By E. J. Fleming
Paul Bern, recognized through the motion picture company as "Hollywood's Father Confessor," earned a name for being a devoted and supportive buddy and for changing into one in all MGM's most beneficial and artistic administrators. After his dying, even though, he was once stated to have grown so depressed and despondent over his personal obvious sexual inadequacies that he dedicated suicide, and he will be denounced for trying to rape his new bride Jean Harlow. during this biography, the writer uncovers startling new proof and argues that MGM knew the genuine tale of Bern's death--that an estranged, mentally unwell common-law spouse murdered him. MGM understood that the sooner wife rendered Bern's marriage to Harlow, its fastest-rising megastar, ambiguous if now not bigamous, so the studio staged a suicide and launched into a truly public tarnishing of his reminiscence. integrated are ninety three infrequent pictures, many misplaced for many years, in addition to 3 appendices studying the handwriting on an alleged suicide word and Bern's will and property.
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Just the other side of High Park was the hamlet of Swansea and the Conness-Till facility. Toronto probably reminded Paul of Wandsbek and the park-like German cities of his youth. Trams snaked down the middle of wide boulevards, there were dozens of lovely parks and the city had deﬁned ethnic neighborhoods offering a taste of Europe. 6 The area around Paul’s Queen Street house was a checkerboard of even more tightly packed ethnic enclaves. A mile to the east, Queens Street was the middle of Claretown, the Irish neighborhood.
A six-story apartment building stands where Paul and Dorothy lived but in 1914 it was a short walk to Swansea where Conness-Till made movies. Swansea’s hilly terrain, dense woods and winding roads probably also reminded Paul of Germany. The Photo Play Contest brought in 500 story entries from Toronto alone, and during the fall Conness-Till made several newsreels, ﬁlming a rugby match and then Prime Minister Robert Borden reviewing the 2nd Canadian Regiment in their lakefront encampment and maneuvers at the Toronto Exhibition Grounds.
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