My mini beauty hint – Germaine Roger

This is a 1936 beauty hint by actress Germaine Roger. Enjoy!

ECMF (1918-1944) - Interprète : Mme ROGER (Germaine)

Every morning I spend twenty minutes in setting up exercises. Here are my, three favorites: (1) Hold the arms straight out in front fingers touching; then throw them back even with the shoulders and inhale deeply. (2) Stretch the arms over the head, bend and touch the floor without flexing the knees. (3) Place the hands on the hips, bend the knees sharply and straighten. Repeat each one 20 times.

Mary Fickett

This is a 1957 Lydia Lane article where actress Mary Fickett talks about a bunch of beauty stuff. Enjoy!

New York actress Mary Fickett came to California for the first time when she was chosen to play Bing Crosby’s wife in “M a n on Fire” for MGM. I had lunch with her last week and she was bubbling with enthusiasm, not only for our sunshine but for the technical skill in making movies. HOLLYWOOD IS SO different from New York!” Mary exclaimed. “It’s such a contrast from the tiny TV screen to suddenly see your head fill the room in Cinemascope. At first I had a numb reaction and then I began to learn. The make-up men are so wonderfully subtle. They did loads of things to my face but I still looked so natural. ‘I realized I needed to stand up straighter, and I was sorry I had not been more attentive to my mother’s gentle prodding, I like the way they have softened my hair and lightened it. You simply cannot co a picture in Hollywood without becoming more glamorous,” Mary contended. “This is not any one big thing but a collective impression of p. They did loads of things to my face but I still looked so natural. I realized I needed to stand up straighter, and I was sorry I had not been more attentive to my mothers gentle prod-dings. I like the way they have softened my hair and lightened it. You simply cant come to Hollywood for a picture without becoming more glamorous, Mary contended. This is not any one big thing but a collective impression of perfected details.”

MARY ADMITTED that she loves clothes and is very fashion conscious. I think you can always count on good grooming and good taste to make a good impression, she stated. But this can be overdone. You detract from yourself when you are too conscious of your appearance cr when your costume is so striking it overshadows your personality. Two things that one should be very disciplined about are hemlines and wrinkles. You have to check them every time your clothes come back from the cleaners. And in between cleanings if you don’t want to bother with pressing try to have lots of knitted clothes that don’t get mussed from sitting. MARY SPOKE with enthusiasm of perfume. “I keenly enjoy it on others and I am sorry more people don’t take the time to add fragrance. I consider it an essential finishing touch and I have two favorites that I alternately wear. They are both French, because one has to admit that they are the masters of perfume. But when you buy a good scent it is an economy because a little of it goes a long way, she concluded.

Hedy Lamarr

This is a 1957 Lydia Lane article where actress Hedy Lamarr talks about a bunch of beauty stuff. Enjoy!

Hedy Lamarr is one of the world’s most beautiful women. When she was first working in Hollywood, all the young hopefuls dyed their hair black and copied her makeup. Just as this town is now filled with psuedo-Marilyn Monroes. Hedy’s beauty was breath-taking. When Miss Lamarr appeared on .”Shower of Stars’ recently it was gratifying to her many fans that she was still very lovely. Later I asked her how it feels to be a great beauty. “All the conversation about it always surprised me,” she said quietly. “Early impressions stay with us. As a child I was never made aware of beauty. I never can remember being told by my family during my formative years that I was good-looking. “But,” she added, “I am always telling my daughter she is pretty.”

“At one time I used to resent all this fuss about it. I felt I bad other things to offer. There Is an inner beauty built with character, charm and a good deal of kindness. Beauty,” she added, “is In the eyes of the beholder.” “People are never satisfied,” I commented. “One must tell an intelligent woman she has beauty and a beautiful woman she is intelligent.” “That is Just it,” Miss Lamarr agreed. “When there Is so much talk about beauty no one sees the Intelligence. Now I am constantly being told, ‘You know too much!’ ”  I produced, edited and cut my own picture ‘The Love of Three Queens,’ which I made1 in Rome, without waste,” Hedy added. “I abhor waste.” 

