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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 29, 1927)
Jack Majovski Sees Hollywood
Through Glasses of Movie Star
‘Opportunity for Girls to Get ^ork?’ He Says ‘No’
The Hollywood pictured in the
mind’s eye of the overage movie
fan which is largely based on screen
attractions (or disattractions) he
lias seen, and the Hollywood as it
actually exists are very different, in
the - opinion of George Majovski,
pre-medics senior, who spent the
summer working in studios at the
movie colony. Jack was one of the
ten Oregon boys selected from the
University last spring in the na
tional movie tryouts.
As a publicity stunt he hiked
south to Hollywood, seeing the coun
try at first-hand, and getting into
good, physical trim. The Portland
papers gave him a good send-off
which was to open the way to
How lie got into the ■ movies m
another story. Suffice it to say
that it was far from a simple pro
ee lure. Letters of introduction
we:y so many scraps of paper.
As to the opportunity for girls
to get screen work,, the answer was
an emphatic “No!” “Girls,” said
Jack, “have far less chance to get
into pictures than boys, and boys
have siwli a microscopic chance tlial
it is practically nil.” Jobs of all
sorts are constantly opening up, but
not in relation to the motion pic
An example is cited bv Jack
where an acquaintance of his, a
Mexican youth of high caste, had
been on the waiting list of the pic
ture, “The Thief of Bagdad,” star
ring Douglas Fairbanks, for almost
Looks aren’t the only requisite to
a movie career, says this . embryo
actor. There must be talent to go
along with them.
If you have talent, education, and
good looks, you are not assured of a
future in the movies. Jack pointed
out. It is. next to impossible to get
within the gates of a studio, Tim
milkman, the fuel mail, or the ice
man have passes.
Actors and actresses who are pop
ular with the movie-going public
'■ are reticent about being seen by
I tourists. They know that they rep
resent the ideals of the people in
1 the types they portray and they do
not rare to be observed in real life.
Stories of actors' and actresses’
| drinking are exaggerated, Majovski
j asserts. Actors must keep in trim
as do athletes if they are to do
; t heir best work and keep their posi
tb ns. Motion picture people are
| artists, he says. When a picture on
j the screen portrays tears or some
ether emetion#it is real. Artists are
| temperamental. He cites the case of
Belle Bennett, who starred in ‘’Stella
Dallas.” Two weeks before the com
pletion of the picture her 16-ycar
: old son died. She went ahead and
! iinished the picture. Her work of
S putting over the mother role was
; extremely real—she was actually a
1 heartbroken mother,
i Majovski in his picture work,
j which he insists was confined to very
i minor parts, came to know Douglas
1 Fairbanks, Rohald Coleman, Harry
j Longdon, and many other stars of
• trie silver screen.
Jack told of a few of Iris on a
parts in picture work. In the pic
ture “The Golden Snare,” which
i has not been released, he doubled
for Lewis Stone. At one time he
was called upon to dash into a burn
ing building and return carrying
Ruth Renick, leading lady in the
In Douglas Fairbank’s new pic
ture, "The Gaucho,” Majovski
danced the tango. lie hail numerous
parts -in mob scenes. He secured
some jobs with Fox and Christie
comedies. He met a number of in
teresting and famous people who
were not movie actors, including
Rupert Hughes and Judge Ben Lind
sey, who was on the campus a week
“I’d certainly like to live in Fort
land and receive the pay 1 got in
Hollywood,” he said, when asked as
to living conditions in the movie,
oloiiv. “ Brices for eats arc easily
twice as high around the studios as
they are here.
Ancient Clock, First Article Ordered
On Campus, Ticks on Depot Wall
The1 first article ever ordered on
ilie* campus now quietly tick-tacks
iiwav on tile wail of idle i in* com
t'inftf itJn •'University depot and post
office, located in a part of the red
Prick building which also houses
the campus whistle an<i power
Back in 1871i, this same clock
took uji duty on the wall of the
tjuartz now called Condon hall back
of Johnston hall. The most pecu
liar thing about it is the. heavy iron
weight that moves up and down on
a yellow string. When the clock
runs down, the iron pcice flops on
the frame, if someone doesn't wind
* it up quickly. When wound, tlie
big square of metal is pushed tight
to the lower part of the clock
flame. Crain Bros, were responsible
for its existence.
