Joyce Reynolds, a Warner Bros. contract player in the 1940s, goes for a ride on some Burbank streets. The Detroit-born actress, who has just ten film credits on her resume, is 97 now. She started off with a small role in the James Cagney classic Yankee Doodle Dandy, played Samuel Clemens’ daughter, Clara, in The Adventures of Mark Twain, and had the title role in the musical Janie, directed by Michael Curtiz. This Bert Longworth publicity photo was released by the studio in time for her turn in the 1942 Jack Benny comedy George Washington Slept Here.
Here’s the verso: “Authorities predict that the advent of gas rationing will bring hordes of bicyclists out on the road. Scores of arrests have already been made of cyclists who violate traffic ordinances. Joyce Reynolds, featured in Warner Bros.’ ‘GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE,’ demonstrates the importance of riding close to the curb.”