Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 16, 1943 · Page 5
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•«• V Friday, April 16, 1943 'Remake Revlue' Goes on Tour in Canada, With Old Clothes Playing Star Roles H PJ* E __ S T A R ' _" ° PE ' ARKANSAS Up a Tree , PAGE FlV* SHADOWS IN THE SOUTH SEAS From sister's old skirt and dad's discarded overcoat, Junior ffcts a sturdy school outfit. By JAMES MONTAGNES 1 Written for NEA Service I .Toronto, Cnn.—"Make 'Em Last" | is Iho typically terse wartime con-1 VL-rsiitinn slogan in Iho United States. Up hero, since tlio Wartime Prices and Trade Board has officially sponsored a clothing conservation campaign, Canadian women are being urged to "Remake, remodel and revitalize." Throughout the Dominion, they arc being shown what to do with that old tuxedo, evening dross, shirt or blanket that clutters up twiccdaily showings of the "Remake Revue," now touring the larger cities, practical ideas on how to make over into smart serviceable garments ti lo 0 [ t | clothes rind other material they h'tive discarded because of style. The government took this step toward conservation because of a growing material shortage in the Dominion. While, there is no pros' pect yet of such a shortage in the United States, the Revenue un- doubtedly would interest American women if only because it points to a weapon for combatting the growing cost of living. Mrs. H. M. Aitkcn, well-known Canadian advertising executive who heads the clothing conservation drive, points out: "It is surprising w|iat you can do in the way of remaking old clothes, an art which women have always practiced, but have not needed so much in Canada in recent years. "We waste entirely too much clothing. Too much of it is left to hang forever in closets. People don't seem to reali/c that children's skirts, dresses and blouses can be made from the dresses and blouses of big sister, that snow suits can be made from old blankets, infants' clothing from old flannel suits and shirts. This is the idea we want to put over The loading patternmakers of the United Slates and Canada, aided by textile manufacturers, have for the first time joined hands to develop pnllerns for this remodeling campaign. They have developed 42 different garments which can be made from old clothes and all patterns conform to Canadian style-freezing regulations. The 'first showing of remodeled clothes made from these wartime style patterns was at the "Remake Revue" held at Toronto last month. Following the well-attended demonstrations of what can be done in remaking old clothes, instruction centers are being set up in the larger cities to act as models of local instruction centers, operated by volunteers from women's organizations in every community. An illustrated booklet giving practical working patterns and full instructions is being given to Canadian women, so they can put into practice the examples seen at public showings. They will also get talks and demonstrations on how to care for and repair simple troubles on their sewing machines. Froufrou a La Hollywood BY DEE LOWRANCE \ NEA Staff Correspondent ':HOLLYWOOD — Froufrou and # fluff have fastened their gossamer .grip on Scrcendom's Easter bonnet fashions. This is the day of be- »j|ewgaws for ornamentation. You'll look old-fashioned and out of dale 'in the wilds of the West Coast unless you get yourself at least one pf the new bonnets. And that's \yhat the star gals are doing, in between their war work and film activities. Next to the news in decor for spnng millinery comes a revival of the huge brim—to be worn especially with suits. Variations- on J£e theme are many, from the upturned breton to the kettle brim to ijurve high over the face. Hats that take a middle coursc are out. Among the younger stars the small hat leads. For instance Dcanna Durbin, who is graduatcc from sweet child roles to very grown-up young wife in her nev film, "The Amazing Mrs. Holli day," frames her face in a paste blue fell, exactly matching the tone of her pastel blue wool suit It has a double rippled brim, be vween which peek clusters of blu< forgetmenots. Back-off-the-head bonnets, mos oflcn flower trimmed and cover ing the back of the head com pletely, are greatly in vogue. Often they are crocheted in bright yarn and picked up with light colored Even Hollywood's small hats are all fronfrou-ed up like the one above, worn by Deanna Durbin Of pastel blue to matchc her blue wool suit, it has a double felt brim Whose ripples are filled with for jetmenots. Height of froufrou, lowever, is seen in the gala bon^ et at left, worn by Louise Albrit :on. For after-dark occasions, ii is made of two lavendar ostrich plumes, one down the back, the other diping over the forehead. Here black tulle veil is trimmed by a single heart in black sequins. sequins or glass beads. For after-dark hours, the frou- frou influence runs even more rampant. There seem to be no limits, with many of the stars pinning gaudy flowers up behind their pompadours and dripping gobs of veiling over their faces and under their chins. A typical example of the dressy hat for evening gaiety (which all stops promptly at the witching hour of midnight these days) is a hat worn by Louise Albritton, hailed for her acting in "Good Morning Judge." It was fashioned out of two soft pale lavender ostrich plumes, one curling deep over her forehead. Her black tulle veil, drawn under her chin, sported a single sequin heart, in black. Corps Photo From NEA) Neatly capping a tree is a 'chute left behind by misguided paratrooper on maneuvers in Alabama. Chinese Welder (V. S. Marine Corps Photo From NBA)| On some palm-fringed distant shore a lone Marine stands guard over piles of food supplies that will feed our,««'••*-*•> ins "itn in the South Facilic. BOOM! BOOM! AND A CORVETTE KILLS ANOTHER AXIS SUB "I -s Exploding depth bombs geyser up while columns of water behind a speeding sorvette as Ihe Royal Canadian Nayy< blasts and destroys an enemy submarine somewhere in the North Atlantic. (Passed by Canadian censor. Official Royal Canadian. Navy photo, released through Universal Pictures for "Corvettes in Action,") > Wing Over Munda Jennie Lee, 23, a left-handed Chinese girl with a Brooklyn accent, is one of the two first women to pnss a rigid welder's test at Douglas plane plant in California. Dog in Boots Sky and Silhouette on a Wartime Sea Looking down across the wingtip of an American dive bomber you can see the runway of the much-bombed Jap airfield on Munda Point, New Georgia, in the Solomons. (Official U, S. Navy F/?oto from Down out of a gray-black sky come four torpedo bombers,'skimming over the flight deck of a'U. S, .^ combat aircraft carrier. Planes on deck are dive bombers being readied lor action. "-i Red, White and Black Messrs, Fifty by Fifty Coast Guard beach patrol dog wears canvas boots to protect paws against cuts from shells. No ration coupon needed, These girls with the upswing coiffures have been chosen America's 'number one" wearers of their respective shades of hair at the International Beauty Show in New York. They are, left to right, Kiln Hayworth, No. 1 redhead; Janet Blair, No. 1 blonde; and Joy Hodges, .No. 1 briinet. U-Boat Just Before Its Death Dive Only a few minutes after this Nazi submarine was photographed on the North Atlantic through a telephoto lens, it was sent to the bottom. Gunners can be seen on deck during duel with the Canadian corvette that later sank the sub with depth bombs. (Passed by Canadian censor. Official Royal Canadiaj} Nsyy photp released by Universal Pictures for "Corvettes in Action.") Comedian Oliver Hardy (393 pounds) compares waistlines 407'Pound Sgt. August Stackwell, a B-H* model from the «iy corps. M

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