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utes later Joel faced a good sized au
dience. He was encouraged as he
noted the eager and attentive expres
sion in the bright, cheerful faces be
He sang his -favorite song first.
There was some applause, not much.
It was when he began his oration
about "The Gladiator" that many of
the audience began to writhe. They
uttered no words. They simply
smiled, smiled, smiled. Then they
writhed. Two of them fell over in
"Did you see!" cVied Joel, as he
came back to Ned behind the scenes.
"You .could have heard a pin drop.
They were actually hypnotized into
attention and appreciation."
Ned nodded and smiled. Then, as
they reached their hotel, he let the
cat out of the bag.
"Joel," he said, "that was the only
audience I could arrange for. They
are inmates of an asylum."
"What kind of an asylum?" ques
"Deaf and dumb," replied , Ned.
"Those who couldn't hear, were so
amused with your pantomime that
they nearly had fits. Those who could
hear, weren't much, impressed with
the big voice, so "
Joel flushed. Then he got mad.
Then he said something about "an
unappreciative world," and vowed he
would let it go to pot! .
As to Ned, he took his friend home,
cured, of his "rare gift," and won' a
rarer one Winnie!
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
WHAT DAME FASHION IS UP TO
Her ladyship's hair has tumbled
down from its perch on top of her
head and now the nape of the neck is
, the correct place for the knot of hair.
Of course, an ornament, usually a
dagger-shaped pin, must be worn
with this low coiled hair dressing.
Hand bags are no longer "sensible"
. affairs in black leather. They are
more likely to be white kid in quaint
shapes, or white kid striped with
black patent leather.
With a hat of glazed cloth that is
rain proof, and washable, the- practi
cal girl no longer worries about the
weather, nor does she mind how
many umbrellas you borrow from
USED TO WRITE PHOTOPLAYS;
NOW SHE'S GOING TO ACT EM
m C 'vfrssaSH
Los Angeles. Nell Shipman a
new face card in the beauty pack!
She needs no introduction to the
film world, for she is one of the pio-
neer scenarioizers of the popular
noveL In fact, she made that nifty,
little job, the fashion among the,
"scenariowrights," who since have"
turned over a good many real coins
with the leaves' of said novels. n
Miss Shipman's photoplays ranki
her among the best scenario writers.
Because she claims the right to looks
as well as brains, picture producers
have made her a series of offers -to
join them as a player.
Choose bacon that has a thin rimf '
and with fat of a pinkish. w3ute