Barbara Stanwyck photographed in a gown by Edith Head for The Lady Eve, 1941
To most of us who have worked with Stanwyck she is the all time best actress - very considerate to her co-workers. The American Society of Cinematographers is comprised of the top directors of photography in the world and, at a recent meeting, one of our members was moaning about his star giving him a bad time and trying to be difficult. A half dozen voices called to him: "Have her take a lesson from Barbara Stanwyck!" In the early days, Mary Pickford was known as "America's Sweetheart" - and by the same token, Barbara Stanwyck was and still is The Sweetheart of the Motion Picture Industry.
- Ray Rennahan