Ruth Hussey – Take two

This is a 1957 Lydia Lane article. Enjoy!

RUTH HUSSEY came for a visit to my home after a long rehearsal for NBC’s “Lux Video Theater.” I expected to see her come dragging in, for the tensions on a live TV show are enormous, but Ruth looked fresh with no signs of fatigue. “How can you work so hard and so long and look so rested?” I asked, when we’d settled comfortably on the patio. “It’s a matter of not racing your motor,” Ruth replied, nibbling a cheese-stick. “I’ve made a point of relaxing any time, any place and anywhere. . r HAVE worked out a stem. It I required discipline at first, but now I am doing what comes naturally. If you train yourself you can always find some time during the day to let down. If I am waiting for someone or something, I don’t fume and fuss wasting my energy by pacing up and-down and consulting the clock every few minutes.. I make use of this break to sit still and relax. This means a quiet mind and a quiet body. It’s not what we do that wears us out as much as how we do it. “It is also important to have relaxed sleep at night. It is not how many hours you’ve spent in bed but the quality of your sleep that puts the spring in your step. I never go to bed all keyed up. If I’ve been to a premiere or a gala party, I don’t go right to bed when I get home. I unwind first. I sit in a comfortable chair, breathe deeply, stretch out my legs and arms and rotate my shoulders and my head to release tension. The first thing I know I am yawning, and then when I go to bed I fall into a sound sleep.”

“How does your husband feel about this?” I asked. Ruth laughed. “He’s used to it.”. Ruth got the right man the first time and has made a great success of combining marriage and a career. I asked her how she accomplished this. “It’s not easy for a woman to be a good wife and mother and still have an acting career. All three jobs require the same amount of interest and concentration. If the husband and children understand the situation, as mine do, it makes for easy sailing. 11 any differences of opinions occur, we talk them out, with an understanding of the other’s point of view. 11 you keep something to yourself, it builds up and a trifle in the subconscious can cause big troubles?’ I MET Ruth when she first came to 1 Hollywood and was under contract to MGM. The screen has a tendency to make everyone look 10 pounds heavier and Ruth was no exception. The last time I talked to her she was having a hard time reducing. “Do you have any more trouble with your weight?” I asked. “No problems, now,” she said with a grin. “I still enjoy eating, but I have a few rules and I stick with them. I eat smaller portions, no second helpings are ever allowed. I concentrate on foods that are good for me, eliminating too many fat, starches and sweets. It was not easy to reeducate my eating habits, especially with such a well-developed sweet tooth, but I counted calories every day. Sometimes when I found that I was miserable without a hot-fudge sundae, I had one for lunch but nothing else. And I made adjustments at dinner to keep within my calorie limit.

“When you’re reducing it’s a good idea to keep busy. I found, with my mind on something else, food became secondary. When you are at home its so easy to raid the icebox, and snacks add up. It’s best not to eat between meals unless you’re trying to shrink your stomach, and then you have to eat often but only a little at a time. “I have a bathroom scale and I weigh the first thing every morning. I allow a normal fluctuation of two pounds, but if I go over that I cut down immediately, eliminating butter, starches and desserts. “And faithfully twice a year,” Ruth explained, “I go on my cleaning-out diet. I used to do this much more often when I was trying to reduce, but now I do it because I feel so much better afterward. I think our systems need a general cleaning every once in a while.” I N PARTING I told Ruth it was rare to meet someone who was as happy as she. “I am really very happy,” she responded, “but my creed is very simple. I try not to make the same mistake twice, to be grateful for what I have and not to worry. After all, you spoil today by worrying about tomorrow.”

Mary Martin

This is a 1957 Lydia Lane article. Enjoy!

 Mary Martin believes that what seems to be bad luck turns out in retrospect to be quite the contrary. If Hollywood had not told her that she wouldn’t photograph and would never be a motion-picture star he might not have been on Roadway and received ach acting plums as Nellie dl “South Pacific” and An-nie of “Annie Get Your Gun.” Thesf two musicals were revived in Los Angeles and the entire company of “Annie” was seen in a recent NBC-TV presentation1. If you watched this show you probably wondered: “Where does all her energy come frofi?” For Mary radiates vitality. After the show I asked: “What is the secret of your endless bounce?” “I work at it. I have to,” she replied. “I am on stage almost every minute for ‘Annie,’ so when I decided to do the revival I went in training. I started ballet lessons for 15 minutes and worked up to a three-hour lesson. You know they say if you. lift a calf when it is bom and continue to lift it every day, eventually you can lift the cow.

