Bette Davis in Dark Victory (Edmund Goulding, 1939)
[I didn’t know until recently that Dark Victory was originally a play on Broadway starring Tallulah Bankhead. She also was the Broadway star of The Little Foxes, also made into a film starring Bette Davis. AND Bankhead starred on Broadway in Jezebel, another Davis vehicle for which she won her second Oscar.]
A woman’s hands gets me every time. More than her face, figure, clothes, anything. The girl who, when she smokes, makes the cigarette seem a part of her hand. The girl who, when she kisses you, touches your face with her hands. That always gets me down for the count.
- Cary Grant
(Modern Screen, 1941)
Publicity still of Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman for “Notorious”