Virginia Mayo

  1. Constance Dowling,  Up In Arms, 1944.       “Tangible proof for the existence of God,” said The Sultan of Morocco about Constance.  But she still froze on camera even after producer Samuel Goldwyn’s long grooming period: speech, drama and charm coaches, nutritonists, masseuses. Sylvia Fine, Danny Kaye’s wife voted against Mayo, who joined 36 new Goldwyn Girls for his debut…  emerging  as Danny’s perfect  leading lady in his next four comedies. Even Sylvia was fine about that. 
  2. Elizabeth Taylor, Giant, 1956.      Among the choices juggled by veteran  US director George Stevens was Virginia, the  one actress who avoided an affair with Howard Hughes.  Because of air-sickness. 


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