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When you write to advertisers please mention PHOTOPLAY M.4GAZINE.

/^~^ H A R L I E

\2y newest and
best photograph — a
portrait study by
Homer Peyton. Yes,
Charlie is making a
comedy called "City
Lights," but no one
knows when it will
be finished, least of
all Charlie himself.
It may be for years
and it may be for-
ever. The story — in
its present version —
is a comic tragedy
or a tragic comedy
telling of the hope-
less love of a friend-
less tramp for a
beautiful blind
flower girl


Photoplay Magazine — Ad\'ertising Section







me ...

Jean Carroll's
Page on Hair IBeauty

So dry and dull I envy other girls

Dear Jean Carroll: It's been over a year
since I last got my hair cut and it has not
grown a half inch since. It is so dry and
dull I envy other girls when I see them.
My hair also is burnt very badly from
marcels and from curling it myself. I don't
know what to do. — E. R., Cleveland, O.

Dear, dear, E. R., I wish I could
have caught you a year ago. And
how I wish I could hide your curl-
ing iron and take away your spend-
ing money so you couldn't get a marcel
for a month until we do something for
that hair.

Then, a special shampoo to help you cor-
rect that dryness — that's the next thing
I'd wish for you. There is a delightful
shampoo especially for dry hair, made by
the Packer Company, with whom I am
associated. This is the lovely gold-colored
Packer' s OlJve Oil Shampoo. It leaves dry
hair softer and shinier than usual because
it contains olive oil and soothing, soften-
ing glycerine. It won't make your sensi-
tive scalp sting, and it helps the little
natural lights to come back.

Use this special shampoo every ten days
and get out your hair brush and polish up
your hair. And watch! Perhaps, when
you see lovely sheen and life coming back
you'll decide that straight hair is becom-
ing after all! And do write me what

Oily hair . . . and a special sham-
poo for relaxed oil glands

Dear Jean Carroll; What is good for oily
hair? Sometimes my hair looks as if I have
just come from a bath — it looks so damp.
I shampoo every two weeks and sometimes
I must do it more often. — Mrs. B. B.,
New Bedford, Mass.

Where did that "every two weeks"
rule begin anyway? No doctor be-
Krl gan it. The doctors who cooperate
with the Packer Company say that

oily hair should be washed as often as it
needs it — that may mean every four or five
days until the oil glands become nor-

The Packer Company makes a shampoo
especially for oily hair — Packer's Pine Tar
Shampoo. It could be used every day with-
out deadening the hair. Packer's Pine
Tar Shampoo is slightly astringent in its
action — and if you use it regularly, vi'ith
daily massage of the scalp, you ought to
begin to get the better of that excess oil.
But probably for sometime you will have
to wash your hair at least once a week to
keep it looking fluffy and shining.

Dandruflf — and a remedy from
the pine -woods!

Dear Jean Carroll; I am having trouble
with my hair — it is coming out in bunches,
truly. Looking through the hair, I can see
dandruff, lots of it, especially where my
hair is heaviest. I have tried everything I
can think of. — Mrs. A. W. A., Pittsburgh, Pa.

^ , I don't want to alarm you but

^^ something should be done at
once. Dandruff should be checked
before it becomes so serious a case. Pine
tar has been for years a standard recom-
mendation of physicians in cases of dan-
druff and skin affections. Use Packer's Tar
Soap, shampooing every two or three days
at first. Massage the good thick piney
lather into your scalp. If eight or ten
Packer shampoos don't show a noticeable
improvement, go to your own physician
for additional help.

My dear Miss Carroll: Some good news.
I want to tell you of the satisfactory results
I've had from following your directions.
My hair was dreadfully dry, falling out so
badly I scarcely had any left. And it was
mousy and horrid looking. I have been
using the Olive Oil Shampoo (as well as the
Tar Soap) and massage as you recom-
mended. And I must tell you that my hair
is getting so nice and soft and so shiny I

can see the lights in it again. And it scarce-
ly comes out at all, and I have arrested
the dandruffi Very gratefully. — Mrs.
E. F., Quincy, Mass.

That's a letter to warm any editor's heart !
I hope we get many more with the same
kind of news.


Radio talks by Miss Carroll on hair-beauty
and becoming colors, every Friday 12
noon (Eastern Davlight Time) over the
Columbia Broadcasting System.

If any of the letters above describes the
condition of your hair, one of the packer
products will help. If you have some
special problem, write Miss Carroll per-

Send for samples

(lOc for one; 25c for all 3)

JEAN CARROLL, The Packer Mfg.
Co., Inc. (Dept. i6-H), loi W. 31SC
Street, New York, N. Y. Please
send me your Packer Manual on the
Care of the Hair, and sample of the
Packer Shampoo I have checked.

