The Crash (Warner Bros.) (1932)

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ADVANCE FEATURE STORIES (ADVANCE FASHION FEATURE) Hand-Painted Costumes Worn By Ruth Chatterton Hand painting, done in oils on such diversified materials as flat crepe, rajah silk, starched chiffon and shantung, is the latest fashion fancy originated for the screen by Orry-Kelly, First National designer. Ruth Chatterton, who is herself one of the world’s smartest style exponents through the medium of motion pictures, will be the first to wear them in her second First National picture, “The Crash,”? which comes to thee so: os ee Pheatre 2s a Orry-Kelly’s genius in adapting painted materials for practical use extends from the most gorgeous evening gowns to lounging pajamas, worn by Miss Chatterton at a club ‘and on the beach at Bermuda. Of egg-shell shantung, this costume has long wide trousers and a unique bodice with suspender back, painted in gay blue, red, yellow and black plaid, with a scarf and amusing flatérowned, square-brimmed hat to match. On another pajama ensemble, of white, he gave the star a wide, four cornered scarf of gold and brown metal cloth, and then painted a wide gold band around the bottom of the trousers, to harmonize with the gold of the scarf. He also made her a handkerchief, monogrammed with her initials, splashed brightly with the painting, and bordered in the brown. An evening gown, worn by the star at an eventful party. is of white chiffon in graduated panels, fitting closely about the hips and widening several yards about the bottom, each one painted with sprays of flowers in red, yellow and blue, darker near the floor and becoming lighter until the faint brown stems trail gracefully around her waist. Kelly not only creates the design for his painting, but does all of the actual work himself. Since he uses ont hia naAla oft eis bis-colovtcl juwns may either — bow this front-eze tomanee between be washed or dry cleaned without injury. In “The Crash,” Miss Chatterton wears a total of twenty-two costumes made for her by Kelly, who came to motion pictures after ten years of success with Broadway stage productions, Helen Vinson, former New York actress, who plays an important role in “The Crash,” also wears several exquisite costumes made by the Warner Bros.-First National stylist. George Brent, in the leading role opposite the star, heads a large cast which includes also Paul Cavanagh, Hardie Albright, Ivan Simpson, Ruth Hall, Barbara Leonard and Arnold Korff. ‘William Dieterle directed. It is a story based upon the stock market erash. Ruth Chatterton and George Brent, the screen’s newest pair of lovers whose recent marriage thrilled millions of movie fans, are seen together in “The Crash,” a First National picture. Cut No. 23 Cut 30c Mat roc (ADVANCE FEATURE) How Two Lovers In Reel Life Became Real Lovers The screen’s newest pair of lovers, who are also lovers in real life,-are Ruth Chatterton and George Brent who will be seen together on the screen for the second time in the First National picture, “The Crash,” which comes to the Ser ee Theatre next ........-. Movie fans the world over are no doubt interested in the details of the two actors originally started. Here’s the story: : The two first met when the Hollywood executives of First National Pictures, seeking a leading man for Ruth Chatterton in her first starring picture under the Warner Bros. banner, decided to include a screen test of George Brent among the dozens of other stage and screen actors who were in Hollywood at the time. So impressed was Miss Chaterton with the acting ability and the handsome features of Brent that she immediately chose him to make love to her in “The Rich Are Always With Us.” A mutual admiration for each other’s work in this picture ripened into a very personal friendship. They talked over their parts in-be tween takes on the set and even carried their discussions to the luncheon table. Another thing that helped strengthen the close bonds between them was the delightful sense of humor that each possessed. They also found themselves liking the same things and mutually disliking others. What better setting could Cupid ask for? So great was the public’s acclaim of the two players in “The Rich Are Always With Us,” that the picture company’s officials decided that they not only had a screen “find” in George Brent, but that he was just the right type to play opposite the great, Chattertayn. Mr--* Miss Cnatterton’s sewn. _ vehicle for First National. Again fate had thrown them together — and the result is frontpage history. A friendship born under the grinding cameras of a Hollywood lot had blossomed forth into a real — and not reel — life love. By one of those rare coincidences, Brent plays the part of Miss Chat‘terton’s husband in “The Crash,” although it was not until after production had been completed on this picture that the two players announced their engagement to.the world—an announcement that was | followed shortly after by their marriage. “The Crash” is an engrossing drama based upon the effect of the stock market collapse upon the idle rich. Ruth Chatterton—A Silhouette DO YOU KNOW THAT RUTH CHATTERTON— was known as “Mike” when she was three years old ... is an ardent polo fan ... played the lead in a show called “The Fight” in which the late Milton Sills played opposite her . ig married to George Brent, her leading man in “The Crash”... . is one of Hollywood’s few social leaders . . wants to direct pictures... utterly dislikes publicity interviews ... lives in her studio bungalow for days at a time ... likes to chew gum... seems to prefer smoking borrowed cigarettes rather than her own ... played in different stock companies throughout the country for a year... does not mind sitting for portraits once