The November 7 1934 edition of the Toronto Daily Star is a good source for movie-related articles. Here’s the first one – an ad for a movie starring Helen Hayes.
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) was Ms. Hayes’ first major film role after appearing in a couple of silent films, and she started her career off with a bang, winning the Academy Award for Best Actress. Despite this recommendation, What Every Woman Knows was a failure at the box office – it took in $502,000, losing $140,000. Ms. Hayes had been in eight films between her Oscar-winning performance and this one, so she was no longer a novelty.
The same issue of the Daily Star included a two-page photo spread on Hollywood, and Ms. Hayes appears here too, as she was voted the screen’s most talented actress:
Helen Hayes (1900-1993) went on to have a long and distinguished career, becoming one of the few performing artists to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony award.