Some major upsets occurred in the 40’s era second round yesterday. The biggest being Vivien Leigh losing to Gene Tierney. Leigh, who made it to the final four last year, had no answer for Tierney. After leading early on day one, Leigh lost momentum and could not keep pace. Tierney quieted all the naysayers who didn’t think she had a chance at all of taking down Scarlett O’Hara. Well she did..and quite convincingly, might I add.
Kate ponders what happened in her loss to Olivia yesterday
How did the ‘great’ Kate Hepburn do? Not too good. Hepburn lost to Olivia de Havilland and like Leigh, led early after the first day. But then Olivia started making her move, overtook Kate and never looked back. So looks like Melanie and not Scarlett will be continuing on in the tourney.
So three big actresses have now been eliminated and sent home. And Leigh makes the first final four contender to not make it back to the dance. We’ll see how Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood and Irene Dunne fare in their matches for the rest of the tourney.