Delightful article and interview with Garson quotes for her roles in Mrs. Miniver and Random Harvest. Mention of a comment about her first husband she made to the judge hearing her divorce proceeding from Alec Snelson. People didn't even know she was married to him. UPI story in Harlingen Texas paper (1/7/43).

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 - Mrs. Miniver Is Cinch For Oscar B» FREDERICK C....
Mrs. Miniver Is Cinch For Oscar B» FREDERICK C. OTHMAN l*nited Pre«* Hollywood Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — .UP» — If the star of * Mrs. Miniver” doesn't get the motion picture picture Academy Award next month as the year’s best movie actress, then the star of “Random Harvest** is dead certain to receive receive the academy’s gold-plated statuette. Since the star of both of these movies is a red-haired Irish girl by the name of Greer Garson, Garson, wed better tell you what we know about her: The green-eyed Miss G. was on the stage in London in 1937. when L R Mayer of Metro- Goldyn-Mayer saw her, signed her. brought her to Hollywood under contract and kept her here twiddling her pretty thumbs for a solid year. Then ht shipped her back to England, where she made “Goodbye Mr. Chips.** It was her first movie and a smash hit. Miss Garson hurried back to Hollywood and she's been hurrying from one picture to another ever since. In 1941 she went to court to get a div orce from the husband nobody in Hollywood GREER GARSON knew she had. He was a Britisher named Alec Abbot SneUon and the kind of a man, she told a sympathetic judge, who never took her anywhere except on long cross-country walks. Miss Garson made so manv pictures in hoop skirts, bustles, fluffy ruffles and dust catchers that the cynics among the movie makers presumed she was bow-legged. Or worse. They never got so much as a glimpse of the Garson ankle, as she went from film to film, sorrowing and shedding tears, and playing havoc w»ith the cash customers* handkerchiefs. These roles didn’t suit Miss Garson. She said she’d made her first reoutation in Europe as a comedienne and that she was getting weary of the tear-jerkers. She said she'd rather laugh; she said she thought the' fans would, too. She was. therefore, overjoyed, when her studio purchased Jan Strother's slim little book of funny essays about life in wartime wartime England. Mostly it concerned Mrs. Miniver's misadventures with fire wardens, ration cards, and bomb craters. This was for Miss Garson, she said. At last she’d make a funny movie. She thought without benefit of reports from the writers’ building at Metro-Goldyn- Mayer, There the experts were rooting all the laughs out of the storv and weaving in the dramatic impact and the emoti«n»l lives of ordinary bombing attacks. punch inherent in the citizen! under constant Miss Gar$on starred in it, anyhow* Laughs or no laughs. It turned into an elegant movie, though it didn't even vaguely resemble resemble the original story. Richard Ney, a 29-year-old actor playing his first important movie role, was cast as Miss Garson’s son. The picture hardly had been completed before his parents announced that he and Miss Garson were to be married. married. Miss Garson let it be known that when she got ready to marry agam. she'd make the announcement herself. Young Ney joined the Nav v. La*t November November he and Miss Garson applied for a marriage marriage license Thev still haven t used it and the bride-to-be. if that is what is to be. continues to say that when she is ready to marry, she will say so. After her Miniver job. Miss Garson went into Mervyn Leroy's * Random Harvest” and during the production thereof ended all doubts of the cynics mentioned a few paragraphs paragraphs back. They’d been wondering whether she was knock-kneed, maybe. Or square- ankled? totooed? She performed as a music hall entertainer entertainer in long black stockings and no skirt worth mentioning. Her legs were as good as any- bocfr's. They matched. Thev had the ngh* curves and no bumps and Dietrich could reveal reveal no better u

Clipped from Valley Morning Star07 Jan 1943, ThuPage 4

Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, Texas)07 Jan 1943, ThuPage 4
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  • — Delightful article and interview with Garson quotes for her roles in Mrs. Miniver and Random Harvest. Mention of a comment about her first husband she made to the judge hearing her divorce proceeding from Alec Snelson. People didn't even know she was married to him. UPI story in Harlingen Texas paper (1/7/43).

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