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EVERY GIRL CAN BE A VENUS DANCE
EXERCISE, BEAUTY ADVISES
BY EMILY ILLINGWORTH
The first of six articles written es
pecially for The Day Book by the fa
mous dancer hailed by public and
critics as the modern-day Venus and
the "Pavlowa of America."
Study yourself and your ideal.
Every girl, every "woman may pos
sess a figure that will comply with
the measurements of the Venus de
Milo if she will dance and follow the
proper form of physical exercise.
Through dancing and the physical
exercises I shall describe in these ar
ticles I have developed a figure art
ists and sculptors have declared is
"the perfect modern figure."
THE REASON THEV NEVER!
CAUGHT ME 15 BECAUSE ,
THE POINT OF THE HOOK
IS TOO BIG FOR MY MOUTH
In J S f ,l.
A fish said to resemble a silver half
dollar, also a white poker chip, which
has recently been sent from Florida
to the New York aquarium, has a
head about the size of a pin.
No man knows what it is to be a
woman and-ie is glad of it.
And "the perfect modern figure"
I possess measures the same as that
of the Venus De Milo in practically
I have seen girl after girl develop
from the ungainly, untrained figure
of the modern American girl to the
world's ideal of womanly beauty
It is essential that you study your
self and your ideal. From your ideal,
no matter whether from a plaster
cast or from the measurements I will
give, you must learn your defects
the points to be remedied.
Compare the lines of your body
with that of your ideal. Carry in
your mind a mental picture of the
most beautifully proportioned wom
an, for part of your success will rest
on your ability tQ see wherein lies the
beauty of the Venus de Milo.
If you are taller or shorter, you
must work to build a figure whose
dimension will be in the same ratio to
each other as are the Venus de
If you are too stout or too thin,
consider whether you must resort to
diet as well as exercise. If you think
a diet is also necessary, consult your
No one knows how the Greek
woman who posed as the model for
the statue of Venus, found on the
Island of Melos in 1S20, atttained her
figure nor how she preserved it.
But I can assure you:
She followed a sane diet, which
made noprovision for candies or ice
She did not slump into a heap
when she sat down.
She knew how to relax properly
when lying down.
She did not allow every little thing
to worry her.
She did not wear high-heeled
She did not mold herself out of
shape with corsets.