North Carolina Newspapers

    KAY FRANCIS AT
DOLLY MON.-TUES.
Stage Play Believed to be Tailor-
Made For the Star.
“A stage play plot and character
tailor-made for Kay Francis, and
adapted to the screen,
'■which should make it vastly more
effective, even, than the New York
stage presentation.”
That was the report submitted to
"Warner Bros, studio on Jay Mal
lory’s stagfj play, “Sweet Aloes,”
which comes to the Dolly Madison
theatre on Oct. 5 and 6 as a Cos
mopolitan production under the title
of “Give Me Your Heart.” When
studio experts read the play in
manuscript the meaning of the the
atre scout’s report became instant
ly apparent.
The temperament of the heroine
and the situations in which she
found herself offered such great
possibilities for the dramatic abili
ty of the film star that studio heads
felt no time should be lost in pur
chasing the scfe-en rights. More
over, as the scout had observed, the
plot offered ideal screen material.
So “Give Me Your Heart” was
purchased, and one of Warner’s ace
scenarists, Casey Robinson, was
turned loose on the manuscript. Di
xecSor Archie Mayo, with “Petri
fied Forest” and “I Married a Doc
tor” to his credit as the latest of
his long string of successes, was
chosen to direct. *
Then came the problems of a
supporting cast. The nature of some
roles virtually pointed a finger at
certain actors, notably George
Bnqnt and Patric Knowles, to play
opposite Miss Francis, and Roland
Young, to enact the role of the gen
ial playwright who, throughout the
story, sdeks to solve his friend’s
vital problems of love and happi
ness by the dramatic method.
In fact, only one major role seem
ed to present great difficulties in
the casting. It was not the starring,
cenral part, naturally; that was for
Miss Francis. But throughout the
story runs one of the most remark
able feminine characters eyer cre
ated, that of Rosalind, invalid wife
of the man in love with Miss Fran
cis.
And after adopting as her own,
the child of her rival, at last she
meets and becomes friendly with
that rival, after the latter, Miss
Francis, has met another man,
Brent, and married him.
This part called for a woman of
great charm, evident intelligence;
a thorough and convincing lady and
at the same time a great actress.
Frieda Inescort, daughter of the
great English actress Elaine Ines
cort, was selected.
This young actress, having scor
ed a succession of hits on the stage j
Palace Theatre
Monday - Tuesday, Oct 5-6th
808 TAYLOR’S GOT
A THRILL FOR
EVERY GIRL IN TOWN!
When he crushes beautiful
Barbara Stanwyck in his arms,
you’ll sigh and say he sure is
the screen's new loving man.'
; It's a grand picture. Don't missitl.
Warn
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Morning matinee Monday 10:30
Afternoons 3:15-3:45. Evenings
7:15-9:00.
Scene from tobacco field of Allen Crews, prominent Person
County Farmer.
had at last listened to a movie bid,
made one picture, and before it was
released another and another.
Casting the rest of the production
was relatively easy. Helen Flint,
playing a feminine doctor; Zeffie
Tilbury amd Elspejth Dudgeon, ajs
aunt and friend of the heroine res
pectively, Henry Stephenson, Halli
well Hobbes and others were chosen
in rapid succession.
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Roundworms of the intestines,
yellowish-white, a half inch to four
inc Hes long, are parasites causing
birds to droop and fail.
I 24 HOUR I
I S-E-R-V-l-C-E I
I WE NEVER CLOSE I
I You Can Always Get Service At I
Our Station.
I BEER - WINE - GROCERIES I
TEXACO GAS AND OIL
I BARNETT SERVICE STATION i
Sam Barnett, Prop.
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I ‘%s6es>iA c 2l/e&0??te
teiiifs
I Oct. 5tH to Oct. lOth
I Six Big Days and Nights
H Location same as last year across
from Prison Camp.
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I The Largest and Best Cattle Show
I that has ever been held in Person
1 County. Hundreds of other exhibits
I and a prize list that is well worth
1. _ your trying for.
