1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, Aug. 20, 1944

Aug. 20, 1944, Linda Darnell

Aug. 20, 1944

To tell a woman she is beautiful is the most acceptable compliment any daughter of Eve can receive. It’s the most exciting praise every girl, whether she resides in Hollywood or lives on an isolated farm, enjoys hearing, and it’s the one thing she waits to hear from the lips of her lover or her husband.

Yet Hedy Lamarr, conceded to be Hollywood’s greatest beauty and mentioned as the most glamorous motion picture star, hates the very word “beautiful.”

Bestsellers this week: “History of Rome Hanks” and “I Never Left Home.”

From the Philadelphia Inquirer via Fultonhistory.com

Aug. 20, 1944, Bestsellers

Aug. 20, 1944, Louella Parsons

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4 Responses to 1944 in Print — Hollywood News and Gossip by Louella Parsons, Aug. 20, 1944

  1. This is an appropriate quote for Hedy, the inventor, along with composer George Antheil, of the spread-spectrum technology that we use in Blue-Tooth, cell phones and satellite technology.


  2. Earl Boebert says:

    One of the most interesting individuals of the 20th century. Co-inventor of frequency-hopping radio, the principle on which wi-fi and cellular phones work. Author of one of my favorite sayings about Hollywood: ‘It’s easy to be glamorous. Just sit still and look stupid.” (Quoted from memory, please don’t Wikiwhack me :-))


  3. Benito says:

    Hedy Lamarr’s autobiography tells some hair raising stories, like one of her husbands preferring his life sized Hedy doll to her, etc. PS The photo of Linda Darnell closely resembles the sultry publicity photos of Jane Russell in the hay taken for THE OUTLAW.


  4. Reblogged this on Pin Up! The Blog and commented:
    Linda Darnell, Heddy Lamarr plus top selling books from 1944.


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