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Mary Beth Hughes (1919-1995)

  1. Betty Grable, A Yank in the RAF, 1940.       The platinum blonde singer from many a hardboiled ‘40s B thriller was to be the Yank’s girl  - a song-and-dancer - until head Fox Darryl  Zanuck has the lightbulb flash of pairing  Fox’s top female and male stars. Grable and Tyrone Power. And making sure he avoided even a heroic death at the end… 
  2. Mary Howard Swamp Water, 1941.      Head Fox Darryl F Zanuck tested MBH as Hannah in Jean Renoir’s first US film sine fleeing his Nazi-occupied France. As usual, Hollywood had scant respect for anyone who was better than Hollywood. .Zanuck dared complain that the master réalisateur of La Grande Illusion, La bête humaine La règle du jeu, revered as the greatest film-maker by Chaplin and Welles, was too slow!! He was fired, then asked to stay. Soon as the film was finished, Renoir quit Fox. “He’s not one of us,” said DFZ. Bah! On the Oscar night of April 8, 1975, he received an honorary Academy Award for his career. One of his stars, Ingrid Bergman, picked it up for him. I know because I was there.

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