We Nominate for Stardom — Randolph Scott (1932) 🇺🇸
Motion Picture presents the coming stars — They’ll be your future favorites!
When Paramount signed up Randolph, there was a rumor that he was to take Gary Cooper’s place. And then he was seen, here and there, with Lupe Vélez — and Hollywood wondered if he were going to take Gary’s place with Lupe, too. But Randolph, his studio, and Lupe all deny that such will be his future.
He’s a young Virginian, stands six feet two, and appeals to the local girls because he looks more like an outdoor man than an actor. He enters the ranks of the he-men stars in “Lone Cowboy.”
Randolph Scott — Paramount
Randolph Scott is the blond chap whom Mrs. Vincent Astor calls “the best-looking actor in Hollywood.” He was in Hollywood eight months before he was “discovered” — which, according to the best traditions, makes him good material for stardom.
He was playing the aviator in The Broken Wing on the local stage, when Paramount, the owners of the screen rights, spotted him. However, he was not seen in the picture — perhaps because the studio wanted to avoid romance rumors about Randolph and Lupe.
He has played in only two pictures— “Sky Bride” and “A Successful Calamity.” But Paramount is next going to star him in a series of outdoor epics by Will James, famous cowboy author. The first will be “Lone Cowboy.”
We Believe in Him
- Because Lupe has good taste in men, and Lupe admits that she likes Randolph.
- Because he has believed in himself enough to be undiscouraged by long postponement of his dramatic career.
- Because he is studying to fit himself for his chosen work, and not relying solely on the verdict of his mirror.
- Because he doesn’t look like an actor. Because he is going to get a chance to reveal his healthy wholesomeness in the Will James stories.
- Because he has the poise of a sport-loving Southerner.
Watch for Randolph in “Lone Cowboy.” You will see him often in our pages in the future.
As the leading magazine of the motion picture industry, we are here not only to write of stars already established — but to try to answer that always-intriguing question: “Who will be the stars of tomorrow?”
On this page, each month, we shall tell you of the newcomers who are heading for the heights. We shall give you tip-offs from our inside knowledge of what is going on at the studios, our own contacts with the newcomers, our frank talks with their employers, and our previews of their first pictures.
We want your comments on our candidates for stardom — Editor.
Source: Motion Picture Magazine, June 1932