Writing in 1939, this correspondent for STAGE MAGAZINE was amazed when he came to notice the overwhelming popularity enjoyed by all variety of American movie talent throughout the globe during the previous ten years:
"And the Movies: all them stories, all them fables, all them beautiful women, all them amazing children: Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney, Jane Withers, Jackie Searl, and the others. Even Europe in the movies is America. Even Charlie Chan is American. Even Mr. Moto is American. Even war in the movies is American, instead of neurotic. And the newsreels: the style of them, the energy and comedy of them: the imitativeness, the invention, and absurdity of them for the sake of comedy. America made these entertainers, and now, very naturally, they are making America."
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