Nov 1942 La Presse of Montreal for the Lux Toilet Soap
Just to show you what a difference direction can make: here’s the attic scene from the 1942 Lux Radio Theater version of A Woman’s Face, with Conrad Veidt and Ida Lupino (you can find this and the version with Bette Davis in the links section of the film’s Wikipedia page). It’s not just that they’ve edited the script to sound less evil/sexual and have dumbed down bits of it (“I hope I don’t have to again” is now “I hope I don’t have to hurt you again” in case you missed that she just said he was grabbing her arm), but… while it’s a painful train wreck in comparison to the subtleties and the perfect direction of the movie, it’s also a GLORIOUS fest of hammy hamminess. Particularily from Connie. He pulls out all the stops and it’s hysterical. Don’t drink or eat while listening. I mean it. We’re talking more ham than a Scandinavian Christmas table.
Ida Lupino in Moontide (1942)
FASHIONS GO PATRIOTIC
Ida Lupino is a firm believer in wartime fashions that are patriotic and at the same time colorful and feminine. During the making of “Life Begins at Eight-Thirty” for 20th Century-Fox, she found time to dream up this dinner costume with satin-striped mousseline skirt in shocking-pink and white over pink taffeta teamed with a “shirtwaist” of starched white chiffon. Reminiscent of the Gay Nineties, Ida think this is the kind of outfit that appeals to service men, and she should know, for here husband, Louis Hayward, is now on active duty with the United States Marines.
OCT 26 1942
Robert Walker rides a tricycle with Michael, top, and Robert Jr., his sons by actress Jennifer Jones, in 1942, photographed by John Florea for LIFE.
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Ida Lupino arrives in Chicago, Ill. on the Santa Fe Chief c. 1942
Watching the beginning of Kings Row (1942). According to IMDB, both Ida Lupino and Olivia Dehavilland rejected the role of Cassandra, but Bette Davis was interested and they rejected her. She suggested Betty Field, who then got the role.
Jean Gabin and Ida Lupino in Moontide photographed by Frank Powolny, 1942