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RULES OF THE CONTEST
Have you ever thought out a pretty love storv with a charming
heroine and an attractive hero? If you have, write it into a brief
scenario and try to win the >1,000 prize which the Cosmopolitan Pro
ductions offers for 4he best short scenario suitable for Miss Davies.
To learn the general type of scenario desired, see "April Folly" at
the leading moving picture theaters, or read the story in the Hearst
publications, or have it told to you.
Contestants are not required to see the photoplay "April
Folly" in order to enter this contest.
Write a clean, wholesome love story with an entertaining
Uft| series of incidents and a good moral. Tell the story in a
f J straightforward way?no florid writing.
I r If the scenario is good enough to be used, Cosmopolitan
Productions will pay for it, in addition to awarding the >1,000
r \ prize. In fact, others than the prize-winning scenario may bo
# \ bought.
m Of course, Cosmopolitan Productions has plenty of great
\ stories, but it wants to encourage new writers and new ideas.
\ If you have good ideas, send them in. You may win
v \ the >1,000 prize and open a career for yourself as a
Lr ' writer
mm. y Do not exceed 2,000 words. No stories will be
returned which are not accompanied by self-addressed,
. stamped envelope. This contest closes May 15.
The judges will be Marion Davies, Cosmopolitan
Productions' star; William LeBaron, the distinguished
? playwright, and Hay Long, editor-in-chief of the In
ternational Magazine Company.
|Hk'' Wm' \ Send vour scenario to Cosmopolitan Productions,
?|? 729 Seventh avenue, New York City.
A PARAMOUNT ARTCRAFT PICTURE
Story b: CYNTHIA STOCKLEY
Scenario by ADRIAN JOHNSON
CONWAY TEARLE HERBERT FRANK
MADELINE MARSHALL WARREN COOK
HATTIE DE LARO SPENCER CHARTERS
AMELIE SUMMERVILLE CHARLES PEYTON
See Marion Davies in "April Fdy" and you will get a
very clear idea of the piquant personality of this celebrated
Cosmopolitan star, as well a: beholding an admirable and tvpicnl
April Poole, young, pretty and clever, was one of the
literary successes of the day.
Kerry Sarle was the head of the publishing house of
Sarle & Co., whose magazines April's writings had helped
toward fame. '
April writes a story which she reads to Kerry Sarle?
a story of romance and adventure which carries the reader
from the dreary library of an lin&lish mansion to a costume
ball in Greenwich Village and on. bv ocean liner, to a dramatic
moment in a hut in Cape Town, South Africa.
As the tale is spun by April, she borrows Kerry Snrle's
name and character for her hero, a South African millionaire.
For the whimsical, daring adventuress of the story she
coolly names herself.
There are thrilling moments of threatened tragedy, where
scandal (and even death) lurks in the wake of her ship of
Rut for the seeming folly of April in the story the April
of real life is weaving a romance with quite another view.
Kerry Sarle thought her a line little pal. lie took her
charms for granted. He had never noticed that real love was
just around the corner.
April's method of securing the final chapter for her de
lightful tiction romance is the beginning of a new story for
April and Kerry.
Cosmopolitan productions are selected for the screen from the writings of the world's most famous
authors which appear in one or other of the great chain of Hearst magazines or newspapers