Dorothy Lamour, Aloma of the South Seas
If one were going to talk about stunningly beautiful actresses, they simply could not do it without bringing up the name Dorothy Lamour. My goodness this actress was gorgeous!
Like Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, and many others, she gave the studios and the audience what they wanted… what became to be expected of her. None of these stars can be faulted for doing their job. They had roles to play and they played them to perfection. Besides, not every star needed to be a James Stewart or a Barbara Stanwyck – those “types” were already filled by the originals.
What the entertainment world needed was many different types for many different roles and Dorothy Lamour filled hers as perfectly as anyone.
You can find many Dorothy Lamour dvds (Amazon link) and lobby cards on Amazon. I hope more of her films will become available and would love to see more on Prime Video. I’d also love to see more shown on television more often.