by HELEN GEIB
The Photo Play theme for April is… the latest fashion in ladies hats, c. 1937
Last Week: Easy Living (1937)
Coming Next: The Good Fairy (1935)
I hadn’t seen this film in a while. :O)
Was is Garbo or Dietrich who insured her legs for millions of dollars?
I’m pretty sure it was Grable (and a studio publicity stunt).
Ah. And after a minute of Googling I found out that Dietrich insured her voice for $1 million, and you were correct about Grable. Well, I’ve heard of Betty Grable…
I know you’ve seen Betty Grable in at least one movie because STALAG 17 was on your Billy Wilder favorites list. ;-)
And I didn’t know that about Dietrich but it makes sense she would choose her (famously husky) voice.
Grable was in Stalag 17? I hadn’t watch the film in many years but only seem to remember Bill Holden and the comic relief. Even though I don’t remember much of it, because I hadn’t watched it more than twice (and many years back), my decision to place it on the favourites list is reflective of the feeling that I remember having while watching it.
Definitely time for a third viewing then. She’s not in it but she plays an important role.
Hmm… intrigued I am. And own the film I do… (I apologize for the Yoda)
The very last thing that Betty Grable did in front of the camera was as a celebrity guest on the old Hollywood Squares game show in 1973.
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