Friday Glam Spam: Kim Novak

Kim Novak

(February 13, 1933)

Image Sources: Doctor Macro (1, 5); Music2MyEars (2, 4); wikiFeet (3); LIFE (6)


  1. I just watched my copy of Vertigo today, then saw your post. Kim Novak was just gorgeous in that movie (when she played the Madeline part — of course she looked pretty slutty as Judy, which was intentional I know). I remember hearing she did not like the white coat with black scarf that she wore in part of the movie, but Hitchcock insisted. Kim was definitely wrong — she looked spectacular in that.

  2. My two favorite Kim Novak films, and the two in which I thought she was most breathtakingly stunning, are “Vertigo” (as the pseudo Madeline Elster) and “Bell Book and Candle.” Here’s a link to cut and paste…a b&w photo of Kim on the set of “Vertigo” w/Hitch…listening intently…

  3. Page

     /  February 15, 2011

    I love your photo choices! Kim Novak isn’t one of my favorite actresses but I agree with Eve that her performance in Vertigo was top notch. Perhaps if there was 36 hours in a day I would revisit some of Novak’s work and give her a second chance to ‘wow’ me.
    I hope you had a nice Valentines Day!


  4. Page

     /  February 15, 2011

    Please forgive me for addressing you as Becky! I had just read an email from her and apparently she’s still on my mind.

    I promise I haven’t completely lost my mind.


    • Haha, no problem, Page! Novak isn’t one of my top actresses either but I love Bell, Book and Candle so I wanted to honor her birthday.

  5. Loved your incredible pics of Kim! She didn’t get a lot of good parts, but gave a vulnerable performance in PICNIC and was excellent in VERTIGO.

  6. Wonderful! I love the one of Kim in the flowered dress. It almost makes me think of a dress Grace Kelly in “Rear Window.”

    Sometimes I forget how truely beautiful Kim was. Alot of times it seems her sexiness was emphazied, but then I remember to look past that and see her beauty.

    Love these Glam Spams!

    • Thanks so much for your comment! I’m a total sucker for dress photos where the lady is sitting on the floor with the dress spread all around her like a Christmas tree skirt; if I can find one of the particular actress I am spotlighting I’ll almost always include it. Just such a pretty way to photograph a skirt!

  7. I Love Kim Novak’s Photographs over the years from 1954-91 with the great movies includes The Notorious Landlady,The Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d as Lola Brewster who had a the infamous catfight with Marie Rudd played by Elizabeth Taylor also Kim’s outstanding wonderful performance in Alfred Hichcock’s classic thriller Vertigo with the late James Stewart as John(Scottie)Ferguson,a retired policeman,Pal Joey alongside Rita Hayworth & Frank Sinatra and for the finale in I’ll Take Romance in Jeanne Eagels with co-star Jeff Chandler and my favourite film from the all time greats is W.Somerset Maugham’s Of Human Bondage in 1964.

    I Admire Kim Novak’s Photographs are the original pictures and I won’t forget the great original American Actress icon is the lovely Kim Novak.

    Terry Christie
    from Sunderland
    Tyne & Wear

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