1943. The Heavenly Body is little more than a bit of froth, with one reviewer commenting, “Miss Lamarr and [William] Powell do their best with second-rate material” and another “As bores go, The Heavenly Body is something rather special, in that it offers the ultra-luxury of being bored by no less a personage than Hedy Lamarr.” In spite of which, the movie does okay at the box office.
A caption on the back of the photo reads:
LADY OF THE PEARLS…Raven-haired Hedy Lamarr selects pearls as her favorite costume jewelry and wears them in this new portrait study. Hedy’s most recent Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture in which she is co-starred with William Powell, is “The Heavenly Body,” a gay comedy concerning astronomy and astrology. Strictly speaking, the title “The Heavenly Body” refers to a comet, but if you’d rather imagine that it’s Hedy, that’s your privilege! Alexander Hall directed the comedy and Arthur Hornblow Jr. was the producer.