The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, September 25, 1932, Page 2, Image 2

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The OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon. Sunday Morning, September 23, 1932
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BLESSED EOT
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Gossip Columnist's Racy
i Technique Motif for
I .1 Colorful Drama
;Tbe Trays and mean by which
th gossipy columnists of modern
'Journalism get their information,
art amusingly exposed in Warner
- Bros, picture, "Blessed Event,"
. which comes to the Elsinore thea-;-tre
; today. . Lee Tracy, famed
Broadway star and wit, plays the
role of a chatter writer which
.closely parallels that of a famous
Broadway columnist.
' The picture shows Tracy as the
-columnist, getting information,
; hints and tips from dozens of Tar
led sources. He uses his friends
; and his enemies, his experience
and bis Imagination; he relies on
his luck and his intuition and not
infrequently he puts two and two
together and makes seven or
eight.
.. . It la generally understood that
a newspaper reporter, if he is to
succeed, must have a kind of sixth
ense, popularly called a "nose for
news." A columnist has to have
, that as well as an ear for gossip
. and an eye trained to see things
as they are, and not as they seem
to be..
Much of this material straddles
the narrow line between slander
and news, much of it must of ne
cessity be heresy, all of it is dan-
vgerous and often libelous but ev
ry line of it is interesting read
log matter. It builds circulation.
It irritates a few people and en
tertains millions of others. It
gets the writer into many danger
ous complications.
.The majority wins, of course,
and the millions who enjoy read
ing about "Blessed Erents," in
advance of near relatives can look
; forward to the showing of the pic
ture by that name to learn how
the gossip is gathered.
Supporting Lee Tracy in ''Bless
ed Event" are Mary Brian, Dick
. Powell, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Don
nelly, Milton Wallace, Ned Sparks,
Frank McHugh, Emma Dunn,
"Walter Walkor. Edwin Maxwell,
Tom Dugan aid others. The pro-
' duction was adapted to the screen
by Howard Green, from a play by
' Manuel Seff aad Forrest Wilson.
Roy Del Ruth whose recent di
rectorial efforts on "Winner Take
AH" received loads of praise di
rected "Blessed Event."
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Lee Tracy end Mary Brian in a scene from "Blessed Event",
now shoeing at the Elsinore.
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Walter Huston and Dorothy Jordan in "The Wet Parade"
feature at the Hollywood today, Monday and Tuesday.
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cellent work on "The Spider" the
: Fox photoplay he co-directed with
' Kenneth MacKenna, William
Cameron Men lies was elevated to
A full .directorship and his first
: single-aanded ' dictatorial effort
will bo on view at the Grand the
" atro when "Almost Married,"
' opens at that playhouse today.
Like "Tbo Spider." "Almost
Married" is reported to be a grip-
; ping and suspenseful mystery
, drama, which depends upon its
" 'eerie and weird plot situations for
i its breathless interest. While
; spins-tingling to the "nth" de-
gree, however, the new film does
I, mot depart from characters or sit
, Rations that are entirely human
; h and believable. Menxies, who has
, I, always been a deep student of
; ; psychiatric case histories flatly
1 i refuses to resort to tricks and de
ll vices that, are unreal.
V Menxies first came to Holly
j wood as an art director and as
j. such designed the sets for "The
Thief of Bagdad" and many of
. Mary Plckford's pictures. As an
I artist In New York, he Illustrated
jths works of Edgar Allan Pit;
iwhUh interested him in stories of
i;'a mysterious and supernatural
nature, and It is on the direction
! of such stories that he intends to
devote his time in the future.
In addition to serving as Men-
sies' first effort as a full-fledged
t- director, "Almost Married" marks
the talking screen debut of an
, actress endeared to the hearts of
'? Broadway theatre-goers. She is
ftha talented Violet . Hemlng, who
'. starred In such stage successes as
;. Tnrso Faces East" and "The
' Rubicon.". It also features Ralph
. Bellamy and Alexander Kirkland,
whose performances in "Surren
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There is a triangle that is a triangle composed of Violet Hem
ing, Ralph Bellamy and Alexander Kirkland in the feature
'Almost Married" now showing at the Grand.
Mickey Mouse Has Birthday
Soon; and How That Infant
Has Grown in Four Years!
A birthday which will be in
ternational in celebration will be
that of Mickey Mouse October 1.
The youngster of the films is
four years old on that date and
as for popularity there is un
doubtedly no artist that excels
him la the mind of the public.
The Statesman was one of the
first papers to avail itself of the
Mickey Mouse cartoon, and Salem
was among the first cities to
present a Mickey Mouse matinee.
This was introduced at the Elsi
nore theatre under the mana
gership of CoL E. Dow and has
continued to grow until It is an
"Institution" of Saturday after
noon among the youngsters of
the city.
