Tuesday, October 18, 2022

ANITA LOUISE ADLER, Maybelline's Scarlett O'Hara. Anita Louise, may not have won the part of Scarlett O'Hara, but she was most assuredly, one of Maybelline's most stunning models in 1938.


Maybelline ad, featuring Anita Louise, who  stared in opulent costume dramas such as Madame DuBarry (1934), A Midsummer’s Night Dream (1935), Anthony Adverse (1936), and Marie Antionette (1938). She was selected to do a screen test for the role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind in 1938, but of course, the role went to Vivien Leigh.

Anita Louise was described as one of cinema's most fashionable and stylish women.  She and her husband Buddy Adler, were known for their parties, attended by Hollywood's elite.  

Gorgeous Anita Louise with her striking husband, Buddy Adler on their Wedding Day, 1940.

At the time Anita was cast for the role of the loving and caring mother Nell McLaughlin in My Friend Flicka, she had been married to Buddy Adler—a top executive with 20th Century-Fox.

From Here to Eternity winners: director Fred Zinnemann, supporting actress Donna Reedproducer Buddy Adler and screenwriter Daniel Taradash.

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