I enclose cents (enclose loc

for I sample; 2.5c for all 3).

n Packer's Tar Soap (Dandruff)

n Packer's Olive Oil Shampoo
(Dry Hair)

D Packer's Pine Tar Shampoo
(Oily Hair)


When you write to advertisers please mention PHOTOPLAY MAGAZINS.

What was the Best Picture

Ninth Annual

Gold Medal


Winners of
Photoplay Medal









Vote for the

Picture You Think

Should Win!


HAVE you voted in Photo-
play's ninth annual gold medal

Get busy — and do your bit for the
betterment of pictures.

The Photoplay Magazine Gold
Medal is the highest award in the

world of motion pictures. Every year the vote is watched with
tremendous interest throughout the screen world. The awards
of the past eight years — to "Humoresque," "Tol'able David,"
"Robin Hood," "The Covered Wagon," "Abraham Lincoln,"
"The Big Parade," "Beau Geste" and "7th Heaven"— have
been veritable landmarks of the film's progress. Remarkable
interest will center in the picture selected as the best of 1928,
since it must occupy its niche among these noteworthy pro-

In voting, remember the high standards of previous awards.
The Photoplay Medal of Honor was designed as a reward for
the producer making the best picture of the year in points of
story, acting, direction and photography. If you vote this year
for a talkie film, take into consideration the sounding of the
production. Chiefly, Photoplay wants its readers to consider
the ideals and motives governing the picture's production.

In case of a tie in the voting, equal awards will be made to
each of the winning producers.

Will the award for 1928 go to the last silent film or to the
first talkie film? You alone will decide! 1928 represents a new

Fifty Pictures Released in 1928


"7th HEAVEN"

epoch in picture
making, mark-
ing the dawn of
There is nothing to
indicate how the
award will be made
t h i s y e a r — b u t i t

will offer an interesting commentary upon how much the talkie
has. met public favor.

Remember, too, that the Photoplay Gold Medal is the only
award going direct from film fans to the maker of pictures. It is
the decision of the millions of picture lovers themselves.

A list of fift)' important pictures released during 1928 is ap-
pended. It is not necessary, of course, for you to select one of
these. You may vote for any picture released during 1928.

The Photoplay Medal of Honor is of solid gold, weighing
123J 2 pennyweights and is two and one-half inches in diameter.
Each medal is designed and made by Tiffany and Company of
New York.

Abie's Irish Rose

Alias Jimmy Valentine

Barker, The

Beau Sabrenr

Bellamy Trial, The


Circus, The

Cossacks, The

Czar Iran the Terrible

Dcril Dancer, The

Divine Womatt, The

Docks of New York, The

Dove, The

Drag Net, The

Drums of Love

Enemy, The


Fleet's In, The


Flying Fleet, The

Four Devils

Four Sons

Four Walls

Gaiicho, The

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes


Last Command, The

Laugh, Clown, Laugh

Legion of the Condemned,

Lilac Time

Little Shepherd of King-
dom Come, The

Man Who Laughs, The

Masks of the Devil, The

Me, Gangster

Mother Knows Best

Mother Machree

Noose, The

Our Dancing Daughters


Patriot, Tlie

Racket, The


Sadie Thompson

Singing Fool, The


Street Angel

Trail of '9S, The

Wedding March, The

West Point

While Shadows in the

South Seas
Woman of Affairs, A

Photoplay Medal of Honor Ballot

Editor Photoplay Magazine

221 W. 57th Street, New York City

In my opinion the picture named below is the
best motion picture production released in 1928.




Photoplay Magazine — Advertising Section




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IT may se-
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Amateur Movies

and his father is chief of detectives of the city
of Stockholm.

He studied art in Sweden, but the only job
he has found open over here thus far is that of
studio retoucher.

Mr. Clairmont spends his spare time con-
tributing to Film-Journalen, a Swedish motion
picture fan publication.

STILL another unusual dramatic film (35
millimeter stock) was entered by Jac Thall,
of 957 77th Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. Thall's
entry was called "Quickie," and was suggested
by Paul Fejos' difficulties in making his now
famous e.xperimental picture, "The Last Mo-

Briefly, it depicts the tribulations of a quickie
company trying to finish a production before
its bank roll gives out.

"Quickie" has one of the most promising
amateur players of any film submitted in
Photoplay's contest, possibly the most prom-

npHIS player is Helen Johnson, an artist and
-'- art model, who plays the leading woman
of the quickie company.

Miss Johnson has never acted before but she
has shown an unusual personality and much

"Quickie" was filmed with a Bell and Howell

The actual cranking of the film was done by
Mario D' Giovanni, an amateur enthusiast who
is also a licensed chauflfeur. Mr. Thall. how-
ever, supervised the details of the photograph}'
and the composition.

