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Conrad Veidt as a magician in a much over-acted and
over-directed film. Part talkie. (-Sep/.)

LAUGHING AT DEATH— F BO.— Bob Steele,
the Western actor, in curls and ribbons as one of these
m\'thical princes. Whoops! Silent. (Sept.)

LAWLESS LEGION. THE— First National —A
cowboy story, with Ken Maynard. that is good
enough entertainment for anybody. Silent. (June.)

LEATHERNECK, THE— Pat he .—Good, silent
film crippled with some talk. Bill Boyd, Alan Hale
and Co. fine in Marine yarn. Part Talkie. {April.)

• LETTER. THE— Paramount.— The talkies'
first big emotional performance, by Jeanne
Eagels. Good strong drama. Not for kids. All
Talkie. (May.)

LONE WOLF'S DAUGHTER, THE— Columbia.

— Bert Lytell's perennial crook, the Lone Wolf, in a
good melodramatic comedy. Part Talkie. (May.)

LOVE IN THE DESERT— FBO.— Smart and

funny version of the good old hot-sand stuff, with
Olive Borden, Hugh Trevor, Noah Beery. Part
Talkie. {April.)



NAVAJO — Goodwill. — Lives and habits of the
Navajo Indians, shot among them. Very educational.
Just a little longer news reel. Silent. (May.)

NEW BANKROLL, THE— Mack Sennett.—Andv

Clyde and Harry Gribbon and lots of very pretty
girls. Old time comedy. All talkie. (Sept.)

NEW YEAR'S EVE— Fox.— Dripping with senti-
mentality and sticky with melodrama. Sound.
(Jutie.)

NO MORE CHILDREN— Broughton. — Tasteless
and worthless birth control propaganda. Don't be
fooled, it's just stupid. Silent. (June.)

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH— Paramount.—
Richard Dix in an old. but good, stage farce. A
pleasant evening's entertainment. All Talkie. (July.)

NOT QUITE DEGENT—Fox.— Louise Dresser
also does an Al Jolson. Can you bear it? Part
Talkie. (July.)

OBJECT, ALIMONY— Columbia.-He done right
by our Nell, the little shop-girl, but it all made a trite
and feeble picture. Silent. (April.)

ONE WOMAN IDEA. THE— Fox.— Rod La
Rocque is a Persian diplomat who falls in love, and
that's about all. Sound. (Sept.)

• ON WITH THE SHOW— Warners.— Singing,
dancing, talking and Technicolor. Good on
spectacle but weak on comedy. .A.11 Talkie. (Aug.)



Producer Announcements of T^ew Pictures
and Stars

While all good advertising is news, we consider producer advertising

of particular interest to our readers. With this directory you easily

can locate each announcement:



Educational Page 154

First National Page 141

Fox Film Corp Page 149

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer . . Page 145



Paramount Page 4

RKO (Radio Pictures) , . Page 133

Universal Page 131

Warner Bros Page 153



LOVE TRAP, THE— rTniversal.-Laura LaPlante.
with little help from Neil Hamilton, proves that
chorus girls are good girls. Part talkie. {Sept.)

LURE OF THE SOUTH SEAS, THE— Coopera-
tive. — Picturesque, authentic South Sea story, filmed
among those dream isles. Silent. (May.)

A MADAME X— M.-G.-M.— Fine performance
Fs by Ruth Chatterton in this reliable old sob
producer. All Talkie. (Jiily.)

MAN AND THE MOMENT, THE— First Na-
tional — An old-fashioned ripsnorting movie, all love
and action. Billie Dove starred. Part talkie. (Sept.)

MAN HIGHER UP, THE— M.-G.-M.— Three-reel
talkie, with Robert Edeson and Hobart Bosworth in
fine voice. Heavy dramraer. All Talkie. {April.)

MAN I LOVE, THE— Paramount.— A slight
story, but vou'll like Richard Arlen's work. All
Talkie. (JtUy.)

MASKED EMOTIONS— Fox.— Good melodrama
of adventure and brotherly love. Silent. (July.)

MASQUERADE — Fox.— Remade from silent ver-
sion of "The Brass Bowl." Old fasliioned plot, but
Leila Hyams is nice. All talkie. (Sept.)

