Monday, April 28, 2014

That's Old News! (#5)

For April 2014--here is the fifth official installment of That's Old News! I hope you find these vintage newspaper articles informative.


From The Pittsburgh Press
"Actress to Star in Chinese Hollywood"

Iris Wong with Victor Sen Yung in 1941 [from Soft Film]

On April 17, 1943, The Pittsburgh Press reported that Iris Wong (an actress best known for her work in some of the 'Charlie Chan' films) would be leaving Hollywood for China after the war's end to star in movie musicals. [Read about it here]


From The Nevada Daily Mail:
"Hal Boyd Writes"

(From LA Times) Mario "Cantinflas" Moreno

In September of 1960, Hal Boyd talked to comedy legend, Cantinflas about his life, career, and what it takes to be a comedian. [Read the article]


From Ottawa Citizen:
"You Can't Help Liking Ethel Waters, Her Hearty Laugh, Sparkling Eyes"

Ethel Waters (from Wikipedia)

Radio and Television Editor, Claude Hammerstein gushes over entertainment legend, Ethel Waters in this 1954 article from the Ottawa Citizen[Read it here]


From The Evening News
"First American Screen Appearance"

(From Wikipedia) Sessue Hayakawa

In this May 24, 1916 article, The Evening News discusses Japanese film star, Sessue Hayakawa's first appearance in American Cinema. 

*Warning, this article contains a racial slur.*  
[Read the article here]

*Note: You will have to scroll 'up', click and grab the newspaper scan, and move your mouse to the right to read the article in its entirety*


From The Afro American:
"He Knows All, Stage Star Tells Afro"

Isabel Washington (from TVRage)

In a January 1933 article in The Afro American, entertainer Isabel Washington addresses rumors and controversy surrounding her engagement to a popular, young clergyman named Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. [Click here to read the article]


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