PREVIEW

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SHORT SHRIFT FOR SHORT SKIRTS IN CANADA KNOCK AT MALE EGO / KID STAR’S COMEBACK

August 31 1957
PREVIEW

WATCH FOR

SHORT SHRIFT FOR SHORT SKIRTS IN CANADA KNOCK AT MALE EGO / KID STAR’S COMEBACK

August 31 1957

WATCH FOR

SHORT SHRIFT FOR SHORT SKIRTS IN CANADA KNOCK AT MALE EGO / KID STAR’S COMEBACK

FASHIONS TO WATCH: Knee-length skirts are the decree of both Paris and Rome for Canadian women this fall, but manufacturers say the ladies won’t wear them. Reason: their legs aren’t nice enough. Here's what fashion experts say: Mrs. Harry Brodkin, Montreal — “Only one in ten Canadian women has good legs." Jack Licbman, Montreal — “Fashion-conscious women are in the 30-40 age group; they just don’t have pretty knees and want to hide them.” Julius Simon, Toronto — “They look awful; we’re not ready for them.” Consensus: skirts up one inch.

BOOK TO WATCH: Guaranteed to make men mad is Dr. Raymond !.. Schindler’s Woman’s Guide to Better Living 52 Weeks A Year. Here’s what he has to say about the battles of the sexes: Male superiority is a delusion: neither sex is superior. Male pugnacity has had much to do in fermenting the wars that disturb human living. Woman has the superior physical nature, her endurance is greater and she adjusts more quickly to physical changes; she is tougher and can endure pain better. Women have fewer neuroses. Finally, the stunner — although man's intelligence may reach higher peaks, the average woman is intellectually more capable than the average man.

MAN TO WATCH: Former child

movie star from Toronto, Bobby Breen (at 28) is making good all over again as a pop singer. Newest recording is Rainbow on the River for Gerry Myers, a former all-night disc jockey in Ottawa. now in Toronto, who’s half owner of Chic Records and Smash Publishing Co. in New York. Breen owns a New York nightclub and has a TV network show starting this fall.