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The OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon, Sunday Morning, January 3, 1932
loafi Crawford, Clark Gable and La,wrence Tibbett Here This Week
BAHCBOFT SEES . . f 111 I-
; service is m ;
Now Recognized as Virile
And Versatile Actor; in
"Rich Man's Folly"
Ragged rirllity! That's
George Bancroft. He stands stx
feet two; and tips the scale Just
under the two hundred mark, with
sot an ounce of adipose.
Bancroft baa been an outdoor
man from youth. He was born in
Philadelphia, The docks were his
The sea beckoned. He clipped
short his schooling at Tomes. In
stitute and swung abroad the U.
S. S. "Constellation" for a cruise
in southern waters and a practical
.course In seamanship. Then fol
lowed a trip on the "Essex" to the
orient. The Spanish War found
him with Admiral Dewey's fleet, a
youthful gunner abroad the U. S.
S. .Baltimore. On that famous ves
sel be participated in the battle of
Then followed service during
the Philippine Rebellion and later
In the Boxer flare-up at Tientsing.
It was during these trying times
that Bancroft first became Inter
ested in dramatics. He drafted the
alent aboard -ship for amateur
theatricals and got permission to
put on a minstrel show.
One day in 1900 the Oregon
struck a submerged rock off,Che
toa Lighthouse, near Pekin. Ban
croft and a member of the crew Of
another vessel, volunteered to dire
under the Oregon and ascertain
tbe-extent of the damage. For this
feat of daring and skill he was
recommended for an A&napoUs
(But the confining life Imposed
by the Naval Academy restric
tions drove him wild. He decided
to try his talents as an actor. He
battled his way to the Broadway
stage and quickly gained recogni
tion as a virile and: versatile actot.
"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine,
"Paid in Full," "Old Bill M. P..T
and "The Rise of Rosie O'Reilly"
are some of the dramatic successes
in which he built his reputation.;
, Bancroft's latest starring picture-
for . Paramount la "Rich
Man's Folly.' opening today at
the Capitol theatre. Frances Dee,
Robert Ames and Juliette Com'p--to:i
support him in featured roles.
COMES TO GRAND
Hollywood's large stock ' Qt
evening attire was almost exhaust
ed during the making of "Merely
Mary Ann," the Janet Gaynor-i
Charles Farrell picture coming to
the Grand theatre today.
For, the huge opera-house scene.
Director Henry King needed hun
dreds of extra players, each in the ,
most formal of evening dress. This
would have been an easy require-:
ment to fulfill except for one
thing that nearly every studio
happened likewise to be making
"evening dress" scenes on those
, The result was that swallow
tails and low-necked erenlng
gowns were at a premium, and the
wardrobes of Hollywood's many
costume establishments were ran
sacked before the clamoring
throngs of players were properly
' equipped for their rarious "calls".
D re i ser Picture
flow at Hollywood
' Just as "An American Trag
edy," Theodore Dreiser's epic nov
; el, made history in literature; Just
; as its dramatization made history
on the stage, so the screen produc-
tion of this thrilling story, which
the Hollywood theatre will feature
Sunday, makes motion picture his
"An American Tragedy." the
' talking picture, is based on Drei
ser's novel. It is a story of youth
! Tnthis " mad, T modern age with
i ambition vlelng with love, one
, love conflicting with another, and
.a boy groping his way recklessly
out of a situation which he is too :
1 weak to face.
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Frances Dee and Philip Holmes in the much-discussed
picture, "An American Tragedy," now at the. Hollywood.
Conrad Nagel and JJetty Compson in a scene from ''Three
Who Loved," which will begin a run of two days Wednes
day at the Grand.
In Three Famous Plays
At Elsinore This Week
Joan Crawford is at her drama- 1
tic best in "Possessed," now play
ing at the Warner Bros. Elsinore
theatre for three days.
The picture, based on the Ed
gar Selwyn stage play, "The Mir
age," gives the star her most ser
ious role since "Paid" that of a
poor factory girl who, anxious to
better her position in life, be
comes Involved in an affair with
a young politician of wealth and
Since politics and scandal are
never far apart, our heroine soon
discover, that her name Is being
used to advantage in an insidious
campaign to prevent the man she
loves from being nominated for
governor. Her heroic attempt to
save his political career at the
risk of her own happiness make
for a drama of considerable pow
er and one which keeps its. audi
ence constantly on the alert as to
what will happen next.
