GREAT BRITAIN: Caruso's Successor

Hollywood's Darryl Zanuck once kept blonde, blowzy Gracie Fields under contract for eight months while he tried expensively to make something out of her that the U. S. would laugh at. But millions of Britons including the Royal Family find her so amusing that one of her shows, Mr. Tower of London, had a continuous run in England of seven years (1918-25). Sheer animal vulgarity, including flea-scratching and grimaces, makes her a frantic success in British music halls. So while King George receives only some $550,000 per year, chiefly for being dignified, Miss...

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