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Tin Pan Alley,’ at Palace
A De Luxe History of Song With the Misses Faye and Grable, It Has Beauty, Richness and A Melodious Kind of Charm By JAY CARMOD1*. By the time the last customer had bought the last ticket for “Alex ander's Ragtime Band" a couple of years ago, Twentieth Century-Pox knew it had something there. What it had was a formula for making a picture in which some of its better box-office people would use their talents to sing the songs which were popular immediately before and during the war. "Alexander's Ragtime Band" consumed a number of the ditties of the period, but there*-— were enough good ones lelt over to make another picture. The studio has made it under the nostalgic “title "Tin Pan Alley," with Alice j| Faye. Betty? G r a b 1 e. Jack * Oakie and John Payne in the major roles. The b i g. melodious, handsomely un dressed thing will be found at 1 the Palace by those who want to hear such touching num bers as "Good Bye B r o adway. Hello France," Jay Carmody. "Moonlight Bay," "America. I Love You," ‘'K-K-Katy,” etc. The story on which all the singing and danc ing is hung is practically identical with that of Alex's Band, but with all those pretty songs, lovely girls and handsome men, what the heck? After all, you can t have "Hamlet” with the Misses Faye and Grable. With his traditional flair for doing the song cavalcade in a big way, Darryl Zanuck has been downright lavish in “Tin Pan Aliev." He gave It appeal (don't ask us the particu lar kind) when he added Miss Grable to Miss Faye, the single glamour girl of "Alexander's Rag time Band." And for the comedy element, he scored very nicelv by inserting Jack Oakie. Mr. Oakie being very much in demand since he portrayed Mussolini as a loud burp in "The Great Dictator." “Tin Pan Alley.” the place where the right song could turn a tramp into a tycoon overnight, is pictured rather wistfully in the second in stallment of Zanuck's history of popular music. True, when a guy or a gal managed to write or to sing a number that caught on, there was no limit to the luxury he. or she. could lie in. That, however, was more or less the dream: the actuality being a long, sustained at tack of heartbreak, of demoraliza tion. of geniuses who had to take the insults of janitors, of sweet, lovely girls who eould inspire a man to success onlv to have him turn out to be a heel. An unwit ting one, to be sure, but still a heel. The unwitting heel in this case Is Payne, the lovely girl. Miss Faye. He's a song publisher, she the blond beauty whose vaudeville success makes her a fine song plugger. Their common career of business and romance starts off with a number mew. incidentally) called “You Say the Sweetest Things (Baby)." From there, as it zips along toward bigger profits, nour ishing food. Bond street and Schiaparelli clothes, a walloping medley of old tunes carries Miss Faye and Miss Grable singing and/or dancing their way through the picture. The lavishness of everybody's suc cess. before it turns to ashes, is represented in a production number which is just about the biggest ever created in a H wood musicale. That's the "Sheik of Araby" item of which vou mav have heard rumors to the effect that the Hayes office said “tut. tut." Full of all kinds of specialties, including thp acrobatics of a pair of colored dancers, the thing reaches its climax when the Misses Faye and Grable sing and dance it in a fashion that ought to do a lot of good for Araby as a ‘The Letter' Stays At Metropolitan “The Letter,” giving Bette Davis a chance to perform in a fashion which has critics fairly drooling, entered its third downtown week yesterday at the Metropolitan, if any one remains alive who has not heard about it ‘‘The Letter" is the venerable Somerset Maugham melo drama of the perfect Bette Davis heroine. In 12 (most likely) grip ping reels she manages to betray her husband, shoots her lover, sac rifice the family's closest friend, bribe the woman whose husband she killed, lie her way out of a murder penalty and then has to be stabbed to death.J. C. Authentic RELIGIOUS ARTICLES wjGALLERY 718 ELEVENTH STREET N.W. Theatre PITCHING fcase of parkins Assurance tour car is i sate hands —KdC t> KM. STAR PARKING PLAZA IQrti & E STS. N.W. METRONOME ROOM. Wardman Park Hotel. Conn. Ave. at Woodley Rd. Sonny James Orchestra Dancing 10 to 2. Sat. 9:30 1:30_Min $1. Sats. $1.50. CO. 2000. LOTUS RESTAURANT. I Ith at N. Y. Ave. 3 shows dallv 1 ■ 7:30 and 11:30. 