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Lois BuU. . . . Paramount thinks the public is fed up with
calling Clara Bow-do-de-oh-do "The It Girl," and looks for a
new descriptive trademark. Among those it considers is "The
Brooklyn IJonfire." Thanks for the kiss on the cheek — that's
one of mine. I have a better. The sign on their own Rialto
Theater in New York read— Clara Bow— "The Wild Party."
. . . Louise Dresser is confined to her home after having been
bitten by a cat. .'Ml right, Louise, what was her name? . . .
M.-G.-M. has just sent S2S0 worth of cosmetics to Edwina
Booth of "Trader Horn" in .\frica. Go on, there isn't that
much face in the world! . . . Dorothy Parker, the wit, says she
wants to write the theme song for "The Bridge of San Luis
Rey." What would it be but "The San Luis Blues"? . . . Guy
Oliver has just appeared in his 31Sth picture. Next he'll tell us
he plaved the caboose in "The Great Train Robbery." ... In
Chicago, during a showing of "Noah's Ark," the synchroniza-
tion blew a tire. Big Boy Williams and George O'Brien were
shown having a hot tiff when the screen said, in Dolo Costello's
voice, "Kiss me again for France!" ... In Hollywood they call
the camera booth the "doghouse."

Do You

"Your diet should include at

least two quarts of fluid every



Dr. H. B. K. Willis

HAVE you a problem of diet? Let Dr. Willis of
PHOTOPLAY be your adviser. Write to him
in care of PHOTOPLAY, 816 Taft Building,
Hollywood, Calif. And be sure to enclose a self-
addressed stamped envelope for reply. Dr.Willis
will give your question his personal attention.

""▼"T" '▼'ATER we're waiting for, oh, my heart?"

\ \ / This should be the lament of the dehydrated
^V^V dames and damsels of today who are thirsting to
become thin, if you will pardon the distortion of
Tosti's famous love song's first line.

In this, the hey-day of the food faddists, the reductionists
and the dietetic cranks, there are probably more fallacies
extant about water and its proper place in the dietary than
perhaps any other article of food.

The reductionist commands you not to drink water if you
would get thin because it is the element which gives weight to
the body.

The food faddist declares that over-indulgence in water will
thin the blood and produce
grave disease of the kidney.

The dietetic crank advises
limiting the fluid intake be-
cause it interferes with the
processes of digestion.

Such statements are rank
fallacies as well as being utter
absurdities. But as a result
of these contradictory dicta,
he or she who would diet to
preserve health is absolutely
baffled and apt to exclaim in
despair, "Water, water, every-
where, nor any drop to drink."
Water should be used freely
both internally and externally.
This discussion will be con-
fined to its internal applica-
tion. Its external employ-
ment by my readers must be at
the dictates of conscience.

Water is a tremendously
vital factor in the body nutri-
tion. It is of greater impor-
tance than the ordinary food-
stuffs and is second only to oxy-
gen when measured by the

WHY do you need plenty of water?
"First, because it is the best food
solvent. Second, it is indispensable as a
sewage fluid. Third, it is an important
factor in the regulation of body tempera-

When should water be taken and how
much is essential to health 1

"Drink a pint of hot water in the
morning, soon after you arise. Drink a
glass of water before and after each meal
and a glass between meals. At bedtime
drink another pint of water."

Is water fat-producing?

"The drinking of water favors in-
creased bodily activities and it is signifi-
cant to note that all of the reputable
reduction regimens call for a liberal
amount of fluid."

urgencv of demand and the proin|>lness with which disaster
follows failure of supply. The normal diet should contain an
adequate amount of fluid because water has at least three im-
portant functions in the body.

First, it is the best food solvent; second, it is indispensable as
a sewage fluid; and third, it is an important factor in the regu-
lation of the body temperature. It is the water in the body
which not only carries the food elements to the body cells but
also carries away from the cells the waste products of the life
processes. .\11 chemical reactions lake place more freely in
the presence of water and since the building-up and tearing-
down processes, going on endlessly in the body in this con-
tinuous performance which we call life, are largely chemical,

we must have the medium
present in which these chemical
interchanges take place best.
The importance of water to the
body is so evident, the need
of water so promptly recog-
nized and so easily met, that
little discussion is required.

