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Th CHEGOrr. STATESMAN, Saka. Orejron; Scadar Jlcrrlsr, April 24,1522
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Ounn and Eilers Starred;
.History of . Dancing
Goes 'way Back
Danclng'whlch brings .both hap
piness and sadness to James Dana
and Sally Eilers in their new Fox
picture, "Dance Team opening;
today :af the Grand theatre, may
not be the most important of the
arts but it unquestionably is the
oldest. Long before neolithic msfn
scratched his-rude earrings on
ear walls or ululated his sarage
chants of triumph be must bare
performed some-Impromptu dance
of victory orer the body of a slain
foe. . . '
. - Later, under the guidance ot
tribal medicine men, these clumsy
movements were unified in seml-
religious dances that date the, ear
liest records of the art. These re
cords,' from old Egyptian paint-
fngs, go Back some 6000 years and
reveal a rariety ot religious rites
la which dancing played an lmpor-
' The Hebrews gare dancing , a
major role in their religious eere-
' monies, as tne many old Testxment
references indicate, but it remain
ed forlhe ancient Greeks to bring
the art to the highest place it has
ever held. :
v Protected and encouraged by
both ciTll and religious authori
ties, dancing was a tremendously
Important factor in Grecian lite,.
Vast municipal ballets commem
orated all sorts of important
rents, and in the rural districts
the coming of the various seasons
were - celebrated' with choreogra
Military leaders employed the
dance as a means of building up
' and maintaining the physical well-
being of their troops. Philosophers
advocated and praised its value In
upholding the Greek Ideal of phy
sical beauty and the theatre used
both ballet and individual dancing
in a far greater measure than to
' With the 'coming of the Roman
empire, however, dancing fell rap-
- idly in public esteem, and singu
larly enough was rescued from
this low state by the newly-formed
Christian church. .Christianity.
realizing the ralue of dancing in
the old Hebrew ceremonials, purl-
itea and revived it for its own
uses during the Middle Ages.
.- When the church in turn began
to frown on the art, the people
took. to it and various crude folk-
dances sprang up In Italy and
France. Later the various , "old
fashioned" dances evolved: . the
minuet, saraband garotte:, pa
rane and rolte which subsequently
Became our modern waltt.
While soma of. these dances
were incorporated into the ballet
steps of today, others were more
suited to dual use, and turned in
to the modern ballroom dances.. .
By HARRISON CARROLL
HOLLYWOOD More than
ever before the moviemakers of
Hollywood are watching the head
lines of the dally papers. Drama
tic news stories promptly find
their way into celluloid. :
Da rid Selznick, for instance,
has started all the wheels turning
at R.-K.-O. to rush into produc
tion "The Roar bt the Dragons,"
- a melodrama on wartorn China.
Howard Estabrook ace scenarist
Ot the company is adapting the
atory from an original by Merlan
This ' picture will supercede,
, "The March of a Nation" on R.-K.-Os
schedule, with Richard Dix
and Irene Dunne stepping into the
new1 production. Several players
who worked with them In "Cimar
ron" also are scheduled for parts.
: William Le Baron will produce
"The Roarof the Dragons' for
1oek! Garbo Has Sense
.Of II amor j- ? ?
, . Believe It or n6t, as Mr. Ripley
would lay; Greta Garbo has pulled
: a gag on herself. -
r The other day. In "Grand Ho
tel,"... she .was supposed to walk f
: through a crowd of admirers in a
lObby. ' ... . ; . ......
; "Now, Miss Garbo," explained
; Director Gouldlng,-"all you want
Is to get rid of these people. Too'
go through them like a frightened
t deer pursued by hounds."
La Garbo Inclined her head. '.
y "Now." said Gouldlng. "do you
want tq rehearse this scene?
t A faint smile curved the Garbo
lips.-- : - ':-lf h
"No." sbo repliedV Z rehearsed
; It in New York." ; r. ' . . . v - K.
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Daredevil Passes J," Sj'f ;-,-
Lee Nomls, one ot Hollywood's
most famous stuntmen, - is dead.
He met his end while cameras
. were grinding on what was sup
r posed to be a comedy" air-stunt. It
, was many times less dangerous
V other tea had survived
As far back as 1922, Lee staged
the spectacular automobile-motorcycle
crash In "Manslaughter.'
You remember? where Leatrlce
i.07 0T Ber r tat tn traf
, fic jotficer. SincA thm a
- braved hundreds of dangers. But
fate caught up with him at last.
m a winaung ranks of Holly
wood 'ttuntsmen moarn a lellow
spirit, and, perhaps, look grimly
mio me iuiure.- . ,
Gossltt of Celebs i
No day is complete without a
new Marx . Brothers prank. This
t morning the frantic four paraded
into Mike Levee's office . in the
: middle ot a conference, barred the
.door and sang .., Ana Harding
! aad Harrr Bannister hare bourht
a new plane,--their second. It an
i open lob . . Dick Arlen tells me
4; PiAt fZ'
Again the happy Frenchman cornea back to town and above
. meet him, Maurice Chevalier, with Jeanette SfacDonald,
i Genevieve Tobin, and Charlie Ruggles in the play ?One
" Hour With You" now showing at the Elslnore. .
