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Sitting Pretty—Gene Tierney

Some people treat a chair as If they had squatters’ rights . . . when you should give the impression that you float into a sitting position. Hal Belfor, U-I’s coach, teaches starlets to sit down, get up, and walk gracefully. To sit down, use four counts. One: Step towards the chair. Two: Bring your feet together. Three: Turn. Four: Lower yourself to a sitting position. Use four counts to rise, too. One: Rest your arms or hands on the chair arms or chair seat Two: Raise your body. Three: Put right foot forward. Four: Bring left foot forward, too. To stand as you should, raise your body up to its full height. This will pull in tummy and derriere and lift your shoulders.

Gene Tierney, left, illustrates the jackknife approach. This is guaranteed to raise laugh ferns the people behind yon. But, take a graceful step backward, like Gene, right, and land with poise intact

On the edge of disaster: Gene, left, settles down with a good book—but she’ll land on the floor for sure. This may rest the arches but it’s murder on the spine. You’ll enjoy the book (and people will enjoy looking at you) if you relax like Gene, right

The eager-bearer pare of “let’s get really chummy” altitude taken by Gene, opposite, shows what happens to even a pretty girl in this position. For graceful contrast. Gene, right, is sure to keep the talk—and admiring glances—headed her way when she site back and takes it easy

Gene Tierney of “On the Riviera,” is all set to go—two ways. Left, she’s the awkward type with a load on her chest. Right, she has a hand to spare for her friends—and looks like a lady who knows how to shop