arson.com by Ed S.
Old magazine articles about Greer
The public loved to read about Greer
I have scanned these articles from old clippings that are in
You can enlarge them and read them quite easily.
If you have trouble doing so, then just right click on the
image of the article, save it to disk, and then use MS/Paint
or something to scroll through it at its full size.
In general, I don't know the magazine names or dates
associated with these articles, but the topical references
often make clear the approximate dates.
I have no idea whether or not there is still a copyright on
these articles, and I'll have to remove them if I receive
any complaints that are sufficiently intimidating. My guess
is that these old magazines are now defunct and that the
authors' descendants would be happy to see their
grandparents' work brought back to life.
Before Dec 27, 2007, these images were too small to be of
However, after Dec 27, they are very large indeed and you
will have no trouble reading them at all.
This is an excellent article from MOTION PICTURE magazine in
1945, giving some good background on her life and even
including two nice Walter Pidgeon anecdotes.
This is a lightweight and very personal article about Greer
by James Hilton, the author of "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" and
"Random Harvest." No great revelations here.
This newspaper article is from a time when Greer had been
just recently married to Buddy Fogelson and is planning to
make the sequel to "Mrs. Miniver." This places it in 1949
or early 1950.
It also features a stunning drawing of her (Greer, not Louella).
Greer is in love with Buddy and with her new life as a
cowgirl, and Louella wonders how soon the novelty will wear
There is even some mention of her recent marriage to Richard
Ney and how Greer had known for quite some time that that
marriage wasn't working.
The hand-written note on this clipping says "Screen Stars",
October 1946. This is a Q&A with Greer accompanied by some
pics. We learn lots of little personal details of Greer's
She's still married to Mr. Ney. You can see how delighted
he looks when his mother-in-law Nina comes to visit.
Greer says in this article that she wakes up every morning at 5:30.
That's exactly when I wake up in the morning!! What are the odds of that?!
From 1944. More info on Greer, a bit on Lucille Ball, and a
brief reference to Greer's (first) divorce and to her
This article was clearly written soon after "Goodbye, Mr.
Chips" was released, as it talks about her as a brand new
star and mentions her next film, which was to be "Susan and
God" (until she was moved into "Pride and Prejudice").
It also gives a good account of her early career on stage
and her lost year in Hollywood (i.e., 1938).
The author goes to great lengths to describe her "figure",
and the article is accompanied by a lovely photograph.
This article, from the May 1945 issue of "Photoplay"
magazine, was written by Elsa Maxwell, a friend of Greer's.
It comemorates the selection of Greer in a Gallup poll as
the most popular actress of 1944.
This is a very personal article, and Greer herself is quoted
And Greer calls Richard Ney her "long-legged husband".
This article, from "Motion Picture" magazine, is all about
the potential turnaround in Greer's career after the
underappreciated "Adventure" and her persnal misfortunes
during the shooting of "Desire Me" (being swept out to sea,
her back problems, and her divorce from Richard Ney).
It announces the upcoming sequel to "Mrs. Miniver" (which
would be called "The Miniver Story"), and talks about her
supposed feud with Clark Gable and about her new picture
"Speak to Me of Love", in which she is to dance and wear
silver tights. (I presume this is "Julia Misbehaves".)
Greer talks extensively here about her working hours and
their effect on marriages and unemployed actors.