gentlemen, our next act is one which you will all have on your
minds for many days to come. To say she is the most grotesque
woman in the world would be an over-simplification. The woman we
are about to show you is far more than just grotesque. We bill
her as 'The Mule Faced Woman,' but she is far more than being
similar in appearance to that animal. Grace McDaniels, who will
now step out onto this stage, is so grotesque that even those of
us who are her friends, who have known her as a lovely, generous
person for years simply cannot stand to look at her for any
length of time with her veil off. The sight is simply to
(At the mention of her name, Grace steps through the silver
backdrop onto the stage, and stands with her veil over her face)
"In a minute I'm going to ask Grace to take her veil off so you
can see for yourself what she looks like. You won't want to look
for long. Instead, you will want to think of yourself, think how
lucky you are that you are not like her. Whether you are
handsome or homely, beautiful or plain, you can thank you lucky
stars you are not Grace McDaniels, "The Mule Faced Woman.' "
( Here, the lecturer introduces the miniature bible pitch)
............ "The money goes for her support and her old age.
She is truly a woman without a close relative, or anyone she can
call her own. Please help her if you can. Grace will now unveil
and you will see for yourself just how much she needs your help.
(Here, Grace removes her veil)
"As she lifts her veil, there arose from the audience one
for she was truly a sight to bring on such reactions. It is
impossible to describe her accurately. I can only try. Her flesh
was like red, raw meat; her huge chin was twisted at such a
distorted angle, she could hardly move her jaws. Her teeth were
jagged and sharp, her nose was large and crooked. The objects
which made her look most like a mule were her huge, mule-like
lips. Her eyes stared grotesquely in their deep-set sockets. All
in all, she was a sickening, horrible sight.
"There was a steady murmur from the crowd as Grace stood there
with her veil off. Some of the people stared in fascination at
her grotesque features. Others, as did I, averted their eyes.
(Here, complete the Bible pitch, pass the bucket)
McDaniels Pitch courtesy of Tom Hernandez
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