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'1 JUST TRIED TO BE 'DOROTHY,' NATURALLY"
BY IRENE ESTELLE HOUGH
'(The most beautiful telephone oper
ator in America)
Well, it's done!
I have acted in a "movie" play. I
wasn't frightened one bit. They con
siderately offered to clear the big
studio stage of everybody but the
actors working in my scene and the
director and photographer. But I said
it wasn't necessary. I felt, after
meeting all the well-known stars and
laughing and talking with them, that
I was quite at home.
So they all stayed and many of
them watched me rehearse. Gerda
Holmes took me to her dressing room
and fixed up my face so it would
have more expression under the
SCHOOL CHILDREN'S BODIES
MUST BE CAREFULLY CLOTHED
Children are apt to be clothed too
warmly. Homes and schoolrooms
alike are too warm. Therefore, me
dium weight dresses and underwear
are best. Feet must 1e kept dry.
When necessary see that the child
wears rubbers. Wet, cold feet very
quickly affect the circulation and al
low the germs of disease to start an
attack. In summer, if possible, allow
the child's feet to expand and
strengthen without the aid of hin
drance of shoes.
Have shoes fitted as carefully as
you can and give the toes a chance
to grow, no matter what the prevail
ing style may be. Proper heels and
suitable arch support also to be
sought. Warmer shoes and stockings
for the child in school are needed
than in those days when windows
were kept rigidly closed and fresh air
Latest imported dance step is the
"Lulu Fado." You show less of your
knees than in the older ones, but it's
a lulu just the same.
fierce green glare of the powerful
Then we rehearsed. I sat at a
switchboard and worked it in the
usual way. Mr. Washburn was called
upon to "talk" with me. He was my
boss in the picture. Then I heard
Mr. Totten say, "Camera," and we
began to go through our parts. At
the first "click" I felt a trifle nervous,
but just- concentrated my mind on
what I was doing, and the rest was
easy. The second scene was easier,
though I heard them say it was "40
feet." Then I stood before a velvet
curtain and bowed to an audience.
You will see this when the iilm is
shown. It's my introduction to the
public as an actress.
And I have had such a fine time in
"I had a dreadful scare with the
manager. I gave him thoroughly to
undertsand I wouldn't walk on the
stage half dressed."
"Fine! I admire your spunk. Did
you win out?"
"Yes, completely. He let me add
this feather to my hat"