Eye strain is worth $100,000

The January 25 1932 edition of the Toronto Daily Star is turning out to be a good source of material. Here is a publicity photograph of a British actress who had just taken out an insurance policy against eye strain.

Jean Colin (1905-1987) started her stage career in Britain in 1923. She occasionally appeared in movies between 1930 and 1953 but mostly remained on the stage.

Her Internet Movie Database page states that she married a man named Fraser Henry Garloch in 1952 and that they remained together until he passed away in 1986. She doesn’t seem to have done anything particularly controversial, and doesn’t appear to have collected on her insurance policy.

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