In The American Magazine, March 1945, we have Wendy Russell New York "top-flight fashion model and styling adviser to half a dozen manufactures" wearing a suit that "does duty for five costumes". Her "hat happened to cost a dollar, and her jewelry came from a junk shop." This gave her panche, which freely translated, means "Put your hat over your right eye." It doesn't hurt she is "standing before a Vertes screen"!
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