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TWO LITTLE "MARY SUNSHINES" IN HOT
LEGAL WAR OVER MOVIE NAME
Marie Osborne, at left, and Gloria Joy, Juvenile Movie Stars in Legal Battle
to Test Right to Name of "Mary Sunshine."
BY MARK LARKIN.
Los Angeles, Cal., April 25. Two
little 4-year-old girls are principals in
one of the hottest legal fights ever
waged in the film industry. The con
test between the two kiddies will be
fought out in the federal courts, the
bone of contention being the name
under which they are to appear on
Baby Marie Osborne, drawing $50
a week, was until recently the child
star of the Balboa Amusement Co.,
Long Beach, Cal. Baby Marie's man
agers decided that $50 a .week was
not enough for her services. So
when her contract with the Balboa
Co. expired she asked for a raise. She
demanded the paltry little sum of
$500 a week. The company com
promised, offering $300 a week and
agreeing to buy her an automobile.
This did not satisfy the baby star, so
she quit. Now she has a company
all her own here, which she calls La
Salida, or "Sunshine" in Spanish.
Under the management of W. A. S.
Douglas, Baby Marie will put out
"Mary Sunshine films till the cows
come home," according to her
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