Mary Astor, Erich Von Stroheim, and Richard Dix in, a
scene from "The Lost Squadron now showing at War
ner Bros. Capitol.
Edna Ferber is Genius but
I Knows Nothing of State;
JJitor'i Noto: The foliowta i
tonal correspondent by R. W. Bool, edi
tor 01 MMtford Hul-Tribnn,. nir.
lug la recent lira of tht pnblieatioa.
mm u bow os ft " tramp" te th
r PHOENIX, Arizona The titla
ofi today's discourse will be
"GenUis at Rest." Though it
might as well as "Genius at the
Rest Cure" or "The Lonely Gen
ius." Bui it must be .genius
SOMETHING. For. Edna Ferber.
authoress and dramatist, certain-'
ly must be, a genius. Pray how
could a little girl who startSd as
a cub reporter on a small Wis
consin daily, only about two dec
ades ago, and, then produced lit
erary and dramatic gold mines like
Cimarron" on "Show Boat" to
mention only two be anything
else. And there 'must be a lone-
stftae or lonely or perhaps solitary
tacked to it. For whatever she may
be in the rush and swirl of New
York, she is certainly a lonely fig
ure at the Swank Arizona Bilt
more, where we chatted with her
for nearly an hour this morning.
But don't be sorry for her.
That's what she wants. She is
alone -without being lonesome, it
you know what we mean. She
doesn't want to see people or talk
to them. She arrived four or five
days ago, and hasn't spoken to
anyone but the' clerk, and the
waiter she has all her meals in
ner noom ana sne doesn't ex
pect to for at least 10 days more.
Ob, she did see a reporter fronts
the Phoenix Gazette the day she
arrived. But the only reason she
allowed the "country editor from
Oregon" to come out was that he
had a sort of "alluring" voice
over the phone. (Think ot that.
the first hint Ye Editor has had
that his Toice is magnetised by
the telephone wire. We shall start
putting phone numbers In our
notebook at once.)
Interriew there isn't an In
terview in a carload of me," where
upon the author ot "Roast Beet
Medium," true to her first love,
the' newspaper, proceeded to in
terview thr interviewer.
"So you ' come ; from Oregon ?
Oregon' somehow that state has
never registered with me. It's like
Idaho, which only suggests pota
toes. What is there in Oregon,
anyway? Hunting, fishing Cra-
that my story caused all his
friends to take him : . C. Gra
ham Baker, one of, Hollywood s
better scenarists; is in the-7 Hos
pital, also Edgar Selwyn r".
Here's a record, of some sort. John
Blystoae Is directing his 55th pic
ture for Fox , . . Saw Doug Fair
banks today, driving golf balls
between the studio office bonding
and a nearby stage. Ho sliced
ball through the window of the
Sam Goldwyn unit, and dozens of
beads popped out, Doug laughed.
warend and went on with his
sport. ' - 'y";
Son. tt Taes.
As Human as They
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l 44lJ: - VOOISEYl K&flft 'V Richard CJromweU , JIETER
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ter" lake? no, I never heard ot
Crater lake. A beautiful lake.
high up In a crater, with snow and
pines and firs all around? That
sounds good. Why don't you ad-
Tertise,the fact; why don't you put
Oregon on the map the way Wil
liam Allen White nut Kansas?
What's the matter with Oregon?'
There's an idea. Why don't I rislt
Crater lake? Oh, you want ME to
do it? Isn't that just like a, man!
No, I hate advertising and canned
publicity and all that sort of thing.
But there should be some way of
putting Oregon on the map. Some
how it Just doesn't click. Toa
say how do I know until I have
been there It's the last stand ot
the great untallored wilderness,
trout and deer and bear and all
that sort of thing? Well. I don't
KNOW, of course. But I don't like
touring or sightseeing and I hate
crowds. No crowds in Oregon?
Well, that sounds-good. I may go
ap there some day.
"Yes, I hare Just returned from
Mexico City went down there for
a few weeks with Mr. and Mrs.
Marc Connolly you know he
writes plays. We ran around with
Mr, and Mrs. Newton Baker and
had a glorious time. We called Mr.
Baker "Prexy" all the time, and
promised to shoot that horrible
man who stays up all night to
shake hands with the president,
before he enters the White House.