2 or chestras. Bill Strickland's. The Continental Trio. Dancing and entertainment 7 p.m. to 1 :.*10 a m. RAINBOW ROOM. Hamilton Hotel. 1 Ith at K. Cocktail and dinner dancing. o-9; supper dancing lo Milt Davis' Orchestra. 10-1 Mm. Saturday only $1. DI. 25HO. MADRILI.ON RESTAURANT. Washington Building. 1.7th and New York Ave. The favorite place to dine, the popular place to dance _ HAY-ADAMS HOUSE — Overlooking White House at IHth and H Sts. Dining in an atmosphere of charm, dignity and gen tility Luncheon. s5c; dinner from $1.25. Organ music_nightly_ during dinner.__ SHOREHAM BLIEROOM. Connecticut at Calvert. Dining and dancing. Two floor shows. 9:30 and 11:30. Dinner. $2.00, in cluding cover Supper cover,_50c. AD.0/00. CARLTON-HOTEL. New Cosmos Room. 16th and K Sts. ME. 2626. Music by Bob Simp son and his orchestra Dancing 5-7 and 10 to 2. Min. $1.50 after 10 p.m. except Sat. $2. recreation center for tired business men. Vast though the energy and gold spent on this scene was, there was enough left over to give biggishness to others melodiously superior. Miss Faye, you can bet your last nickel, doesn’t look like the chimney sweep's daughter when she warbles “Moonlight Bay.” Nor does that army look like a light investment on Zanuck's part when it sings “Good-Bye Broadway, Hello France" and. somewhat later, "K-K-Katy." It's big. always. * * * * The comedy which counterpoints the wistfulness of "Tin Pan Alley” is that provided largely by Oakie as the dumb but well-intentioned partner in Payne’s music publishing firm. Like Oakie, it's broad but good. The feminine stars of the I picture are there to sing and dance ‘ and, as it always has, their acting shows it. When they are not doing their specialties it is fun watching them cutely trying to steal their common scenes. Payne, who took over when neither Tyrone Power nor Don Ameche was available for the picture, turns out to be a Detter actor than either would have been. Acting story, etc., mean very little however, in "Tin Pan Alley.” It is an old, sweet song bound richly. YES, SHE IS—Don't glance at this and ask “Who’s she?’’ lest it get you into one of those Abbott-Costello arguments. For the answer must be “Yes, you're right,” only she spells it Hoo Shee. Hoo Shee ivill be one of the Earle’s vaudeville entertainers in the show starting next Thursday. Garfield Still 'in Stir’ In Earle’s New Picture But Good Playing by Stellar Cast Makes Melodrama Fair Fare; Stage Show Goes Circusy The grim, gray walls of that melodrama to which John Garfield has been sentenced for life by Warner Bros, rise again at the Earle this week. "East of the River” is the latest alias used for the story whose triteness of theme is not yet sufficient to keep its star and a creditable cast from making it a passable exhibit of its kind. A fair share of the credit for the merit of the drama belongs to two newcomers to the Gar fled cell block. They are Marjorie^ Rambeau and George Tobias as a pair of gentle immigrants whose presence provides not only contrast for the dark doings of Garfield, but add touches of drama and comedy to the movement of the story. Dr- whole t ing; begins when Gar field 'dat's Joie Lorenzo> is a kid who finks he's tough. He must be like his daed pa. mebbe. 