WATER is taken into the
bod\- by wa\- of the large
and small intestine, the stomach
absorbing little or none. More
than two quarts of water are
lost to the body daily through
the kidneys, the lungs, the skin
and the bowel. Healthy indi-
\iduals maintain a fairly accu-
rate balance between fluid in-
takes and outputs. As the
output increases the individual
instinctively drinks more fluid.
When more fluid than is
needed is taken, the output in-

You receive your water
from three sources — from the



ow They Manage

Walk right in — Mr. and Mrs. Walter Morosco
want to show you their new home

The "Whoopee Room"
— so named by Corinne
Griffith and Walter
Morosco because they
designed it specially
as a playroom for en-
tertaining their guests
with games, cards and
music. It is an amus-
ing, gay room, in mod-
ern French style, done
in orange, black and

WHEN Corinne Griffith and Walter Morosco de-
cided to acquire a new home, they gave up a
three-acre "estate" in favor of plain No. 912 N.
Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills. An estate was a
bit too pretentious for a couple who have to be away so much.
" Besides, if neither of us earned another penny, we could
live in this house for the rest of our lives," says Corinne, who
believes in keeping one eye on the future. "The estate was
too expensive."

But they have made of the new home a luxurious treasure
house. It stands on a large corner lot, surrounded by soft
green lawns and shrubberj'. A rich contractor had built it for
himself. "And we can brag that we have the best built house
in California," Corinne says, laughingly.

It was originally Spanish type, but Corinne didn't think
'that suited her personality. The Spanish arches have been
transformed into Italian squares — and Italy and Vienna form
the prevaihng 7notif. An Italian-style front door is adorned
with huge stone vases of growing ivy — for "friendship."

BUT once inside, I want to begin with Corinne's personal
bathroom. It is the room one remembers above all others.
Picture, then, a circular domed room, with walls and ceiling
panelled in rich gold moire silk, and carpeted with a thick,
putty-colored velvet rug, specially water-proofed, so that
Corinne's dainty toes need not touch cold tiles.

The bath is sunken with an arched inset in the background,
lined with mirror and glass shelves, whereon stand bath-salts
of numerous rare perfumes, pink June Geranium soap,
powders and glistening rows of cut glass bottles.

The wash-basin is of soHd black marble, on crystal legs, and
all the faucets and plumbing fixtures are of solid gold! There
is an exquisite httle table of hand-painted Italian workman-
ship and a gold brocade-covered chair. Pale blue taffeta
curtains are at the window.

Above the window are hand-painted wooden strips, de-
picting "The Divine Lady" in her various portraits.

In a more practical alcove stand the scales — inevitable


A Venetian palace of the Early Seventeenth

Century contributed these handsomely carved

green and gold doors, which form a picturesque

background for Miss Griffith







A view of
it hardly

piece of furniture in a lovely Hollywood
star's home. The face towels are of the
finest linen, monogrammed " C. G. M."
The bath towels, of heavy terry cloth, have
a border of red roses, which same design
also ornaments Corinne's bathrobe.

A soft rose-ecru carpet of delicate rich-
ness covers the floor of Corinne's bedroom.
Heavy rose-ecru silk drapes extend from
floor to ceiling at the windows, with soft pale pink georgette
crepe curtains between, veiling the sunlight.

The Italian bed, three-quarter size, boasts flesh colored crepe
de chine sheets and pillow slips, and the coverlet is of pink
marabou feathers. Dozens of tiny pillows, in exquisite cases,
are piled upon the one huge down pillow beneath.

Drian engravings, in silver frames, adorn the walls. A fire-
place, with Italian mirror and candelabra on the mantel, and
in the center a perfume burner of wrought crystal that lights
up a striking design as it burns; Italian settees, upholstered in
pink brocade; a screen; a portrait of Lady Hamilton; and
bedside tables supporting a lamp and clock on one side, flowers
and a book, "Fabulous New Orleans," on the other; an Italian

the outside of the house. Lovely as this picture is,
prepares one for all the luxury and gorgeousness
Yet elegance does not overshadow the hospitable,
home spirit

cabinet, with portraits of Walter and Corinne's mamma.
It is here that Corinne sits up in bed at 7 A. M. to take her
orange juice and toast — her only breakfast. Here, too, the
Viennese cook submits the day's menus, the while Corinne
crinkles her pretty brow, making suggestions and changes. She
rises daily at 8 A. M. and, after the bath, steps into —

