Moody Poolside

Jean Simmons Photographed by Baron c. 1953

mandy forlenza sticos color story for jean simmons

Color stories hit me with one photograph.  This is Jean Simmons, a British actress and trained dancer who was best known for a dozen or so films in the 1950s.  I adore the aqua pool, the full circle skirt dress, her white dog looking straight into the camera and brown house and stone surrounding the pool.  Possibly my favorite touches of color are her sepia toned lips which pick up a few flowers of the same tone in the distance.

Photo by Baron circa 1953.  Found via a scan on Sophia’s Flickr stream.