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ANNABELLA-4b - the "Tne ot It that Loretta Young smiled at me...
the "Tne ot It that Loretta Young smiled at me on the set and gave me tea. It was the only warmth I had " Her real name was Anne Belle Carpentier, and her father, now retired, was a magazine editor. In private life she is Mme. Jean Murat, wife of a Frencn actor. Professionally Professionally she'll always be just Annabella. Annabella. Sun and wind (she drives in an open car) have streaked her hair in different shades of brown. She has brown eyes, a generous mouth; wears flat-heeled shoes, tailored suits and almost no makeup. It's when she's working on a set, or tripping at the Troc of an evening, evening, that Annabeila's "umph" is particularly apparent. Her contours are streamlined, though they~had a hard time posing posing her in a playsuit to prove it. Just "What They Wanted. There was a solemn conference of makeup experts when she came here a few months ago. In three solid days of tests they made her look like everybody from Martha Raye to Shirley Temple. Finally Annabella got mad and told 'em she'd try her own way. First she washed her face, then she ran a comb through her hair, dabbed on a little lipstick and stepped before the camera. Studio bigwigs looked at the test and agreed that that was just what they wanted Hollywood has heard that An- I nabelia was brought here as pos- j sible replacement of Simone Simon. Mile. Simone Ditto had been behaving very badly and Darry! Zanuck wanted to remind her that she was not the only Frenchie in flickers. However that may have been, the two actresses became and have remained close friends. In a gesture of generosity and j thoughtfulness that left the screen village popeyed, Simone sent her emire staff of servants bo Annabella's Annabella's house when the latter moved here. Didn't loan, them; she gave them permanently to the newcomer and set about collecting training a new staff for herself. two players often shop together; have adjoining dressing rooms. Annabeila was no stranger to prosperity before she became an actress. Her father had a Paris home, a country place and an for travel. He had been around the world 16 times. His daughter traveled about Europe a great deal, but her ambition from childhood childhood was movies. She got to mooning and fretting about it so much that an influential influential friend of the family noticed it heard the srory. and got her test at Joinville, France's Hollywood. Hollywood. It was as easy as that. Hates Posing- For Stills. Annabella says that she isn't temperamental in the sense of being being mean and eccentric, but admits i ! !

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  1. The News,
  2. 17 Feb 1938, Thu,
  3. Page 11

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