Sunday, March 8, 2009

Hollywood Legend

Rumor has it that by late '38, Louis B. Mayer was so eager to get the Widow Thalberg out of Marie Antoinette that he tested every single actress on the lot. Sadly, Marjorie Main's supposedly heartbreaking reel has disappeared, and all that remains of Margaret O'Brien's is this haunting still. Yeah, yeah, yeah - I know she wasn't born 'til '37, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it. You explain how this damn picture came to be...

1 comment:

  1. That is one funny caption! The problem, though, was Mayer's procrastination. Shearer, a retired lady-in-waiting to the decaptitated queen, was a bit long in the tooth by the time they got her to wear this wig.