ANITA LOUISE

ANITA LOUISE COLLAGE

Who IS ANITA LOUISE in the scheme of the Golden Age of Hollywood? She doesn’t have the exotic mien of Garbo or Dietrich. She doesn’t blaze through the screen like Bette Davis or Stanwyck or have the blinding sex appeal of Harlow, Marilyn or Rita. I would liken Anita Louise closer in sensibility to Loretta Young than Norma Shearer. Now she may not command the screen with the brilliance that warrants 1000-watt klieg lights on The Leading Lady. But classic Hollywood was made of all actors great and small, quiet and volcanic. Anita Louise has a warmly unique patrician beauty and quiet allure.

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