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nn PART V WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1967 A Bright Day for LA's Devotees of Art BY MAGGIE SAVOY Timet Society Editor JACK SMITH Recipe and Remedy for Everything In our supermarket society it is hard to realize that less than a century ago many American housewives made their own soap, ink and home remedies for every ailment from earache to rheumatism. A reader has sent me a dilapidated copy of "Housekeeping in the Blue Grass," a book of recipes, hints and prescriptions published in 1875 in Paris, Ky. Paris, according to my atlas, has a population of only 7,791 today. I don't know how big it was 92 years ago, but from the ads in the back of the housewives' guide it must have been a lively and aggressive community. Some of the ads are for big mercantile houses in Louisville and Cincinnati, but right there in Paris they had, for example, R. P. Dow, "dealer in raw and refined sugars, choice green and roasted coffees, fine-cut plug and smoking tobacco, gunpowder, oolong, Japan and English breakfast teas, best brands of rifle powder and all sizes shot and caps," plus Fleischmann & Co.'s "celebrated compressed yeast." Mrs. Gus Brower Pollock dealt in "every variety of millinery goods," including "French hats and bonnets, ties, ribbons, flowers, veils, ruches, bridal wreaths, etc., etc." Dr. Wm. Wasson, dentist, conducted his practice in "all operations in the different branches of the profession, performed in the most judicious and skillful manner," on Main St., "over Jacob Spears & Son's Dry Goods Store, Opposite the Court House Door." Under Miscellaneous Recipes, the book tells us how the women of Paris made their soap: "One and one half pounds unslacked lime, 3 pounds soda ash, 7 gallons lye or rainwater; boil all 15 or 20 minutes. Pour off the lye clear, add 7 pounds of grease; boil 2 hours, or until done. Splendid soft soap." To make hair oil: "Six ounces castor oil, 2 ounces cantharides, 2 ounces alcohol, 1 ounce bergamot." To make "A Fine Wash for the Hair: Dissolve in 1 quart of boiling water, 1 ounce borax, 1 half-ounce of camphor. The ingredients should be finely powdered." There is also a "breast ointment" under medical remedies. The book doesn't say exactly what affliction of the breast it is for, but from the ingredients, I would say it ought to cure almost anything: "One gill old whisky, old butter the size of a walnut, beeswax the size of a partridge egg, 1 teaspoonful of black pepper; stew until the whisky evaporates; spread on a cloth and sprinkle black pepper thickly over it." I have always believed the myth that the women of that era were zealous prohibitionists, in the mold of Carry Nation. But apparently the love of good whisky was as much a part of the Blue Grass culture as the taste for French millinery. Here is Mrs. Jonathan Owen's recipe for Eggnog: "Six eggs, beaten separately; 1 pound of sugar, 2 pints of rich cream, 1 pint of whisky, 1 half pint of Jamaica rum; beat the yolks well; mix sugar and whisky together;' whip the cream; add whites of eggs, and cream last. Reserve a little whisky and cream for the next morning." Hair of the ol' dog, eh, Mrs. Owen? And if that didn't bring a red-eyed man around in the morning, there was a remedy for Inflamed Eyes: "Take double-refined white sugar, pound it and sift through a piece of muslin; boil an egg hard, and cut in two lengthwise, taking out the yelk. Put the white in boiling water; dust a very small quantity of the sugar on the eyeball, and pladfe the steaming cup over the entire eye." The good old days. TODAY IN PART V DEAR ABBY Page 4 ASTROLOGY Page 5 MARTIN BERXHEIMER .... Page 13 BRIDGE Page 2 CHRISTY FOX Page 3 JOYCE IIABEK Page 13 HAL HUMPHREY Page 18 KIRSCH 0 BOOKS Page 9 ROUNDABOUT Page 8 T-:r ' I V --y VK- -ir f f il tlM . - lit I ' f! jf " J '" w v vl BRIGHT FUTURE Three young art lovers admire David E. Bright collection now on exhibit at County Adolph Gottlieb's "Rolling II" at opening of the Museum of Art. Collection is a permanent gift. Times photos by Mary Frampton The bright young 2-year-old of the art world, our own County Museum of Art, showed its precocity again Monday night. Nearly a thousand art lovers and patrons turned out to welcome the museum's biggest - to - date legacy, the almost $1 million David E. Bright collection of modern art. Already a pacesetter in the art world (its yearly attendance has long since exceeded that of the Paris Louvre, is second only to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York), the glistening marble-hailed art museum was gay with soft music, topiary arrangements of au-tumn-hued zinnias, and the excitement of welcoming the 23 20th-century paintings of Picasso, Leger, Modigliani, Miro, Kupka and four American artists Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, Adolph Gottlieb and Mark Rothko. The scene was glossy as the first guests arrived, even before the appointed hour of 9 to wander through the cubistic halls stacked around the four-story atrium, and then as if they were saving the best for the last crowd into the Ahmanson Gallery where the exhibit will hang until Dec. 17. The paintings will later, by the late Mr. Bright's bequest, hang permanently in the inuseum in the Mr. and Mrs. David E. Bright Gallery. Many of the guests had never seen the paintings before. They had been collected by Mr. and Mrs. Bright since the early 50s, have been a part of their home through all the years. As