MORGANNE THE ENCHANTRESS— Franco-
Film. — -One of the very worst from France. Awful
story, acting ham de/wxe. Silent. {Sept.)

MOTHER'S BOY— Pathe.— Just another Jolson
plot, only this time the singer is an Irishman, Morton
Downey. All Talkie. (July.)

MOULIN ROUGE— World Wide.— Paris boulevard
piece made in Paris and London by A. E. Dupont,

with a Russian star. Mile. Chekova. Sound. (April.)

MYSTERIOUS DR. FU MANCHU, THE—

Paramount. — Fantastic mvstery yarn, with Oriental
deviltry. All Talkie. (Aug.)

• MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, THE— M.-G.-M.—
Beautiful and thrilling all-color production
based on Jules Verne's story. Entertaining fantasy,
Sound. (May.)



• OUR MODERN MAIDENS— M.-G.-M. —
Joan Crawford and Doug Fairbanks, Jr.. in a
sequel to "Our Dancing Daugliters." Must you be
told that it's a sure-fire hit? Sound. (July.)

• PAGAN, THE— M.-G.-M.— Beautifully made
South Sea romance, with fine work by Ramon
Novarro, Renee Adoree and others. See it. Sound.
(April.)

• PARIS BOUND— Pathe.— A smooth drama of
domestic woes that introduces to the screen
Ann Harding, stage beauty and good actress. All
talkie. (Sept.)

PAWNS OF PASSION— World Wide.— Rather
better tlian its title and also better than most foreign
productions. Silent. (July.)

PEACOCK FAN, THE— Chesterfield.— A quickie
mystery melodrama that could only happen in the
films. Tom ("Big Parade") O'Brien in it. Silent.
(May.)

PHANTOMS OF THE NORTH— All Star— One
of the old time Northwest epics, with nothing to dis-
tinguish it. Silent. (Sept.)

PHYSICIAN, THE — Tiffany-Stahl. — Terrible
story of the naicotic evil well acted by Miles Mander
and Elsa Brink. Silent. (Sept.)

PLUNGING HOOFS— Universal.— Forthose who
are crazy over horses, horses, horses. Silent. (June.)

POINTS WEST— Universal.— Good old-fashioned
Western melodrama. Silent. (June.)

PRINCE OF HEARTS, THE— Imperial.— Weak
carboncopy of "The Merry Widow." Silent. (July.)

• PRISONERS— First National.— Effective en-
tertainment. Just to be different, tlie locale in
this one is a Hungarian night club. Part Talkie.
(Aug.)

PROTECTION— Fox.— More bootlegging drama.
With some exciting moments. Sound. (Aug.)
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Girls'
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Fay Compton gives a new angle to the
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but clever wife in "Fashions in Love," in
which Adolphe Menjou plays the tem-
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DEAR CAROLYN VAN WYCK:
I've fallen in love, desperately and
truly in love, with an artist. And he has
all the so-called temperament that is associa-
ated with talent and genius. After I had known
him but a short time I realized that he was
often moody, easily carried away by flattery
and as easily hurt by criticism. When he is
tired or when his work is not progressing well
he is sometimes very curt and quarrelsome —
even mth me. But when he is in a mellow,
happy mood he is the most enchanting com-
panion and the sweetest lover a girl ever had.
He says he loves me dearly, that of all the
girls he has known I am the only one who has
touched his heart. I know he has often
thought himself in love and has paid marked
attention to a number of girls in rapid succes-
sion. When I remind him of this, he assures
me it was only their beauty or charm which
appealed to his artistic sense, and the fact that
the infatuation didn't last shows it was not
real.

TN my heart I believe him — every word he
••■says. He has given me all his leisure time for
almost a year, and while his profession brings
him into constant contact with women and he
works with one lovely model after another, I
have no reason to think he's had an interest
in other girls since our friendship began.

He has so many of the social

graces and mannerisms that
men employ to gain favor with
women that he often gives the
appearance of evil, and my
friends don't believe me when
I tell them I am the only girl
he cares for. I know they are
pitying me, and it hurts me ter-
ribly. Of course I realize they
are not in love with him and
therefore cannot feel that in-
tuitive something which makes
me trust him in spite of appear-
ances. I know it is just his
way to be ingratiating and
charming with women and to
enjoy their attention and flat-
tery. I ttiink my nature is big
enough to overlook it, as long
as I feel sure I am the only one
he really loves.

