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Ttongh it is a very general Impres
sion that a girl's face is her fortune,
there is one immensely successful pho
toplay star who does not believe in
that theory. Marguerite Clark, -who is
so..'' to none in screen popularity.
Goes Contrary to
The Old Adage
appearing exclusively in Paramount
Pictures, subscribes to the fact that a
screen star's health is her greatest as
set. It is only by keeping in the pink
of condition that she can stand the
terrific strain of working day after day
In the Famous Players studio.
Marguerite Clark plays child parts
upon the screen that present her at
the age of twelve, and she carries them
off as convincingly as if she were not
a day older than the character which "
she is portraying. How does she do it?
By keeping herself In such perfect
physical condition that she has all the
freshness and spontaneity of the child
of that age.
So continuously does Miss Clark
work that it requires two directors to
keep pace with hef in the big studio.
While one director is preparing a
script for her she is acting the stellar,
role in another production. . As she
takes the last scenes in her picture the .
director in charge takes it to the labo
ratory and begins cutting and assem
bling the production, while Miss Clark
starts work under the second director.
How does she stand this continuous
There' is only one answer: By so reg- 5
ulating her day that she gets a cer
tain amount of exercise and a given
number of hours of sleep every twenty
four hours. Miss Clark has always
been a very abstemious eater, her dal- .
ly consumption of food being less than
half that of the average person. She
Beldom eats meat and will frequently
make a meal of a salad and toast
Miss Clark takes at least eight hours'
sleep every night and never fails to in
dulge 1n some form of exercise before
she reports at the studio in the morn
ing. Miss Clark has her own gym
nasium in her home, where she spends
'at least a half hour every morning
working upon the apparatus. She is
an expert upon the flying traieze, ban
BUSINESS MEN who want
business to go on as usual
must remember that to do this
their advertising must go on as
usual. Any diminution in the advertis
ing allotments is as sure to be followed
by diminution in business, as day fol
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dies the "horse" like a trained gym
nast, works the weight machines and
lifts the giant dumbbells like a college
athlete. She can row in the rowing
machine with all the grace and aban
don of a Ten Eyck.
c Is More Concerned
Over Her Healthy
Than Her Face
There Is nothing which Miss Clark
enjoys more thoroughly than a taw
rounds with the gloves heavily pad
ded, of course. She frequently inviues
one of her friends into the gymnasium,
where they put on the gloves and go
at each other as though they were mor
tal enemies. Miss Clark Is particular
ly enthusiastic over her impromptu
sparring matches because she believes
that they will keep one in condition
more completely than any other form
of exercise. In "The Amazona" b'Ho
displays many of her inimitable ath
The first thing that Miss Clark does
upon waking in the morning is to go to
her window and take ten long breaths
of fresh air, no matter how low the
temperature may be; then a cup of
coffee and a little toast before Miss
Clark goes Into her gymnasium for her
half hour of brisk exercise. Nearly
every morning this period in the gym
nasium is followed by a hard gallop
In Central park or over the country
roads bordering Long Island sound, ac
cording to whether Miss Clark is In
her home in New Tork city or In her
country place in Xew Rochelle.
No wonder, then, that the diminutive
Miss Clark requires the services of two
directors to keep pace with her activi
ties before the camera and that she
can play such youthful characters aa
Snow "White, Molly Makebelieve and
the Valentine Girl, the other leading
roles in the productions in which she
has starred, making them thoroughly
charming and convincing despite the
fact that they are ten and twelve years
of age respectively.
If you were to ask Miss Clark for a
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formula for Stress she would tell you
to avoid all excess except work. It is
her belief fv t no amount of work
would hurt ; A one who keeps in prop
er physical condition by careful eating
and well regululed exercise.