Thursday, September 19, 2013
Two for the Road
One thing this photo tells me: it is unwise to attempt an Adrian look unless you actually have Adrian dressing you. This comes close - but Norma really should have known better.
This charming snap of Hollywood's happiest couple - from the look of it, taken while they were boarding or disembarking some mode of transportation (dressy enough for the train, but sure not for a crossing) - was taken 78 years ago today. It must have been a chilly September in LA.
Actually, looking at them, only 51 weeks before Irving left for Fabulon, I think an argument could be made that he just might be realizing who got the better part of the Thalberg-Shearer bargain. As for Norma, whenever I see a candid, all I can think of is dear Mrs. Patrick Campbell's comment about The Boss's Wife: "Such a dainty little creature. Such a tiny waist, such tiny hands, and such tiny, tiny eyes."