A Tree Grows in B'klyn in Film Premiere

"A Tree Grows in B'klyn" in Film Premiere ROXY TO SHOW THE MUCH-DISCUSSED BETTY smith novel The world premiere of Betty ffi.^T^OrW. in Brook-*Zr which hw been announced for Sporty for...

...He will be joined by Betty Smith, herself, who is in New York now awaiting the occasion...
...James Dunn, Who plays ths rols 0f "Johnny Nolan* in the pic-tariiation of Betty Smith's beet-taUing noeal...
...Louis D. Lighton was the producer of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" and Leon Shamroy, ASC, is credited with the photography...
...BIG* SHOW COMING TO CAPITOL THEATRE One of Brosdwsy's most exciting, and most important stars in person stage show in over a decade, has been captured for the Capitol Theatre to start Thursdsy, March 1. Designed to match in greatness the accompanying world premiere of MGM's famous Oscar ilde story, "The Picture of Dorian Gray," the "in isisew" program is s triple-headline event, boosting such big-name lures as Lena Home, exotic screen enchantreas whose torrid songs and beauty swiftly rocketed bar to stardom...
...Dorothy McGuire will be seen as Katie Nolan, James Dunn as Johnny Nolan, Joan Blondell, a ¦stive of Brooklyn herself, as Aunt Sissy, Peggy Ann Garner as Fraueie and Ted Donaldson as Neeley...
...He went to Hollywood for the job with a record of such Broadway stage productions to his credit as "One Touch of Venus," "Harriet" and "Jacobowsky and the Colonel...
...Robert Walker, young m*mw an rnnm uii|ivi, 'Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" and "Sine* You Went Away," an "extra sddad attraction," will offer s one-man comedy-drama, as the third headliner...
...Before the picture went into production more than 160,000 letters had been received, and strangely enough many suggested the very players who were eventually csst in the parts...
...in Brook-*Zr which hw been announced for Sporty for Twentieth-Centnry-ttP%Sfch U celabrattat it...
...To these, the msn-agement hss added Paul Regan, hilsrious satirist of "Meet the People...
...When it was first announced that Twentieth Century-Fox had bought the book for pictures, letters began to pour into the company's Hollywood studios suggesting who should be csst for the familiar characters in the picture...
...will come to New York from Hollywood for the event...
...Officer McShane will be portrayed by Lloyd Nolan and James Gleason will be seen as McGarrity, the saloonkeeper...
...Not since "Gone With the Wind" baa there been so much interest in amotion picture ss thst shown for ĽA Tree Grows in Brooklyn...
...A Tree Grows in B'klyn" in Film Premiere ROXY TO SHOW THE MUCH-DISCUSSED BETTY smith novel The world premiere of Betty ffi.^T^OrW...
...and The Garcias, famous , South American dance stylists...
...Xavier Cugat...
...multiple talented rhumba king with his Orchestra and his own festured entertainers .will provide another pillar of attraction...
...Sm "A Tree Grows fn Brooklyn" ST been desirnsted ss one of the Stsnr't thirtieth anniversary Stures it wss decided by company ttfjeial* to make the celebration at the Roxy a forerunner to the national observance which will take pises in theatres throughout ths eountry dozing April...
...The novel from which the picture was adapted has sold more then two snd a half million copies snd stands high among the six bestsellers of sll time...
...Jurtieth snniversary this year...
...The picture marks Elia Kazan's debut as a motion picture director...

Vol. 28 • February 1945 • No. 8


 
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