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Your 6th Story
Ruth Chatterton Is
Made Up for Picture Work While Sleeping
Ruth Chatterton takes her makeup lying down. In her bungalow at the First National studio, where she lived while working on “Female,” which comes to the... . Theatre on .. . . the star has had constructed a long “make-up couch” with a contraption rigged up beside it to hold the make-up materials.
At seven o’clock, Miss Chatterton dons a becoming negligee, and breakfasts luxuriously in her canopied, four-poster bed. At 7:30 the makeup artist, Perc Westmore, appears.
The star arranges herself on the lacy pillows of the make-up couch in the living room, where she promptly goes to sleep again. Forty minutes later the sleeping beauty is completely made up, and at nine o’clock, in costume, she is on the set, fresher and more full of pep than anyone else by virtue of that extra sleep.
“Female” is a fast story of a big business woman who sets out to beat men at their own game when it comes to having love affairs. The picture was dramatized for the screen by Gene Markey and Kathryn Scola.
A strong supporting cast includes George Brent, Lois Wilson, Ruth Donnelly, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Johnny Mack Brown and _ Phillip Reed. The picture was directed by William Dieterle.
Your 7th Story
Ruth Chatterton Wears Nineteen Changes of Costume in “Female”
Ruth Chatterton wears nineteen different gowns in the First National picture, “Female,” which comes to the . ... Theatre on... .. These include smart office frocks, sports suits, and the swankiest evening gowns and negligees, and even a nifty bathing suit.
The costumes were designed by Milo Anderson, one of the youngest studio designers, who has won acclaim for his creations for such films as “Cynara,” “The Masquerader” and “Hallelujah, ’'m a Bum.”
Miss Chatterton, in her role of a wealthy girl who has gone in for business in a big way, is a person of many moods, being extremely flirtatiously inclined and having many lovers after business hours.
“The costumes were designed with an eye to catching these various moods,” said Mr. Anderson. “The artistic designer not only tries to fit the gowns to his subject physically, but to the temperament. It is only in this way that it is possible to bring out the person’s real beauty and personality.”
Anderson also designed the gowns for other feminine players in the picture, including Lois Wilson, Ruth Donnelly, Juliet Ware and Jean Muir. All gowns, according to Anderson, were designed with long lines to accentuate the slenderness of the form.
George Brent has the leading masculine role in “Female,” while others in the cast include Ferdinand Gottschalk, Johnny Mack Brown, Phillip Reed, Gavin Gordon, Sterling Holloway and Kenneth Thomson. The screen play is by Gene Markey and Kathryn Scola. It was directed by William Dieterle.
Ruth Chatterton Wears Bathing Suit in Film
Ruth Chatterton has appeared in all sorts of roles and all kinds of costumes, but never before her latest First National picture, “Female,” which comes to the .... Theatre on ; .. has the dignified star exposed her limbs and back to the screen camera in a bathing suit.
As a wealthy society girl and big business woman with flirtatious inclinations she appears at a _ party given at her own palatial residence in a spiffy, white bathing costume, and a very much abbreviated one at that.
George Brent appears opposite Miss Chatterton in the leading masculine role in a startling story of many love affairs.
In “Female,” the new First National film coming to the Strand on Friday, Ruth Chatterton, its popular star, will be seen in a bathing suit for the first time in films. George Brent plays opposite her. Mat No. 22, Price Sc.
Your 8th Story
No Double Needed for Chatterton When It Came to Using Rifle
Ruth Chatterton, who has many accomplishments besides being one of the finest actresses of either stage or screen, astonished her friends with a new one that they did not know she possessed.
She is an expert rifle shot. This was discovered during the production of the First National picture, “Female,” which comes to the . Theatre on .... In one scene, Miss Chatterton, who is flirtatiously inclined, enters a shooting contest in order to make the acquaintance of a handsome stranger, (George Brent), upon whom she has cast designing eyes.
Director William Dieterle had arranged for a double as he had no idea Miss Chatterton was an expert with the rifle. The role calls for accurate shooting. When it came time to take the scene, however, Miss Chatterton stepped to the counter of a shooting gallery, picked up a rifle and rang the bell.
“Can you do that again, or was it an accident?” asked Dieterle.
“No accident,” smiled Miss Chatterton. “I learned to shoot in target practice in the Adirondacks. I don’t need a double.”
