California Theatre, Los Angeles, California - January 10, 1925
Vol. 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, JANUARY 10, 1925 NO. 6
"BORN RICH," DAZZLING ROMANCE and DRAMA of WEALTH with CLAIRE WINDSOR, BERY LYTELL
A BRIDAL couple born in luxury start life on a promroes path, leading the pleasure-mad life of their ultra-fashionable society set. the pace gets faster and faster until the crash comes with the loss of their entire fortune. But they learn that happiness, which they missed with wealth, comes with poverty. That a fascinatingly himan and appealing story can be woven about the lives of the wealthy is demonstrated by "Born Rich," a first National picture, with Claire Windsor, Bery Lytell, Doris Kenyon and Cullen Landis in the featured roles.
"Born Rich" is based on Hughes Cornell's sensational novel, and it deals with the lives of those who have been "born rich." The author, while describing in detail the pleasures and joys that are the lot of the wealthy, through a series of dramatic events, proves that even the possessors of fortunes are of the same clay as those not so liberally endowed with the world's goods; that beneath their frothy outer shells there beat hearts that would be satisfied with life in a hunble cottage -- if they could find out a way to make such a drastic change in their mode of living.
A novel twist is given to the tale by using a baby to bring about the happiness that "Jimmy" and his wife, "Chaddy," had been seeking. Afraid that the baby would interfere with their social pleasures, the parents had tried to keep secret the fact that they were parents, but eventually they were proud to acknowledge their child, and it was responsible for bringing them to their senses.
"We shall life in a paradise," he told his beautiful bride, "for we can have everything money can buy." But it proved to be a Fool's Paradise.
CLAIRE WINDSOR and BERT LYTELL in "BORN RICH," coming to the CALIFORNIA next SATURDAY, January 17th.
"I Want My Man" has been selected as the permanent title of the novel, "The Interpreter's House," which is being completed in New York with Milton Sills and Doris Kenyon in the featured roles.
Rex Ingram, who is abroad filming Blasco Ibanez's "Mare Nostrum," is getting the whole-hearted co-operation of the author during the filming of this novel.
Upon completionof her role in "Sall," Colleen Moore will start work on the motion picture versionof another stage play, "The Desert Flower," which will add a still "different" role to the wonderful record of this star.
"A Strang Bedfellow," from barry Conner's stage success and Frank Swinnerton's novel, "Nocturne," has been bought by Metro-Goldwyn for production.
Lewis S. Stone and Alice Terry are being co-starred in Victor Seastrom's next Metro-Goldwyn release, "King in Exile," from Alphonse Daudet's novel.
BERT LYTELL, CLAIRE WINDSOR and CULLEN LANDIS in a scene from "Born Rich," which comes to the CALIFORNIA next SATURDAY, January 17th.
ARE YOU ENVIOUS OF THOSE "BORN RICH"?
Practically all of us who have to work to earn a livelihood have often sighed:
"I wish I had been born rich."
That wish is universal. To most of us the possission of wealth represents the heights of happiness; we conjure thoughts of what we would do if we had enough money to gratify our desires; we envy those who are rolling in luxury and wonder why we had not been blessed similarly.
And, although in sermons and magazine articles, in lectures and books, we are told that the mere possession of riches does not bring the happiness and joy that we attribute to money, it is difficult to believe such a statement. That might apply to somebody else, but not to us.
The newspapers are filled with stories of wrecked homes and wrecked lives, and the number which have a background of wealth are out of all proportion.
Does money bring happiness?
An attempt to answer that question is made in "Born Rich," a First National picture, which comes to the California next Saturday, January 17th.
"Born Rich" is an indictment of high society which aims sharp arrows of satire at the foibles of the rich set. Although the author sets out to ridicule the artificial lives they lead, he is not wantonly destructive in his criticism. He has approached his theme with a sympathetic attitude, and while he misses no chance to give a "dig" where a "dig" is needed, he does so with understand humor.
Week of January 10, 1925
1. CALIFORNIA THEATRE TOPICAL REVIEW AND MAGAZINE
2. "LOCAL LAUGHS"
3. Scenic Beautiful "GOLDEN GIFT"
Theatre Concert Orchestra
Bobby Vernon Comedies Present
"Songbirds of the Southland"
Carl Laemmle Presents
BERY LYTELL and DORIS KENYON in "BORN RICH" coming to the CALIFORNIA next SATURDAY, January 17
VAMPED MEN TO MAKE WIVES MAD
Frances Melrose was known as "the best little gold digger in New York," thanks to her beauty and magnetism. But she had a "side line" in addition. She was not satisfied with only mercenary conquests; she had a penchant for "vamping" young married men, and she especially delighted in the young wives of her set intenselyjealous of her. This jealousy was as the breath of life to the maiden, and she gloried in the trouble she created. It took away some of the ennui she felt.
One "Jimmy" was the especial target of the versatile Frances. One day when Jimmy's wife, "Chaddy," returned home from a visit abroad, she found her boudoir littered with various articles of feminine attire. She immediately suspected the worst, ignorant of the fact that Frances had "planted" them there as a part of the campaign she was conducting to get Chaddy's goat.
Frances is one of the chief characters in "Born Rich," a First National picture, which comes to the California next Saturday, January 17th, and the role is portrayed by Doris Kenyon, a highly popular screen player. Others in the cast are Claire Windsor, Bert Lytell, Cullen Landis and many others of note.
MILLER'S THEATRE PROGRAM
WEEK OF JANUARY 10, 1925
First National Pictures, Inc. Presents
COLLEEN MOORE in "SO BIG"
Adapted from Edna Ferber's Novel
Personally Supervised by Earl Hudson. Directed by Charles Brabin
the Cat Cartoon
TOPICAL REVIEW AND MAGAZINE
"SO BIG" IN ITS 2ND BIG WEEK AT MILLER'S THEATRE
There are some delightful touches of unusual comedy in Colleen Moore's new picture, "So Big," whic is now showing in its second week at Miller's Theater.
Edna Ferber, the novelist, who wrote the story, laid the scenes in the old Dutch colony which settled near Chicago in the latter quarter of the last century, and through the antics of the stolid old Dutch types, has injected a great quantity of humor into an otherwise serious drama.
In order to extract the most fun out of this side of the play, First National mobilized perhaps the most notable supporting cast which Colleen or any other star ever had.
[NOTE: Printed on the flip side of this program is the Loew's State Newsette for the Loew's State Theater (in Eureka, California) program from the same week. Click here to read that program.
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