

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Dorothy Janis
Buster Keaton
Charles King
Gwen Lee
Bessie Love
Tim McCoy
Conrad Nagel
Ramon Novarro
Edward Nugent
Anita Page
Aileen Pringle
Dorothy Sebastian
Norma Shearer
Lewis Stone
Ernest Torrence
Raquel Torres

At Fox Studios,
Avenue, Hollywood,
Frank Albertson
Mary Astor
Ben Bard
Warner Baxter
Marjorie Beebe
Rex Bell
Dorothy Burgess
Warrc:- Burke
Sue Carol
Sammy Cohen
June CoUyer
Louise Dresser
Nancy Drexel
Mary Duncan
Charles Eaton
Charles Farrell
Earle Foxe
Janet Gaynor

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George Jessel
Lola Lane
Ivan Linow
Edmund Lowe
Sharon Lynn
Farrell MacDonald
Victor McLaglen
Ix)is Moran
Charles Morton
Barry Norton
George O'Brien
Paul Page
Sally Phipps
David Rollins
Arthur Stone
Nick Stuart
Don Terry
Helen Twelvetrees

At Warner Brothers Studios, 5842 Sunset
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John Barrymore
Monte Blue
Betty Bronson
WiUiam CoUier, Jr.
Dolores Costello
Louise Fazenda
Audrey Ferris

Al Jolson
Davey Lee
Myrna Loy
May McAvoy
Edna Murphy
Lois W ilson
Grant W' ithers

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Lina Basquette
John Boles
Ethlyn Claire
Kathryn Crawford
Reginald Denny
Jack Dougherty
Lorayne DuVal
Ruth Elder
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