September 27, 2017 / Vickie Lester
When Barbara Stanwyck became a Ziegfeld Girl…
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Great shot. I just watched her the other day on TCM when they gave tribute to her for a day. She was such a talent! Loved her with Gary Cooper in Ball of Fire.
She worked straight through her adult life… Pretty amazing. A friend of mine has a typewritten shooting script from Ball of Fire… I should see if he’d let me scan a few pages and put them in a post!
She was still a striking woman in “The Big Valley”, but WOW!, what a hottie as a young starlet! She was adorable! — YUR
If you get a chance check out some of her pre-code movies—they’ll knock your socks off, or just go directly to Ball of Fire (script by Billy Wilder, directed by Howard Hawks) and get an inkling of what she must have been like in the Follies 😉 .
Oh yes please! (Re: shooting script from “Ball of Fire” as mentioned in a previous comment.)
Please tell your friend that your fans are clamouring for it.
I’ll be meeting him for dim sun in a little bit and I’ll certainly ask!
I’m always amazed at what a different person she looks like depending on her hair color. Some folks just look like themselves with different hair, but she turns into a whole other creature. Lovely either way!
Lovely all her life. I do have to read the two part biography by Victoria Wilson (A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940) but it’s a time commitment—longer than War and Peace (I think)!
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