'cause his ma a gran' lady who runs a spaghetti jemt so's de kid won't turn out to be no dope. Spaghetti jernts ain't no good, mebbe for brats like Joie. He leads his pal Nicky into a scrape and when de railroad dicks ; nab 'em only de law's pity for Mama Lorenzo keeps 'em from doin’ four years in stir, or whatever is de lingo for reform school. You'd t'ink no boy wid a nice mom like dat would go on being bad, but dat’s because you don’t know Joie. Joie, he’s a bad one. While Nicky, de odder kid, goes straight all de way t’rough to a cum loudy (in chemistry> at Noc Yawk U.. Joie goes West, gets mixed up. wid a gang and takes a rap for free years for safe-crackin'. At de end of his stretch, dere's a dame who's been waitin’ for him, supportin' herself by writin’ rich dames’ names on checks. She shouldn't have ought to. nacherlly. but she’s such a pretty dame dat somehow you don't hold it against her none, feelin' dat somehow she couldn't help it what wid him in i stir dat way and she havin’ to eat. Dere's worse t’ings dan forgin.' All de time, too. she's been sendin' money to Joie's mom to help Nicky t’rough Noo Yawk U. Wid the kid about to graduate, Joie and Laurie 'she's de dame, see?) t'ink dev'd better scram to Noo Yawk to see how t’ings is wid Mom and Nicky and de spaghetti jernt, Good ol’ Mom. she takes dem to her heart like dey was lambs in stead of black sheep. Dat's just what Laurie needed, mudder love and learnin' how to cook and make beds, and go straight, so when de doorbell rings she won’t have to i t'ink its no cop. Dat Joie. though. I he's still no good. He keeps on wid ' old ways until he gets in a jam wid the gang, has to lam. stays away | such a long time widout writin' dat de girl falls for Nicky and vice versa. Everyt’ing is goin’ just fine until Joie gets word of de dame and Nicky and goes back to bust t’ings wide open again. He’d a done it. too. 'ceptin' mom give him a bust in de puss, de one she'd been savin’ ever since he was a little kid. Ain’t dat a hot one? * * * * Hot or not, it is acted with a great deal of energy and skill by every one concerned. By now, of course, Garfield could act the unre generate young victim of the social system in his sleep. That he doesn't ; probably is due to Warner's having 1 a rule against sleeping on the job. Miss Rambeau. on whom the studio is determinedly fitting the mantle of Marie Dressier, has one of her better roles both as to comedy and drama as Mamma Lorenzo, the kindly immigrant mother who held : out for years against the truth that her son was a heel. She is abetted in the comedy sequences of “East of the River” by Tobias, whose talent for comedy is used this time to portray a waiter whose mind is tom between the last order and what horse he ought to play in the next race. Also new to the cast of the story are Brenda Joyce as the good at-heart moll and William Lundi gan as brother Nicky. The rest are regulars in their regular parts. Alfred Green’s direction has help ed to make one forget how thorough ly standard the whole thing is. * * * * i The Earle's stage show this week i goes circusy in flavor, inspired no doubt by the presence 'on the bill | of Sharkey, the seal. Sharkey, a | talented seal as seals go, gets some rather bright assistance in the 40 circusy minutes from Harry Stock well, who sang the Prince’s songs in I “Snow White.” the Roxyettes and Truzzi who juggles quite'skillfully and comically. Then, to round things out nicely, there are Tip. Tap and Toe to show that tap dancing isn't Just simply tap danc ing. J. C. | EMIL BOREO. Emil Boreo Dreams Of Reviving the ‘Chauve Souris' Emil Boreo. the internationally famed clown, creator of the "March of the Wooden Soldiers’ in the still remembered "Chauve Souris” revue, still carries with him the dream of reviving the "Chauve Souris.” Devoting his time now to theater engagements and to motion picture appearances, currently starring in the nightly revues at the Club Troika, the Russian star says the reception accorded him rrtakes him certain there is an audience for the "Chauve Souris.” He feels sure the tradition of Balieff and the others of that famed Russian clan can be revived and should be revived. A decade ago there was uncer tainty in advance over the recep tion that would greet the "Chauve Souris" and its particular brand of Russian pantomime. That was be i fore the opening night, which launched a run of a year and a half in New York and a 28-week tour across the country to Los Angeles. Nowt Mr. Boreo. as he performs his "March of the Wooden Soldiers” for Troika audiences, thinks it all could happen again. MacDonald-Eddy Film at Columbia The Jeanette MacDonald-Nelson Eddy picture is at Loew’s Columbia! now. The Jeanette MacDonald Nelson Eddy picture is