We chatted about the difference between European and American women. “I think the cling -to -youth women age themselves. Anytime you try too hard you fail. As a whole, the American woman tries too hard to make her point and this gives the impression of being agressive. “The European woman appreciates the value of the power of suggestion and achieves her goal without demanding it. I think this makes for a more desirable relationship between the sexes ” “Some say the American woman demands what the European woman achieves with charm,” I noted and Miss Lamarr nodded her approval.

“Charm,” she observed, “is a difficult quality to define but to me sensitivity is its essence. It is the human quality of the person that means the most egotism makes you bonne. Miss Lamarr turned her chair to get the full benefit of the sun. “I admit that it is not good for your skin to tan but I like it.” . Her skin is lovely. “I clean it with a grainy substance that rolls off an accumulation of dead cells. I think this is good for your skin but my friends are amazed that I like what mechanics use to get the grease off their hands.” I admired a really fabulous square-cut diamond on Miss Lamarr’s finger. “I used to think it was charming to collect jewels, lots of them but now I feel my children are my jewels.” You have a new sense of values,” I commented.

My mini beauty hint – Mona Maris

This is a 1937 beauty hint by actress Mona Maris. Enjoy!

When it is hot and dry and I am outdoor “on location” I keep my skin lubricated with oil and cream whenever I get a moment away from the camera. l cleanse my face with sweet oil of almonds, removing the excess with tissues. In the morning I leave a bit of the oil on as a lubricating powder base.

Marjorie Lord

This is a 1957 Lydia Lane article where actress Marjorie Lord talks about skin care and charm.

Before Marjorie Lord became Danny Thomas’ TV wife she virtually had a career in the play “Anniversary Waltz. “In our two-year San Francisco run,” she explained, ‘ “we had nine performances a week, counting matinees. With make-up on my face so constantly I had to work out a routine for getting my complexion completely clean. To be assured there is no make-up left takes time. “I go over my face with cream several times and then wash it with warm water and soap. Then I use a wonderful formula that adjusts the condition of the skin. This is a normalizer helping your skin to be less oily or less dry. I get this from a local cosmetic shop. After applying this I pat a little cream around my eyes and on my neck. “At least once a week I give my face a good steaming until I am sure all impurities in my pores are drawn out,” Marjorie volunteered.

Marjorie spoke of another problem connected with long run appearances. “This is getting proper meals. I make a point of dieting immediately when I find a belt or dress is tight. Some people are always talking about dieting tomorrow but I feel if you constantly have your mind on gaining you will. It is the point of view the mental side of dieting that it more important than some people realize. “Looking well is a part of every job including being a well-shaped and well-groomed means more. It is worth working for to try to bring out the best in yourself. This goes further than clothes, lt includes being interested in people and things around you. -“Charm to me is the combination of bringing out the best in yourself as well as in others. There are, of course, degrees of charm but,” Marjorie added, “some charm is within the reach of everyone.”

My mini beauty hint – Connie Emerald

This is a 1936 beauty hint by actress Connie Emerald (and mother of Ida Lupino!) Enjoy!

Connie Emerald: Movies, TV, and Bio

Years first tell on a woman in the lines of her neck. I haven’t a single line, and I credit a simple exercise, practiced over a long period of time. That is no more than bending over and touching my toes with my fingers. This not only prevents an excess of bodily flesh, but seems to preserve the firmness of the flesh of the throat and chin.

Vera Miles – Take three

This is a 1957 Lydia Lane article where Vera Miles talks about a bunch of beauty stuff Enjoy!

THE MANTLE of success falls with a magic touch that enhances beauty, develops personality and creates a dynamic radiance. When this happens in Hollywood, a star is born. Vera Miles, under contract to Alfred Hitchcock, who discovered Grace Kelly, Is the latest discovery in Hollywood. I have known Vera since she first came to Hollywood and played a Rose Bowl Queen in a low budget picture of the same name. I have always thought she was pretty and sweet but when she walked into the commissary at Paramount the other day, I found her breathtakingly transformed.