Of course, Mickey Mouse and
tho Silly Symphonies, which are
also from the pen of Walt Dis
ney, Mickey's Alter Ego, have
been rapidly forging to the
heights since Mickey's birth on
October 1, 1928, but it was not
until two months ago that con
certed efforts were made to cry
stallite all of the ramifications
of the Disney enterprises, the
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Home of 25c Talkies
laudatory adjectives from review-
new era and critics.
Today, Monday
and Tuesday
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE SUNDAY. 2 TO 11 P. M.
MATINEE EACH DAY THIS WEEK, 2 P. M.
A GIANT ROMANCE OF
OUR TIMES
Special Added Attraction
jV , ToOj Only
, On the- Stage We Present
THE CALIFORNIA
TROUBADORS
no raise in prices
i WITH A PARADE
OP STARS
Dorothy Jordan
Robert Young
Lewis Stone
Walter Hnston
Jimmy Durante
-many more!
occasion being the induction of
Mickey Mouse as producer
member of United Artists Cor
poration, which placed him hand'
in-hand with, Mary Pick ford,
Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Chap
lin, uioria Bwanaon, Samuel Gold
wyn, Joseph M. Schenck and D.
W. Griffith. And now that tha
bright new machinery has been
set into motion. Mickey is reach
mg a clientele never before
dreamed of.
Through that organzation. mil
lions of persons throughout the
world are now actively engaged
in popularizing Mickey to unpre
cedented heights. Here's a par
tlal list of those people:
More than 15,000 theatre ex
'HIE IVET PABflDE"
hibltors throughout U world
who show Mickey Moose pictures
at one time or another.
Publishers of ITS newspapers
In .tho United States which run
a Mickey Mouse comic strip
daily.
Nearly 1,000.009 children,
members of nearly 1000 Mickey
Mouse elnbs who meet every Sat
urday morning to lay votive of
ferings at the shrlns of their pa
tron saint.
Sixty-odd mercantile manufac
turers In tho United States and
Europe who make Mickey Mouse
ddlls, toys and other saleable ar
ticles.
Proprietors and employes of
300,000 retail stores throughout
tho world which sell these articles.
Hundreds of song-writers, ra
dio artists, phonograph recorders
and others of musical professions
who are marketing songs about
Mickey Mouse, particularly Ir
ving Caesar's "What! No Mickey
Mouse? What Kind of a Party
is This?"
Thousands of film salesmen.
exploitation men, advertisers and
publicists engaged In co-ordinating
all those activities.
Mickey Is only four years old.
as mentioned above, bat actually
tho idea behind him was born
immediately after the war. At
tho time Walt Disney, his cre
ator, was a struggling young ar
tist la a commercial shop la
Kansas City, drawing pictures to
bo used as advertisements In a
farm magazine. They gars him a
lot of knowledge about the
sketching of animals. . He was
called upon to work all boars of
tho day and night, and whenever
ho worked until midnight ho
would bo visited by a horde of
mice In seareh of scraps from
lunch boxes.
Disney became fascinated by
tho mice as ho watched their
cuts antics. He cultivated their
friendship, adopted a family of
ten la a cage, fed them, played
with them and oven tamed on so
that It sat on his drawing board.
Eight years later a composite
of theso office mice scrambled
from tho pen of tho young man
who had invaded Hollywood to
do animated motion pictures,
Mickey Mouse emerged with his
aaueals and capers just as Al
Jolson opened his mouth ana
kicked tho top off tho silent
drama. After Jolson, Mickey was
really tho first Hollywood attrac
tion to hit the high spots on the
sound screen. But, as Jolson had
been an established star, it fol
lows that Mickey is tho only real
child of tho talkies.
Today Mickey Is one of the
few Hollywood stars who have
their own studios. It cost halt
a million dollars ana u employs
nearly 300 men and women. At
tho head of the organization are
Walt Disney, who designs tho
drawings, and Roy, his brother,
who takes care of the business
end.
And more romance happens In
that studio in one day than oc
curs in other Hollywood studios
in a week or a month.
IS T
Film Version of Sinclair's
Sensational Novel of
Prohibition Here
Thrills of modern life, exciting
happeaings which appear daily la
newspapers and tho engrossing
adventure of a young man and
woman who find tho fight for love
and happiness as hanrdoms as the
most fantastic Jungle adventure,
form tho plot details of Tho Wot
Parade which will open today at
tho Hollywood theatre.
Tho story, based en TJpton Sin
clair's sensational novel, opens on
as aristocratic southern planta
tion before the World war, depict
ing tho tragedy of a young girl
whoso father is driven to suicide
as a result of his ohseaiia k ii.
qaor. Because of this, tho girl
becomes am tlmmt r
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POrter Of the nm nt ,i.nitu.