“It is human nature to take for granted the good things nature has given us. I have always been healthy and when I did ‘Annie; on the road 10 years ago I was determined not to miss a single performance: “I performed as Annie 558 times and when the final curtain went down I collapsed and was taken to the hospital in such a serious state of exhaustion that I had to have blood transfusions, glucose and a very long rest to regain my health. “This could have been the end of me. It taught me a lesson which I needed very much because when I am interested I don’t know when to stop. “But 1 was very pleased because my doctor has told me that now I am in better physical condition and better voice than I was when I first played Annie.” You need endurance to stand up under the stress of riding a horse on a treadmill at 30 miles an hour, being tossed around by the ballet group in the Indian initiation number and having nine changes and only a matter of minutes to do it. “I have learned about the conservation of energy,” Mary continued. “So I don’t try to play when I am working.”

“Diet Is very’ important, too, and I find that when I need energy I eliminate carbohydrates and concentrate on’ protein, fruits, green salads and vegetables. I take a B-12 vitamin shot every day and during intermission I have chocolate or honey for quick energy. Hot Cereal, Cream” “When I am working 1 have to fight getting too thin and 1 have found a bowl of hot cereal and cream before going to bed seems to stick.” I wondered whether Miss tart in, after such a heavy schedule, has any trouble going to sleep. “I always commute.” she said. “It gives me time to unwind. In New York we rive for an hour and a half in Connecticut and here we motor to our house in Malibu. I love the sea, the fresh salt air and the sound of the waves. But I do read a bit before turning out ” the light. A semi-dull book helps. If it’s too interesting, I don’t want to stop and that’s not good.”

Rita Hayworth – Take two

This is a 1957 Lydia Lane article. Enjoy!

Those who remember Rita Hayworth as the shy little girl dancing with her Spanish-born father at Agua Caliente never dreamed that one day she would become a princess and a member of the international set. When Rita returned to Hollywood after years in Europe 1 was delighted to receive an invitation for tea. As I drove to her dressing room at Columbia I wondered how she would be conditioned by this life abroad—’ by calling Paris home. Rita greeted me in close-fitting jersey pants and turtleneck sweater. Her cheeks were flushed from working on a dance routine. Her hair was pulled back into a pony tail and she looked more like a co-ed than a femme fatale. We started talking about her life abroad. “I have come to the conclusion that nationalities are not nearly as important as we are led to believe” she began. Tt is a community of interests that really matters. But of course early environment does leave its imprint. “The average French woman is less career-minded than the American and she is less competitive. She spends much more time on her hair and with her wardrobe than we do.

“Paris is a style center and living there has developed my fashion sense” Rita admitted. “Do you have a favorite dress designer?” I asked. “No” she replied “I like to go to all the new showings and then make my choice, but I believe I’m partial to the late Dior and Hubert de Givenchy. “The French designer is a perfectionist and demands hours and hours of fitting.s You go back again and again until every detail is flawless. Rita is enthusiastic about the 27 changes she wears m “Pal Joey” winch Columbia’s Jean Louis designed for her. “They are simply beautiful” she exclaimed. “What has been the most difficult adjustment you’ve made since coming back here to lie?” I wanted to know. “The working hours” she replied quickly. “The French never begin the day very early. Here I set my alarm for 5.10 in order to be at the studio by 7. I must be made-up have my hair dressed and look glamorous by 9 a m.” “What are your tastes in foods?” was my next question. “I love French cooking the leisurely way of eating and serving of wine with meals. They serve many courses but never very much at one time. Here the portions seem enormous and I find so much crowded on my plate it is unappetizing. I think we would be less concerned about gaming weight if we learned to eat slowly and to be served less.” I wanted to know if she found French food fattening. “The average French family eats very simply. Only the chefs in the famous restaurants make all those complicated rich sauces.”

