Vamps & Shiekers

Vamps & Shiekers

They Rank Their Admirers by the Grosses

Somebody ought to give Harry Leon Wilson, author of Merton of the Movies, a year's subscription to Movie Weekly. It runs a delightful page entitled Where Fan Meets Fan−Shiekers a page wherein inarticulate Mertons and Beulah Baxters yet unsung contribute shy accounts of their personal encounters with their idols.

In general these encounters seem to have taken place at "personal appearances" of the aforesaid idols. But even a glimpse at a "personal appearance" is enough to leave an...

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