Saturday, 29 September 2012

A noir survivor





A rare survivor of the classic film noir era, the beautiful Lizabeth Scott - understudy to Tallulah Bankhead, one-time rival to Veronica Lake, star of hundreds of movies alongside the likes of Robert Mitchum, Burt Lancaster, Charlton Heston, Robert Ryan, Dick Powell, Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Kirk Douglas, Elvis Presley and Michael Caine, and quite possibly a lady lesbian (she was "outed" by scandal-rag Confidential in the 40s, and indeed she never married) - is 90 years old today.

She also sang! Admittedly, in the final cut of Either It's Love or It Isn't from the 1947 movie Dead Reckoning her voice was dubbed by Trudy Stevens, but that practise was very common in films then:



However she did release an album (Lizabeth, 1957) that proved she was actually a great vocalist:



Many happy returns!

Lizabeth Scott on Wikipedia

Lizabeth Scott's comments on modern style icons

2 comments:

  1. I read somewhere that she was groomed to be an alternative to Lauren Bacall specifically. I see a certain resemblance.

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    1. Indeed there is - shame she never got the same breaks... Jx

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