Ann Dvorak at Home, a Candid Moment
Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 364
Here’s another image from the Ann Dvorak vaults. This photo which is probably from 1934/35 shows Ann at her Encino ranch house. According to the description on the back, the painting of the Madonna and child was an original by Bartolome Esteban Murillo, though I don’t know if that’s true or what became of it following Ann’s divorce from Leslie Fenton.
What is striking to me is that Ann is not wearing any make-up, which would be unusual at the time. The image is credited to one of the wire services and not a Warner Bros. photographer, so I am not sure what the circumstances were when this was taken. Even without make-up, Ann looks still looks lovely. This was during one of the most prosperous and secure periods of her life so she also looks bright-eyed and happy to me.