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I WITH THE STARS

Screen Topics and Tattle

Tlie most embarrassed young man

Hollywood to-day is Stuart Erwin, wlio normal baritone voice has been change by mechanical means, to an unmasculii falsetto for early scenes in Paramount dramatic comedy " Made Me A Star Let us hasten to add that the change

temporary.

FOUGHT AT MESSINES^

For some years his experience at tl battle of Messines during the World Wi left a deep imprint on Clive Brook mind. Several times he had complc lapses of memory, but theBC have gradi ally disappeared. He docs not like t dsicuss the war, although he smile* I his own expense when recalling incident growing out of his temporary fits <

amnesia.

DAYS IN BED.

John Loder, the famous Aim actor, j spending his working days in bed I fi ts appearing in a new Paramount Britis picturo entitled " Perfect Service," an now he has to devote hours to jumping i and out of bed in gaily coloured pj jamas, while Harcourt Templeman direct the amusing action for thc bedroom st

quences.

"Perfect Service" is a light corned -the story of a butler who inherits mil HonB and saves the family he served fo years. In the cast are Gibb M'Laughlir Irene Richards, Kay Hammond, Cliv Curry, Bromley Davenport and Doroth;

Robinson.

THE NEW OVER BLOUSE.

Once again the jumper or over blousi has come into its own for smart Sprint wear with the new bolero suits, am many and varied are the styles seen, .

Sylvia Sidney shows a chic mode ii her now Paramount picture, "Merril] Wo Go To Hell." The blouse is of parch ment satin, worn with a suit in a deepei shade, thc skirt being six-gored. Tb« blouso is charmingly fsgotted in self colouring on thc round peck and the hem linc has six rows of fagotting in a sliapec designs, and the long tight sleeves an similarly treated at the wrist.

BLONDES VERSUS BRUNETTES.

The reason why blondos Always arc pitted against brunettes in romantic rivalry on the screen has been explained by Dorothy Armer, Hollywood's only

active woman directer.

" If the leading woman is a brunette," she said, " thc ' other woman ' is a blonde, This woj-ks the other way also. The rea- son such a plan is used is that each type accentuates the beauty of tho other. The contrast is Always sought in selecting characters. If a completo cast of blondes were used, for instance, audiences would be conscious of a flatness in the picture although they would not know what had

caused it

" As a rule, it is the blonde who onsets the siren, the fickle one, while the bru- nette is-the one who loves deeply. This is often reversed for the sake' of novelty. A few years ago a blonde never had a chance to play any character other than that of th« sweet young thing. Just why it has finally been decided that thc girls with the golden locks are the wicked ones

I do not know.

In Paramounts "Merrily We <5o To Hell," which Miss Armer is directing,

j Sylvia Sidney and Adrianne Allen strug-

gle for the affections of Frederic March. Miss Sidney, brunette, portrays his wife

I and Miss Allen, a blonde, is a seductivo

actress.

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