“Don’t you have to watch your weight?” I asked. “Not when I’m dancing. I work so hard that I bum up whatever I eat but I’ve never had a large appetite.” Rita confessed that she doesn’t feel well when she doesn’t exercise. Her eves lighted up as she talked about how much she enjoys dancing. “I work six hours a day on new routines. It is strenuous and often I’m sore but hot baths with epsom salts help. You have to use your body” she insisted “to keep from getting stiff flabby and old.” When I mentioned what lovely skin she has she confided that she was always very careful’ to keep her skin clean. “I like to be sure all the makeup is out of my pores so I steam it and scrub it with soap and water” she offered. As I said goodbye I stopped to) look at a photograph of Rita’s two daughters “I believe in raising children to obey their parents” she said. “I think discipline in childhood gives you free-i dam as an adult”

Patricia Morison – Take two

This is a 1957 Lydia Lane article. Enjoy!

Patricia Morison feels that individuality is her most prized asset. She is able to absorb each fashion trend as it comes along without losing her own identity, “All fashion has a basic formula” Patricia explained “and I try to choose only what is suitable to me, I avoid fitted jackets, accessory buttons and unnecessary belts,” I admired the beautifully tailored suit that Patricia was wearing, “This proves my point” she exclaimed ,“Good clothes are timeless This suit was made for me in London six years ago when I was playing in ’Kiss Me Kate’, I had three suits made then and I’m still wearing all of them because they are neither extreme nor exaggerated, The designer followed my figure line to perfection, “During the day I’m conservative and I like tailored clothes, But in the evening I go all out for glamour and I wash more men would wear black ties and dinner jackets.”

Patricia has long black hair which she draws neatly back into a chignon. This style his become a sort of trademark with her. “It’s very important for a woman to choose a becoming hair style and above all one she can easily keep looking neat. Going around in pin curls is so unattractive.” The talk turned to keeping a good figure and Pat announced: “A body should be exercised every day to be kept in good condition. I like my body to be lithe and my muscles free so I work at home every day. I have an exercise mat and sturdy chair which I use as a ballet bar. The variety of routines that I use give my muscles good tone and keep my body firm.” Here ere three of Miss Mori-son’s favorites:

1 Hold onto the hack of a sturdy chair. With feet straight forward and back erect bend your knees slowly going down as far as you can. As you come up try to keep your heels on the floor

2 To avoid that bowed-leg look of an “old” person exercise the muscle in back of the knee. Use a chair with a back about hip high Stand away from the chair place your foot on the back and try to straighten your leg It may take time but you want your leg to form a perfect right angle I to the rest of your body. Hold tins line and then work on the other leg

3 Lie flat on the floor with legs close together. Lift your head and your feet at the same time about an inch from the floor. Hold for a few seconds and slowly lower. Do this about five times as a start. Don’t let this exercise fool you. It is more strenuous than it appears and is a simple way to firm the body from tip to toe.

“Most of us have no vivid idea of our figure faults” Patricia continued. “We see ourselves only from the shoulders up. But if we had a full-length three-way mirror and could get an all-around view we’d probably all be inspired to start working on an exercise routine It’s a good investment.”

Barbara Laage

This is a 1957 Lydia Lane article. Enjoy!

I left a showing of “The Happy Road” starring Gene Kelly a fan of the attractive French actress Barbara Laage So I was very happy that she returned to Paris from making a picture in Portugal while I was still here. Miss Laage lives in an interesting old house on Quai de Bourbon with a beautiful view of the Seine and Notre Dame. “I love Paris” I said as she greeted me in her courtyard. “And I love Hollywood” she replied explaining that shortly after the war in 1946 she was brought to Hollywood under contract to Orson Welles But in a year she had never worked so returned to France. “American women are always beautiful but at that time they were especially divine in contrast to what we were in Paris after the war. And the food was divine! I still remember Farmer’s Market Seeing all those fruits and vegetables was like a dream. I was so thin then I didn’t have to think about calories but now I do.

“The American movies and the American magazines have a strong influence on the women here in France. It has been written by so many people that the American women are the best-groomed and the best-dressed in the world, especially the working girls. “We are having in France now the ready-made dress as much as you do in the States but it means cheaper clothes. The French woman will naturally lose some of her individuality but I think she prefers being able to have more changes. “I love the United States” she said again “I really hope to go back again but for my career it is best if I know what there is for me to do beforehand. “I’m grateful to Orson Welles for all the help he gave me while I was in Hollywood. For my test they wanted to make changes in me but he stated in my contract that there should be none. “When I was a little girl I broke my nose and I thought that perhaps I should have an operation. But Mr. Welles would not hear of it. ‘Little irregularities’ he insisted make for character and personality. I’ll always remember these words”

