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a plump, oval-shaped face and plenty
Jottings from the mental notebook
of Henry McRae, director-general of
Any one who has ever been around
the unique film center- set in the hills
behind Cahuenga pass had had a
glimpse of genial-faced, jolly McRae,
the producer of the big wild animal
stuff camerized on the ranch.
Stopping a second, now and then,
between scenes of a big railroad pic
ture, the man who seems to carry the
good luck sign around wherever-he
goes told a few things most folks do
not know about picture types for the
"The most astounding thing about
the pictures," he said, "is the fact
that quite often the prettiest face
won't 'get over' in the film. It is very
hard, sometimes, to make girls who
have the reputation of, being beauti
ful understand when we tell them
they won't photograph.
"An oval face is 50 per cent better
than any other style.
'Dark eyes large and well set, not
ovprhung by the fleshy part of the
brow are usually much finer than
blue eyes or gray eyes, although there
are exceptions to the rule.
j'The blonde stands a better chance
to show up well on the screen than
the brunette for the simple reason
tnat black is a dead color.
"Strange, but true, that supposed
ly ideal cupid bow mouth is not as
good as the 'mouth with thicker lips.
The cupid mouth must be made up."
"And if you have all these features,
is it certain you will be a successful
moving picture player?" Director
McRae was asked.
"Gracious, no," he replied. ''There
is one other great essential EX
PRESSION." His leading woman in many of his
best pictures has been Marie Wal
camp, who demonstrates in many
ways the type of girl who finds it pos
sible to climb to the top of the tree
and wear the nameof-STAR,
WHATS A BILLION TO HER?
MRS. LIONEL WARREN '
She's the only member of the Anglo-French
"billion-dollar loan" com
mission now in America who isn't the
least bit interested in finances. She's
the only woman traveling with the
commission and she's more interest
ed in shops than banks. She's travel
ing companion to her father, Sir Ed
ward Hopkinson Holden of the com
SOME SMART ALECK WILL'
A rocking chair that will murmur
"Step to the right!" when you are
about to fall over it in the dark.
An electric collar button that will
automatically light up when it es
capes you and disappears under the
A jitney bus that will become a fly
ing machine. when it finds itself in
danger of running into anything.
A latchkey with' a magnet attach
ment that will invariably find the key
hole. A square-brimmed straw hat that
may blow off, but will not roll away.
The only excuse for war -Is, the
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