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The Ticture oAlbum
By Robert E. Sherwood.
THE expected has happened. The
movie exhibitors in small towns
are beginning to complain be
cause of the number of English
accents in current talking pic
tures. “Our patrons,’’ they say in ef
fect, “want to see and hear actors who
talk American.’’ Oddly enough, the
same complaints come in from some
parts of Canada —especially the west
ern provinces, where the inhabitants,
while loyal to the British flag, are not
addicted to the correct Oxonian mode
These protests, however, don't seem
•to have affected the film producers to
any appreciable extent. Jesse L. Lasky,
for one. believes that the talkies arc
due to improve the accents of us all,
and he has dedicated himself to the
task of teaching proper articulation and
correct grammar through the medium
of Paramount all-dialogue pictures.
Already Mr. Lasky has sponsored a
great many broad “a’s” in "Interfer
ence’’ and “The Letter.” Indeed, the
most exerutiatingly English accent ever
heard was that of Jeanne Eagels in
“The Letter.” Miss Eagels. being a
native of Boston, Mass., has a natural
head-start on other Americans who try
to talk in the Mayfair manner.
It is my belief that Mr. Lasky is
overoptlmistic in his claims that the
talkies will improve the speech of the
populace: but there can be no possible
question of doubt that they will influ
ence speech, just as the movies have
previously influenced styles of dress,
comportment and point of view.
When the late Rudolph Valentino ap
pca-ed for the first time with side
burns in “Blood and Sand” and “The
Sheik,” similar whiskers suddenly start
ed to sprout on the cheeks of young
men on both sides of soda fountains
all over the continent of North America.
Today, when you study the current
crop of young ladies, you will observe
that an astounding proportion of them
wear their hair, their hats and thpir
eyelids in the manner of Greta Garbo.
It is the old story of nature attempt
ing to imitate art.
** * *
TJERHAPS the talkies will eliminate
A sectional accents and cause all peo
ple in Florida, New Hampshire. lowa,
Alberta, Arizona and even in England,
Ireland. South Africa and Australia to !
talk alike. As Hollywood speaks, so will,
speak the world.
If such proves to be the case, what i
Will be the nature of this common, uni
versal manner of speech? Will it be
the flawless English of Ronald Colman.
the Broadwayese of A1 Jolson, the faint
Cockney of Charlie Chaplin, the Okla
homa drawl of Will Rogers or the
apologetic Swedish of Greta Garbo?
Up to now. there has been no indication
that Hollywood itself has settled on a
standard of speech. Most of the talkies
that I have seen to date have been
veritable Towers of Babel, which offered
the spectators a wide variety of accents
An Aspect of Age.
QNE of the most difficult arts of mo
tion picture making was employed
in “The Last Warning,” with Laura
La Plante and John Boles in the stellar
One moment—a spic and span new '
theater appeared: everything ready for
an opening performance. A moment
later, the theater is a wreck, dust cov
ers everything, the paint is faded, the
pipes rusting, the wings falling apart,
the curtains disintegrating; cobwebs
Many methods of making these things
look old were employed for this trans
formation. First to be “aged” were the
signs. A special fading paint was
sprayed over everything. Then all the
joints in the plumbing and along the
pipes were painted with a thick brown
paint which was quickly heated with a
blowtorch. This bubbled the paint and
gives It the impression of rust on the
By means of a special machine, cob
webs were placed all over the set. This
machine makes cobwebs by employing
the idea of a candy floss machine, using
a mixture of liquid rubber, glue and
other ingredients, instead of sugar. A
special dust was sprayed over the cob
webs to give them proper photographic
Finally several tons of fullers earth
were blown into the auditorium and
back stage and allowed to settle.
Pirates and Divines.
TLKA CHASE has an interesting
The stage and screen actress, who is
now’ playing In “Paris Bound.” is the
great-granddaughter of John Woolman,
a famous Quaker divine. This worthy
was the author of the well known book
“John Woolman's Journal,” which is
regarded as the most authentic picture
of life among the early French settle
Balancing this good man in her heri
tage is “Long Tom” Coffin, a famous
pirate, quite as well known for his mis
demeanors as Woolman was for his
good deeds. The Chase family still j
possesses a blackthorn cane w hich was ;
carried by this blood-and-thunder indi
vidual on his cruises under the black j
Miss Chase has also the distinction of j
being the daughter of Edna Woolman !