Barbara admired my suntan but remarked “Lying in the sun too much invites a type of tuberculosis. This may sound strange but I was quite run down from working too hard and had to rest in a sanitarium. Several girls were recovering from TB which they said their doctor told them had been caused by being on the beach at the Riviera too many hours, exposing too much of themselves to the sun. “Perhaps the sun in California is different but I am very careful now about how long I tan.” I couldn’t help but admire Barbara’s pink clear skin. “Your coloring is Scandinavian” I said remembering the women in Denmark. “Ours is a Finnish name” she explained “but my family has lived in Paris for generations. My mother’s skin is beautiful I can remember her catching rain water which she bottled and used on her face. Because there is so much calcium in our hard water here in Paris it is hard on the skin” I remarked how much more pleasant Paris is now that the taxis are not allowed to use their horns constantly in traffic. “But I find it difficult to relax here” Barbara admitted. “To relax in any big city is not easy for me. I like to go to the sea or to the – country and then I can feel my body becoming quiet again. “This is what I loved about Hollywood. Part of the time I had a house by the sea in Santa Monica and later high on Mulholland Drive with a wonderful view It was just like the country with the hills all around me.

“It is so important to try never to get nervous. When you do you get ugly all over. I have been working in Italy where I’ve watched the Italian women when they are in a temper. No matter what beauty they have they lose it when they are quarreling or making an emotional argument.” In “The Happy Road” there is one scene in which Miss Laage has to ride a bicycle in a very tight skirt which means her beautiful legs are very much on camera. When I mentioned this she was just a trifle embarrassed. “I kept pulling my skirt down over my legs and Gene kept insisting I pull it back up” she said. “I think even if you don’t follow it as a dancer ballet training properly develops the legs. But when it is badly instructed the calf becomes over large and the legs are ruined.”’ When I asked Miss Laage for her most valuable beauty advice she explained that what you did to yourself on the outside was not as important as what took place within. “I think one must be able to face life with a sense of humor— to be able to see the other side when something hard comes along. But this is not always possible so one must have a philosophy to help. Accept your fate” she concluded. “If your expression is right and your health good, it is easy to work out cosmetics and make-up needs.”

Micheline Presle

This is a 1957 Lydia Lane article. Enjoy!

Micheline Presle has always been one of my favorite French actresses and I was sorry that her association with 20th Century-Fox a few years ago was not a happy one. “They gave – me uninteresting parts in bad pictures” Micheline said “And while I would like to work in ‘ Hollywood again I feel next time I want to know what I am going to do.” Miss Presle lives on the famous left bank and invited me to luncheon at a small restaurant near Notre Dame. She ordered red wine green mixed salad blue cheese and fresh fruit. HEALTHY LUNCH “What a healthy lunch” I commented. “And the American tourist is always complaining about the rich French food” Miss Presle smiled. “We are getting the American way of counting calories” she said with very little accent. “Our magazines and women’s pages are printing lists which are new to the French woman. “I weigh almost every day” she confessed “and I have no problem because two days a week when I go to the hairdressers I don’t eat lunch I have coffee and cheese and an apple. I’m very fond of fruit and cheese together. The French always serve these separately and my friends think I picked this up in America. But it is a pleasant way to do without bread.”

I asked Miss Presle what were her favorite American foods. Your charcoal-broiled steaks are wonderful. That’s really what one should have in the United States and the fresh crab is delicious — especially in San Francisco.” Miss Presle’i smart black suit was a Chanel “When we think of elegance in clothes we think of black” she explained. “I have some navy, blue and beige but no bright colors” I invited comment on the comparative chic of our two countries. “It may not be true— it’s just how I feel but I think American women as a whole are inclined to overdress” Micheline commented. “They wear too much Accessories to us are to be chosen as carefully as the dress. They must belong to the ensemble. If you are reminded too much of the accessories they are not in good taste. A French woman would never wear colored shoes on the street. And our hats are less conspicuous. They fit more as part of the ensemble. “The French woman dresses for men of course and tHey think about what she is wearing. The American influence is felt in Paris” she continued “For the first time we can buy inexpensive dresses ready-made In a boutique you have a fitting of course, but the price is only a fraction of a couturier dress.”

