Jean as Joan

Jean as Joan

Otto Preminger died on this day in 1986 at age 80. He discovered Marshalltown, Iowa native and future Twee super-icon Jean Seberg during an 18,000 strong casting call in search of an actress to portray Joan of Arc for his 1957 biopic Saint Joan. The film flopped but at least their next collaboration Bonjour Tristesse brought Seberg to Paris where she would later fall in with Jen Luc Godard and Jean Paul Belmondo. Seberg allegedly killed herself in 1979, convinced government agencies were harassing her for her left wing politics, but she lives on today and forever in the hearts of internet conspiracy theorists and all Twees especially those with pixie cuts.


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