Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on September 27, 1962 · 53
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i St. Lukes Fashion 'World Tour Is Dazzling Event yj ' ' Costumes Elegant and Costly BY ELEANOR PAGE (Other picture on back page) -OME INSPIRED STAGE settings from Japan to Rome, and an imaginative "book" which took a cast of prominent Chicagoans around the world for entertainment and fashion added up Jo another Presbyterian-SL Luke's Fashion show yesterday in Medinah temple. The travel was strictly first class, the fashions strictly fabulous, the actors strictly from ham, and everybody had a rousing good time especially when any of the 22 children among the models were on stage! Starting off with a Chicago . s Sketches by M argot, Tribune artist, of designs paraded in Presbyter lan-St. Luke's fashion show at Medjnah temple: From left: (1) Covered-up look for evening, typified by Christian Dior-New York's white satin costume with jet beaded blouson, modeled by Mrs. Russell P. Kelley Jr. (Saks Fifth Avenue) ; (2) Mrs. Gilbert H. Marquardt Jr.'s 2-feet high velvet turban topped with egrets by Canessa of Rome (Bonwit Teller) ; (3) and (4) Galanos of California, who designed bridal party and "evening at Maxim's sequence" (Marshall Field & Company) chose Gainsborough costumes of royal blue velvet and white satin for child attendants, among them, Amy Waller and ring bearer Frank Sims. (5) For bridal gown worn by Mrs. John A. Bross Jr., he used magnificent oyster white brocade edged with white mink. Swan like headdress and circular train added drama to wedding scene. (6) From Sweden came Mary Blaekett's skating costume and (7)' David Peck's junior guardsman's outfit. Mary's is from loom of Countess Ebba von Eckermann and David's suit is by Countess Marg von Schwerin (Carson Pirie Scott & Co.). (8) Designer Galanos' surprise combinations of fabrics expressed in Mrs. Homer Hargrave Jr.'s evening ensemble, which tosses camel fleece coat lined in white satin, and cuffed with sable over ankle-length camel fleece skirt and lavishly jeweled cable knit white overblouse (Marshall Field & Company). scene and a visit to her bank for a letter of credit the Northern Trust Company, of course, collaborator with the woman's board of Presbyteri-an-St. Lukes hospital in putting on the show Mrs. Faurot Bennett as Mrs. Dearborn, a chic Chicagoan, led a merry troupe of tourists. Louis Ellsworth Laflin, a frazzled father laden with cameras, and his absent minded wife, Mrs. Kellogg Fairbank, had trouble with-their children in San Francisco, where a cable car loaded with models was pushed and pulled across the stage against a mural of the city. There was more mischief in Japan, where a geisha girl .danced by a tea house with a view of Mount Fujiyama in the distance. Viking Ship and Zoo Only children modeled in Stockholm in a charming setting of Viking ship, Town hall, and zoo; models and escorts sipped wine at a sidewalk cafe in Rome with the Colosseum painted on the backdrop. Who should drop by but Cleopatra and her Anthony, complete with movie crew. A guard stood at attention in London where a busker danced and a flower girl disposed of her wares. But it was Paris that stole the show with a dinner scene at Maxim's where a splendid company of men and women dined on the eve of a wedding. For the entire scene James Galanos created designs of such the happy cries which followed the youngsters in the wedding scene, especially when Frank Sims, a 6 year old of football hero proportions strode out in his blue velvet pants and bolero, none too pleased with his costume or his shoes "they're 1 girl's shoes!" This collection hadn't been priced, buj some of the models were standing by with check books ready despite the forecast: "They'll be expensive." Two other designers present were John Weitz, a tall and handsome young man who was represented by several suede outfits, and Countess Ebba von Eckermann of Stockholm, who created the delightful juvenile outfits in the Stockholm scene. Children's Hour The children stole the biggest laughs and the loudest applause, as usual. Pamela McCabe, almost 3 years old, spotted her grandmother, Mrs. George S. Chappell Jr., president of the woman's board, in the audience and gave her a big wave. That was after she bumped into Marianne Thorne on her way downstage, but the spectators were already laughing at Betsy Searle's sigh as an usher gave her a twirl at the corner, and Clarissa Cutler's bouncy walk-she was obviously having a marvelous time ... the while scratching herself unconcernedly- Thomas A. Berkey got confused on the big stage, and asked directions from Mrs. Mc- 3 Jt14!A Tiunttrr Sfir SCg. Food-9 Fashions .