No small share of the Interest
in this picture is due to the fact
that the politician is played by
none other than Clark Gable, who
may be said to come to Miss Craw
ford directly from the arms of
Greta Garbo In "Susan Lenox."
In "Possessed," Gable more than
lives-up to his reputation as the
most interesting male personality
on , the screen today. Moreover
the romantic aspect of the Crawford-Gable
1 combination leaves
very little to be desired.
The closest Hollywood has eyer
come to a nickname for Ruth
Cbatterton Is "Ruthle." used only
by a few of her intimate friends,
but she confesses she was once
known as "Mike."
Miss Chatterton told of this lit
tle known chapter of her life dur
ing a discussion of nicknames on
the set at the Paramount Holly
wood studios, where she Is starr
ing in "Once a Lady."
She was christened Rftth, she
said, because her father, Walter
Chatterton, wished to avoid the
possibility ot a future nickname.
By the time she was three years
old the entire neighborhood in her
home town of Fordham Heights,
New York, was calling her
The tike who was known as
"Mike" since then has become one
of the most glamorous figures on
either stage or screen.
Cuban Love Song
With Lawrence Tibbett
Two startling novelties in ma
sic as applied to talking pictures
figure in "The Cuban Love Song,'
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer'a new Law
rence Tibbett starring picture.
which -will open at Warner Bros
One of these is a dramatic epi
sode told almost entirely In song.
The other is a "tone poem" that
illustrates a pictorial account ot a
voyage at sea. Both are hailed as
JT: V.V'S" I .:
CL Qcmmount 'Qlcture
All his lite he's
been In lore with
Money. 1 Now he
Can he buy ltT
Why, he cant eve "
SEE it until his
fortune fades in
the stirring climax
ot this rigorous
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"SHORTS- THAT SATISFY!
RegU Toomey, Marian Marsh and Warren William in a
scene from "Under 18," showing Wednesday -at Warner
Bros. Capitol theatre. -
Clark Gable and Joan Crawford, who will appear in
sessed" at Warner Bros. Elsinore theatre today.
By OLIVE M. DOAK
Today Theodore Dreiser's
"An American Tragedy."
Wednesday Joan Crawiora
in "This Modern Aee."
Friday Bill Cody in "Dugan
of the Bad Lands."
WARNER BROS. CAPITOL
Today George Bancroft In
"Rich Man's Folly."
Wednesday Marian Marsh
In "Under Eighteen."
Friday James Dunn in "Sob
WARNER BROS. ELSINORE
Today Joan Crawford in
Wednesday Ruth Chatter-
ton in "Once a Lady.
Friday -Lawrence Tibbett
in "The Cuban Love song
Today Janet Gaynor
"Merely Mary Ann."
Wednesday Betty Compson
in "Three who Liorea. -a
Friday Jack Holt In "White
new forms of musical expression
in connection with drama.
The "tone poem" is an orches
tration. In addition to a complete
score, also the work of Stothart,
It is one ot the "color" back
grounds to vivid dramatic meaning.
FISTED - VIGOROUS
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Betty Compson in
'Three Who Loved9
Billed for Grand
Owing to extremes in the story
scope of Radio Pictures' "Three
Who Loved," featuring Betty
Compson at the Grand theatre
Wednesday, thirty-odd elaborate
sets and a number of unusual lo
cations were needed to Insure re
The sets and locations include
boarding houses, steamships, San
Pedro loading 'docks, lavish
homes, both interiors and exter
iors, confectionary stores, banks.
bank vaults, a penitentiary, a race
track, police courts, apartments
and so on.
