"I know audiences. They don’t like to say, ‘Oh, what a magnificent performance.’ They would much rather say, ‘My, doesn’t she look awful?’" — Joan Bennett
During the span of her career, Joan insisted on having perfect hair and complete make-up when performing in front of the camera—even if her character was supposed to be sleeping or wandering the wilds of the jungle.
Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, and Joan Bennett in There’s Always Tomorrow (1956), directed by Douglas Sirk.
Joan Bennett photographed by George Hurrell.
Joan Bennett, candid. c. 1940s.
Joan Bennett, c. 1940s.
Joan Bennett photographed for Man Hunt, 1941.
"I don’t think much of most of the films I made, but being a movie star was something I liked very much" - Joan Bennett on her career.
Joan Bennett, c. 1938.
Joan Bennett, c. 1930s.