Lewiston Evening Journal for May 6, 1953

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100 Years Ago: 1923

(from an advertisement) Here’s a chance, Miss Freckle-face, to try a remedy for freckles with the guarantee of a reliable concern that it will not cost you a penny unless it removes the freckles; while if it does give you a clear complexion the expense is trifling. Simply get an ounce of Othine – double strength – from any druggist and a few applications should show you how easy it is to rid yourself of the homely freckles and get a beautiful complexion. Rarely is more than one ounce needed for the worst case. Be sure to ask the druggist for the double strength Othine as this strength is sold under guarantee of money back if it fails to remove freckles.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Selected students of Walton and Edward Little High Schools participated in annual Student Government Day activities today, the program sponsored by the Auburn Parks and Recreation Department. Students were assigned to the various municipal offices, were treated to a noon luncheon at The Roundhouse Motor Inn, and tonight, they’ll attend a regular meeting of the Auburn City Council.

25 Years Ago: 1998


A 12-year-old Portland girl who went from community theaters to Broadway has been nominated for a Tony award for her role in the musical “High Society.” Anna Kendrick was nominated Monday for best performance by a featured actress in a musical. She is the only child actress among the four nominees.

“I had heard the rumor that it might happen,” said Jan Kendrick, Anna’s mother. “It didn’t sink in at all until my husband called today to say he heard her name read.”

Kendrick got her start with local community theaters. She has worked with Biddeford’s City Theater, as well as the Maine State Music Theatre. She also performed in the chorus of Portland Players’ holiday show, and was in a television ad for Levinsky’s clothing store.

This is Kendrick’s second major nomination for her role. Last week, she was nominated for a Drama Desk award. Kendrick plays Dinah, the heroine’s younger sister. She is  the only child member of the cast and is on stage for about a quarter of the show, which opened April 27.

While in New York, the Lincoln Middle School seventh-grader is being tutored by her father, Will, a substitute teacher. Jan Kendrick is staying at home in Portland.

“High Society ” is a musical adaptation of Cole Porter’s 1956 film, starring Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. The plot follows a wealthy man’s efforts to win back his ex-wife and the newspaper reporters who become entangled in the romantic complications.

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