SPEAKING OF PICTURES. . .
Charles Boyer shows starlet Smith how to kiss

Photoplay magazine 1943
These clippings from Warner Bros. The Constant Nymph illustrate a crisis in the career of 20-year-old Alexis Smith.  They show Alexis in her first big part exchanging her first big kiss with Hollywood's first lover, Charles Boyer -- a set of circumstances to make any young actress jumpy.
In The Constant Nymph Alexis plays the part of Florence Churchill, a bold beauty who takes the initiative and wins a romantic musician (Boyer) for her husband.  On the Warner Bros. set director Edmund Goulding sensed that Alexis was a bit overwhelmed by her love scene, and gave her a pep-talk like a coach sending a green team against a highly touted professional.           continue....


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