|Virginia Boren in 1937|
|Joe Newberger is on the left|
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"Mrs. J. L. Winn in a striking dark-colored printed chiffon, receiving many congratulations on the stellar playing of her daughter, Miss Barbara, who is a handsome, brilliant girl and was looking very smart yesterday in a brown linen outfit."
For her planning purposes, Marie divided up the society beat by education, culture, art, the party scene and sports. She thought that those who truly were high society tended to stay home.
While ambitious and tough, Marie had an educated sense of her role in the community and was thoughtful about the everyday lives that came into her presence. As she told "Seattlife" in its first issue in 1937:
"I absolutely concentrate on the particular piece of work which is before me. If a woman brings in her daughter's engagement, I realize it is the most important thing in the world to her. And, for the time being, it is the most important thing to me."
She had several ideas about what she didn't like:
"I dislike open-faced sandwiches, for in the last four years I've stared a million and a half of them in the face. And I dislike radio programs, small talk in large crowds, black bathrooms and Russian drama."
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|World War II Poster |
|Just before marrying WH Towle|
Made on Broadway: Script by Courtney Terrett