THAT amazing dressing room. Here again the circular molij
. . . the huge mirror being round, the stool and chairs low and
round. The walls, between wall mirrors, are of cream and
silver. Rose pink satin drapes ... a shelved glass stand
beside the mirror to hold all the important cosmetics — tortoise-
shell and silver toilet articles ... a silver hat hanger, and

behind the wall mirrors, closets
of every shape and size — for dress-
es, shoes, underwear, scarves,
handkerchiefs, belts, in alluring

Stepping out into the carpeted
hall, decked with chintz cur-
tains, sofas and cabinets, the
walls hung with quaint Boilly
colored engravings, we come to
a huge sun porch. Here stands
a bed, designed for open-air
sleeping for Walter, and covered
with a large sheet to preserve it
from the day's dust.

Walter's bedroom is modern — •
designed exclusively by Corinne.
The furniture is black mahog-
any and the walls are ivory. A
gavl)' striped coverlet drapes the
bed and a roomy jazzy-covered
chair lends a dashing note. A
bedside table holds a lamp and


The library. From the balcony
one can comfortably watch mo-
tion pictures, thrown on a
screen in the "Whoopee Room"
below. The projection machine
fits into the removable upper
panels of the library doors


Amateur Movies

By Frederick James Smith

Film eliminations progress in PHOTOPLAY contest —
Club and College activities

As this issue of
Photoplay goes to
press, the committee
of judges in the $2,000
Amateur Movie Contest
still is examining the many
entries from all parts of
the world.

Many more films were
submitted than in Photo-
play's first amateur con-
test of a year ago. The
average of merit is much
higher. This is necessitat-
ing a much more lengthy
examination of the contest
films than was necessary
in the previous contest. It
is hoped that, in the Aug-
ust issue, this department
will be able to present a
full list of the contestants
who have survived the
preliminaries. From those
who have won a place in
the finals will come the
idtimate winners.

shots, made in haphazard
fashion, fail to hold the in-
terest. A good scenic is as
difficult to create, edit and
cut as a dramatic story.
Perhaps more so.

The outstanding point
of merit in almost all the
contest films is the photog-
raphy. Amateurs are get-
ting some amazing eftects,
particularly with their six-
teen millimeter cameras.
Fade-outs, dissolves, mov-
ing camera effects, angle
shots and striking shadow
eft'ects predominate. Am-
ateurs know their cameras.


Scene showing the making of "Incident," filmed by
the Undergraduate Motion Picture Club of Prince-
ton University for PHOTOPLAY'S Contest. Earl Bar-
nouw plays the leading role in this production

A MORE detailed report upon the contesting films will be
presented later. However, it is possible now to say that
the chief fault of the amateur makers of dramatic stories is lack
of clarity.

The amateur directors fail to tell their story concisely
and clearly. This
fault could be rem-
edied by showing
the film from time to
time to friends who
know nothing about
the story.

After weeks of work
upon a f ilm , the
amateur, just as does
the professional
photoplay maker,
loses his perspective.
He begins to think he
is clearly relating an
incident when, in
reality, he is just pro-
viding a confused
slant upon it. At least
several of the contest
dramatic films failing
to survive the pre-
liminaries would have
had a good chance for
a prize had they been
edited and had they
been cut better and
more expertly titled.

The big error in the
amateur making of
scenics, it seems from
this contest, is lack of
a basic idea. A lot of

Richard de Pole and Malcolm Lee Harvey in an interesting

scene from the Little Screen Player production of "Bon-

zabar the Beggar," submitted in the Photoplay contest.

Mr. de Fole plays the title role

T the University of
Oregon a five to seven
thousand foot standard
width production is under
way. This story, as jet
untitled but put into
scenario form by James
Frank McBride, will re-
late the experiences of a
typical freshman during his first year. Naturally it will have
plenty of authentic collegiate atmosphere.

