1943. Hedy looks dreamy in this publicity portrait for The Heavenly Body. Perhaps she’s thinking of her fiancé/husband John Loder, whom she marries in May. 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.
There is no indication of the photographer on the print but another shot from the same sitting is at gettyimages. Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull.