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having weight taken off with a hammer and cold chisel as she
did before. . . . Hot tips are out that Doug Fairbanks and
Chaplin will both retire after their next pictures. . . . Chaplin
by the way, has been flat on his back with lumbago. . . . Joan
Crawford is a highly freckled girl. . . . Adolphe Menjou has
a brother-in-law who is a New York traffic cop. 'Dolphe the
Debonair has been taking tennis lessons from Vincent Richards.
. . . Directors call their yachts after big hits, for good luck.
Herbert Brenon's is "The Peter Pan," while Archie Mayo
calls his the "Mammy," a delicate compUment to Al Jolson
and "The Singing Fool". . . . There is still a five cent picture
show! It is the Hippodrome, Oswego, New York, and its kid
patrons get candy free! . . . Now that Farina, the hit of
"Our Gang" for years, is growing up, Hal Roach has hired a
successor. It is James Allen, aged 20 months, very brunette.
The baby was seen briefly in "Hearts in Dixie". . . . Western
Electric now reports 2,039 theaters fixed for talking pictures
in the United States. About 300 abroad, of which only six
are in Continental Europe, the bulk being in England. ... It
is said that when Blanche Sweet gets her divorce from Marshall
Neilan she wiU marry Howard Hughes, producer of "Two
Arabian Nights" and "Hell's Angels." . . . The theater in
Brooklyn, N. \^, named after the late John Bunny has been
closed for lack of trade. So passes a name. . . . Manager
Bert Help of the movie house in Greeley, Neb., celebrated the
first anniversary of the theater's opening by letting the vv'hole
town in free for six days. . . . Dagmar Godowsky, the former
film vamp, has introduced red enameled finger nails to Nice,
France. . . . Alice White wants $1,500 a week from First
National, while the bosses stick at $1,000. Her old contract
was at $600. . . . Beverly Bayne, ex-Mrs. Bushman, is taking
dancing lessons in New York. . . . Matsutake, leading Jap-
anese film company, has moved its studios to Berlin. . . . The
late Fred Thomson, cowboy star, left aU his Western para-
phernalia to Charlie FarreU. . . . Mrs. Alvine Lyon, mother
of Ben, has sued for divorce, charging cruelty. . . . Buddy
Rogers has been master of ceremonies in Chicago for a
Httle while. . . . Vina Delmar, author of "Bad Girl," refuses
to go to Hollywood to write scenarios, saying she'll do her
Httle pieces at home, thank you. . . . Grace Menken and
Bert LyteU are going to be married in the fall. . . . Jackie
Coogan recovered nicely from an operation for acute appendi-
citis. . . . Ruby Keeler, Al Jolson's bride, is now starring in
Ziegfeld's new musical comedy, "Show Girl." . . . Victor
McLaglen's wife and two children have been visiting in England.

Amateur Movies

PHOTOPLAY'S $2,000 Contest Awards Next Month-
News of the Amateur Clubs Everywhere

By Frederick James Smith

THE complete announcement of
awards in Photoplay's §2,000
Amateur Movie Contest will appear
in next month's issue.

The examination of films by the board
of judges has been an extended one but
readers can count upon a full announce-
ment of the prize winners in the October
Photoplay. Meanwhile, many films en-
tered in the contest have been returned to
their owners. These films failed to get
into the finals. If you have not received
your film back, you still have a good
chance of winning one of the prizes.
Watch next month's Photoplay.

COLLEGE amateurs will be interested
in the cinematographic battle between
Cambridge and Oxford.

Oxford started off with work on a col-
lege film, but Cambridge LTniversity
rushed ahead and completed a comedy,
".\unt ALitilda's Nephew." Not only
did the collegians complete the film but
they gave it two successful showings in

Cambridge has an advantage over Ox-
ford in the attitude of the university

authorities toward filming. An amateur cinematographic
society is not allowed at Oxford and there are certain restric-
tions upon private filming.

There are no restrictions at Cambridge and the university
has an enthusiastic society of about fifty members.

camera is a menace!
The officials of Winged
Foot, at Mamaroneck, N.
Y., barred amateurmovie
cameras from the course
during the national open
championship, which was
won by Bobby Jones of

The barring was based
upon the theory that
golfers are as skittish as
thoroughbred horses and
that the least thing
throws them off their
game. The whirr of a
movie camera, said the
officials, was likely to
cause any one of the con-
testants to blow up.
They pointed out that
Johnny Farrell almost
lost the open champion-
ship last year at Olympia
Fields when somebody
shot off an amateur movie
camera under his nose
just as he was about to
make a brassie shot.

The ban on movie

Wallace W. Ward, the Stock-
ton, Calif., cameraman of
film, "Three Episodes,"
prominent in contest

cameras raised a lot of discussion and
much condemnation, be it noted. The
amateurs wanted pictures of the com-
petitors and they said so in a number of
letters to the New York newspapers.

THE Metropolitan Motion Picture
Club (of New York City) held an in-
teresting meeting recently with one hun-
dred and fifty members present. The
meeting was held in the main exhibition
room of the Camera Club. The two-hour
program included an address by Carl
Oswald on "Lenses and Focusing Prob-
lems" and the projection of three amateur
films. One was a news reel by Mrs. James
R. Hughes, of Detroit, Mich. ; another was
the Princeton L^ndergraduate production,
"Incident, ' and the third was Myron
ZobeFs South Sea scenic, "The Fires of
the Dead." All three of these films were
entries in the recent Photoplay contest.

ANEW group of amateurs in New
York, called Eccentric Films, has

Fred Niblo, the professional photoplay director of

Metro-Goldwyn, is an enthusiastic amateur. Here

he is filming his daughter with his Eyemo in her

playground backyard

launched a two-reel film called " What's

Wrong Now?" built from a story by

Lajos Egri, the Hungarian playwright

whose expressionistic drama, " Rapid Transit," was produced

by the Provincetown Players last season.

There will be no subtitles in the film, which will be an attempt
to project realism through the medium of grotesque fantasy.
The story is a satirical attempt to show up hero worship and

judicial methods in

THE Philadelphia
Amateur Motion
Picture Club held its an-
nual banquet recently at
the Adelphia Hotel. Pre-
ceding the banquet, the
club elected the follow-
ing officers:

John T. Collin, presi-
dent; William Burke,
vice-president; and W.
L. Holmes, secretary and

Stockton, Calif., has
under way a citywide
amateur movie contest.
It opened on July 1st.
This club entered four
films in Photoplay's
two contests, for ama-
teur movie makers,
notably, "Three Epi-
sodes," which was a
prominent contender in
the competition now

p. & A. Photos



"Hello, Photoplay readers. We're wishing you all the best of luck!"
So say Hugh Trevor and Olive Borden, of Radio Pictures, as they are
"shot" through the plate glass window of the sound camera booth,
under Bert Glennon's direction. Their voices are clearly visible in the
ridges at the left of the strip of film, the hills and valleys marking the
inflections. Here, for the first time, you can inspect a vocal greeting.
The RCA Photophone apparatus changes sound waves to light waves,
and the voices are registered. In projection, light waves change back
to sound waves, and the screen talks to us


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"Cu-limb upon my knee,
Sonny Boy!" But April
Fool, it isn't Jolson! Some
one gave Eddie Nugent a
box of stove polish to play
with, and look what he did
with it!

Mr. Nugent's im-
pression of Mr.
Harold Lloyd
would appear if he
somewhat resem-
bled Mr. Nugent
wearing cheaters



That Nugent
Boy Out-Lons
Old Man


Mr. Nugent's most successful
impersonation. Here he appears
as Mr. John Gilbert in "The
Cossacks," just as Mr. Gilbert is
about to bite another Cossack.
Mr. Nugent, as you undoubtedly
know, is the studio bright boy
and wise-cracker extraordinary of
M etro- Gold wy n - M ayer

When Mr. Lon Chaney saw
this, he threw away his putty
and detachable teeth and re-
solved to play ingenues here-
after. Mr. Nugent's idea of
Mr. Chaney as that star
looked in the shocker, "The
Unholy Three"

This one wasn't so
hard. The eminent
character star, Mr. Nu-
gent, pretends he is
Billy Haines in the film,
"Show People"


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Gossip of All the Studios


Fishing for pleasure, and not
for the benefit of the camera.
Richard Dis spent his vacation
worrying the trout in the
streams near New York. Rich-
ard is all through with farce
comedies. His new talkies will
present him in romantic roles

A CTORS come and actors go, but
**Hobart Bosworth is eternal and im-
mortal in the Hollywood scheme.

