From a 1936 Lawlor Journal article, “In the High School”:
Cynthia DeMerce, Barbara Perry, Janet Lind, Frances Urban, Silvia Lang, and Dorothy Jackson were all seen to good advantage in Friday Nights Boulder Dam Parade.
From the November 19, 1936 Lawlor Journal:
BIOGRAPHICAL GLIMPSES by Robert Perrotti.
Boys here’s the life story of that little girl we all like so well. Her name of course is Cynthia DeMerce. She was born in Los Angeles on June 3, 1920. Her first school was Los Feliz Grammar, after which she attended Grant. She then came to Lawlor’s – this was eight glorious years ago. She starred in pictures from the age of 6 months till she was three. Starred in the stage version of “Ammilia and the Little Princess” at the Radio Playhouse . . Featured in “Romance in the Air” at the Columbia theatre in Frisco . . She was in Bob Gilbert’s dance Review. . worked at the Airport Gardens . . danced with Teddy Joyce at the Warner Bros. Hollywood Theatre . . danced with Hermes Pan (Astaire’s dance director) in the “Shim Sham Revue” . . has also danced in pictures. . . appeared on KMTR in “Wanted – – A Romance.” She is now rehearsing for a play with the March-Jason Stock Company.
Her loves have been many. Here are a few: Blank, Blink, Blinkety Blank and So-and-So. No, we weren’t afraid to print names. No, not you, Frank Poppolardo. Her present Sweetie Pie is Johnnie Roberts, brother of Lynn Roberts, young Republic contract player who is one of our peoples.
To use Cynthia’s own words: “Lawlor’s is a darn nice school.” She loves all her teachers … likes all her studies, with the exception of French, which she detests, as she is French.
P.S. – – She has just been elected our cheer leader!
From the December 3, 1936 Lawlor Journal:
HATS OFF TO – – Lawlorites Eric Efron, Ursula Deane and Cynthia DeMerce, for their grand performances in the second production, “The Birch Tree Bends.” Same for our dear friend Ursula March’s masterful direction.
From the February 11, 1937 Lawlor Journal:
HATS OFF TO – – Lawlorites Cynthia DeMerce, Margaret May, Eric Efron, and Ursula Dene, for their parts in Miss [Ursula] March’s latest play “They Met on Monday.”