|Helen Korngold, December 1919, New York City|
School – Carol Party at Elks. Clara Marx, hostess. Had a dandy time – carnations for favors – delicious luncheon. Learned a little about 500. Home – practiced – wrote Satellites up & went to “Y” orchestra.
School – Rehearsal for Bado. Home at 9 o’clock Study. Maizie Rothman gets quite confidential.
School – nothing exciting
School – rehearsal for Bado – home. Downtown – fitting at Cuqots – blue silk. Pretty. Rehearse with Miss Holmes.
School. After buying a suit dark blue serge. Good looking. Home – fitting at Cuqots – rehearse with kids at Aunt Beryl’s. Home – dress. Saw Thyrsus present “Admirable” Crichton, Pauline & Arthur Sarason, Karol. Dandy time. Play was wonderful.
School – home – played at neighborhood entertainment. Our initial appearance. J Orchestra. All went fine.
Expect to study all day!
Clara Marx may be related E. Marx, 1300 Washington, who appears on the Elks membership in the 1913 Gould’s Blue Book.
“Y” orchestra a youth orchestra
Bado rehearsal; Helen played in the junior orchestra's initial concert on June 17.
Cuqouts appears to be a dressmaker, although I cannot find this name in the City Directory of businesses.
Thyrsus was the dramatic society at Washington University.
|May 4, 1919 article from St. Louis Post-Dispatch|
Admirable Crichton was a stage play written by James Barrie that addressed class issues, first produced in 1902.
From the February 29, 1907, Washington University Student Life:
“What's in a name? This was one of the chief topics discussed at the regular meeting of the Dramatic Club last Wednesday. After mature deliberation, the club selected for its official name, "Thyrsus," suggested by Prof. Holmes Smith and proposed to the club by Mr. Starbird. The name signifies a pine cone, which was the symbol of Dionysus, the Greek god of the drama. In selecting such a name, the club is doing wisely, as the former name was entirely too long and too ordinary, while "Thyrsus" is terse, sounds well, and has some significance."I wonder which navy serge suit Helen chose? The St. Louis Post-Dispatch paper Sunday, May 11, 1919, was full of advertisements for clearance and sales!