&y Looking at Hollywood Sophia Gets Million, Gina s Leading Man dashing workmanship and ele- Claran MeCormick. Kay Ruther- tora naa Mrs. Jonn btevens Jenkins nearby when she wondered which corner to twirl at. And Master Stuart Cutler probably had the most fun of all after he pulled his thumb out of his mouth and started applauding along with the crowd. gance that the audience was dazzled. "Not even the movies could afford that!" said a woman as one breath-taking dress after another appeared. These models had specially made shoes which they were given. Mrs. Marshall Field's ball gown was Some Price Tags (Chxragn 9aUij (Tribune THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1962 F FART 5 PAGE 3 Lyric Preview Today x BY MARY MIDDLETON AN OVERTURE to the Lyric Opera season, which opens Oct. 12, will be the Opera forum to be presented today in the Prudential building auditorium. Boris Gol-dovsky will be moderator of a program including discussions of how the opera season is planned, costuming, and influences of French literature on opera. Tea will be served at 3:30 p. m., and after a dinner break during which a film of PurceU's "Dido and Aeneas" will be shown a forecast of the 1962 Lyric season will be given by Mr. Goldovsky, members of the Lyric Opera ballejt directed by Ruth Page, and several Lyric artists. When the Chicago Vassar club takes over the 9 o'clock show at Second City tonight, they'll be among the first to H BY HEDDA HOPPER fuel to that feud The bride, daughter of Contessa Magda Mattiazzo-Gelmi of Padua and Venice, Italy, has a degree in Spanish, French, English and Italian from the Interpreters' school in Geneva, Switzerland. She was studying Russian and Greek when she met Mr. Atwater, son of Mrs. Robert Morrisson Atwater of Winnetka and East Charlemont, Mass., and the late Mr. Atwater. "OLLYWOOD, Sept. 26 Here's more between Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida. Sophia signed with Sam Bronston to play Lucilla in "Fall of the Roman Empire," and in return Sam's shelling out a cool million, bucks. Sophia takes over Gina's last leading man, Steve Boyd, along with Alec Guinness and Richard Harris and beginning Feb. 15 she'll start 16 weeks of work. That figues out to about sixty thousand per week. . . . When Richard Burton denied everything that went on during "Cleopatra," and compounded the felony of being a cad by ending up with, "Really, the lack of morality in the papers is appalling," it was then I blew up. Does he think even ihe gullible Americans will swallow that? Ran across the latest picture of him in Switzerland with his dear wife and children, while Liz was somewhere in Italy being photographed with Rex Caesar Harrison. ... It will be a Charisse with a twist of Lemmon when Cyd and Jack guesj with Dinah Shore on TV. They'll wrap it up this year, but save it for St. Patrick's day, '63. ININ'G at Tek Dacosta's has become an internation- affair. He produced an Hungarian chef, a Greek housegnest, and Englishman Jack Hawkins. And to add to the confusion, I wore a fresh orchid hat sent me by that kook of all nations, Shirley MacLaine. Titos Vandis, the Greek actor who did that crazy drunken dance in "Never on Sunday," learned English in three months, and played in Dacosta's latest, "Not on Your Life!" He tells me "Sunday" cost $150,000 and has made millions. Its star, Melina Mer-couri, comes here Oct. 30 to kick off "Phaedra," but remains only three days. . . . Roz Russell breezed in with Hawkins after seeing a preview of "Gypsy," and offered to loan her air-conditioned car to Tek and Vandis for their trip to Las Vegas next morning. After a couple weeks seeing California, Titos returns to his native land for the Danny Kaye picture. YVONNE, who makes those lovely casual knit clothes, is combining fashion, art, and cocktails at the Ray Burr gallery today. It promises to be the beginning of many fashion shows like it, since Shirley Jones, Janet Blair, Arlene Dahl, and a half dozen pals will be there at 5 p. m. to help combine clothes and canvases. Artist Sheldon Clyde