L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Norma Shearer in publicity for Smilin' Through, 1932

With Fredric March.
With Leslie Howard.

In the second of three filmed versions of the same story, Norma plays the dual role of Moonyeen Clare, a bride who is accidentally shot on her wedding day (!), and the niece of the same, the orphaned Kathleen.

 (The following photographs by Hurrell.)


  1. probably my favorite actress. Her smile was electrifying!

    1. And then that profile! So under-appreciated for so long, I think many are finally coming around. There was no one else who could could go from a beautifully calculated artifice to an almost frightening realism and back again the way she did. She was really quite remarkable.