Cinema: Hollywood Holocaust

The first impression of many a newsreader last week was that poor little Shirley Temple was fried to a crisp; that Madeleine Carroll was dead—not by the bullet of a rival spy, but by incineration; that nothing was left of Leo Carrillo but his accent; that Alice Brady, Virginia Bruce, Miriam Hopkins, Richard Dix. June Lang and Oliver Hardy were not much better than ingredients in a huge Thanksgiving Barbecue. In the press, pictures of these notables were accompanied by such headlines as FOREST FIRES RAZE FILM COLONY HOMES, and FLAMES WRECK HOMES...

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