Glamor Is Password, Julie Says


A woman’s hair may be her crowning glory, but glamor is her password when it comes to being recognized and remembered with fondness by the male of the species!

    There was a time, and not too long ago, when the word glamor was singularly limited to motion picture stars, Broad-debutantes. Today, fortunately way leading ladies, or society for all womankind, glamor is well within the reach of everyone who is wise enough to look for improvement in herself.

Essential to All

Quite naturally, an awareness of glamor is important for an actress. But it's equally essential to every secretary or homemaker, career girl or co-ed. It's that one mysterious ingredient that immediately says to one and all: "Look here; I'm an interesting woman...and don't you dare forget it!"

    It's important that a woman set her standards for glamor and then stick to her guns in maintaining the image she has chosen to create for herself. It should be equally important that she develop an individuality, rather than play follow-the-leader or copycat to any popular personality who happens to be current choice as cover girl for news or picture magazines.

    For example, I have almost always worn my hair long, even when fashion demanded shorter styles. As an actress, it has enabled me to be "right” for many roles where I have' been able to use long tresses to advantage.

Important in Acting

        The movement of long hair, for instance, is important in establishing a mood, reacting with emotion, or displaying temper, when such things are called for by a director. Then, too, this style has. Become an identifying characteristic that is Julie London to those who know me. Of course, it goes without saying, that long hair would not be right for everyone else…and therein lies the trick of originality.

        As a woman, I enjoy being thought of as glamorous; and I try my utmost to live up to this image as an actress, and in everyday life.

        One of the greatest compliments I have received was being chosen recently to play the role of a famous Hollywood glamor queen in a telecast of "The Eleventh Hour."

        The' story, a controversial one, is that of a girl who is skyrocketed to stardom, lauded as an international symbol, then---lonely and confused---driven to take her own life at the very peak of her career. To an actress, this type of characterization is a rare plum. Yet the producers found the role difficult to cast.

    I'm flattered that, visually, they thought of me as woman enough to fill the difficult assignment. I appreciate being considered a "glamor girl," and I would sincerely recommend that other women try it even if they aren't actresses! It's possible. And, honestly, it does wonders for the morale!

The Chicago Daily Tribune

Mar 25, 1963

By Julie London

Stage and screen star Julie London is the author, of today's guest column for Arlene Dahl.