Modern Screen (Dec 1935 - Nov 1936)

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MODERN SCREEN ji^ous^doutoUorts there is usually a definite reason for this Now let's reason sensibly Don't try to get well in a day . . . this is asking too much of Nature. Remember, she has certain natural processes that just cannot be hurried. But there is a certain scientific way you can assist by starting those digestive juices in the stomach to flowing more freely and at the same time supply a balanced mineral deficiency the body needs. Therefore, if you are pale, tired and rundown ... a frequent sign that your bloodcells are weak — then do try in the simple, easy way so many millions approve — by starting a course of S.S.S. Blood Tonic. You may have the will-power to be "up and doing" but unless your blood is in top notch form you are not fully yourself and you may remark, "I wonder why I tire so easily." Much more could be said — a trial will thoroughly convince you that this way, in the absence of any organic trouble, will start you on the road of feeling like yourself again. You should soon enjoy again the satisfaction of appetizing food . . . sound sleep . . . steady nerves ... a good complexion . . . and renewed strength. S.S.S. is sold by aU drug stores in two sizes. Tlie $2 economy size is twice as large as the $1.25 regular size and is sufficient for two weeks treatment. Begin on the uproad today. © S.S.S. Co. Do not be blinded by the efforts of a few unethical dealers who may suggest that you gamble with substitutes. You ha,ve a right to insist that S.S.S. be supplied you on request. Its long years of preference is your guarantee of satisfaction. Makes you feel like yourself again 76 ^iflirla i -flduice to tke "Meiv CfhU " (Continued from payc 55) Aletro-Goldwyn-Mayer," her body sways with a charming balance, as if it had been put together by some special, secret trick. Which it hasn't. Just hard work, determination and training have gone to make one think so. And her face — it's so animated ! That's it — what Eleanor lacks in regularity of feature and longness of eyelash, she makes up in animation." BUT I was more concerned about the legs. I know how these dancing stars have to go on working like galley slaves, thinking up new steps and stunts. Their legs may be as strong as steel, but they mustn't get bulgy muscles or the closeups will tell on 'em. And when they put on poundage — especially around the hips, which is usually the first spot Mama Nature picks on, I know how hard it is to get rid of that solid, dancer's poundage. And that goes for any of you active, healthy young gals whether you know anything about tap-dancing or not, but who, suddenly, in spite of an average, healthy life begin to develop a bulge on the hip or an ungraceful line of the thigh or leg. So before I go any further, I'm going to give you a few exercises that are good for keeping you limber and supple, and which will correct certain figure faults which are the result of too much dancing, too much swimming, too much sitting or too much what not. Here they are. Hop to it ! The first one is so simple that it makes rolling off a log look difficult. It's the old-fashioned polka step. ( In case you can't remember that far back . . . it's a dance ! ) Come on now, we'll do it together. Ready? One, two, three and hop. Now on the other side, one, two, three and hop ! Keep it up, first on one side then the other. Put plenty of spring into it, baby) and hold your arms up above your head. Let your body sway in rhythm. Be as light and graceful about it as possible. And don't forget the hop ! A good fast tune on the radio is a great help. Do this every morning for five minutes. Now for the next one. Sit down on the floor. Your legs are straight out in front of you with the knees straight, please. Your feet can be about eighteen inches apart. Now with arms up, bend the body forward and touch your forehead to your knees. Don't let me catch you bending those knees. Go on, keep trying — even if you can't do it the first crack out of the box. And if you hear a few cracks . . . never mind . . you are just loosening up those rusty joints. The third exercise is the famous backbending one. Stand about eighteen inches from the wall, with your back to the wall. Bend over backwards and place the palms of your hands on the wall. Keep on bending as far as you can, placing your hands further and further down on the wall toward the floor. Now walk along sideways, using your hands to help you balance yourself. Maybe some day you'll get to the point where you can bend over backwards — way, way over — without the help of the wall. But don't try to do that until you have had plenty of wall-practice. There you are girls, do each one of these exercises for five minutes each morning and you won't know yourselves. You'll get rid of those bulges and be healthy besides. (Incidentally, these exercises will greatly help to relieve constipation.) But wait a minute now, there's more to come. THE other night we went to see "I Dream Too Much," and like a good many others I came out of the theatre humming an aria. My husband said, "What's the matter, darling. (Yes, he still calls me darling), don't you feel good?" And I said, "I was thinking." He said, "About what?" I said, "About Grace Moore. Remember Grace when she came to Hollywood the first time? He said, "Uh-huh," with the accent on the "Huh," because the Grace Moore of those days, was not the Grace Moore of today. Grace was a patient of mine, one of my prize babies. I had Gloria Swanson in tow at the same time and Gloria was my first responsibility— I was supposed to drop everything when Gloria needed me. And I was in a constant state of dropping, I can tell you ! Well, Grace came to Hollywood with a first-string music teacher in her entourage. Gloria, whose voice had a few kinks in it that had to be ironed out for the talkies, wanted the music teacher. And Grace, whose figure had a few kinks in it that had to be ironed out for closeups, wanted me. They got to arguing about it all. Me, I didn't care as long as my conscience was clear and I could catch up on my sleep. But it seems that Grace won her point and acquired me. And Gloria won her point and got the Italian do-re-mi boy. So, okay, I told Grace to come on over and we'd get to work. Well, sir, I'd no sooner have Grace ready for the cameras before she'd get a peeve on at somebody and then she'd up and go away on a vacation, take it easy all day and undo all the good work that had been done. That was one of the reasons she left Hollywood with considerably less fanfare than when she came in. And one of the reasons that, when she came back the second time, she didn't make the same mistakes. The second time she put up the stififest fight for success you've ever seen. She won. And I still cheer for Grace, because I love a good fighter. To get back to Mademoiselle Pons . . . Lily Pons will not make the mistake of putting on weight. But she may make the mistake of putting it on unevenly and in the wrong spots. That little prima donna offers an object lesson to all pint-sized girls ... to thin girls with narrow chests ... to underweight girls who just can't seem to put on a pound where they want it. Remember this : when you want to develop and gain correctly, you must buildup all over ; then keep the excess weight off the spots where it is not wanted, by special exercises for those spots. I mustn't take up the space for it now, but I have a "Special Building-up Diet" that will help you put on firm, healthy flesh. If you would like to have it, just write and ask me for it and enclose a stamped, selfaddressed envelope for your reply. More comparisons. I watched Luise Rainer in "Escapade," and I saw at once what she had which so many other European stars-of -one-picture lacked. She is exotic without being peculiar. She is piquant without being too itsy-bitsy and cute about it all. She has a touch of charming wistfulness without that heavy, melancholy, boogey-man effect of some of the stars. She has an aloofness that is quite intriguing, but she doesn't shut herself up in a phoney shroud of mystery at the drop of a hat. These are mental and spiritual characteristics that I am merely mentioning so that, if the shoe fits, you can put it on. In private life, she is natur