“The camera goes right through the skin. The camera brings out what you are, and in her case, there was always a kind of a humanity that she had in all of the things that she played . . . I think she made movies that have never worn off their splendor.” — Peter Viertel, Kerr’s husband
Author: Penelope Andrew
Penelope Andrew has written film, art, and book reviews for the Huffington Post, Critical Women on Film, WBAI.org, WestView News, and other print and online publications. She is also a member of the Women Film Critics Circle. A certified psychoanalytic psychotherapist, she maintains a private practice in New York City. Penny would like to thank Jo Botting, Fiction Curator at BFI; Debarah Harbuck; and author David Kaufman for their invaluable assistance in writing about Deborah Kerr.