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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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In the meantime, however, Ine
Balboa Co. has discovered another
wonder child in Gloria Joy, and is
going right ahead making "Mary
Sunshine" films "till the cows come
home," also, with Little Gloria dis
pensing the sunshine. Here's what
H. M. Horkheimer, president of the
Balboa Co., says about it:
" 'Little Mary Sunshine is a brand
name duly patented by my company.
No other concern hasi the fight to
produce photoplays under that'title.
The fact that Douglas Is featuring
the child who was the original Sun
shine star makes no difference. We
will prevent by federal injunction the
exhibition of any 'Little Mary Sun
shine photoplay not manufactured
by ourselves."
Fashions have responded
instantly to the declaration of war.
Shops are full of dainty things for
women to wear that will express the
patriotism of the wearer. The red,
while and blue dominates hats, veils,
stockings, gloves and gowns. The
Stars and Stripes have been woven
into the fabric of the new spring
From top to toe, Milady of Fashion
can find something nowadays to ex
press her patriotism in her dress.
The Knox company displays a new
veil with the American eagle at the
top, to be draped over the hat, and
with three American flags embroid
ered into the mesh. The flags are
embroidered into the lower portion
of the veil, which' is waist length.
The Franklin-Simon Co. is show
ing new white silk stockings, with a
dainty silk flag women into the fab
rics and showing at the ankle.
New gloves, with the flag design
woven into the back, in place of the
usual row of black stitching, are also
Military coats, approximating the
alive drab of the army in color, are
on exhicition.
Yet it is a little too soon to discover
any patriotic resolve to dress with
greater economy. The shops at the
upper end of the district are as re
splendent as ever, and conceal in
their pearl and gray and white enam
eled fixtures such an array of rich
silk coats and gowns of filmiest Geor
gette or resplendent cloth of gold and
silver as would dazzle the eyes of
The use of heavy silk so richly bro
caded with threads ef silver or gold
as to render the material almost like
metal cloth has resulted in a new
short but richer close-fitting straight
lined skirt, hung in the back with a
flat narrow train, hardly more than a
great broad sash, or the whole skirt
is stiffly draped, with a little fullness
at the back and sides, but kept nar
row around the bottom. This whole
question of skirts, by the way, prom
ises to -be interesting pretty soon.
There is a suspicious hint of tight
ness and a decided line of fullness at
the knees or higher up, which leaves
one wondering what the new line will
The length of skirts stays about"
the same, or perhaps creeps just an
inch in the. general direction of shoe
tops. Rest assured they do not seem
to go far below that, and the observ
er along the avenue counts herself
fortunate indeed if most of them
reach that far.
Many women seem to imagine
fashion demands that they leave an
ugly little strip of "neutral territory"
below the hem of the skirt and above
the tqp of the boot
After a riotous wandering in the
field of color, shoes have managed to
come as near to finding a stopping
place at the new dark shade of
brown as anywhere. Lighter shades
of brown also are Donulax. and
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