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Dorthy Knapp – “American Venus” – Strength Magazine – August, 1925

To be dainty, yet strong; to be slender, yet well developed ; to carry no superfluous fatty tissue, and yet to be well-rounded with firm flesh; to have proportion, symmetry and balance, and at the same time life and health and grace- that is feminine beauty. And that, in a general way, is descriptive of Dorothy Knapp. Dorothy Knapp is the “American Venus,” as she is called by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., doubtless the greatest authority in America on feminine beauty. Mr. Ziegfeld, who “glorifies the American girl” in Ziegfeld’s Follies, for years has made it his especial business to select for purposes of this more or less patriotic glorification the most lovely girls in America.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas