1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, March 14, 1944

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March 14, 1944

HOLLYWOOD, March 13 — While Jennifer Jones rests at Palm Springs with her two sons (I almost said “rests on her honors” after winning 1943’s best actress Oscar), David Selznick is readying her next picture. It’s to be Robert Nathan’s “Portrait of Jenny,” a fantasy which the author terms “an experiment in time.” It might also be added, in less high falutin’ language that “Jenny” is a charming story and although it will need rewriting it should be good for the Jones girl.

I still say Jennifer needs extra special care in her story selections. Even if the industry did vote her the best actress of 1943, her histrionic range has yet to be tested. “Bernadette” was a natural for her. Meanwhile, there’s a chance she may do a picture for Twentieth Century-Fox before starting the “Portrait of Jenny” for David.

From the Milwaukee Sentinel.

March 14, 1944, Louella Parsons

March 14, 1944, Louella Parsons

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One Response to 1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, March 14, 1944

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    Jones did a few more pictures before filming began on PORTRAIT OF JENNIE in the late 1940s. It was a perfect match for her etherealness.

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