The grand old man of pictures, who came
West when Hollywood was nothing but a
couple of pepper trees, is still as straight,
slim and handsome as an elderly gentleman
can possibly be. One of the grandest sights
in all California is to see him, dressed in
white from top to toe, riding his big white
horse down the bridle path in Beverly

It makes one think there is something
to the human race, after all.

Not long ago the athletic Bosworth was
out in his front yard practisins; archer>-
when a group of visiting Shriners came
along, celeb-hunting.

One of the Nobles leaned on the fence
for a few minutes and watched Hobart
tojang with his bow and arrow.

At last he couldn't resist it.

"Hello, Cupid!" he shouted.

nPHE marvel of Mo\'ietone!
■*• Fifteen years ago while playing in
"The Witching Hour," a stage production,
Raymond Griffith's voice left him.
When talking pictures came into vogue

everyone felt sorry for Griffith. He took a screen test.
The whisper in his voice came through Nabrant and

He is now much in demand for talking pictures.

This may truly be called a "break."

/^UR sleepy little village on the shores of the more or
^-^less Pacific Ocean is still trying to recover from the
fuss and flurry attendant on the arrival of two famous
stage stars.

Irene Bordoni made a quiet entry into our midst, as
the country editor so prettily puts it, mth a retinue of
eight servants.

Somehow Lenore Ulric, with only four ser\'ants, seemed
like a poor relative from IMain Street.

Bordoni had to take a big house to take care of the

Lenore Ulric, not to be outdone, leased a bigger

With only four servants Lenore maj' lend a hand with
the dishes from time to time. Lenore was sa\ed from
complete disgrace at the train by receiving more bouquets
than Bordoni.

TEANETTE LOFF has found that there are too many
J blondes in Hollywood. Her contract with Pathe was
not renewed because she was a blonde and the stock list
already included fi\e golden-haired maidens — .\nn Hard-
ing. Ina Claire, Diane Ellis, Carol Lombard and Constance

■V\ THATE\'ER Jetta Goudal does she does exceedingly
'^ well. She has just learned to cook and does it
"fluently" on the maid's day out.

With so little knowledge that she didn't know it was
possible for a vegetable to burn, she has, in eight weeks,
become a cuUnary e.vpert.

Not content with ordinarj' puddings she wields a wicked
dessert spoon and the resiilt is a souSle designed in an
elaborate pattern.

And her leg of Iamb! Well, my dear, who ever thought
that an animal so meek could become so bizarre?


The ballet of the scrubwomen in "Lummox," a remarkable
study in light, shade and movement. In the background,
standing, is Winifred Westover, who plays the title role. It's
an all talking version of Fannie Hurst's story of a servant girl


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How They Manage Their Homes


The dignified dining room in Clara Bow's home. Oriental rugs,

walnut furniture, rich, red hangings. Clara prefers glassware to

china for most of her table service

heater. Clara's bathroom is a tiny, cramped
affair, with light blue tiling.

The tiny dressing room, in rose damask, is
barely large enough to hold the mirror, the
massage bench and the toilet and perfume
bottles. But leading from it is
the wardrobe — a large room,
lined with glass cupboards. Here
hang twenty-three coats in envi-
able array — with three priceless
fur ones away in storage for the
summer. Thirty day dresses,
fifteen evening dresses (three in
severe black), fortj- sports
dresses, sixty-five pairs of shoes,
sixty hats, twenty negligees . . .
and oh, it takes some tidying up
after Clara has poked around de-
ciding what she will wear on a
given occasion! (Relatives ga-
lore fall heir to these when Clara
tires of them. Clara has swarms
of relations, whom she supports
or aids.)

V\7E mustn't forget the Chinese
*V room, which is Clara's joy.
Only a little room, but perfect in
every detail. Lovely Chmeso
rugs; a huge, low, specially made
couch, cushioned in red and gold
damask; cushions galore in red
and black; Chinese cabinets and
lamps; reel and gold curtains; a
lacquer Shi-Shi with electric eye.^;
large, grotesque lacquer gods and
dragon^. Tea sets, plaques,
brassware, embroideries . . . the
whole valued at $1,526.50. Here
they play bridge, or just talk and
smoke. There are photographs
of Buddy Rogers and Tom Mix
in this room.