I BRING YOUR EXHIBIT EARLY
I
PERSON COUNTY TIMES - ROXBORO, N. C.
I SUM CROONER
AGAIN IN NEW
FILM TRIUMPH
Summerville Sings With Jane
Withers in “Pepper”
PALACE THEATRE TODAY
AND TOMORROW, IST-2ND
Slim Summerville thinks he’s
giving the songbirds of this nation
too much competition.
The tall comedian who warbles
with Jane Witttqrs and Irvin S.
Codd in “Pepper,” Jane’s new
Twentieth Century-Fox picture at
the Palace theatre, points out that
he’s turned out to be a crooner
without benefit of a single singing
lesson and with the added virtue
of being absolutely tone deaf.
“But the worse I am, the better
they like it. In fact, it’s got so I
can’t do a picture but what they
turn it into a half-way musical.
Ever since I yodeled ‘Big Foot Sal’
in ‘The Farmer Takes A Wife,’
they’ve saddled me with songs. In
‘Way Down East’ I rendered a ten
der ditty entitled ‘All Bound
Around with a Wooden String,’ in
We Like Roxboro and the Ifißßßk
ROXBORO MARKET
We believe in doing all that we can for our own
County and we are asking you to
TRY THE ROXBORO MARKET THIS YEAR.
Our fall stock is complete with everything for the home and farm. Give
us a trial on your fall merchandise.
F. T. WHITFIELD
BUSHY FORK, NORTH CAROLINA
PERSON COUNTY CAB I
AGRICULTURAL r Hlfl I
AND CATTLE SHOW, INCORPORATED I
1 OCTOBER 5-6-7-8-9-10 I
6 DAYS p , f. , 6 Nights I
Roxboro b airgrounds 3
ON THE MIDWAY
World’s Exposition Shows I
FREE ACTS FIREWORKS I
SENSATIONS’ BiS|?pS NIGHT ' I
MORE FANTASTIC THAN A CIRCUS I
31 RIDES & SHOWS
101 THRILLS Every Night Will Be “Jack Pot Night”
r my*,. *t « $20.00 in Cash Given Away 520.00
700 PEOPLE AND ANIMALS HOLD YOUR TICKETS
169 LAUGHS
Tool REASONS FOR SEEING THIS STUPENDOUS MIDWAY
White Children’s Day pi EMTU AE Colored Children’s Day
Wed., Oct. 7th 1 Lljlll 1 Ur Fri„ Oct. 9th
All School Children Ad- FREE PARKINf All Sch(M>l Children Ad
mitted FREE between mitted FREE between
12 noon and 6 o’clock CD APE *2 noon ® o’clock
P. M. Os ALL P. M.
‘Captain January’ Shirley Temple,
Guy Kibbee and I went highbrow
with the ‘Sextette from Lucia;’ in
‘White Fang,’ I put one over on the
Hill Billys with that olr tear-jerk
er, ‘The Church Bells are Ringing
for Mary, But They’re Wringing the
Heart Out of me;’ now Jane, Cobb
and I burst into ‘Thfe| Song of the
Coyetes’ with hair-raising effect for
‘Pepper.’
“It’s a shame, with all the train
ed Jenny Linds and Carusos float-,
ing around. But it sure has improv
ed my bathroom baritone.”
Also appearing in the cast sup
porting Jane Withers in “Pepper”
are Dean Jagger, Muriel Robert,
THURSDAY, OCTOBER IST, 1936
Ivan Lebedeff, Maurice Cass and
Romaine Callender.
James Tinling directed the pro
duction with John Stone associate
producer.
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The magazine Today reminds us
that the AAA’s idea of paying
people for not doing something ia
not new. It declares that in the days
of the Old West thq Wells Fargo
company paid one highwayman a
salary of $125 a month not to hold
up its stage coaches.
o ■
I. J. Sandlin of Beaulaville, Dup
lin County, ordered 50,000 pounds
of western feeder pigs to be fed
this winter.
    

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