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LUMBER MART AIDED
Film Industary Too; "Wood" the Important
PART OF 'HOLLYWOOD
Four million, six hundred thou
sand feet of lumber played an im
port part la creating the motion
picture entertainment brought to
the-1 world by Paramount's Holly
wood studios during the past year,
awarding to figures presented to
B. R Schulberg, general manager
( tett coast production for the
Lumber, It was emphasized In
the report, ranks with human
emotions, sallied energy, film and
tTtlles, as a major commodity
without which motion pictures
hardly could be produced.
Ot the footage listed In the re
port, the major part was used in
trie construction of settings for
pictures. It represents a close ap
proximation of the annual lumber
consumption at the west coast stu
dios. If was pointed out that each
feature picture requires from IS
to- 10 settings. These vary from
royal palaces to western frontier
house, Kaeh requires lumber.
Oregon pine, white pine, red
wood and spruce are used in set
construction. The detailed report
compiled by the studio purchasing
agent, L. H. Buen, lists the year's
consumption in approximate round
figures as follows: Oregon pine,
3.000,000 feet; redwood, 1,000,
000 feet: white pine. 300,000 feet;
spruce 300,000, feet.
The Oregon pine Is used for the
rough, heavy construction work.
Red wood plays the more showy
rolo In tie films as it is employed
- for all surfacing and so eemes
under the direct eye of the camera
White pine and spruee are util
ized for lighter rough construc
tion. Thousands of feet ot spruo
also go into the construction of
film shipping boxes;
Several thousand feet "of hard
' wood, not listed in the detailed re
port, Is consumed each year for
panelling, flooring and In the
construction of special furniture.
Large Quantities ot wood lath and
redwood sBlngles also swell the
unlisted lumber consumption.
To 150 carpenters, employed at
the studio carpenter shop, goes the
mammoth task of transforming
the millions of feet of lumber Into
"Son of the Gods" at
Hot Is Exceptional Whfle Dick
Barthelmess Has Powerful
Role in the Lead
Beginning today to "Son of
4 he Gods- at Bligh's CapitoL It
is a story that has a different
plot and from the trailer Bichard
Earth elm ess, who takes the lead.
Is going to do some strong act
ing. All the details are authentic,
ifrom the crystal chandeliers to
the promenade and gallery lead
ing to the rear f the Casino and
to the terrace from which manyj
. a m a
cuiciaes nan leapea io me rsu
road below ruined by the fickle
The Monte Carlo scenes of "Son
of the Gods" are also Interesting
beeauso they introduce Constance
Bennett who plays the feminine
lead opposite Barthelmess. It Is
here that Miss Bennett as Alanna
meets Barthelmess in the role of
Fam Lee, an American boy raised
In the belief that ha Is a China
man. The- large cast supporting Bar
thelmess Includes Mildred Van
Dora, Dorothy Matthews, E. Alyn
Warren. Prank Albertson,
Barbara Leonard. Geneva Mitch
ell, Jimmy Eagle, King Hon
Chang and Anders Randoif.
It was directed by Frank Lloyd.
Jean Arthur is
Jean Arthur, heroine ot "The
Return of Dr. Fu Manchu," has
been signed to a new contract by
Miss Arthur was glren her first
contract more than a year ago as
a result of her performance oppo
site Riohard 'Dix in "Warming
l"p." one of Paramount's initial
FAMED CASINO SHOWN
Tho moat famous gambling hall
In tho world, tho Casino at Moats
Carlo, win bo shown In Ernst Lu
bltsch's new production for Para
mount, Monte Carlo,"
HUME Ui Z5c TALKIES
i 'TODAY, MONDAY AND TUESDAY
; Conllnnoas Performances Today 9 to ll p as.
THK OTJT3TANDTXQ SOX Q IMAJrCE OF ALL TPCH WITH
THB OTTSTAITDIXG SCf GTNO BT1AB
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By OLIVE M. DOAK
' THE POLLTWOOD
Today Bennis King In
"The Vagabond King."
, Wednesday John Gilbert
In "His Glorious Night.-
Friday "Free and Easy."
