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the brain can be called in to direct a '
love campaign and carry it to suc
cess. Competition puts an edge on every
thing. It is the breath of life to me.
I thrive on it. When the threadbare
code, "All's fair in love and -war,"
was written, the -writer had legiti
mate competition in mind.
I promised in my last article to tell
of a dilemma I found myself in once,
when I became oblivious to my sur
roundings while playing a vampire
role. As-it bears directly on compe
tition that is not legitimate, this is
an appropriate place to introduce it.
In one of my first pictures the plot
gave me three lovers; one a young
musician who was to appear in only
three scenes of one reel. The direc
tor engaged a young man who
looked like a musician from the "ex
tras" who are always to be found
around picture sudios.
He was delighted with his part
the first he had ever played, by the
way and the day we had rehearsed
sufficiently and were ready to "take"
he brought his wife to the studio so
ghe might see him act
My stage business was to bid him
a tense, passionate farewell My re
hearsals had been rather mild for
me. But the click of the camera al
ways puts me on my mettle. I let
myself loose in that scene.
Suddenly a scream of rage crashed
through the quiet of the studio. A
small dowdily dressed figure cata
pulted toward me and fastened wild
fingers in my carefully, coiffed hair.
It was the poor little wife vho had
come to see her husband act and
who didn't know that acting was
supposed to have at least a sem
blance of reality.
That poor little woman must have
thought me a love pirate, indeed!
Monday I shall tell you why I
learned to swim why a vampire
MUST know how!
Carlysle Blackwell and Arthur Asn
ley have signed with World Film.
STYLE'S THE WORD IN SPORTS
By Betty Brown.
Where is the dowdy young person
in sweater coat and short wide skirt
who used to be so prominent on the
tennis court? You'll look for her in
vain, for though she still swings a
racket she has learned to "play the
game" of dressing for the occasion.
It was not on the tennis court but
in the studio of Mme. Caroline of the
Fashion Art League of America that
I discovered the typical 1916 sports'
suit jacket of red diagonal silk
serge, white leather belt and collar,
and boxpleated skirt of white serge
banded with red.