I know I point out (incessantly, if we must be honest) that certain stars don’t get nearly enough attention, but Arlene Dahl is another one. So, yes, I have to be incessant again!
She was absolutely stunning and outrageously talented. I honestly just don’t know how she isn’t a household name. Sure, those of us camped out in the Old Hollywood wheelhouse know her and love her, but the average person (while they almost always know her name) is unable to name three of her films.
Nearly as frustrating, it’s been my experience that when trying to put a face with the name, they choose someone else’s face!
Fortunately, there are a lot of us who are doing our darnedest (even if we have to be incessant) to keep the stars of Old Hollywood alive and shining. One of the simplest ways is by sharing their names, movies, books, quotes… and faces!…. with younger generations, including those in your own corner of the world – your own family. Hand them dvds every now and then that you know they’ll love, recommend biographies they’ll enjoy.. heck, even if you just show them pictures and say, “This is Arlene Dahl… she was a knock-out it Desert Legion!”
Every single thing you can do to keep the movies and stars we cherish alive and thriving is important.
They deserve to shine indefinitely.