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him that role opposite Dalmores he certainly
ought to be decent enough to return those
letters to me. I wonder if I ought to put in a
good word for him so he'll know that I really
meant to speak to George all the time." Two
or three times she moistened her lips to speak,
then changed her mind.

When Jason finally rose to go George had
agreed to give him a screen test the following
day. A week later the papers announced that
Jason Castle, the Continental actor, would play
opposite Donna Dalmores in the ne.xt George
Delmar production.

Now this came as a complete surprise to
Elsa, who had had a very uncomfortable week.
George had said nothing whatever about the
screen test and she thought it wiser not to ask
him about it. Nor had she heard from Jason.
She interpreted his silence as indicating that
he meant to do nothing further about the
letters. However, when George announced
that the company was going to the mountains
on location she felt considerably reUexed. His
absence would gi\'e her a chance to get hold of

So she bought some smart new clothes
which did a great deal toward restoring her
self-confidence, found a new masseuse who was
really a wonder, went on a lamb chop and pine-
apple diet, and by the time George returned
she felt better able to cope with the situation.

CO' much so that when he came in to kiss her
'-'goodnight on his first evening at home she
was able to say quite naturally:

"By the way, how did your new leading man
turn out?"

"Splendid, my dear. I consider him one of
my greatest discoveries."

Elsa mentally patted herself on the back.
Funny how absolutely blind men were — -par-
ticularly husbands.

"He should go far, that boy. He works in a
rather unique way."

Elsa mentally added: "A}id how!"

"In fact, my dear, I feel so indebted to you
for introducing him to me that I brought you
a Uttle gift as evidence of my appreciation."

"Oh, George, you arc a darling." Elsa
sUpped her arms about his neck and kissed him
lightly on the cheek. She hoped it was those
emerald earrings she had been wanting.

"It's somewhat chfferent from my former
gifts." He paused for a second, then added:
"But I hope it may prove even more valuable
to you." Something about the way he was
looking at her caused Elsa to feel oddly self-

He took from his pocket a tiny key and
handed it to Elsa.

""T TOOK a safety deposit bo.x for you at the
-'■ bank today. This is the key."

She took it, puzzled. A safely deposit box.
What use could she have for one. Her jewels
were well insured. She had nothing else of
value. She knew that some women went in
for bonds, but she never had.

"But, George — " she began.

"Yes, I know, my dear. You're wondering
what you will keep in it." He handed her a
small oblong package which he took from his
inside pocket. "There are only two places
where this will be absolutely safe. One is in a
safety bo.x." His eyes twinkled with an oddly
amused smile. "Good night, my dear — and
sweet dreams."

Before Elsa could open the package he had
left the room, closing the door softly behind

Still puzzled, she ripped the covering from
the package, and a crimson flush mounted her
cheeks. Instantly she knew that the other
safe place for such a package was the fire.
Impulsively she flung it where the fire was
hottest. A flare shot up, revealing for one
second a fragment on which was written
" . . . . always be — my necessity." A slender
flame curled over it and Elsa breathed a sigh
of reUef as it dropped into black ash.

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Ten Years Ago in Photoplay

REACHING into the grab-bag of mem-
ories of ten summers ago — wlien you
and I were younger, Maggie.
Here's a quaint little paragraph from the
issue for July. iyi9:

"A new dramatic star is promised by George
Loane Tucker when his independent produc-
tion, 'The Miracle Man,' is produced. She is
Betty Compson, long an ornament to Christie

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Betty Compson and hat. She
looked like this in her Christie
comedy days, just before bloom-
ing into stardom in 1919 in "The
Miracle Man"

MARY PICKFORD has just had a birth-
day — her Hventy-fifth.
All the poor little tike got was a few dia-
monds and emeralds, a mink coat and a saddle
horse. And Mother Smith threw her a big
birthday dinner, and Mary blew out all the
candles. And she's just about to appear on
the screen in "Daddy Long Legs" and be just
toocunnin' for anything!

SAY — just how mildewed are we, any-
way? Here's a bit that says, "Florence
Yidor long a Lasky favorite, is coming

back under the direction of her husband,
King Vidor."

I don't believe it. Hortense, just have a
good look for a gray hair on this dizzy head,
will you?

•"PHIS is a big month for us — the lilms are
-'■ making history, as fast as the cranks can

"We feature "Broken Blossoms" in story
form — that master-picture by Old Fox Grif-
fith that set Barthelmess for "Tol'able David"
and gave Lil Gish another beating. Look —
Donald Crisp is dragging her by the hair —
Iiere she is dying in the garret, with Chinky
Dick bending over her.

