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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 06, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 17',
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clothes to the crown jewels and a
wisp of gauze. Not one of the three
was thin; they were inclined to
plumpness. And their "hanks of hair"
were luxuriant and glossy.
I am called the vampire of the
screen. My rags are donned pur
posely, when a William Fox scenario
j calls for them; my bones are covered;
and my hair is not a hank I will not
have it called so.
What,, then, is the most vital char
acteristic of the vampire in real life?
1 will tell you what it is. Her eyes.
I have seen vampire eyes in the
face of an ingenue, and vampire eyes
in the deeply-chiseled wrinkles of the
grandmother. And it is my eyes,
more than anything else in my per
sonal appearance or character , that
have blazoned me to the world as
"the vampire of the screen."
But what of the vampires who
boasted of dimpled chins, roseleaf
complexions and a complete vocab
ulary of baby talk?
What of DuBarry, Ninon de YEn
clos, Helen of Troy, Nell Gywn and a
host of others, none of whom would
present even a family resemblance
to the tubercular heroine of Mr. Kip
Because DeBarry did not put cya
nide in Louis' bouillon, does not ob
literate the fact that she put France
on the verge of bankruptcy and mas
sacred its laws.
That Helen of Troy did not pet
snakes, does not acquit her of the
crime of bloody wars waged for her
I have known women, swarthy, sin
uous, with tragic eyes and vivid lips
j and the hearts of little children. I
have known girls with rosebud
mouths and limpid, violet eyes and
the-hearts of criminals.
We cannot group and ticket our
vampires as we would our collections
of picture postcards because they
are branded on their hearts not their
Who, then, shall can me a vam
SCRAMBLED CANDIDATES CAN
YOU UNSCRAMBLE THEM?
Here are the scrambled photos of
two men mentioned as candidates
for the presidency of the United
States. Can you unscramble them?
Cut the strip into six separate pieces,
then paste them on cardboard in
their proper places.
Bullets may kill thousands flies
tens of thousandSj .