bde mar 22 1925 p31 lisbeth

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bde mar 22 1925 p31 lisbeth - 102.',. B 5 Personalities in Society I' Miss...
102.',. B 5 Personalities in Society I' Miss Lisbeth Higgins, Debutante, 2t Work on Ameri Step Dancing. Less than a year afler hev "big" season as u debutante Miss Lisbeth Higgins joined the throng of professional Broadway dancers, making her stage bow In "Sweeney Todd." 1'nfortunately for her budding career the revived Knglisii melodrama enjoyed but a brief run and the new toe dancer shortly found herself out of a position. Sitting comfortably in th' draw-, lng room of her lionie at 101 Prospect Park West. MIkh Higgln.? yesterday told of licr exuerii nci-s. Her humorous blue eyes twinklod beneath her chestnut hair as she talki',1 whimsically of her ambitions. Her tiny hands flashed In an ocen.-nni.il Jesture. Her talented fi-et that hnw twinkled at many society circuses and charity affairs during the past two years were comfortably crossed. "Broadway is a hard road tr. travel." she smiled. "But I guess I II get there somehow. 1 want to dance.. And I shall dance prob ably until I am too old. 'I had several offers to go on tin- road this pust season, but I couldn't take them. Kather haa been ill. you know, and I did not want '- leave him. Besides. I have to stay in New-York where I can study." The incoming mall each day. with its invitations to teas, bridges, din ners, and the infinite variety or other parties orranaid by the mem bers of the exclusive 1 ounaer ,-ei to which the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. HigKills beloncs. gets second thought from this am bitious society dansense, who has appeared at most of the largest of the entertainments for charity. "Why do you want to dance pro fessionally?" she was aslted. Oh. one gets bored sitting arouna and waiting for the next party:" 'Has it occurred to you 10 try Gloria Gould's idea of teaching dancing?" "Yes. I've thought or tt. nut I would not like it. I'd rather dance than teach. Besides. I don't think his home last Saturday evening lo a large group of his friends. Mr. Cope left on Wednesday for the West Coast, going by way of Tennessee to I'm the type that would make good teacher." "How about giving up dancing? Don't you find visiting theatrical managers anil sitting in theatrical agencies discouraging?" "Give up dancing? Certainly not. I want to dane. because I like dancing belter than everything else in the world. And I am Koing to keep at it. "I've gone beyond ballet dancing now and am studying American step dancing at Ned Wayburn's school. There is a bigger field In that style of dancing, of course, for musical usitnedy one needs occasionally to, dance a ballet number, and so I am keeping in training in that respect. However. I think that step dancing Is most Important. I spend at leaft six hours a day on dancing lessons and singing lessons." In addition to dancing and singing lessons six hours daily Miss Higgins finds time also for a canter through Prospect park, and as a member of the Riding and Driving Club takes an active interest in all turf and Held events for horses. She gives freelv of her time for charity, serves on numerous younger committees for benefits, attends dances, the theater, etc. "To get a job on the musical comedy stage," she .-.aid, "one has to Pound away at the ugencles or else engage a. manager and pay him. And there aren't so many jobs. I'd join a good chorus In a Broadway show now. "Choruses, ynu know, have Improved a lot in the past 10 years. You have to be able to dance te make a Broadway chorus in these times. And you have to be attractive looking and have a lot of pep. "About the only way to break through is by way of the chorus. That's where all the stars get started. Tt usually takes about six years of hard work, study anil experience before a chorus girl, regardless of her talents, can command leads. Marilyn Miller took eight years to work her way up from the chorus." Heath. Mrs. Douglas Hillyer. Mrs. Ellison Hillyer. Mrs. Norman D. Heffley, Mrs. Charles M. Higgins, Mr. Alfred H. Everson, Miss Beulah

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 22 Mar 1925, Sun,
  3. Page 31

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