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DAY, June l3, l95O, I had the strangest experience. Wait, l'll tell you
I was walking down the street when suddenly it began to rain so vio-
lently that l dashed into the nearest doorway, which proved to be a movie
house. Without bothering to notice what was playing, l bought a ticket and
sat down as the show began.
The program started with the singing of the national anthem, as led by
the prominent Metropolitan baritone, Arthur Cockcroft.
When l had settled down again, the newsreel came on, and a ,burst of
deafening applause greeted the first woman president of the United States,
Jane Stedge, who was approving the plans by architect, Anna-Stina Svahn,
for an army barracks There were many interesting shots of the peace con-
ference, with the dean of M. l. T., Richard Mathison, and Janice Lewis, author
of the column, "Listen America," as representatives of the United States.
A review of the war heroes followed, and l was very proud to pick out some
old classmates of mine, Andy Martz and Ben Hersey in sailor uniforms, and
Richard Zwerlein and Douglas Shortal, aides of General MacArthur. Tribute
was paid to the brave, unnamed nurses of the Red Cross, and in the victory
parade l could distinctly pick out the faces of Gertrude Scott, Regina Kelly,
and Gloria Reilly. Doris Holzhauer, national leader of the organization, was
reviewing the parade with her secretaries, Shirley Keller, Mary Keefe, and
Adelaide Dillon. The Mathematician's Conference at Columbia University
showed Alan Davies and Curt Reinhold astounding the other professors with
their concise explanation of the fifth dimension, with Ruth Cooper, Esther
Polhemus, and Thelma Strom recording the proceedings for posterity.
In a lighter vein was the Woman's Page. Rose Gannon, who always
photographed well, was shown modeling hats. Explanations and interpreta-
tions were given by Helen Keenan, one of America's foremost designers.
The sports reel, narrated by Jack McKeon, followed next. Excerpts of
the Heavyweight Boxing bout for World Championship, at Madison Square
Garden, showed Warren Austin connecting his knock-out blow in his fourth
consecutive defense of the title. John Nelson, sports commentator, was at
the ringside with Tom Zerecker, editor of the "Herald Tribune", and Larry
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SHOUT H18 SBHEDULE
Started shooting first scene in September 3, i938 under Jane Stedge and her
assistants Warren Austin, Rose Gannon, and Agnes Erikson.
Held cast luncheon in Studio Cafeteria.
Time out for some social dances on the lot.
Winter skating scenes taken at Congers Lake.
On location at the World's Fair in May.
Cast given short leave of absence for rest cure.
Back to studio under new director, Warren Austin and assistants Andy Martz,
AnnaStine Svahn, and Regina Kelley.
Tea served after working hours in dressing rooms following ballroom scene.
Action shots at Bear Mountain skating rink.
Stars dashed to Sun Valley for brief rest.
On location under Douglas Shortal, John Nelson, AnnaStine Svahn, and
Revival of "The Buccaneer" for reproduction.
Held studio formal, set decorated in garden style.
Stars given short rest before completion of picture.
Back to shooting under final directorship of AnnaStine Svahn, and assistants
Andy Martz, Gloria Bontempi, and Bernard Ketterer. -
Ups and downs suffered in cast roller-skating party.
A short fling at theatrical acting in the highly successful "Swing Fever".
Held square-dances on lot to help defray cost of production.
Fast work after hours around the set to organize the studio record, the '42
Last minute directions, serious shooting in June.
Picture completed, stars given bonus and sent on to greater studio.
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Bonhotal was in the crowd, taking candid shots of the glamour girl of the
year, Flora Van Ness. The Big Five Basketball Team, captained by Bernie
Ketterer and managed by Carl Fogelin, ended their brilliant season by win-
ning the National trophy at the Garden the following evening. Claire Sosna
was pictured on her way to the Olympics after having won the national wo-
man's skating title for speed. Shots of Santa Anita race track showed Reggie
Whalen, prominent playboy, performing a business transaction with Bob
Schupner for possession of the famous horse, Landcracker, grandson of Sea
The feature picture was named, "Symphony Temperature", with Jeanne
Karrell playing the ingenue lead. The story was by Gloria Bontempi, and the
gorgeous costumes were designed by Helen Cumming. Agnes Keefe almost
stole the show with her comedy portrayal, and John Spruill had then standing
in their seats with his rendition of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot."
An educational short presented Eleanor Stark, leading lady chemist of
the day, and her assistants, Lora Webb and Ruth McLeod, at their laboratory,
where they are completing a nationwide project of home nursing. Ida Rud-
den, and Margaret Dennis, typical housewives, were demonstrating the
A musical feature showed the revival of good-old-fashioned square danc-
ing, as explained by Mary Kerlin, and performed by Loretta Locke and Bill
Crandall. The whole program came to an end with the singing of "God Bless
America", led by the musical team of Vera Paxton, Jack Lick, and Helen
It was still raining when l finally came out of the movies, but it didn't
bother me any more, for my mind was filled with memories of those far off
days at Congers High School with the Class of '42.
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