Gene Tierney in Film Noir “Laura” (1944)

Laura is a 1944 American film noir produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb along with Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The screenplay by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein and Betty Reinhardt is based on the 1943 novel Laura by Vera Caspary. Tierney was best known for her portrayal of the title character in the film.

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Gene Tierney in Laura directed by Otto Preminger, 1944 via

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Gene Tierney in Laura directed by Otto Preminger, 1944 via

Gene Tierney in Film Noir Hit Laura (1944)

Laura is a 1944 American film noir produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb.

In 1999, Laura was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. AFI named it one of the 10 best mystery films of all time, and it also appears on Roger Ebert’s “Great Movies” series.

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Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews in Laura directed by Otto Preminger, 1944 via

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Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews in Laura directed by Otto Preminger, 1944 via

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Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews in Laura directed by Otto Preminger, 1944 via

Vintage Photographs of Amazing Movie Wedding Dresses

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Claudette Colbert. It Happened One Night, 1934 via

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Olivia de Havilland. They Died With Their Boots On, 1941 via

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Joan Fontaine. Jane Eyre, 1943 via

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Gene Tierney 1946. The Razor’s Edge, 1946 via

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Audrey Hepburn. Funny Face, 1957 via

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Marilyn Monroe. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953 via

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Gina Lollobrigida. Come September, 1961 via

Costume and Fashion Designer Oleg Cassini (1913-2006)

Oleg Cassini (1913 – 2006) was an American fashion designer born to an aristocratic Russian family with maternal Italian ancestry. He came to the United States as a young man after starting as a designer in Rome, and quickly got work with Paramount Pictures.

Cassini established his reputation by designing for films. He gained additional renown by designing for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. “The Jackie Look” was highly influential in American design.

He also designed for Rita Hayworth, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood and Gene Tierney whom he married in 1941; they separated after the birth of their first daughter. She began a romance with John F. Kennedy. Their romance was short lived as he could never marry her because of his political ambitions. She reconciled with Cassini and they had a second daughter. This marriage lasted until 1952 and they remained friends.

After his divorce Cassini and Grace Kelly were briefly engaged, but her family would not approve the marriage as he was 16 years her senior, twice divorced, had 2 children and was non-catholic.

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Oleg Cassini designed this gown for Gene Tierney, though a speedy elopement meant it was never made and worn. Five years later, the gown saw the light of day for Gene’s role in the movie Razor’s Edge (1946), for which Oleg designed her costumes via

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Marilyn wore a smoldering red Oleg Cassini velvet gown to accept her Best Young Box Office Personality award in 1951. She later wore it for a sensual publicity portrait via

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Grace Kelly at the premiere of Rear Window, 1954. Her dress was designed by Oleg Cassini who was her escort that evening. Photo by Frank Worth via

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Oleg Cassini dressing Lana Turner via

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Jackie Kennedy Onassis in iconic 1961 Presidential Inauguration gown by Oleg Cassini via