Friday, April 5, 2019

Thelma Todd On Beauty

This article was posted by  Adam Tunney in the Thelma Todd group on facebook.

Must Be Lovely Be Thelma Todd; below, two poses of Carole Lombard. Hit TALI AN CAMPBELL IF MODERN woman is not beauty conscious it is not the fault of so- called “beauticians’’ and “stylists” According to them, no smallest detail of milady's personal grooming or dress must be taken frivolously. Her whole future may depend on the slant of her eyebrow or the cock of her hat. To listen to some of these “saviors of womankind” or to read their advice, one would think it was every woman’s bounden duty to spend all of her time doctoring up her complexion, brushing or massaging her scalp to make her hair lustrous, or exercising various portions of her anatomy to make them more symmetrical. You may have nicely manicured hands, but if you fall down on your elbows—not literally, of course, but pulcliritudinously—your whole future may be lost, Thelma Todd of screen comedy fame, says nothing is so good for the elbows as grapefruit. She illustrates her point by having her “picter took'* with her elbows firmly planted in what look like two perfectly good halves of grapefruit. The thrifty housewife may well ask what becomes of the grapefruit after Thelma’s elbows have been beautified. No one has had the temerity to dispute the old saying that “a woman's crowning glory is her hair.” But  today no one would think of wearing her hair au naturelIe. You must study your “individual style,” whatever that may be, and arrange your tresses accordingly. And you should also adopt a daytime mode of wearing your locks—to be strictly up-to- date—and also an evening coiffure. Pictured right below is a characteristic and thoroughly becoming daytime style, according to Carole Lombard, another screen player. At the right Carole steps out in evening attire with a braid wound around her head, which has, from time immemorial, signified the queenly type of woman, both demure and dignified, with whose affections no man would even consider trifling. 

Clipped from Valley Morning Star, 11 Mar 1931, Wed,

Jax Linton: My grandmother and Thelma were school chums. They also burned empty half grapefruit on low on the gas stove to scent thier homes.💞


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