The dining room is antique,
in the Spanish style, and very
dignified — space to serve eight
comfortably. Oriental rugs and


walnut wood and a handsome silver tea set on
the sideboard. The drapes are a rich red.
Silk banners adorn the walls. A grandfather's
clock ticks away paternally. An artist's por-
trait of Clara adorns one wall.

The glassware is green with gold scallops.
Sandu-ich plates are of amber. A cocktail
set is of Derby silver, as are the candle-
sticks. Clara has $545 worth of silverware
of a handsome chaste pattern, for table
service. Her tablecloths are of rich, plain
damask linen. The dining room represents

The kitchen is as yours or mine — just a
small, neat one, with a nice, big gas cooker
(S185) and a black, green and ivory color
scheme. Her dishes are of English Cope-
land — fuU set for twelve, with a few odd,
hand-painted pieces. Also thirty-six pieces
for "common use." The kitchen cost
S846.75. Then there is a porch with laun-
dry tubs and a big refrigerator, and a
maid's room.

/^LARA employs four servants: a cook at
^— 'SlOO a month, who wears white duck
trousers all the time in the kitchen. A per-
sonal maid (the cook's daughter) at $100. A
chauffeur-gardener at $140, and a studio
maid at $100. The cook and personal maid
keep the house clean, and the maid washes
Clara's silk underwear, presses her dresses,
etc. . . . "But I still like to do lots of
things for myself," Clara says. "It takes
years to know how to lean on a personal
maid properly. " Clara also dri\-es her own
car most of the time, the chauffeur being
reserved for evenings, or when Clara is
very tired after her day's work.

The admirable and indispensable Daisy

gets $75 a week, and watches over Clara

like a mother.

When Clara is working, her day begins at

7 a.m.; otherwise she stays in bed until 10.

Lately she has been visiting a dentist, which

calls for early rising. Her breakfast consists

of grapefruit juice and coffee.

"Ves, I'm dieting for dear
life," pouts Clara. "I simply
must not get fat — and, oh, I have
such a good cook!"

The elocution teacher comes
at noon, right after Clara has
concluded a starvation lunch of
one egg, one tomato with vine-
gar, a sippet of toast and a cup
of tea. Clara pulls a wTy fa.e
as she offers these sparse details.
Dinner — ugh! A lamb chop or
a very little steak, tomato, coffee
and no dessert.

"But, oh, when I'm off my
diet, I eat everything in sight —
just gobble, gobble, gobble," she
confesses naughtily.

A formal dinner at Clara's
house . . . "Oh, a fruit or fish
cocktail, soup, squab ... al-
though I don't like 'em . . . lots
of vegetables and salady things,
and, say, my cook makes mar-
vellous strawberry whip, all ooxj'
with cream and icing ..." and
Clara's eyes just bulge with

In addition to her care-
fully planned menus,
Clara takes an hour's daily
exercise in her big, well-
equipped gymnasium to
help preserve the girlish
figure that the public de-
mands of its picture

Why AtTI LI O / Rome

Jieauty Specialist to the Italian Aristocracy

advises all his patrician clients
to use Palmolive Soap twice daily

"The finest cleansing agents for the
skin are, by general consent, olive and
palm oils. For that reason, I always
ask my clients to improve complexions
by cleansing the skin twice a day with
Palmolive Soap, which embodies these
two soothing oils in their purest form."


N Rome, at the foot of the his-
toiic "Spanish Stairs," the Piazza

di Spagna is encircled with shops ■"

that attiact the most brilliant so-
ciety. Here, some years ago, a
Ferrara youth came to establish a
beauty shop which, today, is the finest place ot
its kind throughout beautiful Italy. His name
is Attilio CoUa . . . better known to his patrons
as "Attiho."

In his shop, at 68 Piazza di Spagna, he receives
visits from many highly-placed personages of his
own and other lands. Roman patricians naturally
seek his advice on care of the skin. So do women
of the moving picture and stage aristocracy.

"I am perfectly certain," says Attilio, "that
there are countless complexions which are less
lovely than they ought to be, merely because
one of the simplest and most natural of all
beauty treatments is neglected. I refer to the

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