But if I marry him and then
begin U> doubt, my life will be
miserable. And if I don't
marry him I know I will be
just as unhappy. I can foresee
no other drawbacks to our hap-
piness together — just his tem-
peramental disposition and his



susceptibility to women who make a fuss o\'er
him. I don't blame them, he is so handsome,
so fine and talented. But I don't want to share
him. Do you think I am running that risk by
marrying him?

Ann K.

A S I sat down to answer your letter, Ann. I
■' ^stopped to glance through a magazine for
salesmen which had found its way to my desk,
and my attention was caught by a cartoon.
It showed a salesman, dressed in a cook's cap
and apron, holding a big cake (his sales talk)
which had just come from an oven labeled
Sincerity. The ingredients of the cake were
Persuasiveness, Tact and Directness. The
salesman-cook was depicted as saying tri-
umphantly, "Nothing comes out of that oven
half-baked."

That cartoon does not apply only to sales-
men, except in the sense that we are all selling
our talents, our energies, our capacity for lov-
ing and doing and being, for the rewards they
bring us in achievement and happiness. And
the combination of persuasiveness in the right
amount, of directness when the situation calls
for it, of tact at all times, blended into a perfect
whole by the fire of sincerity, is a recipe that
can be used by all of us and which seldom fails.

Fay Compton plays a part in a recent motion
picture, "Fashions in Love,'' which perfectly



Can Love Triumph
Over Temperament?

Is This Month's Discussion

ANN'S problem differs only in degree from that of many girls.
Freedom for both partners in marriage is essential to happi-
ness. It is license, not freedom, that develops serious tangles.

The many requests I have received for the reducing booklet and
complexion leaflet prove that girls generally have learned the
value of a healthy, symmetrical body and the charm of a clear
skin. Ten cents will bring you these reducing exercises and
menus. There is no charge for the complexion leaflet.

1 want to be helpful to you, to keep you informed about the
newest aids to beauty, to attractive dressing and good grooming.
When you write me, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed
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illustrates this point. The situation she has to
face and which she successfully dominated was
so analogous to yours that her methods are
well worth your study.

In that picture Adolphe Menjou gives an
excellent interpretation of a great concert
pianist who has many of the virtues and faults
you see in the man you want to marry. Be-
cause of his fame, the allure of his music and
his personality, he is constantly being flattered
and fawned upon by women.

HIS wife (Fay Compton) understands that
praise and adulation are necessary to a man
of his temperament and genius, and she realizes
it is hard for him to resist these mild affairs
with other women. Because of their fleeting
quality she believes they do not offer any real
competition.

Like yourself, she believes implicitly that she
is the one woman her husband loves. So, with
rare understanding, she overlooks the child-
ishness which allows him to be carried away by
ephemeral praise and the flattering attentions
of girls who see only the best and sweetest
side of his nature — who see only the assured
manner of a man who has mastered his art and
is happy in his triumphs.

Only those who are close to him — only his
\\ife — can know what a creature of many
moods such a man really is, how much he

draws upon the people around

him for protection from petty
annoyances, for poise under
disturbing conditions, for com-
fort and understanding. She
caters to his moods with the
tenderness of a mother, waits
on him, conserves his time and
energy, and as much as possible
saves him from the results of
his own folly.

The day comes when he need'
a severe lesson, and all the
wisdom she has learned, all the
saving sense of humor she has
had to cultivate, all her faith
in him and her confidence in
herself are brought to bear
upon the situation.

I'm not going to spoil the
picture for you by telling you
what happens and how she
solves her problem, but she
uses the ver> methocis that our
cartoon stipulates. Never for-
getting the constant need for
tact — which is just another
name for kindness, the great
power of loving persuasiveness

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/T'S a great pleasure to print Leatrice Joy's picture this month, because everyone's so happy
over her new successes. Leatrice was one of Hollywood's smart girls when the talkies came
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audiences didn't love her! Now she is busy and happy out at First National




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C 'y HIS girl will go singing down the ages as the first operetta star of the audible screen, so
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rHE smile that won America ! The first French actor since Max Linder to win gobs of love
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