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Miss Jocelyn. .

Hogarth for the



Miss Jocelyn Howarth, well known Sydney girl, who recently made such a success as a screen actress In "The Squatter's Daugh- ter" and "The Silence of Dean Mait- land," signed her flist contract with the legitimate stage yesterday, and stepped straight into a leading role Miss Howarth will play the lead in J. C Williamson's production, "The Wind and the Rain," to open at the Criterion on Saturday, July 7

From slfcnhiK her conti act Miss Howarth went stratRht to work on rehearsals and yes teidav afternoon was found at the theatre

already hard at It

"Of course I'm lust terribly thrilled to be Retting this chance " said the younR artist "I have always wanted the experience of the legitimate stace and now I nm Retting my opportunity. But I mustn t lose a minute You see, I really only have about six days in which to learn my part In fact I think they'll expect me to know it to-morrow"

Sydney audiences will await with pleasur- able anticipation the first appearance of this VounR Australian actress Jocelyn Howarth was a Cinesound "find " which company se- cured her for "The Squatter s Daughter" after Mr Ken Hall had seen her performance in the Independent Theatre's ' Cynara " At that staRe she was a raw recruit but with ambition and determination to succeed Under hard studio and location traininR she improved and she has since appeared in "The Silence

of Dean Maitland "

Miss Howaith, whose contract with Cine sound has expired had made final plans for going abroad with her mother early next month but these have been put aside inde- finitely in view of her blR chance

Miss Howarth savs that she Is particularly pleased that in this forthcominR production she will work under Mr Gregan McMahon as producer I and my family hive always admired him as a producer " she said "and I feel that I am very lucky indeed to be making mv stage debut under such Rood auspices "

Another we'l-knovvn Sidney Rirl who has had some success in moving pictures and in amateur dramatic work Miss Patricia Min- chin will have the only other feminine role In ' The Wind and the Rain " Miss Minchin has played in F W ThrinR productions In Melbourne and also had a part in "The

Silence of Dean Maitland "

The play is a comedy of student life written by Dr Melton Hodge a younR New Zealander whilst he was completing his medical studies at Edinburgh University

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