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but as tho succeeding years bring
-wu. iiri me ism Amendment
and then th tnnHarn
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legging activities, she finds her
self the center nf
citing happenings which rise to a
tuiuiiug- ursmaue climax.
mgniignts of tho plot Include
tho heroine's attempt to prevent
her brother from v..
fathers fatal error: th trri
mnrder Of a mrrlnr ir. v .
tries to Interfere with her hns-
"M post-prohibition drinking
n.-V th TeUn of a -gin
mm by government agents and
spectacular nlrhtMnv mm.
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Mttlngs which rango from a beas-
wui NBuera plantation to pic
turesque New York street scenes
of the period of tho Wilson ad
ministration and finally depict
tho luxurious drinking places of
.umui umes are in most va
ried and colorful
screen in some time.
Newsboy Leaves
Town for School
AURORA gn
Harrison, mfiin. .
The Statesman, has entered tho
n,8" cnooi at Vancouver,
Wash., where his father has his
residence. Eldon has lived with
his aunt. Vn t fi&. vn.
scaooi, and graduated
TheCaU
Board i
By OUVE M. DOAK
Warner Bros. Elslaoro
Today Loo Tracy and Mary
Brian la "Blessed Event".
Wednesday Alison Skip
worth La "Madame Racketeer-Friday
i Lionel Barrymore
la "The Washington Masquerade".
Tho Grand
Today Alexander Kirkland
la "Almost Married".
Wednesday Marian Marsh
In "Beauty and the Boas'.
Friday Ben Lyon In "The
Big Timer-.
The Hollywood
Today Walter Huston In
"The Wet Parade".
Wednesday Kent Douglas
and Helen Chandler In 'A
House Divided".
Friday Tom Mix in "My Pal
the King".
from the eighth grade this spring.
Robert Powers left the first of
the week to continue his studies
at Oregon State college. A friend,
Wlnfleld Atkinson, resigned as
principal of the Estacada school to
enter the University of Oregon.
Pickard Jersey
String at Fair
Again This Year
MARION, Sept. 34 Avid Pick
ard is filling a nice string of Jer
seys from his Imported herd and
will show them at the state fair
next week. He has been very suc
cessful in winning In previous
years and It looks as though they
would have to step some to beat
him this time.
Mrs. Pickard win agala exhib
it her five strains of game chick
ens on which she had made wln
niaga each year.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Schormacber
accompanied by their grand-son
Almel and granddaughter Clara
Schermacher hare left on a motor
trip to Preston, Iowa, expecting
to be a gone a month.
Salem Heights
Pupils Will Get
Holiday Monday
SALEM HEIGHTS, 8ept. 34.
Mrs. Mafy L. Fulkersoa. county
school superintendent, visited the!
school hero Friday morning, ana
expressed pleasure at the manner
In which the school has started its
year's work. There are three new
teachers this year.
School will be dismissed Mon
day, so children may attend the
state fair.
Pigs Harvesting
Crop of Prunes
KINQWOOD. Sept 31 Pigs
and prunes make an interesting
combination at the D. H. Moaher
farm here. Mr. Mosher, Salem
tailor, finding prevailing prices
unsatisfactory has approximate
ly 100 head of swine of assort
ed sizes harvesting his crop. The
animals cooperate by do
ing their own shaking on the
lower branches of the trees.
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DINE at the BOHEMIAM
9 Special Sunday Blue Plate 40c Dinner
SERVED 11 A. If. TO O P. M.
Featuring ROAST TURKEY with dressing and fresh
cranberry sauce. BROILED TENDERLOIN STEAK.
All the Famous Bohemian rolls and salt sticks yon cast eat
SALEM BOHEMIAN
862 State
"SALEM'S FINEST RESTAURANT"
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THE EVENT OF EVENTS I
THE DAY OF DAYS1
THE PICTURE OF PICTURES!
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Warner Bros. Elsinore Proudly Presents the
Northwest Premiere
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Weeloeo
Starting Saturday, Sept. 24th the
City Buses will operate on a twenty
minute service throughout the day,
including Sunday, Sept. 25, and Oct
2, with added service during rush
hours.
Fifteen-minute service on Fair
grounds Road and Highland Ave.
buses, starting next Monday.
First Bus leaves State and Com
mercial at 6:10 a.m. Last bus will
leave at 1 1 :50 p.m.
Q)i?egoim Motto:?
Sttages
BUILDING MATERIAL
PRICES WILL GO
UP SOON
The demand for lumber and
building materials was in
creased enormously last
month. Everywhere signs
of increased building activ
ity were noted.
Prices cannot remain at
the present low levels un
der such conditions. So we
recommend that you repair
or build now while prices
are low.
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