Friday, 14 October 2011

Style Icon XLII: Herbert Marshall

Everybody has heard of Gary Cooper; few remember such members of the early 'Hollywood Raj' as Herbert Marshall (1890-1966); despite appearances in many films, including several classics; often co-starring with Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Bette Davis: Trouble In Paradise (1932); The Little Foxes (1941); The Razor's Edge (1946). He even had an affair with Hedy Lamarr. Suave, sophisticated and debonair, how different he seems from the likes of Michael Caine and Jude Law and that Office Fellow - all Cockneys and Eshtuawy dwellers. What a shame that the image of the British male has been so devalued in the American mind.

The picture is a still of Marshall and Marlene in Trouble in Paradise.

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