Hollywood studios spare no lacquer in slicking up new, glamorizable names for their young hopefuls (e.g., Margarita Cansino to Rita Hayworth, Melvyn Hesselberg to Melvyn Douglas, Frances Gumm to Judy Garland). Recently Cinecolumnist John Chapman reported a Hollywood moniker to end all Hollywood monikers.
A movieman hired a new Negro maid. On her first day at work her employer asked what her name was. Said she: "Pislam Siv."
"There can't be any such name as that!"
"It's right out of the Bible," she vowed.
Confronted with a Bible and asked to show where Pislam Siv figured...