Look into my eyes: Novak casts her spell on an unsuspecting James Stewart. Bell, Book and Candle was released on Christmas Day 1958, and was a hit. Today we’d call it a romcom, as Gillian sets her sights on Stewart’s New York publishing executive Shep Henderson, but it had an altogether dark flavour. For one thing, Shep is due to marry his fiancée Merle on Christmas Day. For another, Gillian – along with her eccentric aunt Queenie (played by the original Bride of Frankenstein, Elsa Lanchester) and her brother Nicky, a superb turn by Jack Lemmon – is a witch.
Kim Novak, You are a legend and speaking out make you even more of a legend. Your films and artwork are expressions of how talented you are. I have been a fan for many years. Stay healthy and don’t let the ugly people tear you down. Sincerely Mrs. Shirley Kraft. Love you Kim, always thought your acting was great! Loved Bell, Book and Candle. Loved you as an example of a progressive female. Wish I could afford your art, it is equal to your acting ability. carol hardy says: April 18, 2014 at 5:12 pm.
Marilyn Pauline "Kim" Novak (born February 13, 1933) is a retired American film and television actress. She began her film career in 1954 after signing with Columbia Pictures. There she starred in a string of movies, among them the well received Picnic (1955). She later starred in such films as The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Pal Joey (1957).
Kim Novak in Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958). Find this Pin and more on Movies by Dorothy Greenhalgh. Kim Novak in "Bell, Book and Candle" (1958). When a man makes a witch cry, she is in love and she loses her powers.
The future Kim Novak was born Marilyn Novak in 1933, in Chicago. A teenage model, Novak entered a few beauty contests, but she was hardly eyes-on-the-prize about it. She worked all manner of after-school odd jobs - dental assistant, dime store clerk, elevator operator. When she was 20, she earned the role of Miss Deepfreeze, and embarked on a national tour posing with refrigerators.
Kim Novak, Hollywood legend, speaks with LIFE. com about what it was like to appear in LIFE magazine when she was an up-and-coming actress. Eyes right is executed with almost military precision by dining car males aboard New York-bound 20th Century Limited as Kim eases into a seat. Leonard McCombe-The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images. Eyes right is executed with almost military precision by dining car males aboard New York-bound 20th. I Was in LIFE': Kim Novak Remembers.
I truly appreciate your interest in my art work. Warm wishes and sweet dreams, Kim Novak.
1. Well, I'm Czech, but Polish, Czech, no matter, it's my name. 2. I'm an emotional person. 3. The head of publicity of the Hollywood studio where I was first under contract told me: "You're a piece of meat, that's all". 5. Sometimes I'll catch a movie on TV - something that's beautifully acted and directed - and I'll cry my eyes out thinking: "I wish I'd done that one!" But then it passes. The next day I'll go out in nature and paint a picture and be truly excited.