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TK/'HEN a Sydney actress was asked this week to

V * make a personal appearance, after the showing

of a film in which she had starred, she was surprised because the film had been her only one, and it was made 27 years ago.

But members of the Sydney University Film Group, who had re-discovered and shown Tal Ordell's 1927 silent, "The Kid Stakes," insisted on a few words from Mrs. William Sey- mour, who, as 21-year-old Eileen Alexander-had played the female lead, Madelainc


"That's right - T-w-e-r-t,

Twert," she remembers laugh- ( ingly. "I nearly fainted when Tal told me what my name

was going to be-and my ' love interest in the film was a , young man named Horatio!" ]

i>ne began acting at te, a New Zcalander who meant to study elocution at the Mel- bourne Conservatorium and then return home to teach it, But", suddenly, a girl was want- ed for the part of Doreen, in C. J. Dennis's "The Sentimen- tal Bloke."

'To me it was like a fairy- tale-it all happened over- night. Dennis's Doreen was pretty well Australia's sweet- heart then. She had become the darling of the troops dur- ing the first World War.

"We played 'The Sentimen- tal Bloke' for 12 months, non- stop, all over Australia; I was Doreen, Tal Ordell was Gin- ger Mick. I played juvenile

lead in several live shows 'Never Say Die,' The French Countess,' 'It Pays to Adver- tise'-then came the film.

"As you know it's about a gang of boys-the Fatty Finn gang-and I was just the love interest. We were going to make a whole scries; but, about 1930, the talkies came.

"And that was the end, not only of silents, but for some time, of Australian films alto- gether."

Since then, Mrs. Seymour said, she has been kept busy with housework and radio she was in charge of a women's session in Perth dur




(A.A.P.). - The latest "gimmick" for

evening wear is to spray the hair with gold or sil- ver stars, "The Star" re ports.

The job is done by holding the cut-out stars

or other motifs in one hand and a puff-spray of metal dust in the other.

This star-spangled hair-do was displayed at a review by the Fellow- ship of Hair Artists of Great Britain, which also introduced a new hair-style, the puff cut.

The hair is worn flat on top but puffed out at each side over the temples. A fairly deep fringe and the back hair swept sharply up and back complete the effect.

ing wartime, while her hus- band was stationed in Western Australia-but her main in- terest now is^ the garden around her old-world house at Pymble.

"I've got everything there," she laughed, "all but a thatch- ed roof, that is. A dog, a cat, birds, a herbaceous border."

Watching the film again, she said had been very thrill- ing-"but there were no re- grets." '

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