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The OREGON STATESMAN. Salem. Oregon, Sunday Morning, May 4, 1930
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PROGRAM TOLD Ji m m
By OLIVE M. DOAK f ' A f
Today (ireta Garbo in "'-S53J
Tuesday ''D evil May - fiT""?
Care" with Ramon Novarro.
Fridav "Untamed" with
Proarams to Be Presented
At Tox Elsinore Dur
ing This Week
Fox Elsinore announces,
through its manager. Col. Dow,
the ."music week" program which
irill be presented during the fol
Monday Lena Belle Tartar will
present the winners of the high
school contest held recently in
Forest Grove. The program which
they will present is as follows:
Sons of Men Cadman
j-joys' Glee Club
Sleep Little Lady.' Salter
Tbe Misses Benner. Phelps
The Night la Still Clark
Messrs. Moses, Bushnell,
Hortense Taylor, violinist
Nymphs and Shepherds. .Purcell
Vivian Benner, soprano
Helen Benner, accompanist
The Snow Elgar
Girls' Glee Club
Jeanette Scott and Celo Seeley,
Der Sohnder Haide Ker Bela
Dalbert Jepsen, violinist
Emory Hobson, Jr., accompanist
Come to the Meadows (Rosa-
Tuesday night the high school
orchestra under the direction of
Prof. Waldo Feugy will play.
Wednesday the Salem Madrigal
flub of 20 voices will sing under
the direction of Prof. E. W. Hob
son with Ruth Bedford as accom
panist. Thursday the Salem Kilty band
will play under the direction of
John Charge. Members of this
are John Charge, Arthur Hutch
eon, Anrdew Henderson, James
McGilchrist. Kenneth McWilliam.
Friday night the Schuberts will
ing nnder the direction of Mln
Today "Peacock Alley,"
with Mae Murray; R. K. O.
Monday "Genefal Crack,"
One of the 12 Broadway beauties who is doing routine in fast rhythm
at the Fox KIsinore this weekend.
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Scene from "General Crack" which will open with John Barrymore
as ttar, at Bligh's Capitol Monday.
"The Cock Eyed World"
Is Laugh Producer
Popular Movie Hit Will Be
Shown at tirand Soon
Today '"The Cock Eyed
Wednesday '"Lucky Star."
Friday ".Night Ride."
Mae Murray to Be Seen
In "Peacock Alley''
John Barrymore Also Coming
To Bligh's This Week
On Eastern Trip
AURORA, May 3 Rev. Grafi
ous and wife and their two sons
will pass through Aurora the
morning of May 12. on their way
to Cincinnatti, Ohio where Rev.
Grafious will be a delegate to the
General Assembly of the Presby
terian church which meet May
They will make the trip by au
to, and all are looking forward to
a leisurely pleasant journey. Dur
ing his absence his pulpit will be
supplied with other ministers.
Today Bebe Daniels in
"Alias French Gertie;" Fan-
chon and Marco in "Chang-
Tuesday "The Light of
There seems to be a laugh riot
in stage shows this weekend. At
the Fox Elsinore, Eva Mandell,
corpulent comedienne, had the
Saturday afternoon crowd howl
ing with laughter. When she
sang "I'm doing what I'm doing
for Love," she fairly convulsed
her audience. Most of her fun is
at her ewn expense and that kind
of foolishness makes one want to
Assisting as a clever "lady in
terlocutor" was Muriel Gardner,
who after helping every body else
get tbe best out of his act, did
some acrobatic work that won her
As for Doc Baker, if every
woman in his audience could get
the system of dressing in a hurry
that he does there might be a de
crease In the divorce rate men
do hate to wait they say. Doc
just sailed behind a screen and
before he had disappeared com
pletely, it seemed, he came out on
the other side dressed in a com
plete new outfit.
Art Hadley, working with rapid
art and tbe 12 Broadway beauties
to assist him, brought a round of
applause with his caricatures.
The "Changes" idea is even
carried into the famous Fanchon
and Marco finale. First the cur
tain comes up on an oriental
scene, very lovely with gorgeous
costumes; the curtain is lowered
and raised almost immediately
and there you are gazing at a con
tinental scene. It's good.
Today at Bligh's Capitol Mae
Murray is to be seen in "Peacock
Alley." Tbe play is the same In
name as the original success of
Miss Murray and it is also like
the original picture in that it has
a dancer as a lead but aside from
these two points of likeness it Is
a new story, many of the scenes
in techni-color, beautiful settings,
and the most modern marital rela
tions upon which the plot hinges.