Schoneberg will make sketches of the guests and present them to the ladies as souvenirs. . . . It's difficult for me to picture Edie Adams singing with the New York philharmonic at Lincoln center with Leonard Bernstein directing, but they tell me it'll happen. And this is the second time around. She did it before in Carnegie hall. of black brocade topped by a reversible jacket of brocade and sable. Mrs. William J. Carney, substituting at the last minute for flu-struck Mrs. William C. Douglas, donned a long gown of black and red piaid satin, the plaid outlined in jet beading, and an accompanying "What's the price tag on that, Diana?" Mrs. Thomas A. Reynolds Jr. asked Mrs. Joseph O'Neil Jr. as they waited to go on-stage. "I asked the woman, and she said $210 or $395, she wasn't sure," laughed Mrs. O'NeiL When Mrs. Edward Byron greatcoat minus beading Smith, herself a beauty and a with lavish collar and tuxedo of sable. . "I didn't know they made plaid satin," remarked an awed fashion editor. 'Equal of Paris "This Galanos collection is the equal of any that ever came out of Paris, and I understand it is the first time he has created a collection for a show, or designed for children," was the tribute of Miss Eleanor Nangle, fashion editor of The Tribune. All of which must have been music to the designer's ears. He was among the few men watching the show. He must have enjoyed the applause and Parents' Dilemma: Music Lessons for Child THEY WERE THERE see the review the Second Citv Players will sive at The Estab- will your child lishment in London beginning profit enough Oct. 1. A ticater-Mattiazzo-Gelmi While John "Morrisson Atwater was studying German at the University of Vienna three BY JOAN BECK HOULD YOUR CHILD take music lessons? Now that school is rea sonably well under way, the annual autumn debate begins in many homes: s from private music instruction to justify the cost and You and Your Child the struggle about practicing? years ago, he met Miss Marina Tne answers, according to a Mattiazzo-Gelmi, who became consensus of music teachers, his bride Sept. 20 in the Old educators, and parents, shape Hall Tavern in Deerfield, Mass. up like this: YES: if your child's innate interest in music has been stimulated by considerable musical readiness. He needs to experience delight and satisfaction in records, simple rhythm instruments, singing, and musical play before he will gain from formal lessons. when he himself expresses a wish for lessons, as most children do between the ages of 8 and 10. This desire for more musical training can be stimulated by a parent's pleasure in music, by experimenting with a piano at home, by playing a schooT, by watching older chil- sion, brass and has a rather dren in a school music group. if you can find a teacher full of enthusiasm, with a warm understanding of children and skill in teaching new methods that offer success and achievement quickly without months of drudgery over techniques. if your child needs more challenge than he's getting in school. Private music lessons mean for many youngsters their only opportunity to work and their own speed. ifr he's had an opportunity to experiment with several different types of instruments simple horn or autoharp at piano, woodwind, string, percus- Heart to Heart il your Her Take-Home Pay $52; MotherWants$25ofIt - if the den BY LYNN HURLEY DEAR MISS HURLEY: My 17-year-old daughter just got her first job and her take-home pay is $52 a week. I've asked her to pay us $25 a week for room and beard, but she thinks it's too much. We have two other children and need her financial help, but she hasn't given me a penny so far. What do you think? wormed Mother . Dear Worried: She should con-contribute to the family kitty, bnt $25 a week is too much. Her daily expenses, clothes, and other personal needs will take a big chunk out of that $52. Fifteen dollars a week for room and board is a more reasonable figure. 