Celebrated Personalities

07 Mar

March 6, 1938

Los Angeles Examiner

Filmdom’s Elite Will Attend Reception for Mrs. Payson

Each year the Santa Anita racing season augments the number of our celebrated personalities by bringing other celebrities of the cosmopolitan world to sojourn a while in our fair village. Salient among them is the engaging Mrs. Joan Whitney Payson. And when Kendall and Lewis Milestone entertain today at cocktail time at their Beverly Hills home , she will be the party’s honored guest.

Among the illustrious cocktail sippers they’ll be Jessica and Richard Barthelmess, Ronald Colman and Benita Hume, the Bert Allenbergs, Winifred and Warner Baxter, Carole Lombard and Clark Gable, te Phil Bergs, the John Hay Whitneys, Hope and Louis Lighton, te C.V. Whitneys, Miriam Hopkins and Anatol Litvak, Rouben Mamoulian, Joan Bennett, the Nigel Bruces, Pat Patterson and Charles Boyer, Dixie and Bing Crosby.

Jean Negulesco and Binnie Barnes, the William Goetzes, Kay and John Cromwell, Constance Bennett, Gilbert Roland, Eddie Sutherland, Tala Barell, Bruce Cabot, Whitney Bourne, Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell, the Miriam Coopers, Mary Astor and Manuel Campo, Heather Thatcher, George Cukor, Ouid and Basil Rathbone, Tim Durant, Marlene Dietrich, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Lili Damita and Errol Flynn, Kay Francis, Whitney de Rham, Eddie Duchin, the Samuel Goldwyns, Janet Gaynor and Tyrone Power.

Also the Georg Fitzmauriees, Alfred Vanderbilt, Anita Loos and John Emerson, Christopher Dumphy, Dr. Harry Martin and Louella O. Parsons, Delmar Daves, the Lawrence Foxes, Cesar Romero, Ethel Merman, Harry Evans, Sally and Norman Foster, Winston Frost, Fransces Marion, Cary Grant, the Howard Hawks, Edmund Golden, theCourtland Hills, Alma and Frank Morgn, Vivian and Ernst Lubitsch, Andy Lawlor, Due de Verdura, Elizabeth Meyer, Ann and Jack Warner.

The Mervyn LeRoys, the Ainsworth Morgans, Sue and Chester Morris, the Bob Montgomerys, the Walter O’Keefe’s, Julie and George Murphy, David Niven, Florence Rice, Jean Arthur and Frank Rice, the Wells Roots, Wesley Ruggles, Virginia Bruce and J. Walter Rubent.

The David Selznicks, Loretta Young, Robert Riskin, the Grantland Rices, the Myron Selznicks, Fay Wray, Gregory Ratoff, Virginia and Daryl Zanuck, etc.

Ann Sheridan, Errol and Lewis Milestone on the Set of Edge of Darkness

The pioneering Joan Payson, the first woman to own a Major League baseball team (and win a Pennant and World Series.) Here with Tom Seaver, Bud Harrelson and Nancy Seaver.

— Tim


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