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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 05, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 14',
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It will be a shock to many to find
that' a woman said to be a vampire
performs a scientific analysis on
men. The popular impression is
that she becomes submerged in the
turbulence of her own emotions the
instant she meets-ja. man who at
tracts her. If this were-true how dis
astrous it would be.
I have been asked many times,
"What is your ideal type, of man?"
LTp to this minute I have never
answered that question. v
" But I have found that - my ques
tions, unanswered, have blazoned to
the world atTieast six different types
of men for whom Theda Bara has
expressed a vampirish admiration!
And oh, what terrible, freakish men
they were. ' ,
It is about time a vindication of my
ostensibly atrocious taste in men be,
forthcoming and here it 1b:
1 have yet to meet my ideal man.!
But I -will paint him 'for you as I
see him and cherish him in my
heart in the hope that some day I
will know him.
I shall look, first, at his eyes. They
must be kind, with a gentle light ra
diating from them. , But the light
must at times, condense, and burn
with a glow that speaks of -many fifes
"that are hidden.
Next his mouth. Ido' notJlke
small .mouths nor full-lipped olies
in men. And when he smiles the joy
of that smile must travel to his eyes.
I distrust those who smile with the
hps only. r
He must have streffgth. Not' the
blustery, too-evident strength tiat is
merely a pugilistic attrihute. 'Real
strength, which comes from a mental
LITTLE MISS SIMPLICITY
power that dominates a body which is
able to. fill its mandates. r
And he must have a great capacity
to enjoy little things-r&nd seek out .
the good points in the dispositions of ,
his friends rather than pounce upon
I want him to be fond of all sports
-'-because I am not I want him to.
possess the gift of making friends
easily because I "do not I want him ;
to maintain an unrestricted monar- '
chy in'my heart. If he is capable of '
that he is my Ideal man.
You see, his complexion does not
matter. He ?nay be fair or dark.
Whether his hair curls pr is straight
v isn't even the tiniest factor in my
estimate of him. Also, he $eed not
follow the conventions in dress if he
doesn't 'want to. ' '
As 1 have said, I do not think he
exirts. And I am not looking for him.
I .do not go about with a hungry
gleam in my eye. I am not a feminine
Diogenes. Because I know, as sure
ly as I know anything, that some day,
Destiny, without my aid, is going to
dross our paths. . -
THEDA BARA'S IDEAL MAN
His eyes must radiate gentle
light Color does not count
Must not have small or -full-lipped
Must like sports and make
friends easilyk -
' Must havd strength that comes
from mental power.
Must maintain unrestricted
monarchy of my heart
Complexion, hair and .clothes
do not count " . -.'
SETS STYLES FORA
LITTLE WOMEN'S HAIR
BY BETTY BfcOWN bobbing their hair for ever so lonfc.
but as you note in tne lower picture. .
it is not clipped quite to short as
when; the style was new. - x
If she is 12 or 14her hair Is allow
ed to grow, of course, but is arranged '
- Little Miss Simplicity sets the hair
dressing styles for our small sisters
.of the schoolroom.
If she is a very little girl she bobs
her hair just as little girls. have been.