Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Jane Powell, born April 1st, 1929!
Some classic movie stars are timeless. Whether gracing the cover of Vogue in the 1950’s or having their likeness used for a product campaign in the 2000’s, they seem to never be out of style. Other classic movie stars, however, are representative of a precise time in movie making history. For me, Jane Powell is one of those stars.
Jane Powell: winner of ‘Most Adorable’
Jane Powell was the epitome of the 1950’s “girl next store.” Although never overtly sexy, there was an attractiveness to her that is undeniable. I mean, at 5 foot even, with wavy blonde locks and sky blue eyes, she was pretty much the epitome of the saccharine cute-ness her home studio of MGM prided itself it on. Add in her larger than life singing and enthusiastic performance style and you have THE embodiment of the MGM 1950’s musical. I mean look at her.
As I said, so sugary sweet, she could only belong in the 1950’s. And that’s why she’s so wonderful — because to look at her is to look at a time capsule. The most adorable time capsule ever.
Minoo Allen for Classic Movie Hub