The exteriors were taken onlocationinStatcn


Island. A few borrowed lights from a photog-
rapher's studio served for the interiors of the
film. Mr. Thall, since he graduated from col-
lege, has worked as a publicity writer for a
theater circuit.

"PUGENE KINGMAN, a nineteen-year-old
■'—'freshman at Yale University, entered an in-
teresting study of bird and animal life filmed on
16 millimeter stock with a Bell and Ho .veil 70
Filmo. Mr. Kingman used an attachment by
which the camera could be operated from a

The camera was shielded by a board, the
lens projecting through a small opening. Thus
the contestant avoided frightening his timid

Mr. Kingman lives at 140 Slater Avenue,
Providence, R. I.

pHOTOPLAY presents these facts about a
^ few of the contestants whose entries reached
the finals.

This summary, of course, does not include
all of the fortunate amateurs who successfully
passed the preliminaries, nor does it imply that
the contestants here described are the final
winners. However, some of them will find
themselves among the final choices of the
judges, no doubl.

Films failing to reach the contest finals are
being returned to their owners as rapidly as
they are discarded by the board of judges.

CT. LOUIS now has its amateur cinema club.
'~'.\n organization meeting was held recently
under the leadership of J. M. Guyol, who was
elected president of the organization. Arnold

Kansteiner was named secretary-treasurer and
E. E. Star was selected as chairman of the pro-
gram committee.

The New Utrecht High School of Brooklyn,
N. Y., now has its motion picture club. A
1,600 foot (16 millimeter) production, depict-
ing the life of a newspaper reporter, is now in
the making. The story was written by Joseph

Frank J. Buchlman has been elected presi-
dent of the Flower City Movie Club of Roches-
ter, N. Y. At the same election, Mrs. Roland
Potter was named vice-president, William
Gushing was made secretary and business
manager, Mrs. Frank J. Buchlman was elected
treasurer,and RolandPotter was given the post
of supervisor.

The Philadelphia Amateur Motion Picture
Club has a club him contest in progress. The
competition closes September 31st.

Cups w ill go to the winners of the first and
second prize.

/"^ULVER Military Academy has completed
'—'its film, entitled "Sinister Sam."

The Bakersfield, Calif., Amateur MoNie Club
is making its fourth production, "Lingering
Lips," a burlesque on the familiar desert
island story. This will run 400 feet in 16 milli-
meter stock, and the cast includes Walter
Thornton, Dorothy Beck and Elva Mae

The Cleveland, Ohio, Movie Club is planning
an amateur movie contest for Cleveland and
Northern Ohio.

A silver cup will go to the winner, to be
retained by the lucky contestant until the next
annual competition.




Two pictures of one of the most aston-
ishing movie sets in Hollywood's
history, before and after completion. It
is that erected on the First National lot in
California for the new version of "The
Isle of Lost Ships," first made si.x years
ago for the same company by Maurice
Tourneur. The locale is the Sargasso Sea,
that dank and windless waste of water
where dead ships go. With marvelous
precision the First National artisans
turned thousands of feet of new lumber
into rotting hulks — fragments of old gal-
leons, great liners of today, modern war-
ships torn by storm and battle. Five
hundred feet away the big studio hums
busily !


At 25 Rue Ste. Cudule, is the salon de
beaule of Fontaine, proud possessor of
warrants from tie Queen of the Belgians
and other titled women of distinction.


IFO NTA I N E efBruneff

Beauty Speciafi'if by Appointment to tterAlaJesty, tite Queen of ttie Beti/iuhf

advocates this twice a day treatment
to keep skin lovely

"The one way of ensuring that the skin is
thoroughly cleansed of all impurities in
the pores is the regular use twice daily
of a really good soap — and in my ex-
perience the soap to use is Palmolive."

^ f¥sz^

25 Rue Ste. Gudule, Brussels

VISITORS to the beautiful dry of Brussels
often stop before a cenain shop window,
opposite the stately Cathedral, to note with in-
terest several distinguished crests — one the
seal of Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians.
In this shop Fontaine has acted as beauty ad-
viser to lovely women of the European aris-
tocracy. Here he has received, with pride,
warrants from the Queen and from such dig-
nitaries as Madame la Princesse Napoleon . . .
proclaiming him official "Fournisseur," as was
his father, since the year 1866.

This season Monsieur Fontaine is attracting
much attention from Continental women of
fashion because of a brilliantly unusual metallic
coiffure of his own design.

