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Olmsted, though you might try her at the Metro-Goldwyn studio — address in list at end of this department. Jobyna Ralston has been playing for Famous Players and can be reached at their address — also in the list. James Rennie seldom plays in films, but there is no harm in telling you his home address, since it is in the telephone directory — 132 East Nineteenth Street, New York City. I have added the other addresses you ask for — those that I know, at least — to the list.
Norma Talmadge Fan. — I should say you are a fan ! You fan so hard with your questions, you take my breath away. Norma Talmadge gives the year of her birth as 1897. She was married to Joseph Schenck in 1915. Norma doesn\ give her home address. Constance changed her mind about retiring from the screen. She is in California now — though she may not be by the time this, issue of Picture Play is out. Lila Lee docs still play in pictures; her latest, at this writing, is "One Increasing Purpose," part of which Fox made in England. Within the past year or so, she has appeared in "Old Home Week," "The New Klondike," opposite Thomas Meighan, and "Broken Hearts." Lila's son, James Kirkwood, Jr., was born in September, 1924. Leatrice Joy's little girl is just the same age. Virginia Valli is twenty-six ; she is divorced from George Lamson.
Me for Ben. — I do hope Ben is for you, too. Ben Lyon is five feet eleven inches, weighs one hundred and sixty pounds, and has dark-brown hair and blue eyes. He is an American. Doug Fairbanks' first wife was Beth Sully. No, Judge Landis is not the father of Cullen ; I don't know the name of Cullen's dad.
Isabelle Klase. — No, I'm sure I don't admire Rex Lease as much as you do because I've seen him only once — in "The Last Edition." You might try to reach him at the F. B. O. studio, 780 Gower Street, Hollywood.
John Zellner. — You ought to be a good managing director for a correspondence club — you write such a readable letter. Carol Dempster was born in California, January 16, 1902. Constance Howard is the sister of Frances Howard, who had a brief screen career in "The Swan," "Too Many Kisses," and "The Shock Punch," and then retired and married Samuel Goldwyn. They are both former "Follies" girls, and their real name is McLaughlin.
Just One of Norma Shearer's Admirers.—I hope you don't mind my abbreviating your signature. Norma Shearer was born in Montreal, August 10, 1904. She is five feet three inches, weighs one hundred and nine pounds, and has played in pictures about five years. She is still single. Lloyd Hughes is twenty-nine and is married to Gloria Hope.
Helene and Dot. — You'd be surprised how hard your simple questions made me work! Hugh Allan is not under contract to any film company, and I had a difficult time finding any one who knew anything about his history. However — he was born in Oakland, California. He is six feet tall, weighs one hundred and sixty pounds, and has brown hair and eyes. He played in "Sally," "What Fools Men," "Transients in Arcady," and in "The Block Signal," in which he played the juvenile lead. He has no permanent address that I know of.
Retta. — Of course you may address me "Dear Mr. Information." As long as you don't call me "Mis-information," all is forgiven and you may write again. I'll try not to take your questions too seriously —
particularly not when you ask, "Was Mary Pickford present at the signing of the Declaration of Independence? If not, why not?" Is that kind, I ask you? Your idea of what I look like is a very good one, except that you haven't given me enough nose. I need more breathing sp^ce than that.
M. M. — It's possible — but not probable — that you might see Prince Yucc?. Troubetskoy in another picture. I, too, saw him in "Flower of the Night," and, as far as I'm concerned, that was quite enough. He is a real Russian prince, born in San Francisco while his parent^ were traveling in this country. He is about twenty-five. I've no idea where he can be reached, as he is not regularly connected with films. William Boyd's new picture is "The Yankee Clipper."
Helene. — You wish you had my job ! You do — you really do? Some of these fine mornings, I, too, wish you had it, but not to-day. You're quite wrong in thinking that all it calls for is "true wit" — it calls for a lot of work. People will ask questions about elusive young players who have appeared in only about six scenes of one picture — and perhaps you think it's fun tracking them down ! Charles de Roche is in his late twenties. I'm afraid . there it not much chance of his photo being published again soon in Picture Play, as Dc Roche has more or less dropped out of sight in the film world. I suppose you saw the photos of him and little story that appeared in the June, 1926, Picture Play. Then there was a photo of him in costume in the December number.
Rockcliffe Fellowes' Ardent Admirer. — The only trouble with being a screen villain, as your favorite is, is that it is hard to attain popularity. There is really little demand for interviews with Rockcliffe, though he is an excellent actor. I don't know his home address, nor what picture he is making now, if any.
N. R.— Don't you know, N. R., that you can always reach stars in care of the companies in whose films they appear ? Ralph Forbes, Joan Crawford, and George K. Arthur all play in Metro-Goldwyn films; Richard Arlen, James Hall, Evelyn' Brent, Emil Jannings, in Famous Players pictures. Margaret Livingston is making a picture for Fox, though her contract with that company has expired. May McAvoy is a Warner Brothers star. Richard Dix was born July 18, 1894; his real name is Peter Brimmer. No, I don't know of any stars whose birthdays fall on August 1st. Norma Shearer was born August 10, 1904. Is that near enough to your birthday to help?
Mary Louise Zebroe. — Thanks for the three big cheers — that's six I've received to-day. When my collection is large enough, I'm going to be a cheer leader. It was V. Omar Whitehead who played Captain X in "Ruth at the Range;" he seems now to have dropped out of sight in the film world. Ruth Roland has not played in anything since "The Masked Woman." She has made too much money, both in the movies and in real estate, to bother about working except when it amuses her. Her picture has not been on the cover of Picture Play in several years, if ever. Back numbers of the magazine can be obtained from the circulation department, unless, as sometimes happens, the issue requested is out of print — in which case, your money would, of course, be refunded. Ruth Roland was born in 1893 — I don't know the day.
Teddy B. — No. I don't think you're a bear because of your initials. If you ivcrc a bear, I'd run. Greta Garbo is a Metro-Goldwyn player. Barthelmess
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