Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lovely Jean Simmons as I remember her.

Jean Simmons 1929 -2010. Rest in Peace.
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19 comments:

Eryl Shields said...

This is how I remember her too: absolutely glowing with gorgeousness, X

rashbre said...

Lovely picture. I've got a DVD of the mono Great Expectations somewhere. Need to dig out and re-watch.

Pat said...

Eryl and Rashbre: after Estelle and
Ophelia it was never quite the same IMO.

Maggie said...

Simply glowing. Thank you.

R. Sherman said...

Another classic beauty. Perhaps I'm getting too old, but nothing compares to the days when beautiful women left something to the imagination. Dare I say, the allure was a 100 fold more enticing than the "show what you've got to everyone and his/her cat" attitude that seems to exist now.

Cheers.

Kanani said...

She was very beautiful. I understand her final movie is coming out next month.

Anonymous said...

I fell in love with her with "The Blue Lagoon" and "The Clouded Yellow".

Jack

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

She was so very beautiful and a lovely actress, too...! I agree: RIP, dear Jean Simmons.

Pat said...

Maggie: it is one of my favourite photos of her.

Randall: I agree - there must be a bit of mystery.

Kanani: I didn't realise she was still making movies - I id see a late play on TV.

Naomi: I was sad to hear on one of the obit programmes that she had an alcohol problem.

Kim Ayres said...

Now there's someone I'd love to have photographed

Pat said...

Kim: at what stage in her life?

St Jude said...

A beautiful woman and a role model to so many others. There is definitely a reason that era of her life and she herself were so iconic and still are.

Pat said...

St Jude: I remember thinking how lucky she was when she became Olivier's protege and it looked like she and Granger would be the new Larry and Viv.

Jack: I had forgotten The Blue Lagoon.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I had heard that a long time ago--and it was said, that THAT was what broke up her marriage to Richard Brooks, but I honestly don't know that this is a fact. One thing is for sure: She was a truly lovely and talented actress.

Kim Ayres said...

Probably most of them, to be honest. It's a treat to photograph a beautiful young woman, of course, but as faces age they become more interesting.

Of course the biggest problem is few people with older faces like to have their photo showing the face older than 20 years ago...

Pat said...

Naomi: yes I seem to remember she lived in Paris with Richard Brooks at one time.

Kim: I can empathise with that:)

Four Dinners said...

In my view...for what it's worth...the most beautiful actress I've ever had the pleasure of watching.

I hope TV run some of her old movies. I'll be there!!!!

Charlie said...

Another beautiful woman, another gifted actress, gone. The Golden Days of Hollywood have, with a few exceptions, turned to tin.

Pat said...

Four.D: hopefully there will be a run of her movies now.

Charlie: the fifties were such a glamorous period when icons were not such a rarity. Cigarettes, lipstick, shoulder pads and silk stockings. And mystery.