"She was so young and pretty, so shy and nervous on that picture, but I remember the scene where she was supossed to be sunning in the backyard of the apartment house we all lived in. When Marilyn walked on the set in her bathing suit and walked to the beach chair, the whole crew gasped, gaped and seemed to turn to stone. They just stopped work and stared; Marilyn had that electric something - and mind you, movie crews are quite used to seeing us in brief costumes. They’ve worked on so many musicals and beach sequences. But they just gasped and gaped at Marilyn as though they were stunned. In all my years at the studio, I’d never seen that happen before. Sure, the crew gives you the kidding wolf-whistle routine, but this was sheer shock." - June Haver on Marilyn, during “Love Nest”.
"I could make you a second banana just like that."
1940s: Actresses on Life MagazineLana Turner, Rita Hayworth, Gene Tierney
Jennifer Jones, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman
Jeanne Crain, Teresa Wright, Elizabeth Taylor
My All-Time Favourite Actresses