|Femmes Fatales||Jan 28 2015|
It was a wonderful Life.
An ethereal Gloria Grahame poses for a promo photo during a session that would produce a famous cover for Life. Grahame was a true great of acting who starred in the classics It’s a Wonderful Life, The Bad and the Beautiful, Human Bondage, and Oklahoma!, but who we prefer to remember for her film noir roles—among them: In a Lonely Place, The Big Heat, Crossfire, Sudden Fear, and Naked Alibi. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she took the town by storm and made an indelible mark in film. The above photo and cover below are from 1946.
Life MagazineIt’s a Wonderful LifeOklahoma!In a Lonely PlaceThe Big HeatCrossfireSudden FearNaked AlibiThe Bad and the BeautifulHuman BondageGloria Grahamefilm noircinema