“I am not a worshiper of youth,” she said. “1 think maturity is one of the greatest assets a woman can have. I am 26 and I can hardly wait until I am. 36. I don’t see why, with proper interest, a woman can’t remain romantically attractive well over 4O. “To me, youth is just the preparation for the charm of maturity. An older woman has more understanding, appreciation and control than a young girl who has not had time to live. I think it’s a pity when a woman spoils her face with anxiety and dissatisfaction about losing her youth-fulness. She can replace this with something so much more valuable,”

The talk turned to clothes and how sophisticated Vera looked. “I studied my old stills and found that I didn’t like the way I had been wearing my hair. I changed my facial appearance considerably with an off-the-face hair style. Mr. Hitchcock ordered a series of wardrobe tests made of me. Edith Head worked with me and we discovered that bright colors overpowered me. Pastels, especially baby blue, make me look like a teen-ager. My most becoming shades are black, white and gray.”

So now in my contract, Mr. Hitchcock insists ‘ I wear only these shades and it was most effective in ‘From Amongst the Dead. “Aren’t you thinner?” I asked. by Lydia Lane “Yes, 10 pounds,” she admitted. “I lost it in two weeks simply by excluding from my diet anything that was over processed like white bread, pastry and potato chips. I ate what was high in nutrition but low in calories like broiled meat, fish and chicken, raw vegetables and green salads. Then I had baked potatoes instead of mashed or fried and used the juice from meat poured on them. I had delicious things and I wasn’t hungry because I had well-balanced meals. “Our bodies take a great deal of abuse often we find out” too late the effect of bad eating and sleeping habits. The people in this country give their cars better care than they do their own bodies. And,” she added, “you can get a new car. “I always have plenty of sleep. I go lo bed early. I do my best thinking in the morning and I enjoy waking up refreshed. As we chatted I felt that Vera will have no trouble handling success

My mini beauty hint – Dorothy Short

Dorothy Short - IMDb

One’s hair should be worn according to type, the contours of the face, and somewhat determined by one’s age, and not changed radically just to follow the fashions. I like a longer, fluffy bob and I find it the most becoming so I shall not change, regardless of the i vogue for shorter, more severe I hair dress.

Marjorie Steele – Take two

This is a 1957 Lydia Lane article where actress Marjorie Steele talks about grooming and energy. Enjoy!

“It takes discipline for me to be well groomed,” Marjorie Steele confessed. “I must be a Bohemian at heart. But then it could also tie the way I was raised. I grew up in’ the country in northern California. There was only one teacher for the 12 pupils in our school, and the only thing I knew about clothes was that they must be clean and comfortable.” Marjorie told me this as we chatted in her dressing room at the Huntington Hartford Theater in Hollywood. ,She was playing the lead in the Theater Guild’s production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Marjorie is Mrs. Hartford but she does not let, her husband’s millions influence her way of life. .

“I never want the feeling of poverty and the insecurity .which often accompanies it, but them, too, I never want too many possessions and the responsibilities that accompany them. I tell my husband that the trouble with possessions .is that sometimes they end up possessing you. “I believe in moderation and avoiding all extremes. One should not be too careless about one’s appearance. I have made a point of acquiring a feeling for clothes and for being chic. I used to feel that concentrating too much on such things was self-indulgence or a form of egotism. “When I was in high school I couldn’t afford cashmere sweaters and fine skirts, so when I first started buying clothes these were the things I wanted most. But that wonderful actress and coach, the late Constance .Collier, .made me realize that it was an obligation to look as smart as possible. She had a great fashion sense and taught me the importance of accessories — how much the right hat, gloves, shoes and jewelry does for my costume.”

Marjorie doesn’t look tall but she is five-eight- and at one time weighed only 106 pounds. “I was painfully thin and I have learned that the only way you can get real energy, not the nervous kind, is from nutritional food. I have a small stomach so I eat often but the tiling which helped me the most in’ gaining was forming the habit of eating a big breakfast. Then no matter how rushed I am the rest of the day I have something to go on.” As I turned to go I told Marjorie how delighted her friends in Holly wood were that she had developed into such a fine actress. “I’m working hard,” Marjorie said, and quoted Browning, “Your reach should be beyond your grasp or what’s a heaven for?” I