Besides the possession of the old
clock, the University depot boasts
of several old pictures of the hails
on the campus. The lost and found
department contains, all of the
relics of several years past. Things
are not found in single numbers
but in pairs and dozens. There are
coats, hats, a lone bathing cap,
lings, vanity compacts, approxi
mately JO fountain pens, umbrellas,
a cane and a little holster for a re
volver, and a number of trinkets.
All lost and found articles are
numbered and entered1 in a big yel
low book with the date of the find
Try Emerald Classified Ads.
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Send the Emerald Home.
Here’s Something To ]5o
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Come to Our—
Dancing 9 to 12 p. hi. Saturday]
right. Sunday night 8 to 11 p. [
m. with • Jimmie’s Orchestra.”
You'll Find,the College Gang;
_— ■■ Lf • ■ "XI ' .1JB
ing alongside. Some of the books
and pamphlets are placed on a
stand uutsidc of the window. A. per
fectly good theme on ‘“Buddhism”
lies alone and neglected among a
number of notebooks and other
Lessons strictly private, re
sists guaranteed. We are
teachers to Eugene’s best
dancers. Latest combinations
and routines. No slow dia
gram or chart methods. We
have you dancing first lesson..
Special short course $5.00.
One lesson will convince you.
Open Daily, 1 to 9 p. m,
•Oregon "s Photographed Splendors
JSoiv on Display in Little Art Gallery
By R. H.
Cold, gray stillness of fog on the
liver. Skeleton-like frames of bridges
receding in the distance, changing
to giant phantoms in the misty air.
In the fifi'eground a houseboat at
anchor seems lifeless and deserted.
Shell an impression is given in
“October Morning,” one of a col
lection of photographic studies by
Albert and Alda Jourdan, Portland
photographers, on display in the
little gallery at the Arts building.
“October Morning” is one of a
group of bridge studies, so-called
because the pictures were taken
from bridges spanning the Colum
bia and Willamette rivers, or other
“A Nook in tin1 Cliff,” another
of this group, lias a peculiarly soft
finish similar to a study in pastels.
It is purely artistic photography for
its own sake. The light and dark
are deftly brought out, and the ob
server has a sensation of truly be
ing upon the cliff, looking down
upon the water.
A portrait of Feodor Chaliapin,
opera singer, lias more of the (de
ment of spontaneity than the other
portraits, though they are all good
likenesses. It is alive, vital. It
does not seem posed. “The Skip
per” has a certain naturalness, and
gliows a grizzled-faced man, pipe in
mouth, wearing an old seaman
There are many other portraits of
interest. Signor Alberto Bimboni,
the composer, is shown laughing,
cigarette-holder between liis teeth.
A small bov in plaid jacket, study
ing over a checker-board, is entitled
“Notre Fils.” There are pleasing
likenesses of Lewis Browne, autlipf
of “Tlio Believing World”; Mon-,
sieur Emil Jacques, the painter;
Bruce Knowlton, of the Portland
Opera company, A. E. Doyle and
W. G. Purcell, architects, and many
“October Sunlight on Alder
Street” :fnd, “Alder Street *011 a
Rainy Day” catch the rhythm of
city life on a well known Portland
Some studies of Fourth of July
crowds at Council Crest park have
a certain appeal. They remind one
of a Middle West county fair.
Two pictures of the Skfidmo-V',
fountain in the old part of Portland
No Matter How Much
YOU KNOW ONLY SO MUCH AS
YOU REMEMBER. Your mind will
obey you just in proportion to the
requirements you place upon it if
you give it a chance. You cun al
ways remember if you train your
mind to serve you when and as you
want it to serve. You can think
and talk better and clearer with
training that will take but a few
minutes of your/ time. Prof. M. V.
Atwood, formerly of the N. Y. Col
lege of Agriculture at Ithaca, now
Editor of Utica Herald-Dispatch
wrote: “I have all memory courses
and yours is the best of the lot.
You owe it to the public to publish
it in book form.” In response to
this and other demands this course
lias been issued in a handy little
volume to fit your pocket and the
cost is but Three Dollars postpaid
until December when Five Dullars
will be the price.
LIFE AND HERALD,
Johnson 'City, N. Y.
Rainier Coal Co.
COAL AND BRIQUETTES
15 E. 7th St.
for your Christmas Photographs
In October wo can render better service than dur
ing the Christ mas rush. We will accommodate you
in every way possible,—hold the pictures for de
livery until the week before Christmas and gen
erally be of greater satisfaction than if you “put it
off until the last minute.-’
Photographs of Distinction
961 Willamette Next to Rex Theatre Phone 1697
bring to mind n cobblestone court
in some European city.