called “Bit tersweet” this time, being an adap tation of Mr. Noel Coward's once charming operetta entitled “Bitter sweet.” It is, as are Jeanette Mac j Donald-Nelson Eddy pictures al ! ways, staged with all the glitter, i pomp, circumstance and stiff for mality of a court ball in the old Vienna, which is the locale this time. It is filmed in technicolor, too, which must make it a colorful film. So admirers of Jeanette MacDon old and Nelson Eddy know what to expect, that is, an altogether charm ing romance in which songs of amour are sung as if by nightingales, and on which the sordid realities of life never intrude. Likewise the bitter fllmgoers who callously demand more of their entertainment than Miss M. and Mr. E. know what to expect, too. so there is little more to say. Nothing, indeed. H. M. I ' Deanna Now Starts Her Ninth Film With hit number eight chalked up to the credit of Deanna Durbin and Producer Joe Pasternak on the re cent release of “Spring Parade,” the star-producer combination have be gun their ninth film at Universal studios. "Nice Girl” is the title of the new picture, for which Paster nak has lined up probably the star's strongest supporting cut to date. Ann Sheridan May Settle Her Dispute Next Month That’s the Story Now, Though Term Probably Will Favor Warners; Deanna Is House Hunting By SHEILAH GRAHAM. HOLLYWOOD Rosalind Russell's continued friendship with Fred Brisson reminds me that when she first met him, four years ago. he was introduced to her as the brother, and not the son. of Carl Brisson. This was because Carl was under contract to Paramount, whose executives wished to hide the fact of a grown-up son for their romantic hero. Which is why Roz thought Fred was much older than his then 21 ■ years. However, the last time I saw Miss Russell, she vehemently denied matrimonial in tent i o n s v. ith young Mr. Bris son. But experi ence has taught me to be skep tical. John Barr y more carries i:'. his wallet mini? - ture photograph of all his wives- - five. I believe. He refers to this as "The Wives Gal | lery.” there are S two blank spaces. ! The line forms Sheilth Graham. ; to the right . . . Deanna Durbin and Fiance Vaughn Paul are looking for I a building site in Beverly Crest, j which is a mountain in Beverly Hills. When Deanna moves out of her present home. I understand that her sister, her sister’s husband, and their baby will move in with Mama and Papa Durbin. Ann Sheridan will settle her dis pute with Warners in January, but I am afraid it will be on the studio's terms. * * * * j Fred Astaire has been ordered by his doctors to rest. He lost too much poundage during his last picture. . . . The sudden epidemic of divorce rumors is now threatening the Ann Sothem-Roger Pryor union. Say what’s happening to everyone? . . . Lana Turner and Tony Martin leave the Brown Derby two min I __ • utes before the trnval of Alice Fave and Artie Shaw—the letter two in different parties. . . Luise Rainer has reserved a table at the forth coming academ.' award banquet I suppose Luise wants to remind every one that she won the award twice end now cr.n't get a job I wish I were a producer I'd hire Miss Rainer. She can act the spots off most of the boys and girls en joying success in pictures. * * * * Oh. for a William Powell for a husband' He has just given wife Diana Lewis a blank check for her to buy her Christmas presents. I remember a time when William was quite careful about money. But since the little brunette came Into his life, he's been a regular spend ing Colossus. . . . Nancy Kelly and Edmund O'Brien will marry early in the new’ year * * * * Mary Martin persuaded the Paramount biggies to let her sine a sons in "New York Town " And thereby hangs a story, that proves again the why r.nd wherefore of Mary's popularity. Director Charles Vidcr had a new way for Marv to sing the song She protested. "Please do it my way. and then see and h°ar the rushes—and if you don't like it my way. we'll do it yours,’’ said Charles. Mary coes not usually look at her rushes—says it makes her self-conscious. But she did this time. And the next day a humble Miss Martin told the director. "I've never recorded