But you know what's amazing? You know when you're young and someone aged forty looks awfully old to you? I never realized how young [Alexander] Korda was ... Ohhh, but I love all these pictures to do with the production. I've never seen any of them. And here I am climbing up a ladder to get on top of the pink elephant! Ohhh, good Lord! Mary Morris! Doesn't she look marvelous here? Beautiful. Oh and, heavens, Rex Ingram. And there's me bicycling on the set. That's my bicycle, the one I rode to and from location on every day, with the lights out. But it didn't look that beautiful on the screen, did it? The sets? There's something about these black-and-white pictures that is beautiful. Well, and Georges Perinal's camera work.
Kobal, John. People Will Talk. New York: Knopf, 1985: 581-2.
This quote is doubling as a birthday post when originally sent out. Miss Duprez was born May 14, 1918. In addition to The Thief of Bagdad she's best known for her work in films such as The Four Feathers (1939), None But the Lonely Heart (1944), and And Then There Were None (1945). Below she is pictured on a tobacco card with co-star John Clements in The Four Feathers.