Action, Now! #11


Original Caption:

Three young ladies picket in front of a huge cutout of blonde Marilyn Monroe at the Grauman's Chinese Theater where "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" is showing. Pickets, left to right: Avis Kimball, Lillian Pacino and Evelyn Bernard.

10 comments:

Christopher said...

don't worry ladies ;o)

Feta said...

Apparently nobody told these ladies that the sequel was entitled "But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes"...

Ay Mercedes! said...

Awesome shot of these lovely ladies. Loves it!!!

xx♥

Robert Fiore said...

More accurately classified in The Golden Age of Publicity.

MichaelRyerson said...

Ah, a starlet's work is never done and here we have a rare shot of Evelyn Bernard, plying her starlet's trade, who would go on to light up the screen in Son of Sinbad and, alas, subsequently disappear forever into that long good night where 'Tartar Girl(s)' have been known to hawk refrigerators, small Japanese cars and randy young film executives.

Milan said...

"We've got everything blondes have."

The lost art of deniable indecency.

er said...

@ Michael Ryerson

Really? As the daughter of Evelyn Bernard, you couldn't have been more wrong.
You amuse me to the "knowledge" of my mother's history...
and her character which you state as being everything but a Lady of the finest kind throughout her career.
Especially in a world of such "randy young film executives" you mention.
Care to share how you think you know her so well? This I would really love to hear.

Michael Ryerson said...

You don't sound amused. But the fact is your mother has but one film credit (there's no shame in making only a single film) so knowing her 'history' would indeed be difficult for non-family members. But of course, my comments were not intended to be specific claims about your mother, who I'm sure is/was a fine person but rather about the fickle nature of Hollywood and how, where her film 'career' was concerned, this publicity photo (stunt?) and the aforementioned Son of Sinbad' were her high-water marks. Many 'starlets', in similar circumstances, found their way into commercial work or romantic entanglements.

Ndog007 said...

@Michael Ryerson

She didn't make a single film. She made numerous films. The name Evelyn Bernard was one of her stage names but thanks for playing.

Michael Ryerson said...

I enjoy games. As my response had to do with the actress known as 'Evelyn Bernard', I'm only responsible for her oeuvre. If she appeared under multiple names but failed to gain sufficient status to be well-known that's her problem. 'Evelyn Bernard' appeared in one (not very good) film. Oh, and this one publicity shot. Her 'complete bio' on IMdB consists of a single, somewhat pithy, sentence, 'Evelyn Bernard is an actress, known for Son of Sinbad (1955).' Additionally, a search of Google Images yields not a single image. My point, which has apparently eluded you, was that her career was brief. Sail on.