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Oleg Cassini with his wife, actress Gene Tierney, who is modeling one of his designs, 1941.

Oleg Cassini with his wife, actress Gene Tierney, who is modeling one of his designs, 1941.

Gene Tierney - born into a wealthy family in Brooklyn, NY in 1920. Noticed by a director at Warner Bros, at 17 she began to pursue a career in acting. Acclaimed as one of the great beauties of her day. Howard Hughes tried unsuccessfully to woo her, but she was unimpressed with Hughe's wealth. Due to mental illness, she left Hollywood after turning down movie roles that eventually went to Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly. Was later discovered working as a sales girl in a large department…

Gene Tierney - born into a wealthy family in Brooklyn, NY in 1920. Noticed by a director at Warner Bros, at 17 she began to pursue a career in acting. Acclaimed as one of the great beauties of her day. Howard Hughes tried unsuccessfully to woo her, but she was unimpressed with Hughe's wealth. Due to mental illness, she left Hollywood after turning down movie roles that eventually went to Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly. Was later discovered working as a sales girl in a large department…

Gene Tierney publicity still for "The Shanghai Gesture", 1941 (gown designed by Oleg Cassini)

The Shanghai Gesture, Gene Tierney (Wearing a Costume Designed by Oleg Cassini), 1941

Gene Tierney publicity still for "The Shanghai Gesture", 1941 (gown designed by Oleg Cassini)

Gene Tierney, 1940s with Oriental influence in the costume and background; from the film Shanghai Gesture 1941

Gene Tierney, 1940s with Oriental influence in the costume and background; from the film Shanghai Gesture 1941

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