New Article: Picture Post Foretells a Star: Deborah Kerr (December 1940)

The headline (Picture Post Vol.9, number 10, 7 December 1940, pp.18-19)

Six months before the general release of Love on the Dole in the UK in June 1941, the innovative photojournalism magazine Picture Post published a lavishly illustrated double-page feature about Deborah Kerr and her forthcoming film. This article explores how the photographs and text represent Deborah Kerr as both ordinary and extraordinary – and as in effect therefore the perfect Sally Hardcastle – and prepared potential cinema audiences for an exceptional performance in an exceptional film.

Picture Post Foretells a Star: Deborah Kerr (December 1940) – Walter Greenwood: Not Just Love on the Dole (waltergreenwoodnotjustloveonthedole.com)

  • Best, Chris.

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