Today, February 1, 2014, marks what would have been Andrea King’s 95th birthday! To celebrate this occasion, here is a sample of vintage still gallery photos taken while she was at Warner Bros. Enjoy!
The still gallery was a magic place where “mere mortal” actresses were transformed into celluloid goddesses by expert photographers, art directors, makeup magicians, and fashion designers. Andrea King was no stranger to the still gallery. In fact, Bert Six, head photographer, and his team voted Andrea the “Most Photogenic Actress on the Lot” for 1945. That was no small recognition, considering her competition at the studio that year included Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Ida Lupino, Alexis Smith, Olivia de Havilland, Faye Emerson, Barbara Stanwyck, Jane Wyman, Eleanor Parker, and every other actress under contract at the time! One look at these photos will tell you why.