I asked what perfume Miss Presle was wearing and I was surprised when she named a scent that is very popular in the United States “But the scent is different over here” I exclaimed “I don’t know what happens” she said “But I prefer American cosmetics especially lipsticks I find the ones made m France but with American names are not the same as those made in the United States” Miss Presle was wearing a delicate-pink lipstick, no make-up base and a subtle blue-gray line above her blue eyes “I prefer naturalness” she confided “I use a little baby oil on my skin and powder but never cake make-up. It makes all the bad places in my face show up. “When a woman comes into her thirties I think she owes it to herself to use creams. I try to get a facial once a week since I have very dry skin.” The talk turned to how many American film stars are marrying foreign girls. “I think in general” Micheline pointed out” the European woman is more feminine She naturally accepts that the man — how do you say it? — wears the pants in the family ‘ “The American girl seems to think of a man more as a provider The French girl is looking for l’amour— romance. If she goes on a date with a student or a young man who does not have too much money, she willingly pays her own way. Even if a French girl thinks she is more intelligent than a man she is charming enough not to let him know it. “But” Miss Presle said in conclusion. “I think this attitude is just a matter of how you are ’educated”. ” 

Lisa Montell – Take two

This is a 1957 Lydia Lane article. Enjoy!

 

“Eyes are the first thing I notice about a person” Lisa Montell told me the other day on the studio lot. “They are the focal point in a face I agree with the poet who said “The eyes are the windows of the soul’ “Eyes are so quick to show tiredness under stress ‘ and strain I feel that taking care of your eyes is one of the most important points in looking well and feeling well You know you can relax your whole body through your eyes and eye strain can literally make you feel sick “When I come home after it day before the cameras or when it’s smoggy I bathe my eyes with- eye-lotion, Then lie down and plate hot towels over my lids. This helps to relax them and then I soak cotton in iced astringent and place these pads over my lids. It is amazing what heat followed by cold will do to make your eyes feel relaxed and look brighter.’

As we chatted on the set of ‘Ten Thousand Bedrooms” Lisa commented “Mascara and eye shadow are like icing on the cake. Grooming is necessary but health comes first. The eye of the camera is very sensitive – and I have learned if I am to look my best I must feel well. “When you are young and foolish you take health for granted. But never forget to be grateful for it. I used to dislike breakfast and was very careless about all of my meals. But I know better now and I don’t allow myself to leave the house without a nourishing meal to go on the rest of the day I have a cereal of millet meal with honey eggs or cottage cheese and applesauce On the days I have eggs I also have a glass of skim milk.

“Breakfast is the least fattening meal” Lisa explained “You have all day to burn up whatever you eat I have found that if you are not used to eating breakfast you won’t be hungry early in the morning but if you force yourself to change your habits after awhile you will enjoy a good meal to start the day. In the afternoon I like a cup of tea. I prefer it much more than coffee. It is both stimulating and relaxing. I think the hot water and the time it takes to sip it leisurely are a pleasant break, and the nature of tea is stimulating so it is really not as contradictory as it sounds.”

Lisa Montell – Take one

This is a 1955 Lydia Lane article. Enjoy!

Lisa Montell came to Hollywood via Peru, although she was born in Poland and educated right here in the United States. Her father was sent to South America on a business trip and the family went along. Lisa joined a small theatrical group in Lima and was spotted by a Hollywood director who was making a picture with a jungle background. Lisa was tested and won the starring role in the film called “Cocabala.” The film was sold to television and it was through this medium that she attracted the attention of Hollywood. I visited her at Warner Bros, when she was making “Escape to Burma” with Barbara Stanwyck. “I can’t believe I’m really in Hollywood,” Lisa said. “I’d dreamed of it many times but I hardly tought it would happen to me. You see, up to the age of thirteen or fourteen I was the ugliest child you ever saw. I was fat, wore braces on my teeth and spoke English with a heavy accent. This made me miserable. I used to pray every night that I would be pretty.

“Then suddenly the braces came off, I lost weight and was so thrilled with the change that I decided to go a step farther. I became a blonde. That was a big mistake and one I soon corrected. I just wasn’t the type and I think it’s wrong to change your basic type. “There Is a certain point of individuality in everyone that should be developed and that should be every woman’s goal, but also her limit. “There’s no kidding yourself,” she continued. “The better you look, the easier it is for you to get what you want.” Lisa commented on the way Hollywood make-up men accentuate naturalness.  

