Gene Tierney speaks French
I don’t like the music here but the visual tribute to Gene showcases her beauty and screen presence.
Oh dear, I’m so tired of reading books and essays on Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Vincente Minnelli, Audrey Hepburn, Sonja Henie and Peter Lawford. I still have Ernst Lubitsch, Rouben Mamoulian and Stanley Donen left. Everyone is quoting Richard Dyer. I tell you I’m dying myself. I’m in dire need of a vacation. I need a good slasher flick after all these Cinderella story musicals.
Well if you haven’t noticed, all except Sonja Henie have a French connection so it makes me think of Gene Tierney. Gene Tierney was one of the most stunning screen actresses ever in my opinion and also a pretty good actress. Her performance in Leave Her to Heaven was excellent no matter how negative Darryl Hickman speaks of her talents. Anyway we remember Gene not Darryl.
If memory serves me right, Gene went to finishing school in Switzerland learning French. The French language is one reason that brought her and Oleg Cassini together. Anyway I’ve linked an interview in French from 1985 at the Festival du film romantique à Cabourg
Interviews in English