Chase, editor-in-chief of Vogue and a;
prominent figure in the literary and
The Well Dressed Crook.
'T'O have the gangsters in “Dark
Streets” as correctly “dressed” as |
possible Director Frank Lloyd has or- |
dered 10 bulletproof vests, which w r ill I
be worn when they go into action.
Lloyd has been questioning police i
officers and habitues of the underworld |
to get the correct wearing apparel of j
various types of crooks, so that his j
players will be properly dressed. He j
found that the modern gangster fre- j
quently wears a light bulletproof coat or j
vest when he goes out on a “big job.” I
According to Lloyd, the modern crook j
is wise enough not to act in any un
usual manner or wear anything that
will set him apart. This would make
him remembered and more easily iden
pWf 2d WEEK
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j ScASattonal Staoi su.cct
t *••-> Picture,
METRO MOVIETONE ACTS i
FOX MOVIKTONK NEWS
e | from which to make their own selee
-1 If any one style has predominated, il
'i has been that which Is heard most fre
-1 quently in the night life of New York
-1 It is the hard-boiled language of cab
-3 | aret artistes and plain clothes men of
11 wise-crackers and gangsters.
»I Rare indeed is the talkies in which
I the following bit of dialogue is not
t ’ I “Oh—is zat so?”
, I “Yeah—zat’s so!”
j | * * * *
'Y'HERE have been some Interesting
' | examples of “put on” accents on
;: the audible screen.
i In “This Is Heaven,” Vilma Banky
i j make a noble attempt to make her Teu
j tonic inflections sound rather Frenchy
i i and piquante, but now and then she
■ j slips. When she says, “Doan you
> I baleef I lahf you. darleengh?” she comes
•j perilously close to the Milt Gross,
i | In "Alibi.” Pat O'Malley seems to feel
i! that it is up to him to justify his name
I i with a rich brogue. In the first scenes
■ 1 of the picture, this brogue is as thick
!as Mickey Kelly’s pig. Later, it disap
.! pears mysteriously.
■i In another picture (the name of
; which I have, luckily, forgotten) the
■! good old French Foreign Legion ap
| pears. To indicate that its members
j speak French to each other, they all
talk with phoney French accents, ex
cept one of them, who is supposed to
be an exiled English aristocrat. This
Rritisher, played by William Collier.
jr„ talks the quaint patois of Great
Neck. Long Island. The accents of the
Arabs who appear in this film are
either Mexican or Montana cowboys.
In “The Trial of Mary Dugan” the
judge has a very meticulous English
! accent. This is outrageous—and it
I causes one to sympathize with the ex
hibitors who are complaining. Most of
the judges in New York Citv (where
i Mary Dugan was tried* have Irish ac
j cents; there are others with German,
j Italian or Jewish accents, and even one
!or two with American accents. But it
j is absolutely unthinkable that an Eng
i llsh accent should ever be heard from
j the New York bench. What did we
I fight the Revolution for? What did we
fight the War of 1812 for?
| (By the way, why did we fight the
War of 1812?)
The movie actors and actresses whose
voices and accents have fallen most
pleasantly on the ear are Corinne Grif
fith. Ronald Colman, Douglas Fair
banks, William Powell, Mary Pickford,
Norma Shearer, Richard Tucker,'Mar
ion Nixon, Warner Baxter, Bessie Love
and Lewis Stone.
If we could be given a composite
photograph (with sound) of the artic
ulatory processes of these ladies and
gentlemen, we would have an excellent
model of speech for the world to follow.
Featured in "Shooting Star*” at the
Built by Laughter.
r T'HE house that laughter built!
A This is the new estate in Beverly
Hills Calif., which the Gleasons will
occupy soon. The laughs and chuckles
and snorts and guffaws of thousands of
people in this country and in England
have made possible the “homey” home
U'here the Gleasons —James and Lucile
and their 21-year-old son Russell —
will entertain their friend? and write
their new plays and scenarios.
“This will be our first real home,”
says Jimmy proudly, recalling the years
when his nearest approximation to a
home was a hotel room. “All my life
I have looked forward to just this.
: Lucile and I have traveled about all our
: married lives. We get a thrill from
saying the words ‘our home.’ ”
■RUBBLES, the taller of the team of
Buck and Bubbles, now playing in
i Pathe’s “Wildcat” comedies, isn t so
| sure he prefers the screen to the stage.
