The Boss's Wife
Me, I really don't have much use for Norma Shearer. I don't like most of her movies. I don't like a huge majority of her still photographs. Joan Crawford didn't like her either, but then Joan didn't like a lot of females. And Joan got stuck with some roles that Norma didn't want. And Bette Davis called Joan Crawford "that mannequin from MGM." And both Bette and Joan had daughters who crucified them in tell-all books. And the Hollywood queen nastiness goes on and on. Anyway, I'm reading Hollywood Dreams Made Real: Irving Thalberg and the Rise of MGM by Mark A. Vieira, which is a pretty good read and features a lot of flattering photographs of Norma, because she was, of course, Mrs. Irving Thalberg. And great Hollywood photographers, like George Hurrell and Clarence Sinclair Bull, were somehow able to make Irving's wife presentable and even alluring. So here are a few Norma Shearer photographs that I dislike the least. And there are a ton more at Divas - The Site.