"The first step in

beauty care"

ties is a facial massage for
which he employs "lesavon
Palmolive qui rend a la peau
la veloute" (Palmolive Soap,


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which makes the skin as smooth and soft
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cialist," says M. Fontaine, "is to see that
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ions begin to lose their freshness and
youthful suppleness long before their
time because the skin is never allowed to
breathe. For skins do breathe— through
the pores. If the pores are allowed to
remain clogged up indefinitely with powder,
rouge, fine dust, etc., the delicate tissues must
suffer and lose all their vitality.

"The one way of ensuring that the skin is
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pores, is the regular use twice daily of a good
soap . . . Palmolive. The value of palm and
olive oils is well known— and it is a mistake to
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Monsieur Fontaine giving a facial treatment in i>is

salon. Fontaine believes in tfie twice-a-day use of "le

Savon Falmolive, " whiich, he says, is used witlj great

success for facial massage in his establishment.

What Fontaine advocates, in Brussels, is
recommended in London, by such authorities
as Madame Bertha Jacobson; in Paris, by
Cavalieri, Madame Valentin le Brun, Payor,
Masse, Vincent, Delord et Bion; in Vienna,
by Pessl; in Berlin, by Elise Bock. In fact,
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These recipes

will add variety

to your daily


STORED within the humble bran is the nu-
cleus of health and beauty. This fibrous food,
rich in mineral content, does an important
regulative work in the body, and no housekeeper
who has the health of her family in her keeping,
can afford to neglect it.

On another page in this issue you will find an
article by Dr. H. B. K. Willis in which he speaks about bran
and stresses the body's need of it. I merely want to tell you
here how you may use bran in cooking, bringing variety to your
meals while you are storing up health and energy for the mem-
bers of your household.

Laura La Plante gives us her recipe for Bran Muffins. These
are the ingredients for eight large, or twelve medium size muffins:

Laura La Plante is a clever cook who knows the value of

presenting healthful foods in attractive and palatable

form. The star of Universal's "Show Boat" includes

bran in many of her recipes

GINGER cake made with bran is a simple, healthful dessert
for hot weather meals. First measure out:

2 tablespoons shortening

4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup flour

]/2 teaspoon soda

34 teaspoon salt

34 cup shortening
3^ cup sugar
1 egg

13^ cups flour
Y2 teaspoon salt

1 cup bran

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon ginger

2 teaspoons cinnamon
Yi cup .sour milk

Yl cup molasses

1 egg

1 cup sour milk

1 cup bran

First, cream the shortening and sugar together. Then add
the egg. Mi.x and sift the flour, soda, salt and baking powder.
Next add the bran to the creamed mixture; then add the milk
alternately with the sifted dry ingredients. Pour into muffin
tins that have been greased and bake in a moderate oven for
twentv minutes.


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Cream the shortening and sugar together. Add the egg and
beat thoroughly. Next add the bran. Mix and sift the dry
ingredients and add them to the creamed mixture alternately
with the sour milk and molasses. Bake in a moderate oven
from 30 to 40 minutes.

SERVED with cooling drinks, with ices or ice cream, bran
tea cakes and cookies provide just the right touch. To make
24 very small tea cakes, use:

2 eggs \/i teaspoon salt

1 cup brown sugar Yi cup nut meats, cut small

Yl cup flour Yl cup bran

34 teaspoon baking powder
Beat eggs slightly, and add the remaining ingredients in the
order given. Fill small buttered tins two-thirds full of mix-
ture. Bake in moderate oven ten to fifteen minutes.

For a generous batch of the cookies, provide the following

Yi cup butter 1 teaspoon baking powder

% cup sugar M teaspoon cinnamon

1 egg Yi teaspoon cloves

2 tablespoons milk
15^ cups flour
3^ cup raisins

Yl cup bran

Cream the butter. Add sugar and egg, and beat well. Pour
in the milk next, and then add the bran and raisins, and flour
which has been sifted with the spices. Chill, roll thin, cut in
any desired shapes, and bake in a moderate oven.

Carolyn Van Wyck


Y^ teaspoon mace
34 teaspoon nutmeg
Y teaspoon salt


Photoplay Magazine — Advertising Section

LLow 9 out of\0 love If screen stars

keep their skin


Photo by C. S. Bull, Hollywood

Renee Adoree, famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer star, in the ultra-
marine and silver bathroom which reflects so charmingly the flower-
like quality of her loveliness.

Like nine out often screen stars, Renee Adoree is devoted to Lux
Toilet Soap. She uses it both in her own attractive bathroom and
in her dressing room on location. She says:

'''■Lux Toilet Soap gives my skin that beautiful smoothness I thought
only the finest French soaps could give. It is certainly a lovely soap.
I so enjoy it."


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Photoplay Magazine — Advertising Section


irresistibly soft and smooth

"JVithout smooth skin no girl

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3 9 leading Hollywood directors

PEOPLE thrill to it, always— to the subtle
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