Five of us were driving back from CAPITOLFEST this past Monday ( August 13th, 2018 ) where there was loads of movie talk / opinions / trivia in the car. Aurora, host of the esteemed “ONCE UPON A SCREEN” blog was our driver for this road trip, and she asked us this question:
You had me at “hello” Ingrid. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
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…But no one starts off their career as a giant. An icon. A legend. And sometimes when we see one’s beginning, we may not see the thing they will become.
I took a whirlwind trip on Amtrak to New England, last week. I went. I saw. I fell in love, with Ingrid Bergman…all over again.
Even her name sounds strong and sturdy.
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.
February 27, 1910 – December 7, 1990
“The ‘Golden Age’ is gone, and with it most of the people of great taste. It doesn’t seem to be any fun any more.” ~
[ Joan Bennett, 1984 ]