Published September 1, 1933
Irene Dunne leapt from obscurity in her first film, Leathernecking, to an Oscar nomination in her second, Cimarron. Dunne went on to win the hearts of American audiences in The Awful Truth, Love Affair, and I Remember Mama. This Lusha Nelson photograph of Dunne, sprawled on a couch and turning to the camera with a demure smile, ran in the September 1933 Vanity Fair.
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