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Article – St Michael News: “Kenneth Horne’s Ideal Sales Girl”

Marks & Spencer. 1955. Kenneth Horne’s Ideal Sales Girl. St Michael News. 7th October, p. 2.

In one of several articles on what makes the ideal sales girl in the 1950s, Managing Director Kenneth Horne reveals his preference for pretty female staff members, in an exclusive interview with St Michael News.

SMN Oct 7 1955 p. 2

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Source: Marks & Spencer Company Archive

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