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Admission Twenty-five Cents ' .
What Hollywood's movie museum offers for a quarter.
How the stars do not kill time away from the studio.
A Girl Comes to Hollywood .... Alice M. Williamson
The eighth installment of our mystery novel is packed with suspense.
What Price Good Nature? .... Helen Louise Walker
Odd and humorous experiences of the stars in keeping faith with the public.
A Confidential Guide to Current Releases
A word to the wise is sufficient.
The Screen in Review ....
Our critic reports on the new pictures.
Norma — As She Is
Miss Shearer is subjected to keen analysis.
Life Rides in a Bus .....
A glimpse of movie life not enjoyed by the tourist.
Jean Hersholt's Infinite Variety
Photographs of the eminent actor's varied roles.
Some Can and Some Can't
The uncertainty of the stars' business ventures.
Carrying On . ...
How widows of stars are upholding the family traditions.
The High-hat Quintet
Turn and see who they are!
And So to Bed
Five gentlemen prepare for the dream world.
Information, Please .....
Answers to readers' questions.
Norbert Lusk Margaret Reid Dunham Thorp
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Ann Sylvester William H. McKegg
The Picture Oracle
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Talking Pictures Are Here to Stay
IN spite of the crudities and imperfections of voice recordings, retarded action and unwanted recruits from vaudeville, the new invention will play a far more important part in the destiny of motion pictures than most fans realize, particularly those in towns remote from the big cities, where dialogue pictures have not yet penetrated. Indeed, this year will go down as the most revolutionary in the history of the movies. Now, much has been written about various aspects of talking pictures, but the subject looms large enough to fill many issues of PICTURE PLAY. Next month Edwin Schallert will follow his first article on the subject with another in more detail. He will tell you just how important the talkies are, and will disclose facts that have hitherto never been published. Every well-informed fan will want to read his story, because no fan who is seriously interested in pictures and their future can afford to miss it.
PERSONALITIES THAT INTRIGUE
NEVER were there so many in the movies as there are to-day! Floods of letters come to PICTURE PLAY from fans who have made their own discoveries of players, old and new. For the newcomers they predict success or failure, and they want to know all about what the older players have done. That is why the editing and publishing of PICTURE PLAY is fascinating work to those responsible for it. We enjoy the stimulation of bringing together congenial friends when we publish stories of the stars. The February number will be especially notable in this respect, for it will contain unusual glimpses of Estelle Taylor, Edmund Lowe and Lilyan Tashman, Phyllis Haver, Evelyn Brent, Eddie Quillan, Leslie Fenton and others too numerous to mention. Also, with next month's issue, PICTURE PLAY will offer a novelty in the way of a cover, about which we hope the fans will express their opinions.
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