Kim Novak : For about a decade; then the quality of her movies really dropped.

For about a decade; then the quality of her movies really dropped.

Mid 1950s to mid 1960s sh 111c e worked with major leading men (Lemon, Stewart and Sinatra) she also worked with A-list directors (Wilder, Hitchcock and Preminger).
Then turkey, turkey, turkey!
Anyone figure out why?

"It's the system, Lara. People will be different after the Revolution."

Re: For about a decade; then the quality of her movies really dropped.

In the "Quotes" section of her IMDb page, she primarily attributes the lack of decent roles/films for her in the 60's to the death of Harry Cohn, who had a major role in shaping her developing career through the 50's. The info regarding this is interesting and well worth reading.
Nonetheless, she started moving away from Hollywood becsuse of the lack of good roles she was offered. She began to focus more on her painting and, very importantly, her love of horses and the equestrian life. That's how she met the man she is apparently still married to, an equestrian vet, who she cane to kniw when he treated her horses.
It's a great story that she wound up taking her life in a direction other than Hollywood and has lived a fulfilling life completely outside of the Hollywood
bubble. I'd attribute her marital stability to that life choice because, as we know, Hollywood has a habit of destroying marriages . . .
She's only gotten back in the public eye through being asked to be a presentor at functions such as The Oscars
(2012) and at the now annual TMC Festival each Spring. I can never forgive the totally unkind, disgusting comments Trump tweeted about her looks at that 2012 Oscar event. Just so sad --- and 'deplorable' on his part. What a shameful person he is for such unkindness . . . We all age -- some better than others -- but she was an exceptionally unusual, beautiful woman in her
younger years . . . That's how most of us will 'see' her in our minds, as it should
be. She seems a very delicate, kind soul.
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