Baker hates professional hand
shaking. What do you think ot
Baker? I do, too I think he Is
a really great man. Such a head
and such a heart. Too bad he has
no legs. Oh, you know he really
HASNT. No, I didnt see that
line. Baker only lacks three inches
of being presidential timber.' Tell
the man who wrote It, Napoleon
was a short man and so was Bob
So we chatted on. She1 offered
as some of her Mexican cigarette
mild ones, which she preferred
to camels she. only smoked two.
We have an Idea she is temperate
in ererythlng, but her "yen" for
walking and her passion perhaps
a temporary one Induced by her
strenuous life in New York for
being alone. .
She walks an average of sly
miles a day rain or shine usu
ally in he foothills back of the
Biltmore and always alone, not
eren a dog. V - . ;
She had Just come la- from her
morning walk when we met hex
Shi' looked; rery trim and smart
In a white and light-brown sports
suit. Not a beauty,' but attractlra
looking In a. compact, capable, ef
ficient sort of way. Just a sugges
tion of make-up, principally lip
stick. Sh la alert rather than'rf
raclous, alive 'rather than VrttaL
la repose her face is strong and
rather sad, hut when she talks It
lights up engagingly. The most
noticeable- thing about her are her
eyes, rery large and black or
perhaps they are dark brown.
When she heard we had rislted
Mexico City two. Tears ago she
. . Only.
Again meet Marie Dressier as
itable play "Emma" offered
at the Hollywood. ' s
started In to Interriew us again,
daring the process of which we
Wld a little Interrlewlnr on our
She agreed with us there la
nothing gay or brilliant or eren
sprightly about Mexico. To her It
la the most pathetle and depress
ing country In the world.
"But. I lored the people," sha
said, "aad by the people I mean
ot course the real Mexicans, the
Indians. What a simple, patient,
pathetic people they are. What
they need Is a Mussolini He must
be an Indian Mussolini, of course.
Am I writing a new book? No
Just resting. I understand why
Catholics go into retreats away
from the world. It Isn't religious
at alL It's physical culture. They
do It torecharge their batteries.
I come out I know I will feel like
a million dollars."
(Miss Ferber should know for
she must hare SEVERAL ot
"My books and papers never
THINK OF THEM. Do you like to
read . yesterday's newspapers or
rislt the morgue? When I finish
book I say BYE BYE at to a
daughter who has been married
concentrate on the next one. True,
naren't entirely forgotten "The
Girls," for that was my farorite
as for the morles, I hare only seen
one of mine, "Cimarron" I
thought it was rather well done.
Bnt T loolr forward, not hurt- I
almost never go to the, movies
on, pernaps once a year. Would
much rather go to bed. Do I sleep
I slept 10 hours last night and
11 the night before. .What BLISS,
and then I get up and look out ot
the window, and the country Is so
beautiful, and quiet and' desolate.
I lore that desolation, that perfect
quiet that being perfectly
At the step a tat dowager half
smothered In furs was being help
ed into her limousine carefully by
her liveried chauffeur.
R. W. R.
Will Appear at
"Working Girls." at the Holly
wood, Is :a feature of and by
women. Zoe Aklns, a prominent
dramatist, wrote the screen story
adapted from, the play "Blind
Mice." Dorothy-: Arsner, who
gained prominence in the direc
tion of. "Honor Among Lovers.
"Anybody's Woman," and "Sarah
Home of Jtte Talkies
TODAY, MONDAY Si
Today 3 tv 11 P. M.
. Matinee Monday &
mesaay 2 r, in.
The star who ;V'
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she will appear, in the inim
today, Monday and Tuesday
By OLIVE M. DOAK
WARNER BROS. ELfllXORB
Today Maurice Chevalier la
"One Hour With You." -
WARNER BROS. CAPITOL
Today Richard Dix in "The
Today James Dunn, Sally
Eilers In "Dance Team."
Monday Salem MacDowell
club chorus and Alicia Mo
Tuesday James Dunn and
Sally Eilers In "Dance
Wednesday Set h Parker la
"Way Back Home."
Friday Una Merkel in "The
Today Marie Dressier la
Wednesday Paul Lukas la
Friday Ken Maynard In
"The Pocatello Kid."
and Son" also directed "Working
Girls." The story depicts the Urea
ot young business women In met
-The cast Includes Paul Lukas,
Judith Wood. Dorothy Hall.
L Frances Dee and Charles "Bud
W WW J
A good shpt from "Dance Team" showing James Dunn con-
, iidingon Sally. Ellen,' now
Ghievalier and M&iOonald
In 'One Hour With You at
Elsinore Starting Today
Once again, Ernst Lubitsch the
master craftsman ' of cinematic
productions, scores a hit in "One
Hour With You." ,
Like Babe Ruth In baseball.
all Lubitsch needs la "a chance
tor a play" and ho puts It orer,o
tno oacK seats tor cneers.
