BY EMILIA HODEL
Even if a woman is at home washing dishes she is in the war! I think every woman should make an extra effort to help in civilian defense now. And I do think that we are all eager to do whatever we can. I only hope, though, that overzealousness, wont make putterers.
I strongly believe in organized work, so that all this willing energy wont be dissipated.
Miss MacDonald is a member of the state board of directors of A.W.V.S. and one of the organizations sponsors in Southern California.
She explained that while she had no preference as to the organization with which she should work, she felt that she could do more to aid the newer organization.
She is giving a second benefit concert in Los Angeles on Friday for A.W.V.S.
In the war effort people should try to do the work they are best qualified for. I am an entertainer so I try to raise money for the organization by my concert work.
The famous star has planned a popular concert for San Francisco, since she feels that her audience will prefer light music.
And she explained that she can give only the two California concerts at this time, since she is scheduled to begin a new picture next week.
It is a spy story with music called The Shadow of a Lady, It is a comedywe hope, she laughed.
Miss MacDonald is just as
beautiful as she appears in the Technicolor films you have seen. For her
interview yesterday in her suite at the Palace Hotel she was wearing an
ensemble of black and turquoise with a necklace of red-
Ive just finished a hectic month getting my husband (Gene Raymond) packed and away. He is a lieutenant in the Air Force Combat Command.
And as soon as I finish this picture I hope to go wherever he is and keep house. After all he is in the Army now and it isnt a film stars salary that he is being paid. I will probably cook and wash dishes. And I think Ill enjoy it very much for a while.
When Miss MacDonald motored here from Del Monte yesterday, she was met by a convoy of 50 Motor Transport cars and local police who took her on a tour of the city. With her were Mrs. Charles R. Jeffs, state executive director of A.W.V.S., and officers of the local organization.
San Francisco News
March 24, 1942