Cinema: Hollywood Reel

The New Year hit Hollywood like the last reel of a badly directed thriller. More denouements crowded into the private lives of the cinema colony than had been furnished by any seven days in a twelvemonth. There were one natural, one sudden death, an elopement, a surprise marriage, a bill of divorce, a last testament. In nearly every case the event stirred memories of old, unhappy, far-off things and litigation.

Marriage. At 47 William Powell has behind him two wives, Actress Eileen Wilson (divorced), Actress Carole Lombard (now Mrs. Gable). Dark, dapper, Thin Man...

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