Thursday, June 07, 2007

Vintage Starlet of the Day

Gene Tierney. I can't get over her gorgeous clothing. I did some reading up on the always beautiful Gene. It's weird how so many starlets have extremely tragic lives. Apparently she suffered from depression, and was given shock therapy. After 27 shock treatments, Gene tried to escape, only to be caught and re-institutionalized. It eventually destroyed large parts of her memory.
Gene eventually died of emphysema from smoking. Ironically, it was her studio bosses when she was a young actress who had encouraged her to start smoking, they thought it would make her voice sexier.

1 comment:

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