Tuulikki Paananen

Tuulikki Paananen on the cover of Suomi-Filmin Uuisaitta

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Tuulikki Paananen

Tuulikki Paananen is all glamour in her cover photo for Suomi-Film Uutisaitta, but her papers also provide a behind-the-scenes look at the hard work of being an actress.

The detailed letter from an agent to the 23 year old Paananen covers many aspects of her developing career, such as changing her name, public relations, and her appearance - including how not to look too “Busty.”  Both the letter and her contract with Paramount Pictures emphasize grooming her appearance, rather than developing her acting, and suggests how actresses were judged and managed.

1939

Tuulikki Paananen papers, Immigration History Research Center Archives

University of Minnesota Libraries




Tuulikki Paananen contract with Paramount

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Tuulikki Paananen Contract with Paramount

Written by Paramount Pictures

1938

Letter to Tuulikki Paananen regarding her contract

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Letter to Tuulikki Paananen Regarding her Contract

Written by Leland Hayward and John McCormick

1938

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