Bright Lights (Warner Bros.) (1935)

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Bright. Lights ec Names” (Fifth Day) Win Tickets to Theatre aE ede aot oc ms oe Ue Ir 2 TEP AA ATC ier are Ws 3 3 3 ip (fk ae aaa ee Nee > fae 2 sHiL, Lied sR PEN PLT PEStith onaite ART GRIST EST Alls iiig EEGs DUAL \ lq Here’s an easy one. Just at the last lap of the race for#treeatlekKevs to. tle): occ ener Theatre to see Joe E. Brown in “Bright Lights,” the contest editor had the artist break down and give you a chance. He tells you that the picture is about a gambler who was too honest to live, so there isn’t much chance to mistake the title. And he gives you only one name to supply. It is a very prominent film star whose last name is colorless and whose first name is that of a girl once sought in song. Only one more day remains for this contest. When you have filled in the letters in the illustration of a theatre marquee you will have finished five of the six tasks. The last will appear in the Aa Sarees (newspaper) tomorrow. Then rush all six to the Joe E. Brown Contest Editor of the “fh, See le (newspaper). “Bright Lights” is said to be the biggest and funniest of Joe E. Brown’s many hits. For the first time in his screen career, Joe E. sings and dances, as well as holding his own in acrobatic stunts with the Maxellos, famous vaudeville acrobats. Between times, he makes love to Ann Dvorak and Patricia Ellis, who have the leading feminine roles in the film. The big cast includes scores of featured players and beautiful dancing girls. It’s a comedy, however, in which the music and dancing numbers appear as part of the action rather than interpolations. So the prizes are well worth winning in this contest. Two factors only will be considered by the judges—the correct names and the time they reach the office of the Contest Editor. No entries will be considered after when the contest closes. If entries are mailed, the time and date on the cancellation stamp will decide the time. See ee ‘X GAMBLER TOO HONEST TO LIVEE \ 3 aE J F y Y pe i ed \ LA ap ES = PAPO Te PO RP ODA RD IIR PS OF (Sixth Day) Last Chance To Win Free Tickets To ‘Bright Lights Here’s your last chance, Movie Fans, to win free tickets for Joe E. Brown’s biggest film hit, the First National comedy “Bright Lights,’ which opens at the For five days fans have been identifying members of Joe E.’s supporting cast in his recent pictures. Now fill in the blank spaces in the illustration of a theatre marquee by naming the player who supported him in the picture described as the “laff life of a champ swimmer.” You should know the miss ing name. It is that of a player who once won a prize in a Charleston dance contest and is still dancing in films. Speed is the big factor, provided you have all the names correctly identified. You can hardly go wrong, because the letters in the names should exactly fill the vacant spaces in the marquee. There are twenty prizes, each consisting of two tickets to the of Tees pte Theatre. They go to contestants whose correct lists are among the first 20 received by the Joe E. Brown Contest EdiPOUAOL Ane iics * eee oars tee (newspaper). “Bright Lights” is Joe EH. Brown’s biggest film hit. For the first time he sings and dances in a picture, and is supported by scores of stars, featured players and beautiful chorus girls. Names of winners will be announced as soon as the judges hand down their decisions. (Sixth Day Contest) , ad prs 4925) 979, Tye as y Oi iO THERA Ep aN 33 Fete ee Soo dog <: 333332 3 .% ie 2} iF eign y 34 14737-3423 gi b THEGEV ING Fi Neat tins, daaarolduat sw wee Se oe we : Ss PRET & ORICLT [SUTe PANTECT fi On Phd DUAL i} BHIUiE LEUHEs vulliiaa WU, c bad PPD APP US Re BE ee WETHE LAFF-LIFE OF A CHAMP SWIMMER} sey Katt be Sa phe pu gh ght. a D b oe FIVE OF JOE E. BROWN’S FAVORITE JOKES FOR YOUR FAVORITE PAPER (This is the first of Joe E. Brown’s favorite jokes.) Two drunks had been swigging away all evening, and one of them finally got terribly sick. His friend staggered back to the hotel with him and ealled in a doctor. After a few minutes the one who wasn’t sick came running out of the room yelling: “Oh, my poor friend’s going blind, he’s going blind. Oh, my poor friend.” Some people came running up, and asked him what was wrong. He repeated, “Oh, my _ poor friend’s going blind.” “How do you know?” body asked. “The doctor asked him if he saw any pink elephants, and he some said ‘no.’ He’s going blind, I tell you.” “Come now,’ one of the amused crowd said to him. “You’re friend isn’t going blind just because he didn’t see pink elephants.” “Oh, yes he is,” screamed the excited drunk, “he didn’t see any pink elephants, and the room was just full of them!” (This is the second of Joe E. Brown's favorite jokes.) A well known New Yorker was driving West a little while ago, and found himself lost on the plains of Nebraska. After driving in circles for a long while, he came upon a young fellow walking along the road. He stopped the car and asked the lad how far it was to Lincoln. “T dunno,’ answered the boy. “Well, how far is it to the nearest town?” “IT dunno!” The New Yorker became a little excited, but chanced another question: “Do you know where the nearest gas station is?” “T dunno.” “Well, do you know where I can get some food near here?” “T dunno.” With that the motorist finally lost patience. Leaning out of the car, he yelled: “For eryin’ out loud, don’t you know’ anything?” “Ves,” drawled the local, know.I ain’t lost.” OT As a special newspaper series, we’ve prepared six of Joe E. Brown’s favorite funny stories, one to be published each day. They’re quite funny and would look swell in local paper — if Editor okays, of course. Copy below is your lead for first day’s gag. After that a slight adaptation of it should be tacked over succeeding jokes. For heading illustration, order Mat No. 113—10c. Joe E. Brown, noted film comic, is one of Hollywood’s greatest reconteurs, a fact not generally known for Joe takes his stories very seriously and seldom tells them except when in the company of intimate friends. But when the star of “Bright Lights,” the First National comedy which opens at the........ Bheatre=0n. = -ore , does start telling stories, he is as funny as he is in the films and his listeners are usually convulsed with laughter. Today the first of a series of five of Joe E. Brown’s favorite jokes will be published in this paper. (This is the third of Joe E. Brown’s favorite jokes.) Two Scotchmen were standing at a bar, each waiting for the other to treat to drinks. But it was a deadlock, because neither one of them weakened. Finally one, who was a wee bit smarter than his companion, started to tell this story: “Once, several years ago,” he said, “I was in Africa on an elephant hunt. We’d been in the jungle for weeks, when suddenly we heard a roar which was unmistakably that of a bull elephant. I took my position, and started to load my gun, but found that I had only one bullet in the cartridge chamber The elephant came out of the underbrush, and charged at me like an enraged bull. I locked my rifle. The elephant came closer! He was almost upon me! Then I took careful aim, fired, and hit him right between the yours!” The companion looked up, excited, and queried loudly. “What’s yours?” “Scotch and soda,” shouted the other, making sure that the bartender heard. ANOTHER ANGLE This feature can easily be transformed into a_ contest. Give these jokes as examples, and ask readers to hand in their funniest stories, offering ducats to ten best submitted daily. (This is the fourth of Joe E. Brown’s favorite jokes.) Here’s one on me. I started playing golf a number of years ago, before success kissed me on the mouth, and believe me, I was terrible! Why, I never dared to go out with anybody, but just used to go out late in the afternoon by myself. One day, I went out to play. and I was averaging about 2( shots a hole. I was awfully ashamed to let the caddy see me shooting such poor golf. Finally, when I had taken 4 shots to get out of a bunker and hadn’t moved the ball a foot, I turned to the boy, and forcing a smile, I said: “T guess I’m about the worst golfer that’s ever played around here.” The caddy chewed at a straw, his face lighting up, and said: “No! They say there’s a fellow around here that’s the worst player in the world. Hig name’s Brown, Joe E. Brown.” (This is the fifth of Joe E. Brown’s favorite jokes.) It seems that an inquiring reporter while making his rounds walked into the Lambs’ Club, which is the favorite hangout of actors. He went into the dining room and came upon two old men sitting at a table together. Bending over one of them, he said: “Mind if I ask you a few questions?” One of the men answered, “Not at all.” But the other merely looked on with watery eyes, not offering an answer, “Well,” said the reporter to the man who had replied, “What’s your name.” “My name is James Throckmorton Heddington.” “And how old are you?” “Sixty-six,’” was the answer. The friend, meanwhile, did nothing but watch the proceedings in a half-interested manner. “And now, may I ask your occupation ?”’ “T, my good friend, am an actor,’ he answered in deep mellow tones. At this, the other aged gentleman without changing his position, sighed and murmured, “What a memory, what a memory.” Page Five