Many film fans to whom the legitimate theater is as unknown as the real meaning of Technocracy are saying today, “Who is that fellow Leslie Howard? Where did he come from?” I saw him before he came, quietly, unobstrusively, but with unfailing precision knocking off one outstanding performance after another. As if in contrived contrast to many barriers which blocked his way to the coveted electric lights over the legitimate theater, the ball of picture fame started rolling after one or two rather dubious pushes.
Elsie Janis (1933)
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