A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 15, 1954

Dear Time-Reader

This week I would like to tell you about a vivacious lady named Margaret McConnell, and her job here at TIME which carries the title Personnel Manager for Women.

Margaret began her personnel career in a rather ironic way, by playing the part of a slave girl in Cecil B. DeMille's epic The Ten Commandments. She was going to Hollywood High School at the time. Says she: "Everybody was a part of the movie colony in those days. I heard that the studio was paying $5 a day for extras, so I applied." She soon learned that student extras were in...

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