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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta The JJovie Vamp Usually Has Dark Hair and Eyes. "Some men act as if every girl were a vamp until she is proved innocent." By Clive Marshall HONEST! Do you really know Is? An awfully click looking girt by In a tremendously effective velvet Icrllned to cling {I mean the gown) nnd looking rather sinuous [I tlilnk sinuous la tho word) and cays: "RegulRr vamp dress, rhT' Or you arc nl a iiarly, or eamcl.1iIDE. anrt Ihera Ii n. plrl, Hhcly to Le dark-hatrrrt, who la very mostly wllh her eyes, but pretty busy In every making an Impression- And some-body Bays: "Vamping." Wbal do they mean! One naturally turns to Kipling's famous poem. I'robnLly that started Hie rough-hoiiBo. "A rag, Irnc arid a hank of yea! she Is terribly VuinLcrt sha la painted now, very oClea v.l-.ru she Is called by tho short syllable, Kipling ui rely (lid hit hnril at tho lady Into (bo business. But does anybody mean nnylhfag i ''e EO bnd as that -when Le says Is a vamp a kind of diminutive of a fcind of soft version of the real thing? Is It Hko nippant allusion (o the more trapresslre dimensions ol passion? Whnl does history do (o help us? Was Cleo- patra a vampire? She wtui horrlblj" effective In making tools of men. She didn't scern to have any conscience at all. Not a uIL And she landed them every tinu1. They fell hard. Of course Delilah rctis a If as I Sam- eon would have said so after he lost hlg hair nad everything else with II. SMomo probably deserves Bnyllitnu nasty you might say of her. She dressed like a vnmplro, and danced like one, and she got wbat she went man's licad. Mm have' licen losing their heads as a re-suit of Just such women ever since. Was Lucrclla fiorgla a Is get- ting minor murky, IliJs historic stuff. Lucrclla wna very wJchcrt. Thai inlshln't Hintc licr a vnmplre. A vampire evidently (there may be a hint here at a solution) Is only n. certain, kind of a wicked per- person, How about Helen of not Helen. She didn't mean It. All the dullest historians say gho rildn't mean it. She made a lot of trouble, but Bho didn't slart It. 11 won't do to charge a terrible moss like, that to ,1 woman just because tiio wretched men said 1L was all on account of Helen. Then Ihcre Monloz, Or you might go Inlo ficllon nnd find Uc-clty Sharpc or any numbcri of other examples of young even some 1 'Yet some vamps, if not some vampires, seem content lust to lie in wait." Is She a Real Menace or Just a Pretty Joke Why Is a Clinging Velvet Dress Under Suspicion? And Does "Vamp" Really Mean Anything as Dreadful as "Vampire" After All? "Six feet lall, her great, luminous, oriental eyes sbono from an olive-hued face of rare beauty. Men in legions were at her feet in all the capitals'of Europe." Was Cleopatra a Vampire? Here's a Motion Picture Vision ot 'cr That Suggests Picture to Kipling's Poem. "These men act as if all femininity occupied the yantage point in a, spider web." who were not so young, hail a way about them. No, according lo all this a vampire !s no special Eort of person; which doesn't help Women have had all sorts of tricks and a true Tamplre, I'm. sure, has to be tricky In a peculiar, snakey kind ot way. right close (o moJern limes there might be a suggestion. Was Mme. Dosplna Davldovllch Elorch a vampire? Could a woman spy be a vam- Is, could a real varnpirlsh person be a iooi spy? The spy rniehl have to vamp some. That we can understand. .Vine. looks too co-jlful looking (o represent tlie Neverthe- less, (her say splps realjy havo been vampires. And Mata Harl, the dancing girl with the Jarnncsc mother, executed In France for furnishing Infor- mation to really did look (be parL Epeoklns of looking the port, can there be a blondp vampire? Aren't they all brunettes? (Sigh of relief from all the Screen ramps aro pcnerallj dark-haired, and dark-eyed, too. Hut then ro" can'l put Jlghl eyes on the screen. There hare been perfectly devilish light eyes----- However, this question may, perhaps, have lo be Ml open. Yet there Is another. How about height? At least one screen vamp Is not very tall. There has lo ue that sinuous: can'i fnncy a fnt vamp. Hut It may be that vnmplng can be done on very moderate inches. It depends. Maybe It depends n good deal on dressing tal- ents. There's a. way o[ wearing loo much of Eomcliow conveys A vamp Im- pression. Velvet seems lo be under suspicion only when H Is worn In a certain way. I'm no fashion writer and 1 can't de- scribe the way In technical terms, nnt It gels you. Whether It Is r IVkfure Scrrlrt, i....... otorch. Accused of Being a German Spy, "Looks Too Soulful to Be the Type." tho -vay or the velvet I don't know. Perhaps a way of walking adds lo Us ceilaln squirming progress seems to Indicate an intention to vamp. It Is nil part of ft scheme to merizing seems to bo a basic part of tbe system, and every mile helps. Yet some -ramps. If noV some vampJrcs, eeein content Just to )le In wnll. Tce war some- men act when they meet a tbun- derlngly pretty girl In a stunning gown suggests lhat tncy hnvo a Used theory that every girl Is a vamp until pioved Innocent. These men act as It nil femininity occupied the vonlage point In a spider web. And they act like a Oy fussing before he is really entangled. Him could Ihls be written of Harl unless ehe had mesmeric power? "Six feet tall, her great, luminous, orienlai eyes shone from aa olive- hued face ot rare beauty. Men In legions wcra at her feet in all the capitals of Europe and always after a dancing season she returned lo Berlin to pay a prolracled visit to her German friend." Alas! real vampires otlcn meel with a sad end. Vnmplre spies certainly have had hard luck when, they served the former Kaiser. Mme. Slorch, ac- cused ns a spy, died before anything could ba wrung from no ooe accaaed her captors. Ecores of Teutonic women eples bave rnysterfonsly died or disappeared. It mm called part of the Kaiser's system to sec that his women spies died n-i.cn they liad done n-hnl was waded of whether Ihey were captured or1 not. It sounds Ilka tbe Lucrello Borgia business, nnd maybe a slate of mind that could plan the ugliest kind of a spy system could plan death na a perfectly ethical Inci- dent. But wo arc not Wking about honcstto-good- nffs vampires, but rather of tho vamp, who Is shown In n variety of ways lo be different. Just what Ihe much the difterenco Is hard lo figure out. H may be a mailer of figure The-vamp doesn't really want to kill any one] She Is Just a Inntallilng shadow of vamplrlshnesi with lllc fire, having fun with Fate In a make-believe. That'E Ihe only way you can ex- plain the fact thai in most respecU she doesn't Boom lo be so very much different from whal'nn old-fashioned world used to call a coquette, 'jfayba tho'8 Just nn nrttsllc modem version of tbal ele- mental feminine deviltry tntl dates hack to tho beginnings of tho world. In fact, aba might tell you herself that she doesn't mean anything by It ot all. Hen are so easy Ibal H's a not to P1I( It over. At tho .same time I'm bound to admit having beec (old thai vamps make a lot of trouble. But tlicn, that Eamo of thing has been gald b? millions of men since 31. Chrysoelom. ;