Monday, June 4, 2018

The 1937 Deanna Durbin Look A Like Contests

above is Deanna Durbin, 1930s and 1940s movie star, in a classic glamor photo.  In 1937 she was younger (16 years old) and had released a movie "100 Men and a Girl".  In the Hollywood manner the publicity department started Look-a-Like contests thru out the United States.

In Salisbury, the Schleisner's Apparel Store put on the contest,  Elizabeth Hannah Stokes, daughter of Elwood M. "Dewey" Stokes and Margie L. Hearn Stokes of Delmar, won.

Hannah would marry Francis B. "Whitney" White.  
Clothing stores everywhere carried a Deanna Durbin clothing line. Schleisner was a high end women's apparel store out of Baltimore.  Solomon Schleisner's son in law, Lewis Hess, would start the Salisbury store and eventually it would change it's name to Hess Apparel.

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