Monday night, the great Lizabeth Scott showed up at a screening of The Strange Love of Martha Ivers at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. After retiring from films, Scott has had little use for the limelight. One can certainly respect her desire for privacy—and in this age of media whoredom wherein so many people are willing to debase themselves just to be famous for a news cycle, her class and reserve is edifying. Still, she is such a hugely important figure in film noir that one wishes she could be prevailed upon to share memories and observations on her time in film. Here’s hoping that some silver-tongued interviewer will be able to convince the Queen of Noir to take a look back at one of the great careers in film noir.
For more on Scott's appearance at the screening, read here.
Now seems like a good time to mention that Silver Lode, the fine Allan Dwan Western that Scott made with fellow noir icons John Payne and Dan Duryea, is being released in a new special edition DVD. Read more about it here.