Today "The Social Lion"
with Fanchon and Marco,
Monday 'The Lady f
Scandal,' and right pictures
of Sharkey and 8 cameling.
Scandal" and tight pictures 1
of Sharkey and Bchmeling.
Wednesday "The. Bis
Saturday "Safety la
Numbers- with Charles
Today "No, No, Nanette"
Wednesday "The Case of
Friday "The Great DJr
Today "on of the Gods."
with Richard Barthelmess.
One of the gayest and Quito the
loveliest and moat Artistic Fan
chon Marco shows to come to Sa
lem is now showing at tho Fox El
slnore. i It la eaUed the "bru
nettes" idea and smacks strongly
of the Spanish.
Tho chorus number which in
cludes 14 Hirsch Arnold dancers
la a dance with two enormous bril
liantly died scarfs is one of tho
most beautiful chorus numbers
that I hare ever seen. When yon
hare observed It there is a sate
wager you will agree.
There is also a really new tap
dance number given by the Slate
brothers, who tire graceful, good
looking and certainly clever.
That tap dance has something in
it .which no other tap dance -has
ever presented to me. It has a
slow, sinuous rhythm which is
fascinating and beautiful to
The singing ts unusually good.
Amanda Chirot has a soft deli
cately toned- coloratura soprano.
She is assisted by Jose Mereado,
For those who like fait action
there is the act ot the All Has
sabs filuestreaks who offer some
thing new la tumbling, and It
is very gracaiuL
Ton will certainly like the Fan
chon and Marco show this week
HOLLYWOOD Are Hollywood
talking-picture artists duo for a
shake-up because of the Increas
ing demand for foreign TersionsT
Will future stars hare to speak
several languages to hold their
places in the mttrie "fun?"
It so. Radio pictures' players
will bo ready!
A survey this week disclosed
that few players under contract to
RKO do not speak at least one
foreign language. Some speak as
many as eight tongues. Others are
Bebo Daniels, now starring In
"Smooth as Satin" is .required to
speak perfect French In some se
quences. Iu "Rio Rita" many of
her dialogue lines were in Span
ish. Betty Compson Is prepared for
French talking pictures.
Renee Macready, English act
ress, speaks German, -French and
Ivan Lebedetf is conversant
with eight languages English,
French, German, Russian, Tur
kish, Armenian, Italian and
Helen Kaiser speaks both
French and German.
Bash Trevor, June Clyde, Dor
othy Lee and Roberta Gale speak
French, while Rita La Roy speaks
German and Joel McCrea Spanish.
. At least a dozen other Radio
pictures' play era are studying for
OF THX YEAR ALL TX
IE UB TS
I T ' ' 1 r i 'S? Tmi King and LUliast Sotb t riTi T0nd Wn srhlcfc
" TT 'Tl TPT : - JJ -'J' '.r mTT i P Hollywood todayv ? .. - ,
Bldaard Barthelmess cad Cosistanee Bennett la "Sea of the
Gods' which arfll opex at Bligh's
Oakk ia Th Social lion"
A Wisecracking Play and
Rath Cbattertea aad '
Finally "Bif! Honae"
Today ' Jack Oakie presents
"Tho Social Lion, one of tho fam
ily of pictures whoso ancestors are
such notables as "Hit tho Deck."
"8weetie and "Paramount oav
Parade," at tho Fox. Elsinoro to
day. A wise cracking, flip ptcturo
which Is reputed to set any audi
eneo lata a chorus f langhtor.
Mary Brian plays opposite" Oakla,
and it will bo Interesting to ooo
her rn a comedy after so many ro
Glorias Ruth Chatterton will
again be seen at the Fox Elsinoro
this time Monday and Tuesday tnV
"Tho Lady of scandal. with nor
ts a comparatively Uttlo lenown
cast. Ralph Forbes, husband of
Miss Chatterton, plays the part of
her fiancee In tho picture. Tho
principal male role Is played by
Basil Rathbone. .
Tho cast also Includes MaeXen
cio Ward and Fred Kerr, Imported
from London to play tho roles
they had io tho original English
production of the play, Nance
O'Nell, Herbert Bunston, Effie
Ellsler, Moon Carroll, Edgar Nor
tonCyril Chadwick and Robert
Bolder. Sidney Franklin, whose
last effort was tho successful
"Devil May Care," directed.