.And just beyond the horizon is "The Miracle
Man," maker of Meighan and Compson and

A PRETTY photo of PauUne Starke before
-' »• she found IT. Remember what a blank
she was then? . . . Jack Holt with all his
hair. . . . Mary Thurman, just out of bathing
suits at Sennett, coyly showing two inches of
ankle to the camera. . . . Norma Talmadge's
new picture is "Nancy Lee," and Conway
Tearle is her leading man. ... A pitiful story
headed "Where is Mac Marsh?" It seems the
little girl has retired for a spell.

npEN years ago this month one of the \'ery
^ first "Do you remember when?" stories
appeared in connection with lihns.

us a piece on the old Vitagraph gang. I
\i ish you could all see some of these pictures
■vc print!

"The Big Four" — John Bunny, Kate Price,
ITora Finch, Hughie Mack. Here are
I illian ("Dimples") Walker and Florence
Lawrence. And dear old Charles Kent, long
dead, and William Shea, too. Leo Delaney
(a nice leading man) and the beloved Florence
Turner in a scene from " A Tale of Two Cities."
And a shot from the first "Uncle Tom," with
Link- Eva dying just as dead as she did when
Universal paid nearly a million for the pri\'i-
lege not long ago. Naomi Childers, Zena
Keefe, Rosemary Theby, Rose Tapley, Julia
Swayne Gordon — Hortense, a clean hankie and
the smelling salts, please.

GLORIA SW ANSON'S new one is "For
Better, for Worse," and our learned Julian
Johnson says it is for the better. Elliott Dex-
ter, Tom Forman, Theodore Roberts, Wanda
Hawley, Ray Hatton — all that grand old
gang. . . . Gerry Farrar and Milton Sills have
just appeared in "The Stronger Vow," and
Johnson is very sweet about it all. . . .Whoa!
Man the lifeboats ! May Allison is stranded on
a desert island in "The Island of Intrigue."
Jack Mower to the rescue! . . . -And Pauline
Frederick is playing another of those double
roles she specializes in.

again, you old thing! Pauline Frederick
is about 33. Alice Brady is in her middle
twenties. Bert Lytell is about 30. Norma
Talmadge is about 22.

No — .Antonio Moreno is NOT engaged to

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eye. Perhaps you would have made a
tragedy of this dissimilarity of coloring. But
not Colleen. Her Irish sense of humor and her
good common sense came to the rescue. When
people spoke about her eyes she made some
comic, amusing answer. She couldn't change
them, but she could laugh at them.

And now she wouldn't change, even if she
could. Her eyes are one of her greatest assets
— perhaps it is the oddity of coloring that
makes them photograph so "electrically,"
that makes her Colleen Moore of the un-
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And for the girl who is large-boned and
somewhat tall, whose hands and feet are cor-
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difficulties is there than Greta Garbo? She has
turned awkwardness into a rare and unusual
charm, and who thinks of her ever as a big-
boned, tall girl with oversize hands and feet?
The glamorous Greta makes us all forget mere
physical qualities. But I doubt very much
if she could have achieved this without con-
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ZaSu Pitts isn't the prettiest girl on the
screen. But she has one of the most expressive
faces to be seen. And she is thought by many,
many people to have the most expressive
hands. I heard a popular leading man say one
day that he would rather watch the play of
expression in ZaSu's hands than the most
beautiful face in Hollywood! Extravagant
praise, but it proves that personality just must
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beauty that attracts.

Baclanova has a mole on her cheek, right
near her nose. It's part of the Baclanova
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that a small mole on her face is turning what
has every reason to be a blessed and happy
girlhood into a veritable tragedy — she can't
forget that mole a minute and she spends
most of her time tr>'ing to cover it up with
creams and powders. And yet Baclanova, who
could easily disguise her mole with makeup
judiciously applied, knows it for the dis-
tinguishing mark that it is and flaunts it
proudly before the all-seeing ej'e of the camera.

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Faye K.:

It is all very well to be abrupt and superior
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social isolation. But as long as you care what
people think of j'ou and are eager to be liked,
you will have to learn to be more gracious. A
good disposition and a friendly manner are
great aids to popularity.

Nancy S. :

Your letter realh' requires a personal reply,
but you did not enclose a self-addressed en-
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Don't do anything that wiU cause your self-
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In a few j^ears }-our form will become more
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womanly figure. What if you can't wear the
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smaller girls affect? You can be pleasingly
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I am afraid that a boy who is jealous and
mean enough to talk against a girl to her
friends would not be a desirable person to
cultivate. Probably every time you and he
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clear that a repetition of such conduct will
arbitrarily end your friendship for all time.

Frances :

I think you are just a bit conceited and I
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tepid baths and the air which we breathe.
When we are moderately active about seventy-
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