Monday, July 27, 2009

Gene Tierney--Yowza!

I've missed posting, so I'm getting back into the swing of things and have started on a couple of pieces I've been wanting to yammer on about. In the meantime, seeing this color photo of Gene Tierney (with Cheetah friend) has me all abuzz. I won't call this "Photo of the Day", that's Millie's feature...


  1. Gene is one of my absolutely favorite actresses of the Golden Era. LOVE her in Laura! I read her autobiography and it's quite good - but oh, the battle she had with mental illness.

  2. Gene's great-- thanks for sharing the picture. :)

    Has anyone read The Mirror Crack'd?

  3. I don't think anyone would consider Tierney a great actress, although she could rise to the occasion when required. But if there was ever a more beautiful actress of the studio era, I can't think of her. Oddly, for me she was even more stunning in black-and-white than in color. Has anyone seen her in "The Mating Season"? She's winsome and charming and never looked lovelier (especially in shorts and halter-top). I didn't see "The Mirror Cracked" (the British version with Claire Bloom) until after I'd read Oleg Cassini's (her ex-husband's) autobiography, but it was clear the actress in that Christie work was based on Tierney's sad experience.

  4. I have always loved this photo! Gene looks so gorgeous! And her adorable overbite is rather obvious too!

    Thanks for the shout-out!


  5. Tierney is certainly beautiful and she has had some interesting films in her career. along with "Laura", I am especially fond of "Where the sidewalk Ends", "Night and the City", and "Leave Her to "Heaven."

    R.D. - I have not seen "The Mating Game" but after reading some info on IMDB, it sounds interesting.


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