Joan Bennett – A Pictorial
“I don’t think much of most of the films I made, but being a movie star was something I liked very much.” ~ Joan Bennett
“I feel positively like a Beatle.” ~ Joan Bennett in response to the attention she was getting with the success of the cult series Dark Shadows (1966).
“After ‘Trade Winds’ was released, I was greeted as Miss Lamarr in dimly lit restaurants. Personally, I liked the idea of escaping from all that bland, blonde innocence and thought the whole thing was very funny, but I don’t think Hedy found the comparisons very amusing.” ~ Joan Bennett
“Whenever trouble arose in Hollywood, the first cry for legal help was, ‘Get Giesler!’.” ~ Joan Bennett on Hollywood attorney Jerry Giesler
“That beautiful sister of mine was an overwhelming and volatile mixture. One had the feeling that she’d been shot from a canon and showered her sparks over an incredulous world with no thought or care where they fell, a carbon copy of father. She was like some silvery comet who streaked through life with daring speed, the wellspring of which was an inner confidence that I deeply admired. At times, particularly in childhood, I was intimidated by her but she dictated from an aura of affection for me that was never threatening.” ~ Joan Bennett
“My film career faded. A man can go on playing certain roles till he`s sixty. But not a woman… The golden age is gone, and with it most of the people of great taste. It doesn’t seem to be any fun any more.” ~ Joan Bennett in a 1984 interview.