In the banking sequence an il
lustra ted course In , banking is
provided as the camera and micrd-
phone visit all the departments
from the president's office to the
book-keeper's cubby-hole, record
ing intimate office details. ; -
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APPEAL WITH Dill
Proving that what he had done
before he eould do again and that
his marvelously human -performance
in "Bad Girl" was not an ac
cident or a tiasa in the pan,
James Dunn will make hia see-
ond screen appearance Friday at
the Capitol In the Fox photoplay,
"Sob Sister," and In the opinion
of this reviewer hia portrayal of
Garry Webster, ace newspaper re-
porter was even greater than his
Impersonation of Eddie, the ra
dio mechanic and boy husband in
his previous film.
There Is something about this
boy Dunn that seems to dig its
way under your skin and make
you like him. It may be that in
fectious smile of his, or the easy
and natural way In which he
speaks his lines, or his breezy,
youthful and confident manner,
or a combination of all three. But
whatever it Is he used It to good
effect on his audience yesterday.
"Sob Sister" derives its title
rrom the appellation tagged on
in mose leminme memoer or me
prees who write up the heart-
throb angles of murder cases and
whlle It deals with the experlen-
c oi uu, di iuw liinu wnior i
It Is not in Its true sense a news-
paper story. Rather than depict- I
lng tne hustle and hustle or the I
editorial and press rooms It tells I
the) more interesting and Human I
storr or tne gtrrs own romance
with a nvai reporter, a romance
wnicn is cast unaer a snaaow ana i
almost on the rocks by business
rivalry and antagonism.
Universial is distributing rnorepienty ot pigment into the hair
than 200 Christmas baskets to
former studio employes now out
of work ... John Barrymore's
crest is a crowned king-snake. It
goes back to Ireland. Just what
was that story about St. Patrick?
, . Uncle Carl Laemmle, one of
Hollywood's most respected pro
ducers, has been elected president
of the Los Angeles Breakfast club.
where the principal dish is ham
and eggs. Now those 30,000 hens
on his Calabassas chicken ranch
ca nexpect to get busy . . James
Dunn is leaving for his personal
appearance tour. He will do a
song and dance and will repeat
that scene In the doctor's office
from "Bad Girl" . Frank Bor-
zage gave a Japanese party the
other evening, supplying guests
with silk kimonos and chop
sticks. During dinner, Johnny
Mack Brown was thrown for a
loss ... An ambitious gent tried
to persuade the Orpheum theatre
here to pay him $1,000 to go up
in an airplane and give a mental
They say that Dorothy Lee reg
istered objections to her role in
R-K-O's "Girl Crazy." Now, Ro
chelle Hudson, the promising
newcomer whb was in "Are These
Our Children?" is stepping Into
the part. She just had her con
tract taken op. Dorothy's next
option & due In April. She's
talked for some time of returning
to the stage. -
Men Are All
The Joan Crawford
you adore, beautiful
by the screen's most
A picture that out-
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Romance with a new and
startling twist! A grand
show, with two stars and
a tint east including
WALLACE FORD and
IS MH AGE
In "This Modern Age," the new
Metro Goldwyn - Mayer vehicle
starring Joan Crawford which
will come Wednesday to the Hot-
lywood theatre, a decided record
has been set In the .choice, of the
cast. A Parisian , comedy with
all-English speech recording, over
half of the cast is French.
Joan Crawford, playing the
most carefree role of gay youth
MAN HAVE GRAY HAIR?
Nature Will Keep Your Hair
"Vn4Vif ul Khan ATld
Free of Gray
LIFELESS GKAI HA1K
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Everybody knows that If color!
-ig jyj, roots are neaitny i
Z mntir thm hair will continue
indefinitely rich, natural color, I
entrely free of gray or streaked
doctor several years ao ask- I
himself this question: If I can I
stimulate digestion, liver. Heart,
iti, . tonic why not ran a
stimolatlns tonic into tne scaip
th.t will revive those inactive
elands so nature in her own na
tural way will resume pnmng
tubes surely the.nair wui tnen
resume its original beautiful
RhmlM of vouth reeardless of
users' age- or previous condition
of their hair,
The doctor's search led to end
less experiments. He didn't want
a dye or tint, and it, of course,
must be harmless even ir a per
son used it many years. Under the
name of Lea's Hair Tonic anyone
may now purchase the tonic he
finally perfected. For several
years hairdressers, scattered over
the country, have been using It.