a definite date is made .. . loves perfumes and has every variety imaginable ... drives a brand new black Packard convertible coupe... has never allowed anyone to photograph the inside of her home... translated the play called “Tenderness” from the French which she produced and starred in... is an excellent pianist and a good singer... has never had more than ten people as dinner guests . . . does not like parties ... has composed many songs but refused to have them published Page Four . .. dislikes bright colors . . . likes rain ... was given her first role in pictures by Emil Jannings ... believes the intelligence of America lies in small towns ... has a particular chum and confidante in Helen Hayes . has a cheerful disposition and laughs easily ... names Emil Janning as her best friend... employs a private secretary and business the only star on the Warner Bros. lot who has a studio bungalow of her own ... likes the beach and spends a good deal of her spare time there... is not over fond of jewelry .. . does not like prize-fights ... enjoys window shopping ... wears nothing but gray, white and black . ... likes dresses with fur on them... was heartbroken after she had cut her hair short . .. is English-American ... was a star on the Broadway stage at the age of seventeen ... read the entire works of Dickens as her first literary exploration . . . created a sensation at a recital in Carnegie Hall at the age of nine .. . attended the exclusive Pelham school for girls on the Hudson . . . went on the stage on a dare... at one time lived in a furnished room with her mother on an income of ten dollars a week... has toured a considerable portion of Europe... is one of three women who were ever able to appear in a Barrie play in America. . The other two are: Ethel Barrymore and Maude Adams . played the lead in a musical comedy called “The Magnolia Lady” . . started her screen career in a picture called “Sins of the Father” . . . likes long brilliant conversations that last till dawn ... does not take longer than five minutes to fall asleep when her mind is made up to do s0 . likes to attend opening nights . will not make personal. appearances. . . has never been on the radio since she came to Hollywood. Comes-to:the... Theatre Se Nae in her second First National picture, “The Crash,” a fine story of the effect of the stock market crash on the idle rich. Supporting Ruth Chatterton is George Brent, the sensational new screen find. William Dieterle directed. Use this story in connection with the “Mannequin Parade” stunt. SHORTS Ruth Chatterton Hasn’t Hankering For The Stage Many actresses who have made their name on the stage and later transferred their efforts to the screen, believe in commuting between stage and screen as much as possible, and as often. Not Ruth Chatterton, however. . While she does not say she will never return to the stage, she believes her best happiness lies in the medium of the motion picture, as illustrated by her latest starring vehicle, “The Crash,” which comes to the ......... Theatre Next. or with George Brent, her husband, again her leading man. Miss Chatterton portrays one of New York’s wealthy matrons, swept into poverty by the stock market crash, and seemingly, her domestic happiness with it. The working out of her problem constitutes the finest drama the First National star has had to date. Ruth Chatterton Starred On B’way When Only 17 A star on Broadway at the age of seventeen, when most girls are still thinking in terms of school or college, is the record of Ruth Chatterton, First National star, whose second production under that banner, “The Crash,” Is Niwa. the +5 =. Theatre. The story deals with the effects of the stock market crash on the idle rich of New York, with George Brent once again as Miss Chatterton’s leading man. Others in the cast are Paul Cavanagh, Hardie Albright, Ivan Simpson, Lois Wilson, Helen Vinson, Henry Kolker and Barbara Leonard. William Dieterle directed. tion who was unknown to picture taus a year ago, is coming to the ..... fe TWeastles oc os in “The Crash,” Ruth Chatterton’s new First National picture. Brent’s sensational rise to screen fame is still the talk of Hollywood. His present popularity is equal to’ that of any leading man today. George Brent, One of Best Horsemen In Hollywood George Brent, who is Ruth Chatterton’s leading man for the second time since his arrival in Hollywood, and also her husband, is one of. the best horsemen in the motion picture colony. Twenty months in the Irish army during the war for independence gave Brent an ease in the saddle that makes him the envy of his brother actors. In “The Crash,” Miss Chatterton’s second starring picture for First National: iow Bf the... 25. ss Theatre, Brent has the role of a stock broker caught in the crash of the market three years ago. The picture is the first to depict the Wall Street catastrophe and its effect upon the moneyed classes of New York. William Dieterle directed the picture, which is an adaptation of Larry Barratto’s novel of the same name. Ruth Chatterton’s Hobby Music And Composing Ruth Chatterton is not only an aecomplished musician, but a composer. It is highly improbable that any of her compositions will be published during her lifetime, however, for the star has repeatedly refused flattering offers from enterprising publishers. Only a few of her most intimate friends have ever heard them played. In her second First National picture, “The Crash,” which comes to GOA a Theatre next ........ the star again has George Brent as her leading man. She herself plays the role of a rising young stockbroker’s wife, swept down to ruin in the stock market crash. The drama that ensues is considered her finest opportunity to display her histrionie talents in the past two years. In