The Rushes #1

The Rushes will feature items from our research, which we trust you will find interesting, along with occasional longer articles. Here’s a taster.

“I don’t use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom.” – Newspaper columnist Waldo Lydecker, in Laura, 1944.

Famous as an actress and inventor, Hedy Lamarr also played chess. She played against her husbands and, according to The Pittsburgh Press, July 7, 1939, against her drama coach Phyllis Loughton. Maybe she invented an opening, the Lamarr Gambit?

Promotional photo of Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Jean Harlow and Leone Lane for The Saturday Night Kid (1929). While discussing this movie, Jean Arthur said, “Clara Bow was generous and wonderful to me.”

“They called me an ugly duckling as a teenager.” – Hedy Lamarr. “She just comes up like a weed.” – Hedy Lamarr’s mother. Well, we reckon Hedy blossomed into a beautiful flower. What do you reckon?

Jennifer Jones, 1919 – 2009. Like many people in Hollywood, Jennifer suffered from mental health issues. After a family tragedy, in 1980 she founded the Jennifer Jones Simon Foundation for Mental Health and Education.

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