The picture Is somewhat In the
rein ot Lonsdale1 earlier success,
"Tho Last of Mrs. Cheyney," Inas
much as it is an English drawing
room comody dependent for much
of its entertainment value on bril
liant characterisations and clever
"Tho Big House," a story of
prison life, done as realistically as
study and research would permit
will he the bill at the Fox Elsinoro
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
One of the expert technicians who
worked on the picture has served
five years for robberyrls out on
parole and "going straight," but
is not announcing his name.
A prison not is staged, there Is
romance entwined in tho plot and
there is much of tho . inside of
prison life worked into tho production.-
Tho cast Includes ouch
actors as Wallace Beery, Karl
Dane. Robert Montgomery, Ches
ter Morris, Lewis Stone, Leila
Hyams, and others.
PUT IN COUGT
Hollywood's famous "morals
clause" in movie contracts la pal
ed to Insignificance by tho rigid
purity demands made of the fam
ous Floradora sextette girls 30
In signing members of the sex
tette In 1900, the Shuherts sti
pulated in contracts that girls
must not "encourage, contract for
or engage in any marriage" dur
ing their engagement. Another
provision prevented them from at
tending "wild parties that break
up early in the morning. and
from accepting attentions from
The most sensational clause,
however, stated that should an?
of the sextette gfrhr show any
signs or ansipation in any re
spect, she is to consider her con
tract null and void. .
Chestor Karris and Betty Comp-
wao play tbe loads ta tba an-
asually tins picture, "Tho Case of
"Tht Vagabond Kbg tt
Opu Hollywood Bill
Drawls Klngr Stars . John CO
bect aad Banter Xaasaa
ta KxceUent Vehicles
A derlrhrfnl mmn t ta
back U town again and will be
hailed with dellsbt b tnao tn
did not see It when ft was here
oeiore tne play is "The vaga
bond King" and ft is opening at
a. 1 tt a . .
wo nouy-TDoa ioaay.
Dennis Klnr nlavs and stnm
the lead. He Is a delightful chap
both in personality and voice.
The scenes am mrenn an tYia
plot and acting Is beautifully di
rected, jeanetie MacDonaid
Plays thO lead bnt r.fTlIan Bnth
plays such a dose second that aha
lmooi sxeais Jeauettea place.
ne scenes grt many or utem in
Color and Sfand arnHtia- fa ana nf
the play's chief charms.
iroHowin the beautifpl musi-
a fa ii p. s9i
Only Stag Show
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35- SHASEET - SCHMELING III VwH
Jack Onkie, Mary Briam asnt
rUXona cosaedy. "Bm Social Uon'
cal bill for Sunday, Monday, and
Tuesday will bo "Bis Glorious
Night" Wltti John GUbert, ana
Friday will start "Free and Easy"
with Buster Beaton playing tne
.With Buster Keaton In play
there Is one thing yon know you
will do aad that Is laugh. The
thorn a la an inside atorr of Holly-
Wood life and tho cast who pro
duce it is Interestingly good, sucn
folk as Buster Keaton. Anita
Page, William Haines, Robert
nfontcomerv. Lionel Barrrmore.
Trtxie Frigansa, Karl Dane, Dor
othy Sebastian, William Collier,
$r Gwen Lee, David Burton, and
John MUjan carry this play to
Jfor tho first time two noted
singers of the Metropolitan Opera
rfll fie nalred fa a
screen musical romance when pro
duction starts on rew aioob,-co-ctarring
Lawrence Ttbbetl and
Tibbett's OTerwhelming success
In the stellar role of "The Rogue
Song" demonstrated his right to
be ranked as one of the greatest
finds nf Tears, while Miss
Moore is believed to bo an ideal,
partner for nim n a aranaw
singing part. She iron fame on
tho musical comedy stage before
graduating to the stage ot the
Metropolitan Opera house.
