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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 21, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 20

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ACTRESS' RIGHT SWING PUTS
MATINEE IDOL OUT
Miss Jean Kirby.
Seattle, Wash.-r-The joke -is on
Dwight Meade, a matmee idol here.
And Miss Jean Kirby. the alluring
"vampire woman" m "A Fool There
Was," is the girl behind the joke
Meade plays the part of the ''Fool"
with exceptional finish and abihty.
During the course of the play, in
a perfectly theatrical and stake s.ort
of way, he gets real rough with Miss
Kirby. It is a part of his act to storm
around and say mean things and
"beat up" the woman who has made
a fool of him.
He had done it so often that he
began to believe it rather the natural
thing until recently.
It was a tragic night for the mati
nee idol.
After the play Meade met Miss
Kirby and the other players as they
stopped for a chat on the stage.
"Still a bit cross with me, eh?" he
said, jokingly. "Guess I'll have to
rough you a little more."
"I'd like to see you try it," banter
ed Miss Kirby.
Meade, in a friendly way, tried to
repeat his stage performance!
He was unlucky. One poke from
the right arm of Miss Kirby sent him
sprawling.
"It was all in fun," laughed Meade
and Miss Kirby afterward.
Miss Kirby gained her athletic
training at Notre Dame.where she
was amatehir tennis champion. She
is also an expert fencer and all
around athlete.
FASHION FADS
The Gladstone collar is not so un
like the Byron style. It stands up in
the back and rolls over a bit.
There is a rumor that the vogue of
the frill for the open neck will be sup
planted by the flaring linen collar.
The draping of the new skirt is to
be dropped sufficiently-to make a per
fectly even line around the hem.
Roman striped and plaided waist
coats are very smart, but with a suit
of light-colored fabric the flowered
waistcoat is prettier.
Young girls will we'ar white dresses
1 with really brilliant sashes.
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