Natural & Character


Florence DesmondFlorence Desmond

No. 9

Florence Desmond as Elizabeth Bergner

The hall-mark of a mimic's art must be economy in make-up, for the effectiveness of a mimic depends on the speed with which a transformation can be made from one character to another. The cleverest mimics - and there is probably none cleverer than Florence Desmond now living - can stroll on to the stage in their own persons and with an attitude, an inflection of voice or a twist of expression show you the true inwardness of another's personality. Here all aid that Miss Desmond needs to give you Essence of Bergner is a handkerchief over the head.