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Mary Jane Hilen at the Mortar Board Fashion Show. X Mary Jane Spinner, Rae Crandell, and Lila Mae Soeneke modeling smart styles for Mortar Board. SOCIAL REVIEW By Annabel Lee Higgle House lights fade to dimness, an expectant hush comes over the audience and on the screen is flashed " Sketches of the 1936 University Social Season. " Shiny pledge pins sparkle over the hearts of dancers at the Oval Club football dance at the Meany for all house " nuggets. " Scenes change and theatregoers watch queenly coed mannequins parading in the newest fall fashions at the annual Mortar Board show at the Meany. Goblins pop into the scene as the camera shows brief glimpses at house informals. Then a blaze of light as the film unfolds Greek Row with " welcome grad " signs and shots of alumni dancing at the Olympic. There ' s a fadeout and the audience is with another group of dancers at the Compass and Chart Informal at Inglewood, then as the camera speeds on, it catches formal-clad coeds and their escorts at Varsity Ball. Shots of an " insane asylum, " the gangplank of a " liner, " all the lights and color of the " big tent " and even a moment in the " hill billy " country whisk the audience to some of the Greek dances. Lighted trees and homeward- bound students are caught as the film slips on to catch members of the Monques Club inaugurating their last-night-of-school party at the Sand Point Golf Club. Scenes shift to January and the cameraman drops in on dancers at the annual Engineers ' Mixer to show closeups of ASUW candidates making their spiels. The film again unrolls on Greek Row parties where a highland fling Jimmy Cam, Grace ' Dolan, Betty Harris and " Skip " Spence chatting at the Jimior Prom. • 116
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IS in progress and mustached gamblers are conducting games of faro. There ' s a unique shot of a horse in the middle of a dance floor at a " dude ranch " fair. Ruby Keeler, Jean Parker, Dick Powell and other movie stars flash by in closeups but they ' re only student counterparts chosen to grace the YWCA waffle breakfast. Dozens of feet of film show girls piling up stacks of waffles before hungry men or taking off their aprons to do a little dancing with the guests. Then there are some quick behind-the-scene glimpses of preparations to initiate formal fraternity house dinners. From a vantage point behind a huge oar, the audience next gazes down on dancers at the Varsity Boat Club dance at the Olympic. Then there ' s a closeup of the flushed face of a coed as she pays a taxi driver — it ' s Tolo night. Sons of Man-Mountain Dean ' murmers the audience but the cameraman just caught some candid shots of finalists in the sophomore beard contest at the Sigma Delta Chi-Malamute Mixer. There ' s a glimpse at Cupid as the film picks up guests at the Engineers ' Informal and the Phalanx tea dance. Then the camera moves on to pick up Greeks playing hosts to independents at AWS guest night. Through a life- preserver, the audience joins " ocean-goers " at the Junior Prom, then speeds on to catch pretty feminine faces around the Matrix Table. There are glimpses of Cadet Ball dancers, moonlight canoists at gay May picnics then on the screen flashes, " The End. " Marjorie Bird, who presided at the Waffle Breakfast, because of her resemblance to Rub Keeler. Marylaird Small bringing food for Bob Alexander at the Breakfast. Charlotte Fitton, chairman of the successful AWS guest night. 117 •
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