Ann Blyth takes a couple of charming publicity photos at the beach. From my book on her career, Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star.:
Ann Blyth was a teenager from 1941 to 1948. To spend most of one’s teen years during World War II was the defining experience of her generation. To one blossoming in her career while at the same time coming of age, this era must have been an added adventure and source of excitement, and anxiety. She did not know the tragedy of war firsthand, but she knew tragedy... At the height of her achievements as a child actress, the world spiraled to its worst years of horror. It was not the best of timing, perhaps, but the strange crisscrossed trajectory would lead her to fame as a movie star before she turned twenty years old in seven years’ time.
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