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quin parades nCext Monday, Tuesday, o and Wednesday afternoons, to show to c the public some of the lovely spring T goods this house has recently pur- e chased. "Divinely tall and fair," and utterly feminine, Miss Harcourt step- , ped off the boat yesterday looking not one whit the worse for her trip, and , was ready within an hour of her arri val to grant an interview to a repre- I sentative of "The Examiner." For several years she has been wide- f ly known throughout many states, not only as a beauty, but for her ctapalbl1i ties as actress and mannequin, and on many occasions has been painted by foremost artists, one lovely portrait being that executed about five years C ago by the famous Sir John t ltongstaff, which on completion was immediatoly purchased for r the Melbourne Art Gallery. An f imposing career of success indeed, but ' one which has in no way marred the t natural, unspoilt chanm of the visitor. She is n.s keen as possible about her work, and eager to show Launceston womcen just how lovely are the new goods of the season. Actress, Mannequin, Writer cWhen she was fifteen Miss Harcourt pinned up her golden tresses, and giving her ago as twenty-one, succeed ed in obtaining a position as manne quin at Farmers' store, in Sydney. The following year she entered into a con tract with J. C. Williamson's, and for six years on and off has performed In musical comedies, including "Wild flower," in which she started in the chorus, "The Vagabond King," "Stu dent Prince," 'A Night Out," and "Katja." Durlng this period she also did some moving picture work, playing Samia in "For the Term of His Natural Iife," and appearing also in "The A.dorable OLtrast," for wlhich the conm pany was in Fiji for three months. In tihe early part of this year she was given thei star role in "The Russell Af fair," a film that was "shot" in Sydney. Besides her stage and mannequin work, Miss Hlarcourt has written many fashion and beauty artioles for papers in Sydney, where she lives with her mlother in a flat at Coogee. Her manncquin work, too, has not only meant appearing in beautiful clothes at variolus parades, for she more often tlhan not does the entire planning for the displays she is featured in, and every time she is to appear at least does the arranging of all her own frock. lngs. Continuous work on theose lines, and it Is to be noted that she is al ready fully booked up to next March, has left little time for real leisure, "but it is work that I love," the visi tor said. "Never in all my life have I had a proper holiday," Milss Hlarcocurt added. "Of course, my work is always taking me to different places, and occasionally I have a few days to myself a.t home, but never have I packed my trunks and gone off for a few weeks on holiday bent alone." Then Miss Harcourt confiled that when she did get a holl day it would be spent in Tasmania. "I fell in love with tile place," she said, "when I visited the South lnst April. Hobart is so beautiful, and I liked the people so nuch." She spec ially mentioned Miss Marie l3Jelke Petersen, with whom she stayed, and who is a very great friend. "We are bluite different types," Miss Tarcourt said, "but we understand c.cb other perfectly." Incidentally. Miss 13Jelke. Pletersen has 2ortrayed Miss Harcourt as the Iherolne i her book, "Moon Minstrel." About Coming Fashions Fashions then had a place In the talk, and on these Miss H-larcourt was most enthusiastic. "The styles this year," she said, "are so feminine and becoming. Of course sleeves are the most dominant note of all, and a new blue, called brigade blue, is to be the rage. We wear our hats at the high dive angle, putting them on like a mnan, from tile front, and show quite an enormous amount of hair, which is very good for the hairdressels," she commented, In fabrics and hat straws the latest news reads mostly like a weathcer report, Miss I-arcourt said, "behlg dull and rough." Yedda, a dull, roulgh straw, is very much liked, and of course there are many shiny straws, too. "I love to run riot In evening dresses," she said, "and will be showing some lovely creations next week. For myself in the day time, my rushy work necessitates the wearing of only plain things." Plain, but attractive, one could add, for she was wearing yesterday, beneath a black sealskin fur coat a very chic frock of black wool georgette, with emerald yoke top, sown down tihe front with black buttons, and a tiny brimless hat of black felt with small eye veil, that showed off to advantage her lovely hair, and made one spopi ally notice the provocative mole on her left check. "There is a beautiful bridal outfit that I aln also to show next week," Miss Harcourt said, "and a dream of a frock in light blue organdie, worn with a hucge hat of pedaline straw, There will also be some lovely morn ing eults and sports frockings, and lingerie apparel. Worth While Beauty Hints Thile fact that Miss Harcourt has written articles on beauty culture, and radiates such health and beauty her self, prompted the desire for infornm tlon in this all important question. Diet, exercise, and happy thoiughts, were the pith of iher recipe. "I oaut plenty of salads and fruits, nuts, and raisins." shie said, "and no matter hdw busy I anl, always spar' sonle time for a walk each day." Swimming is included among her ch-t recreations, and she reads a lot. "Many people I think," ,Miss Hfarcourt said, "that those connected with the stage," or with the type of work sho excels in, "are trivial ,and hIave no personality, hut this is a big mistake, for I, with many others, am interested in innumerable outside tiingsa, and I makes a splcci:l point of i, never neglecting mc' books, for I tiink 1. It must ismpor;nct to k_?p up vith all tthat is new in ideas sand tihought.l."