From another fan mag (1939). Straight out of "Little Me"...
Player Model For Doll Faces and Hands Star: While Blind Discovers Talent by Telling Stories
Delilah-Judith, stage and radio star, has been named by artists, producers and writers, as being one of the most beautiful girls in the world. They mention her resemblance in both face and figure to the Venus de Milo, with her carrot-red hair, brown eyes and flashing dimples. A statue has been made of her, and her face reproduced in plaster for museums. She was discovered by Florenz Ziegfeld, shortly before his death, contracted by him and made a stage star in Los Angeles in "Honeymoon" two months after she became an actress. Ziegfeld had seen her first appearance as actress, as leading woman in Moliere's, "The Doctor in Spite of Himself," in Hollywood, when the audience cheered as soon as she appeared, because of her amazing beauty. She has been a leading woman in plays, including "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Merchant of Venice." She starred in Ibsen's "A Doll's House" last year in HollyWood and signed a star radio contract, while doing “The Woman in White," and later "Supernatural."
Delilah-Judith was featured this year on the Hollywood Screen World program on Monday nights from KMPC as dramatic actress. She is a model for dolls' faces and hands. Quoting from the Hollywood Screen World magazine, February, 1939: "Delilah- Judith possesses the perfect doll face and is the model for many of the dolls manufactured today. As artist and model, Delilah-Judith has posed I for internationally famous artists, including Harrison Fisher, and her face has appeared many times on front covers of Cosmopolitan magazine and other publications." The actress was model for Van Leshout and his class of 40 pupils in Louisville, Ky., when she was but 18 yenrs of age. Her face smiles at you daily from bathing suit ads, etc. She first played ln movies last year In "The Secret of Treasure Island," Columbia studios.
This star was born at Hodgenville, Ky., is single and her home in Hollywood is called "The Doll's House." She was a child prodigy at the piano and Is now on the air as a soloist, and is studying for grand opera. This unusual person was, as a child, blind and crippled, due to a fall. "It was during the suffering and misery of those dark years that I laid the foundation for my career," she told an editor recently. "To amuse myself I learned to play the piano, but not well. I limped up and down alongside the keyboard, not being able to reach enough keys when seated. I pretended I was the north wind rushing from base to treble. I was a dancer swaying back and forth over the keys. I was a kitten running up and down on black and white ivory. One thing. I learned in blindness, was that Stevenson was right when he wrote, 'Close all the roads of all the world, love's road is open still.' In blindness one. is certainly dependent on the outside world, and so In order to keep the other children near me, that I might have their companionship and be near the warmth of their childish joyousness, I told them stories of fairies and animals and all I could invent. And in trying to hold their interest I had to be emphatic at certain points — startling, breath-taking, speaking in whisper, rising to a crescendo — falling to a meekness, gay laughter, pretended sobs, and so on. In this way I learned to act. "The doctor said if I cried much my sight would never return — so I tried to sing instead. Well — now I am studying grand opera. After I was miraculously cured of being blind and my crippled condition was almost cured I danced and danced, pretending I was a butterfly or a rose or a scarlet cockatoo. I feel that in the dark in blindness I found the cold stone floor of acting. It is knowing how to pretend — how to act."