Modern Screen (Dec 1937 - Nov 1938)

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TISN'T SO! (Continued from page 43) you consider Olympe's background there's not a doubt in a carload she will do just what her little heart desires. Her advent into this world, just two years after the World War, created a crisis. Momsie and Pop Bradna were the featured act in a Paris theatre and the management feared the act couldn't go on for days. Papa fooled them. He went on solo and did things up brown. In fact, so loyal to the management was he that his offspring was named after the theatre — called Olympic. At the ripe old age of eighteen months, little Olympe made her debut, carrying a flag twice her size. She did her task so well that hope was held out for her future and the Bradnas began training their tiny daughter. DEFORE I came to America, I worked many years throughout Europe," Olympe modestly reported. "I even did some pictures in France, Yes, three, but I never thought at the time I would become a picture player. I was used to working in the circus and touring shows. The only thing I didn't like about that was touring forever. In pictures, you have a home and live in it. But, when you tour you have a trunk and live in it! "When I was eight, Mama and Papa decided that I could do an act alone. By then I could dance and sing some. So I went into a small theatre for a time and was lucky enough to get into the 'Folies Bergere.' 1 was quite successful in this and made Mama and Papa quit working. They had supported me long enough. It was my turn now ! They criticized and taught me everything. After doing 'Hit the Deck' for some time it was decided to send a company to America and they chose me. We went to Chicago and played eight months. After that I came to the French Casino in • New York and stayed six months. My act was mostly acrobatic dancing with a little ballet. "While there Mr. Serlin gave me a test and signed me to do dancing specialties. They didn't know I could act and I didn't tell them. I got a part in 'Souls At Sea,' and a chance to act. I think I was good, but I've lots to learn or I wouldn't have to go to school. I finish this month though, so maybe I'm learning. What you think, no? "It was very hard, at first, for me to learn these English, but now that I can speak it, I like it better than ever. I will be American soon, in 1940 Mama says ! But, I want to go back to France ! Oh, only to see my friends, not for good. It's over here I will stay, for in California we have a home. It's out from Hollywood and we love it. I don't know many people out there. When you have to get up at seven o'clock and go to work you're in bed by ten so there isn't much time left in which to meet people. "You know, after I finish 'Souls At Sea' they think I can act, but they are not too sure. So, for three pictures they give me small parts till they make up their mind. Fmally they have decide and I go to work in 'Stolen Heaven.' "I've been making personal appearances since I left California. Finallv, when I got here in New York they wanted me to go on with Gene Raymond the first day. I did and had such fun with him. In the dressing-room after the show I said, 'Gene, there's a girl who wants your picture ^ autographed. Will vou give it to her?' He said of course he would and MODERN SCREEN "V. N INVISIBLE witK MarclianJ i ow . Its summer costume time — its tke season wken kair on arms and legs kecomes most cons(-)icuous. Smart women avoid tkis unsigktliness (Quickly and easily witk Marckand's — for Nlarckand s ligktens tke color of tke kair making it klend witk tke very color of tke skin. It is odorless, does not stain, and kest of all leaves no kair stu kkle. 9 MARC HAND GOLDEN HAIR WASH AT ALl DRUG AND DEPARTMENT STORES i 89