Radio: The Personality

The newest and youngest of radio's women's home companions is 27-year-old Florence Pritchett, a bejeweled, baritone-voiced ex-model who takes the air as "Barbara Welles." Flossy's voice is husky, refined and thrillingly intimate as she says: ". . . Tear crisp green leaves of four-times-washed spinach into appetizing pieces. Moisten with French dressing and toss together in salad."

Would feminine ears, long adjusted to the ingenuous tones of such workers as Alma Kitchell and Martha Deane, take kindly to Flossy's sophisticated accent? Manhattan's WOR has high hopes. The station says it picked her over 1,000 applicants.* Flossy herself has few doubts that she...

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