“Even though they use a lot of make-up, it doesn’t look that way. Speaking of using a lot of make-up, when I first started “working in pictures I had quite a bit of trouble with my skin. “I discovered the trouble stemmed from the way I was taking off my make-up, or rather, NOT taking it off. I didn’t realize how easy it is to leave cleansing cream stuck in your pores to get mixed up with stale make-up. My doctor pointed this out and suggested that I scrub my face once a day with a medicated soap. “This, I discovered, is a common skin problem but many girls do not recognize the reason. As soon as I began this thorough cleansing routine, my skin ho longer gave me any trouble.”

Jacqueline Beer

This is a 1957 Lydia Lane article.

It is such fun to run into familiar faces here in Paris. On the St. Honore I met Jacqueline Beer of Paramount. “I haven’t seen von since Short Cut to Hell set,” I re minded her. “I haven’t been to Paris for three years,” she told me. “Isn’t it beautiful? It’s as though I’m discovering everything all over again. I have walked everywhere. That’s one of the things I missed terribly when I was in Hollywood. No one walks anywhere there.” JACQUELINE was chosen Miss France of 1953 and sent to Long Beach for the Miss Universe contest. From there she was signed to a movie contract. “The studio had a silly idea that I would go over better as a blonde,” she explained. “And they persuaded me to have my hair bleached. It was a terrible experience. Permanents are hard on bleached hair, and I couldn’t have one because mine is so fine that it began to break off. “I like naturalness,” Jacqueline added. “I don’t think I’ll ever change the color of my hair again.” We sat at a little sidewalk cafe and- she ordered hot chocolate and pastry.

“AREN’T YOU AFRAID of putting on weight?” I asked. “My problem is the other way. I have always been too thin. I am the nervous type and burn up everything I eat.” In the bright sunlight I noticed Jacqueline’s clear, fine-grained skin and exclaimed, “My, you have a beautiful complexion!” She received this-compliment with almost a little girl’s shyness not at all like a beauty-contest winner. “I always use baby on on my skis, and then I wash it off with a soft soap and warm water. No matter bow tired I am I never go to bed without being sure that my face is clean. “WHEN I’VE BEEN working and have make-up on all day, I mix a few grains of salt with the baby oil to give an extra scrubbing. That way I’m sure no make-up is left behind.” “Will you hate to leave France?” I asked Jacqueline in parting. “No,” she said quickly, “I was very happy in California. Hollywood was good to me and I’ll be glad to see America again.”

Julie Wilson

This is a 1957 Lydia Lane article. Enjoy!

The people’s choice for blonde-of-the-year seems to be Julie Wilson this season. And a thousand show world comrades who know the years of struggle and failure that lie behind this tall breezy Nebraska singer are almost as proud of her success as if it were their own. No Cinderella she. You bump your head against every wall in the world, she mused. You milk your own blood trying to create something new and fresh and nothing works. “Then suddenly everything you did that was wrong turns out to be right . . . you have what they’re looking for . . . and you never are quite sure yourself what caused the change. JULIE NOW IS a top-drawing supper club performer, making a record eighth appearance at the St. Regis. She is starred in two current movies, “The Strange One and This Could be the Night. Her fabulous 30-gown wardrobe is the envy of almost every other gal in show business. Her gowns cost from $850 to $2000 each. She has four all-beaded gowns that took a year each to make. But Julie, whose salary has climbed from $50 a week to $3500, hasn’t forgotten the days when a hole in her nylons was a big problem.

“I began to see where I was wrong in the way I dressed and I immediately began trying to Improve my appearance. I also realized that my figure wasn’t what it should be so I went to a gym and reduced in the right places. When I left New York I had an appreciation for simplicity and,” she added with a smile, “slim hips.” “I couldn’t afford the clothes I wanted at first but when I went on the road with a musical I noticed the leading lady spent all her money on Hattie Carnegie suits and dresses. Fortunately we were the same size, so I became heir to a great many beautiful clothes. It was then I learned that really good clothes never wear out “And a really good dress usually stays in style a long time, unless it’ Is something terribly extreme. It does wonderful, things to your personality and confidence,” Julie confided, “when you, know you are well-dressed. And it is a lot of nonsense to think you have to be born with a clothes sense. Anyone can learn if she keeps her eyes open.”