Saturday, March 31, 2012
Screen Gem Saturdays: Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney was one of the classic beauties of 20th Century Fox during the 1940's. Her most famous film is the 1944 film noir classic, "Laura." Who else but Tierney could have made a man fall in love with her, simply by gazing at him from a painting? Here are two shots of Tierney from "Laura" with her co-star Clifton Webb, back when smoking was glamorous and lung cancer wasn't even a blip on people's radars. Supposedly Tierney began smoking to make her voice more husky.
My favorite Tierney movie is "The Ghost And Mrs. Muir," which had a distinctly different tone from the situation comedy that followed it some twenty years later. Here is Gene with Rex Harrison, who was also perfectly cast as the gruff Captain Gregg.
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