“Pictures is all right,” he explains,
“but it’s these here lights that causes
5 trouble. After Ah worked a week on
i the first picture, this here Black Nar
cissus,’ mah own mothah didn't know
| me. Ah was burned three shades
I darker —and that’s dark!”
ngMr Sound Picture
U "WHERE EAST IS EAST”
A Stianne Picture of the
i H . —ON THE STAGE—
In a Kreezy Presentation
COOLED BY REFKIGEHATION
THE SUNDAY STAR. WASHINGTON", D. C., MAY 26. 1929-PART 4.
DIRECTOR, TROPHY AND SCREEN STAR
Director of "Seventh Heaven": the trophy awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Art* to the star, and Janet
Gaynor, the winner. The picture was declared to be the outstanding motion picture of the past year.
NATIONAL PLAYERS "Smilin’
Next week, beginning Monday, June
3, the National Theater Players will |
I present one of the Sweetest of all;
old-fashioned love stories, "Smilin’
Through,” which is so intimately asso
ciated with the name of Jane Cowl, who
created the role of its heroine.
’ Smilin’ Through” is not at all the
conventional type of romance that used
to make our mother* weep, only to
eventually enter the adorable state of
smiling happiness. It is a love story
apart from the commonplace. An ex
quisite girl is devotedly loved by and
adores the man she marries, but her
romance goes all awry simply because
of the mad love of another who feels
that he cannot give her up. and in a
wild fit of desperation does that which
ends everything for three lives. It is
tender, touching, beautiful romance of
universal appeal, and one of the splen
did things of the modern theater that
is seldom, if ever, repeated.
Under direction of Addison Pitt, Miss
Edith King and Roger Pryor are being !
thoroughly rehearsed in the leading j
roles, and Charles Squires, the builder j
of Aladdin palaces for the National!
Players, is preparing a setting of loveli-!
ness for one of the loveliest of romances, j
Belasco s New Play.
pROM the offices of David Belasco
1 conies the news that during the next j
season Mr. Belasco will produce a new
play, written by him in collaboration ;
with William Hurlbut, and called “The |
Virgin City,” with Beth Merrill as its j
star. Miss Merrill won stardom as the,
Girl in “Ladies of the Evening.” as well
as in “Lily Sue” and "Hidden.”
More than 50 years ago David Be
lasco. then a youthful actor in San
Franciso, went to Virginia City, Nev.,
as a member of the noted Piper Opera
j House stock company. Virginia City,
whose deep lodes brought wealth to Pair.
] Mackay. Comstock and scores of other
: argonauts, at that time divided honors
; with San Francisco as the cradle of the
l American stage on the West Coast, j
; Noted actors were imported from the
I East and the best plays of the time were
| produced along with the classics.
In his two years in Virginia City Mr. I
• Belasco saw many raw and virile cross- j
sections of life, and, it is said, prom- ;
; ised himself that some day he would
i write them into a play when he dlscov- i
j ered the right star for a vital role.
1 Miss Merrill, it now appears, possesses
talents that measure up to the demands
of Mr. Belasco. and will fit the role he
i has had in mind. "The Virgin City,” it
I is announced, will tell a gripping* tale
* of adventure of those other days when
Virginia City was known as "Hell with
the blower on.”
Janmngs’ Picture Ideals.
l-IUMAN Interest, comedy,' some
pathos, logical suspense-building
situations and beauty. Those are the
essentia] elements for the ideal motion
picture story, according to Emil Jan
First of all the star places human
interest. The ideal story must be about
natural people and have a fundamental
appeal that goes straight to the heart
Next, it must have some wholesome
comedy and some tears. Laughter and
tears are a part of every one’s life. Jan
nings points out. Comedy and tragedy
are also closely allied.
There must be strong situations which
build up suspense. These situations,
Jannings emphasizes, must be logical,
for the story should ring true in every
There should be beauty, picturesque
background, colorful wardrobe, since the
eye must be pleased as well as the mind
and the emotions.
CAMEOfHEATER Mt Md r ’ 1 ' rr
Tomorrow and Tuesday—“THE DUKE
STEPS OUT" <Syn>. Comedy. “HAVE
PATIENCE.'' BENEFIT SHOW FOR
DUMBARTON F LLIE DOVE and I
ANTONIO MORENO in ADORATION.”
Comedy, "BLAZING AWAY.”
I4IPP K near nth
nil * Today and Tomorrow—
“ Bellamy Trial”
Hound and Talking.
I IRFPTV Ml 9 N. Capital St
LIDE.IV 11 Today and Tomorrow—
“ The Home Towners”
FIITF nth * R. I. Ave.
I LLIIL Today and Tomorrow—
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. LLnUCIt Smoking Permitted
! Today, Tomorrow and Tuesday—
“W I N G S.”
Sound and Effects.
CAROLINA u,h VnMT 8 E
with RAMON NOVARRO, MAY Mc-
CJ ANTON 6th and C Sts. N.E.
O I Ail 1 UIl ONE DAY ONLY
COLLEEN MOORE in LILAC TIME.”
A SUPER-SPECIAL PRODUCTION.
TAIfOMA t* l * * nd Butternut Sts.
I nItUHIA House of R.C.A. Photophone
Today at 3:00. 4 38, 6:45 and 8:53
Tomorrow at 6:00, 7:26 and 9:25
"THE TERROR.” 100', Talking Vita
phone Super Mystery Production. Also
PATHE SOUND NEWS and COMEDY.
PDINPFQC 111* N si. N.E.
r KIIILLjJ RICHARD BARTIIEL
MESS in "WEARY RIVER” (A Vlta
phonc Singing-Talking picture). Com
edy and News.
THE GHOfrr TALKS,” with a dis
tinguished cast—a Fox Movietone All-
Ta'kmg Picture Extraordinary added
attiactions. all in sound and taIking
•SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK”—AII
singing—"JOY RIDE.” all talking act.
_Vitaphone Act; Comedy. "NO PICNIC.”
' KID GLOVES." with CONRAD NAGLE.
Comedv. "COLLEGIANS WINNING
Bn DPI F *l*6 Pa. Are. Ph. W. *63
LIfXLLr. REGINALD DENNY,
P.ED HOT SPEED ”
closed its season of
j burlesque the first week in May,
j and recent announcements would seem
| to indicate that other interests have
| taken over its sole surviving home In
| the National Capital. But Saturday,
| June 1, is announced by the Mutual |
Burlesque Association as the real close j
of the 1928-29 burlesque season for the
country at large, and in making the
announcement the promoters of bur
lesque by the sole surviving institution
engaged in the business submit some
facts that may be of interest to theatri
cal patrons generally.
The Mutual Burlesque Circuit's sea
son began August 20. 1928. and, it is
stated, "a careful check-up of all of the
regularly organized traveling companies
of all kinds that started last Fall dis
closes the fact that not one of them !
continued beyond 32 weeks, and a large j
majority of them failed to reach their
“Years ago, when there were not one
• half as many theaters in any city in
j America as there are today nor any-
I thing like as many traveling companies,
j a 40-week season was not at all un
usual. In those days, as old showmen j
! can verify, there were actually hundreds i
( of good, dependable ‘one-night stands,’ j
i which in the aggregate would provide j
! highly profitable weeks. They played j
I one or two shows a week, one night j
j each, and were closed the remaining !
“That was before the invasion of the j
show business by motion pictures.”
It is then set forth that nowadays
these theaters go in strongly for mo
tion pictures and are open both after
noon and evening every day in the
week. They will not bask a traveling
company for Saturdays, Sundays or j
holidays, which are reserved for attrac- ;
tive pictures that draw big audiences
without the heavy outlay in percentage j
I of receipts that would have to be given
! a traveling company, to say nothing of '
; the outlay for stage hands, orchestra !
and other employes not required for a
; screen exhibition. In other words, prof
| itable “one-night” stands have been I
! practically, if not wholly, wiped out, so
that a 40-week season is extraordinary, i
The Mutual Burlesque Association, i
however, with its “wheel” system, ac
cording to the statement, has really
enjoyed a 41-week season, even with but
three “one-night stands,” which were
used only to break long jumps.
The Mutual people naturally conclude
that this is a strong argument not
i only for the quality of their attractions,
! but for their popularity also.
