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1961_09_30--040_SP [Mother Is a Movie Queen]

40 THEE, IS A E QUEEN • THE FILM SIREN ACCEPTED A STARRING • ROLE ON BROADWAY- EV13 THOUGH SHE KNEW Sin BE A FLOP... BY LOUIS PAUL Mr. Al York, whose specialty was interviewing famous personalities, was completing an interview with Miss Lora Tremaine, one of Holly- Wood's most glamorous movie stars. Usually these interviews took place in the lady's boudoir. In this instance Miss Tremaine was seated primly in her library. "And so we can say," remarked Al as the tape recorder continued unraveling its reel, "that you've definitely decided to appear in a Broadway play this fall." "Yes, darling. And I'm terrified. I've never done anything like New Blood before. "Just one more shot. Would you. all. relax your limbs, Miss Tremaine?" said the photographer. "No leg pictures. Please. This is a dignified play, boys. Why do you think I insisted on being interviewed in my library? Only this morning my daughter Lily said, 'Mamma, it's time you gave up those awful sex roles and became a real actress.' " She firmly pressed the stop button of the tape recorder. "That's not all she said. She said, 'Mamma, someday they're going to nominate your bosom for an Academy Award, and that's the day I'll die of shame."' "And how old is Lily?" asked the interviewer. Lora smiled wryly. "Now that's a sneaky question." Seen this close up the star was every bit as alluring as the camera made her. She somehow managed to radiate a sort of illicit charm that was as Continued an Page 79


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