Five hundred and thirty students took screen tests for the
important roles, and, from these tests, the cast was chosen.
Dorothy Burke was selected for the feminine lead. She is a

brunette type and un-
usually attractive.
\'erne Elliott has the
role of freshman hero.
Other leading rolt-s
will be p 1 a _\' e d b >■
Phyllis Van Kimmell,
who is to do an un-
sophisticated fresh-
man; Jewell Ellis,
who will play an ultra-
modern co-ed; Wil-
liam Overstreet, as an
athlete friend of the
hero; and James
Lyons, as the villain.
The directors have
the entire student
body to call upon for
extra roles.

The film has the full
sanction of the uni-
versity officials.
Beatrice Milligan,
James Raley and
Carvel Nelson are the
students in charge of
the production, while
George Godfrey is
faculty advisor and
general superx'isor.

PAGE 106 1

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Gossip of All the Studios


To Africa for "Trader Horn"—
To tropic isles for sea and sky —
For there's no drama nearer home!
Men merely love and laugh and die.

MAE MURRAY has signed a contract to star for Tiffany-
Stahl. We'Ubehearingsomethingbesidesthesputterof the
Kleigs and the shouts of the directors in the vicinity of the
studio. For Mae is about as calm as a broncho. During her
regime at M.-G.-M. strong men were known to become nervous

The story goes that the late Marcus Loew, as kindly a soul
as ever made a contract, swore undying loyalty to Mae because
she helped dig him out of a financial hole in the old Metro days,
by her good pictures.

IT was her right to O. K. all stories, directors, wardrobe and
even still pictures that concerned her in any way. One day
she paused over a batch of proofs that revealed her left
shoulder to say, "Ah, very nice, but that isn't my dimple."

The photographer looked unhappy. " But the picture hasn't
been retouched," he explained.

"Of course, it's been retouched. I guess I know my own
dimple. Mine is round and pretty. This thing in the picture
is long and scrawny."

And with that she left the set, found the offending negative,
tore it into bits and jumped on it with both lier little heels.

JOSEPHINE DUNN returned to M.-G.-M., after
having been loaned to Fox, in a radiant mood. "The
grandest thing happened. They tell me over there
Siat I have sex appeal."

THE film actors are now busy about the work of re-selling
themselves for talking pictures by way of the speaking

Leatrice Joy and others have already had their whirl at the footlights and
are back on the lots. Wanda Hawley, one of the ace blondes ten years ago,
is appearing in Los Angeles in a show called " Illegitimate." Who should be
appearing opposite Franklin Pangborn in "Tons of Money," an EngHsh
farce, but our favorite Hollywood sophisticate, .Eileen Pringle? And the
current fad for revivals is getting a Los .\ngeles play at the hands of Edward
Everett Horton, \vith "Streets of New York," and with Enid Bennett as
his leading lady.

And they all hope that ninety' per cent of the audiences are cheerful talkie
directors and the other ten happy and well fed dramatic critics.

T'^HEY tell an amusing story about William Collier, Sr., \^■hen he did his
-^ first picture work with Victor Schertzinger.

He was considerably held down in his various scenes and when he asked
why he was not allowed to put in all his bits of business the director told him
it was to sa\'e footage.

A few days later he said to Schertzinger, "I'm going to call you 'Vic. It'll
save footage."

TRYING BERLIN tells this one on himself.

-'- When he was a little newsboy in New York the larger kids, annoyed that
he sold more papers than they, ganged on him one day and threw him into
the ri\er. He was finally rescued, but when the doctor arri\ed he found
that his right hand was closed so tightly that it had to be pried open.
They discovered that he clutched seven pennies.
.\nd, he adds, this characteristic has been passed
along. His little daughter fell down the steps the
other day. The doctor was called. Her left hand
closed. In it she held a bright new dollar her
father had given her that morning.

Keeping step
with the fashions
in sports clothes.
Even on the
beach Evelyn
Brent wears sport
shoes and thin
woolen socks with
wide, figured cuffs

If I could play the saxophone
And do a tap-dance all alone —
If I could sing "Sweet Adeline,"
Or even moan and groan and whine
About my Mammy's Alabama
I think I'd try The Silent Drama!


"Sound track" leather cuffs encircle the sheer silk
socks worn by Raquel Torres. The zigzag design
is like the voice reproducing lines on the edge of
the sound films. And so Miss Torres may have
music wherever she goes

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