From the same source it is learned
1 that up to the present time the Mutual
Burlesque Association, for the coming
season of 1929-30, has contracted for
the services of 768 players for its 48
shows; that this is a little less than
half the number required to equip all
the companies, and that when that is
accomplished 1.728 persons will be under
contract, including working crews for
the stage—a greater number, it is con
tended. than is employed by any one
theatrical concern in the world. The
gross salary list is computed at more
than $4,000,000 for a 40-wfeek season.
Burlesque has long been regarded by
! many as “low-brow” entertainment,
crude and very often wanton in quality.
But it is contended that respectability
is its watchword now, and, as evidence,
that its shows are being patronized
very largely by women and families.
After all. it is contended, burlesque,
even at its tforst, was the mother of
the widely approved and patronized
; theatrical revues of the current time,
I which, it is contended, are not as
strictly held in bounds by police cen- j
sorship as are the acts and offerings'
of the shows of the Mutual Circuit.
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* Film Arts Guild Presents
l “Shooting Stars” +
J . by X
J. Anthony Asquith 4 j
* LOVE—BEHIND THE SCENES £
J OF A MOVIE LOT 4t j
*• with j !
J Brian Aherne
J Star of “Underground” •* j
* Cont. Perf. Pop. Price*. J j
Next Week s Photoplays.
PALACE —Ramon Novarro in
‘•The Pagan.” a Metro-
Goldwyn - Mayer sound
FOX—Sue Carol in “Girls
Gone Wild” will be the at
t traction to follow the “Fox
Movietone Follies,” possibly
ed from “Nightstick,” by j
John Wray and J. C. Nu
gent, a United Artists’ dia
Modern Chorus Girls.
r J' , HE day of the “beautiful but dumb" |
show girl has passed. This state- j
ment is true, at least so reports have it,
as far as the show girls in the Fox
Movietone Follies of 1929 are concerned.
A curious reporter, talking with sev
i eral of these beauties during the pro
duction of Fox Follies, is said to have
t been astounded to find that they knew
. their philosophy and literature.
Delving into their educational history
I the reporter found that all had the
equivalent of a high school education,
while several had a number of years in
j finishing schools and universities.
Iris Ashton, for instance, received her
elementary schooling in San Francisco,
followed by an academic curriculum in
a private school, where she majored in I
j literary and dramatic activities; she has
since written verse and short stories.
| Blanche Fisher, beauty contest win
ner in Omaha, Nebr.. in 1925. is a high
school graduate and. in addition, has
had considerable instruction in art.
Melva Cornell was educated in the
1 schools of Santa Barbara, where she
was born. Completing high school, she
studied for the stage for a time, then
turned to dancing. She is a prolific
“It" Is Vocalized.
OEX appeal is now vocal. Or, the
speaking voice has acquired sex ap
peal. if you prefer.
At least that is the statement of E. H.
Griffith. Pathe director. Os all the
scores of voices he has heard on the
screen, only a very few have “it,” Grif
Ann Harding, whom he is directing
at present, probably will be known to
film fans in the near future as “the
i girl with a vamping voice,” he believes.
It was said to be that peculiar quality
of vocal seductiveness that, with her
beauty and talent, was responsible for
Miss Harding’s being signed to a long
In other words, it’s the voice with
the guile that wins.
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Touches of Comedy.
'J'OUCHES of quaint and whimsical.
comedy in Mary Pickford's newest !
net"’'*, “Coquette,” are many.
Director Sam Taylor, a graduate of
he Harold Lloyd school of comedy, has
h;htened the drama of Miss Pickford's
111 The Place to Go Friday
Washington Has Made the Earle Friday P
Midnight Show a Delightful Event—
HEAR HER TALK! \
I She Sounds Even Better Than She Looks, \
/ the. Flaming Spirit of Whoopee multiplied V
f by Two. Vitaphone Doubles Her Pep. \
Supported by /*V
Louise Fazenda, Doris Dawson, Ben Hal! _////■• . J
and Buddy Messinger
Hear the Hottest Music Ever Played /
\ by the Vitaphone Music Masters. / '
\ They're Caught the Collegiate /
Xw Spirit of Whoopee /
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COMPANIMENT'. i ING PICTURE>■
''A itrtr S F FITTS’. *"
I story of the little. Southern coquette
with bits of gayety and youthfulness.
The efforts of the younger brother,
Jimmy, to achieve manhood in the
smoking of his after-dinner cigarettes
and in his disgust at the coquetries ot
his sister and her friends will bring an
understanding smile to all men who
were once boys.