Mrs. Lottie Newmire, Mrs. Bright's mother, noted as she gazed at Picasso's blue-period "Sebastian Juner "Vidal," "We ate many a dinner looking at that solemn fellow." Dolly Bright and her daughter, Bonnie Bright, seemed happy-sad as they arrived late. They'd had a little Rolls-Royce trouble after the dinner in their honor at Perino's, and were whisked through the crowd up the freight elevator to see the paintings in their new home for the first time. There, too, were Mrs. Lester Carmel of Chicago and Mrs. Rose B. Liederman of Florida, the late industrialist's sisters, who had come to see his legacy to Los Angele3 take ita place for everyone to share. Art lovers walked slowly from painting to painting, gasping with delighted shock at the first impact of a Kline or a Picasso or a Matisse. Others lolled over the marbled balconies, looking at the crowd below, and talked about the paintings in hushed voices: "To think they are here, and belong to anyone who wants to look at them, said one young girl, standing angle-legged in flatheeled shoes and skimpy brown knit. At least three of the Bright'3 paintings were almost lost to Los Angeles art lovers: They were stolen, back in 1961, from their home in Bel-Air. Modigliani's "La Chocolatiere" and the Picasso "Sebastian" were fortunately recovered, and hang in the museum today. David Bright, in his lifetime, was a staunch and passionate collector and art patron. He was a founder of The Music Center and a trustee of the art museum, chairman of its building committee. The eye-whammying sculpture which stands before the main entrance, Norbert Kricke's "Space Sculpture," was another Bright gift. Many friends with whom Mr. Bright worked in building the museum were there: the Robert Ahmansons, Dr. and Mrs. M. Norvel Young, Charles 0. Matchams, Free-Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 mi i .... i. mil .im..ii..l..mi,i.,,,i,Mm ..u..,,,.ii m im n i i n tm "mtnwmmwm mhwjxx v811 4pw$fs! ' - iff f " . . 1,1 ' ' . ART LOVERS Among viewers at Bright collection opening were the PROUD MOMENT Mrs. David E. Bright, left, chat with Kenneth Donahue, Mrs. Freeman Gates, late industrialist's niece and nephew, Karen and Karl Liederman. widow of late philanthropist, and daughter Bonnie, at reception noting $1 million legacy to museum. Bumper Crop of Gay Sportswear BY FAY HAMMOND Times Fashion Editor In the winter fashion swim, formidable pace-setters for the entire world are California labels like Elisabeth Stewart, Cole, Catalina, and a relatively new young firm called Alexa. Award winning Elisabeth Stewart brings haute couture to the beach; she makes a bikini look positively refined; a camouflaged size 18 maillot looks as sexy as a size 8, and her beach dresses and other coverups are chic enough to wear where there isn't a drop of water in sight. Her three-piece bathing suit ideas are tops. Most are swim-mable en toto or they peel down to briefs and bras for figures that can stand the exposure. Her four-of-a-kind coordinates offer a choice for all types like a belted tunic, a one-piece number with a flip of a pleated skirt, a two-piece overblouse deal, a two-piece brief that's not quite a bikini, and a sinuous side -slashed ankle-length pool dress that slips over many of these, but is highly qualified to dance on any cruise ship or at the snootiest resort extant. These come in silky jersey diagonally slashed with color-like streaks of warm brown set into hot pink, for instance. She also matches wide-legged paja-ma pants to bare midriff types in textured Dacron polyester prints of black and white. She uses flower-power motifs in a rampage of color for another Please Turn to Page 12, Ccl 1 I'"' s ' " ' I If i '- A i ; . 1 ' ' T'''f 1 fl Will ! ff' . ' ' ! J 311 1 JE v ? . . . i t. 1 ZIP SKIMMER AND COVERUP Knit in Super nel collar. Elisabeth Stewart's white matte jersey Shantung Terry, White Stag's skimmer zips to fun- burnoose beach robe is side slit, self sashed in front. MOVIE REVIEW Disney Craft Flavor for 'Jungle Book' BY CHARLES CHAMPLIN Timtf Entertainment Editor Television cartoons have accustomed us all to the techniques of limited animation, in which only the lips move and nary a leaf stirs. After all that Saturday morning conditioning, there is something gloriously old-fashioned and heroic about see ing Walt Disney's "Jungle Book" in full animation and at full length. It is a labor of patient love (nearly four years in the making), as remarkable in its visible man-hours as a wall-sized tapestry and mosaic. It is beautiful to see. At the same time, the best of those TV cartoons have made virtues out of the cost-induced necessity of limited animation by stressing visual and verbal wit and placing great stress on the voices. The Jay Ward-Bill Scott Bullwinkle Show and the Hanna-Barbera Top Cat show by now are classic instances of the hip cartoon. And, in a reversal of procedure, Mr. Magoo can be said to have made a star of Jim Backus. "The Jungle Book" makes clear that the lessons of TV cartoons have not been lost on Buena Vista in Burbank. The scene-stealing star of this first full-length Disney cartoon in four years is Phil Harris as the voice of a rambling wreck of lackadaisical bear named Baloo. He is hotly pursued for top honors by the voice of Louie Prima as King Louie the Most, the scat-singing hippie ape leader. At that, my favorite invention may just be the quartet of Cockney-Please Turn to Page 13, Col. 3 t

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