“I don’t know why the public took a liking to me so fast. Popularity is a curious thing. The public responds to a dimple, a smile, a giggle, a hairstyle, an attitude. Acting talent has less to do with it than personality.”
Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer in publicity photos for Love Affair (Leo McCarey, 1939)
Love Affair was remade very successfully almost 20 years later as An Affair to Remember with the same director and starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. And it was remade again with Warren Beatty and Annette Bening in 1994 with its original title replaced.
The Awful Truth (1937) - Irene Dunne as Lucy Warriner wearing a black long dress; the balloon-sleeved sheer blouse is embellished with a geometric white motif. The tie collar is decorated with a diamanté bow-shaped brooch.