By a Special Representative
MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN, Irish-born film star, who arrived in England on Monday on the Queen Mary, to star with Robert Montgomery in MetroGoldwyn-Mayer's production at Denham of The Stars Look Down, arrived without her baby boy, Michael Damien, or hey husband, film director John Farrow.
" The doctor was not keen on little Michael Damien travelling such a long journey just now. He is only three months old to-morrow," Maureen told me. " But my husband, who has stayed to look after the baby, may bring him along when the international situation clears up.
"I don't know when I can get over to home at Killiney, as I am tied up choosing costumes for the new film, and shooting is scheduled for Monday next. It is expected to last eight weeks."
WITH Maureen has come her darkhaired, blue-eyed sister Sheila, who is ten years younger, and is the third of the family. Sheila, who is 18, left for Hollywood in April, following three months' study at the Abbey School of Acting in Dublin. Until last Septem
ber Sheila was at school. She is a brilliant pianist and piano-accordionist, and is a good tennis-player, swimmer and yachtswoman. She was given a film test in Hollywood which showed plenty of promise.
" But of several offers which she received," Maureen told me, " not one was exactly the right thing. Now she is going back to study with the Abbey School for at least another year. She is still very young," Maureen added.
SHEILA will stay with Maureen for some days in London. Their brother,
Mr Jack O'Sullivan, is in the King's Own Loyal Regiment at Aldershot,
Let Us Live, Maureen O'Sullivan's latest film, is showing at the Regal, and will be reviewed next week.
SCHOOLS' EVACUATION SCHEME
Prayer Books for Children
In connection with the Government's war-time evacuation scheme for school children in certain areas, a parish priest has been in communication with the Catholic Truth Society regarding the supply of several hundreds of the society's Simple Prayer Book, to be given to the Catholic children in the elementary schools of his parish in the event of evacuation becoming necessary and the children being thus removed from Catholic home and school influences.
This thought for the children and their faith is an idea which other Catholia schools in the evacuation areas might like to copy, and the Catholic Truth Society (38-40, Eccleston Square, London, S.W.1; telephone, Victoria 4392) will be glad to hear from parish priests or head masters or mistresses concerned.
The new journal, Voice, published by the New York Catholic Committee Against Anti-Semitism, has attained to a sale of 200,000 copies in its first issue. —C.P.