Photoplay 1938 ~ Portrait with a French Accent, cont'd
He likes to tango.  He travels by air only when he has to.  His conversational English is surprisingly glib.
He plays golf badly and thinks Garbo's fame will live long after she leaves the screen.  He sings a horrible basso-profundo but only in the shower.

His suits are of only two colors -- blue and gray.  He does not like ice cream, and his one-word rule for happiness in marriage is "Compromise."

He has never had a nickname.  His wife is Pat Paterson, English actress.
He does not like baseball or football.  His eyes are brown.
He plays checkers and chess and never wears an undershirt.

He seldom catches cold.  His wife objects to his singing around the house. He hates to wear tails and opera hats.

He likes to stay up late nights... he abhors neckties and top hats -- that explains him in part; you won't really know him until you read this delightful pen profile...

His two best friends are Maurice Chevalier and Philip Heriat, the French novelist.   He shaves with a safety razor.   He is not gregarious by nature. His favorite book is a French novel called "Two Men," a study of friendship.   He does not like ham and eggs.   

He is a good driver and employs no chauffeur.   He never wears spats.   He likes to spend money. He thinks there is something strange about people who like caged birds in their homes.   He is a collector of fine books and numbers about three thousand in his library.  
He is very punctilious, has never owned a Rolls-Royce, and is not superstitious.

BOYER deplores the loss of the late Irving Thalberg and thinks his successor, whoever he may be, will be far below him in courage, imagination and aspiration.

He speaks with moderate gestures and his voice has a throaty quality.   He decries the numerous magazine digests and all shortcuts to culture.
Studying dialog comes easily to him.   He says he has "an indecent memory in French."
He has been happiest in Paris.
Eventually he would like to be a producer.   He thinks Hollywood has a vicious influence on marriage.

He is highly volatile.   He likes dogs and cats, and only wears socks of plain colors.   He would like to do the life of Molière on screen.
He does not like personal appearances, hamburgers, hot dogs, or long underwear.   He prefers American cigarettes and smokes them incessantly.   He thinks money important to happiness.

He doesn't like publicity about himself.   He is not very thrifty and is a bad businessman.   Though he dreams of someday leading a quiet, simple life, he knows that he could never stand it.
He believes a man should accumulate only enough money to provide him comfort and security.   He likes nightclubs, never collects souvenirs, and often likes to be alone.
He hates posing for still pictures and is always self-conscious.  


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