If It’s Not Uncomfortable, It’ll Be a Lousy Picture

Year of Jane Russell: Day 8

Here’s another portrait from the stash of original 8×10″ negatives I recently obtained, showing Jane circa 1953. It’s a great photo, and that she was able to maintain the  unnatural pose in a tight dress shows what a professional she was. Jane learned to model while working with photographer Tom Kelley in 1940. His mantra, “If it’s not uncomfortable, it’ll be a lousy picture,” was one Jane understood to be true and photographers loved working with her.

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