1941. An arresting shot of Hedy Lamarr that, unusually, showcases her profile. A caption on the back of the photo reads:
THE LOVELINESS OF LAMARR…..is reflected in this camera study of Hedy Lamarr who has just finished her role of Marvyn Miles in “H.M. Pulham, Esquire,” in which Robert Young enacts the name role and King Vidor directed for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
King Vidor gets on well with Hedy and she responds with a good performance, convincing critics of her acting abilities, which have previously been called into question. Too bad that the movie’s release in 1941 coincides with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and its mood is out of kilter with that of the public. Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull.