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Publisher: General Books LLC (16 Jan. 2012)
By: Wells Hawks (Author)
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE GIRL WITH THE BEAUTIFUL SHOULDERS. They called her ' The girl with the beautiful shoulders.' Her name was Grace Hodson, and there was just one little line to that effect on the program. While she had talent and other requisites for success, so far she had but little else to do but stand in the front row of the chorus and look pretty. The shoulders helped her to a very large extent in this portion of her work, but to her credit it must be said that her acting ability, though not visible in the present production, had won for her the important position of understudy to one of the principals. So far this principal had fine chances of going through the season without missing a performance. All of this was discouraging, but Miss Hodson was happy and she continued to attract admiring glances to her side of the stage whenever the chorus was on, and in this instance the attraction being a musical comedy, this was quite often. Some of the girls were inclined to be jealous of Miss Hodson. Her pretty figure and the distinguishing shoulders not only attracted the attention of the audience but they were playing havoc with the other young ladies' opportunities of getting their pictures in the magazines and the Sunday newspapers. 120 ' To be sure, the other girls were pretty, but Miss Hodson's shoulders made such a striking photograph that the possibilities of an engaging picture at once won the attention of the dramatic writer and it was her photograph that was invariably chosen. And so Miss Hodson was making rapid strides into that muchexplored realm known as public favor: and she was doing it with little effort on her part, for it was the stage manager who had suggested the style of gown that brought the shoulders into prominence. Miss Hodson was probably twenty-five: s...
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