The Press: Wigs & Whiskers

How would President Roosevelt look with dundrearies? Could Primo Camera's appearance be improved by a walrus mustache over his vast gummy mouth? Could Greta Garbo get a job as a bearded lady? Such questions may sometimes arise in the minds of presidents, prizefighters or actresses but they occur more frequently to children who answer them by defacing newspaper photographs.

Last week the problem of improving the appearances of U. S. notables was twice attacked. In his New York American column. Poet Richard Le Gallienne complained seriously about the "undistinguished, commonplace, not...

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