The Brightest Star of the Golden Age of Hollywood
An inspiration throughout the Depression, a beacon of hope in WWII - in 1930s and 1940s Hollywood, Deanna Durbin's radient onscreen presence and luminous voice enthralled millions from around the world.
“Deanna Durbin's movies are about innocence and sweetness. They're from a different time and a different place. Outside the movie house, there was Depression, poverty, war, death, and loss. Audiences then were willing to pretend, to enter into a game of escape. No one really thought that the world was like a Deanna Durbin movie, they just wanted to pretend it was for about an hour and a half.”
― Jeanine Basinger, The Star Machine