George Hurrell - Norma Shearer (1930)  This was taken so that she could get the part in Divorcee , her husband Irving Thalberg didn't think she could pull it off, and yes she got the part.

George Hurrell - Norma Shearer (1930) This was taken so that she could get the part in Divorcee , her husband Irving Thalberg didn't think she could pull it off, and yes she got the part.

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Norma Shearer, 1930s, photographed by the ORIGINAL glamour shots man, George Hurrell.

Norma Shearer, 1930s, photographed by the ORIGINAL glamour shots man, George Hurrell.

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Norma Shearer | (August 10, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian actress. Shearer was one of the most popular actresses in North America from the mid-1920s through the 1930s. Her early films cast her as the girl-next-door, but for most of the Pre-Code film era (beginning with the 1930 film The Divorcee, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress), she played sexually liberated women in sophisticated contemporary comedies.

Norma Shearer | (August 10, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian actress. Shearer was one of the most popular actresses in North America from the mid-1920s through the 1930s. Her early films cast her as the girl-next-door, but for most of the Pre-Code film era (beginning with the 1930 film The Divorcee, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress), she played sexually liberated women in sophisticated contemporary comedies.

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Norma Shearer photographed by Ruth Harriet Louise, ca. 1929
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