Beginning Monday is "General
Crack," a picture that has invited
outstanding praise ' since its re
lease. It is led by John Barrymore
which fact alone gives it distinc
tion. It is directed by Alan Cros-
land, wilose unusual genius de
veloped such pictures as "Don
Juan," "The Jan Singer" and
'Oh With the Show." And it is
the story of the mad pursuit of
power and love by General Crack,
acharacter of notoriety in the
reign of Leopold II of Austria.
The superb voice of Barrymore
carried to the screen as splendid
ly as it was on the stage, his bril
liant- acting and the tense Inci
dents of the plot of the play cre
ate an excellent picture.
Wild West Type of Film
To Be Shown Again
Fox Elsinore Books "Light of
Western Stars" Here
The idea of fun is carried over
to Bligh's Capitol where the
Weaver Brothers and Elviry keep
their audience in explosive laugh
ter. How one could do otherwise
but laugh it would be difficult to
To begin with their clothes are
such as one only sees in old. old
pictures of mountain folk. They
look more like posters than real
folk. One Vara a start when they
move about. And how they move!
And how they play! And how they
talk! Their whole act Is very dif
ferent and very amusing. They
dance, sing and play all manner
of queer instruments such as
saws, washboilers, andsoforth.
There is one scene when the
interior of a mountaineer cabin
is shown with an old fashioned
country dance in progress. It
was so realistic that one could
hardly believe but that he was
gazing upon a real party and not
a stage party to amuse an audi
Elviry is priceless and "Pap"
Weaver gets a hand every time he
I even looks in on the stage.
MON. - TUES. - WED.
Fashions in pictures change
from time to time as do those of
clothes and cars. The fashion rage
now in pictures seems to be for
"western outdoors" pictures. Time
was when the "wild west stuff"
was thought to be a bit crude but
here it comes now in the best society.
The Fox Elsinore will show one
of these "new style" pictures,
Zane Grey's "Light of the West
ern Stars." beginning Tuesdav
with Richard Arlen playing the
lead opposite Mary Brian. Harry
Green takes the laurels for the
comedy in this picture, assuming
hat Is said to be a wonderful
The fact that In these new
western pictures one can hear the
characters talk as the old cow
boys were supposed to talk adds
new interest to them. There is the
possibility for obtaining outdoor
sound which makes so much for
realism that adds vital interest to
the new "westerns."
Today and Monday is Bebe
Daniels In "Alias French Gertie,"
a crook plot with its locale in the
homes of rich folk. Here such'
French maids as Bebe in the char
acter of French Gertie and her
lover accomplice make raids of
these rich homes. Of course they
get caught, and then there is the
attempt to reform because of love.
This picture shows a new Bebe
to a great extent. She was splen
did in Rio Rita, but she is said to
be splendid in a new way in "Alias
The Grand is going to start the i
week right with a huge laugh at J
least two thirds of the country
has so declared it, for "The Cock
Eyed World" has been playing to
crowded houses for many months
past and still is attracting folk.
Victor McLaglen and Edmund
Lowe are the team of "leather
necks" who wisecrack their, way
through the scenes of this screen
play which is built around tbe
leave-taking of a group of United
States marines in Russia, then a
period of fighting in the tropics
and then back to New York City
and at all times there are girls
over whom "Flagg and Quirt"
McLaglen and Lowe are contin
The amusing incidents built up
over these scrapes between Flagg
and Quirt are those which bring
down the house in laughter.
"Lucky Star" with Janet Gey
nor and Charles Farrell will be
gin at the Grand Wednesday. It
is romance plus. This picture was
Janet Gaynor's talking debut and
for the first time in many pic
tures Janet and Charles Farrell
are found playing opposite each
It is a love story in which Janet
and Charles play for each other's
love and finally win. Interspersed
between the winning is the war
period, injury to Charles and a
third man who makes the winning
Beginning with Friday is
"Night Ride" in which Joseph
Shildkraut stars. The "night ride"
here is a gunman's attempt to
take the life of a newspaper re
porter Joseph Shildkraut and
in the development of this at
tempt are fights, thrilling escapes
POLK COUNTY ODD
ELLDWS HOLD MEET
INDEPENDENCE, May 8
There were about 40 Odd Fel
lows and Rebekahs attending the
Polk county visiting association
which was held in Monmouth
The following officers were
elected for the coming year. Mr.
C. B. Teats, president, Mr. Tom
Graves of McCoy, vice president,
and Mr. Bud Weldle of Indepen
dence, secretary. A good pro
gram was given, after which
lunch was served, and dancing en
joyed for the rest of the evening.
