Cinema: Chatter v. Lies

That the distinction between chattering and lying was one too delicate to be perceived by many cinema executives became apparent again last week in a recrudescence of a major controversy concerning the services of Cinemactress Ruth Chatterton.

Last January, Warner Bros, announced that they had signed contracts with, among others, two prominent Paramount stars, Ruth Chatterton and William Powell. '"Chatter-Chippies"—female reporters of Hollywood studio gossip—became vastly excited, spoke of a war between Paramount and Warner Bros. Paramount executives remained calm, insisted that Cinemactress Chatterton was still a Paramount star.

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