Talk about Jean Darling's "Come Hither Look..."

For a generation of Americans, the term “Our Gang” evoked black and white adventures of a mischievous group of youths and their dog named Pete. What began in Hollywood as a series of short, silent films eventually turned into 220 shorts and one feature film starring The Little Rascals. Over its history, from 1922 until 1944, the films featured over 41 different child actors. One of the earlier versions of the gangs stereotypical “pretty blond girl” was Jean, played by Jean Darling. ~ Vintage Stars of Broadway: Through the 20th Century Lens of Murray Korman

...Her career continued as a child with parts in movies, stage, and radio shows. Eventually, Darling studied singing and received a scholarship from the New York Municipal Opera Association and made her Broadway debut in 1942 in Count Me In. The climax of her stage career came in 1945 when she landed the role of Carrie Pipperidge in the original Broadway production of Carousel. She appeared in 850 consecutive performances.
As with many Broadway stars of that era, Darling sought the best for her promotional photos and eventually found herself in the company of Murray Korman. The four photos featured with this article capture Korman’s mastery of his studio as well as the beauty of one of the most striking of Broadway Babes."

Jean Darling: August 23, 1922 – September 4, 2015
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