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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 14, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 12',
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IF LIFE IS LUXURY, NOT NECESSITY, COST OF
LIVING IS $600 PER WEEK
Los Angeles, Cal., March 12. Miss
Anna Held, famous Parisian actress,
said recently that one' can, if one
tries very hfard, live on $600 a week.
But later she said that this was a
"ver' ver' hasty and inaccurate state
ment" based on her expenditures of
the previous week, totaling $610
very light, she said.
When Miss Lenore Peters, a hum
ble show girl but nevertheless tal
ented and ambitious heard about it
"Well, when you keep 14 humming
birds and three Pekingese spaniels
arid take milk bathB, it surely costs
a lot to live.
"But somehow, T manage to live
within my salary, and, if pressed, I
will admit that it isn't $600 a week
"Of course, you understand that
living to Miss Held or any -other pro
fessional beauty is a luxury, not a
necessity. They would merely exist
if they could not have all those things
that, to a show girl, seem the height
"Probably Miss Held's retinue of
servants costs her half her salary,
but a chorus girl soon learns to maid
herself and do it Tvell.
"Perfumes, beauty doctors, deli
cate foods and automobiles are other
items. Now -I, for one, detest per
fumes. I prefer flowers. And I save
there. I love to walk it, fceeps me
from getting fat. So I don't use
autos. Miss Held tips lavishly. I
usually wait on myself; I believe in it
for the saving.
"It is all a matter of forming luxur
ious habits and simmers down to the
proposition of whether living is a 'lux
ury' or a 'necessity with you."
. Infatuated youth in Paris was sent
to an asylum because he waylaid'
and kissed Mile. Polaire, "the ugliest
woman in the world." Why an in
sane asylum? Love is blind.
Lenore Peters, ciever show girl,