Mary Beth Hughes is up for some “outdoor bicycling” in this photo from 1939. The 20-year-old actress had just signed on with MGM. The next year she went over to 20th Century Fox, and then, in 1943, over the Hollywood hills to Universal. Among her nearly 100 film credits, mostly westerns, thrillers and other B’s, The Ox-Bow Incident and Inner Sanctum stand out.
Here’s the snipe: “KEEP THAT SCHOOLGIRL FIGURE… And no better way is found than outdoor bicycling. Se declares Mary Beth Hughes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer actress who makes her screen debut with Jeanette MacDonald in ‘Broadway Serenade.’
- A running start peps up the circulation.”