Modern Screen (Dec 1937 - Nov 1938)

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MODERN SCREEN BARBARA STANWYCK: This auburn haired lass of Scotch-Irish descent was born and raised in Brooklyn, N. Y. She was first heard from on July 16, 1907 and shortly thereafter was christened Ruby Stevens. Ruby was quite an athletic youngster, and a serious one too. She played on the school basketball team, and figured prominently in school dramatics. She once taught Sunday school, even wanted to be a missionary, but she had to go to work too soon to realize that ambition. At thirteen she was working with the telephone company. At fifteen she was a Vogue pattern cutter. However, when she was fired for lack of previous experience this ambitious girl remembered how much she liked to dance, and got herself a job In the Zeigfeld Follies chorus. Later she danced in George White's Scandals. Her first chance at a dramatic role came in the Broadway play "The Noose." It was while working in this that she took her new name — Barbara Stanwyck. Her next dramatic role, in the highly successful play, "Burlesque," established her as a leading Broadway actress. She took a screen test and promptly received a contract. She had a lot to learn, however, and did not succeed immediately. But she kept on working, and the picture "Ladies of Leisure" rewarded her talents and established her popularity. She loves to work and prefers pictures to plays because they allow her to have a home life. She hasn't permitted success to change her. She is easy to get along with, and is not temperamental. She likes good plain food, too — no fancy diets. Her tastes are consistently simple. She prefers tailored clothes, though she likes trailing negligees. Barbara is a good listener, but she can hold her own In telling someone ofE when she has too. Her greatest joy is her little adopted son, Dion. Babs is interested in writing. She plays tennis and swims a lot too. Together with Zeppo Marx she owns a stud ranch, "Marwyck," and has been highly successful with breeding thoroughbred horses. Barbara Stanwyck is five feet four inches tall, weighs one hundred twenty pounds. She has auburn hair and dark blue eyes. Her last two pictures were "Stella Dallas" and "Breakfast for Two." Her next two will be "Always Goodbye" and "The Mad Miss Manton." You can reach her in care of 20th Century-Fox Studio, Hollywood, Cal. Charles Huffman, Bsmont, Va. Merle Oberon, Herbert Marshall, Beatrice Lillie, Binnie Barnes, and Reginald Owen are English. Charles Boyer is French, and Luise Rainer is Austrian. Audria Fluke, Altoona, Pa. .Tohn Beal's real name is Alexander Bliedung. He was born in Joplin, Missouri, August 13, 1909. He is five feet ten inches tall, weighs one hundred fifty pounds, has brown hair and eyes. He is a graduate of Wharton School, U. of Penna. He is married, and has been In the movies since 1913. Mary Duval, Erie, Kansas. Kenny Baker is six feet tall, weighs one hundred sixty-one pounds, has brown hair and blue eyes. He was born in Monrovia, Cal., September .30, 1912. Before entering the movies in 1936 he sang in cabarets and on the radio. (Continued on page 96) INFORMATION DESK. MODERN SCREEN, 149 Madison Ave., New York, N. Y. Please print, in this department, a brief life story of: Name Street City State If you would like our chart with weights, heights, ages, birthplaces and marriages of all the important stars, enclose five cents in stamps or coin with your coupon. AN EXPERIENCED WOMl could have told her! Neglect of intimate cleanliness may rob the loveliest woman of her charm . . . Use " Ly sol" for feminine hygiene ONE lesson life teaches a woman is the need for complete intimate daintiness. A man wants to think of the woman whose love and companionship he seeks as his dream of feminine loveliness . . . fresh and exquisite at all times. But, without realizing it, there are times when even perfumes, baths and beauty aids may fail to make you attractive — if you neglect the practice of feminine hygiene. Many experienced family doctors know that this neglect has wrecked the happiness of countless marriages. Don't risk offending in this most personal way. Be sure of complete exquisiteness. Follow the "Lysol" method of efficient feminine hygiene. Ask your own doctor about "Lysol" disinfectant. He will tell you "Lysol" has been used in many hospitals and clinics for years as an effective anti septic douche. Directions for use are on each bottle. Six reasons for using "LysoV for feminine hygiene — 1— Non-Caustic . . . "Lysol", in the proper dilution, is gentle and efficient, contains no harmful free caustic alkali. 2— Effectiveness . . . "Lysol" is a powerful germicide, active under practical conditions, effective in the presence of organic matter (such as dirt, mucus, serum, etc.). 3— Spreading . . . "Lysol" solutions spread because of low surface tension, and thus virtually search out germs. 4— Economy ... "Lysol" is concentrated, costs only about one cent an application in the proper dilution for feminine hygiene. 5— Odor . . . The cleanly odor of "Lysol" disappears after use. 6— Stability . . . "Lysol" keeps its full strength no matter how long it is kept, how often it is uncorked. Also, try lysol Hygienic Soap for bath, hands and complexion. It's cleansing, deodorant. What Every Woman Should Know SEND THIS COUPON FOR "LYSOL" BOOKLET LEHN & FINK Products Corp., Dept. 9 -M. S., Bloomfield, N. J., U. S. A. Send mc free booklet "Lysol vs. Germs" which tells the many uses of "Lysol." Name FOR FEMININE HYGIENE Street— CUy— -Stale CopyrlKht 1938 by Lehn & Fink Products Con. 87 /