We Nominate for Stardom — Aline MacMahon (1932) 🇺🇸
Motion Picture presents the coming stars — They’ll be your future favorites!
An unusual screen type, she has not yet played a heroine — but she is on the brink of stardom. You forget the heroine when Aline’s around!
Aline MacMahon — Warners-First National
Ever since the audience straggled out of the first preview of Five Star Final, in which Aline MacMahon played the lovelorn secretary, people have been asking, “Who is she?” In pictures filled with dazzling beauties and handsome men, her glamourous plainness stands out more startlingly than conventional blonde prettiness. At parties, men crowd around her, drawn by the subtle fascination of a complex, intellectual and somewhat mysterious personality.
“What do you think of domesticity?” a studio asked her. Happily married to Clarence Stein, famous New York architect, Aline made the answer, “It’s a good life. I think of it often.” In her year’s work in pictures, she has crossed the country six times to see her husband, while he has crossed five times to see her.
She is part Irish, part Scotch, part Russian Jewish — and the mixture of races shows in her thoughtful eyes, fine forehead and wide, generous mouth. She has few interests besides her husband and career, which started on Broadway and led to stardom there.
We Believe in Her
- Because she does not remind one of any other screen actress, but stands alone, unique.
- Because she can play anything from witty, glamourous charmers, as in “Once in a Lifetime,” to drab, unloved old maids.
- Because she makes a small part, such as that of the head nurse in “Life Begins,” stand out unforgettably.
- Because she is already known as a “picture-saver” and is in demand by all the studios.
- Because her success does not depend on a passing style of hair or profile, but on personality, so that she can go on acting for twenty years if she chooses.
Aline MacMahon and William Gargan are the seventh set of newcomers that Motion Picture has Nominated for Stardom. All twelve of their predecessors, who were hailed by this magazine before any other, are doing big things to-day.
George Brent is now co-starring with Ruth Chatterton in “The Divorce Racket.” Bruce Cabot is the hero of the sensational Kong. Ann Dvorak has just made two more hits in “Crooner” and “Three on a Match.” Dick Powell is stepping upward in the new Will Rogers picture, “Jubilo.”
Source: Motion Picture Magazine, November 1932