a song so well!” 2 Promising Artists Presented in Concert By Ars Musica Guild Bv ALICE EVERSMAN. • An organization known as Ars Musica Guild. Inc., which has taken for its aim the placing of talented young musicians before the public to give them an opportunity to gain recognition, made Us first essay in that direction in this city last eve ning at Pierce Hall. A joint recital under this management was pre sented by Adelaide Van Wey. con tralto. and Betty Baum, pianist, the former a newcomer and the lat ter already well known here through previous appearances, one of which was with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Water Gate. To Miss Van Wey fell the duty of commencing the program, which she did with a group of songs including Palconieri's “Occhiette amati,” Durante’s "Danza. danza” and Respighi’s “Scherzo” and "Neb bier The young singer has a voice of power without loss of quality In the change of registers. She is not ready as yet technically for the interpretation of the kind of songs she selected, although her appreci ation of their possibilities is strong. The fine, restrained line of singing which gives the ultimate polish to art is not at her command and many of the effects which she had1 in mind did not come through because of this. Most of her numbers had the stamp of novelty and she showed wisdom in avoiding the more fa miliar songs which are identified with the greatest artists of the day. Many of them called for a clever twist in interpretation and for this she had a keen understanding. The remainder of her program men tioned Rachmaninoff’s “Soldier’s Bride,” De Falla’s "El Pano,” Nick’s “Song for well - bred people,” Dvorak’s “Gypsy Song No. 5,” Au bert's "Vielle Chanson Espagnole.” Poulenc's “Priez pour Paix” and “Avant le cinema” and Forbes’ “Piere” dedicated to Miss Van Wey and given its first hearing last evening. Robert N. Hill was the accom panist and his name also stood as arranger of the Negro spiritual “Lord, My Time Ain’t Long,” with which the English group at the end of the program concluded. Miss Baum, on the contrary, gave an excellent performance from the technical side, while wanting In va riety on the interpretive. She has ample fluency in passage work, although for some reason it did not show to the same advantage as when she played the Arensky con certo with the National Symphony. Whatever she does is clean cut and facile and there is no evidence of a restriction to further and greater expression in technical matters. In Schumann's “Humoreske.' Liszt's “Sonetto'* and "Gnomen reigen.” however, she did not draw on a large palette of colors nor stress the individuality of the styles sufficiently. As a pianist she is beyond the need of concentrating on the mechanics of a performance and should take the next step of thinking of music in terms of wide and varied expressiveness. This should not be difficult to accom plish for one so gifted. The program was a long one with most of it assigned to Miss Van Wey but in a third appearance Miss Baum played a group of four num bers by modern composers among which were Debussy’s “Reflections in the Water,” Ibert's “The Little White Donkey,” Sklarevski’s “Pensee Elegiaque” and Prokofiew's “Sug gestion Diabolique.” A fair sized but friendly audience applauded the young artists generously. Mr. and Mrs. Powell Star In ’I Want a Divorce’ Happily Wed Pair Plays Happily Wed Pair in Capitol Film; Harriet Hoctor on Stage By HARRY MacARTHUR. Something has happened to Hollywood. Right in the face of its reputation for perversity it has had the stranger perversity to cast one of its most thorough married couples in a story contending that marriage can and should be something agreeable and permanent, as we know permanency in our brief ride astride this wayward planet. The fact that you never would expect Hollywood to do anything so obvious as assign the apparently happily wed Dick PowelH and Joan Blondell the roles of the apparently happily wed Mr. and Mrs. i Alan MacNally in "I Want a Di-1 vorce” does not detract from the merit of the Capitol's new picture. On the contrary, the combined ef forts of Mr. and Mrs. Powell, with the