With Maurice Cheraller and
Jeanette MacDonald teamed to
gether tor their best work, assist
ed by players of excellent past
performance, with George Cukor
coaching, and Ernst Lubitsch's
discerning eyo and hand at the
controls, there's little wonder that
Paramount'a . "One Hour With
You" scores heavily, and that pic
ture fans paek the seats.
In tho nation's great motion
picture Industry Ernst Lubitsch
has a record of directoral accom
plishment that is unsurpassed.
Recently, after many weeks of ar
duous work, ho completed "The
Man I Killed," pronounced by
critics one of the beet pictures of
tho year,' and perhaps tho greatest
metaphysical picture drama ot
Immediately after the comple
tion of "Tho Man I Killed." Lub
itsch became the production su
pervisor of Maurice Chevalier's
latest picture. "One Hour With
You," with Jeanette MacDonald
playing the featured feminine
role. This picture is a comedy
drama with musical interlude!
and Is similar in type and drama
tic action to "Tho Lore Parade"
and "The Smiling Lieutenant."
These pictures reflected Lub
itsch's outstanding directorial
genius, in which Maurice "Chev
alier in the stellar roles delighted
millions of theatre-goers.
When a youth in his teens. Lu
bitsch decided to become an actor.
He was successfuL Then stage
craft Interested him and ho be
came a successful director. Then
tho new medulm ot dramatic ex
pression motion pictures was
We don't care
Whether on the
screen the stage
or. a 3 ringed
Take the best
the funniest the
prettiest and tho
Wrap'em ali up ,
. end then double'
1 'e'm -a n d -then
A rAIAMSVNT VICTIM '
showing, at the Grand.
just gaining prominence. Its pos
sibilities Intrigued his Imagina
tion and he turned his attention
to tho silver screen and tho cam
era with surprising results. Be
coming associated with Uta films
In Germany, he produced "Pas
sion" and "Deception", which
gave him an international repu
'"One Hour With You," which
eomea to the Elslnore theatre for
tho first three days of this week.
is the latest starring vehicle of
tho inimitable Maurice Cheraller,
wno is again supported In tho
leading feminine role by Jeanette
uacDonaia. wno shared honors
with him in "The Lore Parade."
"Emma", Mario Dressler's new
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring ve
hicle, will be the attraction start
ing today at the Hollywood. Tho
picture, in which Miss Dressier
appears in her first straight dra
matic role since "Min and Bill."
is an intimate story of modern
family life which rises to a stir
ring climax when Miss Dre
Is placed on trial for her life.
The story Is an original by
Frances Marion, author of "The
Champ" as well as "Mln and Bill
which won Miss Dressier the 1121
Academy award for tho year's best
performance by an actress. It was
directed by Clarence Brown who
has such noteworthy cinema
achievements' to his credit a
Possessed", "A Free Soul" and
A JUGGERNAUT OS
COME! SEE! WONDER!
Glaring lights . . . surging
crowds ... shouts ... com-
mands! . . . human hearts
liring romance, greater
than any Action they
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Romanco- within romance and
thrills within thrills pile one upon
tho other in a new Richard Dix
starring film showing at tho Capi
tal April 24-21.
- Tho ahow is RKO . Radio Pio-
4 tares "The Lost.. Squadron,"
which employs many new and un
usual dramatic elements In a story
packed with suspense and action.
. "Tho Lost Squadron" Is a movie
within a movie and details tho
reckless camaraderie 'of tho film
stunt aviators. .
A superior cast supports Dix.
Included In tho list ot players are
Mary Astor, Erich Ton Stroheim,
Dorothy - Jordan, Robert Arm
strong and Hugh Herbert.
Miss Astor and Ton Stroheim
play tho roles they hare portrayed
In real life. Miss Astor Imperson
ates the part of a screen star,
while Yon Stroheim assumes the
character of an eccentric director
r theV j
m his yy.
who deliberately sends his stun
arlators to their deaths ' for
sake ot spectacular . thrills
picture.' - - -
The film shows how movies are
made'and In addition presents a
wholesome romance which sand
wiches In between spectacular
crashes and air maneouvers.
Dick' Grace, tamed stunt aria-
tor and novelist, wrote the story
and performed many of tne
crackr-ups" seen in tho picture.
GERYAIS, April 22 Receipts
for the senior class play given at
tho city hall .Thursday night
amounted to about 1 15. Tho play
was well given before one of tho
largest audiences that has attend
ed a school play for a long time.
The style show, put on between
acts was a new venture and great
ly added to tho program. Tho
garments shown were made by tho
sowing 'class during tho school
year. Dresses for rations occa
sslons were modeled In age from
three to 18 years.
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