Last But Not Least — At an Easter Parade of Stars

19 Apr

April 20, 1935
Sally Frank Moore
Evening Herald Express

It’s Easter in Hollywood and naturally a time for celebration. And our Hollywood socialites are planning any number of gay Easter parties tomorrow.

One of the smartest, undoubtedly will be, the buffet supper the beautiful Dolores Del Rio and her husband, Cedric Gibbons, are giving tomorrow evening at their Santa Monic home. For Dolores and Cedric are among filmdom’s most noted hosts and hostesses.

In the afternoon, a few friends a few friends are coming over early to play tennis. Dolores, who is one of the film colony’s best players, joining them in the game.

In the evening, this group will be augmented by an imposing list of filmdom’s elite, Dolores receiving her guests in a gorgeous pair of blue hostess pajamas.

Included in the list of those bidden to the party and Messrs. and Mms. Robert Montgomery, Irving Thalberg (Norma Shearer), Merian Cooper (Dorothy Jordan), Joel McCrea (Francis Dee), David Selznick, Frederick Marsh, Donald Ogden Stewart, Philip Barry and Wells Root.

The Countess Di Frasso, Gloria Swanson, Jean Harlow, Ann Alvarado, Virginia Bruce, Lili Damita, Betty Hill, Katherine DeMille, Maureen O’Sullivan, Gwili Andre and Jack L. Warner, Herbert Marshall, William Powell, Bert Taylor, William Brown, King Vidor, John Farrow, Gene Markey, Whitney de Rham, Willis Goldbeck, Dr. Carl Volmoeller and Errol Flynn.

The Del Rio-Gibbons home in modern times, or should I say less post-modern times:…

Like “Stepping Into a Dream”:

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — The Gibbons-Del Rio House: Like Stepping Into a Dream

Streamlined like the gorgeous Dolores herself

Gorgeous Mrs. Gibbons with future Mrs. Flynn, before either knew Errol, before he was “In”:

— Tim


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  1. David DeWitt

    April 20, 2019 at 12:22 am

    It must have been so much fun to among these special people in those long ago, wonderful days …

  2. David DeWitt

    April 20, 2019 at 3:06 pm

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  3. Gentleman Tim

    April 20, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Yes, they sure had racquets in those days, David – not to mention faces, legs, and other attributes you may have noticed! They ruled Old Hollywood.

    Then along came Flynn …

    • David DeWitt

      April 20, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      Gent, I am trying something new here but have not figured out how to get the thumbnails to not be here instead of full sized pics! WORK IN PROGRESS!

  4. shangheinz

    April 24, 2019 at 12:31 pm


    Marbelous post, Centrecourt Tim. Lil had the eye of the tigress when Errol gave another girl the eye. Married life with her was both thrill ride and racket. I wonder if Del Rio and Flynn had a fling going on when Lili flung a champagne bottle at him…