Results are so nice and gradual
men used it too. It doesn't stain
the scalp, and at a test one need
only apply it to same small spot
a few days to watch results.
Shampoo as often as desired.
Most people are first induced
to try Lea's for gray hair but It
primarily was intended as a tonic
to put the scalp, hair roots, pig
ment glands and hair in a healthy
vigorous condition. Of course with
a healthy scalp comes a change
in appearance of hair and a re
storation of the natural shade of
brown, red, black, auburn or
blonde. There are some three
thousand shades of color in hu
man hair no dye. expert can
paint one's hair as exquisitely as
nature. Lea's merely stimulate
nature to renewed activity, puts
nature back on the job, you
might say, and the tint she im
parts to your hair, once the scalp.
roots and glands become healthy,
is natural. What is more beauti
ful or becoming than nature'i
mi choice of shade to match
your eyes, complexion and beauty.
SEE WHAT USERS SAY OX
THE RIGHT ,
If a reader desires to try Lea's
Hair Tonic on guarantee of com
plete satisfaction they should get
a bottle at drug store or pin dol
lar bill to this advertisement and
send to Lea's Tonie Qx, Brent
wood, MtL, for generous size bot
tle, full directions.
Experts cannot detect the use
of Lea's Hair Tonic
Los Angeles User Says That
-Tonic Does All That is
Claimed and More
a suffered with dandruff, itchy
scaip ana my nair was prenm
A HOME-OWNED THEATRE
f a ' - A'
yet In her career. Is of French
ancestry. Pauline Frederick; the
youthful mother, who plays along
with her daughter and her daugh
ter's companion!, ls of French ex
traction. ' "
Two of the youthful compan
ions of Joan Crawford in the
Paris parties are Adrienne
d'Ambricourt and Marcel! e Cor
day. There Is no need for explan
ation about the forbears of Miss
d'Ambricourt. Marvelle Corday Is
a native of the French capital.
The balance Of the powerful
cast Includes Nell Hamilton, who
recently scored in "Strangers May
Kiss"; Monroe Owsley, who made
such a hit In "Holiday" with Ann
Harding: Hobart Bosworth and
ANY IN OR
K ly dete8tJlble
nf m.ri. u . r- .
of gray writes Miss, SI. A. Ben
edict, 1502K W. Adams St Los
"Then about two years ago I
learned of this trnlv wonderful
Lea's Hair Tonic and started us-
ins: It. Bfy hair began changing
ngni away to uie lovely sort
brown which was mv orisdnal
shade. The dandruff has positlve-
lly disappeared and my hah is
I thicker and in perfect condition.
It sorely does all and more than
Thousnads of men and women
r, t-k'. nir Tnn ph- ov
perts and close friends cannot de
tect its use. Simple directions
with each bottle for use at home.
Read what another user says be-
, FELL OUT
Dandruff, Itchy Scalp and
Gray Hair Worried
NEW TONIC FIXED IT
"My hair was streaked, drv and
lifeless. Dandruff also bothered
me and natural curl was all gone
whea X began using Lea's Hair
Tonic Now after using Lea's a
short while my scale-- feels fine,
dandruff Is gone, hair seems to
be growing thicker and it is dark
and luxurious and has ceased to
fall out," writes Mrs. P. TJergner.
Box 25, Clipper, Washington.
"I'm tickled with the appear
ance and condition of my hair
now and its so simple to use no
woman should tbe without Lea's
Read the article on the left and.
the one abovethen obtain a dol
lar bottle of your druggist, on
positive guarantee that six weeks
use wflT delight and amaze yon
or money back.'
PreTiousIy Used Othej Prep
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. Is the Best
'Two years or more ago I be
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It is wonderfuL Results came
quickly and my hair went right
back to its natural youthful col
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now and then keeps my hair and
scalp in perfect condition." writes
j Josephine Webber, 2114 Virginia
Ave, fcrerett, Washington.
Read the article on left and
those above then obtain Si bot
tle at drug store. Simple direc
tions for use at home. Xo bother
or mess. Few drons on flnirer
tips, rubbed into scalp at night.
works all the magic If druggist
hasn't Lea's send dollar to Lea
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