Like many celebrities, Eleanor Parker did her fair share of advertising. The following are just a few examples of Parker as spokeswoman, mostly for beauty products and cosmetics (though one is a beer ad!), in the 1950s.
In 1946, Eleanor Parker co-starred with Errol Flynn in the romantic comedy Never Say Goodbye. The actress was perhaps never more lovely and charming than in this film and she has great chemistry with a top-form Errol Flynn.
Never Say Goodbye concerns itself with a divorced couple (Parker and Flynn) who have a young daughter (Patty Brady). As time goes by, the couple begin to rethink their divorce and with the help of their daughter and a U.S. Marine on leave they fall in love all over again.
Eleanor Parker is extremely beautiful here and her performance is spot on. Another actress could have easily ruined the movie but Parker does it just right by balancing the loveable and bitchy aspects of her character. All in all, Never Say Goodbye was a fantastic showcase for the gorgeous Eleanor Parker and her captivating smile is used to great advantage.
Check out some press for Never Say Goodbye here.
Here are some images of Eleanor Parker in Never Say Goodbye:
In 1946 (though it was filmed a year earlier), Eleanor Parker co-starred with Errol Flynn in the romantic comedy Never Say Goodbye. The actress perhaps never looked better or came across as more charming than she did in this project. Never Say Goodbye also featured Errol Flynn in top form and the duo had magnificent chemistry on-screen.
This major motion picture from Warner Bros was, of course, afforded a fair amount of press in the newspapers. Here are a few original advertisements for the movie:
Besides print ads for the film, other types of promotional materials for Never Say Goodbye also appeared. Here are some vintage newspaper clippings concerning the movie's stars:
In 1947, Eleanor Parker co-starred alongside Ida Lupino, Errol Flynn and Gig Young in Escape Me Never. Eleanor Parker had appeared with Errol Flynn the year before in Never Say Goodbye and the following year she would re-team with Gig Young in The Woman in White.
Escape Me Never is perhaps not one of the best remembered films and probably not a favorite of fans of any of the lead actors. However, it is still an enjoyable movie with great performances all around (though Gig Young is stiff as ever). Errol Flynn plays a, you guessed it, charming cad. Ida Lupino plays a rather loud, obnoxious woman and Gig Young portrays the bland brother of Errol Flynn's character. Then there is Eleanor Parker who perhaps comes off the best of all, playing a delicately beautiful, slightly devious rich girl named Fenella.
Eleanor Parker has always done well in period pieces and her role in Escape Me Never is no different. She looks lovely in her circa 1900 costumes and she interacts exceedingly well with co-stars. Her natural charm and innate ability to light up a screen really serve the film well.
Here are some pictures of Eleanor Parker in Escape Me Never:
Eleanor Parker made a lot of great movie in the 1950s and one of her more under-appreciated efforts from that decade is The Seventh Sin. It was based on the novel The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham. Most people can't talk about The Seventh Sin without mentioning that the same story was first filmed in 1934 with Greta Garbo in the lead (oops, I mentioned it!). The Painted Veil was again filmed in 2006, leaving The Seventh Sin as probably the least seen version. Well, I haven't seen either version of The Painted Veil, I've only watched The Seventh Sin, so I can't draw any comparisons. I can just say that Eleanor Parker was terrific in it and that this film certainly stands alone.
Here are some images of Eleanor Parker in The Seventh Sin:
|Jean-Pierre Aumont lights Eleanor Parker's cigarette|
|Eleanor Parker and George Sanders|
|Eleanor Parker and George Sanders again|