The star fires ten shots in the scene for the picture. She made _ nine bull’s eyes.
“Female” is a somewhat startling picture in which Miss Chatterton, as a big business woman, flouts. conventions and takes her lovers from among her handsome male employees.
George Brent has the leading masculine role while others in the cast include Lois Wilson, Ruth Donnelly, and Johnny Mack Brown.
Ruth Chatterton Keeps Her Pet Dogs at Studio
Ruth Chatterton and George Brent have a new pair of Springers. They became so attached to the pups while the two were working in the First National picture, “Female,” now at the . . . . Theatre, they took them with them to the studio bungalow where they lived while working.
Your Yth Story
Ruth Chatterton Pays Lovers with Office Bonuses in “Female”
There’s a bonus army in “Female,” Ruth Chatterton’s latest First National picture, which opens at the : so eeheatreson 25..3." It is, however, quite a different bonus army to the one that marched on Washington.
This bonus army is comprised of Miss Chatterton’s own male _ employees, she being a big business woman and president of an automobile manufacturing concern, which she inherited from her father. While she is strictly business in the office, Miss Chatterton, in her character role, proves susceptible to the handsome young men in her employ after working hours.
When she desires them, she invites them to her home to discuss business and then deliberately vamps_ them. On the morning after, the delighted youths imagine they are special favorites of their heautiful boss, only to be met by a chilly stare.
But the boss takes care of all her sweethearts by placing the youths in her bonus army for additional pay. In case they become too annoying with their attentions, she transfers them to a branch office in another city.
This startling theme was dramatized for the screen by Gene Markey and Kathryn Scola. There is an exceptionally strong supporting cast, which includes George Brent, Lois Wilson, Ruth Donnelly, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Johnny Mack Brown and Phillip Reed. William Dieterle directed it.
Jean Muir Refuses Advance Publicity
Jean Muir, new Hollywood screen import, who is featured in “Female,” the First National picture starring Ruth Chatterton, which opens at the tt. teeext. 22% 4g aC, OwM wevery strict rule to studio officials when she arrived in the movie capital. There was to be no publicity written about her until after her first picture was released. She preferred to win her spurs on the screen and not through publicity. Miss Muir’s unusual attitude is explained by her observation that many promising screen careers have been ruined by too much advance publicity. Others in the cast of “Female” are George Brent, John Mack Brown, Gavin Gordon, Ruth Donnelly and Ferdinand Gottschalk.
Your 10th Story
Lois Wilson Envies Long Stage Training of Ruth Chatterton
Lois Wilson, who appears for First National with Ruth Chatterton in “Female,” coming to the .... Theatre next ... ., has been a wellknown figure on the screen for some time now. All the same, she wishes she had started her career on the stage.
The reason? Her great admiration for the skill and technique of her close friend, Ruth Chatterton. As everybody knows, Miss Chatterton was a Broadway star before she ever came to Hollywood. In the opinion of Lois, that phase of her career was responsible for the great success she has made in motion pictures.
Lois herself came to Hollywood in the silent days as winner of a beauty contest. She worked for Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros., and soon became a national celebrity. But it was not until 1928 that she achieved one of her ambitions—an appearance on the stage. In Hollywood and Los Angeles, she was then seen back of the footlights in such plays as “The Gossipy Sex,” “The Swan,” “Spread Eagle” and “The Queen’s Husband.” For a time she even thought of continuing her career exclusively in the theatre. Then came another good role in pictures and she returned ta her first choice.
But when she works with Miss Chatterton in such films as “The Crash” and “Female,” the old doubts assail her. She believes that no one could learn as much about acting by starting on the screen as did Miss Chatterton in her years on Broadway.
In “Female,” Lois Wilson appears as the schoolgirl chum of Chatterton. Others in the splendid cast are George Brent, Ruth Donnelly, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Kenneth Thomson and Spencer Charters.
Four New Players Seen on Screen in "Female"
Four faces new to the screen will be seen in Ruth Chatterton’s latest starring vehicle for First National, “Female,” which comes to the. . Theatre on .
The quartet consists of four of the most promising young players seen on the Broadway stage this season. They are Phillip Reed, Johnny Mack Brown, Jean Muir and Juliet Ware.
Stars A Picnicking
Ruth Chatterton and George Brent will be seen together for the fourth time in “Female,” the Strand’s new film, which will open Friday. It is a First National picture. Mat No. 27, Price 10c