Modern Living: Fashion Is an Honest Sweater

IT wasn't the strawberry malt or the tight skirt or the high-heeled shoes or her all-American good looks. It was the bright red sweater 16-year-old Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner was wearing—and amply filling—that attracted the attention of Hollywood Editor William Wilkerson in Hollywood's Top Hat Malt Shop 35 years ago. "How would you like to be in pictures?" he asked Julia Jean. Within a year she had been transformed into Sweater Girl Lana Turner, and the lowly, utilitarian sweater had been established as a basic part of the American female's wardrobe.


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