What better way to start the New Year than by remembering the past? No, not war and assorted catastrophes, but beauty and romance. The clip above features a montage of about two dozen actresses from the studio era. See how many you can recognize.
Here's some assistance:
Anne Baxter, Anne Shirley, Claire Bloom, Constance Bennett, Eleanor Parker, Frances Dee, Gail Russell, Janet Gaynor, Jean Arthur, Jean Peters, Joan Bennett, Kathryn Grayson, Laraine Day, Lilli Palmer, Linda Darnell, Lupe Velez, Madeleine Carroll, Margaret Sullavan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Miiko Taka, Norma Shearer, Patricia Neal, Paulette Goddard, Priscilla Lane, Sally Eilers, Teresa Wright.
There's also one I didn't recognize, wearing a veil over her head. Coleen Gray?
Among the included films are – some of those are tentative titles – 7th Heaven, Yellow Sky, The Fountainhead, The Macomber Affair, The Pride of the Yankees, The Gaucho, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Unconquered, Bad Girl, Anchors Aweigh, The Man Between, Arsenic and Old Lace, Sayonara, Interrupted Melody, The Voice of the Turtle, Scaramouche, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, I Walked with a Zombie, Pickup on South Street, O'Henry's Full House, and Night Has a Thousand Eyes.
I should add that “Forgotten Actresses” is the title of the clip. It's not my take on the featured actresses.
Clip posted by BSTO88. The great song is MIKA's “Any Other World.”