This modern youth business

Fair warning: this blog will be spending the next few days in the world of September 26 1932, as I found a lot of interesting things in that day’s Toronto Daily Star. For example, here’s a photograph of an actress who apparently was good at handing cash customers the low down on this modern youth business:

Binnie Barnes (1903-1998) was 29 at the time of this photograph, so I guess she still qualified as a modern youth. Born in London and one of 16 children, she appeared in a short film in 1923 and worked as a chorus girl, nurse, and dance hostess before starting her British film career in 1931. Her filmography indicates that she moved to Hollywood late in 1934.

She was married twice; the second marriage, to film producer Mike Frankovich, lasted over half a century until he passed away in 1992.

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