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it - J t "lit. lf I! is '4 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. -W " Marguerite Clark 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 strain! 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 I- sly T Q 4 4 2v 1 f" If 1 ' 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 3 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 lows night. 4 ' 1 L y - r 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. 1" 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 letic qualifications. 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 r '1 IT. t t 7 '.v 4 - V 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. t