All of the nrchitectur.il studies,
and some of the buildings in the
process of construction, have been
'portrayed in u way which shows tin
artists’ knowledge and understand
ing of symmetry and line.
There are two views of the West
minister Presbyterian church in
Portland, which is done after the
manner of English! par h (lothic
'architecture. One shows the entire
| church, gray stone, covered with
| vines. The Clackamas county court
i house is well brought out in another
] Sunlight through leaves with lit
[ tie spatters of shadow on the road,
j may be seen in tile study. " A Road i
I Up Chehalem Mountain." A pano
J ramie view from the summit of j
i Chehalem mountain is done with the j
! haraeteristie Jolirdnn skill, making j
! a much-used subject the more in
The dourdans have not been in
Portland long, but many of their
studies have been published, and •
exhibited in other photographic
salons, according to IVan Ellis F.
Lawrence of the school of architec
ture nml allied arts. Mrs. Jourdau
is a painter as well us a photo
Phi Beta Kappa lo Hold
Election IN ex! Monday
' Oregon chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
' will hold its annual fall meeting
j next Monday at 1 p. in. in room
! IIP Johnson hall, Secretary M. 11.
- Douglas announced yesterday. The
j purpose of the meeting is to elect
| officers in the organization and to
I elect a small number of seniors
having outstanding scholastic rec
ords, for election to Phi Beta Kappa.
The Campus Stroller
(). h s p r v r s.
THAT tlu> most disgusting thing
in tlio world is to have a co-ed say
hello on a stormy day, and in tip
ping our hat to pour the water from
tlu- brim down the back of our neck.
THAT the "CTh, Elmer!” of last
year has no successor in campus pop
ularity .as yet.
THAT the grid-graph will show a
battle well worth seeing in the Igloo
THAT this is the time of year
.when the fraternity pledge, raking
leaves in the front yard, sadly re
gards the foliage continually replac
ing that removed by his efforts.
THAT nocturnal warblers are
again free to regale their ladies with
bits of melody.
Try Emerald Classified Ads.
in front of
JIM THE SHOE DOCTOR
12 Pencils with Name
Printed in Gold, 60c
Johnson City, N. V.
assorted colors, high grade No. Ll
black lead, postpaid. Cases for six
pencils, Morocco, ifl ; leather, 75c;
imitation leather, 50c.
LlCE AND H KHALI),
Johnson City, N. V.
S Next Sunday morning Alt'. Whitesmith will, dis
jl cuss the relation of the religious ideas and moral stand- ij
ill i ,• . i . • , i.I? .i....
ards of the patriarchs to those of our own day.
In lUs lecture On modern paganism at 7:30 in the [|
evening, he will deal with several matters of vital in- i?J
Iciest including: . g
The Catholic Church and the Presidency
The Future of Prohibition
Our linternational Relations, etc.
Miss Your 8 o’clock?
Avoid such disasters by purchasing a wrist watch ex
pendable for its accuracy.
Choose from our distinctive selection of
HA MILTONS, ELGINS and WALTHAMS
Now $ I 0 to $60
JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS
78C Willamette Phone 287
Galoshes of all kinds—Blacks, Browns,
Grays, in Zippers and Snap f asteners.
And rubber Galoshes
to match your rain
coats and slickers—
Tan, Green and Blue
LOST—Tan sheepskin coat. Some
where on campus October 1!
Kinder please notify David Masoi
Phone 550. Reward. o28-2
TYPING WANTED—Term papers
thesis. Phone 1172-Y. Postoffic
box 147. Ask for Vivian Turnei
TYPEWRITERS for sale and rent
Royals, Underwoods, Remingtons
All makes portable machines
Prices $?>o up. Terms $5 pet
month. Call .37- 11th avenue W.
GUM & WELLS
37 Seventh Ave. W.
.May be selected for
color; but express per
BALCONY—DENSMORE-LEON ARD ’ S
Underwood & Elliott
• Thirteenth and Patterson Streets
Always plenty of Good Sweet Cider and
those luscious donuts that Mother makes.
Mince and pumpkin pie made in our
CALL 95 WE DELIVER
Heralding the Good News of a
New Shipment of Women’s
Your negligee, too, expresses your personality.
If your negligee is very gay, you will choose
one that is effortive in beautiful floral pat
terns. Particularly if you arc a college girl,
you will find this splendid to study' in.
Such deep rich shades are very comfy, warm
and’ dignified enough no matter what your
tastes. Prettily lined throughout with shim
mering brocaded rayon.