Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Young woman with a pencil



She's Jean Arthur, as Clarissa Saunders, in Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). Her pencil appears to be an Eagle Mikado. (How can one tell? By the distinctive band on the ferrule, not quite visible in this soft-focus shot.) After Pearl Harbor, the Mikado was renamed Mirado.

Related posts
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Red-headed woman with reporter's notebook

comments: 3

Tom the Piper's Son said...

Who's lookin at the pencil?!

Michael Leddy said...

Oh yeah, the pencil. Beautiful women and stationery supplies, competing for one's attention!

Here's another, Tom. I added the link in the post too:

Red-headed woman with reporter's notebook

Stefan said...

With two allusions to her in recent posts, I thought you might enjoy a sample from Robbie Fulk's homage to Jean Arthur:

"Her talent was not the kind
Learned at some school for actors
Her beauty might stump the minds
Of all the experts at Max Factor"