Hand dyed yarns for the tattooed sailor in all of us.
There is one scene in Remember the Day that does not so much advance the plot as attest to Claudette’s artistic ability. Nora has developed a close rapport with the student who will grow up to run for president. Since the boy is obsessed with sailing, Nora demonstrates her knowledge of ships by illustrating on a chalkboard the difference between a barque and a brig. With another actress, King might have to cut from Nora at the chalkboard to a shot of a hand - sketching the ships with a piece of chalk - that would be added in post production. With Claudette, King did not have to cut. The camera stayed on Claudette, who handles the chalk as if she were a trained artist (which she was), sketching the ships as she describes its features, timing her comparison so that it ends with the last stroke of the chalk.
- Claudette Colbert: She Walked in Beauty
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