Ella Cinders

[51 minute long version]

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The Cinders residence in
  Roseville - where the
  first bowl of wax
bananas appeared on an
 American sideboard.

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"ELLA!"

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"ELLA!"

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"ELLA!"

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Ella Cinders, the step-
 daughter who slaves
 for the entire family.

... COLLEEN MOORE

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Ella's father was the
  second husband Ma
  Cinders had talked
to death.

Ma Cinders
          .... Vera Lewis

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"I'm sorry, Mam - -
 you told me to clean
    the furnace."

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Ma's first husband had
  been Alonzo Pill,
  author of "Follow
the Swallow" - -
and Prissie Pill.

Prissie Pill
           .... Emily Gerdes

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Lotta Pill - - Always
  anxious to look her
  best and the best
is none too good.

Lotta Pill
            .... Doris Baker

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"Hurry up and fix my
     breakfast."

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Waite Lifter, Ella's best
  friend and champion.

       . . . Lloyd Hughes

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"You're shiftless, lazy -
 like your father was
 'til the day he died.
 I was a fool to marry 
         him!"

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"It's a darned shame -
 the way they treat you."

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Every second Thursday,
  the Pollyanna Club met
  at the Cinders' home -
and cheated one another
       at cards.

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"Who could represent
 Roseville in Hollywood
     like Lotta?"

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In that contest lay a way
  out - Ella decided it
  was time to act - and
to act she must get that
          book.

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Those photos for the
  contest cost three
  dollars - so for three
evenings Ella minded the
neighbors' kids - at one
    dollar per mind.

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When Ella got into her
  best clothes for the
  photographer, six
moths laughed 'til they
         died.

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"I'm sorry, sir - -"

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"You'll be sure to get
 my photo to the judges
       on time?"

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The Night of the Ball,
  Ma Cinders and the
  two Pills were going.
So were Ella's last fond 
        hopes.

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"They wouldn't let me
   go to the Ball."

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"Well, Ella, I'll take you."

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"I'm sorry - I - I haven't
    anything to wear."

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"Nonsense! Wear one
 of their dresses!"

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Later - at the ball given
  to pick the winner
    of the contest.

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"Now will all the pretty
 girls just leave all the
 nice boys - and line up
 pretty here by the
    platform - -"

28
"Oh, dear me - yes -
 Miss Lotta - one of the
        Pills -"

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By morning, Ella had
  decided to try for a
  fresh start - under
  a new roof.

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"I can place you right
 away with the loveliest,
 sweetest woman in 
     town - -"

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"I'll teach you not to
       run away."

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"You put her up to that
 funny business at the 
   Ball last night."

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"Your daughter has
 won the Contest,
  Mrs. Cinders."

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"Lotta -- Lotta -- !"

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"She's not the one."

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"But Prissie wasn't in
     the Contest."

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"I have no other
    daughter."

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"Ella -- Ella!"

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"Miss Cinders, I am
 pleased to announce
 that you are the winner
 of our Movie Contest."

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"Enclosed please find the
 cash prize and your
 ticket to Hollywood."

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"Now, Miss Cinders -
 I suggest a speech -"

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"I'm sorry - but I'm
      so happy!"

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"Do you mean to say
 this won the prize?"

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"Beauty means nothin'.
 We firemen see the
 best-lookin' wimmin at
 their worst. The movies
 needs newer and funnier
        faces."

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"You're a lot of cheaters -
   cheaters - cheaters!"

46
"Why, you old Eaglebeak -
 you tried to vamp me all
 over the place - so Lotta
       could win!"
 
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"They're making fun
     of me - -"

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"Not everyone can make
 people laugh, Ella. It's a
 great thing - making
    people happy."

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Outfitted by the Roseville
  merchants - all ready
  for Hollywood - Ella
was willing to let bygones
      be hasbeens.

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"I came in to say
   goodbye, Ma."

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A crowd gathered at
  the station to bid
  Ella "bon ami".
But where, oh where,
    was Ella?

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"You've been so wonderful
 to me, Waite - I'll never
     forget you - -"

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"I'm sorry, sir - - that
      I'm late - -"

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After the State of Colorado -
  came the State of
  Amazement.
Ella never expected to have
a whole car to herself.
She spent the second day
dreaming of Hollywood.

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Hollywood - the knicker
  district of Los Angeles -
  seat of the bosom
heaving industry of America.

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"I'm Ella Cinders, the
 beauty contest winner."

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"I'll keep your secret -"

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Resolved to follow the
  road to Fame and
  never count the 
cost, Ella taxied to the
       studio.

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"I'm Ella Cinders, the
 Roseville Contest 
      winner."

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"You poor child. That
 contest was run by 
 a couple of sharpers.
 They've been arrested."

58
"Maybe you'd be better
 off back home - -"

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"I - - I can't go back.
 The whole town would
     laugh at me."

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For days Ella haunted
  studio gates - eating
  less than an ant at
an Armenian picnic -
   but still game.

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"I'm Ella Cinders, the
 beauty contest winner.
 I'd like a job, please."

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"They're after me, too!"

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"Is that girl ready for
     this scene?"

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"We're all set - I've told
 her just what to do."

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"Help - please - a lion -"

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"No - no - it's your baby
 that's burning up - -"

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"I'm sorry, sir - but
   it's a lion - -"

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"She's been trying to
 crash the gate all day."

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"She's working in this
       picture."

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"I've never worked in
 pictures - I just sneaked
   into the studio - -"

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"I'm Ella Cinders, the
 Roseville Contest 
      winner."

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"Well, you win the red
 apple. You can radio
 Roseville that you'll be
  in my next picture."

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An Iceman's Home -

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"Dad, I'm leaving for
 Hollywood tomorrow."

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"First you disgrace me
 by turning iceman and
 now you've fallen head
 over heels in love with
       a nobody!"

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"She's read that story
 in the papers - and
 she's out to trick you
 and trim me. Tell her
 you're broke - and see
     how she acts."

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"You're all wrong about
 her, Dad. Anyway, I'm
  going to Hollywood."

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But Tragedy continued
 to haunt poor Ella -

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"Great work, Miss Cinders -
 we've decided to give you
  a long term contract."

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When the news reached
  Roseville - -

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"Well, it takes firemen to
 pick 'em - Ella sure is
 makin' Roseville more
 than a fly spot on any
          map."

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The scenes for Ella's
  next picture were
 "shot" far from the
studio - but Ella was
quite "at home" in
     her part.

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"You said that train
  didn't stop here!"

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"Why didn't you let
 me know you were
     in want?"

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"I'm sorry - you see, I'm
 dressed for a part in a
      picture - -"

86
"Get a new star to do
 your scrubbing - we're
 going to get married."

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And later on, a new
  iceman came to
    Hollywood.

THE END


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