Some time back, although we know not when, a wise old wag glanced at the sun bleached bones that are strewn across the Santa Monica beaches and softly murmured a truth that was picked up by the winds and delivered to the waiting ears of all those who ever wanted to understand that region. The reflective words that this all-knowing buttinsky spake were these:
"Hollywood is where prom queens go to die"
- and this is the subject of the attached column from 1929. Seeing that thousands of lassies were drawn to Hollywood believing that all that was needed to succeed was a pretty face, this author pointed out that their education came at a cost. With the birth of the Talkies, this prognosticator surmised that the next surge of young lovelies would be made up of pretty girls with lovely speaking voices - and their futures were predictable.
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