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Edwina Booth, star of Trader Horn (MGM, 1931)

For the past couple of weeks in the Provo, Utah, Daily Herald, D. Robert Carter has been laying out the highly entertaining life of Edwina Booth, a Provo-born actress who found stardom in the 1931 movie Trader Horn. Part one: Hollywood star began her life in still-standing Provo house, including mysterious divinations by a gypsy naming her “a child of destiny.” Part two: Edwina Booth’s fast and fateful rise to stardom, in which she is discovered by Hollywood star-makers on a Santa Monica beach. The most entertaining installment, discussing the travails of filming in Africa, is part three: Edwina in Africa: Cameras roll and crocodiles snap.

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Grant Barrett