People: Models

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Joan Hoff Thorsen, a recently married college graduate (Northwestern U.), a New York model for less than a year, shot up from nowhere to ring the bell like this: in the next few weeks her face will be on the covers of LIFE, Woman’s Home Companion, Saturday Evening Post, Redbook and American Magazine; Walter Winchell labeled her the most beautiful model in Manhattan. Why: her face; the rest: 35-in. bust, ditto hips, 25-in. waist, 5 ft. 8½ in. height, 114 lb. Eleanor Roosevelt modeled again, this time a two-piece wool suit-dress in Eleanor blue. She sat in it, found it didn’t ride up, pronounced it good. Her newest feat: she popped out of sight of reporters, changed into the new dress, popped back again in three minutes flat.

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