Happy birthday, Isabel Jewell

In Uncategorized on July 19, 2022 at 8:25 am

the most special of character women – such was your vivacity, commitment and passion that you made even the smallest of roles, like your one-scene seamstress in A Tale of Two Cities (1935), seem novelistic in their rich sensitivity and observant detail.

I love this unusual shot of you, because you look as though you have assumed the exotic guise of a great dramatic actress, like Garbo, Elisabeth Bergner, Paula Wessely, Alla Nazimova or Asta Nielsen. Because, in your smaller way, that is exactly what you were.

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