Paramount Is filming Alice Do
er Miller'i noTel, "Manslaughter,"
as a talking ptcturo with Claudetto
Colbert and Fredric March in the
Supplyinf; the wise
cracks thai keep women
from thawing their ag.
utcsm HOUSE IN
Olive Borden Im av. scene from tho
sa the Fox Kkrinore,
'No, No, Nanette" Is
Billed at Grand
Rollicking Musical Faroe to Bo
Followed by Contrasting
One of the most rollicking mu
sical comedies in tho history of
musical comedies Is that which
eomes to the Grand today and on
Monday and Tuesday "No, No,
The story of three couples, two
of them married, and tho many
various predicaments into which
they plunge themselves is a story
PARIS Not started with mak
ing necklaces as thick as a manw
thumb, Paris new braids tsawtikaT
three naekiaoas to make one at tts
newest plsees of Jewelry. Wide
braided bands eemhtntag area AH
fsraat atatprscSoua stones or
Ihrat shades of tho same
worn 4a two-Inch wtdtha
lb aeafcs and ahouldaia of
lonably dressed Paradenaee.
One veratoa of this
slightly narrower than the others,
appears at Ladle Parays ia throe
tones or tsxqeotse, varlag from
sky Mm ta a deep tureaoiao.
Whit, pink and deep red coral,
and whits and green Jade are com
bined ta the sum T-snmri
The braided aeeUaee pictured,
a very new one, makes nso of three
colors ta an unseat manner.
Cloudy whits crystal, rose uarts
la a pastel pink Hat and light
tepas, oat ta flat toaaela, are eonm
btnad teanthar tn aiaM that at
wera with a trock la any at these
b as. i
This Style Inform I that Courtesy
POME30T KBXE. 1EWELEBS
4 DAYS STARTS TODAY
where a a the K ' x '
finest screen, . ; - i. ' ' - .
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tweaty years. t
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scrfbe. Toe nrast I , r ; I.
see Ht And hear,' " f ' I"
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And cheer -the.-y - T- ! " f.
Sreatest pesfesna-V' h $ - ? ' -1 f " I ' '"
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L2Zl. V V From tho most
SShwT ' -,r seassttiual aao
A FD5ST W ATIOXAL A
worth seeing and hearing in the
Beginning Wednesday la tho
powerful war drama, "The Case ot
Sergeant Grischa," one of tho best
acted pictures of tho year, and
telling one of tho most vital screen
stories to appear In monhts. Ches
ter Morris. Betty Compson, and
Jean Hersholt do amacingly fine
work in this play.
Friday is "Tho Great Divider
with Dorothy Mackiill in a romp
ing story ot old Mexico. She la a
hard boiled little vixen, tho life
of a party bound for tho early
west: In the midst of old Mexico
she is kidnapped and tho excite
ment and final outcome of this
kidnaping furnishes the plot ot
The cast Is particularly strong
It- The B-nUed VooUaoe II I.
I tat' ah ar a1 f rf awl
jlZlq. sn.i AX& laA O JB as Be ,
puySlieast. .They era Crelghtoa
Haley liucieaLttUotleM, Boy Stew,
art, James Port, Jeaa Lorraine
and t CUudo GltHngwater. Tha
handsome fan Keith rrfonna ea
eellently as Mtes Mackalira" lead
ing man. i.
Rerinald Barker directed thla
very f too screen ottering. '
ment of Frames
Constant handling of
your glasses may cause
the frames, to become
out of shape, the
mounting may be tilt
ed, or the frame warp
ed. Such a condition
will produce an erron
eous effect on the eyes,
the lenses becoming
considerably out of
merits should be made
by your Optometrist at
Rely on Optometrist's
In choosing an optom
etrist, remember thai
they are eye-sight spec
ialists trained in the
science' of examining
and fitting defective
eyes with classes.
Their judgment is bas
ed on expert know
ledge and technical
skill. No matter how
accurate their diagnos
is, how correct the
leases, you cannot get
proper benefit from
the glasses unless you
accept their Judgment
about using them. I
Ah optometrist will .
tell you the condition
qf your eyes. They will
prescribe glasses when
needed, whether, for
constant use or use at
intervals. Let them de
termine and profit by
service can only be ob
tained by coxisulting a
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