Happy New Year 1957! Ann Blyth starred in three films that were released in this one year by three different studios: Slander for M-G-M, The Buster Keaton Story for Paramount, and The Helen Morgan Story for Warner Bros. In this amazingly productive year, no one could have predicted that The Helen Morgan Story was to be her last motion picture, but it was certainly a wonderful performance on which to conclude that part of her career. The decades ahead would be busy with television, concerts, and theatre.
Ann's most recent television appearance seems to be a new interview segment she has filmed for Turner Classic Movies. This Friday, December 29th, TCM will be showing Mildred Pierce (1946) at 6 p.m. ET. Tune in, say, ten or fifteen minutes before the movie is to start when this taped interview about her work on this film is likely to be shown again, with Ann looking as lovely as ever.
And may I wish all visitors to this blog a very Happy and Healthy New Year - 2018!
Jacqueline T. Lynch