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The Still Gallery was a magic place where imagination ran wild. Each of the major studios had one during the cinema’s “golden age,” where actors and actresses would enter as mere mortals, and through the artistry and technical skill of its craftsmen, they would be captured by camera lenses for all time as mythical gods and goddesses — living fantasies of the silver screen! At Warner Bros. in the mid-1940s, this wizardry was performed by department head Ethel Sackin, along with the brilliant photography of Bert Six. Together with the publicity department, they created the mystique and glamour of the Hollywood movie star.
Andrea King was a favorite of the Warners Still Gallery. In fact, the department voted her the most photogenic actress on the lot for the year 1945 — no small feat, when you consider her visual competition that year included Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall, Ann Sheridan, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith, Barbara Stanwyck, Faye Emerson, Eleanor Parker, Jane Wyman, Martha Vickers, Dolores Moran, Janis Paige, and many lovely yet anonymous models and starlets all trying to break through the crowd and be noticed.
Just one look at the following images will tell you why …