assistance of Gloria Dickson. Jessie Ralph, Frank Fay, Conrad Nagel, Harry Davenport and some others, make "I Want a Divorce” something rather bright and some thing which should be appreciated by any who consider the home one of the cornerstones of our way of life. This is no great picture, of course.: the original inspiration having been a story by Adela Rogers St. John. There is a possibility right there for something tending more toward sen sationalism and pulp-paper dreams than toward honesty and life as it might be. But Prank Butler, who wrote the screenplay, and Director Ralph Murphy have managed to contrive a neat and not a bit gaudy motion picture, in which people be have. strangely enough, just as such people might behave. The theme of “I Want a Divorce” is, the title notwithstanding, that it is downright silly to want a di vorce. that more than 80 per cent I of those who think they do can 1 talk it out much more happily than they can flgnt It out in court. To prove it. if you're sitting there de manding proof, the film brings on the scene Just those persons the professor of a short-story writing course would expect his students to bring on. That would be the girl who wants a divorce until she gets it and finds her life pointed up a dead-end street, her sister, who al most makes the same mistake, and the connubially happy grandparents, who are such a contrast to the younger generation. You might expect such stock characters to be just so many cliches carved from Adela Rogers St. John’s soft soap, but the play ers lift them above that this time. Miss Blondell and Mr. Powell are especially fine as the girl who al most errs into divorce and the young husband she loves in spite of some homey little battles. It may be type casting, but Joan and Dick make a convincing young mar ried couple, and conviction is enough of a rarity in the cinema that it is appreciated whenever it appears. Of the others. Miss Dick son does neatly indeed by the dra matic doings entailed by her role as the woman who never knew she was wed to the right man until she wasn't any more. And Frank Fay is agreeable as the concession to Reno's top industry, playing a lad who certainly deserves his freedom from a woman who acts like the barracuda he describes her as re sembling physically. * * * * ThP Capitol's stage show is a variety revue which lives up to the name. Topping it all off. there is Harriet Hoctor. who probably is vaudeville's premiere ballerina, lend ing her grace and surpassing skill to a lively dance against a back ground set by the nimble Rhythm Rockets. Others who appear be tween a sprightly overture of Jerome Kern tunes, conducted by Sam Jack Kaufman, an overture that includes some songs handsomely sung by Lynn Allison and Lew Davie, and Miss Hoctor. are "Senator'' Murphy. thn comic! Ben Yost's singing Varsity Eight and the Herzrgs, pretty girls on trapezes. AMUSEMENTS. / John GARFIELD Brenda MARSHALL Marjorie RAMBEAU In Wi'Off fcn . "EAST OF THE RIVER* » JO *Hutl fH* ClKKt tj I i> TkIPADEREWSKImaestm! •f: JlL' B NOW DICK POWELL Joan BLONDELL "/ WANT A DIVORCE” -Stas* HARRIET HOCTOR k RHYTHM ROCKETS A low I Alice FAYE- Betty GRABLE Jack OAKIE ^Tin Pan Alley j ROW Jaaaattc MacDONALB KLSMEOOY »-* c*'"ar*‘‘Bitttr SwtttU AMUSEMENTS. ^Hemisphere PREMIERE/ ROBERT TAYLOR in “FLIGHT COMMAND" Tues., Dec. 17th, at 9 P. M. Loews CAPITOL A limited number of seats are NOW ON SALE . . . ! NO INCREASE IN PRICES Rogulor Showings Bogin Doc. 31 - Where and When Current Theater Attractions and Time of Showing Stage. National—“Out West It’s Differ ent,” satire on “arty" theater groups, with Claire Trevor: 8:30 p.m. Wardman Park—“D. C. Melody,” original musical by the Repertory Club: 8:30 p.m. Screen. Palace—“Tin Pan Alley,” Betty Grable, Alice Faye and some famil iar hit tunes: 11 a.m., 1:05, 3:15, 5:25. 7:35 and 9:45 p.m. Earle—“East of the River,” sturdy drama with John Garfield: 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:30e7:15 and 10:05 p.m. Stage shows: 12:50, 3:35. 