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.