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TODAY - MONDAY - TUESDAY
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-Those Famous, "Arkansaw Travellers
Abner and Cicero
Home Span Comics in Hnmnn
Do ladies love brutes?
Four Hollywood stars say they
do, while an equal number deny
Mary Astor hedges into neutral
territory on the question.
"If one defines a brute as a man
of crude strength and force, with
qualities of tenderness and under
standing beneath the muscle, I
will admit that women love men
'of that type," concedes Miss As
tor, who plays the leading femin
ine role in Paramount's produc
tion, "Ladies Love Brutes," star
ring George Bancroft.
"Women like to be dominated"
declares Clara Bow. "Although
they will seldom admit the fact,
ladies really love brutes."
A worn-out theory, left over
from the stone age," states Jean
Arthur. "Men still believe that la
dies love brutes, but it is the an
tipathy of the brute that attracts
the modern women."
Bines Singer Opines
"Of course, ladies love brutes"
Lillian Roth contends. "The rea
son for modern martial difficul
ties Is often due to the fact that
men have forgotten that women
like to feel a little afraid of their
One of the moments in "The Kiss" when one holds one's breath for
the results. Those in action are Anders Randoif, Lew Avers and
Greta Garbo, now showing: at the Hollywood.
Greta Garbo is Coming to
Popular Film Star to Appear
In "The Kiss" Sunday
The Hollywood has three 6trong
pictures for its offering this week.
It also has a change of days for
Introducing its new shows. Under
the new order a change in shows
will occur Sunday, Tuesday and
Sunday will see Greta Garbo in
"The Kiss,' shown on the Holly
wood screen. It is a splendid piece
of acting on the part of Garbo es
pecially, and for the supporting
cast as well. This picture must
have had much to do with whet
ting the public appetite for Garbo
in "Ann Christie." her last pic
ture. In "The Kiss" she plays a
sophisticated part. She is the
young wife of an older man, and
a youth falls in love with her as
does a man nearer her own age.
The evolving of the plot built
around these circumstances makes
the picture a tense and highly
Beginning with Tuesday Ram
on Navarro plays in "Devil May
Care," a musical romance of tbe
historic Napoleon period. Gorg
eous costuming, daring adventure,
romantic love and much music has
made this picture much talked of.
The concluding bill of the week
starting Friday is Joan Crawford
in her best picture "Untamed."
She has made other pictures since
this one but she will work a long
time before she will appear to
better advantage than in "Un
tamed." She comes out as a new Joan
Crawford in this picture. From
the sweet demure girl she becomes
a wild, despotic, selfwilled Indi
vidual who does what she likes
and gets what she wants even
though she has to do rather viol-
jnt things to accomplish her end?.
The picture begins in the trop
ics with Joan as a half-wild little
girl and concludes with her as a
New York society maid madly in
love with a handsome youth.
Ernest Torrence does some act
ing in this picture which one does
not forget. It is doubtful if he has
ever played to better advantage
than he does in this
SUNDAY AND MONDAY
Continuous Performance Sunday 2 to 11 P. M.
HER FINEST ROMANCE
a tale of love tragic
ling . . . seductive
Greta Garbo at
her finest! . .
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- - MUSIC WEEK - -
On The Stage
Mon., May 5th, 8:30 P. M.
High School State
LENA BELLE TARTAR
Tues May 6th, 8:30
The HIGH SCHOOL
PROF. WALDO FUEGY
Wed., May 7th, 8:30
Prof. E. W. Hobson,
Miss Ruth Bedford,
Thurs May 8th, 8:30
JOHN CHARGE - Leader
Fri., May 9th, 8:30
15 Voices ,
Miss Minnetta Magers
ALL ADDED FOR YOUR
Strength - Beaaty and Grace Combined
8TAMM and DEVAXE
VA Study in Eugenics" with Willa and
Loretta and Jessie Prtrie
in Real, .Rural, Most refreshing funmakera yow
?ver saw la one group. They'll make jom Roar!
Viol Vercler Hobaan and her Capitol Orchestra
On Owr Uvinc
Home of Fanchon & Marco's "Ideas"
Continuous 2 to 11 P. M.
Morning, noon and night ex
perts are constantly at work
planning and providing better
entertainment for patrons of
Fox West Coast Theatres.
Her First 100- Talking Picture
; she talks, sings sad dances
Romanes of Modern Girl with Old Fashioned
Ideas ' and, of How She Won Her Argument oat
afarrlage: wtth' WorldlyWlso Bachelor .... .
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ALL OUT DOORS!
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