When a movie actor can make a picture, talk and see his audience at the same time — that ‘s something out of the world of tomorrow. Here’s Adolph [sic] Menjou doing just that, in the A.T. & T. exhibit at the New York World’s Fair after his lucky number had come up and he’d won a free long distance call to the director of his next picture in Hollywood.
“Everybody’s listening in and it’s just like telephoning from a goldfish bowl,” he’s telling David Butler, R.K.O. director.
This text is from the reverse side of a publicity photo from the 1939 World’s Fair. Adolphe Menjou was a prolific film actor in the early 20th century, appearing in films including The Three Musketeers (1921) and A Star is Born (1937). And what a mustache!
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