“Spanish Men Look Unhealthy,” Says Evelyn Brent

December 31, 2010 at 7:29 am (Movie Weekly)

This time around, our Movie Weekly cover girl is Allene Ray. She may have been a delicate flower in this photo, but audiences would soon know her as a serial queen, who bravely faced a new peril in every episode… and performed her own stunts.

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In the same issue, Evelyn Brent advises women to separate from their husbands from time to time. (In her case, those separations would end in a pair of divorces.) This being Movie Weekly, the interview somehow leads to a bizarre and politically-incorrect digression about Spanish men and race-mixing.

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A rare interview with Lon Chaney covers his early life, his approach to acting, his opinion of Charlie Chaplin and some background on The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Movie Weekly‘s impressed editor concludes with remarks that seem to foretell the film that would be the star’s last big hit, Tell It To the Marines, four years later.

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1 Comment

  1. diane said,

    Allene Ray looks lovely on that cover. I know she was supposed to be a
    casualty of sound because of her “squeaky” voice. When I saw her in
    “The Phantom” (1931) I thought her voice was pretty clear – a lot
    clearer than some of the “squeaky” voices that are in movies today!!

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