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'KANGAROO' STARS ARRIVE
Film actress Maureen O'Hara who will star in the Australian film 'Kan- garoo,' went to bed about
7.30 last night in her Ade laide hotel, exhausted by the flight from Sydney, the recep tions and the demands of auto graph hunters. Earlier she attended a gar den party at Government House and at a reception given by 20th Century Fox in the South Australian Hotel she met, the Premier (Mr. Playford), members of the State Govern ment and representatives of the film industry in SA. Before leaving the reception she said in an Interview: — 'I have been able to get down to reading my part in the film only during the past two days. I feel it is going to be wonderful. 'I really hone we will wind up with a 'picture 'which Aus tralia will be proud of as well as us.' On her way from Parafleld to the city yesterday Miss O'Hara
was greeted by pedestrians who recognised her car with its police escort. . . Outside the South Australian Hotel a crowd of several hun dred awaited the arrival of the company and there were cheers and applause for Maureen O'Hara. Finlav Currle, tall 72year old Scots actor, stepped DUt of a car. to reveal a white mane— a cross between Father Christmas and Bernard Shaw— and the 'sideboards' of Peter Lawford and Richard Boone drew appreciative whistles. Finlay Currie later joined other Scots of the Royal SA Caledonian Society at dinner to mark St. Andrew's night. . He knew SA 35 years ago when he took part in variety under Sir Benjamin Fuller's management. 'Where's the old steam tram to Glenelg that used to ring a bell as soon as I started a gag?' tie asked. Peter Lawford said that com pared with Americans, Austra
lian 'bobby-soxers' were very 90 'I think the kids In Austra lia are very ? nice and they haven't torn our clothes yet.' be added. So far Australia had im pressed him as a most coopera tive country in which to make a Urn. with Sydney holding up its traffic for shooting of the early scenes as readily as New York under photogenic Mayor OTJwyer. Film star in the making is Richard Boone. 'I am a New York stage actor uid am learning film work front Mr. Lewis Milestone, who is a magnificent teacher,' said Mr. Boone. 'There seems to be a big [uture for films in Australia i people with capital will interest themselves.' Today the stars will meet the [jord Mayor (Mr. Arthur Rymill) and attend a lunch at Parliament House as guests of ihe Premier. ? They will leave for .Port Augusta this evening.