45? "i 1 iii ii 'Sin i" m Pool Player Not for Her DEAR LYNN: I am 12 and know Lynn Hurley a very nice boy. I like him as a good friend, but not like a boy friend. I was very happy with him, until I discovered he came over, not for my friendship, but for a game of pool in our rec room. I would like him not to come over any more for that reason, but I still like him. Can you help me? Troubled Dear Troubled: You're lucky he comes over at all, since most 12-year-old boys avoid girls like the plague. That's because boys and girls your age usually don't have the same interests. If you're smart, you'll learn to play pool like a pro bnt don't beat him too often!. You'll keep your friend around till he's old enough to appreciate yon as a girl instead of a pool partner. Suspects Mistreatment DEAR Miss Hurley: I know for a fact that a little girl in our neighborhood is being mistreated by her parents. I do not want to go to the police because this would cause trouble. Is there anything else I can do? Concerned Dear Concerned: Call the Juvenile Protection association at MO (-0125, They keep such information confidential and win investigate the situation. good idea of which one he wants for himself. if he can see an opportunity to use his. music for fun with his friends. NO: until he is about 8 years old or older, unless he evidences unusual talent. Most music teachers prefer to wait for formal instruction until a child can read fairly well, has conquered problems of adjustment to school and is ready to take on some of the responsibility for practicing himself. For younger children, there are limitless opportunities for learn ing about and enjoying music. if your child is already capacity by the re- school. if the demands of practic ing bring largely pressure and not pleasure. You can't expect him to practice eagerly and without a reminder every day. But private music lessons are optional in your child's life and their purpose is enjoyment now as well as in the future. If lessons lead to constant nagging about practicing, or if your child hates every minute he is forced to spend playing, you are wasting his time and yours. You don't need to stop lessons at the first sign of discouragement or flagging interest. Sometimes a change of teachers helps, or a different type of music, or even a vacation of a few months when your child feels particularly pressured. But there is no point in insisting on years of lessons when your child gives little evidence of interest, ability, or enjoyment ' Li Designer John Weitz chats with Mrs. Charles Custer in Medinah temple before gala Presbyterian-St. Luke's fashion show opened yesterday. His creations were included. ; XT' perennial St. Luke's model, saw her daughter, Mrs. John A. Bross Jr., dressed as the bride she could only say "Aaaaah! I can't believe it!" Mrs. Bross was stunning indeed and because of the huge, heavy, circular train of the gown, she was the only model who had to sit still on. a floor cover before going on. Most of the others in the dressing room were clustered around her and the others modeling the Galanos creations, exclaiming over their luxury and beauty. Tweeds and wools were popular, and fur trimmed nearly everything. The prices of some gowns vied with the jewels shown in costliness a pair of sequinned evening dresses, one green, one red, had tags of $1,895 each. Two detectives kept close watch over Mrs. Samuel Goss III and the $177,-000 collection of emeralds she displayed. Mrs. Hill Blackett Jr. had her hair done especially for the show, "Even tho I had a feeling I might have to wear a wig." Sure enough, she was given a huge double pouffed blonde affair with sort of a question mark topping it, and closed the show wearing it and a beaded rose satin ball gown from Hong Kong. Everyone was loud in praise of the stage settings, the most ambitious and varied in the show's ' 36 year history. The voice of Miss Lee Phillip, narrator, came thru loud and clear, but it was difficult to understand her male coworker. And when the captain of the ship in the final scene on board the S. S. United States, returning to New York past the Statue of Liberty lifted his glass of champagne to toast the show and the audience, everyone was right in the mood to toast back to the success of this year's endeavor, and to other brilliant shows in the future. "It went so fast," a woman told Mrs. Gardner H. Stem, chairman, as 'the show ended nearly two hours past 2:30 p. m. .V CM r? xl w- Ljz aj James Galanos, creator of stunning collection in show, twitches sable collar into place before Mrs. Frederick G. Wacker Jr. models beaded coat on stage. tribune Photos Last year there were 15,000 accidents on golf courses. But it beats staying around the bouse falling off ladders and sticking your fingers in the power mower. 0

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