6:25 and 9 10 p.m. Capitol — “I Want a Divorce,” marital comedy with Mr. and Mrs. Dick Powell (Joan Blondelb: 11 am., 1:40, 4:25, 7:10 and 9:55 p.m. Stage shows: 12:55, 3:40, 6:20 and 9:05 pm. Keith's—“Trail of the Vigilantes," Franchot Tone invades the Wild West: 11:55 a.m., 1:55, 3:55, 5:55, 7:55 and 9:55 p.m. Metropolitan—“The Letter,” Bette Davis in the Somerset Maugham story: 11 am., 1:05, 3:15, 5:20, 7:30 and 9:40 pm. Columbia — “Bittersweet.” with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy: 11:20 am., 1:25, 3:30, 5:30, 7:35 and 9:40 p.m. Trans-Lux — News and shorts; continuous from 10 a.m. AMUSEMENTS. Cnl. Matt. 11:11 Till J In. tic. | AMUSEMENTS. m ■AB&A1LAJ ■ I [miw iiin mimi lum i • iiiih If TOMGHT AT 8:30 Next Mat. Tomor at 3:30 MAJT4OI00N araaaatt •r *<UA aod SAMUit IMWACK Eeea.. 53e. *1.10. *1.65. (3.30, *3.15 Mata., 55c, *1.10. *1.0.3, *3.(0 (Tax Incl.) MEXT WEEK—SEATS NOW! " The Playwrights' Company presents ELMER RICE'S fuM«<*wr I bitty held I Exea., SSe, *1.10. *1.05, *3.30. *3,15 I Med.-Sat. 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T ito. f» to \ ALSO SELECTED FFATURETTES ATI AC H St VE All. 8300 I LrtJ Mat 1 PM On Stage—“OL* FASHION AMATEUR NITE Cash Prizes—Join in the Fun Winners Arc De ermined by Popular Appiau.*-e—WhTe Star:- Arc B^rn Oil Screen—Double Feature—BOB BURNS UNA MERKEL in COMIN AROUND THE MOUNTAIN 1 A'-o GEORGE OBRIEN VIRGINIA VALE in STAGE TO CHINO TAROIINA ,,th * N 1 A« st V.rtI\ULin/\ GEORGE BRENT !■ SUB MARINE D-1 Also LAUREL and HARDY in "CHUMPS AT OXFORD fIRf I F Penn*. Ave. at 91st SI. L.1IMLC. jon HALL. LYNN BARI in • KIT CARSON.•’ News Short CONGRESS 2931 AN,uhn?!: As"ooSE TIM HOLT in * LADDIE Cartoon and _Harry Langdon Comedy.__ DUMBARTON nrfiSEfSS* PAGE in KNUTE ROCKNE— ALL AMERICAN *• News FAIRLAWN '%lG' KNUTE ROCKNE—ALI AMERICAN.” with PAT O'BRIEN _ Also Cartoon GREENBELT Double Feature I L YOUNG. W BRENNAN. XENTUCKY” and THOSE WERE THE DAYS ” 7. 8:30 I inn ;!“:7 >1St. N.w. WHITF ONLY L.IUKJ Double Feature. ' HF STAYED FOR *BRF»KFAST " Also WE WHO *RF YOUNG " LITTLE •V* RAIMU in “THE BAKER’S WIFE.” Jav Carmodv S’ar- "It's rbe rare 'mus'' rased to at least the itiih power" PRINfFW iiio h st v.r li •:<;«« ■ IslItvLJJ Continuous Front 1 PM Double Feature PAT O'BRIEN JOHN GARFIET D FRAN CES FARMER in FLOWING GOLD " AHo ZORINA RICHARD GRFEN'E PETER LORRE in I WAS AN ADVEN TURESS " _ STANTON 61h ,nd c su. n.e. J 1 nit 1 bill Finest Sound Eouipment. Continuous From Auto P.M. Starring CLARK GABLE CLAUDETTE COLBERT SPENCER TRACY and HEDY LAMARR in “BOOM TOWN.” Also a Choice Selection of Short Subjects __and Latest News. I ARLINGTON, VA. Phone ox. n:t9. ARLINGTON MYRNA IOY MELVYV DOUGLAS in THIRD FINGER LEFT HAND 1 WII CAN 1 '-0 Wilson Blvd. TrlLoUn Phone OX I ISO BETTY ORABLE DON AMECHE In DOWN ARGENTINE WAY AQUTAN Wilson bm /XsJUIV/IX Phone OX II.TO. ROY ROOERS snd GABBY 1 HAYES ill _■ YOUNG BILL HICKOK "_ BUCKINGHAM TYRONE POWER LINDA DARNELL i/i MARK OF ZORRO " SIDNEY LUST THEATRES Now showing at all Lust Theatres, high lights of Red 1 skin-Bear championship foot ball game. BETHESDA Belheyda5 MdATe j WI. 9850 or BR. 9636. Free Parkinr Today Tomorrow—Double Feature. GENE AUTRY in “MELODY RANCH,” I With JIMMY DURANTE ANN MILLER Also NAN GREY. TOM BROWN in MARGIE HIPPODROME K SHIRLEY TEMPLE “YOUNG PEOPLE " ANN SHERIDAN. “THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT/' PAMPH MT. RAINIER. Md. WA. 9716 UnlllCiV Double Feature Don't Mise Thir Fri. thr tilth Jinv Show. KARLOFF and LUGOSI in “BLACK FRIDAY.” Boris Karloff in “THE APE.” Tomor—Double Feature—Mat. 1 PM ROY ROGERS. “BORDER LEGION " "DR KILDARE GOES HOME HYATTSVILLE H*vitT«rineBI>fd j WA. »77fi or Hyatts. OfiOO. Free Parkin* RAYMOND MASSEY. “ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS.” At 6:50. HilO Tomor.—Double Feature—Mat. 1 PM “HOP ALONG” CASSIDY. FRONTIERS MAN” Also “SANDY GETS HER MAN ” On Our Stare Tomorrow at •'* PM DONALD DUCK IN PERSON. Presented by Goldenberg Co Also Dora Herbert's Demma Kiddie Revue. MILO HOCKVILLE. MD. Rock 191 Don't Miss This Fri. the ].'<tti Jinx Show KARLOFF and LUGOSI in “BLACK FRIDAY.” Tomor.—Double Feature—Mat. 1 P.M. 3 ME9QUITEERS TRAIL BLAZERS ” JANE WITHERS. “GIRL FROM AVE NUE A.” MARLBORO *•*"*','?*'-**■ LORETTA YOUNG. MELVYN DOUGLAS in “HE STAYED FOR BREAKFAST.” At 7:35. 9 45 Tomor.