Great Auntie Merle
Have you ever noticed that, in certain photographs, actress Merle Oberon looks quite lovely and yet, in other photos, she looks like somebody's great-Aunt Mildred or something, if you know what I mean? Maybe it's her small mouth. Maybe it depended on the hair style or the lighting. I don't really know. I remember being thoroughly impressed with her in the slinky costumes she wore in A Night in Paradise (1946), a silly Technicolor adventure that is worth watching if only to see those slinky costumes. She was 5' 2" and went by the nickname "Obie," which I think is cute. Anyway, love her or hate her, here she is. And here's one of those slinky costumes.