Mitchell Leisen in Variety Girl

This is really just for those of you who might want to know what the famously queer Mitchell Leisen, great director of Easy LivingMidnightHold Back the Dawn and so many other classics, looked like. At the time of his appearance here in Variety Girl in 1947  he was Paramount’s top director second only to C.B. DE Mille, who also makes an appearance. Their status is the reason for their presence in the film. Mitchell’s would sadly change, too soon and for the worse:

 

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