—Double Feature—Mat 1 PM ROY ROGERS CARSON CITY KID” LLOYD NOLAN 'CHARTER PILOT ALEXANDRIA, VA. DCrn FREE PARKING. IVEiCiU Alex. 3115. RAYMOND MASSEY in “Abe Lincoln in Illinois.” RICHMOND ph?£T.«x8oS?fr MARJORY RAMBEAU. ALLAN HALE in TUGBOAT ANNIE BAILS AGAIN" Extra—BING CROSBY in 'SWING WITH BING.” oovo onqnaav ti*D CMHI Will I *CAya yiMMVAA »a«ia »«om CMITVIUT C yaUinUKIMTO ivuots nsnu to ju^.ia uj oQjiv Jill m/qq aaiMavm uouvunuiuj ivuowppy wj jQjiv jm OiQjriijmxaja Theaters Having Matinee*. AMBASSADOR IT SS Matinee at 1 P M. JOHN GARFIELD BRENDA MAR SHALL in EAST OF THE RIVER ’ Al 1:45. 5:45 5 45. 7:45. 9:45. News. RFVFR1 Y i'.th a e n.e. DL Y 1 LI 5300 Mat I P M Parking Space Available to Patron*. ELLEN DREW DICK POWELL n ■CHRISTMAS IN JULY.' At 1:55. 3:55 5 50. 7 5<». 9.45. PAI VFRT 2321 His. Ave. N W LftLTLIUW() 2315. Mat I P M Parking Spare Available to Patron*. TYRONE POWER LINDA DARNELL in MARK OF ZORRO At 1:25. 3:25 5:25. 7 30. 9 35. News. CENTRAL «41n w/ Open*. 9 15 A M GARY COOPER WALTER BRENNAN in THE WESTERNER ' At in n 12.50. 45. *; 35. 9 30 GRANT MITCHELL NANA BRYANT n FATHER IS A PRINCE At 11.55. 2:5o. 5:40 s 35 News. KTNNPTIY Kennedy. Near4thN H. lYLHllLUI ra. WOO Mat 1 P M Parking Space Available to Patron*. PENNY SINGLETON ARTHUR LAKF. in BLONDIE PLAYS CUPID A 1 On •. 4« ■ 4 20. 0 10. 8 00. 9 5" Cartoon prXIM Pa Ave. at 7th S L I Lilli FB 5200. Mat. 1 PM. Parking Space Available to Patron*. BING CROSBY MARY MARTIN RHYTHM ON THE RIVER At 1:15. 3:20. 5:25. 7:30 9:40. CUlTDinAN Ga. Ave 1 Sheridan JIlLIMUAlY ra 2100 Mat 1 P M ELLEN DREW. DICK POWELL m CHRISTMAS IN JULY At 120. 3. 4 45. H 25. 8:10. 9:50. CM VFP G* Avt- 4 Colesville Pike. JlLYLIX SH 5500 Mat 1 PM Parking Space Available to Patrons. DON AMECHE BETTY GRABLE DOWN ARGENTINE WAY. At 1:35. 3:35. 5:4o. 7:40. 9 45. tivoi f 4 Pirk Rd N " II YULI COL. 1800 Mat. 1 PM BING CROSBY MARY MARTIN RHYTHM ON THE RIVER A 1 20. 3:25. 5 30. 7:35. 9 40. IlPTflWN ( onn Avr 4 Newark Ur 1 U nil HO .5100 Mat I P M Parking Space Available to Patron^. DON AMECHE BETTY GRABLE DOWN ARGENTINE WAY. A 1 10. 3:20. 5 20, 7:25. 9 30. Theaters Having Eve Performance*. APOLLO LUCILLE BALL RICHARD CARLSON in TOO MANY GIRLS f At 8 on S:00. 9:55 Young America File.* ' and Novelty._ A V A I PIN 3612 Conn. Ave. N.W. AYftLUn wo. 2600. LUCILLE BALL RICHARD CARLSON in TOO MANY GIRLS' At H 15. 7:55. 9:45. Cartoon.__ AVE GRAND *'*££& ** HENRY FONDA JACKIE COOPER n RETURN OF FRANK JAMES At 6:0o 7:50. 9:40. Cartoon. COLONY SIDNEY TOLER MARJORIE WEAVER in ‘ MURDER OVER NEW YORK At 6 40 8 20. 10 00 HOME LYNN BARI LLOYD NOLAN in PIER 13 ' At H 15 S 55. KAY FRANCIS RANDOLPH SCOTT In WHEN THE DALTONS RODE " At 7:7Q. 10:00. Cartoon. _ SAVOY 3010 nth St. N.W. C01. 4OSS. GEORGE O'BRIEN VIRGINIA VALE in TRIPLE JUSTICE At fi:4S. 8 :‘!5. 10:15. Cartoon. CCfA SM4 Gt Are.. Sheer Sprint 3IAA7 SH. >510 Parkinr Space. JOHNNY DOWNS in MELODY AND MOONLIGHT ' AT H: 15 8 50 JOHNNY MACK BROWN. FUZZY KNIGHT in PONY POST ' At 7 40. 10:15._ TAKOMA ,lh * Butternut Sts. 1 rtlVVJltlrt GE 4.313. Parkinr Space. TYRONE POWER LINDA DARNELL in BRIGHAM YOUNG FRONTIERS MAN." At 0:50. 0:70._ YORK G*' AT*- * Queb,,<'F| n.w. RA. 4 100. MICflY RTX3NEY. JUDY GARLAND IL45. 3:15. Cartoon72 BAND ' At THE VILLAGE ^ “Abe Lincoln in Illinois,” RAYMOND MASSEY. RUTH GORDON. NEWTON “THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED,” With CAROLE LOMBARD. CHARLES LAUGHTON_ JESSE THEATER “THE WESTERNER,” With GARY COOPER, DORIS DAVENPORT. SYLVAN 1 "Strike Up the Band,” MICKEY ROONEY. JUDY GARLAND PALM THEATER DELVARAT Double Feature. “Haunted Honeymoon,” ROBERT MONTGOMERY. CONSTANCE CUMMINGS “PRAIRIE LAW,” GEORGE OBRIEN VIRGINIA VALE VERNON 3707 MA'i„v*;r A’e “BITTER SWEET,” With JEANETTE MCDONALD and NELSON EDDY. SVUI '3 J 1J 1*H»J CT A Tr Ampio Free Parking JIAlEi Shows at 7 and » TYRONE POWER LINDA DARNELL in MARK OF ZORRO I FT On Loo Highway. W-t Call F. C. lAAtt. ••STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR." LAW AND ORDER HISER-BETHESDA Md*’ WIec. 4848—BRad. 0108. At 8 and MU P M BRIAN AHERNE la THE LADY IN OUE8TION “ Al»o at 7:16 and fl:60 pm. MERLE OBERON In "OVER THE MOON" in Technicolor.