Gentleman Jim (Warner Bros.) (1942)

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R THE WOMEN'S PAGES | On these two pages we ve prepared a wide selection of ‘ ° ’ All That Glitters Is Not Gold Alexis Smith material for your newspapers. Fashion layouts and stories about furs, dresses and jewelry accessories; hair styling: Victory foods; beauty hints ~ it’s all here for planting with women’s page editors. Housewite Takes Place As soldier on Home Front While our men go marching off to war, the modern housewife, an apron her uniform, is the morale soldier on the home front. She is helping to win the war by planning health-building menus. To her “Food Will Win The War” is no idle slogan. But with war comes shortage; a shortage of foodstuffs as well as other materials. The opulent larder of pre-war days is growing scarcer day by day, and woman’s ingenuity will be taxed to the utmost to prepare meals that combine the qualities of nutrition and economy with the use of substitutes. The imminent meat shortage is one that will perhaps prove the greatest challenge to the meal-planner. Alexis Smith, beautiful star of Warner Bros.’ “Gentleman Jim,” now at the Strand Theatre, whose culinary ability is not the least of her accomplish ments, has met the challenge . of meat rationing with the following recipes. The one below has the faculty of making a little meat go a long way, and may be stretched to yield far more servings than the meat alone would furnish. BEEF WITH NOODLES 114 Ibs. boneless chuck beef (cubed) 4 tablespoons flour 4 tablespoons fat 1 cup sliced onions 1 clove garlic 2% cups hot water 1 large tomato, quartered 2 teaspoons salt Y% teaspoon marjoram 2 cups cooked chick peas or lentils 3 cups cooked noodles, drained Dredge meat cubes with flour, rubbing in as much as possible. Let stand briefly. Saute onions and garlic lightly im half the fat. Brown floured meat on all sides in fat and place in cas o serole. Add hot water and stir until it boils, pouring liquid over meat. Add tomato and seasonings. Cover tight, set over low flame and simmer until tender. Add additional water if gravy becomes too thick. Simmer two hours, then add cooked chick peas or lentils. Serve over deep platter of cooked, hot noodles garnished with minced parsley. Approximate yield: six servings. If you are fond of vegetables, here’s a dish concocted by Alexis that is guaranteed to give you the same satisfaction that a juicy steak dinner will. Alexis scrapes six or seven large carrots, cuts them up and boils them until tender. Then she mashes them with a potato masher and mixes them in a white sauce. The white sauce is made by mixing two tablespoons of flour, two tablespoons of butter, two egg yolks and salt and pepper. To this mixture is added a cup of milk, which will make the sauce quite thick. She adds the carrots to the sauce, folds in the beaten whites of the two eggs, pours the mixture into a ring-mold, places it in a skillet filled with an inch and a half of boiling water and bakes it in the oven for about 15 minutes. The carrot ring is then turned on to a platter and the center filled with freshly cooked peas. Over the whole is poured two cupfuls of button mushrooms which have _ been mixed with more white sauce. Serve with mixed green salad, beverage and fruit, and you have a complete and satisfying meal. A Smith She Was,a Smith’ Shell Be—Even in Movies The dressing room stood right there, facing one of the big doors of Stage 11, where Warner Bros.’ “Gentleman Jim” was filmed. When the door opened the whole world could see the dressing room and the name plate on the door. It read: “Miss Smith.” Only that and nothing more, as the raven may have said about another incident in American life. That is enough, incidentally, on the Warner Bros. lot and it is becoming enough, very rapidly, for the whole show-going world, There is only one “Miss Smith” in pictures who would dare the anonymity of that lone last name. That courageous lady is Alexis Smith, now starring in “Gentleman Jim,” at the Strand Theatre. The picture is a screen treatment of the life of James J. Corbett, former heavyweight champion of the world. Many American Smiths have been famous in one way or another, but Alexis is the first who defied Hollywood custom to keep that moniker for a screen career. Captain John Smith did the name full credit in the early days of the nation’s history and Joseph Smith founded the great Mormon church. The Smith Brothers put their names and faces, including beards, on millions of boxes of cough drops. Gladys Smith, who came to pictures long before Alexis, let her name be changed to Mary Pickford. But Miss Smith is even more daring and determined. She carries the great and good but much-used name into picture work and on to the screen and puts it on her portable dressing room for all to see. Special Accessory For Men in Service Alexis Smith, currently starring in Warner Bros.’ “Gentleman Jim” at the Strand Theatre, designed a most attractive accessory for women to denote that their husbands or fiances . are in the armed forces. The gadget consists of a small leather picture frame with a loop of leather attached to the top, enabling it to be slipped over a belt, attached to a handbag, or worn as a lapel accent. The frame not only holds a picture of the beloved, but also his particular service insignia. “Gentleman Jim,” Lovely Alexis Smith, currently starring at the Strand in Warner Bros.’ follows the modern vogue in costume jewelry. Lert: Alexis wears a charming earring and necklace set of coppercolored loops. They are very smart with sportsclothes. CENTER: A wide silver identification bracelet with engraved name in wearer's handwriting. RIGHT: An exquisite evening set consisting of vanity and bracelet to match. The stones are simulated amethysts and rhinestones on enamel. first place in popularity. With clothes emphasizing practicality and duration lines, the light and frivolous touch can be supplied by sparkling ornamentation. Lively novelties, fanciful pieces and “junk jewelry” are preferred by Hollywood stars. Alexis Smith, glamorous star of Warner I | I]HE WAR HAS PUT costume jewelry into Three-column photo ‘ecoul above available on mat (no type). © : Mat 302B""—45c—from Campaign Plan Editor, 321 W. 44 St., = Cc. Bros.’ “Gentleman Jim,” evening wear. currently at the Strand Theatre, loves costume jewelry and herself chooses many pieces she wears in her pictures. Above are some of her favorite selections, that can do double-duty with different type costumes, be they sport, casual or formal Beauty of Dress Is Dependent on Woman's Carriage Have you ever heard remarks passed among your friends similar to these: ““When I saw that dress on the model in the store window I thought it was the most divine outfit I’d ever laid eyes on. But on her, and she has a lovely face, it’s not a bit attractive.” It is more than likely that you have. But have you analyzed the reason behind such comment? If you haven’t, Orry-Kelly, Warner Bros. designer, has. He feels certain that the posture, the carriage and the walk of a woman either enhance _ the beauty of her dress or destroy it entirely. “T could put draped sackcloth on Alexis Smith,” says OrryKelly, “and it would appear beautiful. That girl is grace personified. When she_ walks, the line of her body is as straight as though she had an invisible cord strung from the center top of her head straight to the floor. Yet there is no tenseness in her movements— they are relaxed and flowing. “The importance of good posture, carriage and smooth walking cannot be too firmly stressed if you want to look lovely in your clothes. “The old trick of walking with a book balanced on your head,” concludes Orry-Kelly, “is a tried and true one. If you can keep that same feeling of having a book on your head when you walk—after you have removed it—you may feel fairly certain that you carry yourself well and walk gracefully.” Alexis Smith’s latest picture, “Gentleman Jim,” is now playing -at-the Strand: Theatre. For Women in War Work Fashion experts predict that short hair styles will endure after the war, as they did in 1918. Since so many women are wearing uniforms and working in defense plants, the shorter cut is practically a necessity. The originator of the threeinch haireut, Perc Westmore, head of the Warner Bros. makeup department, intends to introduce some modifications which he feels will lead.more women than hitherto to adopt the short cut. As originally conceived, the three-inch cut was particularly practical to wear under uniform caps or caps worn by workers in war industry. For war workers, it is actually a hazard to have long hair because of the danger of catching it in the machinery. Westmore feels that some modifications can be made that will still leave the hair’s length practical for women in uniforms or defense plant garb, but will enable the cut to be worn by other women too, since it will have more of the feminine touch and will permit the wearer to use a greater variety of coiffures. The new cut will be as follows: Hair at the front hairline will be lengthened to four inches; hair on the crown of the head will reach five inches, but hair on the nape of the neck will remain three inches. It is estimated that about six thousand gallons of oil can be saved each year in _ beauty salons by eliminating its use in shampoos, where it is not only a luxury, but completely unnecessary. Thereby beauty operators can save materials volun _tarily, so that the government ‘doesn’t impose any regulations. Alexis Smith, Warner Bros.’ star, now at the Strand Theatre in “Gentleman Jim,” wears the 3-inch hair cut popular with women in war work. It is so arranged that it looks equally well with a uniform or evening clothes. One -column photo layout above available on mat (no type). Order "GJ Mat 101B” — 15¢ — from Campaign Plan Editor, 321 W. 44 St., New York City.