1943. Pencilled on the back of this photo are the words “BY CARPENTER.” That would be Eric Carpenter, one of MGM’s stills photographers, who does do at least one shoot of Hedy Lamarr for The Heavenly Body. 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.
Photo attributed to Eric Carpenter.