A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 16, 1958

THE picture on this week's cover story is of Mrs. Douglas Thorn Jr., 23, a Manhattan model who symbolizes the American woman's search for beauty. Arkansas-born Jean Thom is the mother of a two-year-old boy, works about 25 hours a week at modeling for top cosmetic houses. She has a problem that most women who visit beauty salons would be delighted to share: she is petite (98 Ibs.). Says Jean Thorn: "I hate it. I take vitamin pills and everything to fatten up a bit." She spends about 20 minutes a day making up ("though I can draw it out to...

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