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was his answer, which surprised me
until he explained why.
"Nothing pleases a motion picture
actor more than to sit in a picture
show and watch ajncture in which he
is featured and listen-to such com
ments as 'Isn't he terrible,' 'My, but
he looks desperate.' That always
makes us feel as if our efforts to
make-up and look the part of a real
villain have been successfuL"
"Won't you tell me how you make
up?" I urged.
"It may seem strange," he said,
"but a motion picture actor has to
be even more careful about his
'make-up' than an actor on the legi
timate stage. But we movie actors
aren't the only ones that must 'make
up' well. Girls 'make-up' every even
ing with powder puff and paint stick
to meet their beaux Business men
'make-up' with a happy smile and a
glad hand for their customers. We
movie folk 'make-up' with the paint
stick, crepe-hair and expressions."
"What is the very first thing you
do when you make up," I interrupted.
"I study my face and features in a
mirror. Then I try my best to make
myself look like the man whose char
acter I am to portray.
"Cold cream is the first thing ap
plied to the face and neck, and after
it is rubbed off with a cloth, a flesh
colored grease paint is rubbed into
the skin. I always take great pains
in making up my eyes so that they
will photograph well, for on the film
eyes express what lips cannot tell.
"A mustache or beard always
makes a person look older and is a
very simple disguise. Crepe hair is
used for facial foliage. It is applied
over a layer of spirit gum, pressed on
very firmly and trimmed carefully
with a scissors. Nothing looks worse
on a film than a scraggly looking
"I don't see how you can make
yourself look like an old man of
70," I questioned.
"That is all in the art of make
up," he replied. "To look old real
old I shadow my cheeks to make '
them look thin. I apply a foundation
color, then from the cheek line draw
a heavy line of maroon well toward
the nose and extend it to the corner
of the mouth. Over the first coating
I rub lightly a stick of heated gray
and blend carefully the same as be
fore. "The easiest way to look the part
of a villain and desperado, is to wear
a fierce, black mustache one that
turns down at the corners. To look
the part of a country lad, darken a
few front teeth and plaster your hair
down over the forehead. And, what
ever you do, always lay a knife be
tween your teeth when you're a
LEFT-OVER BITS OF MEAT MAKE
By Caroline Coe
A savory dish, and one that is eco
nomical too, may be prepared with
the beef left over from dinner, an egg
Put the meat in the grinder, using
the largest knife. To 2 cups of the
meat add 6 drops of onion juice and
the yolk of 1 egg, salt and pepper to
suit Mix all together and just be
fore ready to heat add the whites of
the egg that has been beaten to froth.
Fold this into the meat and shape
into little cakes not over half an inch
in thickness. Slightly dust each lit
tle cake with very fine crumbs and
saute quickly in butter heated to
golden brown color. ,
Serve with 1 tablespoon f butter -that
has been creamed withl table
spoon of lemon juice and 1 table
spoon of minced parsley.
WHERE'HE DREW THE LINE
"I don't mind her going to Reno
and getting a divorce," growled Pink-
ston, "and it's perfectly proper to
stick me for costs- but what I object
to is having to pay for her return
ticket. Seems to me her new hus
band ought to come in for that."
Judge. - "
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