Mitzi Mayfair, long a favorite with Harvard men, thinks the new parietal rule is "all right". When questioned, she expressed surprise to learn that young ladles are ever permitted in the dormitories. Rather non-committal, all she said on that particular subject was "Girls ought never to be allowed in a boy's room without a chaperon. If a couple want to be alone . . . well . . . there's a time and place for everything."
Bert Lahr, famous funny man, also believes that the parietal rule is a good thing. He rounded out his remarks with the statement, "It's a good idea for the faculty, but I suppose not so good for the students."
Mr. Lahr, along with Miss Mayfair, Reginald Gardiner, and Beatrice Lillie and the stars of the recent "The Show is On."
The reporter interviewed Miss Mayfair in her dressing room as she was preparing for her next act, "but I've spent most of my life in St. Louis, I guess I'm just a natural dancer, for I've had rhythm ever since I can remember, and I've never taken a lesson in my life. We lived next door to a theatre manager, and he put me in a "Kid act" at the tender ago of 11. Gus Edwards saw me there, signed me up, and I've been on the stage ever since. I was in the last "Follies" that Mr. Ziegfeld produced, "Calling All Stars", "At Home Abroad" when Eleanor Powell was forced to leave, and now this.
She went on puffing at one of the reporter's cigarettes, "I love dancing and I live for it, although I'm not a 'night club girl.' I'm really an 'outdoor girl,' terribly fond of horseback riding and swimming. I thoroughly dislike New York with all its noise and excitement. Great Neck on Long Island, where I own a home is where I enjoy staying."
This young girl (Her real name is Emelyn Pique) is today one of the nation's cutest eyefulls. Diminutive but vivacious, she is a phenomenal success at twenty. She's destined to go places. Though she has acted in several movies, her present preference is with the stage, for she needs an audience with its various silly giggles, smiles, and forms of seriousness to put her dancing over.
Born in New York, Bert Lahr also, started his career in a "kid act", at the age of 16. He graduated to burlesque and vaudeville, and now rates tops in the art of making people laugh. He has acted in several movies, his last feature completed about five years ago. He likes Hollywood, but has no special interest there. His ambition, now, is to retire soon, and watch things whizz by from the sidelines.