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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 01, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 14',
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knows that women's skirts are to be
longer, but I know WHY!"
The speaker was Florenz Ziegfeld,
Jr., impressario of feminine beauty.
"Since when have you been pos
acaari rf tho inner star.rets- of WOIH-
l n's fashions?" I asked him.
"I haven't," said ne, dui i Know
all about women's legs, and I know
society women who are bow-legged
aren't going to advertise the fact.
RAISING A CHILD TO
BY MRS. GEORGE BECH,
Mother of Zoe Rae, Highest Paid and
Most Famous Child Player
in the Movies-
For a baby to start at the bottom
now and work up to stardom in the
motion picture world would be a
hard struggle unless the child were
especially fitted for the work.
Of course, there must always be
a demand for all classes of children
in the movies, but the child that gets
past the "atmosphere" stage play
ing "extra" parts or acting as a piece
of scenery must have both photo
graphic and stage ability.
My advice to mothers would be to
keep their children out of the cinema
realm, unless it has been recognized
that their children have talent and
unless they have the funds to finance
- the career of their potential stars.
I am not saying this to discourage
ambitious parents, nor because I am
selfish and want to. keep all the
cream for myself. I am merely, try
ing to disillusionize those on the out
side who are blinded 'by the glamor
of the game. There is so much .to
contend with, so many obstacles to
surmount now that I did not haveito
cope with "when Zoe first started,
that it would be unjust not to inform
parents regarding them.
You. see, we were very lucky. Zoe
started when the picture business
was in its infancy. She achieved
her nrst fame at the old Biograph
studio in New York in "one-reelers."
"An English scientist says three of
every five women are bow-legged,
and he's Might," added Mr. Ziegfeld,
who probably has seen more wom
en's" legs thanany other man.
It's a gigantic task to assemble
the half-hundred girls of a Follies
chorus, he says, because of the thou
sands that apply every year, seven
eighths are either knock-kneed or
BEA MOVIE ACTRESS
Zoe Rae, Universabbaby star, the
highest paid child actress in motion
It was from this studio that all the1
great stars started. Since that time,
however, a tremendous transforma-,
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